Fire poi, spicy ahi poke, and the afternoon sun aren’t the hottest things about Maui. The Hawaiian Islands’ native scenery defines tropical escape, from the fine sandy beaches and green jungles to the endless stretches of crystal blue waters. But some of their most breathtaking features are best seen from above. Turn your island idyll into a high-flying experience when you harness your own Roaming Gnome and set your travel plans to “volcanic." For what is travel, but an opportunity to gain a new perspective on life?
Getting here is nearly as simple as packing your sunscreen and flying into Hilo International Airport (ITO) or Honolulu International (HNL), then catching one of the daily flights to Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG). Slip into your vacation wear and get ready to board the shortest of your flights to the volcano. HI is home to many incredible sights, but few are as impressive as some of these living, breathing (sometimes) fiery beasts.
A flight over Maui’s Haleakala, Hawaiian for “House of the Sun," combines awe and elation as you soar overhead to view this ancient peak. Volcano flights take off regularly, allowing you numerous opportunities to take in panoramic views of this surreal and striking landscape. Did you ever imagine anything so beautiful? The desolate wilderness of Haleakala’s interior lies in stark contrast to the lush vegetation and teeming rainforests nearby. But the fact is, the East Maui Volcano forms the majority of the island itself. Travelocity can help you book cheap flights to the volcano, in addition to nearby accommodation, to add the most memorable touch to your vacation.
Wherever you’ve dreamt of going, you can book your trip there with Travelocity. Unless you’re looking for hotels in a volcano. HI has accommodation of all types, from luxury resorts, family-sized villas, and simple rooms for the no-frills traveler, but molten lava is terribly difficult to get out of carpets.