Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure - the best for your family on Maui!

Forewarning: This blog is going to contain one muddy adventure!

When my mom asked me what I would like to have for my 11th birthday – I instantly knew the answer. No it wasn’t Disneyland (I’m not the type to like humanoid mice), I wanted to go somewhere that felt like a real jungle adventure. At first I said I wanted to go to the Amazon but of course no parent would permit that. We live in Pearl City, Hawaii, near the historical Pearl Harbor, so my dad suggested we should go to Maui instead. It has the jungle feel plus it’s not going to rob my father three months of his paychecks. So I was game, my two brothers were really happy to go as well.

This was going to be our first time on Maui as a family and because we don’t exactly know how to go about the place yet, we asked a tour company’s help. I really knew my mom was trying to give me the best time for my birthday and so she went ahead and booked us for a Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure! The word jungle really tugged on my adventurous spirit and I really wanted to jump up and down out of excitement.  My mom said they also had it in a Savanna version or you can enjoy it together with an Ocean Center Package (1 week free entrance) but since we’re only staying for a couple of days and a jungle adventure is what I came for in the first place, I decided to save the other two the next time we came to visit again.

It was fifteen minutes to 9:00 AM when we arrived at Park n’ Ride Kahului – the meet-up spot. The weather was perfect and my energy was so high I could hike for days. They gave us fair warning of the huge possibility that we’d get down and dirty (literally) so we had working clothes on. I was so overwhelmed I couldn’t help the grin on my face from showing. Ready, set, and go! We’re off to start our family adventure.

We first hiked through deep forests. I got to admit my feet were killing me (that’s what I get for eating too much junk and doing little exercise) but I didn’t mind it much. The thrilling view of the towering trees and the natural sound of the forest were fascinating. The best part was having a goal to pursue. I felt like a real life treasure hunter: searching for clues, accomplishing tasks, and braving on waters. Because the weather was nice and sunny, we got to swim in a beautiful lagoon. That’s when I realized fresh water would win over pool water any time. We crossed a river and ventured into thicker greens. I was having the time of my life – and I was happy to see my sisters were too!

After a long hike, we finally did it! We completed the hunt the moment we found the golden treasure chest! The contents of which I will not reveal (I don’t want to spoil the surprise) but it felt so fulfilling to have reached the goal.  I had an achievement photo taken with me and my family on it to commemorate the experience. And more than the treasure we found on the chest, that photo is what I treasured most. I still have it as a keepsake to remember my Maui trip with.

You must be wondering how old I am since I’m storytelling this experience as if I’m in my 90’s. Well, I’m not. I just turned 14 this year (would you find me on the picture ?) and am looking forward to more Maui adventures! Maybe next time we’ll get to go on other tours as well. My mom is actually going deaf with my inquiries on when we’ll be going back so I think she’ll give up any time now. Well then, see you real soon Maui!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Segway tours on Maui - the best Segway tours in Hawaii

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Ever wondered what it would be like to explore scenic waterfronts, visit historic monuments, or spend your holiday going from place to place – all while effortlessly gliding on a Segway PT? Well now you can!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Maui Treasure Hunt: Find the True Treasure by Making Great Memories

Who doesn’t love a Treasure Hunt?

Just imagine the whole family searching for treasure in a tropical heaven that is packed with exciting adventures and offers the opportunity to see some incredible natural sights. This kind of experience definitely isn’t something you should miss out on, so be sure to include Maui Treasure Hunt in your vacation itinerary.

This is what my family did, and the memories of the trip still warm my heart and put smiles on the children’s faces.

The adventure is primarily oriented towards kids, but adults are sure to enjoy it as well. After all, everyone has an inner child who wants to play outdoors. Sharing this trip with your kids and seeing their happy smiles is sure to make the whole experience even more enjoyable for parents.
Searching for a treasure is only a small part of Maui Treasure Hunt as this adventure is packed with all kinds of cool things, from a hike through the forest to swimming in a real tropical lagoon, allowing you to see the Island of Maui at its best. The tour will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Hawaii, and the challenges designed with the group’s ages in mind will keep you on your toes.

If you want to make your Maui vacation truly memorable, this adventure is sure to achieve this goal. Children are bound to enjoy running around in nature and creating mayhem while unraveling the mystery of the lost treasures. As they will definitely need help with some of the challenges, this treasure hunt makes for an amazing bonding experience.
If you are still not sure, see this video, that's so cool;

Is It Safe?

