Hawaii’s aptly named ‘Big Island’ is a surprising refuge; an incredible history and miles of open road invite you to discover its storied landscapes. In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, witness lava spew from an active volcano and spend a night basking in its red glow just beyond Kīlauea Halemau’mau Crater. Then, swim beneath sky-high waterfalls, float above playful manta rays and explore sacred lands in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau Park. To locals, the Big Island is known as the real Hawaii—come see it for yourself.
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Check in at your hotel overlooking the Halemauʻmau Crater and set out on an evening stroll to get a closer look at this bubbling mammoth.
Test your volcano knowledge on a cycling tour to the Jagger Museum and Nahuku Lava Tubes. Then, enjoy the red glow from lava-spewing Kīlauea volcano over dinner.
Visit waterfalls, including the epic 1450 foot high Hiilawe Falls. Spend the afternoon enjoying the ocean; snorkel gear, kayaks and paddleboards are all available.
Explore old aqueducts on a guided kayaking adventure. Then, join your guide below the surface of the Kona Coast for a thrilling manta ray snorkel dive.
Visit Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau historic park, aka the ancient Hawaiian "place of refuge" and set out on a kayak snorkelling adventure along Kealakekua Bay.
Take one last beach walk or swim before check-out. Your guide will bring you to the airport to catch your flights back home. Aloha and mahalo!VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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