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Hawaii

On the Road: Best of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai and Oahu

Program No. 1410RJ
Hit the road for an in-depth exploration of four Hawaiian islands, learning about traditional culture, active volcanoes, vibrant wildlife and the true essence of this paradise on earth.

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Apr 8 - Apr 28, 2024
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11,499
Jan 20 - Feb 9, 2025
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12,799
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Feb 24 - Mar 16, 2025
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Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2025
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Apr 8 - Apr 28, 2024
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Jan 20 - Feb 9, 2025
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17,369
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Filling Fast!
Feb 24 - Mar 16, 2025
Starting at
17,369
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Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2025
Starting at
17,369
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At a Glance

Explore the unique beauty of four Hawaiian Islands: the Big Island of Hawaii, the Valley Isle of Maui, the Garden Isle of Kauai and Oahu, the Gathering Place. Hear the stories of Hawaii as told in song and dance and savor the “mana” or spiritual essence of the land. Experience aspects of the islands’ culture and environment not seen by the casual visitor, as you learn from local experts about ecology, language and history. Experience the spectacular beauty and vibrant history of Hawaii’s four main islands.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one-half mile on uneven terrain. Elevations of 4,000-10,000 feet.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Visit Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, and Haleakala, the great dormant volcano with a summit 10,000 feet.
  • Experience Waimea, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
  • Honor those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor in December 1941 at the USS Arizona Memorial.
Featured Expert
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John Stallman
John Stallman has been an Interpretive Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. His background is biology and native plants of Hawaii, particularly sandalwood. He is a frequent lecturer on the natural history of Hawaii and a much sought after speaker on native Ohi'a trees. John currently lives in Puna on Hawaii Island, and advises community groups on ways to preserve the native landscape.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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John Stallman View biography
John Stallman has been an Interpretive Ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. His background is biology and native plants of Hawaii, particularly sandalwood. He is a frequent lecturer on the natural history of Hawaii and a much sought after speaker on native Ohi'a trees. John currently lives in Puna on Hawaii Island, and advises community groups on ways to preserve the native landscape.
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Susan McGovern View biography
Susan McGovern was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, of Chinese-Hawaiian ancestry. She has been leading Road Scholar groups since 1985. A former Park Ranger, she enjoys sharing the unique native plant and animal environment of Hawaii, as well as the values and traditions of her native culture. She and her Irish-born husband Rob have lived in Volcano for nearly 30 years, and continue to enjoy the dynamic life on the Big Island.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Hawaiian Antiquities
by David Malo
Hawaii's Plants & Animals
by Stone & Pratt
Hawaii: A Natural History
by Carlquist
Islands in a Far Sea
by John Culliney
Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii
by A. Grove Day
Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
by Liliuokalani
Shoal of Time (History of the Hawaiian Islands)
by Gavan Daws
The Burning Island
by Pam Frierson





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