3 Amazing Hiking Tours To Discover In Hawaii
Hawaiian vacations are all about fun, sun and eco-tourism. While some may go to Maui to golf and take in the soft beaches, there is so much more to the Hawaiian Islands than just lounging and mai tais. One of the things you should consider while there are hiking tours. If you enjoy hiking, Hawaii is a great place to do so. You can find everything from rainforest hikes to volcanoes to black sand beaches. Here are three examples of hiking tours you should look into:
- On the Big Island, consider hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here you’ll find more than 150 miles of hiking trails! You can hike through Nahuku or the Thurston Lava Tube. If you’re experienced, you can even camp overnight in this national park. But day hikes can include Chain of Craters Road or Kalapana where volcanic lava flows into the sea and creates amazing masses of ash and new land (the Big Island contains an active volcano and is therefore still growing every day!). Mount Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the visitor center should contain maps and trail information for your adventure.
- Another stellar hiking spot is Haleakala. Famous for its sunrise tours, this is Maui’s large dormant volcano. The national park takes up nearly half the island and has tropical terrain to the North (think Road to Hana) and dramatically different dry rocky climates to the south. It’s a great spot to explore. You can take a bus to the top before the sunrise and then watch at the 10,000-foot cloud line as the sun breaks through. No two sunrises over Haleakala are the same, making this a must-see.
- Finally, Kauai has some amazing rainforests and cinematic views (many blockbusters have been filmed here, including parts of Jurassic Park). In contrast to the Big Island Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest island. This island is so rich in protected rainforest and vegetation that many of the best parts are inaccessible by vehicle. This makes it the perfect place for some hiking. Contact Discover Hawaii Tours online or call 808-670-3743 for more on hiking tours in Kauai.
There are lots of options while vacationing in Hawaii. But if you really want to take in the natural wonders of this island and appreciate all it has to offer, a hiking tour may be for you. This is the only way to see certain parts of islands and it’s a great way to reconnect with nature. Enjoy your hiking tours of this beautiful island chain!
Written By: Leo Malagon