Hawaiian Highlights

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With its dramatic mountain ranges, lush tropical forests, azure coral bays and soft sand beaches, the emerald island of Oahu possesses a beauty like few other destinations.

The islands of Hawaii are one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. From soaring jagged cliffs to vast chasms of canyons to lush tropical rainforests, the region boasts the kind of beauty that transforms the mind, body and spirit. Spend your days taking in the highlights the islands have to offer, like driving along the scenic slopes of famous Diamond Head Crater, visiting the Dole pineapple plantation, hiking through breathtaking Waimea Canyon, and cruising along Wailua River. In the evenings, relax in accommodations that offer deluxe amenities in magnificent surroundings. ... Show More »

Enjoy a guided tour around Waikiki visiting the many places of interest such as Diamond Head Crater, the prestigious Kahala residential area, the lookout over Hanauma Bay, the Halona Blowhole, and the legendary surfing spots at Sandy Beach. You’ll be mesmerized as you visit Oahu’s North Shore and explore its red-sand fields, tropical plantations, green mountains, world-class surfing beaches and lush rainforests. Consider some fantastic optional activities while on Honolulu like experiencing a traditional Hawaiian luau, a scenic helicopter ride, a visit to Pearl Harbor or take the Secret Island Beach Picnic tour. Hike through majestic Waimea Canyon and marvel at its vast chasm. Snorkel off the coast of Kauai and explore some of the most crystal blue waters and colorful fish found anywhere on the planet. Explore Maui’s famous dormant volcano, Mount Haleakala and, as you take in the panoramic views around you, plan your next visit to the islands so you can experience the magic all over again.

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Honolulu to Waikiki
    Honolulu to Waikiki
    • Transfer - Private - Honolulu - Waikiki [Airport (with Meet & Greet)] - Vehicle/Driver
    Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)
  • Day 2 Waikiki
    Waikiki
    • Shared - Island tour with Dole Plantation (9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)
  • Day 3 Waikiki to Honolulu
    Waikiki to Honolulu
    • Shared - 1/2 Day Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & Punchbowl Tour (6hrs) - Coach/Guide
    • Optional Activities: Honolulu
    Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)
  • Day 4 Waikiki to Oahu to Kauai to Lihue
    Waikiki to Oahu to Kauai to Lihue
    • Transfer - Private - Waikiki - Honolulu [Airport ] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Oahu - Kauai [One way flight from Oahu to Kauai] - Economy Airfare
    • Transfer - Private - Kauai - Lihue [LIH Lihue Airport with Lei Meet & Greet] - Vehicle/Driver
    Kauai Beach Resort
  • Day 5 Lihue
    Lihue
    • Shared - Waimea Canyon & Wailua River (10 hrs) - Coach/Cruise/Guide
    Kauai Beach Resort
  • Day 6 Lihue
    Lihue
    • Optional Activities Kauai
    • At Leisure
    Kauai Beach Resort
  • Day 7 Lihue to Kahului to Maui to Lahaina
    Lihue to Kahului to Maui to Lahaina
    • Transfer - Private - Lihue - Kauai [LIH Lihue Airport ] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Lihue - Lahaina [One way flight from Kauai to Maui] - Economy Class
    • Transfer - Private - Kahului - Lahaina [Airport (with Meet & Greet)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Optional Land Activities: Maui
    Royal Lahaina Resort
  • Day 8 Lahaina
    Lahaina
    • Shared - Haleakala and Iao Valley Tour (9 hrs) - Coach/Guide
    • Continuation of day tour
    Royal Lahaina Resort
  • Day 9 Maui to Lahaina
    Maui to Lahaina
    • Shared - Hana Gold Adventure (with Lunch) - Coach/Driver-Guide
    • Continuation of day tour
    Royal Lahaina Resort
  • Day 10 Lahaina
    Lahaina
    • At Leisure
    • 1/2 Day Royal Lahaina Luau (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Royal Lahaina Resort
  • Day 11 Lahaina
    Lahaina
    • Transfer - Private - Lahaina - Kahului [Airport] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Honolulu - Waikiki

You will be met at the Honolulu Airport and provided with a private transfer to Waikiki.

Accommodation: Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)

Situated steps from the Waikiki Beach, the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel (4*) offers luxury and comfort on the Island of Oahu. The hotel has 601 guestrooms and the interiors include exotic woods and Hawaiian-print accents, 42-inch plasma HDTV multimedia monitors, premium mattresses and bedding. Facilities include complimentary access to the hotel's fully equipped Precor® by Hilton fitness center, a spacious sundeck which includes a pool bar, Jacuzzi, and heated outdoor swimming pool. High-speed Internet in guestrooms is available for a small fee and complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby, public areas & pool deck.

Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Hilton Waikiki Beach
Hilton Waikiki Beach

Day 2: Waikiki

Take a 120-mile adventure around the island of Oahu with the grand circle island tour, and then enjoy a visit to the historic Dole pineapple plantation. The ancient and colourful land of Hawaii offers plenty of surprises for visitors, and this action-packed tour takes in all the main sites of Oahu island in just a single day.

