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Program #19584RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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: 35 total, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 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.

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Doubletree Hotel San Francisco Airport: San Francisco, CA, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
835 Airport Blvd
Burlingame, CA 94010-9949 USA
phone: 650-344-5500
web: doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/SFOAODT-DoubleTree-by-Hilton-Hotel-San-Francisco-Airport-California/index.do

Room amenities: Flat screen TV with premium cable, clock radio with MP3 connectivity, work desk, dual-line telephone with voicemail and data port, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea, and individual climate control.

Facility amenities: Business center, fax, photocopying, printer, audio/visual equipment rental, airline desk, ATM, baggage storage, car rental desk, guest activity/recreation desk, local area transportation, lounge, room service, safety deposit boxes, restaurant and 24-hour food service, library, bayside jogging path and fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
Please contact DoubleTree Hotel Reservations directly at 650-344-5500 for additional reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Yosemite Lodge: Yosemite National Park, CA, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: As the closest property to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is an idyllic spot for families, group retreats and visitors seeking the comforts of a hotel after an exciting day exploring the wilderness. In 1998, the main complex was redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings. Landscaping of indigenous trees, shrubs and wildflowers further reflect the natural beauty of Yosemite Valley.

Contact info:
9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 USA
phone: 801-559-4884
web: www.yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_YosemiteLodge.aspx

Room amenities: Rooms are furnished with a desk, private bathroom, telephone and television with select programming. Yosemite Lodge does not have air conditioning in any guest accommodations.

Facility amenities: On site post office. Wireless access is complimentary to all Yosemite Lodge guests. Free shuttle service to various locations in Yosemite Valley. Heated outdoor swimming pool is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, conditions permitting.

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

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort & Conference Center: Sequoia Kings Canyon Parks, 1...
Type: Conference Center

Description: Nestled in the golden Sierra foothills of Central California, Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center is four hours away from both Los Angeles and San Francisco and just minutes east of Fresno. A conference center, several smaller lodges, and country cottages are gracefully situated around the verdant 75-acre property. The resort has a mix of 52 guest rooms ranging from small two-person cottages to spacious hotel style accommodations. There are numerous recreational activities and sites not far from Wonder Valley, including Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks; zephyr whitewater rafting on the Kings River; boating and water-skiing on Pine Flat Lake; Fresno County Blossom Trail; and antique shopping in Old Town Clovis.

Contact info:
6450 Elwood Road
Sanger, CA 93657 USA
phone: 800-821-2801
web: www.wondervalley.com

Room amenities: The 52 guest rooms range from country cottages to spacious hotel-style rooms that overlook the swimming pools and lake or have a view of the surrounding Sierra foothills. Every guest room features heating and air conditioning, in-room coffee service, telephone, free high-speed Internet access and satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Wonder Valley Ranch Resort offers guests many forms of recreation on its 75-acre property. Its large Equestrian Center provides guests with an opportunity to ride friendly horses through the scenic Sierra foothills. Water fun and activities abound everywhere at Wonder Valley with two sparkling pools, a water slide and Dalton Pond on which to enjoy sailing, fishing, canoe rides or swimming. Guests who enjoy outdoor sports can take advantage of tennis courts as well as volleyball, softball, horseshoes and basketball along with many other recreational activities. An on-site coin-operated laundry is available to guests seven days a week

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

Hilton Garden Inn: Victorville, CA, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Victorville hotel in California, located about 80 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, offers comfortable accommodations, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful high desert.

Contact info:
12603 Mariposa Rd
Victorville, CA 92395 USA
phone: 760-952-1200
web: www.victorville.hgi.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are equipped with the Garden Sleep System, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and plasma TV, along with a king-size bed or two queen beds, a comfortable sitting room and complimentary wireless high speed Internet service.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include non-smoking rooms, handicapped-accessible rooms, full-service hotel restaurant, in-room dining service (available nightly), outdoor pool and indoor whirlpool spa, workout facility, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart, and complimentary 24-hour Business Center. Valet and self laundry are available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel 29 Palms Inn & Suites: Twentynine Plams, CA Joshua Tree Park, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel 29 Palms is 3 miles from the Joshua Tree National Park. Amenities include a fitness center, a 24 hr business center with high-speed Cable and WiFi wireless Internet access, outdoor heated pool & spa, and a 24 hr front desk with friendly, helpful, and professional staff to assist with your needs. For your travel comfort all guestrooms are non-smoking and have high-speed DSL Internet access, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, 27" TV w/ HBO & ESPN, activity desk and chair.

Contact info:
71809 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 USA
phone: 760-361-4009
web: www.hotel29palms.com

Room amenities: Color TV, desk, free internet, a refrigerator, a microwave, and free morning newspaper.

Facility amenities: Fitness Center, Business Center and Outdoor Heated Spa onsite.

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

Elevator: Yes

South Rim Lodge: Grand Canyon National Park, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: The South Rim lodge (Maswik or Yavapai) was built within a quarter mile of the S. Rim.

Contact info:
S. Rim Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Television, phone, bath. Refrigerators available upon request for medications.

Facility amenities: The lodge is convenient to all the shops, museums and restaurants within Grand Canyon Village. Free shuttle buses stop at the lodge.

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

Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel offers the newest luxurious accommodations for visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Contact info:
30 North 100 East
Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764 USA
phone: 866-866-6634
web: http://www.zionparkinn.com/

Room amenities: Rooms have a flat panel color television with over 50 channels and pay-per view movies available. The room also offers an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker with complimentary coffee, data ports, wireless Internet and voice mail.

Facility amenities: Interior corridors, heated outdoor pool and spa,business center, exercise facilities and guest laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Zion Park Inn: Zion National Park, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: Zion Park Inn has the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park as a backdrop and offers spectacular views from rooms and the restaurant windows. This premier lodging choice offers stunning scenery along with excellent amenities and comfortable rooms. The Zion Park Inn is the largest facility within Zion National Park area. The comfortable guest rooms have been designed to echo the natural elegance of Zion National Park. Natural furnishings complement the creature comforts and amenities you would expect in the heart of Zion National Park lodging. Guests can relax in the "Great Room" with its soaring ceiling and roaring fireplace, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or soak in the hot tub. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy the charm and beauty of the meticulously landscaped grounds.

Contact info:
1215 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767 USA
phone: 435-772-3200
web: www.zionparkinn.com

Room amenities: Desk work area, individual climate control, alarm clocks, feature data ports, televisions, pay-per-view movies, interactive games and music, coffee maker, hair dryer, refrigerator, voice messaging, and free high speed wireless access.

Facility amenities: Convenient onsite amenities include full service Switchback Grille Restaurant with patio, deli, liquor store, and guest laundry facilities, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, basketball/volleyball court, badminton, putting green, gift shop, and elevator.

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

Elevator: Yes



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 ...
12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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