Bangkok, BangkokThailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

VolunTour: Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, BangkokThailand

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

VolunTour: Bangkok, Thailand

Spend 2 full days making a difference at a home for disabled children in Bangkok as you do activities & play with the children.

About Your Trip

On this VolunTour to Bangkok for guests ages 8 years and older, show your Heart to Serve with WorldVentures Foundation™ and The Friends for Asia Foundation to improve the lives of children living in a home for disabled children.

During your VolunTour, you will work alongside our partners to interact with the children in small groups where you will play games, do fun activities and more.

VolunTours are professionally planned, guided trips that put volunteers to work beautifying communities, building infrastructure and brightening the lives of children. You will participate in a child-serving project as you become immersed in the culture.

At a Glance:
• While children ages 16 years and younger in Thailand are supposed to attend school, there are few schools that cater specifically to children with special needs.
• Disabled children are typically placed in group homes due to the financial strain they place on their families who cannot afford to provide 24-hour care and assistance.
• Polls by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler consistently rank Bangkok one of the best cities in the world to visit and explore. This VolunTour will allow you to discover Bangkok’s gems for yourself on a full-day tour of the city and surrounding area after your 2 full days of service.
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What's Included

Your VolunTour includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as:
• The opportunity to serve with The Friends for Asia Foundation to help better the lives of local children; includes transportation.
• Full-day tour of a floating market, Maeklong Railway Market and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, plus a Chao Phraya River evening cruise; includes transportation.
• 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support Team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), approximately 21 miles (34 kilometers) away, a drive of about an hour. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to the hotel on November 14 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The hotel to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) on November 18 at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by October 31.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by October 7.

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Destination

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, a vibrant and culturally rich city that combines modern skyscrapers with traditional Buddhist temples. It’s also renowned for picture-perfect, traditional floating markets — lively shopping venues full of boats selling clothing, souvenirs, flowers, and more that are reminiscent of a time when the area was considered the Venice of Asia. Visitors are attracted to its astonishing cultural monuments, sophisticated cuisine and electrifying atmosphere.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representative at the arrivals lobby at Gate 4 for your transfer to the hotel (representative available from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to the hotel at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel. Dinner will be an international or Western-style buffet with unlimited soft drinks in a private room, or a joint international buffet with 1 complimentary soft drink at the hotel restaurant, depending on the number of guests. Entertainment will also be included, depending on the number of guests.

Day 2

6-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Full day of volunteering at a local children’s home for the disabled; includes lunch and transportation.
• 8:30-9 a.m.: Gather in the hotel lobby and depart for your day of service.
• 9:30-10 a.m.: Arrive at the project site and participate in introductions, orientation and an ice-breaker activity.
• 10-11 a.m.: Play games and do activities with the children in small groups.
• 11 a.m. – noon: Prepare, serve and eat lunch with the children.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Clean the cafeteria area and escort the children back to the play areas.
• 1-2 p.m.: Enjoy drawing and singing activities in small groups.
• 2-2:30 p.m.: Snack break.
• 2:30-3 p.m.: Start cleaning up the cafeteria area, then gather for speeches and photographs with the children.
• 3 p.m.: Take a photo with the entire group.
• 3:15 p.m.: Depart from the facility and transfer back to the hotel.
• 4 p.m.: Arrive at the hotel.
The rest of the day and evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3

6-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Full day of volunteering at a local children’s home for the disabled; includes lunch and transportation.
• 8:30-9 a.m.: Gather in the hotel lobby and depart for your day of service.
• 9:30-10 a.m.: Arrive at the project site and participate in introductions, orientation and an ice-breaker activity.
• 10-11 a.m.: Play games and do activities with the children in small groups.
• 11 a.m. – noon: Prepare, serve and eat lunch with the children.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Clean the cafeteria area and escort the children back to the play areas.
• 1-2 p.m.: Enjoy drawing and singing activities in small groups.
• 2-2:30 p.m.: Snack break.
• 2:30-3 p.m.: Start cleaning up the cafeteria area, then gather for speeches and photographs with the children.
• 3 p.m.: Take a photo with the entire group.
• 3:15 p.m.: Depart from the facility and transfer back to the hotel.
• 4 p.m.: Arrive at the hotel.
The rest of the day and evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 4

6-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of a floating market, Maeklong Railway Market and Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, plus a Chao Phraya River evening cruise; includes lunch, dinner and transportation.
• 8 a.m. – noon: Visit one of the city’s vibrant floating markets, then stop at the world-famous Maeklong Railway Market — located right on a train line, this market folds up out of the way when a train passes through!
• Noon – 2 p.m.: Lunch at a local restaurant.
• 2-4 p.m.: Visit Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, a beautiful white marble palace.
• 4-6 p.m.: Transfer back to Bangkok.
• 6-9:30 p.m.: Farewell dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
• 9:30 p.m.: Arrive at the hotel.

Day 5

6-10 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom is set in the central business and entertainment district of Bangkok. Its location provides an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions, including nearby Asiatique The Riverfront, an open-air night market established in 1907, which features more than 1,000 venues for shopping and eating. Complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle service drops guests off at the Surasak BTS Station.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 2 bars, 1 poolside bar and room service.
• Indoor pool, indoor kid’s pool, outdoor pool and outdoor kid’s pool.
• Fitness center, sauna, steam room and males-only whirlpool.
• Massage services available (at your own expense).
• Tennis court.

Deluxe Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available for a fee; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• In-room temperature control.
• Private bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, bidet, hairdryer, telephone and more.
• Pillow menu.
• Bathrobe and slippers to use during your stay.
• Iron and ironing board.
• Flat-screen television with premium satellite channels, DVD player and more.
• In-room safe.
• Complimentary bottled water.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom
981 Silom Road
Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Children ages 8 years and older, accompanied by a paid parent or legal guardian, are welcome on this VolunTour.See the Policies section for pricing and booking details.

At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

A signed WorldVentures Foundation VolunTour Release will be required to participate in this VolunTour. Please download the waiver.

Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance from the vendor of their choice. Proof of insurance must be received 4 weeks prior to travel. Please read for more information.

Reminder: Do not book your flight for this trip until you receive our confirmation email. Your VolunTour will be confirmed after we have reached a minimum booking of 10 people.

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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than October 7 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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