Pass by famous surfing beaches, spot the Amelia Earheart Lookout, established on Diamond Head to commemorate the world's first solo flight from Hawaii to North America, and see the powerful blowhole at Hanauma Bay. Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point are both paradise beaches with incredible white sand and a turquoise ocean so clear it seems to glow. You will also get a chance to snap some pictures at the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and visit the picturesque Byodo-In Temple located at the base of stunning 2,000-foot lush green cliffs, as well as the distinctly shaped Chinaman's Hat.

Finally, enjoy a trip to the Dole Plantation, Hawaii's complete pineapple experience. Here you can take the Pineapple Express Train Tour, explore the lush plantation gardens and learn about the history of pineapple cultivation and agriculture in Hawaii. This colourful tour with a sweet twist is an ideal way to get to know beautiful Oahu.

Accommodation: Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)
Dole Express
Dole Express

Day 3: Waikiki - Honolulu

Journey to where the war began and ended for the United States. This shared 6hr tour will allow you to visit Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Then travel across the Ford Island Bridge to the Mighty MO for a very special guided tour of the most celebrated battleship. Following your visit to the Pearl Harbor area you will drive through historic Honolulu and on to Punchbowl for an exclusive personalized tour of the National Cemetery of the Pacific by a veteran from the American Legion. After the serenity of Punchbowl, enjoy the drive through more Honolulu highlights before heading to Waikiki where you can shop at the International Marketplace or relax on the beach. (Please note that a variation of this tour is also available on a private basis if you prefer. Please speak to your Destination Expert for more information if you are interested in this).

Take advantage of the many optional tours available to get the most out of your Honolulu visit! Attend a genuine Hawaiian Luau, take a Hawaiian Helicopter Adventure, or sit back and relax on the Grand Circle Island and Pineapple Plantation tour, visit the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor or treat yourself with a half day city tour of Honolulu or a VIP Polynesian Cultural Center Tour. Alternatively, escape the crowds on Waikiki Beach and take the Secret Island Beach Picnic Tour. Please let your Sales Advisor if you are interested in any of these options.

Accommodation: Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*)
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial

Day 4: Waikiki - Oahu - Kauai - Lihue

You will be met at the hotel for your private transfer to Honolulu International Airport.

One way flight on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu (Oahu) to Lihue (Kauai). Please note flight prices and times are all approximate and will be confirmed at time of booking, depending on availability.

You will be met at LIH Lihue Airport and receive the traditional Hawaiian Lei greeting, before being transferred to Lihue.

Accommodation: Kauai Beach Resort

The Kauai Beach Resort overlooks 3 miles of glistening white beach and the blue ocean of Kauai’s Eastern Coconut Coast, one of the most spectacular destinations on the planet.  The Kauai Beach Resort is a striking destination for adventure, romance and tranquility. Nestled on 25 magnificent acres on Kauai’s longest beach, this vacation resort is surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls and tropical views.

Lihue
Lihue
Kauai Beach Resort
Kauai Beach Resort

Day 5: Lihue

Enjoy a day filled with the lush beauty, legends and saga of Hawaii's "Garden Isle." Journey to the majestic Waimea Canyon, which Mark Twain called, "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Over 10 miles long, and almost 4,000 feet deep this marvel was formed by erosion and the catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauai. Waimea Canyon State Park encompasses 1,866 acres and is a popular tourist attraction on the island. It provides a wilderness area with numerous hiking trails. Enjoy the drive along Route 580, which provides gorgeous views of the Wailua River. You'll make several 5-10 minute photostops along the route for a good leg stretch and restroom breaks.  You'll drive up to 3,400 feet to see the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" - Waimea Canyon.  As you cruise along the southern coast, you'll drive through Poipu, a resort getaway for those in the know and home to the Spouting Horn. This natural wonder occurs when water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface, making an eerie hissing noise. Afterwards, head back toward the Wailua River for your Wailua River Cruise.  Sail up this historic, sacred river which takes about 40 minutes (one way) on a long, flat-bottom boat.

Accommodation: Kauai Beach Resort
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon

Day 6: Lihue

Explore Kauai, "The Garden Isle" with one of our many tour options: take a 4-wheel drive tour on the private roads of the 22,000 acre Grove Farm Plantation on the Kauai Back roads Tour; go to the best snorkelling spot on the island with the Kauai Snorkel Adventure; learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai on the Rainforest Hiking Adventure; soar over Hanapepe Valley and Waimea Canyon on our Kaui Deluxe Island Kama'aina Helicopter Flight Tour. Or, rent a vehicle during your stay in Kauai. With the freedom of your own car to go as you please, you can discover The Garden Isle and its many natural wonders on your own! Please speak to your Sales Advisor if you are interested in any of these optional tours.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Kauai Beach Resort
Sprouting Horn Park Kauai
Sprouting Horn Park Kauai

Day 7: Lihue - Kahului - Maui - Lahaina

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Lihue Airport.

