TYPES OF TOURS:
Service Programs / Volunteer Vacations
Educational / Cultural Tours
   
2006/2007 DESTINATIONS:
Africa
Australia
Asia
Mexico
Central & South America
Caribbean
North America
   
GROUP DEPARTURES:
Galapagos Enchanted Isles: June 24 - July 4**
Best of Costa Rica: July 12 -24**
South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Vacation: September 25 - October 6 **
   
Other Programs:
Women's Expedition to Aconcaugua
Musician's Cultural Workshop in Ecuador
   
** These programs are available for credit through the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Program.
   

HAWAII : BIG ISLAND INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY EDVENTURES

INTRODUCTION:
Bring the entire family for a week of activities and EDventures. Through the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Big Island offers a multitude of experiences for all ages. From Hilo to Kona, visit spectacular beaches, active volcanoes, taro plantations, cultural centers and beautiful waterfalls. Most days are only half-day sessions to allow plenty of free time for other family fun. After exploring the Big Island, continue your adventure on another Hawaiian Island!

Areas and Subjects of Study include: Archeology, Astronomy, Volcanology, Geology, Culture, History, Ecology, Agriculture, Music, and Dance

Activities Include: Bird Watching, Snorkeling, Hiking, Star Gazing, Hawaiian Craft Making, Taro Planting/Harvesting, Lei Making, Hula, Ukulele, Canoe Paddling, Swimming, and more!

Throughout the tour, the Kapuna (Hawaiian Elders) will share their life experiences, culture, history, faith, and Hawaiian philosophy. This is a unique opportunity not found on many tours.

SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hilo
Arrival at Hilo International Airport. Traditional lei greeting and welcome dinner.

Day 2: Marine Ecology
After viewing the “Hawaii’s Unique Marine Environments” slide show presentation and snorkel equipment fitting, depart for Onekahakaha Beach. Snorkel these pristine waters and collect invertebrate collection to create a beach aquarium. Picnic lunch at beach. Return to hotel for free afternoon.

Day 3: Culture and Astronomy
Today we start in the afternoon at the Pu’ala’a Cultural Education Center. Activities include: leaf weaving, exploration of Hawaiian Village Site, Hula, Ukulele, Lauhala, and Haku Lei making. Swim at Mauna Kea Pond (geo-thermal) before stopping for dinner. Tonight be amazed as we visit the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy for star-gazing.

Day 4: Volcanoes National Park-All Day
Spend the entire day at this incredible national park. Stop by the Kilauea Visitor Center, hike the Kilauea Iki Crater, and explore the lava tubes and fields. Have a picnic lunch in the alien environment.

Day 5: Hilo-Kona
Traveling from Hilo to Kona, our first stop is at Akaka Falls for a rainforest trail walk, plant identification, and ecological activities. Then we head north to the Waipio region to visit a taro farm. Learn how to harvest and plant this important Hawaiian staple. Cool off with a swim in a river before arriving in Kona.

Day 6: Archeology & Culture
This morning, explore the famous Pu uhonua o Honauna- Place of Refuge (Cultural site visit); nearby there will be a wonderful place to snorkeling and have a picnic lunch; you will be transported back to the hotel for a free afternoon. This evening you will be treated to a farewell Luau.

DETAILS:
Dates: Dates are set by group and are available throughout most of the year.

Price: Pricing depends on dates, components of itinerary, and number in group. Please contact us for a customized tour for your group.

Call Pam at 720-746-0748 or email her at pam@kindredspiritstourandtravel.com

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