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9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for Jun 17 — Jun 25, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, June 17 - Program Registration/Welcome & Introductions
Afternoon: Independent arrivals to hotel. Program Registration and hotel check-in.

Dinner: Welcome Dinner- Ilima Café, lobby level

Evening: Welcome & Introductions

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, June 18 - Surfing & Outrigger Canoe Wave Riding/Waikiki Aqu...
Note: Approximate 15 - 20 minute walk along Waikiki Beach to Aquarium on flat, sidewalks. 10 minute walk to beach for surfing.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet - Ilima Cafe

Morning: Enjoy instruction from Waikiki's famous "beachboys" in popular local beach activities including surfing, outrigger canoe wave-riding, and optional boogie boarding. No experience necessary or expected - great fun for grandparent and grandchild alike!

Lunch: Return to the hotel for lunch.

Afternoon: First we'll have a presentation on Hawai`i’s Coral Reefs at the hotel before walking over, along beautiful Waikiki Beach, the Waikiki Aquarium. As “Hawaii’s Window on the Sea,” the Aquarium features exhibits on Hawaiian and South Pacific Marine Communities, Fisheries & Conservation, Sharks, Diversity & Adaptation, Corals, and Monk Seals!

Dinner: Dinner- Cheeseburger in Paradise. A great place for a burger right on Kalakaua Avenue!

Evening: Free evening to explore more of Waikiki.

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, June 19 - Submarine Adventure/Bishop Museum/Lava Making Dem...
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet - Ilima Cafe

Morning: Ride an open-air trolley through Waikiki to our underwater adventure. Explore the underwater ocean world off Waikiki in a passenger submarine that will dive up to 100 feet where the marine environment, including tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, reefs, sunken ships, and other underwater artifacts will be seen (as the animals are in their natural habitat, what you will see varies from trip to trip). Continue on to Bishop Museum. Designated the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Bishop Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Hawaii and its place in the Pacific. After a docent-guided visit of the museum, there will be time for lunch.

Lunch: At the Bishop Museum.

Afternoon: While at the Bishop Museum's Science Center, see a demonstration of lava making. Head back to the hotel's swimming pool for snorkeling instruction and practice.

Dinner: Ilima Café- lobby level

Evening: Optional Local Evening Activity: Enjoy a unique local “tradition”, the Honolulu Zoo’s Summer Concert Series featuring a Hawaiian band.

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, June 20 - USS Arizona Memorial/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet - Ilima Cafe

Morning: Field Trip: USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park (please note that for security reasons no purses or bags of any sort, including camera bags, may be taken to the Arizona Memorial). View historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, explore the museum and book shop.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own for a chance to explore and choose from the variety of eateries.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore on your own. Suggestions for optional activities include: Diamond Head Hike- Hike up famous Diamond Head (Leahi) culminating with a fabulous view of the entire southwest portion of the island. (Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen and bring water bottle, hat, rain gear, camera, etc.) - (Hike - 1.5 miles, elevation gain - 560 ft.) Please note: the park entrance closes at 4:30 pm.

Dinner: At a local restaurant

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapi`olani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi availalbe in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See rates in comments section
2013 Double/Single Rates: $120.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $110.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, June 21 - Snorkeling/Polynesian Cultural Center/Alii Luau D...
Snorkeling/Polynesian Cultural Center/Alii Luau Dinner/Polynesian Cultural Show

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet - Ilima Cafe

Morning: Depart on bus for the North Shore via the East side of the island. Enroute, we will pass Diamond Head, Halona Blowhole, and breathtaking views. Snorkel at Kaiona Beach, which is located at the south end of Waimanalo Bay on O`ahu’s windward (eastern) coast. Showers and bathroom with changing room are available

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the beach

Afternoon: Located in the town of Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center showcases the cultures of Polynesia, including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, the Marquesas, New Zealand, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and Hawaii. You will have free time to walk around (or take the canoes) and explore the different Polynesian villages.

Dinner: Experience a taste of local cuisine at this buffet dinner at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Evening: Attend the Polynesian Cultural Center's spectacular evening show - “Ha: the Breath of Life” for a look at dance and music of Polynesia.

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Situated on quiet and tranquil Keauhou Bay, sits The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 22 acre oceanfront resort. The resort features many recreational facilities, including a system of multilevel pools, including a 200-foot lava slide, two spa tubs, and a sandy-bottomed children's pool, as well as being in close proximity to numerous golf courses and ocean activities. The full-service Ho'ola Spa (means "healing" in Hawaiian) is truly a place of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The 3,200-square foot spa facility was built with Hawaiian simplicity, yet has an air of distinct luxury. Indulge in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage or hot pohaku (stone) massage treatments. From the hair and nail salon to the vichy showers to the oceanfront treatment patios, Ho'ola Spa will add the perfect touch of indulgence to every visit. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.

