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GRANTS PASS, OREGON

Southern Oregon Outdoor Adventure: Rafting, Caving, Hiking and Crater Lake With Your Grandchild!

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Program #14878RJ
6 Days | 5 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.

Itinerary for Aug 10 — Aug 15, 2014

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Type: Inn

Description: The Riverside Inn is located next to the scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass, OR. As the largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, it is convenient to historic downtown Grants Pass. Each of the guest rooms includes a private balcony overlooking the river.

Contact info:
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
phone: 541-476-6873
web: www.riverside-inn.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Rogue River. Each room has a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

Facility amenities: Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10AM - 10PM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates & avail.
Please call hotel for rates and availability, and to book additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 10 - Program orientation and meeting your fellow parti...
Arrive To: Road Scholar registration is in the lobby from 4:00-5:00PM. Meet your Group Leaders and fellow participants!

Dinner: Gather in the lobby at 5:00 to head out for dinner and orientation. Enjoy dinner with all of your fellow participants at a delicious restaurant in downtown Grants Pass.

Evening: At orientation, your Group Leaders will introduce themselves, and you'll learn all about the fun you'll be having in the days ahead!

Lodging: Riverside Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Riverside Inn is located next to the scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass, OR. As the largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, it is convenient to historic downtown Grants Pass. Each of the guest rooms includes a private balcony overlooking the river.

Contact info:
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
phone: 541-476-6873
web: www.riverside-inn.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Rogue River. Each room has a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

Facility amenities: Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10AM - 10PM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates & avail.
Please call hotel for rates and availability, and to book additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 11 - Explore the beautiful Oregon Caves!
Note: Note: Today's trip to the caves includes a 90min underground tour with 500 steps and walking uphill for 5-10min durations. Children must be at least 42in tall and pass a stair test unassisted.

Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Travel to the Oregon Caves, enjoying all the beautiful, fascinating scenery along the way! Once you arrive, you'll take a tour through a marble cave, and discover how the geology, fossils, cave life, bats, watershed, old-growth forest, and human history make Oregon Caves significant.

Lunch: Enjoy a boxed lunch at the Oregon Caves. After lunch, take a few minutes to explore the historic chateau, built by the Conservation Corps in 1934.

Afternoon: This afternoon, continue your exploration of the Oregon Caves National Monument outside, recently expanded from 750 to 3,000 acres.

Dinner: Relax after your caving adventure at a picnic dinner at Riverside Park in Grants Pass.

Evening: Wow! Who knew you could get so up-close and personal with wild animals?! Tonight, head off to Wildlife Images, a rehabilitation and education center, where you'll learn about the animals of Southern Oregon and make some new feathered and furry friends!

Lodging: Riverside Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Riverside Inn is located next to the scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass, OR. As the largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, it is convenient to historic downtown Grants Pass. Each of the guest rooms includes a private balcony overlooking the river.

Contact info:
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
phone: 541-476-6873
web: www.riverside-inn.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Rogue River. Each room has a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

Facility amenities: Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10AM - 10PM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates & avail.
Please call hotel for rates and availability, and to book additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 12 - Hear the 'Rogue River Story' and then have your o...
Hear the 'Rogue River Story' and then have your own river rafting adventure!

Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Load up and head out for a fun and exciting day of rafting on the beautiful Rogue River!

Morning: Meet with the group to hear the 'Rogue River Story' from your instructor. Learn to identify the flora and fauna of the Rogue River and discover the unique geology of this beautiful, powerful river that cuts across the Coast Range and the Siskiyou National Forest on its way to the Pacific Ocean.

Load up and head out for a fun and exciting day of rafting on the beautiful Rogue River!

Lunch: Your river guides will provide you with a delicious lunch while you relax by the river.

Afternoon: Continue your rafting trip on the beautiful Rogue River, the perfect combination of incredible geography, sparkling water, sunshine and fresh breezes. You'll see why rafting the Rogue is such a popular activity in Southern Oregon.

Dinner: Enjoy a great meal at another Grants Pass restaurant!

Evening: Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening of free time. Rumor has it that the hotel pool feels fabulous after a full day of rafting and exploring!

Lodging: Riverside Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Riverside Inn is located next to the scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass, OR. As the largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, it is convenient to historic downtown Grants Pass. Each of the guest rooms includes a private balcony overlooking the river.

Contact info:
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
phone: 541-476-6873
web: www.riverside-inn.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Rogue River. Each room has a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

Facility amenities: Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10AM - 10PM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates & avail.
Please call hotel for rates and availability, and to book additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 13 - Explore magical, mystical Crater Lake
Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Travel to Crater Lake, a magical place that has inspired people for hundreds of years. You'll find a deep, pure lake, sheer cliffs almost two thousand feet high, two picturesque islands, and a place with a very violent volcanic past. Immeasurably beautiful, Crater Lake is an outstanding outdoor laboratory, classroom and playground.

Lunch: Eat your picnic lunch while enjoying one of the most beautiful views in the world.

Afternoon: There are so many great spots to explore at Crater Lake! Hike, learn and play!

Dinner: Enjoy another delicious dining experience in Grants Pass.

Lodging: Riverside Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: The Riverside Inn is located next to the scenic Rogue River in Grants Pass, OR. As the largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, it is convenient to historic downtown Grants Pass. Each of the guest rooms includes a private balcony overlooking the river.

Contact info:
986 SW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 USA
phone: 541-476-6873
web: www.riverside-inn.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms have private balconies overlooking the Rogue River. Each room has a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

Facility amenities: Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Heated outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10AM - 10PM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for rates & avail.
Please call hotel for rates and availability, and to book additional nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 14 - Spend the day at an outdoor challenge course and ...
Spend the day at an outdoor challenge course and enjoy dinner in Ashland!

Note: Today's challenge course is connected by uneven hiking paths on a hillside in the woods outside of Ashland, Or. Please wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes today.

Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Head out in the morning to the Earth Teach challenge course. Get ready to explore your boundaries with the group as you work the challenge course together under the guidance of facilitators.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch under the trees at the challenge course.

Afternoon: This afternoon, continue the challenge course. There will be an opportunity for high elements for those who wish to swing through the trees!

Dinner: Head down to the scenic town of Ashland for a celebration dinner. Relive the highlights of the week before heading back to Grants Pass for the night.

Lodging: Riverside Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 15 - Check-Out
Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Time to say good-bye to your new friends and safe travels home!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Grants Pass, OR
Grants Pass Visitors and Convention BureauFor information about things to do in Grants Pass and on the Rogue River, contact visitor information at 1-800-547-5927 or 541-476-7717 or visit their website.
For additional information, visit: www.visitgrantspass.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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