Hi TA community,
I'd appreciate any suggestions on the following itinerary for two adults. We'd love to see red lava if possible, but I've been following all the threads on this in the forum so I know that's unlikely.
Arrive at Kona airport in the afternoon. Taxi to Kona proper and pick up rental car. Evening Manta ray snorkel for 1 (1 adult doesn't swim, so will be doing a ride along). Overnight in Kona.
Option 2: Explore Kona and do a Mauna Kea star gazing tour and overnight Kona. Would then drive to Hilo in the AM. Yes, this would mean skipping Mauna Kea in the day.
Explore Hilo: Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, lava boat tour if lava is active at all, explore Kilauea if open. Drive to Kona in the evening and overnight there if it's not too late, or overnight in Hilo and drive to Kona the next day.
Explore a Kona beach or two, submarine tour, coffee tour. Any othe recommendations? Over night Kona.
Thank you for your help!