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Program #12346RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
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Daniel Gordon Jan 28, 2015 at 07:35 PM

We are a couple, first RS trip, lots of OAT trips, traveling to Auckland on March 1 to allow recovery for time change. Would like to contact others. Dan Gordon

Chris Lund Dec 06, 2014 at 09:35 PM

I am a woman traveling solo and I will be on the 1/13/15 trip.I will be joining the trip late on the 15th because I am coming from the New Zealand Odyssey trip which precedes this one.
Bernice Maw Dec 07, 2014 at 04:43 PM

I am also a woman traveling solo, but have put in for a companion share. Looking forward to meeting you on this trip.

Bernice Maw Nov 10, 2014 at 05:26 PM

Anyone else willing to post that they are going on the trip starting 1/13/15?

Phyllis Hunter Aug 30, 2014 at 08:30 PM


Helen Cagampang Oct 28, 2012 at 05:21 PM

Oops! Looks like I put my question in the wrong place (in the computer thread). I wondering whether to bring hiking boots or not? I'd rather not because of the bulk, but don't want to be slogging on a slippery hillside with the wrong footwear. Thoughts?
Charles Anderson Oct 28, 2012 at 07:32 PM

I wear low hikers, my wife wears mid hikers. You could call or email Judy and John, our leaders. They very nice and helpful..
Helen Cagampang Oct 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM

Thanks - I've just emailed Judy. First time RS trip for me. Do not know what to expect.

Charles Anderson Jul 23, 2012 at 02:22 PM

I'll already be carrying a camera and a few lenses. I tend not to leave a computer in a hotel room so I need to carry it on the bus but don't know how we'll be 'equiped' transportation wise.
Carol Brown Aug 07, 2012 at 12:46 PM

I haven't decided if I'm going to bring a computer, but most likely not because they are so bulky. If our trip last year to South America is any indication, I would think leaving a computer on the bus would not be a problem.
Charles Anderson Aug 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I've got a query in to RS and awaiting their answer on the type of transportation and feasability of carrying a computer.
Carol Brown Aug 18, 2012 at 02:28 PM

Good, look forward to hearing. I'm thinking about bringing a small tablet or something, just to back-up pictures!
Charles Anderson Aug 20, 2012 at 04:09 PM

Charles Anderson Aug 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM

RS said we'd have a 33 passenger bus with a max of 24 participants. I'm leaning towards taking my computer. They also said there would be time at the Auckland airport for me to get a sim card for my iPhone. One thing different from what I'm used to is RS recommends leaving the computer in the hotel rather than on the bus. On my other 6 RS trips, the bus was always locked or attended.
Claire Meyers Oct 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM

Anything not on the list that is best to take? Are you taking a poncho and rainproof jacket both?
Charles Anderson Oct 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM

I'm just taking a rain suit but my wife may take a poncho and rainsuit.
Charles Anderson Oct 19, 2012 at 05:25 PM

In reference to my earlier post about computer safety, I've talked and emailed with the trip leaders. If the computer doesn't fit in the hotel safe, we'll take it on the bus.
Claire Meyers Oct 20, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Thanks for answering, Charles. Does anyone know about Wi-Fi at our hotels? Does the fact that it shows a website mean they have WiFi?
Charles Anderson Oct 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM

If you got to each of those websites, tell you, I think, if there's wifi available. I think there may be a charge at most hotels.
Claire Meyers Oct 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM

Thanks, I'll check that.

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19 nights of accommodations
53 meals: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 18 dinners
22 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances
1 Flights during the program


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