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PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, PLEASE INPUT YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FLIGHTS INTO THIS FORM.


We have very specific arrival and departure times for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

Arrival Flight

  • Arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the first day of the trip between 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Arrival outside of this window on the first day may require a supplemental transfer fee.
  • If you arrive early, we recommend staying at the Old Phuket Resort in Karon Beach in the days prior to the trip (this is where we will be staying for the first three nights).


Departure Flight

  • Due to the boat schedule from the Phi Phi Islands, there are different departure times based on the time of year you are traveling
  • Depart Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the last day of the trip anytime after 1:30 pm
  • December 2019 departures: Please note that you will need to depart on the last day of the trip anytime after 4pm due to altered ferry schedules.


If you are taking the Bangkok Extension:

  • Arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the first day between 10:00 am-8:00 pm for the Thailand Elephants Islands Expedition.
  • Depart Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) anytime after 6:00 pm on the last day of the extension. We recommend scheduling your departure flight as close to 6:00 pm as possible since there will only be one airport drop-off around 3:00 pm on the final day.
  • The one-way domestic flight from Phuket is included in the price of the supplement


If you are taking the Chiang Mai Extension:

  • Arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the first day between 10:00 am-8:00 pm for the Thailand: Elephants Islands Expedition trip.
  • Travelers can depart anytime on the last day of the extension from the Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) . The trip will end with breakfast on the last day; however, transfers can be made anytime of the day for your flight home.
  • The one-way domestic flight from Phuket is included in the price of the supplement


If you are taking the Angkor Wat Extension:

  • Arrive at Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the first day of the trip between 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Arrival outside of this window on the first day may require a supplemental transfer fee.
  • Depart from Siem Reap (REP) on the last day of the extension anytime after 4pm
  • The one-way domestic flight from Phuket is included in the price of the supplement

Book Your Flights

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To get a quote from StudentUniverse, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-6 EST M-F.
  • Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options
  • Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.
  • *Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone or via email. Booking via the dedicated website is $7 per person.

Map of the boat ride from Phi Phi Island to the Airport (~2 hours)