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9 Days | 8 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.
Start of Program
Sep 6, 2013
Registration is from 3:30-5:00 PM in hotel lobby. A Manager’s Reception begins at 5:30PM and dinner is served at 6:00PM. Program orientation and participant introductions are scheduled after dinner.
You will be staying at the Embassy Suites Los Angeles International Airport/South that night.
Location: Los Angeles Airport Area
Nearest city or town: El Segundo CA
Nearest highway: 405 and 105 Freeways
Nearest airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

End of Program
Sep 14, 2013
Bus returns to Embassy Suites between 4:00-6:00 PM depending upon traffic. Please make your flight departure arrangements after 7:00PM.
You will be staying at the Stovepipe Wells Resort the night before.
Location: Los Angeles Airport Area
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: The beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel is an upscale, full-service hotel conveniently located just one mile south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and an ideal stopover point for LAX travelers. The hotel offers spacious two-room suites surrounding a lush tropical atrium. Wireless highspeed Internet access is available throughout the hotel. With easy access to all freeways, it's located within an hour's drive to dozens of Los Angeles-area tourist attractions and local beaches. 24-hour complimentary LAX Airport shuttle to/from hotel.

Contact info:
1440 E. Imperial Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245 USA
phone: 310-640-3600
web: embassysuites1.hilton.com

Room amenities: All of the 350 spacious two-room suites have a galley kitchen; wet bar; two remote control color TV's with cable and in-suite movies; electronic locks; coffee maker; iron/ironing board; hair dryer; and free daily newspaper.

Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with an Indoor pool, whirlpool, sundeck and exercise room; gift shop; room service; laundry/valet service; ATM; baggage storage and luggage hold; and news stand. Each suite has a dining area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, and wet bar with dishware; and two TV's and pay-per-view movies. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Wi-Fi Internet service is available throughout the hotel and all guest rooms at a rate of $9.95/day per device. Guests may sign up for service at the hotel's front desk. A password is required.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Reservations may be made directly with the hotel by calling (310) 640-3600 and asking for Jennifer Rodriguez (Sales Dept.). Identify yourself as a member of the Road Scholar group and mention the start date of the Road Scholar program you are attending. Preferred rates are not guaranteed.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Motel

Description: Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel is located approximately 24 miles northwest of Furnace Creek, CA and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Guests may explore five billion-year-old rock formations, swim year round in a sparkling heated swimming pool, watch the sun set behind surrealistic sand dunes and observe such unique animal life as squeaking lizards. The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, the most photographed sand dunes in the world, are are just a short distance away.

Contact info:
Highway 190
Death Valley, CA 92328 USA
phone: 760-786-2387
web: www.escapetodeathvalley.com/hotel

Room amenities: The interior designs of each room echo traditional Native American weavings and customs. Each guest room is provided with a coffeemaker, 2 bottles of complimentary water, an iron/ironing board, digital clock radio with iPod input jack, hairdryer and ample refrigerated air. Most of the spacious bathrooms are outfitted with a tub and shower combination. To enhance the tranquility of the Death Valley natural experience, no telephone service is provided in any of the rooms. All rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outdoors, at least 50 feet away from public entrances.

Facility amenities: Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel offers 83 comfortable rooms, some surrounding a tranquil courtyard, as well as a spacious banquet room and presentation lounge. Guests have access to the Toll Road Restaurant & Badwater Saloon, a heated swimming pool, ATM, The Nugget Gift Shop and The General Store which offers food items, limited groceries, beverages and sundry items. All buildings are ground floor and within walking distance of the main facility, which houses the restaurant, saloon, gift shop, general store and swimming pool. There is no laundry facility on site. (The nearest laundromats are located outside the park in Beatty and Pahrump.) INTERNET and CELL PHONE SERVICE: Internet access is currently available at no charge in the reception area, with intermittent WiFi in every room. Their system is satellite-based and slower than other technologies. It generally works well for web browsing and email, but performance time is very slow for uploading and downloading photos and big files. The system is particularly busy and runs slow between 7:00-10:00 p.m. Death Valley offers only limited cell phone service. Several pay phones are available on the property.

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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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