USA Adventures Under your Own Steam: Kayaking the Na Pali Coast

Strike out with paddle and kayak to take in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Be prepared for a work-out, and Hawaii’s Na Pali Trail just might be it…

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So what can you expect, what will you see, and what should you bring?

The Cliffs, the Sea, the Beaches, the Rainforest

Na Pali (the western coast to Polihale State Park. The pace by canoe is refreshingly slow, allowing travellers to soak in the sights and sounds of sea and jungle. Some tours even let kayakers explore the coastal caves on their own.

The pace, though, means a level of ability with a paddle is required before you attempt the Na Pali Trail. Sunburn, dehydration, exhaustion and heatstroke can stop you in your tracks entirely. Also, even if you don

The Places You

Starting in the Pacific west of Hanalei, the trail winds along sheer cliffs and lush greenery to Kalalau Beach. Kayakers can see a host of aquatic wildlife here including flying fish, spinner dolphins, even endangered green sea turtles or humpback whales. Guides often lead their groups to see the caves in this area up to Kalalau Beach, telling local stories, myths and legends. The water sources here are freezing waterfalls from the cliffs

The campsite at Kalalaku Beach is less plush resort and more music festival; laid-back vibes and surfer style mix with local colour. And speaking of colour, the Pacific sunsets here have to be seen to be believed, under tropical fruit trees and lulled by the sound of the waves

The next day takes you past coral reefs and lunar-looking igneous rock formations to Milolii Beach, where the camping is more wilderness standard, cabins and outhouses

The last five-mile stretch to Polihale is even more stark, bare rock, followed by views of the coffee plantation, maybe even a local delicacy: shave ice with coloured syrup atop macadamia nut ice cream. You

Preparation for Your Trip

Guides advise having four daysyou and your belongings.

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Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let''s Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you''re looking for the best USA travel insurance Let''s Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.

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Date: 06/13/2018 - 10:22
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