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Discover Hawai'i 44 International observatories (Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Kirk Lee Aeder) Parker Ranch (Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ)) THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS : HAWAI'I THE BIG ISLAND Book the Big Island's best locations...and warmest welcome. Offer your clients an oceanfront hotel or spacious condominium accommodations on the Kona and Kohala Coasts. Discover the benefits of booking – from free gifts your clients receive to travel agent and Specialist incentives – at OutriggerAgent.com. Call your preferred wholesaler or 800.688.74443 (International Toll Free Number) Book online at OutriggerAgent.com Keauhou Beach Resort 1: Stargazing atop Mauna Kea for a truly remarkable experience. The tallest sea mountain in the world is home to many international observatories. Visit the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy to learn more. 2: Walking along the rim of a volcano on the challenging Crater Rim Trail. Beginning at Kīlauea Visitor Center, the all-day 18 km hike loops around steam vents and craters, passing rainforest and desert along the way. 3: Swimming with the largest of the rays, the manta, on an unforgettable night tour. 4: Driving the scenic Hāmākua Coast to Waipi'o Valley. Extending for almost 10km between 610 metre cliffs, be rewarded with magnicent waterfalls and velvet-green valleys. 5: Stepping back into an ancient time in the sacred 73-hectare Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Hundreds of years old yet beautifully restored, the park is magical at sunset. 6: Befriending a Hawaiian cowboy at historic Parker Ranch. Founded in 1847, the ranch is among the largest in the USA with nearly 250 horses and 35,000 cattle. 7: Frolicking in Kealakekua Bay on the Kona Coast. It's an ideal place for snorkelling and scuba diving, with spinner dolphins often seen. 8: Visiting Hilo's quaint shops and cultural sites including the Pacic Tsunami Museum and 'Imiloa Astronomy Center. 9: Indulging in malasada (Portuguese sweet treats) and excellent Kona coffee. You'll discover numerous coffee farms in Kona, with many offering free tours and delicious samples. 10: Golng on one of 18 courses, with most facing the Pacic coast and many carved from ancient lava ows. Don’t leave without… CULTURE Queens Marketplace presents a daily schedule of local entertainers and hula hālau. Hilo Farmers’ Market is a must-see with 200 stalls. Wed-Sat from dawn. Book a hot table for Hawaiian Regional Cuisine at: Hilo Bay Café; Hilo Coffee Mill; Huggo's (Kailua-Kona); Kīlauea Lodge Restaurant; Kona Brewing Co; and Tommy Bahama's Tropical Café (Kohala Coast). Take home a ukulele, Mauna Loa macadamias, Kona coffee and Big Island candies. SHOPPING HOT SPOTS Hilo –Farmers' Market and centuries- old stores open as galleries, shops and restaurants Queens’ Marketplace (Waikoloa Beach Resort) -- local and brand names, gourmet market and restaurants Kings’ Shops (Waikoloa) -- high-end boutiques, art, gifts and dining Kona -- one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, art, malls, craft and farmers' markets. SUGGESTED ITINERARY HAWAI'I, THE BIG ISLAND -- ADVENTURE DAY 1 Discover majestic giant manta rays at Kona on a night snorkel or dive. DAY 2 Take in an unforgettable sunset and night sky atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and the world's largest sea mountain at 4,200 metres. DAY 3 Visit Hawai'i's only World Heritage site, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, encompassing the summits and rift zones of two volcanoes -- Kilauea (active) and Mauna Loa (dormant). DAY 4 Travel north to Hawi and experience zip-lining (ying-foxing) through the rainforest. DAY 5 Swim, sail, snorkel or scuba in Kealakekua Bay, a marine life conservation district with beautiful, clear waters.
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