Hawaii: Oahu, the Big Island & Maui with Terri Worden

Sep 6-16, 2018 / 11 DAYS

Find paradise on Earth amid Hawaii’s natural and cultural splendor.

Cross the Pacific to discover a state unlike any other. From the pristine beaches to the towering volcanoes, Hawaii’s natural beauty is spellbinding. …

Your package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu’uhonau O Hōnaunau National Historic Park, Maui Ocean Center, Halekalā National …

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 1.5 hours daily across mostly even terrain, including paved roads and paths, with some hills and stairs.

Itinerary

Map of Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu / 3 NIGHTS

Sep 06: Arrival in Honolulu

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Hawaii! Arrive in Honolulu and transfer to your hotel in the neighborhood of Waikiki. Tonight, sit down to a welcome dinner with your group.

Sep 07: Sightseeing tour of Oahu

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Head toward Oahu’s eastern shore to begin your guided sightseeing of the island. • Take in views of Diamond Head, the island’s towering volcanic ash cone • Pass by beautiful Hanauma Bay to see Hālona Blowhole and the surrounding natural rock formations • Try to spot the island of Molokai in the distance from Makapu‘u Point • Stop at Nu‘uanu Pali, where Kamehameha I fought to conquer Oahu  • Enter the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum to learn about Hawaiian culture This afternoon, take a ferry into Pearl Harbor to view the USS Arizona Memorial (weather permitting). Then, stop in historic downtown Honolulu to see the shining King Kamehameha statue.

Sep 08: Free day in Honolulu

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a full free day on Oahu or add an excursion.

Hilo, Hawaii / 1 NIGHT

Sep 09: Flight to Hilo

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, board your flight to Hilo, the largest city on the Big Island. Then, your Tour Director leads an orientation tour of the city’s marketplace, where you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Enjoy a free afternoon in Hilo or add an excursion.

Kona, Hawaii / 2 NIGHTS

Sep 10: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park visit

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

En route to Kona, head south to discover some of the island’s most beautiful parks. • Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Jaggar Museum to learn about the island’s history of volcanic activity • Peer into the Kīlauea Caldera to see the measuring devices that monitor eruptions and the steam vents created when ground water seeps into the hot volcanic rocks  • Walk through a lush rainforest to Thurston Lava Tube (known as Nāhuku in Hawaiian), a natural cave formed by ancient lava flows  • Stop at Punalu’u Beach to try to spot turtles sunning themselves on the black, sandy shores • Step into a local coffee shop for a tasting of the island’s famous coffee • Enter the Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, one of the most sacred heiau (places of worship) on the islands

Sep 11: Free day in Kona

Included meals: Breakfast

Then, spend a free day in Kona or add an excursion.

Ka'anapali, Maui / 4 NIGHTS

Sep 12: Maui Ocean Center visit

Included meals: Breakfast

After a quick flight to Maui, follow a local expert through the Maui Ocean Center, a state-of-the-art marine park dedicated to Hawaii’s unique aquatic environment. You’ll be able to view the country’s largest live coral display and spot lionfish, Hawaiian wrasses, sea turtles, sharks, rays and more in the center’s tanks. Then, enjoy a free evening on Maui or add an excursion.

Sep 13: Haleakala National Park visit

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Experience the culture and customs of Maui’s southeastern side. • Stop at the Haleakalā National Park Visitor Center, located 9,740 feet above sea level, to view the impressive crater • Visit a farm on the slopes of Haleakalā, where the higher elevation allows for a wider variety of crops and spectacular views of Maui and the ocean

Sep 14: Free day on Maui

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full free day on Maui or add an excursion. This evening, rejoin your group to celebrate your trip with a farewell dinner at an authentic Hawaiian luau.

Sep 15: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Maui. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your tour in Kauai.

Overnight Flight / 0 NIGHTS

Sep 16: Arrive home

Arrive home this morning.

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