Geology Prof. Richard D. Little (d/b/a Earth View LLC)
invites you to join our 2014 FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES of
August 3 – 17, 2014
$3600 (estimated) pp / do + air
OCEAN-FRONT LODGINGS! Only 10 - 14 participants, Reserve now -- Only a few spaces left.
HANAUMA BAY, OAHU -- A 30,000-yr-old eroded volcanic crater with coral reefs.
This is the BEST 2-WEEK HAWAII TOUR! Think of it: 3 Hawaiian Islands with OUTSTANDING Ocean-Front LODGINGS.
Hawaii is the Greatest Show On Earth!
It has the
biggest mountains in the world: beginning 15,000 feet down at the ocean floor
and ending 14,000 feet above sea level!
(And after this trip, you will be able to say that you swam half way up
the world's highest peak!) The volcanoes
Day 1. H o n o
l u l u F l i g h t Lodging at
Day 2. Free Day in Waikiki! Stroll the sand of this world-famous strand… sail, surf, snorkel, swim, shop..,..
Day 3. Oahu explorations. We will drive to explore the island’s wonders with short hikes at the Pali (cliffs) where 3-million-year-old volcanic bedrock has been eroded by a multitude of waterfalls fed by the Trade Winds, and perhaps a swim at Hanauma Bay -- a reef preserve in the middle of a 30,000 year-old volcanic crater!
Day 4. USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, along with the USS Missouri and Bowfin submarine. Unforgettable.
Day 5. Morning flight to MAUI Our lodgings are on beautiful Napili Bay, a spectacular beachfront & reef location.
Incredible sunsets with
beach and palms at the doorstep of your condo apartment!
Day 6. Haleakala Volcano Day. Today we will drive to the top of this 10,000 foot high dormant volcano for incredible views and short hikes. Sublime! See the unique Silversword plant, too.
Day 7. Free Day -- Lots of things to do in Maui such as the old whaling
Day 8. HANA. A journey to the rainforest side of Maui with black-sand beachfront lodging in this remote paradise.
Day 9. Hana explorations: beautiful (wow!) The “Seven Pools”, waterfalls, bamboo forest, remote coast views.
Day 10. Depart for
Day 11. Explore
Day 12. Enter Volcanoes National Park with lodging at historic Volcano House on the rim of Kilauea Crater, a magnificent caldera, one of the wonders of the world. There are absolutely breathtaking views are right out your room’s window, and maybe some rainbows, too.
Day 13. Explore the Volcano Day -- We will drive across the scenic volcanic landscape to the site of recent eruptions and walk on new lava! An optional evening hike to the vent will be arranged (depending on accessibility) to give you the full impact of this colorful and rare volcanic experience. Day 14. Continuation of Volcanic Explorations . Many hiking options. Tour the Volcano Observatory, tonight: view the stars in the incredibly dark sky.
Day 15. Final day's activities and departure from Hilo airport. (note: your flight probably arrives on day 16)
Who goes on these “Fantastic Landscapes”
strenuous is the “hiking”? If you like “nature walks”
you’ll love our outings! Some people plan more strenuous
activities than others, and our daily activities are flexible and geared, as
much as possible, to meet everyone’s goals and abilities. We usually have several minivans allowing
flexible itineraries for the group. Where
do we stay? We book high quality,
medium to small lodgings (usually),
in very scenic settings. You will be up close to the fantastic
landscapes you paid to see! Who
does the driving? On most of our
tours we use rental minivans like the Dodge Caravan, carrying 4 passengers +
luggage with volunteer drivers. We buy
the maximum liability insurance and have 2-way radios for communication. I don’t know any geology! Should I go
on this tour? Yes! Do you have an
interest in nature? Come and learn how to read the “record in the rocks and
landscape, and the history in a grain of
sand”. Where do we eat? You are on your own for eating. For many lunches we picnic in beautiful
settings. I’m a “single”. Can you find me a roommate? Yes, we will try to link you with others (of same
sex). Who is your tour leader? Prof. Richard Little, began “Earth View” Tours in 1981 after
the eruption of
1. Travel with a geologist
to unlock the secrets of rocks and
landscapes. Your tour leader has decades of experience with geology, education and
travel. He knows the best places! 2. Don’t take the bus or boat! …especially in
THE TOUR INCLUDES
<> EXCEPTIONAL DELUXE BEACH-FRONT, OCEAN-VIEW LODGINGS <>
at historic VOLCANO HOUSE in
<> TRANSPORTATION VIA RENTAL Mini-VANS for flexible itineraries <>
<> EXPERIENCED TOUR LEADER <> <> GUIDEBOOK <>
<> PRE- and POST - TRIP MEETINGS <> <> SMALL GROUP <> <> VIDEO RECORD OF TRIP <>
TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE(S) Send $200 per person deposit to EARTH VIEW LLC,
6 GRAND VIEW LANE, EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027-1075
Please contact RICHARD D. LITTLE for more information.
Payment schedule: $200 deposit, fully refundable until February 1st.
$50 per person fee for cancellation after January 1st.
No refund 30 days or less to trip start.
$2000 per person payment due April 1st.
Final Payment due June 1 st.