Hawaii Big Island

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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • TrekAmerica

Say ‘Aloha!’ to the tropical Big Island of America’s 50th state, Hawaii, with its unique landscape and culture. If it's beautiful beaches and action-packed days you want then you're in the right place, Hawaii is pure paradise! Get off the usual tourist track to discover the real Hawaii – stay in remote oceanside campsites and cabins, hike lush trails, snorkel with turtles and witness one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

  • Zodiac island cruise & snorkelling adventure
  • Tour the sacred Waipio Valley with a local guide
  • Tour a local Kona Coffee Farm
  • Incredible hiking trails at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Walk to the spectacular Akaka Falls
  • Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunua National Historic Park
  • Explore Kona Town with your tour leader
  • Camp by remote beaches on the ocean’s edge
  • Fantastic opportunities to spot Green Sea Turtles

We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Book Extra Nights in Hawaii

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team. KONA TOWN - ROYAL KONA RESORT75-5852 Ali'i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740Situated facing the Pacific Ocean on Kailua Bay this resort hotel boasts excellent facilities with mountain and ocean views. Please contact our Sales Team for a quote. AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATIONYou can pre-book your transfer on the SpeediShuttle website for a shared ride from the airport to the Royal Kona Resort to ensure there is a transfer waiting for you. Alternatively you can catch a 9 mile taxi from the airport for around US$30-$32.

Book City Tours Before/After Your Trip

Sticking around for a day or two after your trip? Arriving early for some big city fun? We don’t blame you. Making sure you catch ALL the highlights, we’ve partnered with GetYourGuide to show off the ultimate things to do in our fave cities.Check out our city tours below >Kailua-Kona City tours

Book Flights (UK only)

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Why Book Your Flights with Trek?Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per personDate changes free of charge (subject to terms)We are ATOL protected and IATA licensedPersonal service - you're more than just a numberCall us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers orRequest a flight quote

Travel Insurance

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ? See our insurance page for more information.

Optional Activities During Your Tour

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above. Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items! As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Food And Meals
  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you have the option to contribute US$15 a day which will cover your meals whilst camping
Accommodation Types
  • Camping
  • Hilo
  • Kona
  • North America
  • Hawaii
  • Kailua-Kona Town
  • Punalu'u Beach Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Hilo Wailuku River State Park
  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Laupahoehoe Beach
  • Waipio Valley
  • Hawi Town
  • Spencer Park Beach
  • Lapakahi State Park
  • Kiholo Bay
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Original
  • Beaches
  • National Parks
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Singles
  • Scenic
  • Active
  • Camping

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Day: 1

The West Coast of Hawaii is known as ‘Kona Side’ and is famous for its awesome weather. Sample some of the most delicious coffee on a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm. Next up is an activity you are sure to fall in love with. As you get your swimwear on, board Zodiac-style motorboats and take to the water for an island tour and included snorkelling at Kealakekua Bay Park. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife. End today with a night at Ho’okena Beach Park, for a night camping on the pristine sand– what a first day!

  • Kailua-Kona Town
  • Punalu'u Beach Park

Day: 2-3

First up, you have time to explore Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on foot. You’ll take tons of photos and have the opportunity to spot the friendly Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) that frequent the area. Of course, we can’t guarantee you’ll see them, but keep watch on the beaches or in the crystal clear waters throughout your trip. Next we turn up the volume as you enter Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Kilauea. Hike the trails over smoking ground and through old lava tubes. For the next two nights you’ll overnight just outside the national park in cabins. Due to the ongoing volcanic activity in Volcanoes National Park, your tour may have changes. Please contact info@trekamerica.co.uk if you have any questions.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Day: 4

The historic town of Hilo is also home to the Wailuku River State Park where you’ll visit the gorgeous 25 metre-high Rainbow Falls and the famous Boiling Pots. End your day with a walk down the ‘Hilo Walk of Fame’ where you can see Banyan Trees planted by celebrities.

  • Hilo Wailuku River State Park

Day: 5

Cruise along Onomea Scenic Drive, a beautiful stretch of road that snakes through lush tropical rainforest. The road will lead you straight to Akaka Falls State Park where you’ll hike to the stunning Akaka Falls, which plummets 130 metres! End at Laupahoehoe Beach where you’ll be spending the night by the ocean’s edge.

  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Laupahoehoe Beach

Day: 6

This morning you stop at Tex Drive where you have the option to devour a delicious Hawaiian sensation - fresh malasadas (deep fried dough balls covered in sugar). You continue following the coast to a viewpoint for the sacred and unbelievably beautiful Waipio Valley. A locally led tour of the valley and introduction to Hawaiian history and culture is included, which will help you to dig beneath the surface of this beautiful area. Afterwards you’ll have free time to explore the small town of Hawi. Drift off to the sounds of crashing waves with a night on another night on the beach, where you spend the next two nights.

  • Waipio Valley
  • Hawi Town
  • Spencer Park Beach

Day: 7

Lapakahi State Park is a rugged coastal park which’ll give you a glimpse of life as a Native Hawaiian. Today is a free day, but why not hike to the black sand beach of Pololu Valley? In the evening, you could opt for a sunset cruise and toast to your final night on the big island. Mahalo!

  • Lapakahi State Park

Day: 8

Spend the morning exploring the beach, shopping for souvenirs or taking one last coastal hike - or for a final hurrah, take a helicopter ride over the stunning Kohala Coast. Finally, it’s time to head back to Kona Town where your Hawaiian adventure comes to an end!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

  • Kiholo Bay
  • Kailua-Kona Town
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with TrekAmerica

TrekAmerica was founded 45 years ago, on a simple concept; get together a group of free-wheeling, independent types, pack up a van with tents, camping gear and a trek leader and follow the road, hitting all the key places along the way. Today, not much has changed, and as the longest running North American, small group tour company, they are proud to say no-one knows the area like them. With ‘Tours for Non-Tourists’, they love bringing together small groups of young, international travellers to experience the best of USA, Canada, Alaska and South America; showing them America's big highlights from bustling cities to jaw-dropping National Parks, and incredible places so hidden only locals like them know about them.

TrekAmerica tours are designed specifically for young, international travellers aged 18-38, so you're guaranteed to be travelling with people of a similar age, all with a sense of fun, adventure and a keen desire to explore. Whether you're travelling alone or with friends, you'll soon be surrounded by like-minded people who will quickly become your new best trek mates. The tour leaders are home-grown, knowledgeable and fun loving folks with a passion for showing you the real Americas. Only the most enthusiastic and committed people are chosen to become tour leaders; they are trained extensively as TrekAmerica believe that the most important ingredient for the success of a tour is a great leader.

With year round departures and over 50 unique itineraries from 3 days to 3 months in length, TrekAmerica offer a wide range of tours and departures and whatever you choose they guarantee you the experience of a lifetime! Each trip offers fantastic value for money; they include all accommodation and transport, your own experienced tour leader, all national park fees and selected meals on some tours. Plus there are no single supplements for those travelling alone. They also include exciting activities along the way so you get serious ‘bang for your buck’. You have a choice of accommodation on each tour; you can opt for full on communing with nature with the camping option, or go the hostel route of group accommodation with the Budget Lodging option, or if you need your creature comforts, the Plus option is for you.

Whichever tour you choose, fun, freedom and flexibility are key to TrekAmerica’s style of travel and with interests as individual as their travellers, you're able to hang out with the group when you want or do your own thing. In addition to the many included highlights and activities, there are also lots of optional activities for you to choose from during your trip. They keep these optional so you have the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't, according to taste and budget.


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