North Shore: Sights and Culture of Hawai’i (US)
Dates: Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th
Price Range: $4000-$4500
Theme: Culture & Environment
Warm sand and red dirt are calling! This trip will bring us to the famed North Shore and rugged windward side of O’ahu. We will learn about Hawaiian Values such as Nani Ke Kalo (respect) and the story of Hāloa prior to our work in the Lo’i, where we will help cultivate the sacred Kalo plant. We will take a hike to Ka’ena Point, believed to be the “leaping place of the souls” and a sunbathing space for Hawaiian Monk Seals. Our trip will also take us high in the sky as we zip through Ka’a’awa Valley and on an ATV hunt for the elusive dinosaurs of Jurassic Park while surrounded by the breathtaking Koolau Range. No trip to Hawai’i would be complete without some shave ice and a swim in the warm and turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean. This trip is best suited for those who love outdoor activities, do not mind getting dirty, and are willing to respectfully receive and participate in activities that increase knowledge of the Hawaiian people and their culture.