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Hawaii's National Parks: Exploring Five Islands from Volcanoes to Pearl Harbor

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Program #2810RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
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Elevation Note
3 nights at 4,000' elevation, walking field trip to 10,000' with lunch at 3,200'

Itinerary for Feb 23 — Mar 11, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable, laid back Hilo is the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and an authentic taste of Hawaii's Big Island. The Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is located right on Hilo Bay and only two miles from Hilo Airport. Old banyan trees line the drive to the hotel, most of which were planted in the 1930's by celebrities such as Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart and Cecil B. DeMille. Mauna Kea looms in the background and the arched bridge that leads to Coconut Island is only steps from the doors of the resort. The hotel is flanked by a beautiful beach, the Liliuokalani Gardens and the Naniloa Country Club.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 800-367-5004
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: Each room has a private bath, clock/radio, television,coffee maker iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), telephone, high-speed Internet access (additional fee) and air-conditioning. There is no Wi-Fi available in the rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool, sun deck, Queen’s Court Restaurant, Waioli Lounge, gift shop, free parking, lcoin-operated laundromat (open 6:00 am - 10:00 pm), broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing, free Wi-Fi in lobby, safety deposit box at front desk, 24- hour front desk and florist on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See below
Special 2015nRoad Scholar room rate is: (Rates are subject to change and based upon availability at time of booking) Standard Garden View Room - $125.00 + taxes Deluxe Ocean View Room - $150.00 + taxes Please note: * At the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, your program uses deluxe ocean view rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your pre-program stay to avoid having to change rooms.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, February 23 - Independent arrivals/Introduction
Afternoon: Road Scholar program registration -– Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Lobby

Dinner: Queen’s Court Restaurant

Evening: Introductions

Lodging: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Volcano House is the only hotel located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is spectacularly located at the edge of Kilauea Crater amidst fern and ohia rainforest and across from the National Park's Visitor Center. Road Scholars will have rooms with crater views.

Contact info:
Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718 USA
phone: 808-967-7321
web: www.volcanohousehotel.com

Room amenities: Koa wood furniture, Hawaii quilt, small heater is also thoughtfully provided in each room, daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Safety deposit box, gift shop, walking trails along steam vents, sulphur pits, volcanic craters, native rainforest, rare birds, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Tuesday, February 24 - Hilo Walking Excursion/Travel to Volcano/Orientat...
Breakfast: Queen's Court Restaurant

Morning: Orientation followed by Historic Hilo Overview Walking Excursion

Lunch: At the hotel

Afternoon: Depart on bus to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Arrive and check in to KMC. Social Hour before dinner.

Dinner: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM

Evening: Program Orientation

Lodging: Volcano House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Volcano House is the only hotel located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is spectacularly located at the edge of Kilauea Crater amidst fern and ohia rainforest and across from the National Park's Visitor Center. Road Scholars will have rooms with crater views.

Contact info:
Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718 USA
phone: 808-967-7321
web: www.volcanohousehotel.com

Room amenities: Koa wood furniture, Hawaii quilt, small heater is also thoughtfully provided in each room, daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Safety deposit box, gift shop, walking trails along steam vents, sulphur pits, volcanic craters, native rainforest, rare birds, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Wednesday, February 25 - Geology Lecture/Nature Walk
Note: 2 mile level hike from KMC to Volcano Art Gallery.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Crater Rim Cafe

Morning: A geology lecture introduces the formation of the Hawaiian Islands.

Lunch: Lunch at Crater Rim Cafe

Afternoon: Nature walk to Hula Platform, Volcano Art Gallery, and Kilauea Visitor Center; 2 miles total

Dinner: Dinner buffet at Crater Rim Cafe

Evening: Cultural Discussion

Lodging: Volcano House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Volcano House is the only hotel located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is spectacularly located at the edge of Kilauea Crater amidst fern and ohia rainforest and across from the National Park's Visitor Center. Road Scholars will have rooms with crater views.

