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Program #5889RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Gradual inclination from sea level to 4000 feet in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Equipment Requirements
Hiking boots and appropriate hiking gear for daily field trips. Binoculars recommended for maximum bird viewing, light rain gear for weather changes.

Itinerary for Nov 2 — Nov 9, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located along Banyan Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of trees planted by royalty and celebrities like the famous Babe Ruth. It is adjacent to the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park and the Healing Island of Moku Ola (Coconut Island). It is within minutes of shops, museums, beaches and the airport.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 808-545-3510
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: air conditioning, private lanai (most rooms), in-room refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), clock/radio, phone and voicemail, broadband Internet access (some rooms; fee), color cable television

Facility amenities: * complimentary parking based on availability * safety deposit box at front desk * coin-operated laundromat (fee - open 6:00 am. - 10:00 pm.) * broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing * swimming pool * sun deck * gift shop * florist * beauty salon * massage (fee) * travel agency * soft drink machines * ice machines RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES: * Queen’s Court The Queen's Court Restaurant offers nightly buffet and plated dinners * Waioli Lounge Lounge located in lobby, serving cocktails and appetizers. Open daily: 5:00 p.m. – closing

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $127.00 ++
When calling the hotel's reservation department, identify yourself as a participant of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Road Scholar Program and the program dates to receive post-program room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 02 - Check in/Orientation
Arrive To: Arrival and check into hotel.

Dinner: Meal at hotel dining room.

Evening: Program orientation

Lodging: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located along Banyan Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of trees planted by royalty and celebrities like the famous Babe Ruth. It is adjacent to the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park and the Healing Island of Moku Ola (Coconut Island). It is within minutes of shops, museums, beaches and the airport.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 808-545-3510
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: air conditioning, private lanai (most rooms), in-room refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), clock/radio, phone and voicemail, broadband Internet access (some rooms; fee), color cable television

Facility amenities: * complimentary parking based on availability * safety deposit box at front desk * coin-operated laundromat (fee - open 6:00 am. - 10:00 pm.) * broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing * swimming pool * sun deck * gift shop * florist * beauty salon * massage (fee) * travel agency * soft drink machines * ice machines RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES: * Queen’s Court The Queen's Court Restaurant offers nightly buffet and plated dinners * Waioli Lounge Lounge located in lobby, serving cocktails and appetizers. Open daily: 5:00 p.m. – closing

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $127.00 ++
When calling the hotel's reservation department, identify yourself as a participant of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Road Scholar Program and the program dates to receive post-program room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 03 - Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast: Meal at hotel restaurant

Morning: Field trips Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Sites at the Volcano Park include the Nahuku Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road and the Holei Sea Arch.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Field trips in the park to Jagger Museum, Kipuka Puaulu and the Visitors Center.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Evening: Lecture and slide presentation on Hawaiian Endemic Birds.

Lodging: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located along Banyan Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of trees planted by royalty and celebrities like the famous Babe Ruth. It is adjacent to the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park and the Healing Island of Moku Ola (Coconut Island). It is within minutes of shops, museums, beaches and the airport.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 808-545-3510
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: air conditioning, private lanai (most rooms), in-room refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), clock/radio, phone and voicemail, broadband Internet access (some rooms; fee), color cable television

Facility amenities: * complimentary parking based on availability * safety deposit box at front desk * coin-operated laundromat (fee - open 6:00 am. - 10:00 pm.) * broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing * swimming pool * sun deck * gift shop * florist * beauty salon * massage (fee) * travel agency * soft drink machines * ice machines RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES: * Queen’s Court The Queen's Court Restaurant offers nightly buffet and plated dinners * Waioli Lounge Lounge located in lobby, serving cocktails and appetizers. Open daily: 5:00 p.m. – closing

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $127.00 ++
When calling the hotel's reservation department, identify yourself as a participant of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Road Scholar Program and the program dates to receive post-program room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 04 - Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
Breakfast: Meal at hotel restaurant.

Morning: All day field trip to the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Dinner: Meal at local restaurant

Evening: Free evening for relaxation and exploration.

Lodging: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located along Banyan Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of trees planted by royalty and celebrities like the famous Babe Ruth. It is adjacent to the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park and the Healing Island of Moku Ola (Coconut Island). It is within minutes of shops, museums, beaches and the airport.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 808-545-3510
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: air conditioning, private lanai (most rooms), in-room refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), clock/radio, phone and voicemail, broadband Internet access (some rooms; fee), color cable television

Facility amenities: * complimentary parking based on availability * safety deposit box at front desk * coin-operated laundromat (fee - open 6:00 am. - 10:00 pm.) * broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing * swimming pool * sun deck * gift shop * florist * beauty salon * massage (fee) * travel agency * soft drink machines * ice machines RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES: * Queen’s Court The Queen's Court Restaurant offers nightly buffet and plated dinners * Waioli Lounge Lounge located in lobby, serving cocktails and appetizers. Open daily: 5:00 p.m. – closing

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $127.00 ++
When calling the hotel's reservation department, identify yourself as a participant of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Road Scholar Program and the program dates to receive post-program room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 05 - Pu'ula'au
Breakfast: Meal at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Stop at the Downtown Hilo Farmers Market and proceed on an all day field trip to Pu'ula'au in West Hawaii.

