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6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Put on some Elvis or some Frank Sinatra — you’re off to discover the best of America’s favorite desert oasis, Palm Springs. Half a century after the King and Ol’ Blue Eyes put this desert burg on the map, Palm Springs lures a new generation of visitors with its modernist charms, the famous hot springs and picturesque Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountains. Venture into canyons and museum halls to learn about those who have settled the desert from prehistory to the modern day and discover the city’s treasury of mid-century architecture around every corner. Ride the world’s largest rotating aerial tram up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon and visit a windmill farm to glimpse the future of sustainable energy.


• Analyze Palm Springs’ “desert modernism” style of architecture with a preservationist who introduces you to the architects, builders and designers who developed it.
• Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians with a ranger in Andreas Canyon.
• Explore the 1,200-acre Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, reflecting the desert environments of North America and Africa.

Activity Notes

Walk 1.25 miles daily on flat sidewalks, packed dirt trail. Elevation above 8,500 feet on one field trip.

Date Notes
Accommodations at a comfortable hotel near downtown with outside corridors and complimentary self parking.2/7/2016
Accommodations at a full-service hotel near downtown with inside corridors.10/9/2016
Accommodations at a comfortable hotel near downtown with outside corridors and complimentary self parking.11/6/2016
Accommodations at a full-service hotel near downtown with inside corridors.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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