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Chelan Country: Washington Apples and Grapes, Ice Age Geology, Cultural History

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6 Days | 5 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.

From Farms to Vineyard, From Apples to Grapevines
The world’s best apples and grapes are grown in Chelan! Study the climate, fine-tuned warehouse operations and natural freshwater irrigation with horticulturist. Enjoy an expert-led field trip to Tunnel Hill Winery and Chelan Fruit Plant, and visit the vineyards.

Lake Chelan's Geological Ice Age: Fire and Floods
Learn the impact of Ice Age floods and fires. Lake Chelan is linked from glaciers to orchards and vineyards. Enjoy a scenic up-lake boat trip to Stehekin on this glacier-carved lake, third-deepest in the U.S. View surrounding 9,000-foot peaks and Rainbow Falls.

Columbia River Indians & Hydroelectric Power
Examine the history of local tribes at the Chelan Historical Museum. Enjoy an expert-led exploration with the education director at Rocky Reach Dam. View a fish window and salmon ladder with a fish biologist. Enjoy Native American exhibits at their museum.

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Walking up to a mile a day and standing for up to an hour on field trips and museum visits.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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