ISLAND OF HAWAII ADVENTURE VACATIONS

ISLAND OF HAWAII EXCITING ADVENTURE VACATIONS FOR 10 DAYS

INFORMATION FOR TRANS-PACIFIC TRAVELERS, INCLUDING U.S. AND CANADA
Effective January 26, 2021, this CDC Order(link is external) went into effect. For international travelers coming to the State of Hawaii, only tests from Trusted Testing Partners will be accepted for purposes of bypassing the State’s 10-day traveler quarantine.
On January 21, 2021, the President of the United States issued an executive order(link is external) related to travel. For the time being, no changes to the Safe Travels program.
Travelers from Canada may bypass the state’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they have a negative COVID-19 test result from a lab identified by Air Canada or WestJet prior to departure.

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ISLAND OF HAWAII ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

What: Massive park home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes
Where: 45 minutes south of Hilo

Experience some of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located 45 miles southwest of Hilo, the park is home to two volcanoes including Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction makes it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Hawaii and a sacred place.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses 335,259 acres or about 523 square miles from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea (by comparison, the island of Oahu is 597 square miles). Discover 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests, as well as a visitor center, petroglyphs and two active volcanoes: Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984 and and Kilauea which last erupted in 2018 (1983-2018). 

Kilauea is often called “the world’s only drive-in volcano.” At one time, this prolific volcano produced 250,000-650,00 cubic yards of lava per day – enough to resurface a 20-mile-long, two-lane road each day. As of January 1983, more than 875 acres of new land has been created on the island of Hawaii.

The extraordinary natural diversity of the park was recognized in 1980 when it was named a World Biosphere Site by UNESCO and in 1987 when the park was honored as a World Heritage Site.

For the latest information at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, make your first stop the park website(link is external)

Click here for the current “Ranger Tips for a Fun Visit” flier.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK HIGHLIGHTS

Kilauea Visitor Center 

Open daily: 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.
Begin your visit at the Kilauea Visitor Center for a great introduction to the park. Ranger talks are offered, hike suggestions for the day, and ranger-guided activities. Pick up maps, learn about the park’s hikes and get the latest volcano updates here.

Crater Rim Drive 

Crater Rim Drive is the 10.6-mile drive that circles Kilauea Caldera. Driving around this loop will take you to the park’s main attractions: the Puu Puai Overlook, Devastation Trail and Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook.

Halemaumau Crater 

Steam vents plume from this massive crater, known as the home of Pele, the volcano goddess. In 2008, this crater was filled with a lake of lava that disappeared in 2018. Seismic activity caused by the crater walls falling into itself created a much larger crater. In May 2018, Halemaumau’s volume was about 70-78 million cubic yards. It is now about 1.2 billion cubic yards. The crater floor has dropped more than 1,600 ft. Great respect should be paid at this sacred site. Also worth noting is that higher elevation near the crater means that temperatures can drop fairly quickly. If you’re coming from the beach in shorts and t-shirt, be sure to pack some warmer items like a light jacket while you’re here. 

Puu Oo Vent 
On April 30, 2018, the lava pond from Puu Oo Vent vanished and headed toward the Lower East Rift Zone. Puu Oo had been erupting almost continuously since January 1983.

Chain of Craters Road 

Veering south of Crater Rim Drive is Chain of Craters Road. This 3,700-foot drive eventually ends where a lava flow has overtaken the road.

Volcano House 

The Volcano House hotel overlooking Halemaumau Crater has been operating since it was a grass shack in 1846. Mark Twain once stayed here on his visit to Hawaii. 

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT

  • For your safety, please stay on marked routes, heed all warning signs, and stay out of restricted areas. There is a danger of harmful volcanic gases and unstable land in these areas.

  • Finally, allow plenty of time for your trip. To maximize your experience consider staying in accommodations on the east side of the island. Hilo is only 45 minutes away. The drive to and from Kona is about 2.5–3 hours each way.

  • Stay on open trails and roads. Closed trails and roads are dangerous, do not enter.

  • Stay away from cracks and sinkholes. Falls into cracks have seriously injured and killed people. Cracks have unstable edges, do not approach them.

  • Rockfalls are unpredictable. Pay attention and keep away from all cliffs.

  • Wear sturdy shoes and long pants, falling on lava rock is like falling on broken glass.

  • Do not hike after dark. Even those who know the area must be cautious. 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a wild place. The dramatic landscape of Kīlauea volcano is constantly being shaped by powerful and uncontrollable natural forces. Respect the dangers of this dynamic natural process and stay out of closed areas.

