Hawaii: The Island State
Day 1: Fly to Honolulu
Meet your group and board your flight to Honolulu.
Day 3: Vernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Immerse yourself in Hawaiʻi’s rich culture and heritage at the premier natural and cultural history museum in the state. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. Besides the comprehensive exhibits of Hawaiiana, the museum's total holding of natural history specimens exceeds 24 million.
Sailing excursion and snorkeling
Afternoon free time
Day 4: Honolulu & Hilo
Flight to Hilo
Take a local flight to Hilo and enjoy the sky views of the islands.
Visit Waianuenue Falls, better known as Rainbow Falls
Explore the town of Hilo
Stop at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
Day 5: Hilo & Kona
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and hike with a geologist to learn about the geology of the area
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cherished cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,681 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa - and is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stop at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
Punaluʻu Beach (also called Black Sand Beach) is a beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. This volcanic activity is in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Punaluʻu is frequented by endangered hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand.
Visit Pu’uohonua Honaunau National Historic Park
Enjoy an evening lūʻau
Day 7: Arrive home