Bask in the generous Aloha Spirit as you embark on an enriching encounter with the best that Hawaii has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your Hawaii holiday.
Experience the good life as you traverse Oahu today, passing colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations along the way. Admire the panoramic views from Nu'uanu Pali, once the site of a bloody battle that saw the island unite under King Kamehameha I. Then return via the North Shore, the home of the perfect wave, to Waikiki.
You're free to explore Honolulu on your terms today. Learn how to surf, relax on the beach or consider one of the many optional activities suggested by your Travel Director. Tonight embrace laid back island living and join your travel companions for a dinner featuring a Mai Tai, ocean breezes and local fare.
Today we will visit the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu we will see Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building.
The Big Island of Hawaii beckons this morning. A scenic flight and transfer brings us to the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona where we enjoy an orientation tour before setting off to explore Kona's famous coffee culture. Visit a coffee plantation with a Local Specialist, then check in to your oceanside resort where another Local Specialist will join you for an exploration of the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center. This evening, enjoy sumptuous island flavours at Rays on the Bay against the enchanting backdrop of the Pacific at sunset.
Wake to the soothing sounds of the sea and spend the day exploring The Big Island on your terms - ride the tubes, relax on the beach or go in search of Hawaii's tastiest 'Ono Grinds.
Journey to the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the world's largest volcano and walk through a real lava tube. Stop en route at the United States' southernmost bakery and gaze at the vast expanses of Big Island's black sand beaches. Our brush with the smouldering depths of Big Island not quite complete, we enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. We'll board a flight to Maui where we spend the next three nights in our beachfront resort located at magnificent Kaanapali Beach.
Delve into the depths of an underwater wonderland revealed by the passionate conservation naturalists at Maui Ocean Center, home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of tropical fish. Fresh local produce and hearty Polynesian hospitality are served in abundance when we Connect with the Locals for a traditional lunch providing insights into the island's sustainable agricultural industry and Make a Difference.
Immerse yourself in the sensual surroundings of Maui's tropical landscapes. This evening, don your lei and sashay your way into a lively Hawaiian Luau and Farewell Dinner, featuring a traditional feast and tropical cocktails.
Bid a fond a hui hou... until we meet again to Hawaii and take a transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui.
Crossovers: Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2018 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Visit trafalgar.com for the most up to date price. Inter-island airlines charge a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information.
"On the Big Island of Hawaii, I recommend seeing the Kilauea lava flow come into the ocean from a charter vessel. This perspective provides a unique view from which to witness the awesome power of the fire goddess "Pele", and a firsthand look at how islands are born."Robert Lehua, Travel Director
Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.