Contact info:
Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718 USA
phone: 808-967-7321
web: www.volcanohousehotel.com

Room amenities: Koa wood furniture, Hawaii quilt, small heater is also thoughtfully provided in each room, daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Safety deposit box, gift shop, walking trails along steam vents, sulphur pits, volcanic craters, native rainforest, rare birds, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, February 26 - Volcanoes Park Field Trip/Lava Field Trip
Note: Hike out to views of active flow,approx 2 miles total; return after dark; good shoes, water, & flashlights required

Breakfast: Breakfast at Crater Rim Cafe

Morning: Field Trip: Volcano Museum, View Crater close-up, Devastation Trail - one-mile walk

Lunch: Lunch at Crater Rim Cafe

Afternoon: Free time. Depart for Lava Field trip mid/late afternoon

Dinner: Picnic supper (box supper)

Evening: Night time views of lava at the coast (conditions permitting)

Lodging: Volcano House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Situated on quiet and tranquil Keauhou Bay, sits The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 22 acre oceanfront resort. The resort features many recreational facilities, including a system of multilevel pools, including a 200-foot lava slide, two spa tubs, and a sandy-bottomed children's pool, as well as being in close proximity to numerous golf courses and ocean activities. The full-service Ho'ola Spa (means "healing" in Hawaiian) is truly a place of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The 3,200-square foot spa facility was built with Hawaiian simplicity, yet has an air of distinct luxury. Indulge in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage or hot pohaku (stone) massage treatments. From the hair and nail salon to the vichy showers to the oceanfront treatment patios, Ho'ola Spa will add the perfect touch of indulgence to every visit. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.

Contact info:
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA
phone: 808-930-4900
web: www.sheratonkona.com

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, balcony, private bath, shower, cable/pay TV/video games, coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet access, iron, ironing board, in room safe, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, In room Wi-Fi (additional fee), and direct dial telephone/data port/voice mail.

Facility amenities: This 4-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge, Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a coffee shop/café. There is also a bar/lounge, barber/beauty shop, gift shop, laundry service, and restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, February 27 - Kona Field Trip/National Historical Park
Note: Walk on sandy trails about 2 miles; hat, sunscreen, water recommended

Breakfast: Breakfast at Crater Rim Cafe

Morning: Field trip to Kona - stop at black sand beach

Lunch: Lunch en route at southernmost town in USA

Afternoon: Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park - located at sea level. Check-in hotel in Keauhou.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Situated on quiet and tranquil Keauhou Bay, sits The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 22 acre oceanfront resort. The resort features many recreational facilities, including a system of multilevel pools, including a 200-foot lava slide, two spa tubs, and a sandy-bottomed children's pool, as well as being in close proximity to numerous golf courses and ocean activities. The full-service Ho'ola Spa (means "healing" in Hawaiian) is truly a place of healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The 3,200-square foot spa facility was built with Hawaiian simplicity, yet has an air of distinct luxury. Indulge in Hawaiian lomi lomi massage or hot pohaku (stone) massage treatments. From the hair and nail salon to the vichy showers to the oceanfront treatment patios, Ho'ola Spa will add the perfect touch of indulgence to every visit. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.

Contact info:
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 USA
phone: 808-930-4900
web: www.sheratonkona.com

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, balcony, private bath, shower, cable/pay TV/video games, coffee maker, radio/alarm clock, refrigerator, hair dryer, internet access, iron, ironing board, in room safe, complimentary wired high-speed Internet access, In room Wi-Fi (additional fee), and direct dial telephone/data port/voice mail.

Facility amenities: This 4-star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge, Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a library, and a coffee shop/café. There is also a bar/lounge, barber/beauty shop, gift shop, laundry service, and restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Saturday, February 28 - Field Trip to Kaloko-Honokohau NHP/Puukohola Heia...
Breakfast: Breakfast- Ainakai Restaurant

Morning: Field Trip to Kaloko-Honokohau NHP, the newest national park in Hawaii and Puukohola Heiau Historic Site

Lunch: Picnic lunch at coastal beach with views of ancient fishponds, Maui mountains, and local wind surfers

Afternoon: Afternoon swim at sandy beach, views of turtles and reef fish; return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Maui, next to Wailea, in the Makena district of the island. Maui’s Makena region is situated between Wailea and Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, which features world famous beaches and where remarkable ancient lava flows into picturesque La Perouse Bay, the southern-most tip of Maui. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Maui’s Kahului Airport.

Contact info:
5400 Makena Alanui
Wailea-Makena, HI 96753 USA
phone: 808-874-1111
web: www.makenaresortmaui.com

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Sunday, March 01 - Flight to Maui / Iao Valley
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-Ainakai Restaurant

Morning: Free morning; check-out of hotel; transfer to Kona Airport

Lunch: Lunch at the airport

Afternoon: Flight to Maui Island; arrival & collect luggage; visit Iao Valley with Hawaiian cultural specialist; check-in hotel

Dinner: Dinner- Rainbow Dining Room

Lodging: Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Maui, next to Wailea, in the Makena district of the island. Maui’s Makena region is situated between Wailea and Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, which features world famous beaches and where remarkable ancient lava flows into picturesque La Perouse Bay, the southern-most tip of Maui. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Maui’s Kahului Airport.

