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Get Your Clients Ready for Adventure in Hawaii

For some, their dream vacation to Hawaii includes relaxing under the sun, taking leisurely walks by the ocean or spending an afternoon at the spa. But, due to the ideal year-round weather and an abundance of adventure options, Hawaii is also the perfect spot for thrill-seekers. If your client wants to feel the rush of adrenaline as they zip-line through the forest or hike alongside an active volcano, this itinerary will be perfect for them.

Your clients should start by flying into the Hawaii Island. Here they will be able to surf with the locals at beaches like Banyans on the island’s West Shore or Honolii Beach Park in Hilo. But, if they are less experienced, they might prefer spots like Pine Trees Beach, which is just north of the Kona Airport or Kahaluu Beach in Keahou. If they don’t have any experience and are eager to learn, suggest a surf lesson. Lessons are a great way for tourists to interact with locals, giving them an even more authentic experience. To keep the balance between land and water adventures, recommend ATV tours or zip-lining. These activities will give them a unique opportunity to see breathtaking views while getting their fill of excitement. Lastly, suggest hiking or biking to the Kilauea volcano. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, so it truly is a must see if your clients are headed to Hawaii Island.    

After spending a few days adventuring on Hawaii Island, they should hop on an inter-island flight to Kauai. There are only two airlines offering flights between the islands: Hawaiian Airlines and Mokulele Airlines. Mokulele Airlines is a much smaller airline and only flies to Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Hawaii Island, so you’ll need to have them book with Hawaiian. Hawaiian Airlines is the most reputable inter-island carrier and has flights between all of the major islands. A non-stop flight from Hawaii Island to Kauai takes about an hour, so your clients won’t give up too much of their day.

Once in Kauai, your clients will be mesmerized by the lush green landscape that blankets the coastal cliffs and they will quickly understand why this island has earned the name of the “Garden Isle.” To take advantage of the natural beauty, your clients can hike the Awaawapuhi Trail or the Kalalau Trail. Both of these hikes are more advanced, but provide awe-inspiring views. If they prefer a less strenuous hike, have them opt for Kuilau Ridge Trail or Hanakapiai Falls. While these hikes will have ample photo ops, if they truly want to experience the beauty of Kauai, be sure to recommend kayaking along the Na Pali Coast. Your clients won’t be let down, as it has previously been ranked by National Geographic as one of the best adventures. Keep in mind that kayaking the Na Pali Coast can be strenuous and difficult depending on weather conditions. If your clients want adventure but don’t have the experience, you can recommend a half-day catamaran snorkel tour. Wrap up the trip by booking a helicopter ride above Kauai. The cinematic views will have your clients reflecting on what a beautiful, adventurous trip it was.  

Hawaii adventures you can book on VAX:

  • Zip-line tours
  • Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley
  • Small Group Surf Lesson
  • Bike/Hike to Active lava Surface Flows

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