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YACHATS, OREGON

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Program #8238RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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.
Elevation Note
highest trail is 800' elevation

Itinerary for Jan 20 — Jan 25, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Located on rocky intertidal area on the Pacific Ocean; each room has spectacular ocean views; beachcombing, agate hunting and tidepooling directly in front of hotel; ocean-side dining.

Contact info:
1555 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 USA
phone: 180-052-2362 x3or15415473141
web: www.adoberesort.com

Room amenities: Microwave and refrigerators; some rooms have woodstoves or fireplaces. All Road Scholar rooms have spectacular ocean view

Facility amenities: Lounge at resort, new pool and spa, exercise rooms; beautiful lodging with microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must call hotel for price.
Participant will get a stay-over "group" rate, not Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 20 - Welcome to Yachats! Get oriented and meet your fe...
Arrive To: Check in at the resort's front desk beginning at 3 p.m. Orientation and introductions will take place at 5 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Room.

Dinner: Dinner at 5 pm in Pacific Room, at the Adobe Resort

Evening: Relax and enjoy the crashing surf outside your room.

Lodging: The Adobe Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on rocky intertidal area on the Pacific Ocean; each room has spectacular ocean views; beachcombing, agate hunting and tidepooling directly in front of hotel; ocean-side dining.

Contact info:
1555 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 USA
phone: 180-052-2362 x3or15415473141
web: www.adoberesort.com

Room amenities: Microwave and refrigerators; some rooms have woodstoves or fireplaces. All Road Scholar rooms have spectacular ocean view

Facility amenities: Lounge at resort, new pool and spa, exercise rooms; beautiful lodging with microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must call hotel for price.
Participant will get a stay-over "group" rate, not Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 21 - Oregon's Historic Lighthouses lecture, Oregon Coa...
Oregon's Historic Lighthouses lecture, Oregon Coast Geology lecture, and field excursion to Cape Perpetua.

Breakfast: Plated breakfast served in the Pacific Room at the hotel; usually variety of eggs, fresh fruit, meat, and breads

Morning: Learn about the amazing construction and operation of the coast's iconic lighthouses in a lecture by a coastal historian and former Forest Service employee who helped restore one of the coast's beacons. This is a fun opportunity to meet the colorful characters who works diligently to keep the coast safe for navigation.

Lunch: Plated lunch in Pacific Room at hotel; sandwich, soup, salad or pasta dish

Afternoon: Discover the ground beneath your feet in a fast-paced lecture on Oregon's coastal geology. From plate tectonics to the Cascadia Subduction Zone, you will learn how the coast has and still is a place of dynamic forces. Following the lecture, travel to the top of Cape Perpetua for an eagle's view of the coast. A short, (1/4 mile) hike atop the cape will bring you face-to-face with the area's winter wildlife, flora, and geology.

Dinner: Plated meal at hotel Pacific Room overlooking the ocean

Evening: Get to know the creatures and plants that call the coast home. This jam-packed slideshow will highlight the area's incredibly diverse collection of birds, mammals, fish, trees, wildflowers, and intertidal creatures.

Lodging: The Adobe Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on rocky intertidal area on the Pacific Ocean; each room has spectacular ocean views; beachcombing, agate hunting and tidepooling directly in front of hotel; ocean-side dining.

Contact info:
1555 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 USA
phone: 180-052-2362 x3or15415473141
web: www.adoberesort.com

Room amenities: Microwave and refrigerators; some rooms have woodstoves or fireplaces. All Road Scholar rooms have spectacular ocean view

Facility amenities: Lounge at resort, new pool and spa, exercise rooms; beautiful lodging with microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must call hotel for price.
Participant will get a stay-over "group" rate, not Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 22 - Off to Newport! Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina He...
Off to Newport! Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and a lecture by a National Weather Service meteorologist.

Breakfast: Plated meal in Pacific Room at hotel

Morning: Field excursion to Newport, home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Explore the amazing collection of exhibits and habitats of the facility and meet sea otters, seals, sea lions, an octopus, sharks, puffins, oyster catchers, sea stars, jellies, rays, vultures, and countless other marine creatures.

