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15 Cities

Honolulu, Pearl Harbour, USS Arizona Memoria, Punchbowl Crater, Waikiki, Kaneohe, Oahu, Kahului (Maui), Maui, Lahaina, Kaanapali Beach, Haleakala, Waikoloa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kailua-Kona

16 Meals

4 Dinner with Wines, 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunchs

Leisurely

3 or more nights in 1 destination. Plenty of free time. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 33
Tour brand Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations

If you typically fly business with extra legroom and appreciate 4 and 5-star hotels and one-of-a-kind experiences, Insight Vacations is a great fit for you. Get all the sights and insights, up close and personal on these premium guided tours and enjoy business class seating on luxury motorcoaches designed just for Insight Vacations, with double the legroom and personal space of a regular touring coach. Engage your curiosity with hand-selected experiences, immerse yourself in local culture with superior dining and stay in style at highly rated hotels. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Hawaii’s traditional greeting, Aloha, embodies hospitality, respect, love and welcome. Experience the magic of these tropical islands and meet its gentle people on your unforgettable Hawaiian guided vacation. Look beyond the swaying hula dancers, ukuleles and floral shirts to celebrate local traditions and flavors. An incredible journey awaits as you get to know Oahu and Maui intimately while having time to relax at your oceanfront resorts. 

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Aloha Hawaii

After your arrival at Honolulu Airport, the traditional lei greeting at your Travel Director's Welcome Desk kicks off your Hawaii vacation. Your hotel during your time on Oahu was the setting for Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley’s 1961 movie and it is the birthplace of the legendary cocktail of the same name. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

The beautiful coastline of the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort View Hotel Details
Included Meals Dinner with Wine

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

About the Hotel

Waikiki, United States

Looking over the widest stretch of beach in Waikiki, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a truly indulgent resort destination with pristine white sands and bright blue waters. Relax by one of five inviting pools and dramatic waterfalls and enjoy evenings of musical entertainment while watching the sunset.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

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  • Resort

Day 2

Pearl Harbor

Enjoy a relaxed start this morning followed by a visit to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, commemorating the tragic day of December 7th 1941. Walk through the Visitor Center and take a short boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of 1,102 sailors and marines. USS Arizona tickets are subject to NPS availability not known until the day before visit. Spend time at the superb visitor center and explore exhibits that recount the events that led the US to join World War II. As part of today's adventure, you'll see the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. It honours all those who served in the US Armed Forces and lost their lives during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Return to Waikiki and spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Oahu, USA
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

About the Hotel

Waikiki, United States

Looking over the widest stretch of beach in Waikiki, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a truly indulgent resort destination with pristine white sands and bright blue waters. Relax by one of five inviting pools and dramatic waterfalls and enjoy evenings of musical entertainment while watching the sunset.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Oahu, USA
Visit Pearl Harbor in Honolulu

Visit Pearl Harbor and step aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and recount the events that led the US to join World War II.

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Punchbowl Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
See the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

See the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, honoring all those who served in the US Armed Forces and lost their lives during World...

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 3

A Trip Around Oahu

After a relaxed start this morning, set out to explore Oahu on an exciting island tour. Take in the epic views from Pali Lookout towards the Kaneohe Bay and the Windward Coast. The valley below was the scene of a bloody battle in 1795 when King Kamehameha I extended his rule over the island with an army of 10,000 men. Journey beneath the towering Ko’olau Cliffs and along the rugged coastline. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with your Local Expert in a Hawaiian Legacy Forest and partake in the sacred planting ceremony of a native tree contributing to the healing of the local ecosystem. Delve into an al fresco, sustainably sourced picnic lunch while enjoying views of the Legacy Forest. Continue to North Shore where in the winter months waves can reach 30ft making it a favorite spot among big wave surfers worldwide. Visit Haleiwa, the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Stroll among small boutiques and plantation-era buildings to soak up the laid-back ambiance. Finally, return to Waikiki after your eventful day and enjoy your evening at leisure.

Aerial view of Kualoa Point and Chinamans Hat, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

About the Hotel

Waikiki, United States

Looking over the widest stretch of beach in Waikiki, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a truly indulgent resort destination with pristine white sands and bright blue waters. Relax by one of five inviting pools and dramatic waterfalls and enjoy evenings of musical entertainment while watching the sunset.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Authentic Dining Farm Table Lunch, Oahu, Hawaii
Farm-to-Table Lunch in Oahu

Dive into an al fresco, sustainably sourced Farm-to-Table lunch while enjoying epic views of the North Shore.

