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Hawaii Vicharan 2017

With the divine blessings of Almighty Supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abjibapashree, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, the heavenly inspiration of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, and under the auspices of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, S.S.S.S. Mandal West Coast has organized a Big Island Hawaii Vicharan from June 25th, 2017 to June 30th, 2017.

Grand 75th Birthday Celebration for our Beloved Acharya Swamibapa
Do not miss this auspicious once-in-a-lifetime occasion on the heavenly Big Island of Hawaii!
Secure your place now as the deadline is fast approaching. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis!
Deadline to register is May 15, 2017.

Vicharan Highlights

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Afternoon picnic and special evening celebration with Bapa

plus optional excursions such as:
Snorkel Sail along the Kohala Coast
Big Island Helicopter Tour

For more information regarding mandatory and optional activities and inclusions, see the Activities and Transportation section below.

Hawaii Vicharan 2017 Information Booklet & Program now available! Click to view:


Getting There

The airport closest to the festivities is Kona International Airport at Keahole on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, airport code KOA. Plan to arrive on Sunday, June 25, 2017 and depart on Friday, June 30, 2017. We have negotiated discounted fares with select airlines. Payment will be due upon booking.

Airline Name Discount Valid Travel Program/Offer Code To Reserve
Hawaiian Airlines 5% hivicharan click here and enter code while booking
Alaska Airlines 5% beginning June 23
ending July 3
ECMX290 click here and enter code while booking
United Airlines based on fare class beginning June 19
ending July 7
ZXXS560999 click here and enter code while booking
American Airlines based on zone beginning June 22
ending July 3
A1567EH call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk (1 800 433 1790) to reserve

If a group of 10 or more people are traveling together from the same destination on the same date, it may be cheaper to book through the airlines' group reservation desk. To book, call each airline's Group Reservation number directly.

Staying There

We have contracted with Hilton Waikoloa Village for accommodation and meals for the duration of the Hawaii Vicharan. To participate with Bapa and the Santos, acommodations must be booked at the Hilton Waikoloa Village using the links provided below. Space is limited to 150 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment will be due upon check-out at the end of your stay.

Hilton Waikoloa Village
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Tel: +1-808-886-1234
Fax: +1-808-886-2824

HAWAII VICHARAN 2017 (SWA) Main Vicharan Dates
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/K/KOAHWHH-SWA-20170625/index.jhtml
Use this link to reserve accommodation for the main vicharan dates, June 25 to June 30, 2017. The daily rates for the packages include brunches, dinners, and facility charges.

HAWAII VICHARAN 2017 (SWG) Pre/Post Vicharan Dates
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/K/KOAHWHH-SWG-20170622/index.jhtml
Those who would like to come early or stay after the event may do so at discounted rates. Use this link to reserve accommodation for dates before and/or after the main vicharan, June 22-25 and/or June 30-July 5, 2017. The daily rates include accomodation only.

Activities and Transportation

We have contracted with Kathy Clarke of Hawaii for the exclusive management of excursions during the Hawaii Vicharan. To participate with Bapa and the Santos, you must register for excursions using the link below.

When booking an excursion, roundtrip transportation from Hilton Waikoloa Village is included in the price. (Please see Kathy Clarke website at link below for all details and inclusions.) Transportation to and from the airport, however, is a separate expense and can also be booked via Kathy Clarke at the link below. (Please note that while transportation reservations can be made through Kathy Clarke Hawaii, any modifications thereafter must be made directly with the transportation company. Therefore, please keep all confirmation emails.)

Payment will be due upon booking.

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1868074

Age Restrictions for Kathy Clarke Excursions
Black Sand Beach & Volcano Tour (mandatory): Tickets must be purchased for children 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are free.
Snorkel Sail (optional): Tickets must be purchased for children 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are free.
Helicopter Tour (optional): Tickets must be purchased for children 3 and older. Children 2 and younger are not allowed on the helicopter tour for safety reasons.

Cost

The total cost of the Hawaii Vicharan 2017 will vary based on family size, airport of origin, Vicharan excursions (mandatory and optional), and your choice of transportation between the airport and Hilton Waikoloa Village. Only Kathy Clarke required excursion fees will be due at the time of registration. Hilton accommodation fees will be paid upon hotel check-out.

Please email questions to sghv2017@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

Contact

S.S.S.S. Mandal West Coast
14339 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Tel: +1 818 855 8452
Fax: +1 818 855 8453
email: SGHV2017@gmail.com
   
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