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Island Adventure: Discover Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

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Program #10545RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
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.
Come for a taste of island life! Tucked away on the eastern shore of Virginia is one of the most special places on the East Coast, evoking visions of coastal island charm and serving as a gateway to the second most visited wildlife refuge in the U.S. On Chincoteague Island, get to know the inhabitants, sample its famous seafood and learn about the dynamic beauty of this barrier island.


• Meditate upon nature as you walk on part of the 37-mile-long beach on Assateague Island — the longest undeveloped beach in the mid-Atlantic — accompanied by an expert who teaches you about dune ecology.
• Spend a morning with an award-winning decoy carver who regales you with stories while the wood chips fly and a hunting decoy emerges before your eyes.
• Explore restricted sections of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in search of ponies, Sika elk, waterfowl and migratory birds.

Program Notes

You may be interested in a five-night version of this program (#2005).
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing on this program. Conference is on the second floor, accessible by stairs.

Date Notes
Comfortable motel conveniently located within walking distance of historic downtown Chincoteague and its restaurants and shops. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony often makes the motel its home.9/6/2015
Comfortable motel conveniently located within walking distance of historic downtown Chincoteague and its restaurants and shops. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony often makes the motel its home.10/18/2015
Waterfront resort. All rooms have sunset vistas over Chincoteague Bay. This program includes a cruise that shows dramatic evidence of changing barrier island topography as well instruction on growing aquaculture industries.

Coordinated by Museum of Chincoteague Island.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips


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