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Hawaii Big Island

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Past Trekkers Review
Hawaii Big Island

A truly tropical and cultural experience in paradise

Reviewed August 2016
I cannot recommend Hawaii enough. I began with a week in Oahu before starting the trek so got a feel for the Hawaii vibe. So I would definitely suggest stopping at another island before or after the trip to make the most of being on a beautiful set of islands. The trip is on the Big Island and it is stunning. The coastline is beautiful and it is a such a green island. Although it is only an 8 day trip I feel as though I have truly experienced the island as a lot is packed in to such a short space of time. The nice thing is there isn't a lot of driving so more can be spent on activities or a beach day. As there is a strong focus on the nature on Hawaii the campsite facilities are very basic and they do not allow soap in the outdoor showers. That being said everyone is in the same position and it made you appreciate the hostel in the middle of the trip. The group bonded really quickly and we all became really good friends from the get go. The lava flow and volcano would have to be a highlight for me as it is something I have never seen before. The beaches are spectacular along with the weather so we really enjoyed an afternoon at Hapuna Brach which is in the top 10 beaches in the world. The culture in the island is great as you get to experience the history and traditions of the islands. Put tour leader was fantastic and so helpful that it really made the trip. This trip was fantastic and I would definitely go back to Hawaii so book this trip now as you won't regret it.
Past Trekkers Review
Hawaii Big Island

Disappointing

Reviewed June 2016
I'm actually reviewing this half way through the trek. The whole thing has been disappointing to say the least. No one can predict weather but we have had no back up activities and missed out on loads. The photos shown in the brochure I can only assume are from other islands as I have yet to see any of these! Food kitty: $120 for sandwiches. I've got a new medical condition I only learnt of a few days before I came and the food had already been bought most of which I cannot eat. So I've put money into the kitty for everyone else and then had to buy my own food as and when I can. We are all struggling to work out how trek can justify the cost of this trip because we are definitely not getting our money's worth! Come to Hawaii, on your own and stay on another island. You will have an awesome time. Reply from TrekAmerica: Thanks for your feedback Jane. We take this very seriously as we want everyone to have an amazing experience with TrekAmerica so we’re working through this and will be in touch directly. So far, we've had excellent feedback for the Hawaii Big Island tour and of course want to make sure this is the same for everyone. Ordinarily, where we are aware of any medical conditions, we would of course accommodate these. We're doing our best to remedy this now that we are aware. Again, with regard to the weather we of course don’t have much control over this one but hope that it will improve. Please bear with us whilst we investigate further.