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Best of Hawaii

9 Nights Tour from £2,889 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

From the dramatic scenery to the world-famous beaches, friendly locals and delicious cuisine, Hawaii is a fantastic place to explore. The Best of Hawaii escorted tour takes you on a ten-day adventure to some of this region’s best loved locations on the three beautiful islands of Ohau, Maui and Hawaii Island. You’ll visit national parks, towering volcanoes, stunning golden coastlines and vast plantations to really immerse yourself in Hawaii and enjoy a glimpse into life here. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll be treated to a host of fun and memorable experiences for a true taste of Hawaii.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Honolulu, then explore Waikiki Beach at your own pace
  • See up-close the stunning volcanic landscape of Hawaii Island, enjoying lunch whilst over-looking the live crater of Kilauea
  • Tour the fascinating and moving museum and memorials of Pearl Harbour
  • Visit the Manta Ray Learning Centre in Kona
  • Explore Maui with a visit to a local farm, the Iao Valley State Park and the Haleakala volcano

Details

Day 1

Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki

Arrive in Hawaii and check-in at your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure, perhaps with a stroll along the beach, shopping or enjoying a tropical drink by the pool. In the evening, meet with your tour guide and group for a welcome reception.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach

Day 2

Oahu

Travel across the island of Oahu today, traversing vibrant villages, rainforests and vast pineapple plantations. You’ll be treated to panoramic views of the ocean from points such as Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795. Take in the picturesque view of the North Shore (seasonal) then the evening is yours upon arrival back in Waikiki. Perhaps enjoy a Mai Tai cocktail as the sun goes down, and then sample one of the many restaurants in this fun resort.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Honolulu

Today is a full day of free time for you to explore Honolulu, from the gorgeous beaches to spotting sea turtles and snorkelling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. There are also a few optional activities available, including a submarine tour, a guided sightseeing excursion of the island’s picturesque East Coast or admiring the sunset on a wonderful evening cruise. In the evening, dine with your group at a local restaurant.  

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Pearl Harbour and Honolulu

Start today with a visit to Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who tragically lost their lives in the 1941 attack which launched the U.S. into WWII. Drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, situated in Punchbowl Crater, before returning to downtown Honolulu to visit the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay

Journey to the Big Island of Hawaii today via a short flight, enjoying an orientation tour upon arrival at the seaside village of Kailua-Kona. Afterwards, there will be time to explore the shops in the charming town. Visit a local coffee plantation with a local specialist who will give you a tour and explain the agricultural process of one of the island’s most famous crops. Later, check in at your hotel and try to catch a glimpse of the famous attraction of the property – the manta rays.

Overnight: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Kona

Wake up to the sound of the rolling waves in one of the most beautiful locations in the world before embarking on a day of free time. There are a host of optional excursions to make the most of it you would like to: take a snorkelling trip to see some of the multi-coloured marine life found in Hawaii’s waters, take a submarine ride to the coral reefs, take a helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island or simply relax by the pool at the resort. Visit the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Centre for a presentation with a local guide on these majestic sea animals. In the evening, there is an optional activity to visit a historic working cattle ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Overnight: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Maui

Say goodbye to Kona and head for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest and most active volcano. Along the way, you’ll witness the long stretches of black sand beaches the island is famous for, as well as enjoying time to stop at the southernmost bakery in the U.S. Enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant, overlooking the active Kilauea caldera, with a wander through the interpretive museum in the park where you can learn about the fascinating geology of this area. From here, travel west to the airport at Hilo where you’ll board your short flight to Maui. Then the evening is yours to spend at leisure after checking in at your hotel.

Overnight: Royal Lahaina Resort (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8

Maui

Visit another of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes this morning with a trip to Haleakala, meaning “house of the sun” and the world’s largest dormant volcano. Afterwards, visit a local farm to learn about the agriculture of this island before indulging in a special lunch where you’ll dine on a selection of Hawaiian delicacies using local ingredients. Head to the Iao Valley State Park then enjoy a farewell dinner with your group in the evening.

Overnight: Royal Lahaina Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 9

Maui

Spend a full day at leisure, making the most of Maui’s attractions, beaches and charming villages. Perhaps explore the old whaling village of Lahaina or play some golf at the championship course overlooking the sea, or embark on a whale watching or submarine tour.

