Term Two

Southeast Asia

TRAVEL JOURNAL

Term Two 2019 - students snorkelling in turqoise waters in Thailand

Greetings from Ayutthaya!

Greetings from Ayutthaya! Dear Parents, Last Wednesday, we took a large speed boat to a group of exotic islands made famous by the film industry, travel photographers and bloggers. We dipped into warm aqua lagoons and turquoise coves. There was snorkelling in three...
Term Two 2019 - students in front of the White Temple

Greetings from Krabi Thailand

Greetings from Krabi Thailand Dear Parents, The last day of excursions in Chiang Rai took us to temples and waterfalls so picturesque and breathtaking that you should see these moments through the eyes of our students. Here is one such vivid account by one of our GHS...
Term Two 2019 - students at the Pack Au Caves on the Mekong River

Cruising to Thailand

Cruising to Thailand Dear Parents, When Blyth Academy Global High School students study abroad, they witness how a culture operates from one day to the next. What becomes visible are the routine habits, customs, rituals and beliefs of everyday life. Although each...

STUDY ABROAD IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

About Term Two

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 capital and 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 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.

Itinerary

October 17th – December 6th, 2019*

Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap
Luang Prabang
Mekong River Cruise
Chiang Rai
Ko Lanta
Ayutthaya
*All dates are subject to change.

INCLUSIONS

Activities included in your program

hiking
hiking
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Zip Lining
Zip Lining
Mekong River Cruise
Mekong River Cruise
Ha Long Bay Boat Tour
Ha Long Bay Boat Tour
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Vatican
Included in your program: Colosseum
Included in your program: Sailing
Included in your program: Acropolis

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition & Supervision

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Departure taxes, fees & surcharges
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal & Vidigami
▸ Regular exercise activities
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.

private sailboat students will stay on

WHERE WE STAY

Accommodations

Hanoi: La Suite Hotel in Hanoi

Ha Long Bay: Oriental Sail Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City: Dyn Opera Hotel

Siem Reap: Salasara Hotel

Luang Prabang: Sanakeo Boutique Hotel

Chiang Rai: Maryo Resort

Ko Lanta: Southern Lanta Resort

Ayutthaya: Krungsri River Hotel

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Dear Future Student

This program is an experience of a lifetime! The teachers organize fun activities to mix in with school work so there is always something fun going on. This has been a very enjoyable time and I would do it again in a second!

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HOW WE GET THERE

Flight Details

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

Group flights are on a request basis. Please contact Admissions at 1-866-960-3552.

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

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

OPTIONALS

Optional Excursions

Term Two Optional Excursion - Ninh Binh Day Tour
Term Two Optional Excursion - Kayaking
Term Two Optional Excursion - Thai Cooking Class
Term Two Optional Excursion - Countryside Biking Tour
Term Two Optional Excursion - Elephant Sanctuary
Term Two Optional Excursion - Community Service
Term Two Optional Excursion - One Day Trekking

PROGRAM FEES
Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$8,980
Tuition & Supervision$7,520
Taxes & Fees$1,095
Total Fee:
$17,595*

CANCELLATION PROTECTION & MEDICAL INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)
Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.$495
Medical Insurance** - click for policy details.$125
Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package**$595

Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***

*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.

**Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.

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