January 31 - February 5, 2018
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Hey Bold Betties! Is your New Year's Resolution to adventure more? Join us on a 6 day adventure filled trip around Hawaii’s biggest island to kick off 2018 the best way we know how: BOLDLY!
The Big Island offers more than just incredible beaches, it offers scenic hiking as well. On this six day adventure we'll hike through lush valleys fed by picture perfect waterfalls, and across petrified lava fields that once flowed to the sea, all while still having time to relax on the beach! With active volcanoes, the Big Island is still growing so we'll also check out the lava flows as they make their way to the coast and even view petroglyphs left by the native Hawaiians.
We'll stay at ocean side hotels and even camp right on the beach! The hiking is spectacular but we are still in Hawaii so we've also arranged for you to test your balance on a stand up paddle board (SUP), kayak in the warm waters of the Pacific, and even help to row a traditional native outrigger canoe. Relax in the tropical waters or catch some sun on white, black, and even green sand beaches, and then go snorkeling with sea turtles the following morning.
This trip is perfect for someone who loves to hike but doesn't like to carry a heavy pack. Just about everything is included on this adventure, including lodging, ground transportation, camping gear, admission fees, and even many of the meals. The only things you're responsible for are airfare and some meals.
DIFFICULTY: EASY to MODERATE
GROUP SIZE (12 Maximum + 2 Guides) - Minimum of 3 Betties signed up by December 3rd for the trip to move forward
1/31 - Flight to Kona / Hotel in Kona
2/1 - Valley Hike / Hotel in Kona
2/2 - Kayak, SUP, Outrigger / Beach Camping
2/3 – Green Sand Beach Hike / Black Sand Beach Trip
2/4 - Hike to lava flow in Volcanoes National Park / Hotel in Hilo
2/5 - Snorkeling / Tour Hilo / Hotel in Hilo / Flight Home
- Lodging (Double Occupancy) (Single Occupancy Available for additional cost)
- Marriot Courtyard King Kamehameha (Kailua-Kona): 2 Nights
- Camping at Ho’okena beach: 2 Nights
- Doubletree Grand Naniloa Hotel (Hilo): 1 Night
- Camping Gear Rental (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and headlamp)
- Ground Transportation
- Kayak, SUP, Outrigger Canoe circuit
- Day Hikes X 3
- Admission to Volcanoes National Park
- Snorkeling equipment rental
- Licensed Guides (1 guide for every 6 guests)
- Meals: Breakfast X 2, Lunch X 2, Dinner X2
- Gift Package
- Flights to/from Kona, HI
- Some Meals
About our Guide: Kevin Rosenberg
A former Naval Officer, Kevin had the opportunity to fly jets, hunt submarines on a guided missile frigate and serve as a boarding officer charged with leading a 12 man team tasked with taking over ships in the Persian Gulf and inspecting them for contraband during the United Nations Embargo against Iraq. Returning to New York City in January 2001
He has been hiking since 1991 and have thousands of miles under his boots from the deserts of the Southwest, the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, the arctic tundra of Greenland, to the legendary Appalachian Trail. As the only military trained guide in NYC, Kevin has had unparalleled survival training and can navigate on land, sea or even in the air. Kevin is certified as a Wilderness EMT, also teaching both the Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid courses. Kevin's intention in partnering with Bold Betties is to provide us with outstanding advice, customer service, and only the best in outdoor gear and guiding.
100% Refundable through October 31st, 2017
60% Refundable November 1 - December 2, 2017
Non refundable on or after December 3rd, 2017
Minimum trip requirement: 3 women signed up by December 31st for the trip to move forward
While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons.