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Island Culture and Adventure on volcanic Hawaii

Lush, dramatic Hawaii is a volcanic paradise perfect for heart-pumping adventure. On a tailored itinerary with Pelorus, explore jungles with secluded waterfalls, the world’s most famous surfing destination, and swim with manta rays and turtles.

When to go
March-Sept
From price
$9,200 pp*
Ideal length
12 nights

BIG ISLAND LIVING

Fly onto Big Island Hawaii, the epicenter of Hawaii’s volcanic activity and offering an impressive array of natural diversity. Spend your first day sinking into Hawaiian relaxation and becoming acquainted with the tropical surroundings.

After a relaxing night in a local hotel, board your private helicopter and take to the skies over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll see lakes of glowing lava, soar over the famous Kona coffee district and see three towering volcanoes—Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa. Afterward, leap from your helicopter into the ocean before beginning your exploration on land.

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK & BLACK SAND BEACH

Meet your local expert guide to the remote and rugged landscapes of Ka’u. Explore Volcanoes National Park, winding your way through deep-set tubes that were hewn from the earth by rivers of molten lava.

Learn about the importance these lava tubes played in local mythology as well as their vital role as food stores. A local guide will share stories from Hawaiian legends and folklore with a special focus on Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes.

Visit historic farming plantations and learn from local farmers about how they cultivate this nutrient-rich landscape. At a coffee plantation, sip deliciously rich coffee, grown and ground on that very plantation.

Head to a stunning black sand beach where you can enjoy a wild picnic lunch as you sink your toes into the volcanic sand. Rested and restored, make your way back into the jungle and discover more about the natural ecosystem as you explore cavernous volcanic craters surrounded by lush forest.

MANTA RAYS & NORTH KOHALA

In the evening, beneath a prismatic Hawaiian sunset, board a private catamaran. Once the sun disappears, the adventure truly begins. The Kona coast offers some of the best chances to encounter manta rays. Slip into the water and have an extraordinary nighttime snorkeling experience with these huge, ethereal creatures. Spotlights shone into the water illuminate the plankton that the mantas feed on. Swimming in the moonlight with these gentle giants is an unforgettable experience.

Head to North Kohala, an expanse of cascading waterfalls, tranquil streams, and rugged coastlines. Trek through the jungle and zip line above deep valleys and towering forests with uninterrupted views of the ocean. Clamber over suspension bridges and rappel down jagged rock faces before discovering a secluded picnic overlooking the verdant and secluded Pololu Valley.

After your delicious wild lunch, head back into the jungle for an exciting and beautiful trek. As you climb mountains and head deeper into the heart of the park, discover hidden waterfalls—the perfect, private place for a refreshing dip after your morning’s activities.

YOU-TO-TABLE CUISINE & ONTO MAUI

Arise early and make your way to a local farm and inn for an authentic and immersive food experience. A resident chef will be your guide and host for the day as you journey through the farm’s lush tropical gardens. Learn about the diverse crops that thrive on the fertile, volcanic soil, and employ local techniques for deciding when exotic fruit and veg are perfectly ripe.  

With your arms full of local bounty, make your way to the kitchen and learn about. the virtues of farm-to-table cooking before enjoying the deep satisfaction of eating your own harvested produce.  

With the help of your expert chef, use your ingredients to create a delicious, traditional Hawaiian lunch. Eat lunch with your chef at a rustic table in the heart of the farm. After lunch explore the farm at your leisure and make your way towards a surging waterfall for a cooling dip. Head to the airport where you will fly towards Maui.

ROAD TO HANA & BIG SURF

Arise early in the morning for a day of adventure. With your guide sharing stories of native traditions and customs you’ll follow the Road to Hana—a stunning track that loops around an entire mountain.

Stop off on the Road to Hana at the Ke’ane Peninsula and witness famous Hawaiian waves crashing into the rugged cliff face. Discover hidden waterfalls and trek to a luxurious open-air dining room that offers panoramic views in every direction over Kauiki Hill and Hana Bay. Enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch here before trekking to a nearby fruit stand for a simple slice of the famous banana bread as you mingle with the locals  

Make your way down the peninsula to a black sand beach. As afternoon turns to evening, a candlelit dinner under a pristine white canopy will be set up for you. Local musicians will serenade you as you enjoy cocktails and dinner on the sand as the sun descends below the horizon.

KAYAK AND DIVE WITH TURTLES

Arise early and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before a day of marine adventure. Make your way to the beautiful Makena Landing where you will hop into kayaks to explore Turtle Town. This remarkable stretch of coastline boasts pristine, turquoise water teeming with marine life. As you silently paddle across the clear water, take in views of Haleakala, the Molokini Crater, Pu’u Olai volcano, and the glorious Makena coastline.

Make your way to a remote beach for lunch before you dive beneath the surface to explore the incredible underwater world. This area offers unique reef structures and cavernous underwater caves as well as the eponymous turtles that populate this area. Sharing the water with such a large variety of turtles is a truly exceptional experience that you are sure to never forget. In the afternoon make your way to the airport and fly over to Oahu.

NORTH SHORE SURF LESSON & SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

Arise early and make your way to Oahu’s North Shore, one of Hawaii’s most iconic regions. Stretching for more than seven miles, the beaches and big, glassy waves of the North Shore host some of the world’s premier surf competitions.

Join an expert surfer who knows these waves better than anyone. Take part in a thorough surfing lesson that can be customized to your level of experience and expertise, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned surfer. A marine photographer will join you in the surf to capture all of your best waves.

Take a break from the waves for lunch in a quaint local café in nearby Haleiwa Town, before heading back into the ocean for an afternoon of surfing or stand-up paddleboarding in a quiet tributary. Enjoy a relaxed evening and restore your energy with a delicious supper at your hotel.

This morning, head to nearby docks to meet a local captain and research crew that will guide you as you head into the water with some of Hawaii’s majestic sharks. This cage-free experience is probably the most eye-opening and heart-pounding adventure you will undertake.

Watch them glide silently through the water as they swim peacefully alongside a myriad of marine species. Your knowledgeable crew will teach you about the species found in the area and will enlighten you on some of the threats these astonishing animals are facing. Learn about the vital part these animals play in marine ecosystems and discover why they are not really the vicious animals that films have painted them to be.

Your time in the water with the sharks will also be of vital help to local conservationists as you take an underwater camera with you to help document and ID some of the sharks that swim around you. After this epic experience, make your way back to your hotel where you can enjoy a final night of Hawaiian bliss before beginning your journey back home

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults and 2 children traveling for 12 nights excluding international flights.