Contact info:
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA
phone: 808-930-4900
web: www.sheratonkona.com

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, balcony, private bath, shower, cable/pay TV/video games, coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet access, iron, ironing board, in room safe, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, In room Wi-Fi (additional fee), and direct dial telephone/data port/voice mail.

Facility amenities: This 4-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge, Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a coffee shop/café. There is also a bar/lounge, barber/beauty shop, gift shop, laundry service, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Saturday, June 22 - Surfing & Catamaran Ride/Fly to Kona, Big Island
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet at the hotel

Morning: Part II of your surfing instruction from the Waikiki beachboys. Enjoy a catamaran ride offshore and get a coastal view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.

Lunch: At hotel after check-out.

Afternoon: Depart the hotel for Honolulu International Airport. Take a short flight to Kona and arrive at hotel for check in.

Dinner: At the hotel restaurant

Evening: Free Evening to relax

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Situated on quiet and tranquil Keauhou Bay, sits The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 22 acre oceanfront resort. The resort features many recreational facilities, including a system of multilevel pools, including a 200-foot lava slide, two spa tubs, and a sandy-bottomed children's pool, as well as being in close proximity to numerous golf courses and ocean activities. The full-service Ho'ola Spa (means "healing" in Hawaiian) is truly a place of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The 3,200-square foot spa facility was built with Hawaiian simplicity, yet has an air of distinct luxury. Indulge in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage or hot pohaku (stone) massage treatments. From the hair and nail salon to the vichy showers to the oceanfront treatment patios, Ho'ola Spa will add the perfect touch of indulgence to every visit. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.

Contact info:
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA
phone: 808-930-4900
web: www.sheratonkona.com

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, balcony, private bath, shower, cable/pay TV/video games, coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet access, iron, ironing board, in room safe, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, In room Wi-Fi (additional fee), and direct dial telephone/data port/voice mail.

Facility amenities: This 4-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge, Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a coffee shop/café. There is also a bar/lounge, barber/beauty shop, gift shop, laundry service, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Sunday, June 23 - Snorkeling & Tidepool Exploration
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Start your day with a class that introduces you to the marine environment of Kona and the Big Island of Hawaii. Next, embark on a guided exploration of tidepools and snorkeling at Kahaluu Bay, one of the best snorkeling and swimming spots near Kailua-Kona. Sea turtles frequently swim here and often are up close with snorkelers. Please do not touch the turtles as they are protected and you may be fined.

Lunch: Lunch on own

Afternoon: Return to the hotel for a free afternoon to relax or explore the Kona area. There are historic sites of interest, shops, restaurants and more. A farmer's market is open most days of the week.

Dinner: At the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free Evening to relax or explore the area.

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Situated on quiet and tranquil Keauhou Bay, sits The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 22 acre oceanfront resort. The resort features many recreational facilities, including a system of multilevel pools, including a 200-foot lava slide, two spa tubs, and a sandy-bottomed children's pool, as well as being in close proximity to numerous golf courses and ocean activities. The full-service Ho'ola Spa (means "healing" in Hawaiian) is truly a place of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The 3,200-square foot spa facility was built with Hawaiian simplicity, yet has an air of distinct luxury. Indulge in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage or hot pohaku (stone) massage treatments. From the hair and nail salon to the vichy showers to the oceanfront treatment patios, Ho'ola Spa will add the perfect touch of indulgence to every visit. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.

Contact info:
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA
phone: 808-930-4900
web: www.sheratonkona.com

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, balcony, private bath, shower, cable/pay TV/video games, coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet access, iron, ironing board, in room safe, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, In room Wi-Fi (additional fee), and direct dial telephone/data port/voice mail.

Facility amenities: This 4-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge, Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a coffee shop/café. There is also a bar/lounge, barber/beauty shop, gift shop, laundry service, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eight: Monday, June 24 - Kohala Coast Snorkel & Sail/Fishpond Exploration/...
Kohala Coast Snorkel & Sail/Fishpond Exploration/Private Backyard Luau/Cultural Event

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Depart on a catamaran for a remote bay along the Kohala coast. Learn about the marine life while snorkeling - weather permitting.

Lunch: Deli-sandwich lunch aboard the catamaran.

Afternoon: Return to shore, take some time to shower and clean up. Depart north to Hawi for a unique cultural experience.

Dinner: This afternoon the group will experience a backyard luau with a local family. Learn about preparation and cooking in an imu for a luau.

Evening: This traditional cultural event includes local stories, imu (underground oven) preparation and cooking, local plant life, hula, music, and other cultural activities. Please understand that these types of experiences are a rare treat and may not be possible at the time the group visits.

