Best of Hawaii: Oahu, Big Island and Maui
Join locals to explore Hawaii with an insider’s perspective, learning about unique island ecosystems, viewing lava at Volcanoes National Park and snorkeling colorful reefs in Lanai!
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Program No. 21586RJ
9 days
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9 days
8 nights
20 meals
8B 5L 7D
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Be immersed in the natural wonders, culture and history of America’s paradise — Hawaii! On this three-island adventure that begins on Oahu, journey along the breathtaking East Coast to marvel in the iconic natural beauty of Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay. Stay in lodging in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, and cap off your learning adventure on Maui to experience the “moonscapes” of Haleakala National Park and the lush rainforests of Iao Valley State Park.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 1-2 miles daily. Elevations of 4,000-10,023 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On the east coast of Oahu, learn about environmental projects at a historic fish pond and education center.
  • If conditions allow, enjoy nighttime lava viewing at Volcanoes National Park after others have gone home!
  • Snorkel along the dazzling coral reef in Lanai.
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Art Reed
Dr. S. Arthur Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, has lectured extensively on Hawaiian geology, biology, oceanography and other disciplines. He is coauthor of a biological science and a physical oceanography textbook used in several high schools in Hawaii, on the U. S. mainland and overseas. He has conducted research on coral reef ecology and marine invertebrate biology and since retirement has been a lecturer on more than 70 programs with Road Scholar.
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