Hiking Adventure As Part of Vacation Packages

Hawaii is an archipelago made up of different volcanic island. It has the world’s most unique ecosystem and diverse natural environment. Exploration by walking and hiking can be a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Here are some fundamental hiking information for a safe and enjoyable hiking.Hiking trailsTrails range from difficult to easy walks. Most of these trails can be found inside Kilauea Park. Some of these trails are Bird Park, Kipuka Puaulu or Thorston and the Lava Tube, Nahuku. On the other hand, longer trail hikes can be found in Kilauea Iki or Mauna Iki. There are also other trails that can provide access through the wilderness. Wilderness trail are roughly marked by ahu (these are natural piles of rocks). Devastation and Waldron Ledge trail are accessible by wheelchairs and strollers for those with handicaps. Rocks in Hawaii can be crumbly and are not advisable for rock or rope climbing. Most trails are for public use and shared by every user such as hikers, bikers and horse riders.

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Hiking safety measuresBefore going on a hiking adventure, be sure you are in a group, or with someone well-trained and experienced in hiking around Hawaiian islands. Always remember to bring proper equipments and avoid unnecessary luggage or bags. Wear proper clothes and shoes. It is mandatory to bring a first aid kit. Remember that trails can be dangerous for first timers and even for experienced hikers. Take extra caution when crossing stream and walking on wet, slippery trails or on loose crumbly rock soils. Always keep a track of your party. Plan your hike and consider the weather, time of the day and the hazards along the trails. Be sure you have ample time to return before nightfall. In case you are caught by nightfall, never risk returning through the night. It is more advisable to stay put on the trail and wait for daylight.Rangers on duty and civil defense warningRangers are on duty from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm with trails information, maps and permits to assist hikers while Civil Defense Authority have monitoring teams around the clock around the hiking trails. Sirens can be heard when there’s an emergency action to be taken. Always heed sirens calls. A steady siren tone for 3 minutes or repeated as necessary means there’s an emergency and every hiker must take necessary actions. Listen to your radio for emergency information broadcast. Call 911 for any rescue emergency.

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After an awesome and fascinating hiking adventure, a soothing and relaxation treats can be yours when you stay in any Hawaii hotels, you’ll be giving the best services in the tradition of true Hawaiian hospitality.