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Flight Information

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 4 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, YOU CAN SAFELY PURCHASE FLIGHTS AND FORWARD THE FLIGHT ITINERARY TO travel@discovercorps.com.

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

Fly into/depart from Chiang Mai International Airport (Airport code CNX)

  • You can arrive between 7:30am and 11:30pm the day your trip begins, ideally in time for the welcome dinner.

  • Depart between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm on the day your trip ends.

Flights stopping in Bangkok (BKK) to arrive in Chiang Mai (CNX), should allow at least 2.5 hours to transfer flights (ample time to go through customs, etc.)

Meeting point: Upon arrival in Thailand, you will meet the Discover Corps Representative at the Starbucks Coffee in the arrivals section of the Chiang Mai airport, they will be holding a Discover Corps sign.

Bangkok Extension:

  • Arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport on the first day between 7:30am and 11:30pm for the Thailand: The Elephant Experience trip.

  • 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 Chiang Mai is included in the price of the supplement

Phuket Extension:

  • Arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport on the first day between 7:30am and 11:30pm for the Thailand: The Elephant Experience trip.

  • Depart Phuket International Airport (HKT) on the last day of the trip anytime after 1:30 pm. You'll be taking a ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Phuket on this final day

The one-way domestic flight from Chiang Mai is included in the price of the supplement

Angkor Wat Extension:

  • Arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport on the first day between 7:30am and 11:30pm for the Thailand: The Elephant Experience trip.

  • Depart from Siem Reap, Cambodia (REP) on the last day of the extension anytime after 4pm

The one-way flight from Chiang Mai is included in the price of the supplement

Early Arrival/Late Departure

Discover Corps recommends that you arrive a day prior to avoid any flight delays or cancelations. If you decide to arrive a day prior to the trip start date, you can book an early night at the hotel directly. If you arrive outside of the Discover Corps program, you are responsible for the transfer from the airport to the hotel. This is where we'll be staying for the first few nights in Chiang Mai. We can request that you be in the same room but we cannot guarantee it.

Preferred Hotel: Viang Thapae Resort

If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please complete this form here with your arrangements.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps' dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at Wings Travel. Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

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

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call (346) 396-4538. Our representative, Melanie Carter, is available 6am-3pm PST.

  • Get a quote by Email: Email our representative Melanie Carter at Melanie.Carter@wings.travel with the details below and she will be in touch with a quote.

  • Please have the following in hand when you are booking your flights:

    • Exact trip arrival and departure dates (including any extensions that you are taking)

    • Arrival and departure airports

    • Confirmation that your trip is guaranteed to run

COVID-19 Requirements


Per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result taken within 72 OR an at-home antigen test within 24 hours of traveling.


We highly recommend checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.

  1. Take your PCR test within 72 hours prior to travel OR your at-home antigen test within 24 hours prior to travel .

  2. Provide Discover Corps with negative test results before departure by emailing a photo of your results to travel@discovercorps.com

  3. Travel with negative results (if required by the country for entry, if not there is no need to travel with results).


If you have any questions please reach out to your Travel Specialist at Discover Corps (619)-722-8454

As of July 1, 2022, the Thai Pass is NO LONGER REQUIRED.