Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. Call us to help you create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—if you desire, we can also arrange for a local guide.
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Big Island Adventure
Hawaii’s aptly named ‘Big Island’ is a surprising refuge; an incredible history and miles of open road invite you to discover its storied landscapes. In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, witness lava spew from an active volcano and spend a night basking in its red glow just beyond Kīlauea Halemau’mau Crater. Then, swim beneath sky-high waterfalls, float above playful manta rays and explore sacred lands in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau Park. To locals, the Big Island is known as the real Hawaii—come see it for yourself.
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Day by Day
Check in at your hotel overlooking the Halemauʻmau Crater and set out on an evening stroll to get a closer look at this bubbling mammoth.
Test your volcano knowledge on a cycling tour to the Jagger Museum and Nahuku Lava Tubes. Then, enjoy the red glow from lava-spewing Kīlauea volcano over dinner.
Visit waterfalls, including the epic 1450 foot high Hiilawe Falls. Spend the afternoon enjoying the ocean; snorkel gear, kayaks and paddleboards are all available.
Explore old aqueducts on a guided kayaking adventure. Then, join your guide below the surface of the Kona Coast for a thrilling manta ray snorkel dive.
Visit Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau historic park, aka the ancient Hawaiian "place of refuge" and set out on a kayak snorkelling adventure along Kealakekua Bay.
Take one last beach walk or swim before check-out. Your guide will bring you to the airport to catch your flights back home. Aloha and mahalo!
Find your own ‘Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau’.
Volcano House, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Built in 1847, Volcano House is Hawaii’s oldest hotel. The rooms feature rustic island décor and stunning volcano views of Halemaumau Crater at the rim of Kīlauea Caldera or the lush foliage on the park grounds. At night, grab a window seat at hotel’s The Rim restaurant and watch the "red glow" come alive over a glass of wine. View hotel website »
Mauna Lani Bay, Waimea
Nestled on a white sandy beach along the sunny Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers luxury accommodation with a world-class spa and exciting dining options. Rooms boast breathtaking ocean views and the grounds are a tropical paradise—take time to explore the surrounding lagoons, keeping an eye out for turtle and colourful fish. View hotel website »
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
There were so many incredible events on this trip. And we had a tremendous guide—enthusiastic, knowledgeable, totally attentive to details, and such a delightful person.— Patty Richmond
Biking distances are short, with longer options available. The walking trails on this trip are varied and some hilly terrain should be expected, however, routes can be adjusted to suit individual needs. Footing ranges from broad roads to narrow trails.
“I enjoy going for a good walk or ride and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine (selected by B&R)
- Services of guide(s) and support vehicle
- Use of all equipment required for activities
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours, unless listed as optional
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
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