Lunch: Lunch is at local restaurant: probably Izzy's, which has a large varied buffet so participants can pick their own options or lunch

Afternoon: Climb the coast's tallest lighthouse and learn from costumed interpreters what it was like to keep the beacon lit. Scan the offshore rocks for seals, sea lions, and sea birds. At the interpretive center, learn about the history of Yaquina Head.

Dinner: Plated meal at hotel Pacific Room overlooking the ocean.

Evening: A National Weather Service Meteorologist will present the wild history of Oregon's dynamic weather. Hurricane-force winds are common along the coast and tree-snapping storms occur each winter. Learn how forecasters watch for these storms and warn coastal residents of hazardous conditions.

Lodging: The Adobe Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on rocky intertidal area on the Pacific Ocean; each room has spectacular ocean views; beachcombing, agate hunting and tidepooling directly in front of hotel; ocean-side dining.

Contact info:
1555 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 USA
phone: 180-052-2362 x3or15415473141
web: www.adoberesort.com

Room amenities: Microwave and refrigerators; some rooms have woodstoves or fireplaces. All Road Scholar rooms have spectacular ocean view

Facility amenities: Lounge at resort, new pool and spa, exercise rooms; beautiful lodging with microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must call hotel for price.
Participant will get a stay-over "group" rate, not Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 23 - 7-course breakfast at a lighthouse keeper's house...
7-course breakfast at a lighthouse keeper's house, Heceta Head Lighthouse, free time to explore the area, and an exciting and informative lecture about Northwest commercial fisheries.

Breakfast: Sip locally-roasted coffee as a chef prepares your 7-course breakfast in the historic lighthouse keeper's house at Heceta Head. Between courses explore the old home filled with antiques and photos of the lighthouse in its heyday. You will never forget this breakfast!

Morning: Following our decadent breakfast, stroll up the trail to Heceta Head Lighthouse and take a close look at the most-photographed lighthouse anywhere. Scan the ocean below for sea lions and whales. The walk to the lighthouse is about 1/2 mile.

Lunch: A light lunch will be served at the Adobe Resort

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: Plated dinner at the Adobe Hotel

Evening: This is a chance to hear 'the real deal' about the hazards and rewards of commercial fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Our presenter will share some of his experience commercial fishing in waters from northern California to Bering Sea Alaska. He will discuss the current state of fisheries, particularly salmon and Dungeness crab.

Lodging: The Adobe Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located on rocky intertidal area on the Pacific Ocean; each room has spectacular ocean views; beachcombing, agate hunting and tidepooling directly in front of hotel; ocean-side dining.

Contact info:
1555 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 USA
phone: 180-052-2362 x3or15415473141
web: www.adoberesort.com

Room amenities: Microwave and refrigerators; some rooms have woodstoves or fireplaces. All Road Scholar rooms have spectacular ocean view

Facility amenities: Lounge at resort, new pool and spa, exercise rooms; beautiful lodging with microwaves and refrigerators in every room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Must call hotel for price.
Participant will get a stay-over "group" rate, not Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 24 - Historic trail hike, Newport's historic bayfront,...
Historic trail hike, Newport's historic bayfront, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, and Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Breakfast: Plated breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Your hotel sits atop land that has been home to people for thousands of years. Walk in their footsteps along the historic trail along the rocks and coves of Yachats. Learn about the geology and natural history of the area and keep an eye out for sea birds, whales, sea lions, and other locals. Walk is less than 2 miles over good, level path.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Field Trip to Newport: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse State Park, self-guided tour of lightkeeper's house; Then on to Newport Old Town and Bayfront; Fishing Boats, Sea Lions on docks; lots of wildlife up close. Also, a stop at the Hatfield Marine Science Center where the cutting edge research of the 400 scientists who work at this complex is showcased in great hands-on exhibits. Some displays are interactive, some are aquaria, all are fascinating to see.

Dinner: Plated dinner at the Adobe Hotel

Evening: Wrap up your week with a friendly celebration.

Lodging: The Adobe Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 25 - Have a safe trip home!
Depart From: Check-out of hotel at noon

Breakfast: Plated breakfast at hotel

Morning: You are free to depart following breakfast. Travel safe!

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.

Our Value Promise To You

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
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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