Hawaiian Islands Trip

Hawaiian Islands

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

Experience a wide variety of adventures on Hawaii’s most beautiful islands. Earn SCUBA certification. Sail a catamaran while snorkeling along Hawaii’s Kona Coast. Sea kayak lush coastal lagoons. Surf magnificent beaches while learning the importance of preserving this magnificent tropical ecosystem.

21 Days

$5,295

  • June 24th - July 14th
  • July 17th - August 6th
  • Honolulu, HI

Day 1-4

Aloha! After meeting our group in Honolulu and a quick flight together to Kauai, a remote and pristine paradise, we are off on the start of our adventure. Making our way to the mountains of Kauai we will spend our first few days in Kokee State Park. Staying in bunk houses, we will spend our days working along side native Hawaiians to preserve the sacred land. We will take breaks between our volunteering to learn about ancient Hawaiian customs and stories and have the chance to hike and explore Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Day 5-6

Making our way to the ocean we will set our sites on the Na Pali Coast. We will spend two days exploring this area, one by land and one by sea. Our day on the water will be spent in a zodiac raft, touring the rugged coastline. During the day we will be able to snorkel the crystal clear blue waters. Stopping for lunch we will enjoy a hot prepared meal and then take a guided tour of an ancient fishing village. The following morning the sounds of the Pacific awake us and the smell of salt fills our senses, as we get ready for another day full of exciting discoveries! Today we are off to explore some of the trails that Kauai has to offer. The Na Pali Coast is host to some of the most amazing trails on the islands, we will see the ocean crashing on beaches below us, and the towering mountains that form this island.

Day 7-8

The next two days we’ll give our feet a break and explore the rivers and calm inlets of Kauai. Sea kayaking is one of the most exceptional ways to explore wilderness. From the platform of our sturdy sea kayaks we will see countless birds, schools of fish, and cascading waterfalls. We will explore different sides of the island over these two days, which will allow a greater understanding of Kauai’s diversity.

Day 9-10

 

Surfing on Kauai is a special experience indeed! We will be learning to “ride the waves” in the sports originating home. The breaks are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two we are all catching waves and will “hang-ten” riding that perfect wave into the beach.

Day 11-16

Saying goodbye to Kauai we will take a short flight over to Kona. No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. The next five days we will spend becoming SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. This course will teach us everything we need to know in order to discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Furthermore, we will be certified so we can do this again in the future, and we will undoubtedly want to. By the end of these five days we have a true understanding of this special island of Hawaii.

Day 17-18

After earning our SCUBA certification, we will head to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano and Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 19-21

For the next two days, we will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. We will sleep on the boat, and explore the Hawaii coast in a way few others have the opportunity to do. We will learn the basics of sailing, and even navigate the boat ourselves. There will be time to swim and snorkel, for the ocean will be our home. Few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands. Our final evening is upon us and we celebrate and reminisce about our experience together. On our final morning we awake to the now familiar sound of waves crashing against the beach. We bid farewell to our new friends, and with heart and head full of memories, we say goodbye to Hawaii!

Day 1-4

Aloha! After meeting our group in Honolulu and a quick flight together to Kauai, a remote and pristine paradise, we are off on the start of our adventure. Making our way to the mountains of Kauai we will spend our first few days in Kokee State Park. Staying in bunk houses, we will spend our days working along side native Hawaiians to preserve the sacred land. We will take breaks between our volunteering to learn about ancient Hawaiian customs and stories and have the chance to hike and explore Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Day 5-6

Making our way to the ocean we will set our sites on the Na Pali Coast. We will spend two days exploring this area, one by land and one by sea. Our day on the water will be spent in a zodiac raft, touring the rugged coastline. During the day we will be able to snorkel the crystal clear blue waters. Stopping for lunch we will enjoy a hot prepared meal and then take a guided tour of an ancient fishing village. The following morning the sounds of the Pacific awake us and the smell of salt fills our senses, as we get ready for another day full of exciting discoveries! Today we are off to explore some of the trails that Kauai has to offer. The Na Pali Coast is host to some of the most amazing trails on the islands, we will see the ocean crashing on beaches below us, and the towering mountains that form this island.

Day 7-8

The next two days we’ll give our feet a break and explore the rivers and calm inlets of Kauai. Sea kayaking is one of the most exceptional ways to explore wilderness. From the platform of our sturdy sea kayaks we will see countless birds, schools of fish, and cascading waterfalls. We will explore different sides of the island over these two days, which will allow a greater understanding of Kauai’s diversity.

Day 9-10

 

Surfing on Kauai is a special experience indeed! We will be learning to “ride the waves” in the sports originating home. The breaks are ideal for novice surfers, but can challenge even the most seasoned veteran. By day two we are all catching waves and will “hang-ten” riding that perfect wave into the beach.

Day 11-16

Saying goodbye to Kauai we will take a short flight over to Kona. No experience on the Big Island is complete without exploring the underwater world. The next five days we will spend becoming SCUBA certified through PADI, a world-wide diving organization. This course will teach us everything we need to know in order to discover the arena of sea turtles, manta rays, and schools of colorful fish. Furthermore, we will be certified so we can do this again in the future, and we will undoubtedly want to. By the end of these five days we have a true understanding of this special island of Hawaii.

Day 17-18

After earning our SCUBA certification, we will head to the southern portion of the island and the astounding Kilauea Volcano and Volcanoes National Park. Seeing a volcano erupt in person (from a safe distance of course) is an opportunity that few people have the fortune to witness. We, however, will! While in the park, we’ll pay a visit to Kilauea to see this natural phenomenon; and afterwards, we’ll have the extremely rare chance to tread on ground that’s actually younger than ourselves!

Day 19-21

For the next two days, we will take to the ocean and learn how to sail from an experienced crew. We will sleep on the boat, and explore the Hawaii coast in a way few others have the opportunity to do. We will learn the basics of sailing, and even navigate the boat ourselves. There will be time to swim and snorkel, for the ocean will be our home. Few experiences compare with sleeping under the stars on a boat off the Hawaiian Islands. Our final evening is upon us and we celebrate and reminisce about our experience together. On our final morning we awake to the now familiar sound of waves crashing against the beach. We bid farewell to our new friends, and with heart and head full of memories, we say goodbye to Hawaii!

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