United States Tour Plan

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United States is among countries that start with U listed on Countryaah.com. The highest mountain in the USA is Mount McKinley (6,194 m) in Alaska, followed by Mount Whitney (4,421 m) in the California part of the Sierra Nevada. The highest point in Hawaii is the mighty volcanic cone of Mauna Kea at 4,205 m. Visit Itypeusa.com for other countries that start with U.

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  • Day 1: Aloha, Hawaii – Aloha, Big Island!
  • Day 2: Big Island
  • Day 3: Volcano National Park
  • Day 4: Volcano National Park
  • Day 5: Mauna Loa / Mauna Kea
  • Day 6: Mauna Loa / Mauna Kea
  • Day 7: The Garden Island of Kauai
  • Day 8: The Garden Island of Kauai
  • Day 9: The Garden Island of Kauai
  • Day 10: The Garden Island of Kauai
  • Day 11: Maui Island – the pearl of the Pacific
  • Day 12: Hana coast
  • Day 13: Coral reefs or Haleakala crater
  • Day 14: Coral reefs or Haleakala crater
  • Day 15-16: Daya hui hou Hawaii!

We want to show you the “other Hawaii”, away from the main tourist flows. We will discover the island group of Hawaii in the greatest possible originality and diversity. Overnight accommodations close to nature, varied activities and a travel plan that leaves you time and peace to enjoy the idyllic landscapes, the perfect South Sea climate and the serenity of the population. The special attraction of this tour are numerous hiking opportunities in the most diverse regions of the islands: jungle, mountain and coastal paths, volcanic ascent and crater crossings show the variety of hiking possibilities. If we don’t want to hike, we can relax in the beautifully landscaped camps.

Meals: B = breakfast / L = lunch / packed lunch / D = dinner

1st day:

Aloha, Hawaii – Aloha, Big Island!

We take the scheduled flight to the Big Island. The largest of all islands in the archipelago awaits us with an overwhelming attraction: active volcanism! In the Volcano National Park we can experience glowing lava flows, steaming craters and huge volcanoes up close but safely. A lot of time is planned to explore active volcanoes in all their forms. The other Hawaii, away from the main tourist flows, has remained relatively original on the Big Island.

Overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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2nd day:

Big Island

On day 2 we immerse ourselves in the Hawaiian landscape and explore the Kohala Mountains, where farmers still live in remote villages today. We hike into the hidden Pololu Valley and enjoy the wonderful view of the cliffs in the northeast of the island at the Lookout.

Travel time: approx. 3 hours.
Hike: approx. 2 hours (+/- 300 m)
Overnight in a 3 * hotel
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3rd day:

Volcano National Park

On the way to the Volcano National Park we visit extensively the old ceremonial site of the Polynesians, Pu’uhonua O Hónaunau. In addition to the temple complex, we are interested in the traditional way of life of the first Hawaiians. In James Cook Bay we discover a coral reef with countless, colorfully iridescent tropical fish, which invites you to snorkel and swim. Maybe we can paddle across the bay in small canoes to the Cook Monument. Here the English navigator paid for his third expedition to the South Seas with his life.
We make another stop on a black sand beach which is protected for sea turtles. This is the starting point for an excursion to South Point, the southernmost point of the archipelago.
We spend the next two days in simple huts within the national park and from our base we can make the days ideal with hikes and excursions to the active lava.

Driving time: approx. 5 hours
overnight stay in a hut (shared room)
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4th day:

Volcano National Park

On day 4 we have the unique opportunity to observe active volcanism from very close in a safe way. Depending on the volcanic activity, we will hike through the crater of Kilauea volcano and along the steaming Halemaumau crater. Perhaps we will experience the spectacle when the glowing lava flows hissing and boiling into the Pacific or when it rolls down the mountain slopes. Possibility (optional) for a spectacular sightseeing flight over the volcanic landscape with smoking and seething craters.

Hike: approx. 5 hours (+/- 300 m)
Overnight in a hut (shared room)
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5th day:

Mauna Loa / Mauna Kea

We leave the Volcano National Park and switch to the east coast to Hilo. On the way we make a detour to the southeast coast to Kalapana, which is considered an ideal place to observe the volcanic activity on Kilauea.
On the further way to Hilo we spend lunch in a typical farmer’s market, with live music and local food, we experience the Hawaiian lifestyle.

