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Secrets of Southwest Florida: From the Gulf to the Glades

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Barbara from Morristown, NJ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 03/08/15 - 03/13/15
Program in Naples, Florida is well organized with variety of activities, mostly outdoors. Very good learning experience.

James from Hudson, WI Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 02/01/15 - 02/06/15
A good program, mostly about the Everglades. Be aware that most Everglades sites are some distance from Naples and that means a fair amount of coach riding. Good trip leader, with most meals at interesting local restaurants. Very good accommodations at Holiday Inn Express. Program did not spend much time in Naples itself, so plan on staying on a few days if you want to take in the sights there.

Cora from Mineral Ridge, OH Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 01/18/15 - 01/23/15
Lots of time in the field seeing the plants and animals. Great food.

Hugh from Hoboken, NJ Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
I enjoyed the March 9 2014 "Secrets of SW Fla". During the tour, we were informed that the "National Parks Conservation Assoc." is a charity to assist Nat'l Parks and is deserving of our support. If you look up that association on an in independent web site Charity Navigator at http://charitynavigator.org you will see it is rated only 2 of 4 stars, primarily because it spends almost 1/3 of its revenue on fundraising and because there are other charities paired with specific parks that are more highly rated. If you're inclined to donate for national parks, keep this info in mind.

Gail from Kennett Square, PA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
This program reveals so much history and information about southern Florida, and highlights the Everglades. I learned a lot about the Everglades that was new to me. This program is great for history buffs, nature lovers, plant lovers and birders.

Dorothy from Princeton Jct, NJ Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
Nice overview of Southwest Florida, history of Naples and Collier County, introduction to the Everglades.

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