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Best of Monterey/Carmel Part 2: Point Lobos to Steinbeck Country

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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.
Discover California’s central coast in a sequel to the popular “Best of Monterey/Carmel, Part 1: Cannery Row to Big Sur” program. Put aside the tourist’s guide and allow naturalists, artists and teachers to illuminate a variety of topics in this world-renowned destination. Discover local treasures, explore Point Lobos, and enjoy evenings filled with a variety of programs including live music.


• Get a living-history welcome to the area from such notable visitors as John Steinbeck, Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson.
• As you move about the Monterey area, gain insight into its complex natural history and drop in for lunch at John Steinbeck’s house in nearby Salinas.
• Enjoy a naturalist guided walk along the breathtaking coastline of Point Lobos with a chance to spot sea otters or even a whale off-shore.

Program Notes

You may also enjoy a companion to this program, "Best of Monterey/Carmel, Part 1: Cannery Row to Big Sur" (#1208).

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Minimal walking on even terrain.

Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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