Waimea Canyon State Park

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  • 10 mile long, and up to 3,000 ft deep canyon
  • Known for the erosion of the canyon’s red soil
  • Formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from extreme rainfall
  • Among the wettest places on earth

 

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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  • Encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive shield volcano
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

USS Arizona Memorial

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  • Memorial at Pearl Harbor that marks the resting place of the 1,102 sailors and marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pear Harbor in 1941
  • The attack led to United States direct involvement in World War II
  • The sunken hull of the battleship is underneath the memorial

 

Diamond Head

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  • Volcanic tuft cone that resembles the shape of a tuna’s dorsal fin
  • Named diamond head because British sailors in the 19th century mistook calcite crystals on the beach for diamonds

 

Nā Pali Coast State Park

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  • Named after the high cliffs alone the shoreline that rise to as much as 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean

 

Punakea Palms Coconut Farm Tasting Tour

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  • Tour that offers education on coconut trees, coconut cultivation and consumption

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,014

food $49/day x 9 days = $441

hotel $73/day x 7 days = $511

tickets (all attractions) $80

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,046