Hiking on your own definitely carries some risks, especially if you take your kids along. However, Maui Treasure Hunt is an adventure that includes the services of a professional guide who will ensure your safety and help you enjoy the tour more.
You’ll be supplied with snacks, water, and other essentials. The guide will provide advice, keep you on the right track, and tell you lots of exciting stories that will have both adults and kids enthralled.

Our guide was just amazing and very patient, which definitely won approval with the kids who were relentless with their questions, quips, and generally being kids. All in all, I can say that including Maui Treasure Hunt in your vacation plans is a sure way to make some outstanding memories your whole family will treasure for years to come.

Get some goodies

Your kids will most likely ask for a Maui Treasure Hunt T-shirt, well it's a worth souvenir, very good quality and great attractive design and priced at $17.99 it's totally a good price on Hawaii. We ordered a photo cd from a trip which is full of great high resolution photos, but we should get a DVD instead to have a live view memory from our tour. Maybe next time.

one of the many tasks during the hike

discovering new things
understand a clues

and finally the treasure

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Maui Treasure Hunt - Best Adventure in Hawaii for your kids

Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure – the Best for your kids!

Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure  – ultimate adventure for your kids. One child 4 & under – FREE of charge with a paying adult. Pack the kids up, leave your worries at home, and let them join us in a true adventure while you enjoy your free time! Or come along!
Trip Highlights:
  • Enjoy an action-packed family tour with hiking, swimming (weather permitted), and more
  • Swim in a real nature river lagoon, fulfill fun tasks, and search for a hidden treasure
  • Follow a designed map with the whole family in mind

About Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure

Maui is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike – an ideal destination for families wanting to play together in the outdoors. We explore this friendly country through a multitude of activities: hiking in deep forests, swimming in a lagoon, crossing a river, searching for a treasure. Along the way, we visit such well-known parks and reserves as Maui central Valley.
It is definitely the most unique and the best kids activity on Maui! Fun for the whole family! Make the most of your family time outdoors on our Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure!  Our tour starts in beautiful nature, in deep Maui green forests with the most amazing sceneries. You and your children will have a fantastic time outdoors together! This is a real jungle adventure, so get ready to get wet and muddy. You will be hiking in woods, cross the river, swimming in a lagoon and fulfilling fun tasks, while searching for a treasure.  Your children will have a time of their lives. They will reveal the mystery of a lost treasure and will be the ones to find it. A great time for the whole family, guaranteed. No other activity like this anywhere else. Up to 3 hours of fun.

Facts and Requirements:

  • Level: moderate
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hrs
  • Length: 1.5-2 miles
  • Included: Backpack, snack (power bar, potato chips, juice, banana) and bottled water
  • Check In: Park n’ ride Kahului (Intersection of Highways 350 & 380) *SEE DETAILS BELOW, park your car for FREE
  • Time: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday-Saturday
  • Restriction & Requirement: Children from 6 years and older. *Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.This activity is intended for participants who are physically fit.  All participants must be able to squat down and up without any assistance by another person.  All participants must be able to walk without assistance which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending without the support of a handrail or other walking aid. If you have a problem walk on the stairs, this activity is not suitable for you. If you had a surgery shortly before the journey, you may set yourself into a high risk and you may also hinder the rest of the group.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY:  Associated with cancellation fee (terms and conditions), rescheduling 48 hr for all reservations, and 72 hours for groups of 6 or more.

Additional Information about Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure:

Shoes to Wear on our Tours?
Running shoes, water shoes or sports sandals. Your shoes may get muddy, dirty, and/or wet on any of our hikes.
Clothing for our Tours?
Shorts and short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts are best. If mosquitoes really bother you (your guide carries repellent), you could wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Also, you’ll want to wear your swimsuit so you can swim in the waterfall pools (optional).
Additional Items to Bring for the Day? 
Towel: Swimming is optional, Sunscreen: Helpful on any tour, Camera & Phone: Please bring a Ziploc or a plastic bag to prevent any damage from moisture. You are responsible for any personal equipment you choose to bring along. Therefore we can take photos during the tour you can purchase on CD or USB, or video on GoPro you can also purchase on DVD or Blu-Ray and you can order online or via phone. You can also rent GoPro camera from us.
What Does Stardust Hawaii Provide for the Day?
Water, Snacks, Backpacks, Ponchos, in case of rain, Insect repellent, if needed, And, of course, our guide to keep you safe.
Will There Be a Bathroom on the Trail?
No public restroom available. For that said, once we’re hiking, though, we head for the bushes, but if you’re uncomfortable using the bushes, please let your guide know before the hike begins so you can both decide what’s best for you.
Tipping your Guide
If you’re happy with your hike, a tip is always a good way to show your appreciation.

