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Savor Paradise - Family Tours (will have lots of pictures)

Welcome to the Big Island!

fernAloha! I'm Tarananda. I have a passion for Hawaii that cannot be contained. Please consider having me to be your personal island guide and concierge.

Discover a Hawaii that few visitors are able to experience. I offer an insider's view of the Big Island; off-the-beaten-path side trips, and teachings of the ancients. Get to know the secrets of this magical land.

Experience the real Hawaii

Lava flowing at night, ceremonies to Pele, secret steam vents. Hidden waterfalls, snorkeling with dolphins and giant turtles, hikes to sacred archaeological sites, picnics in paradise. Exquisite botanical gardens, authentic performances of Hula– Goddess Laka's sacred dance. Traditional chanting, local storytelling, leimaking, whalewatching. The inside scoop on shopping, local farmers' markets...

"Tarananda embodies the deeper meaning of Aloha."

Take the guesswork out of piecing together
your itinerary, and get the most you possibly can
out of your family vacation!

In Hawai'i we benefit from a people whose culture embraces a wisdom of wholeness. Hawai'i is a place where everything is considered sacred, where there is reverence for the ancestors, the elders and the totem spirits who guide us. A land that is accustomed to a relationship with her people. A land that is enlivened through our connection with it - be it through chanting, a mindful walk or swim- or by simply being present to the beauty, and the aloha that fills the very air we breathe.

Savor every moment of your visit!

Adventure with a Sense of Spirit

(quotes will be in colored boxes)

Taranandaji has found her way back to nature and is totally in tune with it. She has rediscovered the special ability to read nature's signals. I was amazed when she predicted that a rainbow was to appear in the sky and moments later it did! It was beautiful! This was the best vacation I've ever had because I caught a glimpse of what Taranandaji experiences everyday, with Mother Nature in Hawaii.
– Jyothi

Tarananda is in unique position to share the "Mana", the spiritual undercurrent that runs through ... this special place. ... Tarananda has become one with this "Mana" and is able to share it with visitors.

A mark of a true vacation is how much one "lives in the moment" and our Big Island vacation with Tarananda led us to live and savor each moment to its fullest.

Speaking of savoring, Tarananda uses her considerable culinary skills to whip up meals that truly partake of the bounty that nature [here] has to offer.
–Manoj Chalam

 

It's easy!

Just let me know your preferences, including any must see's and must do's, and I'll be happy to make some further recommendations. We can then put together a journey perfectly tailored to your pace and interests.

Call me with ANY questions you have about the island!
801.598.1000 or 808.756.6996

Let me be your island guide.

Tarananda opens many doors to the Big Island. Her Aloha spirit, huge heart, gutsy humor, and deep reverence for Hawaiian culture brought me healing, play, learning and connection.
– Deborah Winter, Professor of English, Whitman College

Tarananda embodies the deeper meaning of Aloha, i.e. the joyful [oha] sharing [alo] of life energy [ha] in the present[alo]. (Serge Kahili King) She is an enthusiastic and gifted proponent of the Hawaiian culture.
– Keri Dickie-Clark

As a participant in Tarananda's non-touristy Hawaii retreat, I had a marvelous time. The real gift was her ability to share with us her love and knowledge of the Island, the ocean, and her deep connection with the people.
– Natalie Clausen

I am so deeply impressed with the depth and integrity of your... program. Seeing so many tourists come and go and getting little or no real experience of real Hawaii, I am touched and grateful for what you are doing for our visitors.
– Sherry (Kahalaopuna) Vanderford, LMT, A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy

From the first time we got in touch with Tarananda, we felt divinely guided. As our private guide on a very personal and ceremonial pilgrimage to Pele, Tarananda was very attentive and caring. Yes– divinely guided, indeed. The memory of this journey will never diminish.
– David Taff

"Wild animals are completely in tune with nature.  They have the ability to sense danger and get out of harms way well in time.  They can tell the difference between a friendly drizzle and a dangerous storm.  We have literally built walls around us and are completely disconnected from nature.  We have lost our ability to read the signs that nature provides us with, for example, before a dangerous storm or before a beautiful rainbow appears in the sky.

I think that Taranandaji has found her way back to nature and is totally in tune with it.  She has rediscovered the special ability to read nature’s signals.  I was amazed when she predicted that a rainbow was to appear in the sky and moments later it did! It was beautiful!  This was the best vacation I’ve ever had because I caught a glimpse of what Taranandaji experiences everyday, with Mother Nature in Hawaii."
Jyothi Chalam

 

Are you dreaming yet?

808.756.6996

 

 

 

 

 

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