Hawaiian Explorer First Class

United States
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Waikiki and Maui, Pearl Harbor and the volcanic energy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are yours to discover on this Hawaii tour. Sip a fragrant brew at a Kona coffee plantation and visit Punalu'u Beach Park - home to black sand and sea turtles basking in the sun - topped off with a classic Hawaiian luau.

Departure dates

From 05/01/2025 to 19/12/2025

What's included

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver.
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
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.
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 Island Greetings In Honolulu, Oahu Ease into the warm embrace of Hawaii's Aloha spirit, donning a flower lei will kick-start your love affair with the Pacific islands. Explore the golden beaches of Waikiki before gathering for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening.
  • Day 2 Discover the History of Honolulu There's no better place to learn about history on your Hawaii tour than visiting where events occurred. Today, pay homage to the thousands of brave soldiers who lost their lives in the surprise military strike at Pearl Harbor visiting Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial. Continue through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, and to downtown Honolulu to connect with the spiritual epicenter of Hawaii. On your walking tour, see Iolani Palace, the former home of Hawaii's last-reigning monarchs and the only royal palace in the United States, as well as the King Kamehameha I Statue and the State Capitol Building. Kick back in your hotel overlooking Waikiki Beach or get out and explore the shore.
  • Day 3 See the Volcanic Beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii, on arrival in the charming town of Hilo you will have time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. Next visit the UNESCO listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learn about the geology of the Islands. We continue along the coast to Punalu'u Beach park, famous for its black sand and Hawaiian green sea turtles.
  • Day 4 Experience the Sights, Flavours and Wildlife of Hawaii Unlock the secrets of marine life learning about the Mobula alfredi manta rays, the second largest in the world, that come to the Kona shores to feed each day. Next up, enjoy a Be My Guest experience at Kona Sea Salt to uncover the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture accompanied by a tasty food truck lunch. You'll not only get to see the salt production, but also taste different salts to explore the flavour profiles. Continue your discovery at a coffee plantation, learning how some of the world's best coffee is grown and roasted.
  • Day 5 Unwind and Play in Kona Make Travel Matter Get ready to embrace your outdoor adventurer on an invigorating day on your Hawaii tour exploring the Big Island on your own or with an Optional Experience. Take in Kohala's beauty and history on a fun, off-road adventure and relaxed trail walk to a hidden waterfall and scenic overlook of Pololu Valley. You'll love trekking across bridges and past bright green taro terraces. Finish the adventure cooling off in a waterfall. Or, discover what's beneath these gorgeous waters with a snorkelling trip in the pristine Pu?uhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook's Monument) featuring lava tubes and sea caves or on a Night Manta Experience viewing the incredible feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. This evening, lose yourself in the moment as you embrace the tradition of the Hawaiian Luau over dinner of local flavours and tropical cocktails.
  • Day 6 High Country Maui Maui. An island where dormant volcanos, black sand beaches and whale watching lure explorers just like you. Fly from Kona to Maui from Kona this morning with a free afternoon to settle into your surroundings. This evening, as the sun sets over the Pacific, take a walk to nearby Whalers Village or enjoy a relaxing beach stroll.
  • 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 Haleakal? 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 an encounter with Hawaii, joining your travel companions for a lively Farewell Dinner.
  • Day 8 Farewell Maui For now it's time to say a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Make your way to Kahului Airport or consider extending your stay in Maui. Dining Summary
  • 3 - Dinner
  • 7 - Breakfast
  • 2 - Lunch Be My Guest Kona: Unlock the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture visiting a deep Ocean Salt farm. Watch the salt production process and taste different salts to explore the flavour profiles. Learn how salt is produced from deep ocean water and how this differs from salt produced in other locations. Enhance your visit over a food truck lunch with tempting options including a Dim Sum Box or Katsu Chicken with Furikake Rice and Somen Noodles. Iconic Experience Pearl Harbour: Unlock the significance of a historic event visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Pay homage and reflect upon those who lost their lives over on a moving and unforgettable experience. View the USS Arizona which, when it was commissioned in 1916, was the largest ship in the navy's fleet, with a length of 608 feet. Pearl Harbour: Explore the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, on a scenic drive. This burial in a national cemetery is for members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active-duty service requirement. Honolulu: The history of Hawaii springs to life viewing the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Even from outside, feel the energy of grand balls and hula performances, as well as the time of Liliuokalani's overthrow and imprisonment. Continue your Honolulu Walking Tour viewing the State Capitol Building and the 18-foot, bronze King Kamehameha Statue commemorating a great warrior, diplomat and leader. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park brings new sights as you unlock the geology of the Islands. This UNESCO listed park and designated International Biosphere Reserve protects some of the most unique geological, biological and cherished cultural landscapes in the world and encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - K?lauea and Mauna Loa. You'll love experiencing this wonder for yourself viewing the steam vents and on a visit to the Kilauea Visitor Center. Keauhou: Unlock the beauty of the must-see Punalu'u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and green sea turtles. Stroll along the black sand beach made of fragments of old lava flow. Then perhaps pause in a shady spot under the palm trees and keep your eyes peeled for endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sun on the beach. Keauhou: Discover the world of the giant manta rays (mobula alfredi) that come to the Kona shores at the Manta Ray Learning Center at the <name of resort>. Under the guidance of your Local Specialist, learn the manta ray's life cycle, the history of the rays in the area and how the center supports educational programs and funding scientists for research with a mission to support mantas in their natural environment. To top it all off, the lights from the resort shine into the water, attracting plankton which in turn attracts manta rays to the water right off the hotel. Kona: Visit a coffee plantation and learn about this exclusive beverage and the work it takes to produce, all while tasting the coffee and taking in some of the most scenic views in Hawaii. Must-see Highlights : Discover Honolulu, Kailua-Kona : Explore a local coffee plantation on Big Island of Hawaii and the wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach with a Local Specialist : See Black Sand beach and dine poolside at Kaanapali beach : Visit Pearl Harbor National Memorial, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu'u Beach - Hawaii's most famous black sand beach frequented by sea turtles basking in the sun Trafalgar Difference Kona: Perched above the lava cliffs of Keauhou Bay on 22 acres of Kona coastline is the Outrigger Kona Resort. You're in for a treat here on Keauhou Bay as it's one of the only places in the world where you can view giant manta rays feeding. Enjoy this magnificent spectacle directly from Pa'akai Point at the hotel. You can choose to take a dip in the multi-level fantasy pool with a 200-foot water slide or go local with an on-site hula or ukulele lesson. Whats Included : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted : All porterage and restaurant gratuities : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes : 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 : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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