The Best of the Big Island and Kauai

Start: Kapa‘a Finish: Kailua-Kona

Visiting: Kapa‘a, Hilo, Kailua-Kona


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Dig past sand and dive below the surf for some truly unique sights on this upgraded, weeklong adventure in Hawaii. Roam around Kauai and Big Island to see sides of both islands you might miss without your locally based CEO leading the way, including a guided tour of Waimea Canyon and an incredible night in a one-of-a-kind lodge nested by a hidden waterfall. Your senses will say, "Mahalo."

Highlights

  • icon Stay at local hotels and support local businesses
  • icon Bunk down next to a waterfall in a unique lodge
  • iconExplore Waimea Canyon on a guided tour, Bunk down next to a waterfall in a unique lodge, Warm up to nature at Volcanoes National Park, Stay at local hotels and support local businesses
  • iconExplore Waimea Canyon on a guided tour
  • icon Warm up to nature at Volcanoes National Park

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Kapa‘a

Location: Kapa‘a

Accommodation: Kauai Shores Hotel

Arrive at any time.

Welcome to Kauai! There are no planned activities today until the Welcome Meeting, so check into the hotel and explore.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2: Waimea Canyon

Location: Kapa‘a

Accommodation: Kauai Shores Hotel

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart early for a day trip to Waimea Canyon, one of the most iconic areas of Kauai – the rugged valley and colossal cliffs are a sight to behold. On a clear day, look down into Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coast to see one of the most remote places on the island.

Coined the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific", Waimea Canyon is 10 mi long and 3,600 ft deep. Hike along its winding rim and visit several lookout points to take in the vast beauty of the area.

ACTIVITY: Take a day trip to the stunning Waimea Canyon, often called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Explore one of the many hiking trails through the canyon as you marvel at the rich colors, lush vegetation and plentiful waterfalls along the canyon walls.

icon Day 3: Kapa‘a/Hilo

Location: Kapa‘a

Accommodation: The Inn Kulaniapia Falls

Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER

Fly from Kauai to the Big Island. Stop by 'Akaka Falls to stretch your legs, before continuing to our lodge at Kulaniapia Falls.

Stop by the Hilo Farmers' Market to stock up on some fresh juice and snacks. Our accommodations are not far from downtown Hilo, but will feel miles away. En route to the lodge, stop by 'Akaka Falls. These falls are easy to walk from start to finish, and are the perfect introduction to the nature of the Big Island. Continue to Kulaniapia Falls, our lodge for the next two nights. Built adjacent to a private waterfall, Kulaniapia is a once in a lifetime place. We enjoy our dinner here tonight, overlooking the falls.

TRANSPORT: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: ʻAkaka Falls State Park is on Hawaiʻi Island. The park is about 11 miles north from Hilo and it includes ʻAkaka Falls, a 442 feet tall waterfall and loads of fun hiking options.

icon Day 4: Hilo

Location: Hilo

Accommodation: The Inn Kulaniapia Falls

Meals: BREAKFAST

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Sit back and enjoy our private waterfall from the Lanai, or choose to rappel down it with a guided tour. Opt to visit a nearby chocolate farm, or walk the trails on the property.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day to explore the area, or simply relax at the lodge.

icon Day 5: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Location: Hilo

Accommodation: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart our waterfall lodge to head to Kona. En route, visit Volcanoes National Park to witness lava flows and martian-like landscapes.

Drive over new lava flows, see newly created black sand beaches, and hike to see cavernous craters. See first hand how the Hawaiian islands were formed, and continue to grow! Tonight, opt to swim with Manta Rays in Kona.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is home to one of the world's most active volcanos, Kilauea. Every day enough lava erupts to cover a 30 km road. Discover the park's lava lakes and tubes, and watch as lava flows into the ocean – creating a show of fire and steam!

icon Day 6: Kailua-Kona

Location: Kailua-Kona

Accommodation: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Meals: BREAKFAST

Today is a day at leisure in Kona, and for good reason — Kona is the adventure capital of the Big Island, so there's something to suit everyone here. Opt to go diving, snorkelling, horseback riding, ziplining, or head out to visit a seahorse farm. Tonight, join the group for a final farewell to Hawaii.

If you have always wanted to try Kona coffee and learn a bit more about where it comes from, take a free tour at a nearby farm and buy some beans to take home. Kona is an easy place to stock up on last minute souvenirs, or laze at a cafe and people watch. On the West side of the Big Island, Kona is known for sunsets.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy a full free day in the Big Island's adventure capital.

icon Day 7: Kailua-Kona

Location: Kailua-Kona

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (4 nts), waterfall lodge (2 nts).

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Volcanoes National Park excursion

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    Waimea Canyon guided tour

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    Free time in Hilo and Kona

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    All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Internal flight

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Waimea Canyon guided tour. 'Akaka Falls and Kulaniapia Falls visit. Volcanoes National Park excursion. Free time in Hilo and Kona. Internal flight. All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    'Akaka Falls and Kulaniapia Falls visit

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (4 nts), waterfall lodge (2 nts).

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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