Contact info:
5400 Makena Alanui
Wailea-Makena, HI 96753 USA
phone: 808-874-1111
web: www.makenaresortmaui.com

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Monday, March 02 - Field Trip Haleakala National Park/Visit to Plant...
Note: The high altitude at the summit area of Haleakala National Park (10,023 feet) may complicate health conditions and cause breathing difficulties. People with respiratory, heart conditions or people prone to elevation sickness should consult their doctors prior to traveling to high elevations. Short walk on trail leading into crater at summit.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet-Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field Trip: Haleakala National Park; visitor center and spectacular crater views

Lunch: Lunch at restaurant in Kula, 3200 ft. elevation

Afternoon: Visit plantation towns of up-country Maui - Olinda, Makawao, and Paia with brief stop at Hookipa Beach Park, world-class wind surfing

Dinner: Dinner- Rainbow Dining Room

Lodging: Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Maui, next to Wailea, in the Makena district of the island. Maui’s Makena region is situated between Wailea and Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve, which features world famous beaches and where remarkable ancient lava flows into picturesque La Perouse Bay, the southern-most tip of Maui. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Maui’s Kahului Airport.

Contact info:
5400 Makena Alanui
Wailea-Makena, HI 96753 USA
phone: 808-874-1111
web: www.makenaresortmaui.com

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Tuesday, March 03 - Field Trip to Hana/Hawaiian Style Lunch
Note: The famous road to Hana is 50 miles of hairpin curves and 54 narrow bridges. As a preventative measure, recommend motion sickness medication for those susceptible to car sickness.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet-Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field Trip to Hana, Maui's East End - 50 miles of sea cliffs, waterfalls, hairpin curves, and 54 narrow bridges. Visit the largest temple in Polynesia.

Lunch: Hawaiian style lunch in Hana at private home located on the coastline

Afternoon: Return trip along leeward coast, weather permitting. Journey completely around the edge of Haleakala, with changing landscape from lush rain forest to desert.

Dinner: Dinner-Rainbow Dining Room

Lodging: Makena Beach and Golf Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The only hotel on the island, charming A-frame architecture with Polynesian style decor, ocean front detached cottages, located a few miles from town and a genuine hideaway from all things mainstream. There is breathtaking natural beauty, deserted beaches, no high-rise buildings, and an ‘old’ Hawaii feel.

Contact info:
Kamehameha V Highway
Kaunakakai, HI 96748 USA
phone: 808-553-5347
web: www.hotelmolokai.com

Room amenities: Rooms have coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, television, and telephones, Not all rooms are air conditioned. The average temperature for Moloka'i is 70-80 degrees and the rooms are open-air. These open-air rooms allow trade winds to go through and make it the perfect temperature with natural breezes blowing through screens. There is also an outside lanai sitting area.

Facility amenities: Amenities include Swimming pool, outdoor dining room and bar, ATM/banking free self-parking, laundry facilities, gift shops or newsstand.

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


Day Ten: Wednesday, March 04 - Class/Free Time in Lahaina/Ferry to Molokai
Note: The ferry ride is approximately 90 minutes - 2 hours, dependent upon conditions.

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet-Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Class: "“Where Did Everybody Come From?”" Time to pack before lunch and departure to Lahaina.

Lunch: Lunch- Rainbow Dining Room

Afternoon: Depart for Lahaina. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore and learn about this old whaling town and its history. Gather at Lahaina Harbor for a 2-hour ferry ride to Molokai Island.

Dinner: At a local restaurant in Molokai

Evening: Check In Hotel Molokai

Lodging: Hotel Molokai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The only hotel on the island, charming A-frame architecture with Polynesian style decor, ocean front detached cottages, located a few miles from town and a genuine hideaway from all things mainstream. There is breathtaking natural beauty, deserted beaches, no high-rise buildings, and an ‘old’ Hawaii feel.

Contact info:
Kamehameha V Highway
Kaunakakai, HI 96748 USA
phone: 808-553-5347
web: www.hotelmolokai.com

Room amenities: Rooms have coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, television, and telephones, Not all rooms are air conditioned. The average temperature for Moloka'i is 70-80 degrees and the rooms are open-air. These open-air rooms allow trade winds to go through and make it the perfect temperature with natural breezes blowing through screens. There is also an outside lanai sitting area.

