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Hawaii Big Island
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Say ‘Aloha!’ to the tropical Big Island of America’s 50th state, Hawaii, with its unique landscape and culture. If it's beautiful beaches and action-packed days you want then you're in the right place, Hawaii is pure paradise! Get off the usual tourist track to discover the real Hawaii – stay in remote oceanside campsites and cabins, hike lush trails, snorkel with turtles and witness one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

North America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: HBI/208585
  • Starts: Kailua-Kona Town, United States
  • Finishes: Kailua-Kona Town, United States
You will Visit
  • Kailua-Kona Town
  • Punalu'u Beach Park
  • Laupahoehoe Beach
  • Waipio Valley
  • Hawi Town
  • Spencer Park Beach
  • Lapakahi State Park
  • Kiholo Bay

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kailua-Kona Town - Punalu'u Beach Park

The West Coast of Hawaii is known as ‘Kona Side’ and is famous for its awesome weather. Sample some of the most delicious coffee on a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm. Next up is an activity you are sure to fall in love with. As you get your swimwear on, board Zodiac-style motorboats and take to the water for an island tour and included snorkelling at Kealakekua Bay Park. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife. End today with a night at Ho’okena Beach Park, for a night camping on the pristine sand– what a first day!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 2-3: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

First up, you have time to explore Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on foot. You’ll take tons of photos and have the opportunity to spot the friendly Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) that frequent the area. Of course, we can’t guarantee you’ll see them, but keep watch on the beaches or in the crystal clear waters throughout your trip. Next we turn up the volume as you enter Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. Hike the trails over smoking ground and through old lava tubes. For the next two nights you’ll overnight just outside the national park in cabins.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 4: Hilo Wailuku River State Park

The historic town of Hilo is also home to the Wailuku River State Park where you’ll visit the gorgeous 25 metre-high Rainbow Falls and the famous Boiling Pots. End your day with a walk down the ‘Hilo Walk of Fame’ where you can see Banyan Trees planted by celebrities.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 5: Akaka Falls State Park - Laupahoehoe Beach

Cruise along Onomea Scenic Drive, a beautiful stretch of road that snakes through lush tropical rainforest. The road will lead you straight to Akaka Falls State Park where you’ll hike to the stunning Akaka Falls, which plummets 130 metres! End at Laupahoehoe Beach where you’ll be spending the night by the ocean’s edge.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 6: Waipio Valley - Hawi Town - Spencer Park Beach

This morning you stop at Tex Drive where you have the option to devour a delicious Hawaiian sensation - fresh malasadas (deep fried dough balls covered in sugar). You continue following the coast to a viewpoint for the sacred and unbelievably beautiful Waipio Valley. A locally led tour of the valley and introduction to Hawaiian history and culture is included, which will help you to dig beneath the surface of this beautiful area. Afterwards you’ll have free time to explore the small town of Hawi. Drift off to the sounds of crashing waves with a night on another night on the beach, where you spend the next two nights.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Snorkelling US$20-$30

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Day 7: Lapakahi State Park

Lapakahi State Park is a rugged coastal park which’ll give you a glimpse of life as a Native Hawaiian. Today is a free day, but why not hike to the black sand beach of Pololu Valley? In the evening, you could opt for a sunset cruise and toast to your final night on the big island. Mahalo!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Sunset sailboat cruise US$87

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Day 8: Kiholo Bay - Kailua-Kona Town

Spend the morning exploring the beach, shopping for souvenirs or taking one last coastal hike - or for a final hurrah, take a helicopter ride over the stunning Kohala Coast. Finally, it’s time to head back to Kona Town where your Hawaiian adventure comes to an end!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight (Waikaloa) US$219-$266

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • Accommodation: Camping 4, Budget Lodging: 3
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Tour Highlights:
  • Zodiac island cruise & snorkelling adventure
  • Tour the sacred Waipio Valley with a local guide
  • Tour a local Kona Coffee Farm
  • Incredible hiking trails at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Walk to the spectacular Akaka Falls
  • Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunua National Historic Park
  • Explore Kona Town with your tour leader
  • Camp by remote beaches on the ocean’s edge
  • Fantastic opportunities to spot Green Sea Turtles


Reviews (2)
Lucy M. Posted on: 

I have just arrived back (and have gotten over my jet lag enough to write this) from the Hawaii Big Island tour. This was my 2nd Trek America tour (the first being the Southern Sun from LA back in 2011). I booked this tour because I really needed a holiday and wanted to venture to somewhere I had not been before. I was also limited with the time I was able to get off work and so this tour fitted in nicely along with a couple of days either side to relax. If this is your first Trek America, note that tours can be busy with lots of travelling and activities, if you want to relax don't do it (or have extra time before/after the trip to do this)!

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LOUISE G. Posted on: 

From the day we started we saw the most amazing parts of Big Island. Don, our leader, was fantastic telling us to embrace the 'aloha' lifestyle, life goes so much more slowly there. So many highlights but for a coffee lover the coffee farm was amazing, some of the best stuff you'll ever taste. The beaches are second to none, the secret one a walk from Spencer beach was by far the most beautiful, especially at sunset! Our guide catered to everyone's need, stopping for extra one off must sees, to ensuring someone who stood on a sea urchin was well looked after. You'll get to see so much, from the volcano trek (we actually got to see the lava flow) to beach days, to sea turtles, to the botanical gardens, to being caught in a rain storm whilst walking in flip flops through mud, it's all worth it!! The helicopter ride was out of this world, seeing untouched areas on the island...for a first time trekker I got the bug there and then and knew I'd be back for more!!

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