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Hawaii's National Parks: Exploring Five Islands from Volcanoes to Pearl Harbor

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Program #2810RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
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Start of Program
Oct 14, 2013
Registration between 3:00 -5:00 pm in Hilo Hawaiian Hotel Lobby. Upon arrival, please proceed to the hotel's front desk to check in. You will then be directed to the Road Scholar registration desk.
You will be staying at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel that night.
Location: Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
Nearest city or town: Hilo
Nearest airport: Hilo Airport

End of Program
Oct 30, 2013
Program ends after breakfast. Independent check outs by 12:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Waikiki Resort Hotel the night before.
Location: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Nearest city or town: Honolulu
Nearest highway: H-1 Freeway
Nearest airport: Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Type: Hotel

Description: Comfortable, laid back Hilo is the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and an authentic taste of Hawaii's Big Island. The Hilo Hawaiian Hotel is located right on Hilo Bay and only two miles from Hilo Airport. Old banyan trees line the drive to the hotel, most of which were planted in the 1930's by celebrities such as Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart and Cecil B. DeMille. Mauna Kea looms in the background and the arched bridge that leads to Coconut Island is only steps from the doors of the resort. The hotel is flanked by a beautiful beach, the Liliuokalani Gardens and the Naniloa Country Club.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 800-367-5004
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: Each room has a private bath, clock/radio, television,coffee maker iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), telephone, high-speed Internet access (additional fee) and air-conditioning. There is no Wi-Fi available in the rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a swimming pool, sun deck, Queen’s Court Restaurant, Waioli Lounge, gift shop, free parking, lcoin-operated laundromat (open 6:00 am - 10:00 pm), broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing, free Wi-Fi in lobby, safety deposit box at front desk, 24- hour front desk and florist on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See below
Special 2013 Road Scholar room rate is: Standard Garden View Room - $100.00 + taxes Deluxe Ocean View Room - $125.00 + taxes Please note: * At the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, your program uses deluxe ocean view rooms. You may want to consider booking a deluxe room for your pre-program stay to avoid having to change rooms.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: The Waikiki Resort Hotel is very well located in the heart of Waikiki, half a block away from the Kuhio Beach section of world famous Waikiki Beach and in the shadow of iconic Diamond Head. Being near Kuhio Beach is a real plus, as it is the most interesting part of Waikiki Beach because it is wide, sandy, nicely landscaped, and it is home to the beachboy stands which send out surfers and outrigger canoes. The hotel is also within walking distance of other popular attractions such as Kapiolani Park (great for morning or evening walks), the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the International Marketplace, King's Village shops, and a multitude of restaurants and other attractions.

Contact info:
2460 Koa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 USA
phone: 808-922-4911
web: www.waikikiresort.com

Room amenities: Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, private balcony, high speed Internet access (plug in available in room, not Wi-Fi, for surcharge of $9.95 plus tax per 24 hour period as of 7/12), hair dryers, ironing boards with irons, refrigerator, shower or shower and 1/2 bath tub, clock radio, color TV with on demand movies and games, and an in-room safe (surcharge) .

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, sundry and gift shops, self-service laundry, a laundry and dry cleaning service, a 24-hour business center, two restaurants, and a 24-hour bell desk, front desk, Wi-Fi available in lobby (no fee) and hotel security service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See rates in comments section
2014 Double/Single Rates: $130.00 + tax for January-March, July-August, & December $120.00 + tax for April-June, September -November

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
47 meals: 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
1 Performances
3 Flights during the program

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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