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15 Days | 14 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.
Larger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined, the Big Island offers live volcanoes, tropical rainforests, white- and black-sand beaches, and incredible diversity of cultural and natural history. Experience the best of the Big Island as local cultural historians and instructors share geology, astronomy, Hawaiian history, art and culture.


• Enjoy a sunset picnic on the newest land on earth in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
• Field trips to ancient temple sites and to a royal palace in the seaside village of Kailua-Kona portray life in ancient Hawaiian times.
• Observe dazzling marine life while snorkeling in Kona’s warm ocean water.

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Walking up to two miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 9,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Hilo, 5 nights; coach to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 4 nights; coach to Kona, 5 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Lyman Museum and Mission House.

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14 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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