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Program #21225RJ
24 Days | 23 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Start of Program
Feb 2, 2014
Overnight flight to Papeete, Tahiti and early morning arrival the next day, February 2, 2014. Orientation after lunch at Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel.
You will be staying at the Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel that night.
Location: Tahiti
Nearest city or town: Papeete
Nearest airport: Tahiti Faaa International Airport
Transportation to site: Tahiti does not have a train system; there is a bus system in Tahiti but generally is used to go around the island and does not accommodate luggage easily. Taxi cabs are readily available outside Tahiti airport. For more information, please visit www.tahititourisme.com

End of Program
Feb 24, 2014
Farewell Dinner on February 23, 2014; afternoon flight departure on February 24, 2014 from Sydney, Australia via Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles
You will be staying at the Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour the night before.
Location: Sydney
Nearest airport: Sydney Airport
Transportation to site: The Airport Rail Link runs directly from the International Airport Terminal through the Domestic Terminal at Sydney Airport to the City Circle train line stopping at Central, Museum, St James, Circular Quay, Wynyard and Town Hall Stations in the city. The complete trip takes around 20 minutes with a train leaving on average every 10 minutes. For more information, go to http://www.airportlink.com.au/
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just 15 km south of Faa International Airport, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks beautiful white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and majestic mountains. Located along a lagoon, the resort has an exceptional view of the island of Moorea and offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and 12- over water bungalows. Rooms offer vivid colors with Polynesian flair. Additionally, there’s a vibrant international arts scene occuring at Le Méridien Tahiti. L’Atelier, its onsite art space, features contemporary artists from across French Polynesia and the world. Unlike most galleries, L’Atelier draws creative guests with exhibitions as well as with artists themselves. Its loft is an inviting setting for lectures, art workshops, and openings where guests will find fresh opportunities to peruse contemporary art. Guests are free to observe artists at work and/or enroll in an art class with the visiting artist (a fee applies).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 380595
97718 Tamanu, Tahiti, French Polynesia
phone: +011- (689) 470707
web: www.lemeridientahiti.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning, direct dial phone, safe, satellite television, WIFI (for a fee), minibar, refrigerator, and coffee-make. Bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower and hair dryer. Terraces are available in all rooms.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a (2) restaurants- La Plantation offering a mix of Polynesian and international flavors buffet-style or ala carte, and the gourmet restaurant Le Carre, located right by the lagoon. Live music and cocktails are available at the Astroblabe bar and casual drinks can be found at the Pool Bar. Le Meridien Tahiti also provides complimentary use of its sandy bottom swimming pool (largest in the South Pacific), kayaks and outrigger canoes, aqua gym classes, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and ping pong. Meeting rooms and business facilities are also available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See "Addtl Nights Comments"
A special group rate will be honored 7 days prior and 10 days after the “main program dates”, based on space availability. Participants will pay directly to the hotel for these accommodations and need a credit card for the guarantee. To book, contact Le Méridien Hotel Reservations Department Contact : Nathalie Merehau Tél : 47 07 29 -Fax : 47 07 28 E-mail : rez@lemeridien-tahiti.pf Participants must reference Road Scholar to receive special rates

Check in time: 1:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Overlooking Darling Harbour, the hotel is located beside Chinatown and the Entertainment & Convention Centers. It is a five-minute walk of the heart of the city.

Contact info:
17 Little Pier Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
phone: +61 2 8217 4000
web: http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3021-novotel-rockford-darling-harbour/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and internet access.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a safety deposit box, gymnasium, indoor heated lap pool and foreign exchange facilities. Valet laundry service is available or a commercial laundry is located nearby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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22 nights of accommodations
61 meals: 22 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 20 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
16 Performances
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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