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Program #18116RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Equipment Requirements
It is strongly recommended that you bring your own snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) for optimal fit, comfort, and experience; however, snorkeling equipment will be available available for use at no additional charge.

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 5, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (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. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + 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: Monday, February 24 - Registration/Welcome & Introductions
Afternoon: Program Registration

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Brief Introductions to Fellow Group Members

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (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. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + 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: Tuesday, February 25 - Introduction to Hawaii's Marine Environment/Snork...
Note: The actual day we visit a particular snorkel site is dependent upon varying weather, tide, and other local conditions at the time and are subject to change

Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Orientation, Class: Introduction to Hawaii's Marine Environment

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the beach

Afternoon: Field Trip: Snorkeling

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (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. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + 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: Wednesday, February 26 - Snorkeling/Guided tour of Maui Ocean Center/Class...
Snorkeling/Guided tour of Maui Ocean Center/Class:Coral Reefs & Fishes Class

Note: The actual day we visit a particular snorkel site is dependent upon varying weather, tide, and other local conditions at the time and are subject to change

Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Field Trip: Snorkeling

Lunch: Seascape Restaurant at Maui Ocean Center, overlooking beautiful Maalaea Harbor

Afternoon: Visit Maui Ocean Center - a guided tour of the aquarium which is devoted to Hawai`i’s unique marine environment. This state-of-the-art marine park features spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), elusive garden eels and majestic lionfish, colorful Hawaiian wrasses, Hawai`i’s beloved green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Dinner: Rainbow Dining Room

Evening: Class: Coral Reefs and Fishes

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This kamaaina (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. 2014 Road Scholar Rates: Standard $139.00 + taxes Deluxe * $169.00 + 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: Thursday, February 27 - Snorkeling Cruise/Explore Lahaina
Breakfast: Continental breakfast aboard snorkel boat

Morning: Field Trip: Snorkeling off the coast of Molokini Shoal and Turtle Arches. The group will enjoy a continental breakfast on the boat and watch for whales (whales only from January – April) while heading across the bay to Molokini. A naturalist will accompany the group to provide us with an in-depth understanding of Hawai`i’s unique ocean ecology. Before heading back to port, enjoy a deli-style lunch on board.

Lunch: Picnic lunch aboard snorkel boat

Afternoon: Free time to explore Lahaina. Optional Historic Lahaina walking excursion on your own or free time to explore on your own. Late afternoon scheduled bus departure for hotel or you may choose to stay in Lahaina for dinner and an evening show (extra expense)

Dinner: On Own

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Maui Beach Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Friday, February 28 - Fly to Kona, Hawaii/Introduction to Kona's Marine...
Fly to Kona, Hawaii/Introduction to Kona's Marine Environment/Snorkeling

Breakfast: Rainbow Dining Room

Morning: Depart hotel for Airport. Take a short flight to Kona.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Check-in at hotel and attend Class: Introduction to Kona's Marine Environment. After class depart on a Field Trip: Guided snorkeling at Kahalu`u Bay, one of the best snorkeling and swimming spots near Kailua-Kona.

Dinner: Ainakai Restaurant

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, 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

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Saturday, March 01 - Snorkel & Sail
Breakfast: Continental breakfast aboard snorkel boat

Morning: Field Trip: Depart on a catamaran for a snorkeling adventure along the Kohala coast. A great opportunity for snorkeling, weather permitting.

Lunch: Deli-style lunch aboard snorkel boat

Afternoon: Upon returning to port, free time to explore beach area before departing for hotel. Once back at hotel, there will be a few hours of free time until dinner.

Dinner: Ainakai Restaurant

Evening: Free evening to explore Kona and walk along the beautiful coastal Alii Drive.

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

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Sunday, March 02 - Free Day in Kona/Night Time Manta Ray Snorkel Tri...
Breakfast: Breakfast on your own to choose from the variety of options available along Alii Drive.

Morning: Free day to explore Kailua-Kona or snorkel along the Kona coast. There is a free trolley from the Sheraton Kona Resort to Kailua-Kona town (you must show your room key to get free rate)

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Continue your Free Afternoon before departing in the late afternoon for a night time Manta Ray Snorkeling excursion.

