Day 1 - Fly to Hononlulu, Oahu (4 Nights)
Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! On arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Waikiki. Your Tour Director is at the hotel this afternoon to welcome you. The rest of the day is at leisure in Waikiki to do as you please.
Day 2 - Oahu Sightseeing Tour & rest of day at leisure
Start the day with a private gathering with your fellow travellers and Tour Director and learn about the Hawaiian Islands and your vacation. Next, explore Oahu’s natural bounty, from lush emerald green rainforests to crystal clear, turquoise bays fringed by golden sand beaches, from pineapple fields to sweeping panoramic island vistas. Back in Waikiki, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you please. TF.(Full Breakfast)
Day 3 - Honolulu at Leisure
A full day at leisure to pursue your own interests. Relax on the beach and the hotel swimming pool or explore further. Popular activities include an optional excursion to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai or perhaps some early souvenir shopping at Waikiki’s International Market Place. With over 130 carts, shops and artisan stands, this open-air setting in the heart of Waikiki remains a must-see-and-do for that special gift or souvenir. Your Tour Director will be happy to help you plan your day!(Full Breakfast)
Day 4 - Pearl Harbor Tour & Honolulu sightseeing
This morning, journey to Pearl Harbor to visit the USS Arizona Memorial and honour those still entombed on board the ship, killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery in Punchbowl Crater and then travel to Honolulu’s downtown to view Hawaii’s imposing State Capitol and beautiful Iolani Palace, the only official residence of royalty on American soil. You’ll also learn how the precious corals of the Hawaiian Islands are crafted and transformed into beautiful adornments at a local coral jewellery workshop. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a popular local restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)
Day 5 - Oahu to the Big Island. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (2 Nights)
Fly to Hilo and enjoy a Highlight Lunch. Then, travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Mauna Loa, the most massive volcano on earth, and Kilauea, the world's most active volcano producing rivers of fiery lava. Later visit the Jaggar Museum and learn of the explosive beginnings of the Hawaiian Islands millenniums past, and walk through an actual lava tube before continuing on through macadamia nut orchards and Kona’s famous coffee farms. Stop at a local coffee plantation and see how Kona coffee is grown, harvested and processed. Sip a freshly brewed cup and experience the rich aroma and flavourful taste that makes Kona coffee so highly valued. Then travel to your oceanfront hotel, superbly situated on the stunning Kona Coast.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Lunch / Dinner)
Day 6 - Kona at Leisure
Spend the entire day doing whatever interests you most. Perhaps take an optional excursion to a historic heiau, a Hawaiian temple of worship. Fun seekers may choose from a host of options including boat excursions, snorkeling adventures or an exciting ride aboard a submarine, cruising slowly through the colourful coral gardens and giving you the opportunity to experience a snorkeler's-eye view of the marine life without getting wet! This evening, dinner and cocktail cruises are available to experience Kona's breathtaking sunset.(Full Breakfast)
Day 7 - Kona to Maui (3 Nights)
Fly to Maui and find yourself at the forefront of the organic experience with a fascinating blend of education, superb local produce and great cooking. Meet your expert host and start with a visit of his organic urban farm. From the planting and nurturing of the crops, to the presentation on the table, you’ll learn about ecologically sound, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices. Next, enjoy a 'Be My Guest' Lunch with wine served beachside in the old whaling town of Lahaina, before heading to your oceanfront hotel on the stunning Kaanapali Beach. (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest dinner)
Day 8 - 9 Maui at Leisure
Two fabulous days at leisure on Maui to do as you please. A three-mile long white sand beach, the adjacent Kaanapali Golf Course, tennis courts, Lahaina’s art galleries and shops… all vie for your attention. Other popular options include a helicopter flightseeing tour to the island of Molokai, whale watching (seasonal) and snorkeling cruises. For the hardy sightseer, the excursion to Hana brings you to places of untouched natural beauty while a sunrise tour to the summit of Mount Haleakala takes you on the footsteps of the ancient Hawaiian kahuna who came here to worship their gods. Your Tour Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time. During your stay on Maui, you’ll meet a local naturalist who will discuss the ecology of the Hawaiian Archipelago, taking a look beyond the ordinary at some of the plants and wildlife that call the Hawaiian Islands home. On one of your evenings in Maui, meet your fellow travellers for a Luau Farewell Dinner. Enjoy tropical cocktails and delicious traditional island specialities, then learn about Hawaiian culture and traditions during a colourful song and dance review. The spectacular beachside setting, tiki torches, palm trees gently swaying in the balmy and fragrant air… all will contribute to make this a night you will long remember. (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner / Full Breakfast)
Day 10 - Depart Maui for home
Your vacation ends with a complimentary transfer to Kahului Airport .(Full Breakfast)
PRICES: From USD$3650 per person for moderate hotels. Based on double occupancy. Early booking discounts available
DEPARTURE 2013: May 24: Jun 07, 14, 21: July 05, 12, 19, 26: Aug 02, 09, 16, 23, 30: Sept 06, 13, 20, 27: Oct 04, 11, 28, 25: Nov 01, 08, 15: Dec 06, 13
HOTELS: Choose from moderate, first class or premium hotels with Partial Oceanview rooms.
OPTIONAL TOURS: There are optional sightseeing tours bookable prior to your departure. Request list.