Lunch: Picnic lunch in the field.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Evening: Free evening for relaxation and exploration.

Lodging: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled right on Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai Resort is one of the top Kapaa resorts, constantly reminding Kauai hotel guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their Hawaii getaway. Kauai Hawaii Marriott offers service levels that exceed Courtyard expectations, as well as stunning ocean views and a premier location to many island attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Contact info:
650 Akepa Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746 USA
phone: 808-822-3455
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lihku-courtyard-kauai-at-coconut-beach/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water (for a fee), Coffee maker/tea service, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Bathroom Amenities, Hair dryer, phone and cable tv.

Facility amenities: Coffee/tea in-room, complimentary local calls (time limit), concierge desk, safe deposit boxes (front desk), swimming pool and jacuzzi, spa (appointment required) and exercise room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $140.00 ++
The program will begin in Hilo and will finish in Kaua`i. If you decide to extend your stay in Kaua`i, you may book post nights at this hotel. Any pre program nights will be at the Hilo hotel. For Kaua`i post program room reservations please contact Desiree Fagarang at dfagarang@courtyardkauai.com or (808) 320-3624.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Five: Thursday, November 06 - Free morning./Arrival and check into hotel
Breakfast: Meal at hotel dinning room in Hilo.

Morning: Bring luggage to hotel lobby for check out at 7:15am. Depart for a Hilo search and Hilo airport. Transfer to Kauai via Honolulu.

Lunch: Lunch during layover in Honolulu.

Afternoon: Check in

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled right on Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai Resort is one of the top Kapaa resorts, constantly reminding Kauai hotel guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their Hawaii getaway. Kauai Hawaii Marriott offers service levels that exceed Courtyard expectations, as well as stunning ocean views and a premier location to many island attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Contact info:
650 Akepa Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746 USA
phone: 808-822-3455
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lihku-courtyard-kauai-at-coconut-beach/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water (for a fee), Coffee maker/tea service, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Bathroom Amenities, Hair dryer, phone and cable tv.

Facility amenities: Coffee/tea in-room, complimentary local calls (time limit), concierge desk, safe deposit boxes (front desk), swimming pool and jacuzzi, spa (appointment required) and exercise room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $140.00 ++
The program will begin in Hilo and will finish in Kaua`i. If you decide to extend your stay in Kaua`i, you may book post nights at this hotel. Any pre program nights will be at the Hilo hotel. For Kaua`i post program room reservations please contact Desiree Fagarang at dfagarang@courtyardkauai.com or (808) 320-3624.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Friday, November 07 - Koke'e Museum and Nature Center/ Afternoon Waterb...
Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Field trips to Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, and the Koke'e Museum and Nature Center.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the Koke'e State Park.

Afternoon: Travel to various island locations.

Dinner: Meal in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled right on Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai Resort is one of the top Kapaa resorts, constantly reminding Kauai hotel guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their Hawaii getaway. Kauai Hawaii Marriott offers service levels that exceed Courtyard expectations, as well as stunning ocean views and a premier location to many island attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Contact info:
650 Akepa Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746 USA
phone: 808-822-3455
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lihku-courtyard-kauai-at-coconut-beach/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water (for a fee), Coffee maker/tea service, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Bathroom Amenities, Hair dryer, phone and cable tv.

Facility amenities: Coffee/tea in-room, complimentary local calls (time limit), concierge desk, safe deposit boxes (front desk), swimming pool and jacuzzi, spa (appointment required) and exercise room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $140.00 ++
The program will begin in Hilo and will finish in Kaua`i. If you decide to extend your stay in Kaua`i, you may book post nights at this hotel. Any pre program nights will be at the Hilo hotel. For Kaua`i post program room reservations please contact Desiree Fagarang at dfagarang@courtyardkauai.com or (808) 320-3624.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seven: Saturday, November 08 - Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge/Huleia National ...
Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Field trips to Hanalei Valley, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea Lighthouse Point and National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Kalihiwai Beach.

Afternoon: Field trip to Huleia National Wildlife Refuge.

Dinner: Aloha dinner and camaraderie at the hotel...a great time to share stories, pictures and more!

Lodging: Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, November 09 - Independent departure
Breakfast: Meal in hotel dining room.

Morning: Independent departure after breakfast by 11:00 am. Independent travel arrangements for transport from hotel to airport.

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

Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.

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