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swimming in Hawaii

kayaking in Hawaii

Big Island

Hiking and Kayaking with Lodging on Kealakakau Bay

What better way to break away from the mainland winter than to take a trip to Hawaii?

Our lodging on the warm Kona Coast is a gorgeous large house right on the water on Kealakekua Bay, well-known by locals as one of the best snorkeling spots in the islands. Temperatures are usually in the 70s and 80s.

We'll hike across a lava crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visit waterfalls in magical Waipio Valley, and relax on a white sand beach by a blue lagoon where you can swim with huge sea turtles. In the evenings we'll return to our comfortable house to watch the sunset and feast on pu-pus (island appetizers) and Pacific Rim cuisine.

Our local guides will give you an insider's view of the Big Island, and they'll turn out fabulous feasts for your dining pleasure. Our menu features the bounty of the islands, such as grilled fresh-caught fish, platters of tropical fruit, and macadamia nut coffeecake.

We'll also have a kayaking overnight on the south Kona coast near an old native Hawaiian fishing village. Beginners will have no problem with this easy paddle, and if you want more kayaking you can go further down the coast. On previous trips we have seen dolphins, turtles, myriads of colorful reef fish, manta rays, shark, and whales with their young.

Whether you're a beach potato or an avid hiker and kayaker—you'll love this great escape from the mid-winter blahs! Price includes lodging, ground transportation, most meals, kayak trip, and more.

  • Activity: Hiking Light
    and Kayaking
  • Date: February 23-March 1, 2003
  • Rating: Moderate
  • Cost: $1495
  • Deposit: $400

For questions about this trip, e-mail us.
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To find out about the level of challenge on this trip, go to How Strenuous A Trip?

To learn more about hiking, go to our section on Hiking with Light Daypack.

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Pre-trip classes are included in the price of a trip. To find out more, go to Pre-Trip Classes.

For more photos of this trip and others, go to Our Photo Album.


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