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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Helen from Horse Shoe, NC Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/31/15 - 09/06/15
I loved staying in the Monastery. The food was fantastic and the peace and quiet after a day of hiking was so nice. The information received was interesting. Accommodations for different levels of hiking was also good. Seeing Shoshone Falls was a highlight for me.

Robbin from Batavia, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/01/14 - 09/07/14
We found this trip very interesting and informative. We had never been to Idaho and the area is definitely different from Illinois. The informative talks on the bus and in the evenings were all very interesting. The people we met were interesting and friendly. The accommodations were pleasant and the Monastery had lots of places to sit and read or talk, in the little free time we had. The food was plentiful and good and there were always hot drinks at any time. The program was well run and kept us busy from 7:45 AM to 8 PM daily. There was time on a bus each day, as the hikes were not nearby. This was a good time to read, talk, knit, or sleep! We found the hikes easy to moderate and the areas we hiked in were vastly different each day. There were still flowers blooming and the weather was perfect for hiking. We really enjoyed our week in Idaho.

Doug from Inverness, FL Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 09/01/14 - 09/07/14
One of my favorites! Just barely a moderately challenging experience but the terrain was unique to me, offering something new and educational each day. Program layout was superb with all group leaders offering insight and historical facts. Our glimpse of monastic life was a distinct experience in itself. Splendid hospitality, outstanding food and immaculate accommodations.

Suzanne from Beaverton, OR Number of programs attended: 29
Date attended: 09/01/14 - 09/07/14
Enjoyed taking the less taxing hikes so I could stop and smell the Sage Brush and take lots of photos. Learned about Monastery life. All hiking levels were accommodated. You need to be comfortable hiking at 6,000 plus elevations.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
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