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Hawaii on horseback

Published On: May 23 2011 12:40:28 PM CDT
Hawaii_horseback

Hawaii Tourism Japan

Kualoa Ranch Horseback Tours

Explore the beautiful nature on Oahu, the third largest Hawaiian Island, on the back of a horse. Riders take different trails beneath the cliffs and overlooking the ocean. This ranch is well known as a good film set. Also Jurassic Park was shot there partly. One hour tours up to full day trips are available and also a special kid’s tour is offered.

Honokalani Black Sand Beach

The Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park on Maui Island. This large beach is set among lava cliffs and the sand is actually small, smooth, lava pebbles. A small sea arch, sea caves, and seaside lava tubes are located in the beach area. King's Highway, an ancient Hawaiian footpath, leads from the beach area along the coastline for 3 miles to the town of Hana.

Seven Sacred Pools

The series of waterfalls and called Seven Sacred Pools is part of the Haleakala National Park system near Hana, Maui. Despite the name, there are much more than seven waterfalls and pools.This is a natural playground for locals and tourists alike. Cliff jumping, bridge jumping, swimming, and hiking comprise some of the outdoor activities that visitors enjoy.

Obama History tour

The future President spent nearly all his early life on the Island of Oahu. Tour the beautiful island by tracing down the footsteps of president-elect Barrack Obama. You see all the places, which might have made him the man he is today. His school, the places he lived, where he used to spend time or where his first job was. Guided tours are $40 per person.

Kalaupapa National Park

This place, located at the foot of the spectacular 1600-foot high sea cliffs on Kalauapapa Peninsula was an isolated settlement for victims of leprosy from 1866 until 1969. When the disease stroke Hawaii in the late 1800s, there was no knowledge about how it was transmitted, no effective treatment and no cure. To government officials, isolation seemed the only answer. The park was established in 1980 and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the past as a valuable lesson. Today the park can only be visited by authorized tour groups and all visitors must be 16 or older and receive a permit to enter.