2019/2020 Term Two: Asia

TERM TWO ITINERARY

Hanoi • Ha Long Bay • Ho Chi Minh City • Siem Reap • Luang Prabang • Mekong River Cruise • Chiang Rai • Ko Lanta • Ayutthaya


Explore the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, be awed by sacred temples in Cambodia and Thailand, trek through spectacular mountain scenery, and take a riverboat cruise from Laos to Thailand. During Term Two of Global High School, you’ll experience fascinating cultures, ancient ceremonies, astounding architecture, and modern city life.

The journey begins in Vietnam’s second largest city, Hanoi, a bustling metropolis often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’ due to its large collection of French colonial architecture. The city is hugely popular with tourists and is bursting with arts, culture, museums, shopping, and theatre. Take a walking tour into the city’s French Quarter and be amazed at the beauty of the Hanoi Opera House and the National Museum of Vietnamese History.

Taking a breather from the city life, we’ll board a two-day overnight boat cruise that will wind its way to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to 1600 limestone islands, enormous caves, beaches, and wildlife.

Rested and relaxed, we’ll venture over 1,000km south to the country’s capital and largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City. A fast-paced and rapidly evolving city, it is a mix of old and new, with 19th-century buildings side-by-side with sleek modern skyscrapers, temples, and pagodas. Ho Chi Minh city is renowned for its famous night-markets and delicious street food – the perfect place to fill up before heading into the lush jungles of Cambodia.

Step out of the city and into the lush jungles of Cambodia, The centrally-located Siem Reap will be your home base, as you travel to the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat, and surrounding monuments – from Ta Prohm, a temple enveloped in huge tree roots; to Bayon, decorated with huge carved smiling faces. Before you leave the country, take time to visit the Landmine Museum and learn about the horrifying history of the Khmer Rouge.

Dive back into the ancient world in Laos, and the town of Luang Prabang. Tour the most spectacular Buddhist temples, see shrines decorated in gold, covered in intricate carvings and inhabited by orange-clad monks, and get your thrills on a zip line through the jungle and a hike to stunning waterfalls.

Leave the roads behind and take the scenic route to Thailand on a boat cruise along the Mekong River. Start from the top in Chiang Rai Province, where we’ll trek into the surrounding hills to see tribal villages. Further south, you’ll discover the island of Ko Lanta. Spectacular white sand beaches stretch along the west sunset coast. Students will spend their days having class on the sand and snorkelling in the clear blue waters before heading back inland to the breathtaking Ayutthaya, where the ruins of the old city form an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues, the perfect place to bid farewell to an awesome term two in Asia.

FLIGHT DETAILS

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.

DateAirline/Flight #DepartureArrival
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Air Canada flight 15
Depart Toronto 9:50 am
Arrive Hong Kong 1:25 pm, October 18
Friday, October 18, 2019
Air Canada flight 9791
Depart Hong Kong 5:45 pm
Arrive Hanoi 6:55 pm
Friday, December 6, 2019
Air Canada flight 9764


Depart Bangkok 11:40 am
Arrive Hong Kong 3:30 pm

Friday, December 6, 2019
Air Canada flight 16
Depart Hong Kong 4:30 pm
Arrive Toronto 6:20 pm

Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Coming soon…

October 17 – December 6, 2019

Travel Services
(Incl. Taxes & Fees)
$10,075
Tuition, Supervision and Health and Wellness$6,520
Total Fee:
$16,595*
or use your Aeroplan Points

Courses

GRADE 11:

  • English (ENG3U)
  • Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology(HSP3U)

GRADE 12:

  • English (ENG4U)
  • International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M)
  • World Cultures (HSC4M)
  • Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (HSE4M)
  • Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)

Included in your Program:

 

Hiking
Mekong River Cruise
Zip lining
Angkor Wat
And more

Included in this program:

  • Ha Long Bay boat tour and Cu Chi Tunnels tour
  • Visits to the Temples of Angkor
  • Zip lining, Mekong River cruise, snorkelling, hiking & trekking

Accommodations

Hanoi: La Suite Hotel in Hanoi

Ha Long Bay: Oriental Sail Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City: Blue Diamond Hotel

Siem Reap: Salasara Hotel

Luang Prabang: Sanakeo Boutique Hotel

Chiang Rai: Maryo Resort

Ko Lanta: Southern Lanta Resort

Ayutthaya: Krungsri River Hotel

Other Terms

See what destinations, courses and excursions we offer on the other terms:

Term 1

Term 3

Term 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Full Year

*Plus $495 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $1,095.00** in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change. Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.

**Plus Cancellation and/or Medical Insurance fees (if selected)**