Surfing Waves & Lava Caves: Hawaii With Your Grandchild
Explore Hawaii’s National Parks with your grandchild as you discover volcanic caves and black sand beaches. Plus, lend a hand in the rainforest, and join a local paina gathering!
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 22299RJ
8 days
Starts at
8 days
7 nights
18 meals
7B 5L 6D
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At a Glance

Take off to the islands of Hawaii with your grandchild — a magical land of tropical beaches, lush rainforests and other-worldly volcanic landscapes. You’ll learn to “hang ten” in the waters of Waikiki during a lesson with a local surfer and share some Pearl Harbor history with your grandchild in Honolulu. Then jet set off to the town of Hilo to venture through one million years of volcanic history as you imagine the ancient lava flows that formed the caves and cinder trails you’ll be exploring. Trek into the rain forest to lend a hand with a forest restoration project in Volcanoes National Park before heading off to Kona to look for turtles sunning on the black sand beaches of Punaluu!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking two miles daily on varied terrain. Get on/off bus several times a day. At Thurston Lava Tube, navigate up/down 15-20 slippery stairs. Elevations up to 4,100 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a volcanologist, and give back by participating in a service project in the park.
  • Experience an authentic “paina” dinner party as you eat and celebrate with locals who share their Hawaiian traditions.
  • Learn about U.S. history at iconic sites, including the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Battleship Missouri.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-13. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #22817!
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