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Hawaiian Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,774 per person
MAY - DEC 2021 MODERATE
Usa Hawaii Waiana Panapa Beach

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Kaanapali, Wailuku ...more Honolulu, Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Kaanapali, Wailuku
  1. Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights)

    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 travellers this evening.

    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 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 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights)

    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. Join a Local Specialist 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 another Local Specialist who will accompany us to the Manta Ray Learning Center. Gain insights into these graceful marine creatures before enjoying rich island flavours at the hotel's 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

    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 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kahului – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

    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 seat 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 flavours 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 Maui Sightseeing

    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 a Difference' next. Visit a local, sustainable farm and 'Connect with Locals' enjoying a 'Be My Guest' lunch with wine, including Hawaiian specialities 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 Maui Free Time

    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 and the sounds of old Hawaii.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. Day 8 Depart 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

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 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 and Hilo-Kahului including all airport transfers
  • 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
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • 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 magnificent Manta Rays in Keauhou Bay and dine oceanside.
  • VISIT Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Maui Ocean Center, a local farm on Maui
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Relish 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)

Dates & Prices

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Daisy Monsalve
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Service
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
Vacation
Very professionally conducted. I am very happy with what was offered and look forward to future trips.
Trusted Customer
Monday, June 11, 2018
Service
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
Vacation
Affordable and many things were included.
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