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Take an Adventure on The Big Island of Hawaii
Your next trips starts here... The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of all the islands. When in Hawaii, you will hear and use the word Aloha quite often. There are many meanings... such as hello and goodbye, also Love, Peace, and Compassion. Aloha is a way of life, as you will experience in the seen and unseen culture of the Hawaiian people. Many people are called there as it is a place of healing and life change. Having lived there, I can say this is so. So come and experience the true meaning of Aloha!
Along the Kohala Coast, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve features more than a thousand petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, lava rock carvings etched into stone centuries ago by Native Hawaiians.
Then we'll take a trip to Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Park is a historic site and home to one of the largest restored heiau (temple) in Hawaii and is part of the National Park System. Heiau wer sacred places of worship for Native Hawaiians, and Puukohola Heiau was a site built to fulfill a historic prophecy. When we last were at this site, we held a shamanic journey. All of the chiefs came and we were asked to help raise the vibration of the land. It was truly an honor and blessing to be a part of this happening.
Then off to Hapuna Beach, one of the best beaches in the area to swim in the beautiful waters.
Days 3 & 4
We'll spend 2 days in Hilo
Starting with the Imiloa Astronomy Center, which explores the connections between Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy. This will immerse you in the Hawaiian story of Pele and Poliahu and the creation of the Hawaiian Islands.
There are beautiful waterfalls, rainforest, and a volcano in the Hilo area, which we will spend time exploring over the next 2 days. Within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the coastal end of Chain of Craters Road you'll discover the sacred Puuloa Petroglyphs, the largest petroglyph field in Hawaii. You can see more than 23,000 images carved into the lava rock here, most before western contact in Hawaii.
We'll also visit with Kahuna Wahine Ali'i Nui Kalei'iliahi of Hawai'i. She carries the royal blood of a pure Lemurian and comes from a long line of Spiritual Kahuna (priest/shaman) and Ali'i (chiefs/chiefesses). Among the gifts she carries as Ambassador to the Ancients is that she is a seer, medium, meta-physician, spiritual healer, Keeper of the Lemurian Truths and channel for many magnificent Holy Beings.
So many places to explore and not enough time to see it all. So we've chosen the best that we wouldn't want you to miss.
We'll travel east, inland from the volcanic Kohala Coast to discover Waimea (also called Kamuela), which is unlike any other place on Hawaii Island. Known as paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country this historic area full of rolling, green pastures is still home to cattle, cowboys and ranches.
Waimea is about 3,000 elevation and on any given day, you can be walking down the main road and walking through the clouds. Its truly a treat to behold.
You cannot miss the best farmer's market on the whole of the island. Farmer's markets are usually a great place to shop, this one has its own unique flavor. One cannot miss stopping to eat at the local restaurants in this beautiful town.
Also visiting nearby Waipi'o valley is one of the most scenic places on the Big Island and offers stunning vistas and hikes to hidden waterfalls and a black sand beach.
Make your dream come true and swim with Hawaii's graceful spinner dolphins and snorkel at two of the spectacular dive spots. This 4 hour adventure is focused on finding the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and/or the Spotted Dolphins and spending quality time with them. You'll get to swim with them while learning about them and getting great photo opportunities both above and below the surface. Then onto some nite time adventure with Big Island Ghost Tours, which offers stories and legends of Hawaii's most supernatural sites for visitors to experience and come to their own conclusions.
Today we'll visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau – Place of Refuge
In ancient times, Hawaiians lived under strict laws. Commoners could not get too close to the chief, nor were they allowed to touch any of his possessions, walk in his footsteps or even let their shadows touch the royal grounds. The penalty for violating a sacred kapu (taboo) was death.
Breaking a kapu was believed to incur the wrath of the gods.
Designated a national historical park in 1961, this 182-acre site includes the puuhonua and a complex of archeological sites, including temple platforms, royal fishponds, sledding tracks and some coastal village sites.
This is also a wonderful place to swim with turtles, where they sun and rest themselves.
In the evening we'll enjoy a cultural Hawaiian Luau. Bring your appetite and get ready for a buffet feast like no other. Many of the dishes at a traditional Hawaiian luau offer a blend of Hawaiian, Polynesian and Asian-influenced flavors.
Today we'll enjoy and relax going to the beach and boogie boarding. We'll make our way to visit some local shops and watch some original Hula.
In the evening we'll enjoy local entertainment and eat at Huggo's, a wonderful place on the ocean, watch the sunset, and put your feet in the sand during dinner.
Leisure day of shopping and farmers markets in Kailua Kona and an evening dining on local cuisine at Kona Brew Co.
Departure – unless you've signed on for additional 4 days in Maui.
We'll take a small plane to Maui. Some sights we'll visit are the Maui Ocean Center Museum, and visit downtown Lahaina. No trip to Maui is complete without the long and winding 23 mile road to Hana. This is where you'll see waterfalls, coastlines, the seven pools of Hana which was only for the Ali'i (royalty), whale watching (seasonal) and a black sands beach.
Hawaiian Tour includes:
Excursions for Days 1 - 10
Food within meal plan & Accommodations.
(if you have special food or health needs, please let us know in advance)
Hawaiian Tour does not include:
4 day excursion to Maui - Additional $1250
USD $4495 Single occupancy, $4189 Double occupancy
(subject to change - depending on time of year due to varying hotel room rental costs)
The depost of $500 is nonrefunable after the reservation is received and processed.
Cancellations received within 1 month of reservation are subject to a 50% refund.
Cancellations received after 1 month are subject to no refund (however, if your spot is filled with another participant, a partial refund will be considered at the discretion of the owners).