Get your “Aloha-On” with the Academy's Hawaii Five-O! This girls-only island adventure offers the best of the Hawaiian Islands and will immerse travelers in a land of idyllic beaches, volcano treks and more! There will be adventures in many of the state's National and State parks, camping on the beach, secret swimming holes, surfing, snorkeling and shopping! Our first island stop will be Hawaii’s Big Island where we will tour (and sample) a working coffee plantation, investigate protected tide pools, witness lava flows and meander the stalls of the Hilo market. A trip highlight will be an adventure into Volcanoes National Park which was recently listed by National Geographic Traveler as one of 20 "must see" destinations in 2016! Next stop is a jet over to Maui and a Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike, an early sunrise hike to Haleakala Crater and of course a celebratory luau! With the goal of establishing a deeper connection with the people and places of this ancient island nation, Hawaii Five-O will take adventurers on an exploratory and interactive journey to one of the world’s greatest island paradises!
Daily Itinerary: *Subject to change
Day 1 (Tuesday, June 13th)
Meet at Telluride Academy at 4:30 A.M
8:25 A.M. Depart from GJT--> Kona, Hawaii, 2 P.M. Arrival
Explore the town of Kailua-Kona.
Sunset dinner at Kua Bay (Manini'owali Beach).
Stay at Kona Resort.
Day 2 (Tuesday, June 14th)
Morning Coffee tasting and plantation tour in Kona
Head north to the Kohala Coast, stop at Hapuna Beach for snorkeling
Beach hike at the Puako Tide Pools
Camp at Spencer Beach Park
Day 3 (Wednesday, June 15th)
Akaka Falls State Park Hike
Short stop at Onomea Bay
Camp at KoleKole Beach
Day 4 (Thursday, June 16th)
Rainbow Falls stop
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park:
Visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Hike Pu‘u Huluhulu
Explore the Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube)
Camp at Namakanipaio Campground in Volcanoes National Park
Day 5 (Friday, June 17th)
Hike Kilauea Iki Trailand and Devastation Trail
Scenic drive and the Holei Sea Arch
Visit the Puna Coast where lava flows into the ocean, Kalapana
Day 6 (Saturday June 18th)
Morning departure Hilo --> Kahului
Drive to to Lahaina
Kapalua Coastal Trail Hike
Day 7 (Sunday June 19th)
Napili Beach and swimming at Crescent Bay
Surf Lessons at Ka'anapali Beach
View cliff diving ceremony at Black Rock
Shop the Lahaina Street Front
Day 8 (Monday June 20th)
Snorkel at Kapalua Beach in the calm turquoise bay
Infamous Honolua Bay Snorkeling
Day 9 (Tuesday June 21st)
Drive scenic "Road to Hana"
Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park
Visit legendary fresh water caves
Pa’iloa black sand beach
Day 10 (Wednesday June 22nd)
Haleakala National Park
Hike Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls
Explore Pools of O'heo, swim in natural pools of cool fresh water!
Day 11 (Thursday June 23rd)
Early sunrise hike Haleakala Crater
Drive back to Kahului
Overnight at Maui Beach Hotel
Day 12 (Friday June 24th)
Return to Colorado!