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Hawaiian Discovery

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $4,167 per person
JAN - DEC 2023 MODERATE
Usa Hawaii Beach Scenic

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Waikiki, Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Kona, Kahului (Maui), Kaanapali Beach, Lihue (Kauai), Kapaa, Waimea State Park ...more Waikiki, Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Kona, Kahului (Maui), Kaanapali Beach, Lihue (Kauai), Kapaa, Waimea State Park
  1. Day 1 A Warm Welcome to Honolulu

    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 Dinner.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Twin Fin Waikiki - Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  2. Day 2 Discover the History of Honolulu

    Today we will visit Pearl Harbor National Monument and the USS Arizona Memorial as well as drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. USS Arizona tickets are subject to NPS availability not known till day before visit. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Twin Fin Waikiki - Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  3. Day 3 Journey to the Big Island

    Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii and arrive in the charming town of Hilo. Next, visit the UNESCO listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about the geology of the island and the significance volcanoes have played in the creation of the Hawaiian islands as well as the legend of Pele the Goddess of Fire. We continue along the coast to Punalu’u Beach park, famous for its black sand and Hawaiian green sea turtles. This evening as we arrive in Kailua Kona you are free to soak in the surroundings on your own terms.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa - Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  4. Day 4 Play Your Way in Kona

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa - Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  5. Day 5 Experience the Sights, Flavours and Wildlife of Hawaii Make Travel Matter

    Today, learn about the giant manta rays that come to the Kona shores to feed each day. These mobula alfredi manta rays are the second largest in the world. Then, MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® as you visit the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park here you will visit the Hawaii Sea Salt farm to learn about the importance of Salt in Hawaiian culture and discover how Salt is produced from the deep ocean water. The Salt produced at this unique facility comes from water drawn from 2200 feet below the surface of the ocean and is prized by gourmet chefs for the purity and unique mineral content. You will not only see the process of producing salt but also taste a number of different salts in a curated tasting to explore the flavor profiles of this Hawaiian Sea Salt. Your visit will support efforts to clean up marine debris and preserve cultural sites like the Papahanaumokuaka Marine National Monument, the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in the world and part of the State of Hawaii. After, we head to the unique coffee plantation of Kona Joe, where will learn how some of the world's best coffee is grown and roasted. This evening lose yourself in the moment as we embrace the wonderful tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner featuring local flavors and tropical cocktails.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa - Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  6. Day 6 Explore the Natural Wonders of Maui

    Next stop, the beautiful island of Maui. On arrival here, enjoy a Be My Guest Experience at a local sustainable farm in the high country of Maui. Have a delicious and healthy lunch with wine before we journey to our resort on stunning Kaanapali beach. As the sun sets over the Pacific, take a gentle stroll to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to dine at one of the many restaurants.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  7. Day 7 Entice Your Senses in Maui

    Warm your heart and soul in paradise, spending the day at leisure exploring Maui on your terms. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an oceanside dinner in your luxurious resort.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  8. Day 8 Onwards to Lihue, Kauai

    Enjoy a leisurely start to your day before heading to the airport for your 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 Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort - Moderate (Mountain Garden View), First Class (Lanai/Ocean View), Premier (Pool/Ocean View)
  9. Day 9 Uncover the Wonder of Waimea Canyon State Park

    First stop today is Grove Farm, a beautifully preserved one-hundred-acre homestead in the center of Lihue that includes many of the original buildings and homes. Then, drive through the island's famous Tunnel of Trees and continue to Waimea Canyon State Park, one of the Hawaiian Islands most awe-inspiring sites. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” you will drive all the way up the canyon. The result of thousands of years of erosion, the canyon walls offer a canvas of brilliant shades of red, brown, green, blue, grey and purple, with shadows and light producing a never-ending show. Later we make a stop at Spouting Horn blow-hole, one of the most photographed spots in Kauai.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort - Moderate (Mountain Garden View), First Class (Lanai/Ocean View), Premier (Pool/Ocean View)
  10. Day 10 Find Your Island Adventure

