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Get on island time as you discover Hawaii’s authentic tropical paradise, including Kilauea Volcano and Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees and Waimea Canyon State Park. Tour Honolulu’s Pearl Harbor, relax in Kona, learn from locals how coffee is made and get a fascinating insight into Manta Ray conservation.
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.
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.
Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for a moving and unforgettable experience.
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View the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States.
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Enjoy a scenic drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater.
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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.
Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learn about the geology of the Islands.
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Take a stroll along the coast to Punalu’u Beach Park, which is famous for its black sand and green sea turtles.
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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.
Dive into marine life learning about the second largest rays in the world, the mobula alfredi manta rays. On a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, visit the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park’s Sea Salt farm to learn about the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture and how it’s produced from the deep ocean water, drawn from 2,200 feet below the surface. Watch the salt production process and enjoy a curated tasting to explore the flavour profiles of this Hawaiian Sea Salt. Then, journey to the unique Kona Joe coffee plantation, discovering how some of the world's best coffee is grown and roasted. This evening, lose yourself in the moment as we embrace the tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner featuring local flavours and tropical cocktails.
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.
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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.
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Enjoy learning about the giant manta rays that come to the Kona shores at the Manta Ray Learning Center with a Local Specialist.
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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 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.
Enjoy a visit into old town Lahaina where you can dine at one of the many restaurants.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Enjoy a visit 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 and bask in its captivating sights.
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Discover Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai.
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Enjoy a free day discovering Kauai and its many natural wonders and 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.
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.
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Adventure down the Southern Kona Coast on our fleet of covered boats for everyone’s comfort. Snorkel the pristine Puʻuhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Monument) on this 4.5 hour adventure. Our Captain and Crew will share the history and culturally significant sites as we journey the coastline, along with the geographically fascinating features of lava tubes and sea caves. Take advantage of our later start time and spend the day at two of the world’s magnificent bays. Inclusions: Snorkel gear, prescription masks, flotation devices, snacks, lunch, shade, nonalcoholic beverages.
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.
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. Included are hot chocolate and cookies, wetsuits and flotation devices, as well as snorkel gear (including Rx masks).
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.
Cruise to the scenic coastline of Lanai island and snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant sea life. Found in bays and offshore are wild dolphins, including acrobatic spinner dolphins, friendly bottlenose dolphins and curious spotted dolphins.
Informative and fun, each classic whalewatch 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!
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. You’ll enjoy this unique tour that truly showcases Kauai’s most beautiful locales and scenic locations.
USA passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.
Hawaii has a tropical climate with generally warm and pleasant temperatures year-round. The average temperature in coastal areas ranges from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30 degrees Celsius). It is characterized by two main seasons: a dry season, from April to October, with lower rainfall and higher temperatures, and a wet season, from November to March, with more frequent rain and slightly cooler temperatures. The trade winds provide refreshing breezes and help moderate the climate. Due to its diverse topography, weather conditions can vary significantly between different islands and regions on the same island.
On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits
Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb
Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”
So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances.
Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.
Packing Tips for Your Tour
Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:
Outdoor Gear & Sun Protection:
Medications and First Aid:
As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!
Hair Dryers in Your Hotel
Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.
Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in Hawaii. However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings.
Traveling by coach
Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.
Airport transfers are not included or available on most tours that operate in the United States. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.
To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.
The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.
Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.
Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.
Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:
Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.
Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.
First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.
Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.
Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.
In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.
Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.
When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.
It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.
Your Coach Driver and Travel Director
The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.
It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.
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