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Hawaiian Discovery

11 Days from $3,340 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Leisurely

Enjoy an authentic encounter with a tropical paradise, active volcanoes and an underwater wonderland—home to manta rays, which you will have a rare opportunity to see.

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Enjoy an authentic encounter with a tropical paradise, active volcanoes and an underwater wonderland—home to manta rays, which you will have a rare opportunity to see.

  1. Embrace a tropical state of mind on this uplifting encounter with the best Hawaii has to offer. Your first brush with traditional Hawaiian hospitality begins this evening when you join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a local-style Welcome Reception.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Outrigger Waikiki Beach (City View)
  2. 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 rest of the afternoon is free to explore the beach playground of Waikiki.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  3. The next stop on our island hop through Hawaii is the Big Island. Following a scenic flight, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona, once the holiday playground of Hawaiian royalty. Breathe in the rich aromas of coffee during a visit to a local coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Then, meet another Local Specialist at your oceanside resort, whose Manta Ray Learning Center we will have an opportunity to explore before indulging in rich island flavors at Rays on the Bay.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Mountain View)
  4. Take a moment and savor the calming sounds of the sea as you decide how best to indulge in a free day to explore Kona's beautiful landscapes. Relax in sun-kissed surrounds or ask your Travel Director for suggestions on how to tackle the great outdoors.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  5. Journeying past vast expanses of black sand beaches, we enjoy a quick stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. We arrive in the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and gain a deeper understanding of how the molten earth has shaped these volcanic islands. Walk through a real lava tube, then enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant overlooking the billowing Halema'uma'u Crater. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Resort View)
  6. Travel to Maui Ocean Center and meet the center's conservation naturalists who will reveal secrets of an underwater wonderland. Then, visit a local farm and Make a Difference as you learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Connect with a Local and indulge in a traditional Be My Guest lunch.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Warm your heart and soul in paradise, spending the day at leisure exploring Maui on your terms. This evening, sip a Mai Tai and sway to the tunes of authentic Hawaii during a traditional Luau Regional Meal.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  8. A leisurely start to your day will see you eventually board a short flight to the natural wonderland of Kauai. Set your watch to island time and get settled in at your beachfront hotel.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Mountain Garden View)
  9. Sit back and let Trafalgar do the rest as you embark on a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. We continue to Waimea Canyon to view the red, brown and green depths of 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.'

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  10. Enjoy a free day discovering Kauai and its many natural wonders. Consider a helicopter flip over the Na Pali Coast and Manawaiopuna Falls or immerse yourself in the laidback lifestyle of the locals. Our island hop through Hawaii almost at its end, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a Farewell Dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. For now it's a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take a transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay on Kauai.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Single Room Supplement: $1,525.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $128 per person.

Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 20, 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 $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

16 meals: 10 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Local Specialist

  • Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour, see a special presentation on the island's manta rays

Connect with Locals

  • Meet Ancil for an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • Visit Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui, Waimea Canyon, Grove Farm Sugar Plantation
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

OAHU

Polynesian Cultural Center Admission and Show

Adult Price: 126.00

The spectacular 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center brings to life the traditions, history, and hospitality of the islands of the South Pacific. Visit authentic villages and watch natives from seven Pacific cultures demonstrate the arts of dancing with fire, making clothing from plants, jewelry making, and preserving history without a written language. Includes - Hā: Breath of Life. A story of passion, ignited by fire, song and dance. 

Atlantis Waikiki Submarine Standard Tour

Adult Price: 124.00

Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 48-passenger submarines. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. You will also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian species of fish, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs. Atlantis has a spacious air-conditioned interior, large view ports and comfortable seating. Total duration approximately 3 hours. 

Magic Of Polynesia Show Only

Adult Price: 61.00

In the heart of Waikiki you’ll discover the Magic of Polynesia. As you enter this uniquely Polynesian world, you’ll find surprises, humor, and plenty of island spirit. Merlin Award-Winning Illusionist, John Hirokawa, will amaze you with incomparable illusions, levitation, and even some dazzling pyrotechnics sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. In addition, a troupe of entertainers will bring you a taste of Polynesia through song and dance. No Dinner 

BIG ISLAND

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation*

Adult Price: 591.00

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Flight duration 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation; Over 249 Lbs*

Adult Price: 885.50

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Flight duration 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Adult Price: 116.00

Join your professional/certified guides in the water as you snorkel with the majestic hahalua (manta rays). Our small tour sizes of only 6 guests per trip help to ensure that you get the personalized experience that you deserve. Come and experience what the Travel Channel has called “One of the top ten things to do in your lifetime!” 

MAUI

Day Time Whale Watch (Nov - Mar)

Adult Price: 49.00

Informative and fun, each two-hour classic whale watch is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience! Total duration approximately 3 hours. Return transportation is not included. 

Sunrise Haleakala

Adult Price: 173.00

Set your alarm and get ready to dress warmly as we prepare to make the 38 mile trip up to the summit of the dormant volcano known as Haleakala. The temperature stays around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the sight of the sun rising from 10,000 ft above sea level will soon warm you up. Breakfast Included. Total duration approximately 6 hours. 

Premier Snorkel Sail

Adult Price: 147.00

For those that love adventure and a great BBQ, this is definitely the trip for you and your family. The day starts with delicious Kona coffee, tropical juices and a continental breakfast. You will experience two premier snorkel destinations (seasonal) as our helpful crew takes care of all your needs. After dropping the anchor to snorkel, we fire up the grill and prepare a delicious BBQ meal for you right on the boat! We then open up the bar and enjoy an invigorating trade wind sail (seasonal) back to Ka’anapali.

Sunset Sail (Apr - Oct)

Adult Price: 82.00

Board the catamaran Queen's Treasure for a sunset sail off the coast of Maui. Depart from the beach and set sail. Pupus served along with an open bar featuring Hawaii's most popular beverage, the Mai Tai. Total duration approximately 3 hours. 

KAUAI

Hanalei Movie Tour

Adult Price: 125.00

The Hawaii Movie Tour on Kauai is a unique opportunity to experience the island through Hollywood’s eyes on an expert guided tour of Kauai’s famous movie locations. The fun-filled narrated tour is aboard an air-conditioned minibus that will stop at Kauai’s iconic movie locations while also viewing film clips of some of Hollywood’s most notable movies, filmed on the island. Including George Clooney’s movie, The Descendants. Total duration approximately 6 hours.

Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour*

Adult Price: 271.00

Your journey begins with a flight to spectacular Hanapepe Valley, then continues on to Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Next it's up the Olokele Canyon before moving on to eye-popping Waimea Canyon, the famed "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" where you'll explore many hidden waterfalls. Then, the sculptural masterpiece of the Na Pali Coast gives way to the Bali Hai Cliffs, and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort area. Weather permitting, we'll visit Mt Waialeale, the heart of the ancient volcano. This is the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450-500 inches annually! Flight duration approximately 55 minutes. (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.

Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour; Over 249 Lbs*

Adult Price: 405.50

Your journey begins with a flight to spectacular Hanapepe Valley, then continues on to Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Next it's up the Olokele Canyon before moving on to eye-popping Waimea Canyon, the famed "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" where you'll explore many hidden waterfalls. Then, the sculptural masterpiece of the Na Pali Coast gives way to the Bali Hai Cliffs, and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort area. Weather permitting, we'll visit Mt Waialeale, the heart of the ancient volcano. This is the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450-500 inches annually! Flight duration approximately 55 minutes. (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

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