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Hawaiian Islands


Reviews by The Shepherds
Last review on 2013/12/27
# of Reviews: 2

Mules and a guide who lives in the valley

Posted on: 2013/12/27

We had not seen Waipio Valley except from the overlook. Before the trip, we were not aware of the possibility of seeing Waipio from a mule-drawn wagon (after the hair-raising ride to the bottom in a 4-wheel drive van). We loved it. The guide had plenty of history and agricultural information to share as he and the mules pulled us through the roads and fords to get well up the valley away from the mouth of the river flowing through the valley. The tour is about 45 minutes and does not include the black sand beach, due to restriction on tours in that area. Photography is oddly difficult from the wagon, but the tour was enjoyable and enlightening.

Rating: star
Attended as:Couples
Activity Date: 2013/12/20
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Lava Chasing from the Air

Posted on: 2013/12/27

Professional pilots and a well-coordinated organization combined to show us where the lava action was happening. We were safely strapped in and plugged into communications so we could get the most out of what we were seeing and trying to photograph. With an experienced pilot, everyone in the chopper got a good chance for the best views. The photography itself can be tricky; the higher quality pictures you try to take, the more you should have a good camera setup and practice from a vibrating platform. Overall: a rousing success.

Rating: star
Attended as:Couples
Activity Date: 2013/12/17
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