Walk for a mile each way along two streams that wind through verdant rainforest which has a great variety of trees, flowers, bamboo, ferns and vines. The streams cascade down the mountain to form several waterfalls from three to twelve metres high and every waterfall has a large pool perfect for those who want to swim. It is unusual for a Hawaiian valley to have so many waterfalls so close together, so this valley is a rare treat to visit. You will sample wild fruits and herbs along the trail and be able to try wild Shampoo Ginger (Awapuhi) in your hair during the summer.
Throughout your tour you will learn of Hawaii’s geology, botany, culture and history from your friendly and knowledgeable tour guides.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion.
Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
This excursion will operate by mini-van and on foot. The walk is a two mile round trip. Footing can be tricky as there are rocks, roots, streams and sometimes mud to navigate. This is not a strenuous walk, but participants should be in good physical condition and should expect to encounter occasional steep inclines, that may involve using your hands and ropes to navigate. Wear a swimsuit under comfortable clothing, hiking or tennis shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and bring a towel. Minimum age is six years old; all guests under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.