Big adventures for families with older teens & 20-somethings
Hawaii's Big Island Family Breakaway Multisport Tour New!
- Amid sheer emerald-green cliffs and dramatic waterfalls, enjoy an eyeful at the Waipio Valley Lookout
- Bike from the black lunar landscape of Kilauea Iki Crater to the stunning Kau Coast
- Big on beach time? There's plenty on this trip!
- Go snorkeling and sea kayaking for an up-close perspective on Hawaii's fascinating marine life
- Pedal part of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course
Call 800-462-2848, Every day 6am-6pm,PST
From the Kilauea Crater to the Kohala Coast
This trip is just like a smoothie. One from "What's Shakin' Smoothie Shack" on the Big Island. It's a perfect blend of flavors, colors and everything Hawaiian. An ideal array of activities that flow together seamlessly. Admire an active volcano from afar, then explore it up close with a local guide. Bike from a misty rain forest to a dramatic black-sand beach in the morning, kayak on a crystalline bay in the afternoon and end the day lounging oceanside beneath the palms. Every day you and your gang are engaged, entertained and by the end, exhilarated by your Hawaiian experience. And wait until you try the smoothies.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
AccommodationsThe Kilauea Lodge is a fairly rustic property that reflects its picturesque location near the stunning Volcanoes National Park. Although clean and comfortable, the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with phones or televisions.
TrafficWhile Backroads strives to include routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, the Big Island's rugged topography limits the number of smooth paved roads. Our shuttle is always available to help you bypass more heavily trafficked or rough sections.
Day 1 "Jaw-dropping views" take on new meaning at Waipio Valley Lookout, where sheer cliffs are blanketed by thick greenery and strung with waterfalls Bike along the sensational Hamakua coast - beautiful valleys and lush tropical hills greet you around every turn.
Days 2-3 Explore a caldera with a local guide and walk through a lush forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, realm of Kilauea, the most active volcano on Earth Spin past giant tree ferns on Crater Rim Drive before descending 4,000 feet to the stunning Kau Coast Kayak on world-renowned Kealakekua Bay, home to an underwater state park and an awesome area for spotting spinner dolphins Paddle to the site of Captain James Cook's arrival on the island.
Day 4 Get to know Kailua-Kona on foot or on the water Want a closer look? Plunge in for a snorkeling adventure among colorful parrot fish, moorish idol and Hawaiian lionfish There's nothing like the flavor and aroma of authentic Kona coffee - enjoy a taste at a small independent farm.
Days 5-6 Spin along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast, tracing 30 miles of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course Back at the resort, go snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking... the list is virtually endless! Rather relax? Bliss out on white sand or indulge at the spa Check out a temple rising majestically above the Pacific, a testament to Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's most renowned king.
Casual & Premiere Inns*
Volcano Village (2 nights) Enjoy ideal access to Volcanoes National Park at this welcoming up-country bed-and-breakfast.
Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua-Kona (1 night) Located in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona and at the site of King Kamehameha the Great's royal residence, this hotel offers a little something for everyone. (pool, spa, tennis)
The Fairmont Orchid
Kohala Coast (2 nights) Amenities galore await at this resort, set on a lovely half-moon beach with sublime views of the Pacific. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. (pool, spa, tennis, golf)
Guests Reviews About This Trip
More than just gorgeous beaches and swaying palm trees, Hawaii's Big Island has rain forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations and countless opportunities for stellar biking and hiking. And then there's the great snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and... well, you get the picture. In other words, it's the ultimate realm for an amazing family vacation!- Regional Manager, Hawaii
Trip Dates & Prices
Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.
- 1/6 - 1/11 ( $3098 per person, double occ., +$1090 for single occ.
- 3/10 - 3/15 ( $2998 per person, double occ., +$1090 for single occ.
- 3/24 - 3/29 ( $2998 per person, double occ., +$1090 for single occ.
- 7/21 - 7/26 ( $2998 per person, double occ., +$1090 for single occ.
Don't see your ideal travel date? Call us at 800-462-2848 for Private Trip date availability.
This Trip Is Rated Level 1-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
|Daily Route Options|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
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|Kayaking||in Kealakekua Bay (2.5 Hours)|
|4||Other||Coffee Tour (1 Hour)|
|Other||Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Snorkeling or Canoeing in Kona Bay (2 Hours)|
|Other||Optional Tennis or Golf|
|6||Other||Cultural Walk (1.5 Hours)|
* Includes a shuttle
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)
|2 - 3 guests from $5,198 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests from $4,398 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.|