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8 Days | 7 Nights
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. 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: 19 total, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

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.

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Captain's Lodge and Villas: Everglades City, FL, 3 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: We are a small family run lodge located in the heart of the Everglades National Park. The lodge was originally built in the early 70's to accommodate the avid fisherman and the new wave of ECO Tours. We can offer a small reception area, chickee hut with bbq pit, and plenty of free parking.

Contact info:
102 East Broadway
Everglade city, FL 34139 USA
phone: 239-695-4211
web: www.captainstablehotel.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations have private baths and air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Waterfront pool

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Miccosukee Resort and Gaming: Miami, 1 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Along the southeastern edge of the beautiful Florida Everglades, is the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. The Property is comprised of 302 guest rooms and luxurious suites, which are custom designed to create a comfortable and delightful guest experience.Guests can select from a choice of five dining options or simply relax at our Cypress Lounge and enjoy live entertainment.

Contact info:
500 S.W. 177th Avenue
Miami, FL 33194 USA
phone: 877-242-6464
web: www.miccosukeeresort.com

Room amenities: All guest rooms are equipped with wireless internet access, telephone, voice mail, modem, 27" remote control television, premium cable programming, pay-per-view movies, PlayStation games, mini-bar, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, robe & slippers, bath scale and an in-room safe. Guest Services include wheelchair access, 24-hour room service, 24-hour dry cleaning and laundry services, 24-hour front desk services and shuttle bus services.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western "Gateway to the Keys": Florida City, FL, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Stay at this newly renovated, 100% non-smoking Florida City, Florida hotel located adjacent to Homestead and close to attractions such as the Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys and Biscayne National Park. This Southern Florida area hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests will enjoy an array of amenities , an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub

Contact info:
411 S Krome Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034-4913 USA
phone: 305-246-5100
web: bestwesternflorida.com/hotels/best-western-gateway-to-the-keys

Room amenities: Cable satellite television....Free local calls under 30 minutes....Microwave...Refrigerator....High-speed Internet access hard wired in every room.....Air-conditioning

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

Additional nights after: Discount based on availability
Call Best Western directly (305) 246-5100 Mon through Fri 9-5 EST. Ask for Sonia Shelton and mention “Road Scholar” to make the reservations. Based on Availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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.

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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips


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