Pick-up Location and Driving Direction:

* Pick-up location in Kahului 
The Park & Ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311 just before entering Kahului.
GPS – No physical address, but it is at the Intersection of Highways 350 & 380.
Exact coordinates: 20 degrees, 52 minutes, 30 seconds north, 156 degrees, 27 minutes, 43 seconds west

From Wailea / Makena / Kihei – the South side of the island

Highway 31 (Pi’ilani Highway) – head north.
Follow airport signs to Kahului, bearing right onto Hwy 311.
After 10 minutes, look for big church (King’s Cathedral), then move into left lane.
Turn left onto Hwy 380 (Kuihelani Hwy).
Go 200 yards and turn right into “Park n’ Ride” commuter lot.
Park your car against a concrete block wall.

From Lahaina /Ka’anapali /Kapalua – the West side of the island

Head south on Highway 30 as if you’re going to Kahului Airport.
Turn right onto Hwy 380.
Five miles down 380 there’s a concrete block wall on left.
Turn left across highway into Park n’ Ride commuter lot against that wall.

Stardust Hawaii Submarine Adventure

If you're one of the few who have been on a submarine, I'll bet it didn't have windows! Here's your chance to board a .5 million submarine, dive to a depth of 150 feet, and cruise around the ocean floor for an hour and see everything out there from the best vantage point possible. Sound exciting? A Maui submarine tour is!
During my first Maui submarine tour, I remember thinking how incredible it was to be down that deep for that long. I realized I was actually spending a part of my day on the ocean floor examining the sanctity of the underwater world, a world which had previously only been available to me via motion pictures or television. I remember thinking how wonderful it would be if every child could have this experience and they would be aware for the rest of their life that there was a marine world below the surface of the water that was happening every moment of the day just as they're lives were happening. Was I impressed with my first submarine tour? You bet, and I know you will be as well!
The climate-controlled cabin and giant viewing ports make your submarine tour below the surface both comfortable and interesting. You'll see hundreds and hundreds of fish and coral heads of all sizes and colors. Sometimes you'll see eels, rays and occasionally a shark. As you inch along the sea floor, more and more is revealed, color upon color, shape upon shape. During the winter months whales have swum into view. Each submarine tour is different, but each dive is exciting, informative and educational.
Great for kids

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hawaii is not only popular for its beaches but also for its famous bike trails that provides one with an excellent glimpse of nature and its abundant beauty. So why don’t you opt for a bike trip in the Hawaii’s? But for that you need to make certain plans so that you can enjoy your bike trip in the perfect way.

When you are planning your trip to Hawaii ask your travel agent to book for the bike trip as well. In case he fails to offer this, then talk to another agent. It may happen that you come to know from your friends and relatives that it is best to book for the bike trip once you reach the destination. In such a scenario try to read about these trips as much as you can from the different blogs and write ups available in the internet. You will be amazed to see that the net is a store house for the most vast collection of information. Gather as much information as you possibly can. In case you find that it is best to book the trip once you are there then wait to reach there. Once in the Hawaiian Islands, ask your hotel staff to recommend those agents who offer these trips. Speak to a few of them to see what they are offering and which biking trails are being offered by them. Once you find the one that you would like to go on, you need to book the trip accordingly.

While you are booking the trip make sure that they are offering the apt bike for the trail. Regular bikes and mountain bikes are different so find out what they are offering. Ask for the helmet as well a map of the tour. Find out whether you need to travel alone or whether there will be a guide who will be there with you. It is better to have a guide as he will have a better understanding of the bike trail and your chances of getting lost will be few.

There are certain agents that will ask you to deposit some money as they are lending you their bike while you can make the rest of the payment when you submit the bike. Or they may ask you to make the full payment before you begin your trip. They do so because there are many incidences when people have ran away with their bikes causing them huge monetary loss. In order to prevent this, the agents often follow this procedure.

Planning a bike trip is quite interesting provided you know what to look for otherwise you will be completely at a loss. Also make sure that you are wearing the right clothes. Opt for track pants as they will not interfere when you are riding. And if you are wearing shorts don’t forget to apply mosquito repellent and an insect repellent lotion on the exposed areas so as to avoid bug bites and mosquito stings. Experience Haleakala sunrise for the best price ever, reserve your tour with Best priced activities in Hawaii
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