Thailand & Cambodia

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
What is not included in the tour price?
Are these "educational" tours?
How do we travel while on Tour?
What are our accommodations like?
What about weather?
When is payment due?
Is medical insurance required?
What meals are included?
What should I take on the tour?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

Each group is limited to 16 participants. Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. They allow for more interaction and personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with dinner on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); bottled drinking water throughout the trip; all internal transportation; airport transfers on day 1 and departure day (i.e. the last day of the ElderTreks tour); all day trips and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary; tips for hotels (porterage), national guide, driver, restaurants and spot guides; services of a trip leader.

 

What is not included in the tour price?

International flights, tips to ElderTreks tour leader, alcoholic drinks, visas and travel insurance.

 

Are these "educational" tours?

Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, "educational". We visit many historical sites and have discussions on a variety of topics of Thai or Cambodian history and culture, but this is only one aspect of what we do. We believe that it is equally educational to meet new people on a non-commercial basis, visit their homes, and even try to learn a few words in the local language. Sometimes the most "educational" moments are spent wandering around a morning market.

 

How do we travel while on Tour?

All land transportation is included in the land price of the trip. We have our own air-conditioned vehicles for road travel; we fly from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Bangkok, Bangkok to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to Bangkok. Additional modes of transportation include elephant, raft, bicycle and foot.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We always stay in good accommodations — both hotels and guesthouses, where each room has a private shower or bath. The accommodations have been chosen on the basis of location and atmosphere. Please note: for those choosing the trekking option, accommodation is for one night in a local family home, using foam pads and sleeping bags, without indoor bathroom facilities or electricity. Our night on the Kwae Noi rafts does not have the benefit of electricity.

 

What about weather?

Most of our tours to Thailand take place between the months of November to February, or the cool dry season in Thailand.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or £300 GBP (plus insurance if you want it) is due as soon as you decide to go and will reserve your place on the tour. Payment in full of the land cost is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and these are outlined in the "Terms and Conditions" section of our brochure.

 

Is medical insurance required?

Insurance coverage is not included in the cost of your trip. Please note that medical insurance is not required for this adventure but is recommended. ElderTreks offers comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as possible.

 

What meals are included?

All meals are included, starting with dinner on day 1, finishing with breakfast on departure day. Other than breakfasts at our guesthouse or hotel, we will be eating at local restaurants and food stalls, where there is always a full selection of vegetables, chicken, beef, fish or shrimp. In many cases, we simply order a number of dishes, and all share — "Thai or Cambodian style".

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed "What to Take" list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked the trip.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over en route, come in a few days early, or extend your stay.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

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