Ease into the warm embrace of Hawaii's Aloha spirit, donning a flower lei on arrival to kick-start your love affair with the Pacific islands. Explore the golden beaches of Waikiki before gathering for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening.
Today we visit the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu, see the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
We fly to the Big Island of Hawaii, embarking on an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona, once the tropical playground of Hawaiian royalty. Join a Local Specialist at a coffee plantation for an insider perspective into Kona's coffee culture. Return to the coast, checking in to your ocean-side resort where you'll meet another Local Specialist who will accompany us to the Manta Ray Learning Center. Gain insights into these graceful marine creatures before enjoying rich island flavours at the hotel's Rays on the Bay.
Wake to the sound of the sea and embrace your outdoor adventurer for an invigorating day at leisure to explore the natural wonderland of The Big Island on your own.
The fiery, fierce crust of Hawaii's volcanic landscape beckons this morning, but not before a brief stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States for a malasada or two perhaps. Visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about the geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Indulge in local Pacific flavours during lunch at The Rim restaurant against the backdrop of the billowing Halema'uma'u Crater. We board our flight to Maui this afternoon and check in to our beachfront resort at Kaanapali Beach.
Meet the conservation naturalists of the Maui Ocean Center. Delve into the island's sustainable agricultural practices and Make a Difference during a visit to a local farm where we'll Connect with Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with wine.
Indulge in a full day on your terms to do as little or as much as you want in paradise. Rise before dawn and journey up the summit of Haleakalā or live your passions, exploring art, culture and heritage in picturesque surrounds. Give yourself permission to connect with your surrounds without worrying about a thing. This evening, celebrate a soul-stirring encounter with Hawaii, joining your travel companions for a lively Luau and Farewell dinner featuring tropical cocktails and the sounds of old Hawaii.
For now it's time to say a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or consider extending 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. 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.
"While on Maui, make sure to take a "snorkel sail" on one of the catamarans that depart from Kaanapali Beach! Sailing up to the Honolua Bay Marine Preserve for an afternoon of snorkeling and lunch followed by a whale watching sail in the Au Au channel is a magical experience that should not be missed!" Robert Lehua, Travel Director
Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.