Thailand’s Best Trip Prep

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2019 trip blogs

Each trip has its own blog where we post written and photo updates from our trip leaders and students. Please click below to access the Thailand’s Best trip blog:

Preparing for physical activity

Bold Earth is designed as an active camp for teenagers. We recommend regular aerobic exercise for at least a month before departing on your trip. Walking, jogging, swimming, or riding a bike are all great ways to increase your fitness to get the most out of your Bold Earth experience.


Transportation to and from the adventure is the responsibility of the family. However, because flights to Thailand can be limited, Bold Earth requires all students to meet at the Denver International Airport (DEN) in Colorado, and then we fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (BKK) together.

If your student is not traveling from the U.S., and it’s more convenient to book another flight, please contact us for a specific arrival and departure window for Bangkok.

As per airline regulations, we greet every student who flies as an unaccompanied minor at the gate. For all other, non-UM students, please follow your group off the plane down to baggage claim, where one or both of our trip leaders will be waiting. Students will call home as soon as they meet with our group and gather their baggage.

*Please do not book flights until your child has been officially accepted and enrolled on the Thailand’s Best trip.

Packing List

Download the Thailand packing list here.