When we pick you up at 9 am this is the time to put on the gear and get wet. The ocean is still calm and clear and the reef animals are busy. Sea turtles swim by and dolphins patrol the area.
After a ride through different climatic zones and a vast landscape I will take you into a rainforest. It is time to put on the hiking gear and tune in with the sights and sounds of the lush green. On a hike we will explore endemic and native species and look out for wild pigs. There is a small, serene park in the forest, the best place to enjoy the handmade lunch.
Next stop history. Let’s see if you have what it takes to become the next king of Hawaii.Time to jump in the pool. On the way to a big, black, natural infinity pool at the end of the single lane road we will see waterfalls, orchids and banyan trees.
Listen to the sound of the waves and grab the snorkeling gear to observe life under the surface.
Base-camp is around the corner. After setting up the tents and cooking dinner, it is time for the hot tub, a naturally heated pool.
After sunset, the night sky is filled with stars and I invite you to find some constellations.
On this side of the island it is the place to watch the sunrise as it happens. The breakfast buffet is open and the tide pools are a good place to start the day in the water.
Lava trees are close and lead us the way to Volcanoes National Park. In the park, we will refill our fresh water supplies with filtered rainwater and explore the life circle of this volcanic island and see why ginger plants can be harmful to this virgin environment. We will hike through pitch black lava tubes, visit the steam vents and explore the sulfur banks before we arrive at our next trail head. After lunch in the shade, it is time to hike across newer lava flows, explore craters, cinder cones and see Hawaiian petroglyphs.
We will spend the night in the park after cooking dinner and setting up the tents.
The next day we will leave the park after breakfast and head to the next historic site, Captain Cook. We will learn why the discoverer has his own monument and explore the ancient Place of Refuge. There is a beautiful beach nearby and this will be the place where we prepare lunch.
After lunch, it is time to get wet again. We will stop at one of the nicest reefs and explore the coast from the water. For you to discover are star fish, squid, puffer fish, barracudas, discus fish, snapper, parrot fish, moray eels, sting rays and more of the estimated 230000 species in the water.