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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Lazy, tropical rivers flow through Southwest Florida, giving life to pristine estuaries where Spanish Moss drapes from trees, and mangrove tunnels provide shelter to a myriad of bird species and aquatic creatures. With seasoned kayaking experts, experience the beauty and history of these maze-like waterways and the outlying Barrier Islands as you paddle along the Estero and Cocohatchee rivers and Rookery Bay. Learn about the legacy of the industrious Calusa Indians, as well as the missionaries, pirates, fishermen and more who have inhabited the region during the past 2000 years. Throughout your journey, thrill in opportunities to spot alligators, dolphins, manatees and more as you explore this treasured piece of hidden Florida.


• Take a short climb to the top of an ancient Indian Mound for dramatic views of the surrounding area during an exploration of Mound Key.
• Get lost (in a good way!) in the Ten Thousand Islands and waterways of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve.
• Glide across shallow bays and check out the coastal wildlife at Barefoot Beach Preserve.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Kayaking 5-12 miles per day.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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