At See Asia Differently we believe that underpinning an education with travel broadens the mind of today’s pupils and opens them up to new, informative and hands on experiences.
We carefully select and create relevant experiences for your students and incorporate these with stimulating local guides, clean and comfortable accommodation and the assurance of a safe and controlled environment. Our previous success in designing and managing educational packages includes work with international schools, corporate organisations and University groups.
Our educational trips can cover as many as six of Asia’s most enchanting destinations; Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia. With over 30 years experience and a passion for delivering life-enhancing, informative and authentic experiences, See Asia Differently is the ideal choice for your next educational trip.
How we work with you
From start to finish you will work with a dedicated tour coordinator who will tailor make your school’s trip to your exact specifications. Our tour coordinator will work alongside you by phone, Skype and email to ensure that you and your students get the most out of an educational trip with us. We understand the extra pressure on staff when organising a school expedition and so we will make the process as easy for you as possible.
Our Educational Tours can cover a wide range of subjects and we will build a personalised program to include the experiences that you feel are most suitable for your students. With our guidance and support, you can build the perfect school expedition.
|History||Golf||Yoga & Wellness|
|Art||Horse Riding||Duke of Edingburgh|
|Food Technology||Biking||NGO Volunteering|
|Biology / Wildlife||Football||Team Building|
Duke of Edinburgh Award
We can also work alongside your school to create a number of suitable Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award programs.
We primarily look to offer the opportunity for groups to complete the Residential section of their ‘Gold award’, which can be achieved through either teaching English or working in a village helping the local community for a week. It is also possible to do Bronze, Silver and Gold treks in Asia for those who want to try something a little different.
We are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism and all of our Educational Tours are designed with the local people and the culture of the country in mind. We also know that when visiting Asia, many groups wish to give something back to disadvantaged people in the community or experience hands-on volunteering. That’s why we have teamed up with various NGO’s and schools to give you and your group the opportunity to help local people; whether that’s through a donation, volunteering or setting up a longer term partnership.
Our tailor made tours ensure that your group gets the most out of the trip from both an educational and enjoyment perspective. Whether you want your students to learn about European colonialism or endangered wildlife, Buddhism or Royal dynasties, the Vietnam War or how to make a Rendang curry, a tailor made See Asia Differently experience make all of this possible and more. The itinerary below is just an example of the type of Educational Tour we can provide.
Example School Itinerary (Cambodia)
Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Your group will be met at Siem Reap international airport by your personal Cambodia trip manager and transported to your hotel for check in. Your tour manager will accompany you on the bus back to the hotel and provide the group with some initial information on Cambodia. Once the group arrives at the hotel – bags will be left behind (our staff will manage the check in process). Students will have the opportunity to use the bathrooms and freshen up before heading out.
The group will then return to the hotel for dinner, followed by an introductory questions and answer session to help everyone settle in.
Day 2 to 4: Community Connections
Students will spend the mornings of this period at a local village within Siem Reap province each morning and help the local community on an agreed project. On the first day in the village, you will have an orientation tour. This is an opportunity for students to learn about life in Cambodia and the challenges faced by families in this community.
Day 2: Village life and Ta Prohm temple
Morning at the village.
Following the lesson, you will journey to Ta Prohm Temple, best known for its appearance in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider film, at around 4.30pm. You will experience the magic of Ta Prohm without the crowds and explore its enormous entwined trees and temples stones.
Day 3: Khmer culture
Morning at the village.
After a busy morning at the village and a free afternoon to relax and unwind, at 6pm your group will depart for a charming local restaurant for a private Khmer style dinner and Apsara Dance performance.
Day 4: Farewell dinner with families
Morning at the village.
Following the last day at the village, students and the village families will enjoy a delicious Khmer buffet dinner at a lovely rustic Cambodian Village House in the village.
Day 5: Alms and cycling
Rising early at 5:30am, your group will journey to a local rural village and witness the giving of alms as saffron monks wander through the village as the sun rises. This Buddhist ritual dates back thousands of years and is an incredibly important part of Khmer culture.
Should the students wish to take part in the ceremony your guide will prepare an appropriate offering for you. Please inform us in advance.
We finish the day by heading out on to the Tonle Sap lake for a dinner on board the Tara Boat. This is an opportunity for students to have a glimpse into traditional life on the great lake, including a talk by the guide and a questions and answer session.
Day 6: Temples & The Amazing Race
The morning will be spent further exploring the famous Angkor temples. The World Heritage listed Angkor Wat is the jewel of the Khmer Empire. Built over 900 years ago it is still the largest religious monument ever built. A guided tour through the incredible complex will bring Angkor to life. Students will learn about how the incredible temple was built, the people who lived around it and the stories of the gods and demons that adorn its walls.
We finish the final day of the tour with a BBQ dinner and Amazing Race prize presentation.
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