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Hawaiian Discovery - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.You'll enjoy Insider moments like imagining the rumble of the earth beneath your feet as you explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, home to the world's largest and most active volcano. Listening to stories of recent eruptions, it's learning about the geology of the island at the Jaggar Museum. And feeling the hairs on the back of your arms stand on end as you walk through a real lava tube, before soaking up the stunning view of the caldera – carved from millions of years of volcanic activity.
Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Honolulu
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in the USA
All internal flights between the islands
10 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
Meals: 10 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
Honolulu, Kailua-Kona and Pearl Harbour
Pali Lookout and Volcano National Park
Jaggar Museum and Thurston lava Tubes
Waimea Canyon, Kilauea and Haleakala Volcanoes
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every trip.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
Please phone Bon Voyage for the most up-to-date
departures for this itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 nights)
Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you'll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing
Begin your exploration of the island Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you'll be moved by this moving tribute to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship's hull since the fatal attack in 1941. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater, return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii's last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring.
Day 3 : Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay (2 nights)
Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Join a Local Specialist at a local coffee plantation to learn more about one of the Big Island's most notable and fragrant crops. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures.
Day 4 : Kona Free Time
Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life, descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island, or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. At your hotel, meet a Local Specialist at the Manta Ray Learning Center for a presentation on this massive and unique animal of the sea. This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to a historic working ranch for dinner and entertainment.
Day 5 : Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Maui (3 nights)
Make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to the world's largest volcanoes. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches that the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube at an interpretive museum. Afterwards, enjoy a savoury lunch at The Rim restaurant, offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening.
Day 6 : Maui Sightseeing
This morning, set off for another of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes: Haleakala, which means "house of the sun". The volcano itself is the world's largest dormant volcano and the National Park is home to the island's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) above sea level. Travel into the countryside next to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. After lunch, visit the lush emerald peaks of Iao Valley State Park. Join your travelling companions this evening for a luau Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.
Day 7 : Maui Free Time
Enjoy a full day free in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's tropical wonderlands. Spend some time along the majestic white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Embark on a whale watching cruise or dip in the warm tropical waters to get an up close view of Maui's ocean flora and fauna on an optional snorkeling experience.
Day 8 : Maui – Kauai (3 nights)
Enjoy a morning at leisure on Maui before a brief afternoon flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Relax and get settled in at your hotel and joining an evening on your own.
Day 9 : Kauai Sightseeing
Start your first day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Estate, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii with its vibrantly colourful buttes and deep valley gorges.
Day 10 : Kauai Free Time
Enjoy a full day at leisure on Kauai today, savouring its many natural wonders. Perhaps travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire world. And don't forget to leave some time to enjoy the lovely pool at your resort, for no Hawaiian idyll is complete without some serious relaxation. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.
Day 11 : Depart Kauai
A hui hou until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Kauai. This is the end of the escorted tour but it doesn't have to be the end of your adventure. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and spend a few days in Los Angeles or maybe include a city stop-over in New York before heading back to the UK.
Call the USA travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect Hawaiian Discovery - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour.