South Asia, Southeast Asia, & Oceania

 
 

India (May 11, 2019 - May 19, 2019)

Trip Leaders: Satsheel Redkar, Nikita Garg

Welcome to a land where modernism meets tradition. Where the cultures are vast and no amount of time is enough to explore the depths and richness of history and heritage. Where religions, languages, customs and ancestry combine to form one of the most diverse civilizations in the world. Welcome to India.

Start off exploring the country's capital. Explore the remnants of the Mughal dynasty, with a taste of 21st century India. Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the greatest tributes to love in the history of mankind. Then fly north to Rishikesh to experience the religious heartland of India, experience the famous Ganga Aarti, and get your hair wet with some white water rafting. End with maximum city, Mumbai, which is the financial capital of India and also hosts Asia's largest slum.

Even as you begin to scratch the surface of this diverse country- take away a lifetime of memories and friends. You will keep coming back for more.



11 May (Saturday) Arrive in Delhi/Stay in Delhi — See Red Fort, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, evening drinks/clubbing at Kitty Su/Privee

12 May (Sunday) Stay in Delhi — Humayun's Tomb and other local sightseeing, Lunch at Indian Accent, dinner with CBS alums

13 May (Monday) Head to Agra / Stay in Agra — Visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar's Tomb and local markets

14 May (Tuesday) Stay in Agra

15 May (Wednesday) Fly to Rishikesh (via Delhi) / Stay in Rishikesh Visit Ganga Ghat in the evening

16 May (Thursday) Stay in Rishikesh — White water rafting, Yoga session

17 May (Friday) Fly to Mumbai/ Stay in Mumbai — Evening by Gateway of India, Bar Hopping

18 May (Saturday) Stay in Mumbai — Dharavi, Dinner with India Admits

19 May (Sunday) Fly out of India


Expected Cost (per individual) - $1,349.00

Sign up deadline: Four weeks prior to trip start date (all sign-ups after this will move on to a waitlist and be confirmed subject to availability).

*** Please note airfare/visa costs are not included in these estimates - this will greatly vary depending on where individuals are coming from.

 

Australia (May 5, 2019 - May 11, 2019)

Trip Leader: Jessica Crossfield, JCrossfield 21@gsb.columbia.edu

Welcome to Australia, and the beginning of CBS World Tour 2019!


This 6-day trip will start in Sydney - the jewel city in the southern hemisphere. We'll tour the beautiful Sydney Opera House, spend an evening with CBS alumni at a happy hour in the Rocks, a trendy neighborhood near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hang out at the famous Bondi Beach.

Next, we'll fly to Queensland to tour the beautiful Whitsunday Islands through a three-day sailing trip. We'll visit Whitehaven Beach, hike to Hill Inlet Lookout, and snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef!



Sunday, May 5 Happy Hour at Opera & Group Dinner

Monday, May 6 Bondi Beach day - Icebergs, Bondi to Coogee Walk; Group Dinner

Tuesday, May 7 Opera House tour, museums, happy hour with CBS alumni

Wednesday, May 8 Sydney to Airlie Beach

Thursday, May 9 Depart for sailing trip at 2 PM

Friday, May 10 Sailing Trip - Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, diving

Saturday, May 11 Return to Airlie Beach at 11:30 AM, take 5:40 PM flight to Sydney or stay and fly out Sunday


Expected Cost (per individual) - $ 1,715.00

Sign up deadline: April 1, 2019

*** Please note airfare/visa costs are not included in these estimates - this will greatly vary depending on where individuals are coming from.

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Thailand (May 28, 2019 - June 3, 2019)

Trip Leader: Tor Tanachote

Welcome to Thailand, a place to explore different activities in early CBS Worldtour 2019!

We will begin our trip by visiting Phuket, a beautiful town with resorts, restaurants, and beaches. We will visit landmarks and nice local market. Then we will spend a night seeing cultural show at Siam Niramit.

Then, we will spend two days exploring islands and famous viewpoints around Phang Nga and Maya Bay areas.

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In the last two days, we will spend our weekend in Bangkok and Ayutthaya, where we will explore Thai cultures, food, and historic places. We will explore Thai heritage in Bangkok and historic places in Ayutthaya. We will end the trip by spending weekend chilling while enjoying city tour before transferring to other destinations.

Tuesday, May 28 Arrive in Bangkok. Welcome dinner & bonding.

Wednesday, May 29 Transportation to Phuket. Visit Big Buddha, Chalong Temple, Phuket Town, Siam Nimarit Show.

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Thursday, May 30 Day trip to Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi Island Trip.

Friday, May 31 Day trip to Maya Bay & Khai Island. Transportation to Bangkok.

Saturday, June1 Day trip to Aytthaya.

Sunday, June 2 Bangkok City Tour.

Saturday, June 3 Flights to next destination


Expected Cost (per individual) - $ 890.00

Sign up deadline: Four weeks prior to trip start date (all sign-ups after this will move on to a waitlist and be confirmed subject to availability).

*** Please note airfare/visa costs are not included in these estimates - this will greatly vary depending on where individuals are coming from.