You could just sit on a beach in Hawaii. Or, you could add an adventure or two with out breaking the bank.
I had never driven an ATV before and was a little nervous that I might not be able too.
It was a BLAST! You so need to do it!
How could you NOT want to drive through Jurassic Park and Jumanji?
Kualoa Ranch has various types of tours… Atvs, buses, horses, and jeeps. But the 2 hour ATV tour is the best!
Every other group of tourists we passed wished they were on an ATV. You could see it in their faces. It was impossible to look like we weren’t having more fun than them as we passed by on our cool ATV’s.
Bonus, we pretty much got a private tour of the Ranch and Movie sites in our little group of 6.
The 5 hour Guided Tour, Worth Every Penny! I could just adopt Ben and Val, our guides. We hated saying good bye to them, in just 5 short hours they had become family.
Ben, assisting our sons on to Mokulua Island after Kayaking from Lanikai Beach.
From the son that didn’t want to go on vacation. Me, raised eyebrow…
Excursions Worth Every Penny!
Son #2, after a quick Kayak Surfing lesson with Ben, communicating the thrill with Val.
is a loose guide….we got so lost, multiple times while exploring. Somewhere in the Hawaiian section we needed a machete.
Oh my goodness, I’m sure it was a boar trail, not an intended trail. Suffice it to say the markings are not easily found or followed. The boys didn’t mind at all.
Me, their mosquito magnet forgot to bring bug spray. I left with a dozen bites.
BTW, this is the only place in all of Hawaii that I wish I had bug spray!
Son #2 and #3 taking in the trees of unusual size and shape.
Walking into a scene from Jurassic Park or Jumanji.
I wish you could hear all the birds. So unreal!
My last suggestion is free. A pretty drive through the countryside of North Shore Oahu gets you here. Then hike as far as you like, we only had time to hike in about a mile or so on the trail.
My iPhone Panoramic tried to take it all in, so peaceful.
Fossils trapped in the ancient lava are exposed everywhere.
Bring plenty of water, it gets a bit hot and no shade nearby.
Such a pretty trail to follow and take in the splendor that is Oahu.
There are so many tours you can enjoy on Oahu. I know I left out many that others would include, …Pearl Harbor for example. But, we enjoy more of the outdoor adventure tours and activities. It’s just our personal preference… maybe because we live in a big city, going where the crowds are doesn’t sound appealing.
Anyways, I hope you are encouraged to do at least one adventure, these are Excursions Worth Every Penny in my opinion.