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Authentic Dining

Make Travel Matter Oahu Legacy Forest, Hawaii
Visit the Hawaiian Legacy Forest in Oahu

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® as you join an eco-tour with your Local Expert in a Hawaiian Legacy Forest and plant a native tree contributing to the healing ...

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Make Travel Matter

Top Rated Highlights Koohlau Cliffs, Oahu, USA
Visit Landmarks Across Oahu

On your journey around Oahu take in epic views from Pali Lookout. Travel beneath the towering Ko’olau Mountains and along the rugged Windward Coast...

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Day 4

Maui, the Valley Isle

Take a short flight to Kahului on Maui. This slice of Hawaiian island paradise offers magnificent nature and a wide variety of activities. Visit the awe-inspiring Iao Valley State Park and see the 1,200-foot landmark Iao Needle. This green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks sacred lands and was used as a burial site for Hawaii’s chiefs for centuries. In the evening you are invited to choose your own dining experience from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. Your options include a magical evening at the Wailele Luau for a taste of traditional Polynesian cuisine, dance and storytelling, or one of the resort’s other acclaimed restaurants.

Iao Needle State Monument, Maui, Hawaii, USA
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach View Hotel Details
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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach

About the Hotel

Kaanapali Beach, United States

Overlooking Ka'anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa consists of a 12-acre tropical paradise, surrounded by lush gardens with cascading waterfalls, six outdoor pools, reinvigorating spa, unique island-themed dining experiences and cultural activities. The resort is just steps away from snorkel and sunset cruises, neighboring Whalers Village and championship golf. Complimentary shuttle services are also available for short trips to historic Lahaina for more shopping, dining, nightlife and sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Iao Needle State Park, Wailuku, USA
Visit Iao Valley State Park in Maui

Visit the awe-inspiring Iao Valley State Park and see the 1,200-foot landmark Iao Needle, overlooking the final resting place of Hawaii’s native chiefs.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Authentic Dining Wailele Luau, Hawaii
Taste Authentic Flavors in Maui

You are invited to choose your own dining experience from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. Your options include a magical e...

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Authentic Dining

Day 5

Upcountry Maui

This morning, head to Upcountry Maui and discover a different face of the island. Visit one of the last working pineapple farms with a fun and knowledgeable Local Expert. Discover the deep impact these plantations had on the islands and sample some of the extra sweet Maui Gold variant. At its peak, Hawaii produced 75% of the world’s pineapples and the tropical fruit became a symbol for the state. Next we indulge in a Farm-to-Table lunch at the Hali’imaile General Store. Originally a plantation shop in the early 20th century, the restaurant is known for its outstanding island cuisine. Return to your resort and spend the evening at your leisure.

Pineapple Plantation, Maui, Hawaii, USA
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach View Hotel Details
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The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach

About the Hotel

Kaanapali Beach, United States

Overlooking Ka'anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa consists of a 12-acre tropical paradise, surrounded by lush gardens with cascading waterfalls, six outdoor pools, reinvigorating spa, unique island-themed dining experiences and cultural activities. The resort is just steps away from snorkel and sunset cruises, neighboring Whalers Village and championship golf. Complimentary shuttle services are also available for short trips to historic Lahaina for more shopping, dining, nightlife and sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Insight Experiences Maui Golden Pineapple Plantation, Maui, USA
Visit a Working Pineapple Farm in Maui

Visit one of the last working pineapple farms with a fun and knowledgeable Local Expert. Discover the impact these plantations had on the islands a...

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Insight Experiences

Authentic Dining Hali Imaile General Store, Hawaii
Highlight Lunch in Maui

If there were an award for "exceptional Maui restaurant in the unlikeliest of locations," Hali'imaile General Store would definitely take the cake....

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Authentic Dining

Day 6

Insight Choice in Maui

Explore Maui with Insight Choice. Choose to experience sunrise at Haleakala National Park, offering an astonishing volcanic landscape. Hear the Hawaiian legends about the active volcano and see the unique Haleakalā Silversword plant. Alternatively, cruise to the scenic coastline of Lana'i island and snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant sea life. Tonight, get together with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Highlight Dinner.

Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach

About the Hotel

Kaanapali Beach, United States

Overlooking Ka'anapali Beach, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa consists of a 12-acre tropical paradise, surrounded by lush gardens with cascading waterfalls, six outdoor pools, reinvigorating spa, unique island-themed dining experiences and cultural activities. The resort is just steps away from snorkel and sunset cruises, neighboring Whalers Village and championship golf. Complimentary shuttle services are also available for short trips to historic Lahaina for more shopping, dining, nightlife and sightseeing.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Spa with pool
  • Beach Access
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Resort
Insight Choice Half Day Haleakala Tour, Maui, USA
Maui Insight Choice Visit of Haleakala National Park

Choose to visit the Haleakala National Park offering an astonishing volcanic landscape.

Included in Trip

Insight Choice

Insight Choice Molokini Snorkeling Trip, Maui, USA
Maui Insight Choice Lana'i Snorkel & Dolphin Watch

Cruise to the scenic coastline of Lanaʻi island and snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant sea life. Wild dolphins are found in bays and o...

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Insight Choice

Day 7

To the Big Island

Take a short flight to Hawai’i, the largest island of the archipelago. Upon arrival, spend time in easy-going Kailua-Kona, once the home of Kamehameha I, Hawaii’s great ruler. Travel from the beach to the coffee growing area of Kona and join a Local Expert to learn about Kona coffee. Enjoy a tasting of this gourmet specialty that only grows on the slopes of two local active volcanoes. See native plants, fruits and the organic coffee fields on your tour around the plantation. Continue to your luxurious resort accommodation and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Maui, USA
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i View Hotel Details
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Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i

About the Hotel

Waikoloa, United States

After a day of exploration, unwind at one of the world's largest resorts. Explore the lagoons, pools and beach, or relax in your well-appointed guest room.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort
Insight Experiences Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, Maui, USA
Tour Kona Joe Coffee Plantation

Join a Local Expert to learn about incredible Kona coffee. Enjoy a tasting of this gourmet specialty and see native plants, fruits and the organic ...

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Insight Experiences

Day 8

The Volcanoes of Hawaii

After a relaxed start, get ready for an unforgettable journey to the volcano. After a luscious lunch enter the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Hear the legends of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and fire and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Stop by the magical Rainbow Falls on your way back to your resort.

Hawaii Sightseeing, Parker Ranch
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i

About the Hotel

Waikoloa, United States

After a day of exploration, unwind at one of the world's largest resorts. Explore the lagoons, pools and beach, or relax in your well-appointed guest room.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort
Top Rated Highlights Volcano National Park Hawaii Island
Visit Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Take the stunning Crater Rim Drive around the Kilauea Caldera and walk thro...

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Top Rated Highlights

Day 9

A Day to Relax

Enjoy a relaxed start and spend the day on island time, relaxing under the swaying palms. Lounge by the pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or snorkel in the local lagoon looking for the rare green sea turtles that call these waters home. Tonight, come together at an oceanfront restaurant for a Celebration Dinner and toast to your travels.

Free Time Hawaii
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawai'i

About the Hotel

Waikoloa, United States

After a day of exploration, unwind at one of the world's largest resorts. Explore the lagoons, pools and beach, or relax in your well-appointed guest room.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Beach Access

Style

  • Resort

Day 10

Farewell Hawaii

Bid farewell to your fellow travelers and new friends and depart at leisure to the Kona airport filled with new memories and stories.

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Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences
Maui Transfer

One Way Shared Ride Transfer to Airport.

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Optional Experiences

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Top rated highlights

Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Top Rated Highlights
Visit Pearl Harbor in Honolulu

Visit Pearl Harbor and step aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and recount the events that led the US to join World War II.

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Top Rated Highlights
See the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

See the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, honoring all those who served in the US Armed Forces and lost their lives during World...

See More
Included in Trip
Make Travel Matter
Visit the Hawaiian Legacy Forest in Oahu

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® as you join an eco-tour with your Local Expert in a Hawaiian Legacy Forest and plant a native tree contributing to the healing ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Landmarks Across Oahu

On your journey around Oahu take in epic views from Pali Lookout. Travel beneath the towering Ko’olau Mountains and along the rugged Windward Coast...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Iao Valley State Park in Maui

Visit the awe-inspiring Iao Valley State Park and see the 1,200-foot landmark Iao Needle, overlooking the final resting place of Hawaii’s native chiefs.

