Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

BEGINS IN: TUCSON, ARIZONA

On the Road: America’s Great Deserts and Their National Parks

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

CA

Interest

On the Road

Price Range

over $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #13480RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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.
Meals: 25 total, 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Lodging
Expand all
Tucson Holiday Inn - Airport: Tucson. AZ, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Minutes from Tucson International Airport and central to all Tucson destinations, the Holiday Inn Tucson Airport is perfectly situated for activities on the Upper Sonoran Desert.

Contact info:
4550 S Palo Verde
Tucson, AZ 85714 USA
phone: 520-746-1161
web: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, individually controlled AC, in-room pay-per-view movies, ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, work desk

Facility amenities: 301 guest rooms on 6 floors, on site restaurant with room service, and cocktail lounge, outdoor pool, whirlpool, ATM, gift shop and newsstand.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact Holiday Inn - Tucson Airport for rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Wingate Hotel: Yuma, AZ, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Yuma, AZ, one of the warmest, sunniest locations in Arizona, close to shopping, restaurants with a wide range of cuisines, golf, hiking, fishing and sightseeing.

Contact info:
1760 Sunridge Dr
Yuma, AZ 85364 USA
phone: 928-783-1400
web: wygateyuma@mmproperties.com

Room amenities: Air conditioned, Hair dryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, cordless phones, safe in room, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV and On Demand movies, 24 hour sundry shop.

Facility amenities: 100% no smoking facility, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, wired and wireless Internet, handicap facilities, wheel chair access, indoor corridors and elevator, fitness center, guest laundromat, gift shop, free fax and copy service, pool table.

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

Elevator: Yes

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa: Desert Hot Springs, CA, 3 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Eight pools are scattered around the property. The largest is kept at about 80 degrees. The smaller pools bubble and percolated at about 104 soothing degrees. All of the pools are fed directly from the mineral waters of Desert Hot Springs.

Contact info:
10625 Palm Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 USA
phone: 800-400-4414
web: www.miraclesprings.com

Room amenities: See web link below.

Facility amenities: A variety of massages, facials, body therapies and spa treatments in addition to the mineral water hot springs.

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

Furnace Creek Ranch: Death Valley, CA, 3 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Furnace Creek Ranch is a complete resort fashioned on the grounds of the original working ranch and later the housing for the 20 mule team operation. Located in Death Valley National Park, the Ranch offers hiking in adjacent canyons, swimming, golf, tennis and horseback riding.

Contact info:
Hwy 190
Death Valley, AZ 92328 USA
phone: 760-786-2345
web: www.furnacecreekresort.com

Room amenities: A/C, TV, phone, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, phone.

Facility amenities: Three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, an outdoor, spring-fed, geothermal swimming pool - always at 82 degrees, lighted tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course (lowest elevation course in the world), a gift shop and a general store.

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

Additional nights after: Seasonal.
Call Furnace Creek for rates applicable to your stay.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

Ratings

5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Back to Back Adventures

Choose a nearby learning adventure to add before or after this program:

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768