This journey to Maui, Moloka‘i and Kaua‘i—three of Hawai‘i’s eight main islands—immerses travelers in the fragile and breathtaking beauty of one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. During the nine-day trip, guests will see the cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches, tropical flora, lush rainforests and turquoise waters characterizing this island chain shaped by volcanic activity over millions of years. Throughout their travels, the group will also have opportunities to experience Hawai‘i’s distinctive Polynesian culture. Join us for this chance to live inside a postcard—if only for a short time.
- Go on a whale watch with conservation experts at the Pacific Whale Foundation.
- Visit The Nature Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve, where a high-elevation rainforest shelters native kiwikiu and ‘ākohekohe birds that are found nowhere else in the world.
- Look for colorful banded tree snails on a hike through moss-covered rainforest to an overlook of the Pelekunu Valley in the mountains of East Moloka‘i.
- Observe seabirds catching wind drafts over the Kalalau Valley during a hike along the Pihea Trail to Mount Wai‘ale‘ale, the wettest spot on Earth.
- Experience the local culture at places like the historic whaling town of Lāhainā.
Dates: February 26-March 6, 2017
Cost: From $3,525 double occupancy; $4,325 single occupancy;
The Conservancy in Hawai'i
Since 1980, The Nature Conservancy has established a statewide system of nature preserves, helped create and expand wildlife refuges and national parks and forged partnerships to protect key habitats and species. The Conservancy now focuses on four priorities: 1) protecting endangered native forests that supply fresh water and shelter thousands of unique species, 2) working with communities to preserve valuable coral reefs and near-shore areas, 3) identifying strategies to reduce the impact of climate change on forests, reefs and human communities, and 4) controlling invasive insects, disease, weeds and other pests that pose serious risks to the state’s natural environment and economy.
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