Driving time: approx. 5 hours
overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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6th day:

Mauna Loa / Mauna Kea

On day 6 we cross the saddle between the two highest volcanoes in the Pacific on a narrow road. At 4,169 m, Mauna Loa is the active volcano, while Mauna Kea is known for being the highest mountain in the world, because measured from the sea floor, it rises 10,205 m. We hike on the solidified lava of Mauna Loa, which glows in shimmering black and green tones and have the opportunity to reach the crater rim with a fantastic view. Then we end the day at Mauna Kea and enjoy a glowing red sunset.

Hike: approx. 5-6 hours (+/- 600 m)
overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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7th day:

The garden island of Kauai

In the morning we fly from Hilo to Lihue. Although a scheduled connection, the flight over the island world is more like a sightseeing flight with fantastic views. After a short drive we reach our base hotel in the Kapa’a / Wailua Bay region. There is time for a stroll on Kauai’s gorgeous east coast beach.

Driving time: approx. 1 hour
overnight in a 3 * hotel
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8th day:

The garden island of Kauai

On day 8 we embark on a long day trip to magnificent viewpoints above the deeply cut valleys of the Waimea Canyon, which meanders through the mountains in many colors and shapes. The hike not only brings us to the edge of the Waimea Canyon, which is up to 800 m deep. We descend into the canyon on a fascinating path. We experience the play of colors in the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and its grandiose nature from different perspectives.

Driving time: approx. 2.5 hours.
Hike: approx. 7 hours (+/- 900 m)
Overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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Day 9:

The garden island of Kauai

We keep day 9 free for our own activities, e.g. an optional sightseeing flight over Kauai. The tour guide will be happy to advise us on the various options.

Overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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10th day:

The garden island of Kauai

On day 10 another highlight of Kauai is on the program: the spectacular Na Pali coast. On the Kalalau Trail we hike along the weathered steep slopes of the Na-Pali and discover hidden bays and hidden valleys with sky-high mountain slopes and thundering waterfalls.

Driving time: approx. 2 hours.
Hike: approx. 5 hours (+/- 500 m)
Overnight stay in a 3 * hotel
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11th day:

Maui Island – the Pearl of the Pacific

On none of the Hawaiian islands are the opposites so close together: We explore the island from the lush rain and bamboo forests, wonderful waterfalls at the Seven Sacred Pools to the lunar landscape on the west side of the Haleakala volcanic crater.
After our second island flight and taking over the vehicles, we reach the former whaling town of Lahaina, where we end the trip in the traditional 3 * Hotel Pioneer Inn or similar stay.

Driving time: approx. 1 hour
overnight in a 3 * hotel (Hotel Pioneer Inn or similar)
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12th day:

Hana coast

On day 12, it goes to the most remote region of the island:
The coastal road winds through evergreen rainforests to the sacred waters of the Hana coast. Here we visit taro farmers working in the fields and prepare a lau lau, a traditional meal, together with the locals. After this original Hawaiian experience, we will hike through dense bamboo forest to hidden waterfalls with the opportunity to swim in the Seven Sacred Pools. The day ends on the red sandy beaches of the black lava coast around Hana.

Travel time: approx. 4 hours
overnight in a 3 * hotel (Hotel Pioneer Inn or similar)
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13th day:

Coral reefs or Haleakala craters

Day 13 is again available for your own and optional activities. Very close to our hotel is the pier, from which boats leave in all directions:
– Whale watching between December and April
– All year round by boat to the snorkeling and diving paradise
Molokini Atoll
– Take the ferry to the island of Lanai and enjoy the wonderful Enjoy the beaches
As an alternative to a boat trip, you can take a sunrise tour on the crater rim of Haleakala, the house of the sun. A subsequent hike through the colorful lunar landscape of the volcano has a very special charm.
In the evening we end the adventure trip together with a festive Luau, a traditional Hawaiian ceremony.

Optional hike: approx. 5 hours (+/- 700 m)
overnight stay in a 3 * hotel (Hotel Pioneer Inn or similar)
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14th day:

Coral reefs or Haleakala craters

We spend the morning of day 14 relaxing swimming or strolling before we drive to the airport in Kahului in the afternoon.
Departure on the evening of day 14.

Driving time: approx. 1 hour
overnight in a 3 * hotel (Hotel Pioneer Inn or similar)
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15.-16. Day

A hui hou Hawaii!

Flight to Europe. Arrival on day 16.
Extension on Molokai: 3 days on the little tourist island. Visiting locals, island tour with sights. Domestic flights, hotel accommodation and a German-speaking tour guide are included. We would be happy to make you an offer on request!

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