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8 Days | 7 Nights
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.
Start of Program
Mar 2, 2014
Check into Hilo Hawaiian Hotel between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM.
You will be staying at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel that night.
Location: Hilo, HI
Nearest city or town: Kea`au
Nearest highway: Highway 19
Nearest airport: Hilo International Airport (ITO)

End of Program
Mar 9, 2014
Departure from Lihue, Kauai anytime after breakfast, hotel check-out by 11:00 AM.
You will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott Kaua`i at Coconut Beach the night before.
Location: Kapaa, HI
Nearest city or town: Lihue
Nearest highway: Highway 56
Nearest airport: Lihue Airport
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Centrally located along Banyan Drive, the hotel is within walking distance of trees planted by royalty and celebrities like the famous Babe Ruth. It is adjacent to the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Park and the Healing Island of Moku Ola (Coconut Island). It is within minutes of shops, museums, beaches and the airport.

Contact info:
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, HI 96720 USA
phone: 808-545-3510
web: www.castleresorts.com/Home/accommodations/hilo-hawaiian-hotel

Room amenities: air conditioning, private lanai (most rooms), in-room refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board (on request), hair dryer (on request), clock/radio, phone and voicemail, broadband Internet access (some rooms; fee), color cable television

Facility amenities: * complimentary parking based on availability * safety deposit box at front desk * coin-operated laundromat (fee - open 6:00 am. - 10:00 pm.) * broadband Internet kiosk (fee) in the lobby with printing * swimming pool * sun deck * gift shop * florist * beauty salon * massage (fee) * travel agency * soft drink machines * ice machines RESTAURANTS AND LOUNGES: * Queen’s Court The Queen's Court Restaurant offers nightly buffet and plated dinners * Waioli Lounge Lounge located in lobby, serving cocktails and appetizers. Open daily: 5:00 p.m. – closing

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $127++
When calling the hotel's reservation department, identify yourself as a participant of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Road Scholar Program and the program dates to receive post-program room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled right on Coconut Beach, Courtyard by Marriott Kauai Resort is one of the top Kapaa resorts, constantly reminding Kauai hotel guests why they chose the Garden Isle for their Hawaii getaway. Kauai Hawaii Marriott offers service levels that exceed Courtyard expectations, as well as stunning ocean views and a premier location to many island attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Contact info:
650 Akepa Loop
Kapaa, HI 96746 USA
phone: 808-822-3455
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lihku-courtyard-kauai-at-coconut-beach/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bottled water (for a fee), Coffee maker/tea service, Individual climate control, Iron and ironing board, Mini fridge, Bathroom Amenities, Hair dryer, phone and cable tv.

Facility amenities: Coffee/tea in-room, complimentary local calls (time limit), concierge desk, safe deposit boxes (front desk), swimming pool and jacuzzi, spa (appointment required) and exercise room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $139++
The program will begin in Hilo and will finish in Kaua`i. If you decide to extend your stay in Kaua`i, you may book post nights at this hotel. Any pre program nights will be at the Hilo hotel. For Kaua`i post program room reservations please call (808) 822-6624 and ask for Desiree Fagarang or email todfagarang@courtyardkauai.com

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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