This trip is a perfect blend of flavors, colors and everything Hawaiian. Behold an active volcano from afar, then explore it up close. Bike from a rain forest to a black-sand beach, kayak on a sparkling bay, then finish off the day lounging oceanside beneath the palms. You're engaged, entertained and exhilarated by your Hawaiian experience.
1 Bike along sensational rolling hills on the slopes of Mauna Kea, where beautiful valleys and lush tropical gardens greet you around every turn Visit the charming artists' community of Volcano Village.
2-3 Explore a caldera with a local guide and walk through a lush forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, taking in the beauty 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 Wander down one of the Big Island's wonders: the black-sand beach at Punaluu Stroll in sunny Kona, famous for coffee, manta rays and historic Hawaiian landmarks.
4 Get to know Kailua-Kona on foot or on the water Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in crystal clear Keauhou Bay 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.
5-6 Spin along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast, tracing 30 miles of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course Back at the hotel, snorkel, paddle an outrigger canoe or bliss out on white sand Visit a temple rising majestically above the Pacific, a testament to Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's most renowned king.