Overnight: Royal Lahaina Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Maui

Today marks the end of your trip – make your way to the airport for your departing flight home.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Internal flights; Motorcoach
  • Hotels as described above or similar (9 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included
  • Orientation tour of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona; Visit to Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum and Thurston Lava Tube; Local farm visit with lunch; Visit to the pineapple plantations and North Shore (seasonal)
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

What's not included:

$25 luggage charge per person per inter island flight

Day 1

Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki

Arrive in Hawaii and check-in at your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure, perhaps with a stroll along the beach, shopping or enjoying a tropical drink by the pool. In the evening, meet with your tour guide and group for a welcome reception.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach

Day 2

Oahu

Travel across the island of Oahu today, traversing vibrant villages, rainforests and vast pineapple plantations. You’ll be treated to panoramic views of the ocean from points such as Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795. Take in the picturesque view of the North Shore (seasonal) then the evening is yours upon arrival back in Waikiki. Perhaps enjoy a Mai Tai cocktail as the sun goes down, and then sample one of the many restaurants in this fun resort.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast included)

Day 3

Honolulu

Today is a full day of free time for you to explore Honolulu, from the gorgeous beaches to spotting sea turtles and snorkelling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. There are also a few optional activities available, including a submarine tour, a guided sightseeing excursion of the island’s picturesque East Coast or admiring the sunset on a wonderful evening cruise. In the evening, dine with your group at a local restaurant.  

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Pearl Harbour and Honolulu

Start today with a visit to Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who tragically lost their lives in the 1941 attack which launched the U.S. into WWII. Drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, situated in Punchbowl Crater, before returning to downtown Honolulu to visit the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish.

Overnight: Marriott Waikiki Beach (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay

Journey to the Big Island of Hawaii today via a short flight, enjoying an orientation tour upon arrival at the seaside village of Kailua-Kona. Afterwards, there will be time to explore the shops in the charming town. Visit a local coffee plantation with a local specialist who will give you a tour and explain the agricultural process of one of the island’s most famous crops. Later, check in at your hotel and try to catch a glimpse of the famous attraction of the property – the manta rays.

Overnight: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Kona

Wake up to the sound of the rolling waves in one of the most beautiful locations in the world before embarking on a day of free time. There are a host of optional excursions to make the most of it you would like to: take a snorkelling trip to see some of the multi-coloured marine life found in Hawaii’s waters, take a submarine ride to the coral reefs, take a helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island or simply relax by the pool at the resort. Visit the hotel’s Manta Ray Learning Centre for a presentation with a local guide on these majestic sea animals. In the evening, there is an optional activity to visit a historic working cattle ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Overnight: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Maui

Say goodbye to Kona and head for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest and most active volcano. Along the way, you’ll witness the long stretches of black sand beaches the island is famous for, as well as enjoying time to stop at the southernmost bakery in the U.S. Enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant, overlooking the active Kilauea caldera, with a wander through the interpretive museum in the park where you can learn about the fascinating geology of this area. From here, travel west to the airport at Hilo where you’ll board your short flight to Maui. Then the evening is yours to spend at leisure after checking in at your hotel.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8

Maui

Travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center, home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of beautiful tropical fish. Here you'll be be introduced to the conservation naturalists who will share their underwater world with you. Afterwards, visit a local farm to learn about the agriculture of this island before indulging in a special lunch where you’ll dine on a selection of Hawaiian delicacies using local ingredients. This evening you have free time to enjoy the sunset from your resorts or venture out to try one of the local restaurants.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 9

Maui

Spend a full day at leisure, making the most of Maui’s attractions, beaches and charming villages. Perhaps explore the old whaling village of Lahaina or play some golf at the championship course overlooking the sea, or embark on a whale watching or submarine tour. Join your travelling companions this evening for a farewell dinner - a lively Hawaiian Luau featuring Hawaiian buffet and tropical cocktails, followed by songs and dances of Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Maui

Today marks the end of your trip – make your way to the airport for your departing flight home.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Internal flights; Motorcoach
  • Hotels as described above or similar (9 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included
  • Orientation tour of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona; Visit to Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum and Thurston Lava Tube; Local farm visit with lunch; Visit to the pineapple plantations and North Shore (seasonal)
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

What's not included:

$25 luggage charge per person per inter island flight

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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