The Hawaii Vacation - Adventures on the Big Island
May 11-18, 2024
Dive into the magic of the Big Island with Friendly Adventures on an unforgettable 8-day/7-night adventure! Explore hidden gems like aromatic coffee plantations, embark on easy waterfall hikes through lush rainforests, and unwind on stunning beaches where vibrant tidepools teem with life and coral reefs beckon snorkelers. Delve into the heart of nature with a dedicated day exploring the awe-inspiring wonders of Volcanoes National Park, witnessing firsthand the raw power of our planet. We'll balance guided excursions with free time to soak up the local island culture at your own pace, ensuring a truly immersive experience. Relax in standard oceanfront accommodations in Hilo for 3 nights, followed by 4 nights in spacious two-bedroom condominiums in Kona, offering breathtaking ocean or fairway views and comfortable sleeping arrangements for groups of 4 or 5. The price for trip is $1850 ($2000 for guaranteed oceanfront), covers lodging, transportation, daily itinerary, and some meals. Don't miss your chance to create lasting memories – join Friendly Adventures for an island escape like no other!

Accommodations: Hilo Hawaiin Hotel, double occupancy / 2 queen 
                              Kanaloa at Kona Resort - 1 king, 2 double, 1 sofa bed  / AC is by request/extra fee 

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Day 1: Arrival in Hilo
- Arrive in Hilo and settle into your accommodation.
- Optional activities include a leisurely stroll to Coconut Island, a serene walk-through of a Japanese garden, or snorkeling at a nearby beach park.

Day 2: Exploring Hilo
- Begin your day with a visit to the vibrant Hilo farmers market, where you can sample local produce and crafts.
- Explore the majestic Akaka Falls and the enchanting Rainbow Falls.
- In the evening, consider an optional stargazing experience at the Mauna Kea Visitor Center, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring night sky.

Day 3: Volcano National Park Adventure
- Spend the day immersing yourself in the wonders of Volcanoes National Park, embarking on a thrilling adventure that includes scenic drives, invigorating hikes, and fascinating exploration.

Day 4: Coastal Journey from Hilo to Kona
- Embark on a picturesque drive from Hilo to Kona along the North coastal route, stopping at numerous scenic viewpoints along the way.
- Highlights include Waipio Valley lookout, Pololu Valley hike, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, and the stunning Hapuna Beach.

Day 5: Marine Excursion and Coffee Plantation Tour
- Enjoy a kayak and snorkeling tour of the breathtaking Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Bay, surrounded by vibrant marine life.
- Immerse yourself in the rich history and flavors of the region with a tour of a local coffee plantation.

Day 6: Cultural Exploration and Beach Relaxation
- Visit the Puuhonua O Honanau National Historical Park and Two Step Beach for a blend of cultural immersion and seaside relaxation.
- Spend free time in downtown Kona, indulging in shopping, dining, or a quiet swim/snorkel along the pristine beaches.

Day 7: Optional Adventures
- Choose from various optional activities such as exploring Kiholo State Park, discovering the Punaluu area, or soaking up the sun at Kua Bay.
- Consider ending the day with an optional night Manta Ray snorkel tour, witnessing these graceful creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 8: Leisure Day and Departure
- Enjoy a leisurely day, perhaps exploring any remaining sights or simply relaxing.
- Arrange for a shuttle to the airport at your convenience, concluding your unforgettable journey through the wonders of the Big Island.
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Land package: $1,850
Departing from Hilo Hawaii
Trip Includes
Price of $1850/$2000 includes lodging, transportation, continental breakfast in Hilo, entrance fees and most activities.  

Excluded from trip cost is airfare, airport shuttles, tips for guides, meals not included in itinerary, activities during free time, Manta Ray night snorkel and any individual purchases or upgrades you choose along the way.
Have a Question?
Send an e-mail to the organizers.
John Corcoran
Main Coordinator
Ron Domash
Assistant Coordinator