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Hawaiian Explorer

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,825 per person
Traditional Dancers, Hawaii

Countries Visited

USA ...more USA

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maui, Maui Ocean Center ...more Honolulu, Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maui, Maui Ocean Center
  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 and your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Outrigger Waikiki Beach – Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  2. Day 2 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

    Today we visit 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 Full 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, checking 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 Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa – Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  4. Day 4 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 Full Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – 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. Visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about the geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Indulge in local Pacific flavours during lunch at The Rim restaurant against the backdrop of the billowing Halema'uma'u Crater. We board our flight to Maui this afternoon and check in to our beachfront resort at Kaanapali Beach.

    meals Full 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

    Meet the conservation naturalists of the Maui Ocean Center. Delve into the island's sustainable agricultural practices and Make a Difference during a visit to a local farm where we'll Connect with Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with wine.

    meals Full Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7 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 surrounds 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 Full 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 the airport or consider extending your stay in Maui.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full 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
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • 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
  • Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
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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.

OAHU

Magic Of Polynesia Show Only

Adult Price: 61.00

In the heart of Waikiki you’ll discover the Magic of Polynesia. As you enter this uniquely Polynesian world, you’ll find surprises, humor, and plenty of island spirit. Merlin Award-Winning Illusionist, John Hirokawa, will amaze you with incomparable illusions, levitation, and even some dazzling pyrotechnics sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. In addition, a troupe of entertainers will bring you a taste of Polynesia through song and dance. No Dinner

BIG ISLAND

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation*

Adult Price: 591.00

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has 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. Flight duration 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation; Over 249 Lbs*

Adult Price: 885.50

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has 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. Flight duration 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Adult Price: 116.00

Join your professional/certified guides in the water as you snorkel with the majestic hahalua (manta rays). Our small tour sizes of only 6 guests per trip help to ensure that you get the personalized experience that you deserve. Come and experience what the Travel Channel has called “One of the top ten things to do in your lifetime!”

MAUI

Day Time Whale Watch (Nov - Mar)

Adult Price: 49.00

Informative and fun, each two-hour 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! Total duration approximately 3 hours. Return transportation is not included.

Sunrise Haleakala

Adult Price: 173.00

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.

Premier Snorkel Sail

Adult Price: 147.00

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.

Sunset Sail (Apr - Oct)

Adult Price: 82.00

Board the catamaran Queen's Treasure for a sunset sail off the coast of Maui. Depart from the beach and set sail. Pupus served along with an open bar featuring Hawaii's most popular beverage, the Mai Tai. Total duration approximately 3 hours.

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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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