HAWAII : BIG ISLAND INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY EDVENTURES
Bring the entire family for a week of activities and EDventures. Through the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Big Island offers a multitude of experiences for all ages. From Hilo to Kona, visit spectacular beaches, active volcanoes, taro plantations, cultural centers and beautiful waterfalls. Most days are only half-day sessions to allow plenty of free time for other family fun. After exploring the Big Island, continue your adventure on another Hawaiian Island!
Areas and Subjects of Study include: Archeology, Astronomy, Volcanology, Geology, Culture, History, Ecology, Agriculture, Music, and Dance
Activities Include: Bird Watching, Snorkeling, Hiking, Star Gazing, Hawaiian Craft Making, Taro Planting/Harvesting, Lei Making, Hula, Ukulele, Canoe Paddling, Swimming, and more!
Throughout the tour, the Kapuna (Hawaiian Elders) will share their life experiences, culture, history, faith, and Hawaiian philosophy. This is a unique opportunity not found on many tours.
Day 1: Hilo
Arrival at Hilo International Airport. Traditional lei greeting and welcome dinner.
Day 2: Marine Ecology
After viewing the “Hawaii’s Unique Marine Environments” slide show presentation and snorkel equipment fitting, depart for Onekahakaha Beach. Snorkel these pristine waters and collect invertebrate collection to create a beach aquarium. Picnic lunch at beach. Return to hotel for free afternoon.
Day 3: Culture and Astronomy
Today we start in the afternoon at the Pu’ala’a Cultural Education Center. Activities include: leaf weaving, exploration of Hawaiian Village Site, Hula, Ukulele, Lauhala, and Haku Lei making. Swim at Mauna Kea Pond (geo-thermal) before stopping for dinner. Tonight be amazed as we visit the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy for star-gazing.
Day 4: Volcanoes National Park-All Day
Spend the entire day at this incredible national park. Stop by the Kilauea Visitor Center, hike the Kilauea Iki Crater, and explore the lava tubes and fields. Have a picnic lunch in the alien environment.
Day 5: Hilo-Kona
Traveling from Hilo to Kona, our first stop is at Akaka Falls for a rainforest trail walk, plant identification, and ecological activities. Then we head north to the Waipio region to visit a taro farm. Learn how to harvest and plant this important Hawaiian staple. Cool off with a swim in a river before arriving in Kona.
Day 6: Archeology & Culture
This morning, explore the famous Pu uhonua o Honauna- Place of Refuge (Cultural site visit); nearby there will be a wonderful place to snorkeling and have a picnic lunch; you will be transported back to the hotel for a free afternoon. This evening you will be treated to a farewell Luau.
Dates: Dates are set by group and are available throughout most of the year.
Price: Pricing depends on dates, components of itinerary, and number in group. Please contact us for a customized tour for your group.
Call Pam at 720-746-0748 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org