April 12 - 18, 2014
$2695 (includes inter-island airfare)
The Hawaiian Islands are an adventurers dream rugged canyons, towering waterfalls, lush rain forests, blue lagoons and oozing volcanoes. Explore the beautiful islands of Kauai and Hawaii and see shades of green you never imagined! On Kauai, kayak to waterfalls, snorkel with sea turtles, hike the famous Na Pali coastline and drive to amazing overlooks on the dry side of the island at Waimea Canyon. Trip price includes our flight to The Big Island. We'll sea kayak in Kaalakekua Bay, hopefully accompanied by resident dolphins. Hike the Kilauea Iki crater, still steaming 40 years after its last eruption. Say "Aloha" and treat your-self to a fun-filled week in Paradise.
Barbara R, CA - I was so nervous about snorkeling but Keli made it easy for me and I'll snorkel again.
Terry T, FL - Hawaii was such a journey - spiritually and literally. It was like traveling with my favorite friends.
Lisa F, TX - Thanks for making this more than a trip. You really cared and wanted us to have a great time.
|Airfares are NOT INCLUDED in Canyon Calling trips. It is your responsibility to get yourself to the assembly point of a trip and home afterwards. There are many reasons for this policy including customers wanting to use their air miles, people wanting to go early or stay on after the trip, some wanting to drive etc. Jane at Jane’s Travel in Phoenix has helped our customers with booking their flights for the last 17 years. You can phone her at (480) 755-1388 or send an email to email@example.com Internal flights are included in trip prices when they fall inside a tour like on our Costa Rican, Peruvian Andes, Australian and Hawaiian Islands trips.
Arrive at Lihue Airport in the afternoon where you’ll be met by your guide and receive a true Hawaiian welcome. Dinner and accommodation at a nearby beach.
After breakfast we’ll swim with the giant Pacific Green Sea Turtles. The first beach at Poipu offers great fish and coral viewing and first-timers gain confidence in snorkeling while holding onto the instructor’s surf-board fitted with handles. The second beach is where we’ll swim with the turtles. Back from the edge of extinction, they are quite at home in our presence. Picnic lunch on the beach. Visit Spouting Horn - a fascinating blowhole. Drive to the dry, red earth of Waimea Canyon to view some stunning over-looks. Check into our lodge for a three-night stay.
Today we’ll hike the Na Pali Coast. Our drive to the trailhead passes ranches, quaint towns and the jagged mountains of Bali Hi fame. Our four-mile hike hugs the coastline and is challenging with rocks, roots and sometimes a muddy trail to negotiate. The views are stunning and photo stops are numerous. Rest and eat lunch at a scenic beach. Back at our destination we’ll swim at Haena beach and wash the mud off. After a short shopping stop in Hanalei we’ll dine in Kapa'a.
Today we begin a all-day kayak expedition up the Wailua River. Paddle in double sit-on-top kayaks for an hour past mangroves to a small side stream. Hike through the rainforest and swim in the waters of Secret Falls. Enjoy Hawaiian pizza for dinner.
Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii. We’ll have great photo opportunities at Rainbow Falls in Hilo and Akaka Falls. Drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and check into our B&B. After checking current lava conditions, drive down to the coast and hike to where the lava is flowing or to a viewing area if it’s flowing into the sea. Dinner in Volcano.
After breakfast at our lodging we’ll walk through a lava tube, a tunnel once filled with lava. Hike the Kilauea Iki crater, still steaming after its 1959 eruption. Crossing the crater is a surreal experience and it’s amazing to see new life sprouting through the hard lava. We’ll lunch at Volcano House then drive the coast to our hotel at Captain Cook. At Punalulu black sand beach we may see the green sea turtles resting on the beach. Visit the Place of Refuge at Honaunau, a peaceful spiritual setting on the ocean. Dinner in Captain Cook.
Today we’ll kayak across Kaalakekua Bay where we’ll likely see dolphins playing as we paddle to Captain Cook’s memorial. The snorkeling here is stunning as the fish stand out so vividly against the black undersea lava. After lunch we'll drive into Kona for shopping and early farewell dinner. We'll have you at the airport in time to catch flights to the mainland which depart around 9pm.