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Program #11973RJ
6 Days | 5 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. 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.
Jim from Benton, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
This was our first Road Scholar program and our first visit to Arizona--we would do both again! We are extremely pleased with Road Scholar, and we anticipate doing another trip in the not-too-distance future. Our two leaders, Matt and Robin, made the trip for us--as well as the great variety of birds they found and identified for us. Jim and Sheila, Missouri

Lynn from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
An excellent 1st Road Scholar experience for me. We saw a total of over 130 species, with Robin and Matt, our guides, trying to help everyone see them all. There were 17 participants with a wide range of birding skills, ages. There is quite a bit of time in the vans, but that's necessary to get us to the best birding spots. The Portal Peak Lodge is a modest place, but it's truly set in the middle of paradise. I would recommend this trip highly.

Stephanie from Scarborough, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
Robin and Matt were very good guides and I was able to see and identify a number of birds that I had never seen before. As an interested, but not expert, birdwatcher, I was still able to keep up and enjoy the trip.

Ian from North York, ON Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/11/14
We saw over 130 species, and added scores to our life list. However, if you are looking for a specific bird, do your homework, and choose your session accordingly. Many target birds are migrants and may not be there yet, or may have already gone.

Jo Ann from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
Robin and Sherri were the best. I added 3 life birds and loved the mountains. The crew at Portal Peak put out max effort but I couldn't get over being charged for coffee at breakfast. JoAnn Raine

Janet from Riverside, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
What a great program for those who love to bird. Robin and Shari did everything they could to find birds and they were very successful! They make a great team. The motel in Portal was in the perfect location for local birding. I highly recommend this program.

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