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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 Jan 20 — Jan 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 20 - Registration/Introductions
Afternoon: Arrival and check in.

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room- 2nd Floor, Maui Beach Hotel

Evening: Introductions- Meet your fellow group members.

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 21 - Orientation/Class: Hawaii's Humpback Whales/Whale...
Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

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

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Maalaea

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: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Free Evening to explore or relax at the hotel

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 22 - Maui Ocean Center/Class: Coral Reefs & Fishes/Nat...
Maui Ocean Center/Class: Coral Reefs & Fishes/National Marine Sanctuary

Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

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

Lunch: Seascape Restaurant at the Maui Ocean Center

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).

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Class: Origins of Hawai`i's Natural Environment and Marine Life.

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 23 - Snorkel Cruise/Class: Hawaii's Dolphins
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast aboard the whale watching vessel

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

Lunch: BBQ lunch aboard boat

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Maui

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Class: Hawai`i's Dolphins

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 24 - Whalers Village Museum and Lahaina/Whale Watch
Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field Trip - Visit Whalers Village and it's quaint whaling 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: This kamaaiana (local) property is located on the harbor side of Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, Maui and is conveniently located near the airport and program sites. It is a 30 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: www.mauibeachhotel.net

Room amenities: All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioner, complimentary broadband internet access (no Wi-Fi in rooms), cable TV with Pay-Per-View movies, mini-refrigerator, alarm clock, telephone with voicemail, in- room safe, and iron/ironing boards.

Facility amenities: This full service has a swimming pool and pool deck. As it is located on a “harbor” beach, swimming is not recommended here. The town of Kihei (a 30 minute drive) has several swimming beaches. There is free parking at the hotel, free airport Shuttle (6am to 9pm), free high speed internet, 24-Hour front desk, copy/fax service, computer internet kiosks through Shaka Net located in lobby, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and a coin operated laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See comment below.
Additional nights are available at the Maui Beach Hotel if your Road Scholar program begins or concludes on Maui. 2013 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $125.00 + taxes Deluxe * $160.00 + taxes * At the Maui Beach Hotel, your program uses deluxe rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your post-program stay to avoid having to change rooms. The Maui Beach Hotel also currently provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, January 25 - Tide Pools Exploration/Lei Making Class/Aloha (Fa...
Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field Trip: Tide Pools, Beaches, and Hawai`i’s Coastal Environment

Lunch: Picnic lunch at beautiful Kepaniwai Gardens, located near Iao Valley

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: "Aloha" Farewell Dinner-Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Aloha Program

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Free Time Opportunities


Kahului, Maui, HI
Bailey House MuseumBuilt in 1833, the Bailey House is now a museum showcasing Hawaiian culture, artifacts, paintings, and furnishings from nineteenth-century Maui. Located in historic Wailuku Maui, built on the site of the Royal compound of Kahekili, last ruling chief of Maui, the house served as the Mission station for the Wailuku Female Seminary for Girls until 1847, then occupied by Edward Bailey and his family until 1888. 2375A Main Street Wailuku, HI 96793 Tel. (808) 244-3326 Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Major Holidays Adult $7, Senior $5
For additional information, visit: www.mauimuseum.org/
Maui Nui Botanical GardensGarden Tours Available: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, weekly. 150 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Tours cover the natural history, conservation and ethnobotanical uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced plants as well as the Gardens' projects in these areas. Tours are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 808-249-2798.
For additional information, visit: www.mnbg.org
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, Monday - Friday Prices start at $60.00
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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You won't find a better value.

Included
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6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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