Facility amenities: Amenities include Swimming pool, outdoor dining room and bar, ATM/banking free self-parking, laundry facilities, gift shops or newsstand.

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


Day Eleven: Thursday, March 05 - Field Trip East Molokai/Halawa Valley
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Field Trip in school bus to East Molokai - Molokai Museum & Sugar Mill, visit a private home and garden with tropical flowers and native birds

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Continue on to Halawa Valley the oldest recorded habitation site on Molokai

Dinner: Dinner at Molokai Restaurant

Evening: Preview of next day

Lodging: Hotel Molokai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The only hotel on the island, charming A-frame architecture with Polynesian style decor, ocean front detached cottages, located a few miles from town and a genuine hideaway from all things mainstream. There is breathtaking natural beauty, deserted beaches, no high-rise buildings, and an ‘old’ Hawaii feel.

Contact info:
Kamehameha V Highway
Kaunakakai, HI 96748 USA
phone: 808-553-5347
web: www.hotelmolokai.com

Room amenities: Rooms have coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, television, and telephones, Not all rooms are air conditioned. The average temperature for Moloka'i is 70-80 degrees and the rooms are open-air. These open-air rooms allow trade winds to go through and make it the perfect temperature with natural breezes blowing through screens. There is also an outside lanai sitting area.

Facility amenities: Amenities include Swimming pool, outdoor dining room and bar, ATM/banking free self-parking, laundry facilities, gift shops or newsstand.

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


Day Twelve: Friday, March 06 - Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Note: Shuttle flights are 9-passenger, twin-engine prop planes; approx. 10 minute flight.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: School bus transfer to Molokai Airport; 15-min. air shuttles in small commuter planes down to Kalaupapa National Historical Park; guided tour in school bus of the isolated peninsula where Father Damien ministered to leprosy patients

Lunch: Lunch at Kalaupapa

Afternoon: After conclusion of national park visit, air shuttles return visitors to top-side; school bus transfers group to hotel

Dinner: Hawaiian Paina/Luau presented at Molokai Museum

Lodging: Hotel Molokai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Contact info:
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766 USA
phone: 808-245-5050
web: www.http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/lihhi-kauai-marriott-resort/

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Saturday, March 07 - Field trip to Hanalei/Kilauea Lighthouse
Breakfast: Tailgate Breakfast

Morning: Morning flight from Molokai to Kauai via Honolulu. Upon arrival in Kauai, board school bus for field trip to Hanalei Valley, on the north side of the island.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Hanalei

Afternoon: Visit Kilauea Lighthouse NWR with park guides, 1 mile walk to lighthouse; birders paradise with views of Hawaii's coastal sea birds - albatross, frigate, shearwater, etc. Check in hotel after field trip.

Dinner: Dinner- Palms Restaurant- Free Evening

Lodging: Kauai Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Contact info:
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766 USA
phone: 808-245-5050
web: www.http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/lihhi-kauai-marriott-resort/

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Sunday, March 08 - Waimea Canyon
Breakfast: Breakfast - Palms Restaurant

Morning: Field trip to Waimea Canyon, 4,000 ft. elevation, and Kokee State Park. Panoramic views of oldest island, isolated valleys, waterfalls, unspoiled landscape; 2 hour drive to hotel on east end, check-in.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at Kokee State Park

Afternoon: Return to hotel mid-afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner - Palms Restaurant

Lodging: Kauai Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Once the favorite playground of Hawaii's royalty and their distinguished guests, Waikiki was almost entirely wetlands at the turn of the 20th century - full of taro patches, rice paddies and fish ponds. Today, it has all the amenities and activities of a major urban center, along with some of Oahu's most beautiful white sand beaches. Located at the gateway to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The guest rooms at this AAA Four Diamond property are all oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include shuttle service to Waikiki and surrounding beaches, valet parking, turndown service upon request, swimming pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness room, expanded channel offerings including free and pay movies, in room mini-refrigerator with bottled water on day of arrival, in room safe, hair dryer, iron, bath robe, four restaurants, and free transportation to the hotel’s 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer (guests receive preferred tee times and special rates) or to two championship tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-956-1111
web: www.hawaiiprincehotel.com

