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Hawaiian Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $3,412 per person
JAN 2022 - APR 2023 MODERATE
Usa Hawaii Waiana Panapa Beach

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United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Kona, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Naalehu, Wailuku, Kaanapali ...more Honolulu, Kona, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Naalehu, Wailuku, Kaanapali
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  1. Day 1 Island Greetings In Honolulu, Oahu

    Ease into the warm embrace of Hawaii’s Aloha spirit, donning a flower lei on arrival to kick-start your love affair with the Pacific islands. Explore the golden beaches of Waikiki before gathering for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Aston Waikiki Beach - Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  2. Day 2 Discover The History Of Honolulu

    Today we visit Pearl Harbor National Monument and the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu, see the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Experience The Sights, Flavours, And Wildlife Of Hawaii

    We fly to the Big Island of Hawaii, embarking on an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona, once the tropical playground of Hawaiian royalty. Connect with Locals at a coffee plantation for an insider perspective into Kona’s coffee culture. Return to the coast and check in to your ocean-side resort where you’ll meet our Local Specialist who will accompany us to the Manta Ray Learning Center. Gain insights into these graceful marine creatures before enjoying rich island flavors at the hotel’s Rays on the Bay.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
  4. Day 4 Unwind And Play In Kona

    Wake to the sound of the sea and embrace your outdoor adventurer for an invigorating day at leisure to explore the natural wonderland of The Big Island on your own.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 See The Volcanic Beauty Of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    The fiery, fierce crust of Hawaii’s volcanic landscape beckons this morning, but not before a brief stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States for a malasada or two perhaps. We'll then stop 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. Next we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visit Thurston Lava Tube and learn about the geology of the islands. Indulge in local Pacific flavors during lunch at a historic plantation. We board our flight to Maui this evening and check in to our beachfront resort at Kaanapali Beach.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  6. Day 6 Explore The Natural Wonder Of Maui

    Our first full day in the Valley Isle sees us meet the conservation naturalists of the Maui Ocean Center, home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks, and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Delve into the island’s sustainable agricultural practices and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience next. Visit a local, sustainable farm and Connect With Locals enjoying a Be My Guest experience lunch with wine, including Hawaiian specialties made with the freshest local ingredients. 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
  7. Day 7 Enjoy Free Time In Maui

    Indulge in a full day on your terms to do as little or as much as you want in paradise. Rise before dawn and journey up the summit of Haleakalā or live your passions, exploring art, culture and heritage in picturesque surrounds. Give yourself permission to connect with your surroundings without worrying about a thing. This evening, celebrate a soul-stirring encounter with Hawaii, joining your travel companions for a lively Luau and Farewell Dinner featuring tropical cocktails, captivating entertainment, and the sounds of old Hawaii.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Farewell Maui

    For now it’s time to say a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to Kahului Airport or consider extending your stay in Maui.

    meals Breakfast
Hawaiian Explorer Moderate
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 7 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore a local coffee plantation on Big Island of Hawaii and wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Maui Ocean Center, and a local farm on Maui with a Local Specialist
  • See black sand beach at Kaanapalii Beach and dine oceanside
  • Connect With Locals Visit the Kona Joe Coffee Farm. 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
  • Connect With Locals Relish an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Help support the farm-to-table movement and learn more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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.


Available on Day 7

Premier Snorkel Sail with Lunch

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. 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

Available on Day 8

Holo Holo Sunset Sail

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. Total duration approximately 2 hours. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $96

Independent Reviews
Betty Draper
Sunday, March 20, 2022
The Travel Specialist at Grand European Travel are so helpful. They listened to my questions and got me the answers that I needed.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We pride ourselves on being able to take care of all the details for you so that all you have to do is enjoy your vacation! Thank you for your business and for taking the time to share your lovely feedback.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
There were so many wonderful activities in this tour. It was amazing to see the beauty of Hawaii and learn more about it's history. The activities were suited to my interests.
Daisy Monsalve
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The hotels were excellent and accessible to any part I wanted to go. The information provided by the director and the hotel personnel was excellent and very easy to follow. The food, especially the breakfast, was something extraordinary. Very happy director, friendly and making the travelers feel at home.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is so wonderful to hear. Thank you for sharing your experience and the beautiful photos! We look forward to helping you plan another trip very soon!
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Very professionally conducted. I am very happy with what was offered and look forward to future trips.
Trusted Customer
Monday, June 11, 2018
Lovely trip. Tom was very informative and concerned for our well being and that we were having a good time. Would take a Trafalgar trip again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're happy to know you had a lovely time on your Hawaiian vacation.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Affordable and many things were included.
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