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’S HOMES, GARDENS AND CULTURE
The Big Island of Hawaii: A Kaleidoscope of Beauty

INTRODUCTION:
Hawaii 's serene location, tropical climate, and unique history provide the backdrop for this exquisite home, garden and cultural tour. Gardens flourishing with tropical plants, endemic and indigenous species complement architectural styles spanning many eras. Hawaii 's dramatic landscape, lush tropical rain forest and the most diverse environment in the world will offer unparalleled sensory experiences. The multicultural population and rich traditions offer a striking blend of culture and beauty.

SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hilo
Program starts at 4:30pm
Arrival – Traditional Hawaiian Lei Greeting
Program Orientation
Welcome Reception and Dinner
Oceanfront Accommodations at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or Similar

Day 2: Hilo
Hilo’s Farmers Market
Nani Mau Garden Tour
Lyman Mission House Museum Tour
Historic Home-Valentines Reception and Tour

Day 3: Hilo
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcano Art Center
Crater Rim Viewing & Nahuku Lava Tube
Exploration of the Gardens of the Volcano
Private Home Tour
Evening Program: Bonsai Demonstration

Day 4: Hilo
Cooking demonstrations at Oceanside B & B
Pacific Rim Cuisine Demonstration
Yakaka Falls
Evening Program: Stargazing on the Slopes of Mauna Kea

Day 5: Hilo/Kona
Hamakua Coast Tour
Parker Ranch and Historic Homes
A Taste of Waimea
Travel to Kailua-Kona
Accommodations at the Outrigger/Marriott or Similar

Day 6: Kona
Morning Cruise of Kealakekua Bay
Visit Huliheye Palace

Day 7: Kona
Uchida Coffee Living History Farm and Garden
Free Afternoon
Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Kona
Kona Outdoor Circle Gardens
Visit Puyhonua o Honaunau Heiau (Place of Refuge)
Late Check out from Hotel
Transfer to Kailua Kona Airport

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

Price: Pricing is dependent on departure date & city, components of itinerary, and number in group. Please contact us to develop a customized tour for your group.

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

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