Room amenities: in-room safes, in-room mini-refrigerator, In-Room coffee maker with coffee, in-room movies, turn-down service (upon request), complimentary use of bathrobes, iron and ironing board, High-speed internet access (wired and Wi-Fi - fees apply -as of 11/2013, $11.95 per 24 hour period per device available in room and lobby), and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, business center, fitness center, shops and a spa, full-service concierge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 2014: $189 + taxes
Please call the hotel directly at (800) 321-6248. Request the special PII Road Scholar Group rate. This rate is based upon availability in the “Run of Ocean” Room Category . Please note: the rate may vary based on your program dates. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your room reservation. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Diners, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fifteen: Monday, March 09 - Flight to Oahu/USS Arizona Memorial/National Memo...
Flight to Oahu/USS Arizona Memorial/National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific/Orientation

Breakfast: Breakfast - Palms Restaurant

Morning: Morning air flight to Oahu Island; upon arrival, board bus for lunch.

Lunch: Local restaurant overlooking beautiful Pearl Harbor

Afternoon: Visit the USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park at Pearl Harbor and view a historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, explore the museum and book shop. From there we will travel to The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, commonly known as "Punchbowl" before heading the hotel for check-in.

Dinner: Dinner- Ilima Cafe

Evening: Oahu Orientation

Lodging: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Once the favorite playground of Hawaii's royalty and their distinguished guests, Waikiki was almost entirely wetlands at the turn of the 20th century - full of taro patches, rice paddies and fish ponds. Today, it has all the amenities and activities of a major urban center, along with some of Oahu's most beautiful white sand beaches. Located at the gateway to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki overlooks the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The guest rooms at this AAA Four Diamond property are all oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include shuttle service to Waikiki and surrounding beaches, valet parking, turndown service upon request, swimming pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness room, expanded channel offerings including free and pay movies, in room mini-refrigerator with bottled water on day of arrival, in room safe, hair dryer, iron, bath robe, four restaurants, and free transportation to the hotel’s 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer (guests receive preferred tee times and special rates) or to two championship tennis courts.

Contact info:
100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-956-1111
web: www.hawaiiprincehotel.com

Room amenities: in-room safes, in-room mini-refrigerator, In-Room coffee maker with coffee, in-room movies, turn-down service (upon request), complimentary use of bathrobes, iron and ironing board, High-speed internet access (wired and Wi-Fi - fees apply -as of 11/2013, $11.95 per 24 hour period per device available in room and lobby), and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurants, business center, fitness center, shops and a spa, full-service concierge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 2014: $189 + taxes
Please call the hotel directly at (800) 321-6248. Request the special PII Road Scholar Group rate. This rate is based upon availability in the “Run of Ocean” Room Category . Please note: the rate may vary based on your program dates. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your room reservation. Credit cards accepted include American Express, Diners, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to avoid penalty.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Sixteen: Tuesday, March 10 - Oahu's East End/Kawainui Marsh/ Pali Lookout/Clas...
Oahu's East End/Kawainui Marsh/ Pali Lookout/Class: Hawaiian Values/Aloha Program

Breakfast: Breakfast Buffet - Ilima Cafe

Morning: Field Trip today starts with a morning drive around Oahu’s spectacular east end by Diamond Head along a coastal road providing spectacular views. Arrive at Kailua Ahupuaa and Kawai Nui Marsh on windward O`ahu. Considered sacred to Hawaiians, Kawainui Marsh, is the largest remaining emergent wetland in Hawaii and Hawai`i’s largest ancient freshwater fishpond. Learn about Hawaiian Traditions and Conservation from a local conservation group. Trip continues with a scenic stop at the Koolau Mountains’ beautiful and historic Pali Lookout, and a drive through Historic Honolulu including Chinatown, Downtown Honolulu, and the capitol district before returning to the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch - Ilima Cafe

Afternoon: Class: Hawaiian Values, with Hawaiian cultural specialist, writer, and language teacher

Dinner: Aloha Farewell Dinner

Evening: Finale: Aloha Program with Hawaiian Club of singers, musicians, and dancers

Lodging: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seventeen: Wednesday, March 11 - Aloha! End of Program and Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast - Ilima Cafe; group farewell; program offically ends after breakfast

