WHEN planning a family vacation to Hawaii for a week recently, I kept asking the opinion of some friends, children and access the web site on the activities that must be done while you're there.
The answer, a visit by helicopter! Meet the dolphins! Festival Luau! Riding a bicycle in the area of the volcano!
I then check the prices of all the activities offered. Payment helicopter was U.S. $ 200 (RM611), while activity iakn meet the dolphins, Festival Luau and cycling is about U.S. $ 100 (RM306) each.
I tried darabkannya to four, which includes my husband and our two children. As a result, our holiday spending budget increased by U.S. $ 2,000 (RM6, 121).
The question is whether a perfect getaway in Hawaii, if not make one of them.
I am pleased to inform the reader, we are still able to enjoy the wonderful holiday despite not do everything.
We explore the rain forest, across the base of the volcano, see the stars at the top of the mountain and swim in the bay is filled with colorful marine life.
There, we visited Pearl Harbor, climbing Diamond Head, soak up the sun on the beach Wakiki and experience gliding on Hanalei Bay.
Our eyes are also stunned to see a sketch of prehistoric remains so today. Similarly, while Hawaii saw dancers performing in the park when the sun goes down.
We also briefly visited the apartment where Obama was raised
want the children to know, they do not have to live in luxury or a big house if you want to be president.
Believe it or not, all that activity is free, except for parking fees or entrance fees to the vehicle.
This does not mean you should not take money if a holiday to Hawaii. We still pay a return air ticket of U.S. $ 550 (RM1, 681) to a make a total of U.S. $ 2.200 (RM6, 727).
Because it is the first visit, we travel between the islands there is the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai. The cost of flights between the islands is already reaching U.S. $ 60 (RM183) each.
My husband managed to get free accommodation for six nights for our family through reward points credit card on file from a year ago. However, we still pay for a one night stay in a hotel with a sum of U.S. $ 350 (RM1, 070).
We also had to pay the rental car, so we should not take a taxi or bus travel.
Every day, our family gorge through breakfast at the hotel for free. For mid-day meal, we will to Me's BBQ is located on Oahu. Chicken dishes, fish, vegetables, rice and macaroni salad is filling a price less than U.S. $ 10 (RM30).
Meanwhile, ABC Hawaii outlets like our second home, as well as other tourists. It sells skin protection, postcards, fresh fruit, sushi and sandwiches.
What is certain, we collect many memorable moments during the holidays without too much expense. Here are some details.
Kalalau Trail is located on Kauai's Napali coast, has a route length of 18 kilometers (km). However, traveling in the first quarter of the route was already quite satisfactory.
Tracks can be steep traveled muddy and muddy, you need to wear suitable shoes. The range of views that are offered as if you were climbing a mountain. Set in the backdrop of high cliffs vast ocean while watching the waves hit the rocky shore provide a dramatic panorama.
There are some signs ban on swimming is installed, as well as water skiing activities.
Mauna Kea, Volcano Park and Bay Kahulu
Mauna Kea is the highest mountain of the world will gather a lot of great observatories
You can use the services of tourist guides to experience the atmosphere at the summit with the sum of U.S. $ 200 (RM612), including food and transportation.
The most exciting moment during the holidays it was during a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. With an entrance fee of about U.S. $ 10 (RM30) you can see the beauty of its natural landscape.
We wandered through the lush rain forest, accompanied by chirping birds and lush ferns. The adventure continues across the black soil of the volcano Kilauea, which is marked red lehua flowers.
In one corner of the park, you can see the black lava flows to the sea. Because the volcano is still active, visiting there, depending on their activities. In the afternoon you may see white smoke, while the orange lava is visible at night.
Do not miss the Puuloa site to see thousands of ancient drawings carved hundreds of years ago by natives in Hawaii.
The highlight of the adventure on the Big Island is Kahulu Beach Park in Kona. With no fee to U.S. $ 10 (RM30), you can rent snorkeling equipment and see the beauty of marine life in it. It is very colorful to be seen above the water surface. However, you need to wear special shoes because basically quite rocky.
Kuhio Beach Hula performances offer a performance of traditional Hawaiian music and dance light lit the torch. It is held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 6.30 pm in November, December and January. Unusual environment adorned Kuhio Beach Park, especially the giant banyan tree in Kalākaua Avenue, near the statue of famous surfers, Duke Kahanamoku.