HAWAIIAN ISLANDS (CITY, GARDEN AND RESORT VIEW ROOM) - 2017
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Enjoy 13 days of pure tropical bliss as you island hop by air from Ohau and Kauai to Hawaii and Maui. Walk along Honolulu's world-famous Waikiki Beach and visit Pearl Harbor and its memorial. Stay at an oceanside hotel in Kappa with an excursion to Waimea Canyon. Tour Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Visit 'lao Valley and Haleakala National Park. The Hawaiian Islands offer all of this and much more. From luaus and snorkeling to aquariums and volcanoes to beaches and lush rain forests, this is a holiday that has something for the entire family.
NOTE: Price includes internal air and taxes. International air ticket numbers must be provided upon booking. Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour.
In Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; visits to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kona, Waimea Canyon, 'Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Lookout, Kona coastline, Poipu Beach, and Hanapepe Valley.
Services of a professional Tour Director.
All airport transfers; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach when touring.
Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower (Partial Oceanview room in Honolulu, Garden View rooms in Kona & Kauai and a Resort View room in Maui), hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling.
- INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
Luau with Polynesian revue on Kauai (D).
Day by Day
Aloha-welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Morning orientation with your Tour Director before enjoying your day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Centre on the island's North Shore, where you'll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colourful Ha: Breath of Life stage show.
HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO USS ARIZONA.
This morning your sightseeing excursion features the sunken USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, 'Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Tonight, join the optional sunset dinner cruise along the shores of Waikiki.
One last day to enjoy Waikiki, the world's most famous beach. Your Tour Director has ideas to make your day memorable.
HONOLULU-HILO-HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK-KONA.
This morning, depart for Hilo on the "Big Island" of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. See Kilauea Crater, rising 1,246 metres (4,090 feet) above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the "Big Island" in the early evening.
The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkelling cruise to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish, or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline and over the famous Parker Ranch and an active volcano. For an unforgettable adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (4,205 metres) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Centre (2,804 metres) to stargaze in the evening.
Today is yours to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated in between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in Hawaiian history, and features the historic Hulihe'e Palace, a former holiday home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu'ena Heiau, the well-restored personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. This area is also known for growing the famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.
Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the "Garden Isle" of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean's edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa'a.
Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, attend a LUAU feast, considered one of Hawaii's best. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians. (D)
NOTE: Depending on flight schedules, the luau may take place on an alternative day.
This morning, fly to Maui, the "Valley Island." On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the 'IAO VALLEY, the "Yosemite of the Pacific," to view the 'lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbour to Lahaina, once a whaling centre and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Free time to explore this colourful town.
A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui's splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world's most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. You may want to take in the Maui Ocean Centre, a state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park that showcases indigenous marine life. From January to mid-April, whale watching is offered.
MAUI. EXCURSION TO HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK.
This morning is dedicated to HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, the volcano known to islanders as the "House of the Sun," and its vast Haleakala Crater. The parkland is located in a setting of stunning natural beauty, ranging from a landscape of cinder cones to dense rainforest. Return to Ka'anapali in the early afternoon, with the balance of the day at leisure.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Kahului International Airport on Maui are included.
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