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Hawaiian Explorer (First Class)

8 Days from $2,743 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Leisurely

The highlights of Hawaii—trendy Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and live volcanic action at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park—are yours to discover on this island hop in Pacific paradise.

 

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The highlights of Hawaii—trendy Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and live volcanic action at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park—are yours to discover on this island hop in Pacific paradise.

 

  1. 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 travelers this evening.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Outrigger Waikiki Beach (Partial Ocean View)
  2. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  3. 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 flavors at the hotel's Rays on the Bay.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Partial Ocean View)
  4. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  5. 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 flavors 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Partial Ocean View)
  6. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  7. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  8. 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Single Room Supplement: $1,350 p.p.

Triple Room Discount: $195 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $93 per person.

Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of May 20, 2018, for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Inter-island airlines charge a baggage handling fee of $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

12 meals: 7 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Local Specialist

  • Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour, see a special presentation on the island's manta rays

Connect with Locals

  • Meet Ancil for an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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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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