    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
    hotel Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort - Moderate (Mountain Garden View), First Class (Lanai/Ocean View), Premier (Pool/Ocean View)
  11. Day 11 A Fond Farewell

    For now it’s a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Make your way to Lihue Airport or consider extending your stay on Kauai.

    meals Breakfast
Hawaiian Discovery Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Flights from Honolulu-Kona, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Dive Into Culture

  • Kauai: Grove Farm is a beautifully preserved one hundred acre homestead in the center of Lihue that includes the original buildings dating back to the 1870's. The still active household, farm, gardens, banana patches and pastures, maintain the same practices that were established during that era.

Iconic Experience

  • Pearl Harbour: Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for a moving and unforgettable experience.
  • Honolulu: Visit the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States.
  • Kona: Kona coffee is one of the most expensive coffees on the planet. Currently, there are only about 3,000 acres of Kona coffee plants to supply the entire world, making it a very in-demand commodity. Visit the Kona Joe Coffee Farm and learn about this exclusive beverage and the work it takes to produce, all while tasting the coffee and taking in some of the most scenic views in Hawaii.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Kona: You will have the choice of visiting a deep Ocean Salt farm to learn about the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture and its production from the deep ocean or visiting the Kanaloa Octopus Farm where researchers are exploring new techniques for aquaculture and sustainable farming.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore a local coffee plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii and wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • : Visit Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Ocean Science Park, a local farm on Maui, Waimea Canyon, and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation with a Local Specialist
  • : See Oahu's spectacular North Shore, Punalu'u Beach, Hawaii's most famous black sand beach frequented by sea turtles basking in the sun, Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : Flights from Honolulu-Kona, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue

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Big Island

Available on Day 4

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Immerse yourself in Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history. On a fun off-road adventure and relaxed trail walk, experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces and intimate waterfalls. With an opportunity to swim at a waterfall, this is the perfect tour for all ages. Lunch Included.
Adult Price: $204

Kona

Available on Day 4

Evening Manta Snorkel

Participate in a feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, in the darkness of night, with creatures as large as 16 ft. across and weighing 1,000 lbs. The Travel Channel named this particular tour one of the 10 things you must do in your lifetime, and for good reason. Our Night Manta Experience is a unique and singular experience and this is the only place on the entire planet you can do it at night. Features of experience: Snorkel with manta rays…at night; Hot chocolate and cookie; Wetsuits and flotation devices provided; Snorkel gear (including Rx masks) included.
Adult Price: $127

Premium Morning Snorkel

Inclusions: Snorkel gear, prescription masks, flotation devices, snacks, lunch, shade, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Adult Price: $153

Maui

Available on Day 6

Sunset Sail with Transportation to Lahaina

This relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise is aboard Maui’s newest luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit. It’s the perfect way to experience the essence of hoʻokipa (hospitality), as our crew serves an array of premium appetizers along with refreshing beverages. Departs from historic Lahaina Harbor.
Adult Price: $140

Available on Day 7

Premier Snorkel Sail with Lunch

For those who 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. Total duration approximately 4.5 hours. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $159

Sunrise Haleakala

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. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $215

Whale watch Lahaina with Transportation to Lahaina (November - March)

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. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $82

Kauai

Available on Day 10

Kauai Movie Tour Adventure

A Kauai Movie Tour adventure for young and old, movie buffs and nature lovers! You’ll visit many famous sites on Kauai where Hollywood Blockbusters and TV shows were filmed. Your backstage pass will take you to scenic locations with your film buff guide and you’ll even view clips of those notable films. Lunch is included at Tahiti Nui, where the George Clooney film “The Descendants” was filmed. You’ll enjoy this unique tour that truly showcases Kauai’s most beautiful locales and scenic locations.
Adult Price: $170

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Carolyn Dimig
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Rob Rainwater did his usual excellent job of planning our trip for us.
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Unfortunately I became sick and missed the Arizona Memorial and my husband had to be transported by ambulance for a choking and breathing problem.
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