One way flight on Hawaiian Airlines from Lihue (Kauai) to Kahului (Maui). Please note flight prices and times are all approximate and will be confirmed at time of booking, depending on availability.

 You will be met at Kahului Airport, and provided with a transfer to Lahaina.

Time permitting, Maui's varying landscapes make it ideal for sports and adventure activities which range from bicycling, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, skydiving, hang gliding, triathlons and more.

If you would like, you can book certain activities in advance or sign up for activities on the ground through your lodging (not included in tour price).

Accommodation: Royal Lahaina Resort

The Royal Lahaina Resort combines a spectacular location and authentic Hawaiian ambience to provide an unforgettable resort experience on Maui. The resort has been named among the top tennis destinations in the world and also features a pair of adjacent championship golf courses, complete beach activities, wedding services, Hawaiian guest programs and the nightly Royal Lahaina Luau.

Lahaina
Lahaina
Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort

Day 8: Lahaina

This Maui tour will take you to the famous dormant volcano Mount Haleakala. On your adventure you will also get to see the unique Iao Needle located in Iao Valley, and enjoy a combination of a scenic narrated tour of Haleakala and the unique Iao needle in Iao Valley State park, and a stop to visit the town of Wailuku on this sightseeing adventure. Experience historic sites and famous landmarks as well as flower farms & sugar cane plantations. Round trip hotel transportation, expert narration and admissions included.

Accommodation: Royal Lahaina Resort
 Hawaii State Bird - Nene Goose
Hawaii State Bird - Nene Goose

Day 9: Maui - Lahaina

Enjoy a day of exploration around the lush tropical environment of Maui's Hana coast. Your destination is the breath-taking region of Hana, one of the most isolated areas in all of Hawaii. Located on the eastern end of the beautiful island of Maui, Hana is a natural paradise that very few tourists indeed get to see. This road trip is worth every minute; head off the beaten track, set eyes upon virgin fields, see corners of Hawaii not even long-time visitors will know and, especially, lose track of your senses in the overall natural charm of Hana. This adventure on the road to Hana offers you unforgettable vantage points and glimpses of hidden corners that could easily pass for heaven on earth. Immerse yourself in the sights as you travel in our comfortable air conditioned motor coach. Begin your outing the moment you are whisked from your hotel and taken away into the wilderness. Throughout the journey, experience our award winning tour guide narration. Your charismatic guide, well-versed in the history and geography of the islands, will let you in on the fascinating stories that hide behind every sight, area and landmark you drive by. Also included in the ride is a stop for a taste of some delicious traditional Hawaiian cuisine.

Accommodation: Royal Lahaina Resort
Black Sand Coast at Waianapanapa State Park
Black Sand Coast at Waianapanapa State Park

Day 10: Lahaina

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

As the royalty were in days gone by, you will be summoned by a conch shell trumpet to the Royal Lahaina Resort Luau. Maui's longest running Luau show takes place throughout the week at sunset. The evening sky anticipates the feast to come, an amazing display of papaya, mango, and guava that fades into a glittering wash of stars.  Polynesian drums guide you to the oceanfront setting where a traditionally prepared pig, slowly roasted in an underground Imu, is the centerpiece of an elaborate, multi-course feast. Dance, music and song conjure the myths and stories from throughout Polynesia into an evening of unforgettable performances culminating in a spectacular Fire Dance Finale.

Accommodation: Royal Lahaina Resort
Fire Dancer
Fire Dancer

Day 11: Lahaina

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Kahului Airport.

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hilton Waikiki Beach (4*): Waikiki

Situated steps from the Waikiki Beach, the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel (4*) offers luxury and comfort on the Island of Oahu. The hotel has 601 guestrooms and the interiors include exotic woods and Hawaiian-print accents, 42-inch plasma HDTV multimedia monitors, premium mattresses and bedding. Facilities include complimentary access to the hotel's fully equipped Precor® by Hilton fitness center, a spacious sundeck which includes a pool bar, Jacuzzi, and heated outdoor swimming pool. High-speed Internet in guestrooms is available for a small fee and complimentary wireless Internet access in the lobby, public areas & pool deck.

Hilton Waikiki Beach
Hilton Waikiki Beach

Kauai Beach Resort: Lihue

The Kauai Beach Resort overlooks 3 miles of glistening white beach and the blue ocean of Kauai’s Eastern Coconut Coast, one of the most spectacular destinations on the planet.  The Kauai Beach Resort is a striking destination for adventure, romance and tranquility. Nestled on 25 magnificent acres on Kauai’s longest beach, this vacation resort is surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls and tropical views.

Kauai Beach Resort
Kauai Beach Resort

Royal Lahaina Resort: Lahaina

The Royal Lahaina Resort combines a spectacular location and authentic Hawaiian ambience to provide an unforgettable resort experience on Maui. The resort has been named among the top tennis destinations in the world and also features a pair of adjacent championship golf courses, complete beach activities, wedding services, Hawaiian guest programs and the nightly Royal Lahaina Luau.

Royal Lahaina Resort
Royal Lahaina Resort

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