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Hawaiian Discovery

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $3,539 per person
MAY - DEC 2021 MODERATE
Usa Hawaii Turtle Sea

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Kailua Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Kaanapali, Wailuku, Lihue (Kauai) ...more Honolulu, Kailua Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Kaanapali, Wailuku, Lihue (Kauai)
  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 Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel – Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  2. Day 2 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

    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. 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
  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 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 – Kahului – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

    Today we arrive at Punalu'u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and Hawaiian green sea turtles which swim off the coast on the black sand to sun. Then journey to the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and gain a deeper understanding of how the molten earth has shaped these volcanic islands. After, enjoy lunch at a historic plantation. 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 the 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 island. '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, Regional 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 Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
  9. Day 9 Kauai Sightseeing and Waimea Canyon State Park

    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, gray and purple, with shadows and light producing a never-ending show.

    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 Lihue Airport or consider extending your stay on Kauai.

    meals Breakfast
Hawaiian Discovery Moderate
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 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
  • SEE Oahu's spectacular North Shore, giant manta rays swimming in the ocean, Punalu'u Beach, Hawaii's most famous black sand beach frequented by sea turtles basking in the sun, Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees
  • VISIT Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Maui Ocean Center, a local farm on Maui, Waimea Canyon, Grove Farm Sugar Plantation
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Savour an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch. (Day 6)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and see a special presentation on the island's manta rays. (Day 3)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support the farm-to-table movement and learn more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii. (Day 6)

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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.

Kona

Big Island Spectacular Ecostar Helicopter Tour with Transportation

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which had 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. Approx. duration: 2 hours (Minimum 2 Guests)
Adult Price: $602

Big Island Spectacular Ecostar Helicopter Tour with Transportation over 250lbs

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which had 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. Approx. duration: 2 hours (Minimum 2 Guests)
Adult Price: $902

Kohala Coast Helicopter Adventure

Tour the Kohala coast, valleys, and waterfalls. Many consider this area to have the most spectacular scenery on the Big Island. 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. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $312

Kohala Coast Helicopter Adventure over 250 lbs

Tour the Kohala coast, valleys, and waterfalls. Many consider this area to have the most spectacular scenery on the Big Island. 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. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $467

Morning Kealakekua Snorkel Adventure

Don't miss the opportunity to experience this award-winning snorkel cruise to historic Kealakekua Bay, site of Captain Cook Monument. This 4 1/2-hour cruise departs from Keauhou Bay and includes 2 1/2 hours of snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, snorkel gear, instruction, flotation gear, high dive and two 15-foot water slides. Approx. duration: 4.5 hours
Adult Price: $164

Maui

Whale Watch Lahaina with One Way Transportation (Nov -Mar)

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: $63

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. Approx. duration: 11 hours (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $157

West Maui Snorkel

Our experienced captains know where to find the best snorkel spots on West Maui, and our informative and helpful crew will get you ready for an incredible underwater adventure. All of our high-quality snorkel equipment, floatation devices and lessons are included. After snorkeling, feast on a build-your-own deli-style lunch, complete with an open bar. Then just sit back and relax as we sail back (seasonal) to Ka’anapali. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $127

Kauai

Original Sunset Cruise (Apr-Oct)

Sail off the coast of Maui to see breathtaking West Maui coastal views. Enjoy the thrill of sailing between the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and experience another incredible Maui sunset. Pupus served along with an open bar. Approx. duration: 2 hours (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $81

Premier Snorkel Adventure

Maui's best snorkeling trip takes you to exceptional sites - a journey to another world and one that you'll never forget. Crystal clear water and a wealth of sea life including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, mesmerizing coral reefs teaming with aquatic life. You will be able to interact safely in this spectacular habitat and have the opportunity few people experience and one never forgets. Includes Continental Breakfast and BBQ lunch with soft drinks and open bar (must have valid picture ID). Approx. duration: 5 hours (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $156

Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour

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! Approx. duration: 55 minutes (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $292

Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour over 250 lbs

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! Approx. duration: 55 minutes (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $437

Hanalei Movie Tour

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." Approx. duration: 7 hours
Adult Price: $138

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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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