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CAMBRIA, CALIFORNIA

Four Great Migrations Converge: Elephant Seals, Whales, Birds and Butterflies

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Program #15752RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Three to four weeks each year, migrating elephant seals, birds, whales and butterflies converge on California’s scenic Central Coast during their annual pilgrimage. Breathtaking field trips and engaging lectures introduce you to these hardy voyagers, preparing you to observe gray whales, visit bird-viewing sites and study the Morro Bay Estuary at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History.


Highlights

• View hundreds of monarchs at the “Butterfly Trees” of Pismo Beach.
• Joined by a mammal expert, hear the cacophonous activity of an elephant seal rookery.
• Board a ship to search for majestic gray whales at sea and explore a local vineyard for a taste of the coast’s fine wines.

Program Notes

Migratory patterns are at the mercy of nature. Winter storms may affect the numbers of migratory birds, butterflies and mammals in the area. Whale watch is weather dependent; alternate activity will be arranged if necessary.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain.

Date Notes
1/4/2015
Charming, modern lodge with beautiful gardens in Cambria.1/7/2015
This program is being offered as a small group of 24. Lodging is at an ocean front hotel in Pismo Beach. 4 dinners included, 1 dinner on own.1/11/2015
Charming, modern lodge with beautiful gardens in Cambria.1/25/2015
Charming, modern lodge with beautiful gardens in Cambria.1/28/2015
This program is being offered as a small group of 24. Lodging is at an ocean front hotel in Pismo Beach. 4 dinners included, 1 dinner on own.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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