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Tuesday, June 25 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Program ends after breakfast at the hotel. Hotel check out by 11 am and independent departures. Aloha!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Hulihee PalaceBuilt in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, Hulihee Palace remained until 1916 a retreat and vacation spa for Hawaiian royalty. The Palace is now a museum, displaying historical treasures from Hawaii's past including a collection of former Hawaiian royalty furniture and effects, as well as ancient artifacts. In 1925, the palace was purchased by the Territory of Hawaii and turned over to the Daughters of Hawaii, an organization dedicated to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and of historic facts. 75-5718 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 Tel: (808) 329-1877 Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-4pm Adults: $6.00 Seniors: $4.00
For additional information, visit: www.huliheepalace.org
Kahua RanchKahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. It is a working ranch with cattle and sheep ranching, hydroponic greenhouses, and also offers visitor related activities including ATV and horseback tours, paniolo bbq, shooting range, and hiking. Reservation Information: Phone:(808) 882-4646 Fax:(808) 882-4444
For additional information, visit: www.kahuaranch.com/
Kona Coffee Plantation and Factory TourAlmost everyone has heard about the magnificent taste of hand-picked Kona coffee. Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on a narrow strip of land in the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona. Nearly 600 farms share space in this 20-mile-long, 2-mile-wide coffee-rich corridor. Island Sun Coffee or Greenwell Farms are a couple of farms that offer a plantation tour and tasting for a unique sightseeing and educational experience.
For additional information, visit: www.konacoffeefest.com/vendors.html
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Diamond HeadDiamond Head State Monument is a true gem on Oahu. Actually named Leahi by Hawaiians, it received its more well known name in the late 1700’s when British seamen saw calcite crystals sparkling in the sunshine and thought they had found diamonds. A hike to the top of Diamond Head takes about an hour over a well-worn path. The summit offers a spectacular 365-degree view of Oahu and is a must trip for photography enthusiasts. Oahu District Office, Hawaii State Parks P.O. Box 621 Honolulu, HI 96809 Tel: 808-587-0300 Open: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Year round.
For additional information, visit: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15
Discover Historic HonoluluLocated in the heart of Honolulu you'll find many of Hawaii's most historic buildings including the Hiilani Palace home to Hawaii's last monarchs and the only palace on U.S. soil. You'll also want to visit the Hawaii State Capitol, the Kamehameha I Statue, Kawaiahao Church -the first Christian church in Hawaii, the Mission Houses Museum and the Old Federal Building. All of historic Honolulu is within walking distance of downtown parking at the equally famous Aloha Tower.
For additional information, visit: www.honolulu.gov/moca/historichonolulu.htm
Hanauma BayHanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii and is dedicated to safeguarding the fragile marine life in the Bay. It is one of the more popular recreational swimming, snorkeling and picnicking areas on O`ahu. The bay itself is legally designated as a State Underwater Park and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State. 7455 Kalaniana`ole Highway. (Enter Hanauma Bay Education Center off the main coastal road Kalanaianaole Highway Route 72 near the eastern tip of Oahu). Pre-recorded Information: (808) 396-4229. Open daily from 6:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. except on Tuesdays.
For additional information, visit: www1.honolulu.gov/parks/facility/hanaumabay
Honolulu ZooThe Honolulu Zoo covers 42 lush, shady acres at the Diamond Head end of Waikîkî. It features some special exhibits such as the Nene (the Hawai`i state bird), native Hawaiian forest birds, and the highlight of the zoo, the Kabuni Reserve. The African savanna covers 12-acres where animals roam freely behind disguised barriers in 30 different habitats. The zoo is located near Kapiolani Park at the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua Avenue. Up against the zoo fence, local artists display their paintings and crafts. 151 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Tel: 808-971-7171 Hours: 9:00 am-4:30 pm daily
For additional information, visit: www.honoluluzoo.org
Shop in Waikiki and in the Greater Honolulu AreaWaikiki is a great place to shop and offers prestigious retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as more modest stores such as the ever-present ABC Stores and the world-famous International Market Place. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center contains 150 stores and restaurants on four levels. Ala Moana Shopping Center, located in the heart of Honolulu, is one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the world with more than 200 stores to meet your every need. The Center is recognized as having the flagship stores for most major international, national and local retailers. Other nearby malls in Honolulu to shop at include Aloha Tower Marketplace; Ward Warehouse and Ward Center, across from Fisherman’s Wharf; and Kahala Mall in Kahala.
Waikiki at NightAt night Waikiki is an exuberant world of shops, bistros and neon lights, alive with people, and complete with amusing street entertainers. Often heralded as the ambassadors of aloha, these musicians, singers, mimes, drummers, and a myriad of other performers give Waikiki a local color and ambience found nowhere else in the Hawaiian Islands. Street performers start about 8pm and ends about 10pm.

Important information about your itinerary:
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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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