Later, after landing near the volcano, you’ll be taken to a Rainforest Cottage Hideaway – a 167-square-metre, two-level retreat in the midst of a 1,000-year-old rainforest. (And by 'cottage,' we mean it comes with a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, fireplace and an outdoor sauna house, whirlpool and showers.)  

Cocktails, a Hawaiian cultural performance and an intimate dinner prepared by a Four Seasons chef – followed by that uniquely American sweet treat, s’mores – might seem to mark the end of the night, but one last adventure awaits: a night hike to the Kilauea Caldera to witness the volcano put on its spectacular show against the backdrop of night.

The next morning, after the chef prepares breakfast, you'll take another helicopter tour to explore the Kau Coast. Along the way you'll see the southernmost point of the United States, the volcano rift zone and maybe even humpback whales (if you're very lucky and time it just right), en route to a secluded beach for a light lunch, mimosas and a spot of snorkelling. Then it's back to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, reality and the best Instagram and Facebook entries you'll probably ever make.

This unforgettable private charter was unveiled last year as a 2017-only experience, but has been so popular they’ve decided to extend it through 2018.

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