The Best Of Hawaii Island
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Welcome to Hawaii Island! Diverse is the word most commonly used to describe Hawaii's Big Island. There are said to be 13 climatic regions on earth and the Big Island has all but two, the Arctic and the Saharan. In addition to its tremendous sun and surf appeal with white, black and green sand beaches, it boasts the world's most active volcano.
On this trip to the Hawaii Island, you explore history, adventure, and culture of native Hawaiian all at once through a tour to Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand Beaches, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau national park, Kona Coffee Farm, and Kealakekua Bay.

Tour #: 140421Te044 Tour Fee: $2490 Flexible Payment: $300 (booking ends )

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Main Info

Trip Name: The Best of Hawaii Island

Trip Date(s):
Thursday March 4th 2021- $2700
Saturday November 20th 2021- $2500

Trip Length: 10 days

Trip Type: Adults

Destination Continent: North America

Destination Country: Hawaii- USA

Tour ID: 140421Te044

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

Welcome to Hawaii Island! Diverse is the word most commonly used to describe Hawaii's Big Island. There are said to be 13 climatic regions on earth and the Big Island has all but two, the Arctic and the Saharan. In addition to its tremendous sun and surf appeal with white, black and green sand beaches, it boasts the world's most active volcano.
On this trip to the Hawaii Island, you explore history, adventure, and culture of native Hawaiian all at once through a tour to Volcanoes National Park, Black Sand Beaches, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau national park, Kona Coffee Farm, and Kealakekua Bay.

Trip Daily Itinerary

Day 1 BIG ISLAND- KONA
ALOHA! And welcome to Hawaii. Arrive at any time in Kona on Big Island, then check in and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 9:30pm for an important group dinner meeting where we'll meet with our Tour Guide and other group members.

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island


Day 2 VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Today, we explore the Volcanoes National Park UNESCO World Heritage site. Specifically, we visit Volcanoes National Park, including the Thurston Lave tube and a Volcano Caldera from the Jagger museum, steam vents and Visitor center. After that, we heading south out of the Volcano to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach where we should see some Honu's the Hawaiian green sea turtle.

Next we drive to South Point the most southern point in the USA, the location the first Polynesians are thought to have landed over 1,000 years ago. Awesome sea cliffs ( will you jump ? )
We return to the hotel and enjoy the beautiful sunset at the evening.

 

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 3 PU'UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK THE PLACE OF REFUGE
Today we explore the Kona Coffee Farm. We start the Tour at one of Kona’s oldest coffee farms Greenwell Farms opened in 1850 and is still ran by the Greenwell family. The farm is on prime Kona coffee land and you will see coffee trees that are over 100 years old and see the whole coffee producing process from Tree to the Cup.

After that, we head south to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. It is the most intact Pu'uhonua (native Hawaiian cultural site) . This park is without doubt the most significant Hawaiian Heritage site in all of the Islands. This is the Place A Place of Refuge, for those who broke the KAPU a second chance at life.

 

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 4 BIG ISLAND- KONA
Today, we visit the Macadamia Nut farm. We tour an Organic Mac Nut farm run by a NUT my friend and soon to be yours Diane who is always fun and has a large collection of rescued animals and great Mac Nuts at JOES NUTS!

After that, we visit Kona Pacific Farmer’s Cooperative, the oldest and largest Kona Coffee Cooperative in the United States! Farmer owned & operated with 32 loyal farmer members specialize in Kona Coffee since 1910 and now process over two-million pounds of cherry per year. A great place for samples wonderful baked goods from the kitchen using the fruits harvested from the tropical fruit garden. The tropical fruit garden is great to tour with over 50 different fruit trees.

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 5 KEALAKEKUA BAY
Today we visit the Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook fell on Feb 14th 1779. We view Cook Monument from across Kealakekua Bay- a protected bay where the great British explorer met a violent death.

We then drive back thru Kona along Ali’i Drive while viewing the beaches resorts and fabulous homes.

 

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 6 LAPAKAHI PARK, WAIPIO VALLEY, MAKALAWENA BEACH
Today, we explore the North West of Big Island. Specifically, we visit Lapakahi Park, Pololu Beach Lookout, Waipio Valley, Kukuihaele Mauna Kea Beach Park, and Makalawena Beach.

 

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 7 RAINBOW FALLS STATE PARK
Today, we first stop at Rainbow Falls outside Hilo, then we drive the Historic Hamakua Heritage Coast fabulous sea cliffs, waterfalls and rain forest.

We then view the town of Hilo see where the 1946 and 1960 Tsunami's hit.
We then visit Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens 30 acres of splendor overlooking Hilo bay.

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 8 PEPEEKOO POINT, KALAPANA, AND RED ROAD
Today, we go to Pepeekoo Point to view Hilo in the distance from these majestic sea cliffs where you can see relics from the bye gone Sugar area where ships were once loaded with Sugar cane. Then, we continue to visit Pahoa, Kalapana, and Ahalanui.

At Pahoa, we visit the small Hawaiian town in the Puna district most recently threatened by the most recent Lava flow that began June 27th 2014. Stand next to the Lava that threatened the town in early 2015.

We then drive down to the Ocean front town that was Kalapana, Kaimu and Kaim? Bay 178 homes were buried under 50 feet of Lava from the 1986 Kilauea lava flow.
Red Road. We then head north out of Kalapana and drive up the enchanting and historic Red Road that navigates the Puna coastline through old lava fields, rugged coastlines with crashing waves breaking over the cliffs and amazing tree canopy of old growth forest.

We then pull into Ahalanui a spring and ocean fed pool that is volcanically heated to a toasty 90 degrees, so bring a bathing suit and towel for a very relaxing experience.

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island

 

Day 9 BIG ISLAND-KONA
Enjoy your last day in Hawaii on your own. You may choose to reinforce your tan at the beach or spend the afternoon collecting last minute souvenirs. Later this afternoon into the evening, you can attend a Luau held as a farewell for all the tour guests.

 

Overnight stay at Royal Kona Hotel or similar in Big Island


Day 10 DEPARTURE
Today, you can depart at any time.

Trip Supplements

After making your trip reservation, on My Account page, you can add any of below supplements to your trip.

  • Single Room Occupancy

    An option to have your own room at the hotel while being on the trip and enjoy the total privacy.


Escorted Package Info

  • 9 nights First Class accommodations at Hawaii Royal Kona Resort or similar
  • All transfers
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van with DVD player that has a library of Hawaiian Media on sites you will visit
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.
  • Services of English-speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.

    Note: transfers airport–hotel and hotel–airport are not included unless you take your inbound and outbound flight through Above Zest Company. 

Important Reminders

  • Tour Fee
    Tour prices are LAND ONLY and double occupancy. The total tour fee for a single occupancy traveler is $3,190
  • Roommate Matching
    If you would like to use our roommate matching service, we will match you up with a roommate as long as you're a non-smoker. You must book at least 90 days prior to the trip to take advantage of this. Don't let not having a roommate keep you from going on this amazing trip!
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