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Program #10910RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 17 — Jan 25, 2015

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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 Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, 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 available 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
2015 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $125.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


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

Dinner: Welcome Dinner- Ilima Café, lobby level

Evening: Introductions with members of the group

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 Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, 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 available 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
2015 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $125.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, January 18 - Orientation/Hawaiian Culture Class/Queen Emma's P...
Orientation/Hawaiian Culture Class/Queen Emma's Palace & Bishop Museum/Evening Class

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Ilima Cafe

Morning: Hawaiian Culture Class: “Eia Hawaii, He Moku, He Kanaka” (Here is Hawaii, an island, a human). Field Trip: Hanaiakamalama (Queen Emma Summer Palace) - A museum of rare artifacts and personal belongings of Hawaii’s royalty. Queen Emma (1836-1885) became Queen Consort upon her marriage to Kamehameha IV in 1856.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at Bishop Museum

Afternoon: Field trip 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. Docent-Guided visit of museum, and free time to explore on your own.

Dinner: On your own to explore local eateries

Evening: Optional Class: "Date of Infamy"

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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 Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, 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 available 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
2015 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $125.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, January 19 - Oahu's East End
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Ilima Cafe

Morning: Program orientation and Introductory. Field Trip: Oahu's spectacular east end which will take you along a coastal road providing spectacular views of the ocean and the Koolau Mountains (including views towards Molokai, weather permitting). The scenic route will take us by Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and Halona Blowhole.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at the beach

Afternoon: Field Trip: Visit Kawainui Marsh, the site of many heiau (ancient temples) and home to a number of endangered birds, fish, and Hawaiian plants. A scenic bus trip over the historic Nuuanu Pali will return you to the hotel.

Dinner: Hula Grill Restaurant with beautiful views 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 Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, 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 available 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
2015 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $125.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, January 20 - Free Day
Breakfast: On your own to explore local eateries

Morning: Free day to explore individual interests. You may wish to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center as an optional free time activity at a specially-arranged reduced rate (see notes section and purchase form attached). You may also want to consider a visit to one of many free time activities such as: Iolani Palace the official residence of King David Kalakaua (1882-1891) and Queen Lili`uokalani (1891-1893), the last monarchs of Hawaii; or snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve designated as a State Underwater Park and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State.

Lunch: On your own to explore local eateries

Afternoon: Free day continues

Dinner: On your own to explore local eateries

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

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 Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, 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 available 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
2015 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $125.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, January 21 - Class: Island Formation/USS Arizona Memorial/Punc...
Class: Island Formation/USS Arizona Memorial/Punchbowl/Hawaiian Cultural Event

Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Learn about how the Hawaiian Islands came to be while attending morning class: "Island Formation". Field Trip to the USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park - View a historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, and explore the museum and book shop.

Lunch: Local restaurant overlooking Pearl Harbor

Afternoon: Field Trip: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in a dramatic natural setting in extinct Puowaina crater which was formed 75,000 to 100,000 years ago.

Dinner: at a local restaurant

Evening: Enjoy an evening with a local Hawaiian cultural organization, sharing music, crafts and aloha.

Lodging: Waikiki Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 minute drive from several lovely beaches (shuttles available or cars can be rented from airport - hotel has a free shuttle to airport). There is a large shopping mall across the street.

Contact info:
170 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732 USA
phone: 808-877-0051
web: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Thursday, January 22 - Fly to Maui/Iao Valley State Park/Class: Hawaii’s...
Fly to Maui/Iao Valley State Park/Class: Hawaii’s Humpback Whale Behavior

Note: Iao Valley field trip: scenic drive with interpretation on bus. When you reach the the park, there is an option of climbing 131 stairs to the top or staying at the bottom at the visitor's center or on the bus.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Ilima Cafe

Morning: Check out of hotel and transfer to airport for a short 30 minute flight to Maui

Lunch: Picnic lunch in beautiful Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens. The park features structures representative of Hawai`i’s cultural heritage.

Afternoon: Field trip to Iao Valley State Park – Lush green Iao Valley is a sacred site to the Hawaiian people and is the historic location of a fierce battle between Maui warriors and the army of Kamehameha I. We'll discuss the area's natural and cultural history.

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room, second floor.

Evening: Class: Hawaii’s Humpback Whale Behavior

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 minute drive from several lovely beaches (shuttles available or cars can be rented from airport - hotel has a free shuttle to airport). There is a large shopping mall across the street.

Contact info:
170 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732 USA
phone: 808-877-0051
web: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Friday, January 23 - Class: A Changing Maui/Lahaina
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Class: Where Did Everybody Come From? After class, the group departs for a trip to Lahaina, on Maui's west side.

Lunch: Explore Lahaina's restaurants on your own

Afternoon: Free time to explore Lahaina. Suggested activity: Lahaina Walking Tour (tickets provided) – self-guided walk through historic Lahaina. Learn about the colorful past of this old whaling town and its history as the first capital of Hawai`i as you visit sites on the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s walking tour of cultural and historic sites.

Dinner: Lahaina Fish Company located on Front Street overlooking the ocean.

Evening: Return to hotel in Kahului and free evening

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 minute drive from several lovely beaches (shuttles available or cars can be rented from airport - hotel has a free shuttle to airport). There is a large shopping mall across the street.

Contact info:
170 Kaahumanu Avenue
Kahului, Maui, HI 96732 USA
phone: 808-877-0051
web: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eight: Saturday, January 24 - Maui Ocean Center/Hawaiian Lei Making/Aloha (Fare...
Maui Ocean Center/Hawaiian Lei Making/Aloha (Farewell) Dinner/Aloha Program

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field trip : Maui Ocean Center - This state-of-the-art marine park is dedicated to fostering understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. Its collections include spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), elusive garden eels, majestic lionfish, the colorful Hawaiian wrasse, green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Lunch: Seascape Restaurant at Maui Ocean Center

Afternoon: Have a lesson in Hawaiian Lei making where you will learn how to string your very own fresh flower lei to wear to dinner and your Aloha Program.

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Sunday, January 25 - Program End/Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet- Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Hotel check out and independent departures before noon. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys! Aloha!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
Maui Nui Botanical GardensGarden Tours Available: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, weekly, 150 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Tours cover the natural history, conservation and ethnobotanical uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants as well as the Gardens' projects in these areas. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 808-249-2798.
For additional information, visit: www.mnbg.org
Ulalena - Maui TheatreUlalena is a fabulously unique theatrical experience staged at Maui Theatre in historic Lahaina Town. An original presentation which has been acclaimed by critics as masterful, exhilarating and surprising. Ulalena tells the story of Hawaii through visual expression, song, acrobatics and dance. 878 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui Toll Free (877) 661 6655 or (808) 661 6655 Doors open daily at 6pm, Monday - Friday Prices start at $60.
For additional information, visit: www.ulalena.com
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 Iolani 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 Kalanianaole 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. 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 AquariumThe Waikiki Aquarium's exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 3,500 marine animals in our exhibits represent more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants. Every year, 330,000 people including 30,000 school age children visit. It has been designated as the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership. 2777 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Phone: (808)923-9741 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily (facility closes at 5:00 p.m.)
For additional information, visit: http://www.waquarium.org/
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:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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8 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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