Immerse yourself in the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii, as you don a flower lei to herald your arrival in Honolulu. This evening, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception to kick-start our epic Hawaii holiday.
Discover the effortless fusion of East and West in Hawaii's self-proclaimed 'Gathering Place' - the laidback surf towns, misty rainforests and pineapple plantations of Oahu provide the perfect backdrop to experience the good life. Sway your hips to the sensual hula as you explore the island's natural beauty, then spend the evening at your leisure in buzzing Waikiki.
Delve into the heritage of the real Hawaii, experiencing first-hand the history, culture and hospitality of the warm Polynesian people. Explore on your own or enjoy one of the many optional activities suggested by your Travel Director. Tonight, it's a Mai Tai, ocean breezes and tropical flavours all round as you join your travel companions for a dinner featuring local fare.
This morning, we pay homage to the thousands of brave soldiers who lost their lives in the surprise military strike at Pearl Harbor. Our day begins with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, followed by a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater. We return to downtown Honolulu to connect with the spiritual epicentre of Hawaii and the former home of Hawaii's last-reigning monarchs. See the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I Statue and the State Capitol Building, before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
Find your happy place as we fly to the Big Island, beginning our exploration in the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona. Savour the rich aroma of Kona coffee during a visit to a local plantation with a Local Specialist. Then, check-in to your oceanside resort where you'll meet another Local Specialist at the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center to learn about these graceful sea creatures. This evening, enjoy island-inspired cuisine and uninterrupted ocean views at Rays on the Bay.
Let the soothing sounds of the ocean set the tone for a leisurely exploration on your terms. Be as lazy as you like on Hapuna Beach or ride the tubes of Kailua-the choice is yours.
Witness the force of Mother Nature as you journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stopping en route at the southernmost bakery in the United States for coffee and a malasada if you're in the mood. Once inside the park, we learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube before enjoying lunch against the backdrop of a billowing crater. We leave the Big island behind and fly to Maui where we'll check in to our beachfront resort on Kaanapali Beach.
Enjoy an extraordinary encounter with Hawaii's marine life during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center, then journey into the countryside to Make a Difference at a local farm where we Connect with the Locals for a gourmet lunch.
Bask in the natural beauty of paradise, charting your own course through Maui's soul-stirring landscapes. This evening, lose yourself in the moment as your embrace the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a Regional Meal featuring local flavours and tropical cocktails.
A leisurely morning on the Valley Isle sees us catch our flight to Kauai where we'll spend the next three nights admiring extraordinary feats of nature.
Delve into the vibrant sugar cane heritage of Kauai during a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, where you'll enjoy a private tour before setting off for Waimea Canyon. See the emerald green and russet-coloured slopes of what has been described as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" before returning to Kauai Beach.
Kauai's natural treasures are yours to explore during this full day at leisure. Take to the skies on a helicopter flip over the Na Pali Coast and Manawaiopuna Falls, or channel your mana in picturesque surrounds. On your final night on Kauai, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.
For now it's a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay on Kauai.
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 and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. 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.
Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.