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Teens Experience Thailand in Style on Month Long Adventures

Offering teens an extraordinary balance between cultural exchange and adventure travel, Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) announced its newest destinatioan, a 30-day Thailand trip. Highlights of this month-long adventure include a trek to hill-tribe villages, white-water rafting on the Pai River, SCUBA certification off the tropical island of Ko Tao, kayaking among deserted tropical islands, and guided exploration of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

ARCC, which specializes in teen travel, has carefully prepared an itinerary guaranteed to make this an amazing adventure and life-changing trip for its guests. Travelers experience unique interaction with local people in a variety of settings. Buddhist monks discuss Buddhist principles and philosophy during an overnight stay at a monastery near Bangkok. Hill-tribe natives share their culture as participants spend the night in these remote villages. In Chiang Mai, a local chef teaches students how to prepare several savory Thai dishes. Young Thai children bubble over with enthusiasm when American teens help teach them English as part of a community service project.

And while these cultural activities expand participants' minds, their bodies certainly aren't idle. The Thailand trip includes a range of physical adventures as well, including whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, SCUBA diving, and elephant riding.

"Our Thailand adventure truly provides a view of Thailand from the inside," says ARCC President Scott von Eschen. "It can be a remarkable experience for an American teenager to spend the night in a Buddhist monastery or ride an elephant in a remote jungle village. Students come away from an adventure like this with broadened horizons and a greater appreciation of a different culture."

Adventures Cross-Country offers teenagers fun, safe and educational adventure travel programs to the world's most stunning wilderness destinations. Multi-activity adventures include backpacking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain biking in some of the world's most spectacular natural settings.

For more information about all of Adventures Cross-Country's programs, call 1-800-767-2722 or visit www.adventurescrosscountry.com

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