Hawaii’s National Parks: Exploring Four Islands from Volcanoes to Pearl Harbor
Join local experts on an exploration of Hawaii’s volcanoes, where you’ll learn about Hawaiian mythology, unique island ecology, natural monuments and sacred sites.
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Program No. 2810RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Follow the journey of Pele — Hawaii's volcano goddess — from Kilauea on Hawaii to Haleakala on Maui, to Kalaupapa on Molokai, and to bustling Waikiki on Oahu. Led by local experts, delight in Hawaii's natural and cultural history while you traverse through its national parks and historic sites.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 10,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Local experts share the latest updates on Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea’s active eruption
  • Explore and study St. Damien’s ministry to Hansen's Disease patients quarantined on an isolated portion of Molokai, Kalaupapa Peninsula.
  • Journey on the famous road to Hana and see countless waterfalls on a scenic coastal road leading to a beautiful lunch spot with locals.
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Susan McGovern
Susan McGovern was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and currently lives in the village of Volcano. She has worked as a park ranger at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Everglades National Park, the Grand Canyon National Park, and Denali National Park. Susan and her husband, love pointing out the highlights and hidden treasures of our national parks, and have been creating adventures for visitors for over 25 years. Susan also holds a professional teaching certificate in music education and a life-time California teaching credential.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Susan McGovern
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