See the magnificent Grand Palace, reclining Buddha in Wat Pho temple, Bangkok canals, Thai Theater performance, National Museum full of Thailand’s treasures, Golden Mountain Temple & much more. Visit the ancient temple complex of Sukhothai -- Thailand’s equivalent of Angor Wat. In depth tour of Ayutthaya (Historic Capital City), including Royal Palaces, Temples with Thailand’s largest Buddha image, and other priceless treasures. Visit two Thai National Parks: Khao Yai National Park (elephants and hornbills) and the largest, Kaeng Krachan, with its rich forest environment. Spend time at a beautiful beach resort, Cha’am. Visit a waterfall area near Burma & some of the ethnic tribes and the famous bridge over the River Kwai. Optional trip to Angkor Wat.
[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]
See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter
- February 12 - 28, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
- March 7 - 14, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra Singles
Highlights include Everglades National Park, many varieties of birds, alligators, turtles, snakes and many other wild creatures. We might even see some manatees and American crocodiles. Visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo to view the reef on a glass bottom boat, swim and or maybe even snorkel. Key West is one of the destinations with opportunities galore to enjoy the shops, museums, and historical places and/or take advantage of the tours, etc available. We will even stop at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key and the History of Diving Museum on upper Matecumbe Key in Islamorada.
- March 18 - April 1, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Verdugo Hills Group
15 day trip to Cuba: experience the island while you exchange thoughts and ideas with the Cuban people. Full-time schedule of cultural and educational exchange with the Cuban people, with special emphasis on ecology and the environment. Visit Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Camaguey, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Las Terrazas.Marimar Travel & Tours
- May 22 - 28, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Land pre-tour extension to the Celebrity Millennium Discovery Voyage Alaska May 29 to June 5, 2015. Experience the Call of the Wild on a seven night/eight day fully escorted charter coach trip from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali National Park and back to Anchorage for a fun slice of urban life, Alaska style. Relaxed pace to enjoy beautiful wilderness lodging, hiking adventures, spectacular scenery and wildlife.Donna Specht
- May 29 - June 5, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Cruise travels South, boarding at Seward, AK and ending in Vancouver, B.C. Explore the Mighty Hubbard Glacier and the Icy Straight where John Muir paddled his canoe along the coast and where we can still see the richness of the Tlingit culture in nearby Hoonah.
- June 5 - 7, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Treat yourself to an unforgettable weekend getaway in Vancouver.Take a gondola ride up to Grouse Mountain and hike the Alpine meadows and enjoy spectacular views. Walk across Capilano Suspension Bridge high above the canyon floor surrounded by coastal rain forest. Next day, take a short bus and ferry ride across to Vancouver Island. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens and Victoria, a lovely seaside city with Old-English Victorian charm. Board the Hop-on Hop-Off Trolley for Vancouver sightseeing and stroll the beautiful Stanley Park.
- June 9 - July 4, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Group
This unique long-distance hiking experience is so popular, we are repeating the pilgrimage along the Via Podiensis. The first written account of the walk from Le Puy en Velay to Santiago dates from the 10th century, more than one thousand years ago! It takes us 25 days to walk from Le Puy to Moissac with a daily average of about 11 miles; however, it may be possible to join the small group for only part of the way. Anybody thinking of walking to Santiago de Compostela ought to consider beginning the journey in Le Puy.Helen Maurer
- July 26 - August 1, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra Singles
Wikipedia describes Oregon as: “…diverse, with windswept Pacific beaches, volcano-studded Cascade Mountains, abundant waterfalls, dense evergreen forests, ... and high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin."Mike Sappingfield
- August 1 - 11, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
Land and cruise tour of Panama. Spend time on a catamaran cruising through the Panama Canal, stopping at various ports in and around the canal area. Visit Taboga Island, known as the “Island of Flowers,” with its birds of paradise, orchids, and other tropical species. Pass through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, experiencing the thrill of these engineering marvels, then on to the Gaillard Cut and Gatun Lake. Enjoy a nature walk at San Lorenzo National Park to view its diverse flora and fauna and some of its picturesque coastline, Visit old Panama City, the Anton Valley, and the Gamboa area with Soberania National Park.
- October 3 - 11, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra Singles
Join us for this 9 day, 8 night fly-drive excursion to the wonders of New England in the fall.
Highlights will be exploring the Freedom Trail in Boston, including visits to Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill, and visiting key historical sites such as Concord, Lexington, Walden Pond, and Plimoth Plantation. In following days, we will explore the fall colors of New Hampshire and Vermont. Highlights will be covered bridges, walks along wilderness streams, Ben and Jerry's Factory, Mt. Washington via the cog rail, and others. We will finish the trip with a visit to Maine with stops in Freeport to visit the 24 hour flagship LL Bean store, lighthouses and Acadia National Park.Mike Sappingfield
- October 8 - 21, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
See seldom visited sights in Yunnan, pandas, Shangri La, several UNESCO world heritage sites & scenic areas and ethnic peoples of Southern China. See the town of Dali, and the ancient city of Lijiang.Fred Dong