Dinner: Picnic dinner aboard the snorkel boat

Evening: Field Trip: Tonight we go in search of manta rays on a night time snorkel. Large underwater lights attract plankton which in turn attract feeding Manta Rays (if the mantas feel like turning up - they are "wild" after all). In any case, it will be a unique experience and we're sure to see a lot of fish.

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: 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

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eight: Monday, March 03 - Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii/Puukohola Hei...
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii/Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site/Backyard Luau

Breakfast: Ainakai Restaurant

Morning: Field Trip: Today we head north up the Kohala Coast of Hawaii. Our first stop will be at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA). NELHA's mission is "to develop and diversify the Hawaii economy by providing resources and facilities for energy and ocean-related research, education, and commercial activities in an environmentally sound and culturally sensitive manner."

Lunch: Picnic lunch at beautiful Spencer Beach Park

Afternoon: Field Trip: Puukohola Heiau, the "Temple on the Hill of the Whale,” was built by Kamehameha I in 1790-1791 to incur the favor of the war god, Kuka`ilimoku. This was the last major heiau (traditional temple or place of worship) built in the islands.

Dinner: The group will experience a backyard luau with a local family. Please understand that these types of experiences are a rare treat and may not be possible at the time the group visits.

Evening: Cultural Event: This traditional cultural event includes local stories, imu (underground oven) preparation and cooking, local plant life, hula, music, and other cultural activities. Please understand that these types of experiences are a rare treat and may not be possible at the time the group visits.

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

Additional nights after: See addtl nights comments
If you wish to stay extra nights at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, please call Central Reservations at (866) 837-4256 and identify yourself as a member of our PII Road Scholar program. You will be given the best available rate at the time of booking.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Nine: Tuesday, March 04 - Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Hi...
Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park/Snorkeling in Honaunau Bay & Free Time in Kona

Breakfast: Ainakai Restaurant

Morning: Field Trip: Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park was a “Place of Refuge” provided to Hawaiians who broke a kapu (law) or were defeated in battle, giving them a second chance. It was a place of sanctuary where all was forgiven – sacred ground where life could begin anew.

Lunch: Picnic Lunch at beach

Afternoon: Snorkeling in beautiful Honaunau Bay. Upon returning to the hotel, there will be free time to explore Kona.

Dinner: Ainakai Restaurant- Group's Aloha (Farewell) Dinner

Lodging: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Ten: Wednesday, March 05 - Hotel Check Out/Independent Departures
Breakfast: Ainakai Restaurant

Morning: Hotel check out by 11:00 am and independent departures

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
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
Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Ahuena HeiauThis well-restored religious site, once the personal heiau of King Kamehemeha the Great features prayer and drum houses, carved tiki gods and an oracle tower. King Kamehameha worshipped at this site from 1813 until his death in 1819. It is located on the grounds of the hotel but the public may visit the site during the day. King Kamehemeha Kona Beach Hotel 75-5660 Palani Road Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Tel: 808-326-4969 Hours: 9am - 4pm daily 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
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: Sunday-Saturday 9am-4pm Adults: $6.00 Seniors: $4.00
For additional information, visit: www.huliheepalace.org
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
Parker RanchParker Ranch, in Waimea was founded in 1847 and is one of the oldest ranches in the United States. Spreading approximately 175,000 acres of the island, Parker Ranch is also one of the country's largest cattle ranches. Learn about life on a working cattle ranch that has been home to Hawaii's cowboy, the paniolo, for six generations. The ranch is open daily with wagon rides, museum tours, historic homes tours, plus shopping and dining. 67-1435 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743 Located off Hwy 190 in Kamuela Tel: 808-885-7311 Headquarters Tel: 808-885-7655 Museum & Visitor Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission: $6.50 per person. Child & Senior discounts available.
For additional information, visit: www.parkerranch.com
Pua Mau Place Arboretum & Botanical GardenThe name Pua Mau means ever-blooming in native Hawaiian. The Garden is located on the west slope of the Kohala Mountains on the Kohala coast, a unique area of the Big Island where arid mountain slopes and intriguing ravines slice through the landscape. See an expanding collection of continuous flowering plants including a Hibiscus Maze planted in over 200 varieties of hibiscus, incredible sculptures found no where else, and an arrangement of large stones based on the standing stone circles associated with Celtic culture in the British Isles. 10 Ala Kahua Kawaihae, HI 96743 Tel: 808-882-0888 Hours: 9am-4pm Daily
For additional information, visit: www.puamau.com

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