Hilo

Hilo's Rainbow Falls
Hiking on Kilauea
Volcanoes National Park

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Hilo

Islands of Happiness

One of the most popular exotic destinations in the United States where ocean and nature meet transforming the landscape into a breathtaking panorama. Hawaii is all of this and much more, beautiful wild islands led by the "Big Island", whose capital is the charming city of Hilo. It is here that you will fall in love with an old authentic culture. It is here that your MSC World Cruise will take you.

Hilo is one of the most interesting and diverse cities of the archipelago, a special place for an unforgettable holiday that gives the gift of strong emotions both to those who are looking for peace and those who prefer adventurous excursions in a pristine habitat. Here the sea, sunny beaches, surf and magical local hospitality come together with the breathtaking beauty of rough trails, rain forests, secret bays, coffee plantations and small rural towns light years away from frenetic tourism.

In this land, you will discover the magic of traveling with MSC Cruises. On Big Island, you can also find Volcanoes National Park, home of Kilauea, an active volcano for the past 30 years that continues to pour lava into the sea, gradually increasing and changing the island's outward appearance. There are two possible paths for visitors, one that goes around the Caldera and the other that descends towards the area of the lava flows. There is another marvel that awaits you during your vacation with MSC Cruises - Rainbow Falls, the waterfalls in Hilo that are 24 meters high and which offer visitors the spectacle of multiple rainbows in the morning mist. The gorge is filled with lush forest and the natural turquoise pool that the Wailuku River flows into is surrounded by wild ginger.

The waterfalls flow over a natural lava cave, home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess.

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    Hawaii

    Palm fringed beaches and ravishing islands
    Palm fringed beaches and ravishing islands

    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is an archipelago of seven islands and is part of the United States. The capital is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu, where there is also the Waimea Beach Park: an endless white sandy beach lapped by seemingly calm crystal clear waters, in which spectacular sea turtles swim undisturbed. In winter, in fact, the waves can reach up to 15 metres high and the beach is a popular destination for surfers from around the world.

    When on Oahu, it is respectful to visit Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base that was completely destroyed by the Japanese on 7 December 1941, during the Second World War, and today the site of a national monument to commemorate the tragic event. Another must in the county of Honolulu is a trip to the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden: volcanic peaks surrounded by wild nature and a lake where animals roam in peace.

    Another interesting place is the Valley of Temples, which houses, not far from Kanehoe, Buddhist temples, churches and even a cemetery.