Best of Hawaii
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Destination for this trip:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States; Kauai Island, Hawaii, United States; Kona, Hawaii, United States; Maui, Hawaii, United States; United States
Length of trip:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 4000 to $ 5000
Best travel dates to go:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Detailed Description of this trip:
This four-island Hawaii vacation package incorporates natural and historical sights, exclusive cultural experiences, and free days to pursue your own passions on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii. View the biggest dormant volcano in the world; experience one of the most poignant chapters of World War II history at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor; visit the whaling town of Lahaina; enjoy an outrigger ride along Waikiki Beach; attend a traditional luau and a private evening with dinner at the renowned Bishop Museum!
This Trip is Recommended for:
Day 1 - Honolulu
Arrive Honolulu, Oahu.
Tour begins at The Royal Hawaiian. Our limousine service will be waiting your arrival at Honolulu Int’l Airport to whisk you away in style to your Tower Oceanfront room at The Royal Hawaiian.
A favorite retreat for celebrities and dignitaries, this historic “Pink Palace” fronts Waikiki Beach. Dine tonight in the acclaimed Surf Room. Meals (D)
Day 2 - Honolulu
Pearl Harbor / Iolani Palace Dinner.
Rise early for a sightseeing excursion of city landmarks. Your first stop is Pearl Harbor, eternal memorial site of the USS Arizona. Breathtaking scenic views await at Nuuanu Pali Overlook, followed by a drive past Washington Place and the grandiose state capitol building.
Food and Dining
Be our guest at a royal reception and dinner at Iolani Palace, a National Historic Landmark and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States. Meals (B) (D)
Day 3 - Honolulu
Waikiki / Outrigger / Bishop Museum.
Start the day by meeting a local “beach boy” who will “talkstory” about life on Waikiki Beach, after which you’ll take ride on Waikiki’s famous surf aboard an outrigger canoe. You’ll have time to explore as you please, perhaps walking up Diamond Head for stunning views of Oahu’s south shore.
Tonight, a special private evening at the Bishop Museum. Considered one of the finest anthropological museums in the world – includes cultural demonstrations, traditional entertainment, cocktails and dinner in a unique setting, available exclusively to Tauck guests!
Meals (B) (D)
Day 4 - Kauai Island
Fly To The Garden Isle Of Kauai.
Take a morning flight to the lush “Garden Isle” of Kauai, alive with plumeria, orchids, hibiscus and other tropical plants.
Upon arrival, visit the beautifully restored Kilohana sugar plantation, whose elegant, Tudor-style mansion was one of the grandest and most expensive on Kauai when it was built in 1935. Enjoy lunch and a wagon tour of the 35-acre estate, dotted with tropical gardens and century-old plantation cottages. Stop at Spouting Horn –a natural volcanic blowhole that spurts seawater 50 feet into the air.
Arrive at your oceanfront home for the next two nights, the Sheraton Kauai Resort, on southern Kauai’s celebrated Poipu Beach.
Meals (B) (L)
Day 5 - Kauai Island
Raven Lecture / Kauai At Leisure.
A Raven-Series interpretive lecture on the ecology of the islands examines the effects of natural forces on the Hawaiian Archipelago and its climate, flora and fauna.
Enjoy leisure time today to pursue optional activities from swimming or snorkeling to spotting marine life on Poipu Beach – look for sunbathing Monk Seals, and Spinner Dolphins and Green Sea Turtles swimming offshore.
Meals (B) (D)
Day 6 - Maui
Fly To Maui, The Valley Island.
Fly to Maui, the lovely “Valley Island.”
Have your camera ready for a photo stop in the mist-shrouded Iao Valley en route to the old island capital and historic whaling town of Lahaina, where you’ll have time to explore on your own.
Continue on to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in the beautiful Kaanapali Beach area. Meals BD
Day 7 - Maui
Island Of Maui At Leisure.
Spend a day at leisure in the idyllic setting of your resort or explore the island as you please. Resort activities range from scuba diving and tennis lessons with a pro to hula demonstrations and wildlife tours.
Discover the cultural heritage of the Hawaiian people at a luau tonight, here you will be treated to an evening of traditional food, music and dance amidst a memorable backdrop of tiki torches, stately palms and oceanfront views. Meals (B) (D)
Day 8 - Maui
Ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala, Maui’s legendary "House of the Sun"; the haunting beauty of the deeply sculpted, richly colored dormant volcano proves to be an unforgettable sight. After you descend, drive through Maui’s countryside for insights into the island’s agricultural history.
Return this afternoon to the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa to spend the rest of the day as you please.
Here, on one of the finest resorts on Kaanapali Beach, there are a wide range of amenities and activities within the 40 lush oceanfront acres. Meals (B)
Day 9 - United States
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii for a three-night stay in one of the islands’ premier resorts.
After arriving, explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; discover an array of astounding geologic features including craters and lava tubes.
Continue along the spectacular Hamakua coastline to your resort, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, nestled into the bluffs above the white sands of beautiful Hapuna Beach; the beach has been rated the “number one beach in America” by Condé Nast Traveler.
Day 10 - United States
Big Island At Leisure.
Spend the entire day as you please; the Big Island is the largest and most diverse in the Hawaiian Archipelago, home to a variety of tropical landscapes that include rainforests, mountains, volcanoes and beaches. Go exploring on the island or enjoy the recreational activities available at your resort. As a guest at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, you’ll enjoy all of its amenities plus those of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, its neighboring sister property, such as heated freshwater pools and poolside whirlpools at both hotels. Optional activities (at an additional charge) include a championship 18-hole golf course, tennis, and a world-class spa. Island flightseeing is also available on an optional helicopter excursion over the volcanoes and valleys of the Big Island, for an additional charge.
Day 11 - Kona
Kona Coffee Living History Farm.
Visit the national award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm today for an intriguing look at a vanishing way of life. At this working seven-acre coffee and macadamia nut farm first homesteaded in 1900 by pioneering Japanese coffee growers, a guided visit through the coffee orchards, farm house, coffee processing mill and drying platforms illustrates the history of coffee farming in the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy time at leisure in the harborside village of Kailua-Kona; in ancient times, Hawaiian royalty made their homes here.
Food and Dining
Spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the beautiful Kona Coast as you wish, before joining us for a farewell reception and dinner tonight. Meals BD
Day 12 - United States
Tour ends at Hawaii’s Big Island. Fly home anytime; a transfer to the Kailua-Kona Airport is included. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in. Meals B
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