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Hawaiian Discovery

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $3,211 per person
Hawaii palm trees

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Oahu, Pearl Harbour, Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maui, Kauai, Kaanapali ...more Honolulu, Oahu, Pearl Harbour, Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maui, Kauai, Kaanapali
  1. Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights)

    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 travellers for a local-style Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Outrigger Waikiki Beach Moderate City View First Class Partial Ocean View Premier Ocean View
  2. Day 2 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

    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.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights)

    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 flavours at Rays on the Bay.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa Moderate Mountain View First Class Partial Ocean View Premier Ocean View
  4. Day 4 Kona Free Time

    Take a moment and savour 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.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Moderate Resort View First Class Partial Ocean View Premier Ocean View
  6. Day 6 Maui Sightseeing

    Prepare for a full day of sightseeing on the Valley Isle, travelling along the tropical coast to Maui Ocean Center. Meet the centre's conservation naturalists who will reveal secrets of the underwater wonderland that preserves and protects such species as Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles and sharks. We leave the coast behind and journey deep into the countryside to visit a local farm and 'Make a Difference' as you learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. 'Connect with a Local' and toast to a traditional 'Be My Guest' lunch serving up Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. Spend the evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  7. Day 7 Maui Free Time

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights)

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Moderate Moderate Mountain Garden View First Class LanaiOcean View Premier PoolOcean View
  9. Day 9 Kauai Sightseeing

    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.'

    meals Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Kauai Free Time

    Enjoy a free day discovering Kauai and its many natural wonders. Consider a helicopter flight 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Depart Kauai

    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.

    meals Breakfast
Hawaiian Discovery Moderate
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1
  • A Trafalgar Bonus - All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue including all airport transfers
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • VISIT Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Maui Ocean Center, a local farm on Maui, Waimea Canyon, Grove Farm Sugar Plantation

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Optional Add-Ons

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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