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The Program provider for Road Scholar Hawaii Programs is Pacific Islands Institute.  Road Scholar is the new name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning and educational travel since 1975.
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 Arts, Culture, History & Marine Studies Programs 

Program #10910 | Oahu, Maui | 8 nights |*Award Winning Program

Experience the essence of Hawaii as the people of Oahu and Maui share their island heritage. Learn how the islands were created, colonized by plants and animals, and discovered by Polynesians, Europeans, and others - while you enjoy Hawaii's spectacular beauty and warm climate... Learn More  

Program #12140 | Maui | 6 nights

Got Whales? Grab your camera and be prepared to see the humpback whale up-close. In the winter and spring, humpback whales migrate to Maui, making the island one of the world's greatest whale-watching locations. Look for whales as you embark on whale watch cruises and snorkeling adventures led by local whale research and conservation groups... Learn More



Program #11513| Cruise - Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, Maui | 10 nights
From tropical beaches to volcanoes, cloud forests to pineapple and coffee plantations, Hawaii offers an abundance of natural and cultural wonders to explore. Cruise among the islands of Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai to focus on history, the kaleidoscopic mixture of races and ethnic groups,...Learn More

Program #16225| Cruise - San Diego, Hilo, Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Kona, Mexico | 16 nights

From tropical beaches to an active volcano, Hawaii offers an abundance of natural and cultural wonders to explore as you leisurely cruise into the islands avoiding the transpacific flight. Onboard lecturers lay the groundwork for your Hawaiian discoveries...Learn More 

Program #2810 | Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Hawaii | 15 nights

Follow the journey of Pele, Hawaii's volcano goddess, from Kilauea's current eruption in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, to Haleakala on Maui for a bird's-eye view into the volcanic crater, enjoying black sand beaches, stunning waterfalls and fascinating remnants of ancient Hawaii along the way...Learn More 

Adventure Programs
For those who enjoy a more physically active program.  Courses include hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing.


Program #18116 | Maui, Kona | 9 nights
Get to know the spectacular marine environments of the Hawaiian Islands on a series of unforgettable snorkeling excursions and on visits to premier research facilities. Snorkeling almost daily brings you up close to sea life and ocean ecosystems in premier locations like Molokini, Kahaluu Bay, the Kohala coast and Honaunau Bay...Learn More  


Paradise Adventure From Mountains to Sea

Program #12294 | Oahu, Maui, Kauai | 11 nights

Experience Hawaii through active exploration of its natural environments on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Hawaii is sometimes called "the paradise of the Pacific" thanks to its spectacular natural beauty, abundant sunshine and year-round mild weather, lushly colorful flora, coral beaches fringed with palms, majestic volcanic peaks, and rolling surf. Learn about these islands, first settled by Polynesians...Learn More 


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Intergenerational & Family Programs

With a growing interest in families traveling together, Road Scholar offers a few select programs for grandparents and grandchildren traveling together. Our Hawaii programs include the following options:


Submarines, Volcanoes & Tropical Forests:  Intergenerational Hawaii

Program #12426|Cruise - Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, Maui | 9 nights

Join your grandchild on an unforgettable active learning adventure that reveals Hawaii’s bountiful treasures on land and sea. A submarine takes you more than 100 feet below the ocean’s surface to examine reef life, and you also surf and ride waves in an outrigger canoe... Learn More 

Hawaiian Water Adventure: An Intergenerational Marine Exploration

Program #4827 | Oahu, Kona | 8 nights

Bring your grandchild or young friend to explore Hawaii's spectacular undersea world - the learning adventure of a lifetime. In Oahu bay, local experts introduce you to Hawaii's diverse marine environment through discussions, snorkeling excursions and a submarine ride. Spectacular tropical fish and endangered sea turtles abound on your guided exploration of Kona's protected reefs... Learn More 
Service Programs

Service Learning: Maintaining "Mighty Mo" in Pearl Harbor

Program #2617 | Oahu| 7 nights
Walk the decks of the historic USS Missouri (BB 63)-the "Mighty MO"–and feel its storied history as the site of the Japanese World War II surrender, a veteran of four wars, and the last battleship to be active in any navy in the world. Once hundreds of sailors kept this powerful dreadnought fit and ready for duty; now you are needed to help maintain it...Learn More