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2019 NC Extension Gardener Horticulture Learning Adventure to HAWAII

Vista of Oahu Island

October 13-19, 2019

In Partnership with the University of Hawaii, and Virginia Tech University

map of Hawaii

Download a pdf of the Itinerary

  • Registration:  $2,785/person double occupancy. Includes hotels, entrance fees to all attractions, and most meals. $725 upgrade to single occupancy
    • Includes…
      • Accommodations
      • Transportation during the tour
      • Guides
      • 13 Meals
      • Luau
    • Does not include…
      • Airport transfers
      • Travel Insurance
      • Flights
      • Meals other than those specified
      • Alcoholic drinks
      • Tips/gratuities for guides and drivers
  • $1,000 deposit holds your reservation with the balance due 90 days before travel
  • Timing
    • Prior to May 1, 2019, Registration limited to Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in North Carolina, Virginia, and Hawaii.
    • May 1, registration opens to Extension Master Gardeners Nationwide
    • May 31, registration closes.
  • For more info, contact Kari Laudano at (573) 303-2872 or email at

Trip Destinations and activities include:

tortoise on coastline

image by Lucy Bradley

• Green Point Nursery
• Nani Mau Gardens
• OK Farms
• Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Orchard
• USDA Pacific Basin Ag Research Center
• University of Hawaii Komohana
Research and Extension Center
• ‘Imiloa Native Plant Garden
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
• Pu’uhonua O Honaunau
• Greenwell Farms
• Wow Farms
• Luau

*Itinerary subject to change due to changes in operating hours, natural disasters, or other unexpected events.

Trip Reviews from participants in other NC EMGV Travel Study Tours:

Satellite view of Hawai'I


  • Absolutely Phenomenal” “The trip was amazing in every way!”
  • “The best and most fun activities ever! Well planned and executed. . . really hard to choose a best because each outing was so much fun.” “
  • “Wonderful! Great learning experience!”
  • “Couldn’t be happier. A wonderful experience. Took just over 1,000 photos”

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Coffee Berries

Coffee Berries by Lucy Bradley

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image by Lucy Bradley

Tour being Coordinated in part by Hidden Treasures Tours

For more information, contact Kari Laudano at:

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