The island of Hawaii has five national parks, sites and trails, each with its own natural beauty and cultural significance. Of course we have famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of the world’s most active volcano, but also historic “place of refuge” Puuhonua o Honaunau, the imposing temple Puukohola, where family blood was spilled to unite the island, the more than 175-mile Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Kaloko-Honokohau, where aquaculture was practiced in ancient times.

Kohala Zipline

Kohala Zipline

Kohala Zipline’s Kohala Canopy Adventure features elevated suspension bridges, soaring tree platforms and thrilling ziplines. Whether you are a real zipline enthusiast or a first-time adventure seeker, the Kohala Canopy Adventure will be an unforgettable experience.

To avoid confusion with the name of the entire state, the island of Hawaii is often called the “Big Island,” and what an appropriate name it is. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size can be intimidating. You’ll find all but two of the world’s climate zones within this island’s shores. The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites.

The island of Hawaii is best known for the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (one of the world’s most active volcanoes), the waterfalls and gardens in Hilo and along the Hamakua Coast, stargazing on Maunakea’s summit, Kona Coffee, golf in the resorts of the Kohala Coast, and manta ray night diving.

Traveling on the island of Hawaii for Romanve Vacation.
We recommend a rental car for flexibility and ease, and we strongly suggest booking before you arrive. All the major rental companies are found on Hawaii Island. There are also guided tours of every type from bus tours and taxis to shuttle services and private limos. Rental car agencies are located at the Kona and Hilo International Airports as well as some resorts. Rental car companies are located just a short distance from both inter-island terminals. Taxis and other ground transportation are available curbside.
Hawaii County also offers free mass transit via the Hele On (Let’s go) Bus. There are stops all around the island of Hawaii, with service between Kona and Hilo offered Monday through Saturday. For schedules, go to www.co.hawaii.hi.us.
Because the island is so big, consider arriving on one side of the island and departing from the other. For example, you might fly into Kona, exploring that side of the island awhile, then driving to the Hilo side (roughly 2 hrs, 30 min) and exploring for a while longer before flying out from the Hilo Airport, or vice-versa. (Be sure to ask car rental companies about drop off charges.)

 

 

  • Looking for ideas to celebrate a romance, get out into the great outdoors or keep the whole family happy on island of Hawaii? Check out our top 10 suggestions for great activities, by category.

    And if you want to know more about island of Hawaii, be sure to visit the Our Islands page for all that island of Hawaii has to offer. 

    Sunset Sail

    The golden sunsets of the Kona and Kohala coasts on the west side of the island are the picture-perfect backdrop for catamaran cruises departing from Keauhou up through the Kohala Coast.  Some include dinner, champagne and live entertainment. 

    Guided Stargazing

    The amazing night skies above island of Hawaii are sure to inspire romance. Book your clients on a guided tour up the slopes of Maunakea where they can peer through giant telescopes and learn about the constellations from astronomers. 

    Waterfall Hike

    Just outside Hilo are some of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Hawaii. Akaka Falls State Park is a wonderful place for couples to wander through the rain forest on paved footpaths to view two gorgeous falls. 

    Horseback Riding

    Island of Hawaii offers many options for romantic trail rides that you can book for your clients. The uplands of Waimea, where ranchers are happy to share their stories of paniolo culture, are ideal for trail rides through rolling meadows. On the east side of the island, couples can enjoy a lush landscape of streams and waterfalls on a ride through the Waipio Valley.  

    Outdoor Spa Treatments

    Many of the upscale resort spas on the Kohala Coast offer special spa suites for couples with their own private gardens. Some also have private treatment cabanas overlooking the ocean.

    Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    North of Hilo, this is a place of spectacular ocean vistas and nature trails meandering through an enchanting landscape of ginger, bromeliads, palms and other rare and exotic plants. 

    Liliuokalani Gardens  

    Another lush beauty spot near Hilo is Liliuokalani Gardens, an idyllic Japanese garden with pagodas, a teahouse and a half-moon bridge spanning a tranquil pond.

    Art Galleries

    Artists are drawn to island of Hawaii’s inspirational landscapes and laid-back pace, a fact that your clients will appreciate when exploring the art galleries that abound in towns like Hawi, Holualoa and Volcano Village.

    Kailua Village Walking Tour

    A great way for clients to enjoy the palace, as well as other historic sites in town, is to take the Kona Historical Society’s Kailua Village Walking Tour, available in either guided or self-guided versions. 

    Luau

    Your clients will enjoy the magic of a sunset luau with buffets of local specialties and live Pacific Island music and dance.

     
     
     
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