Month Visited: January
Our family likes a mix of activities and stops. Educational spots and historic locations are important, but sometimes we just want to have fun or enjoy the ultimate in luxury as well. We are an active family who enjoys hiking and seeing the best of nature, and we enjoy adventure and excitement much of the time. We also like to enjoy more relaxed stops, like beaches, in order to rest and recharge. Some days we are on the move from sun up until after sundown, but there are other days when we schedule fewer stops and take time to really experience the local culture and residents. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 21 years, Boy age 16 years, Boy age 14 years.
Description: Watching the sun rise over Haleakala Volcano can be a memorable experience, one that many visitors plan well in advance. This volcano is a top attraction in Hawaii for many reasons, and the spectacular sun rises and sun sets that can be seen here are breathtaking. Brilliant colors and vivid hues light up the sky, and this is reflected in the ocean surface as well which makes it even more incredible.
Our Experiences: All of the reviews and guidebooks talk about how great the view of the sunrise over the Haleakala volcano is, and they do not lie. This stop was worth getting up early for, and even the kids were awed by the beauty that we saw when the sun started to come up. This stop is a must for any family that enjoys nature, and it offers some of the most incredible views found anywhere on earth. We strongly recommend it to others.
Description: A bike ride down the volcano can be an exciting adventure, and you can ride at your own pace. You can go the entire 28 miles on a bike or you can choose a shorter ride instead. The scenery that you will enjoy as you ride along will make the effort worth it. This activity may not be a good idea for young children, people with certain medical conditions or limited mobility, or anyone who is in poor physical shape.
Our Experiences: After seeing one of the top attractions in Hawaii, the rising sun set against the volcano, we were ready for the 28 mile ride down the volcano. This trip was exciting but also very tiring, and we are a family who usually stays active and are in fairly good physical shape. We did have to go slow at times when one of the kids became tired, or when one of the adults needed a break. This was an adventure for our family, and everyone finished the entire ride even though it took us a while to do it.