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Visit a Working Pineapple Farm in Maui

Visit one of the last working pineapple farms with a fun and knowledgeable Local Expert. Discover the impact these plantations had on the islands a...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Maui Insight Choice Visit of Haleakala National Park

Choose to visit the Haleakala National Park offering an astonishing volcanic landscape.

Included in Trip
Insight Choice
Maui Insight Choice Lana'i Snorkel & Dolphin Watch

Cruise to the scenic coastline of Lanaʻi island and snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant sea life. Wild dolphins are found in bays and o...

See More
Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Tour Kona Joe Coffee Plantation

Join a Local Expert to learn about incredible Kona coffee. Enjoy a tasting of this gourmet specialty and see native plants, fruits and the organic ...

See More
Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Take the stunning Crater Rim Drive around the Kilauea Caldera and walk thro...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

Prices included economy inter-island airfares and all related charges for Honolulu - Kahului and Kahului - Kona. Flights are subject to change without notice until time of booking. Inter-island airlines charge a baggage handling fee of USD $25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight. This fee is not covered by the prices is the responsibility of the guest. See Terms and Conditions for details.
This trip experiences high elevations, we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.

Authentic Dining

4 Dinner with Wines, 9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunchs

Farm-to-Table Lunch in Oahu

Dive into an al fresco, sustainably sourced Farm-to-Table lunch while enjoying epic views of the North Shore.

Taste Authentic Flavors in Maui

You are invited to choose your own dining experience from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. Your options include a magical evening at the Wailele Luau for a taste of traditional Polynesian cuisine and dance or one of your resort’s other acclaimed restaurants.

Highlight Lunch in Maui

If there were an award for "exceptional Maui restaurant in the unlikeliest of locations," Hali'imaile General Store would definitely take the cake. Instead, this longtime Maui dining classic has been lauded as everything from "Best Hawaiian Regional" to "Best Restaurant on Maui." Chef Beverly Gannon is Maui's favorite chef, bar none. One of Hawaii's most heralded chefs, this restaurant has drawn dining aficionados from around the world for over 32 years, as well as locals. Maui’s original farm-to-table restaurant, the menu exclusively features locally sourced Hawaiian produce, meats and products. Our dishes are an unique blend of fresh Hawaiian flavors, local Asian influences, and modern preparations.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Maui Transfer

One Way Shared Ride Transfer to Airport.

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Additional Cost Applies

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Hawaii

  • Official Languages across Hawaii: Hawaii has two official languages: English and Hawaiian. English is the primary language of communication in Hawaii. It's used in government, education, business, and everyday interactions. Hawaiian is an indigenous Polynesian language native to Hawaii. It has a rich cultural and historical significance. Efforts have been made to revitalize and preserve the Hawaiian language, which was once endangered. Many schools now offer Hawaiian language programs.
  • Currency used in Hawaii The currency of Hawaii is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital City:: The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu.
  • Time Zone(s) in Hawaii: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) during standard time and Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time (HADT).

USA passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter USA states for US citizens.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

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”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

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:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes: Suitable for walking and light hikes. You should also consider bringing sandals or flip-flops for lounging or beach days. 
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm and humid weather, but also consider bringing a light jacket or layers for cooler evenings. Pack quick-drying shirts, shorts, and pants for warm and humid conditions. Long-sleeved shirts and pants offer protection against sun, bugs, and cooler evenings.
  • Layers: To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing.
  • Rain jacket or poncho: Be prepared for sudden rain showers, especially during the rainy season.
  • Swimsuits: For beach and water activities.

Outdoor Gear & Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. Bring "Reef-Safe" sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.
  • Lightweight, quick-drying towel: Useful for beach visits and other water activities.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Binoculars: Enhance your wildlife viewing experiences. Helpful for bird watching and wildlife spotting.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Water shoes: For water-based activities or beach walks.
  • Hiking gear: If your tour involves more intense hiking or trekking, consider bringing sturdier boots and tear-away, convertible clothing items.
  • Hat with neck protection: Extra sun protection for your neck and ears.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Electricity

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!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

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

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

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.

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.

Local Specialists

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.

Hotel services

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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