Morning: Independent departures to Honolulu Airport. Check-out time from hotel is 12:00 NOON.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
Liliuokalani Park GardensThe Liliuokalani Park and Gardens covers almost 30 acres on the Waiakea Peninsula. This authentic Japanese garden park was built in the early 1900's as a memorial to the Japanese immigrant sugar plantation workers who developed the old Waiakea Sugar Plantation. It is named in honor of Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani who bequeathed part of park land for public use. Beautiful grounds for a leisurely stroll featuring gazebos, fish ponds, bridges, statues and a panoramic view across Hilo Bay. Phone: (808) 826-1053 Hours: Grounds are always open
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.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 and the world-famous International Market Place. 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.
Island of Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai MuseumThe history of Kauai is kept safe in this great little museum and is worth a stop at before you set out to explore the island. It contains a wealth of historical artifacts and information tracing the island's history from the beginning of time through Contact (when Capt. James Cook "discovered" Kauai in 1778), the monarchy period, the plantation era, and the present. See old poi pounders and idols, relics of sugar planters and paniolos, a nice seashell collection, old Hawaiian quilts, feather leis, a replica of a plantation worker's home, a model of Cook's ship, and much more. 4428 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-6931 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 10am-4pm Admission: Admission General Public: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $8.00
For additional information, visit: www.kauaimuseum.org
Kilohana PlantationThis 1930's plantation estate was the home of Gaylord and Ethel Wilcox, descendents of missionary families. Gaylord was the manager of the Grove Farm Plantation. His 16,000 square-foot mansion was loving restored and is open to the public. The motif of the house shows how Kauai's rich and famous lived back when sugar was king of the islands. On premise they have Gaylord's Restaurant, a terrific boutique, a country store, and galleries. Guided Plantation tours are available for a fee. 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-5608 Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am - 9:30pm Sun 9:30am - 5pm Tour hours: 11:00am 6:30pm daily Admission to the house: FREE
For additional information, visit: kilohanakauai.com/
Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Hulihee PalaceBuilt in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, Hulihee Palace remained until 1916 a retreat and vacation spa for Hawaiian royalty. The Palace is now a museum, displaying historical treasures from Hawaii's past including a collection of former Hawaiian royalty furniture and effects, as well as ancient artifacts. In 1925, the palace was purchased by the Territory of Hawaii and turned over to the Daughters of Hawaii, an organization dedicated to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and of historic facts. 75-5718 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 Tel: (808) 329-1877 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm
For additional information, visit: www.huliheepalace.org
Kahua RanchKahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. It is a working ranch with cattle and sheep ranching, hydroponic greenhouses, and also offers visitor related activities including ATV and horseback tours, paniolo bbq, shooting range, and hiking. Reservation Information: Phone:(808) 882-4646 Fax:(808) 882-4444
For additional information, visit: www.kahuaranch.com/
Kona Coffee Plantation and Factory TourAlmost everyone has heard about the magnificent taste of hand-picked Kona coffee. Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on a narrow strip of land in the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona. Nearly 600 farms share space in this 20-mile-long, 2-mile-wide coffee-rich corridor. Island Sun Coffee or Greenwell Farms are a couple of farms that offer a plantation tour and tasting for a unique sightseeing and educational experience.
For additional information, visit: www.konacoffeefest.com/vendors.html
Lihue, Kauai
Kauai MuseumThe history of Kauai is kept safe in this great little museum and is worth a stop at before you set out to explore the island. It contains a wealth of historical artifacts and information tracing the island's history from the beginning of time through Contact (when Capt. James Cook "discovered" Kauai in 1778), the monarchy period, the plantation era, and the present. See old poi pounders and idols, relics of sugar planters and paniolos, a nice seashell collection, old Hawaiian quilts, feather leis, a replica of a plantation worker's home, a model of Cook's ship, and much more. 4428 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-6931 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 10am-4pm Admission: Admission General Public: $10.00 Seniors (65+): $8.00
For additional information, visit: www.kauaimuseum.org
Kilohana PlantationThis 1930's plantation estate was the home of Gaylord and Ethel Wilcox, descendents of missionary families. Gaylord was the manager of the Grove Farm Plantation. His 16,000 square-foot mansion was loving restored and is open to the public. The motif of the house shows how Kauai's rich and famous lived back when sugar was king of the islands. On premise they have Gaylord's Restaurant, a terrific boutique, a country store, and galleries. Guided Plantation tours are available for a fee. 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766 Ph: 808-245-5608 Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am - 9:30pm Sun 9:30am - 5pm Tour hours: 11:00am 6:30pm daily Admission to the house: FREE
For additional information, visit: kilohanakauai.com/

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