Hawaii Islands adventure holiday
Description of Hawaii Islands adventure holiday
The islands of Hawaii have to be one of America’s most surprising states with untold tropical adventures taking you a very long way from the mainland, in every sense.
This ten day small group tour is all about making the most of the beautiful natural scenery both on land and in the ocean with hiking trails, snorkelling sites and bike riding tours opening up the islands’ natural and cultural heritage from a variety of unique and exciting angles.
From Pearl Harbour and Honolulu to Maui and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, this is your chance to experience a side to America rarely glimpsed by casual tourists. Clamber aboard a Zodiac and zip across the ocean, peer below the waves in search of manta rays, hike the crater trail in Volcanoes National Park; whatever you do don’t miss this adventure holiday on Hawaii that promises much, much more than just another day at the beach.
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PlanetWe are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.
We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.
This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.
We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.
All water is safe to drink from the tap on this trip and we advise customers to bring a reusable water bottle from home, and not buy single use plastic bottles.
PeopleThis tour is not the typical Hawaii resort trip. It is an active adventure trip which uncovers a few more of the off-the-beaten-track places. We use local suppliers to give our customers the best experience, but also to help distribute tourist dollars more evenly. These places include a visit to pearly harbour, bike rental activity, boat and snorkelling excursion, and 4X4 tour of Waipio Valley. Some of these include the use of local guides which help bring out the flavour of the areas visited, but also helps to provide employment outside of the larger resorts.
Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We more than likely operate a lunch kitty whereby we shop for groceries locally, but also eat in smaller family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.