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CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA

Kayaking Three Rivers: Explore Florida's Nature Coast From the Water Up

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Program #2176RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Equipment Requirements
Outdoor Clothing, small pack/duffel for belongings in Kayak, beach towel, shoes that can get wet, rain gear, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, zip lock bags, insect repellent.

Itinerary for Mar 1 — Mar 6, 2015

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Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 01 - Orientation/ Kayaking Review/Dinner/Lecture
Afternoon: Orientation at the Hotel Meeting Room. Introductions of the participants, the weekly schedule, and question/answer period.Kayak review by the Kayaking Instructors. All course work including the river trips throughout the week relate to the program.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel .

Evening: Lecture

Lodging: The Plantation Golf Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 02 - Kayaking at Rainbow River .
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast

Morning: Depart from the hotel on a van for kayaking at Rainbow River The Rainbow River is located in Dunnellon, Florida, which is in the southwest corner of Marion County Florida, about 20 miles southwest of Ocala, 100 miles northwest of Orlando and 100 miles north of the Tampa Bay area. The Rainbow River is formed by a first magnitude spring (Rainbow Springs) that is ranked fourth in the state for volume of discharge. In addition to the springs located at the headwaters, there are many smaller springs that discharge from numerous caves, rock crevices, and sand boils the entire length of the river.

Lunch: Lunch at a rest spot on the river

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

Lodging: The Plantation Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 03 - Visit the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park/ ...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Visit the Homossassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees, some of which are treated at the park before being released into the wild. Visitors can get close to the animals on a floating observatory. Black bears, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American alligators, and river otters can also been seen in the park. The park is also home to the hippopotamus Lu, famously known for his performances in many movies for the past 40 years.

Lunch: Lunch at the Park

Afternoon: Free Afternoon/ Options will be discussed by your group leader

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

Lodging: The Plantation Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 04 - Kayaking at Chassahowitzka River/ Dinner
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast

Morning: Depart from the hotel for kayaking at Chassahowitzka River. Because of its nearly pristine, natural condition, the Chassahowitzka River is one of the more scenic rivers in Florida. Accessible only by boat or kayak, the Chassahowitzka River is one of the state's Outstanding Florida Waters. Because of its natural importance to Florida, it received this designation and was given special protection to maintain its existing water quality conditions.

Lunch: Lunch at a rest spot on the river.

Afternoon: Kayaking trip. Returning to the hotel in time for dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant.

Lodging: The Plantation Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: http://www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 05 - Kayaking at Silver River
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast.

Morning: Depart from the hotel for Kayaking at Silver River. The Silver River is one of the most beautiful and peaceful rivers you will ever paddle. You will explore, up-close, the breathtaking beauty of the Silver Springs State Park by taking to the water in the kayaks

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at the Park

Afternoon: Continuing Kayaking Trip ,Returning to the hotel in time for dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

Lodging: The Plantation Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 06 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast

Morning: Independent Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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