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Journey through exotic lands rich in history, culture, and adventure on this Southeast Asian student tour through Thailand and Vietnam. Teens will get to explore the public markets, pristine beaches and traditional villages of these beautiful countries. Marvel at the waters of Ha Long Bay, care for elephants for a day in Chiang Mai, snorkel in Koh Phi Phi, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An and so much more. In small, tight-knit groups, participants on this teen summer program will bond with each other and grow through new experiences. With the combination of adventure, cultural exchange and new friendships there’s no question that this will be a summer you will never forget!
Experience new cultures and thrilling activities in a smaller, tight-knit travel group.
This program requires an open mind to experience a different culture, new foods and new surroundings.
Basic hotels and one overnight train with private cabins.
Air-conditioned, professionally-driven vehicles and one overnight train.
A professional guide accompanies the group to assist, educate and immerse the students into the local culture.
On this program, all airfare is arranged by Westcoast Connection.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Includes all recreation & activities listed.
Up to 24 participants.
The I Residence hotel features a rooftop restaurant, swimming pool and sundeck with city views of Bangkok. The central location makes it easy to get around and the perfect place to start and conclude your journey in the Land of the Smiles!
Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Ana Park Hotel is a relaxing, centrally-located property featuring a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi access, and delicious breakfast options.
The Peace Laguna Resort stands out with a stylish combination of tropical lifestyle and contemporary design set in striking natural surroundings. You will enjoy the swimming pool, spa, open-air lobby, and free Wi-Fi.
The Larosa Hotel is a welcoming and comfortable start to our time in Vietnam. The hotel's rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Centrally located and close to the waterfront, the City Bay Palace Hotel has Wi-Fi and air conditioning and a large rooftop terrace for the group to meet and spend time together.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Surrounded by shops and restaurants, the Gem Riverside Hoi An Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Nha Trang Beach. Rooms have Wi-Fi and the hotel has a beautiful pool.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Surrounded by shops and restaurants, the BIDV Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Nha Trang Beach. Rooms have Wi-Fi and a rooftop pool with sundeck and city views.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Queen Ann Hotel is centrally located and just minutes from the bustling Ben Thanh Market, every room is air-conditioned and has Wi-Fi.
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.
What if I need to contact my teen during the program?
Participants may bring their cell phones so parents may call and message their kids directly. You may also contact our Communication Centers which serve as the official link between programs on the road and parents. We are staffed every day during the summer and have somebody on call for after hours emergencies ready to assist you 24/7.
What is the difference between an Active Teen Tour and a Global Adventure program?
Our Active Teen Tours offer larger group sizes (generally 35-48 participants) and travel in deluxe motor coaches. Accommodations include quality hotels and fun college residences.
Global Adventures are smaller group experiences (generally up to 26 participants). Groups travel by private motor coaches and occasional public transportation internationally, and use passenger vans in the USA. While these programs have a slightly bigger focus on adventure travel, we stay in quality hotels and lodges, always ensuring a good night’s rest.