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BEGINS IN: HILO (HAWAII), HAWAII

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.
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.
Follow the journey of Pele — Hawaii's volcano goddess — from Kilauea on Hawaii to Haleakala on Maui, to Kalaupapa on Molokai, to Waimea on Kauai and to bustling Waikiki on Oahu. Led by former park rangers and local historians, delight in Hawaii's natural and cultural history while you traverse through its national parks, historic sites and wildlife refuges.


Highlights

• Study Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park with your own volcanologist and a bird's eye view into Kilauea's crater.
• Explore and study Father Damien’s ministry to Hansen's Disease patients quarantined on an isolated portion of Molokai, Kalaupapa Peninsula.
• On Kauai, see for yourself why Waimea is known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on groomed trails, cooled lava flows that are uneven surfaces, rainforests. Elevations up to 10,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Hilo 1 night, transfer to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 3 nights; coach to Kailua-Kona, 2 nights; flight to Maui, 3 nights; flight to Molokai, 3 nights; flight to Kauai, 2 nights; flight to Oahu, coach to Honolulu, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
2/23/2015
In celebration of Road Scholar’s 40th Anniversary, this departure is designated as a “small group” and features upgraded accommodations and meals in most locations - please see the daily itinerary and lodging detail for more information.

Coordinated by Hawaii Pacific University.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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