Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Karina Safari
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Nov 5 - 12, 2022
Group size: 9 - 11
Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Karina Safari
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40 reviews

Nov 5 - 12, 2022
Group size: 9 - 11

About this trip

Join us in Hawaii,  the birthplace of surfing, hula-dance and the infamous ukulele. 

Hawaii, a unique paradise on Earth, will surprise you with its blue lagoons, pristine beaches, dramatic coastline, rivers flowing along the bottom of deep canyons, virgin rainforests, majestic volcanoes and lava fields.

Our 7-day journey is going to be a perfect combination of an active adventure and beach time, with plenty of hiking and water sports (snorkeling and surfing) and immersion into Hawaii's rich culture and history.

Assisted by knowledgeable local  expert and story-teller Katya Belykh, you will get introduce to the local Hawaii-style life and explore all over the Big Island , its most impressive highlights as well as hidden gems.

Good to know:

We travel on a shoulder season, between summer and winter holidays, a perfect time when the weather is clear and ocean is still warm, and there is much less crowds around.

✈️  Trip start/end: Kailua-Kona, HI

🥾 Average Daily hiking distance:  ~ up 6-8 miles /day 

🏔 Highest altitude on this trip (summit of Mauna Kea) - 4200m. (we get there by van, and spend approx 2 hrs there watching sunset).

😫 Level of difficulty:  Easy (good for Beginner hikers)

🏡  Accommodation:  COMFORT 3* hotels, BBs & lodges (2 ppl sharing twin rooms with private bathroom)

🍭  Kids:  15+ (assisted by parent)

Travel entry requirements:

Beginning July 8, 2021, individuals fully vaccinated in the United States or its Territories may enter Hawaii on domestic flights without pre-travel testing/quarantine starting the 15th day after the completion of their vaccination. All other travelers must have their negative test results from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner(link is external) prior to departing as an alternative to Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine. 

Please read and learn more about pre-travel requirements for visiting the state of Hawaii 


Cancellation Policy

In if the Trip is canceled by Organizer, the amount paid by Participant will be fully refundable;

If the trip is cancelled by Participant due to any reason, the following penalties will be applied: 

- Cancellation 31 o more days before departure - fully refundable

- Cancellation 30 to 21 calendar days before departure - up to 50% of the trip cost, including registration deposit 

- Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable

How meals will be organized

On the day of arrival we will have free time to do some groceries shopping for the upcoming days of travel (fruits, water, hiking snacks, breakfast essential if needed etc).

Hotel's rooms normally have a mini-fridge, microwave , coffee-maker and sometimes even a basic stove so you can cook for yourself in you would like to.


Hotel in Naalehu offers complimentary fruits and hot drinks for breakfast, other hotels in Kona and Hilo have breakfast available at their restaurant for additional cost.

We normally make a stop for coffee and pastry every morning before we start an active day.


We take our own snack for hiking trails or make a stop at the local restaurant if time and itinerary allows.


We make an advanced group table reservations in the restaurants. If you would like to opt for a different place - no problem, just let the Team Leader know.

Meals are not included in the Trip cost.

What’s included

  • Comfort lodging
    Standard hotels & lodges (2 ppl sharing rooms, private bathroom)
  • Transport & gas
    12 seater van
  • Professional assistance
    Local expert and story-teller Katya Belykh
  • All activities
  • Admissions
  • Snorkeling day-cruise
    Snack is included
  • Air-fare
  • Meals
    allow a total approx. budget of $400 USD
  • Optionals
    treatments, spa. yoga etc


Day 1 / Sat
Aloha, Hawaii! Arrival in Kona > Kakaha Kai State Park beaches

Arrival in Kona before noon. Airport pickup. Lunch in town. 

Visiting Kekaha Kai State Park. Easy hiking to its most beautiful beaches.  Free time for swimming and relaxation.

In the evening  - a visit to local Kava Bar. Learning about kava – an ancient drink of Pacific people. 

Team reunion at dinner.  Introduction to the following days of the trip,. 

Overnight: 3* Kona Seaside hotel or similar (within just a minute walk  from beach and restaurants).

Your Organizer

Karina Safari
40 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond


Great guide, wonderful choice of hikes, we enjoyed it a lot
By Aleksey S for North Cascades Hiking Adventure (WA) on 27 Jul, 2022
It was an amazing trip; actually 3 trips in one (Ecuador highlands, Amazon rainforest, Galapagos islands). Perfect organization throughput: transportation, local guides, high-end lodging and restaurants. Karina stayed in close contact throughout the trip and made sure here were no hiccups. Thank you a ton, Karina!
By Grigory L for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing trip, we’ve seen volcanoes and waterfalls, amazing animals, ate delicious food and got to know the culture of this great country. Trip logistics was impeccably organized. We felt very supported along the way as well. Karina is the best in industry! Highly recommend!
By Maria S for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing experience! Very well organized, awesome group of people. Lifetime memories are guaranteed!
By Andriy G for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mt (Memorial day 2022) on 06 Jun, 2022
The best part of any trip is to meet new people and get to know everyone in a group. You can't find a better place to do this then gorgeous Hawaii. The food was diverse and delicious, abundance of fruit will surprise anyone. Accomodations were comfortable and spacious. I can't wait for the next adventure to meet new and old friends
By Larysa Z for Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches on 12 Nov, 2021
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan T on 20 Jun, 2019