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Hawaii's Humpback Whales and Marine Environment

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Program #12140RJ
7 Days | 6 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 Feb 10 — Feb 16, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 10 - Registration/Introductions
Afternoon: Arrival and check in.

Dinner: Hotel Restaurant

Evening: Introductions- Meet your fellow group members.

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 11 - Orientation/Class: Hawaii's Humpback Whales/Whale...
Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Orientation & Class: Introduction to Hawaii's Humpback Whales

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip – Expert-led Whale-Watch. From Maalaea, the group will board a boat in search of humpback whales. (Whale watching season is generally December/January-April/May.)

Dinner: Hotel Restaurant

Evening: Free Evening to explore or relax at the hotel

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 12 - Maui Ocean Center/Class: Coral Reefs & Fishes/Nat...
Maui Ocean Center/Class: Coral Reefs & Fishes/National Marine Sanctuary

Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Field Trip –Maui Ocean Center- A guided tour of this aquarium which is devoted to Hawaii's unique marine environment.

Lunch: Maui Ocean Center Restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip continues with class on Coral Reefs and Fishes at the Ocean Sciences Discovery Center.Next, visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and create your own fish-rubbing (an art form which is known as Gyotaku in Japan) and make a visit to a nearby beach for some swimming or whale watching.

Dinner: Hotel restaurant

Evening: Class: Origins of Hawaii's Natural Environment and Marine Life.

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 13 - Snorkel Cruise/Class: Hawaii's Dolphins
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast on boat

Morning: Field Trip: Expert-led Snorkel/Whale-watch to Molokini. Whale watch as the boat cruises toward Molokini. Learn about Hawaii's unique ocean ecology and enjoy snorkeling Maui's beautiful waters.

Lunch: Picnic lunch aboard boat

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Maui

Dinner: Hotel restaurant

Evening: Class: Hawaii's Dolphins

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 14 - Whalers Village Museum and Lahaina/Whale Watch
Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Field Trip - Visit Whalers Village Museum in Kaanapali then head to Lahaina. Free time to explore Lahaina and take a self-guided walking tour of this former whaling town and present home to many art galleries and shops featuring marine-themed art.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own to explore local eateries

Afternoon: Board a 50 foot sailing catamaran to go whale watching in the Auau channel (between Maui and Lanai).

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Evening: Free evening to enjoy Lahaina or relax at hotel.

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is conveniently located near the airport and program sites on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui. It is a 20 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: mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, refrigerator, color television, and in- room safe. Iron and Ironing boards are available from front desk.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool and pool deck, free parking, coin operated laundry, and a sundry shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $160.00 + tax per night.
Rate depends on room category (pricing shown is for deluxe room). Ask for Pacific Islands Institute (PII) Road Scholar rate. As the program typically uses deluxe rooms, you may want to book a deluxe room for your stay to avoid having to change rooms. Need credit card to confirm.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, February 15 - Tide Pools Exploration/Lei Making Class/Aloha (Fa...
Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Field Trip: Tide Pools, Beaches, and Hawaii’s Coastal Environment

Lunch: Picnic lunch

Afternoon: Return to Hotel for an afternoon Class: Lei Making. At this Lei Making Class you will string a lovely fresh flower lei for yourself or to give to someone else with a traditional Hawaiian "Aloha".

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Evening: Aloha Program

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, February 16 - End of Program
Breakfast: Hotel Restaurant

Morning: Independent departures before noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
Hale Kahiko MuseumHale Kahiko (ancient house) is a replica of a portion of a Kauhale (Hawaiian village). Join a free guided tour & take a " walk through history" or stroll through on your own using a free map. As you enter the village you will see three hale, each was built for a specific function, such as eating, sleeping or craft making. Lahaina Center 900 Front Street Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii Open: 9 am to 6 pm daily. Admission is free. Free guided tours from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Tel: 808-667-9216. Admission: Free
Hawaii Visitors and Convention BureauComprehensive listing of events and activities for the state. Contains much information about local events and activities. Searchable by dates, activity, etc. - To find information on the island's events and activities, click on the island in the map at the top of the home page. Or, you may call 1-800-Go-Hawaii.
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.com
Iao Valley State ParkThe lovely, deep valley of Iao features the Iao Needle, a natural rock pinnacle presiding over the Iao stream and surrounded by the walls of the Puu Kukui Crater. Iao Valley is a peaceful lush area with easy hikes, exotic tropical plants, and clear, natural pools. The ridge-top lookout offers a fantastic view of the valley and Kahului Harbor. Iao Valley is recognized as a very special place for both its spiritual value and spectacular scenery. Contact: Maui District, Hawaii State Parks 54 South High Street, 101 Wailuku, HI, 96793, Phone: 808-984-8109 Park is at the end of Iao Valley Road (Highway 32) Park gate open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For additional information, visit: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/maui.html
Kepaniwai Park & Heritage GardensEstablished in 1952, this park is dedicated to preserving Maui's ethnic heritage, including Hawaiian, Portuguese, Japanese, Caucasian and Filipino cultures. As you stroll the lush tropical gardens, you'll see several thatched-roof Hawaiian huts, a Portuguese villa, a New England "saltbox" and a Japanese garden with a stone pagoda. 870 Iao Valley Road Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793 Tel: 808-270-7232 Hours: Daily 7am-7pm Admission: Free
For additional information, visit: www.hawaiiweb.com/
Sugar Cane TrainRailroads traveled through the history of Hawaii for more than 100 years and became a picturesque part of the Hawaiian landscape between fields of sugar cane and plantation villages. The Lahaina Kaanapali Railroad crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains. Be transported from the Maui of yesteryear to the beauty and charm of Maui today. 975 Limahana Pl. Suite #203 Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 Phone: (808) 667-6851 Toll Free: 1-800-499-2307 One Way, Roundtrip and Dinner Tours Available.
For additional information, visit: www.aloha-hawaii.com
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, Tuesday - Saturday Prices start at $48.00
For additional information, visit: www.ulalena.com

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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15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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