Hawaii with Oahu & Maui
Hawaiis traditional greeting, Aloha, embodies hospitality, respect, love and welcome. Experience the magic of these tropical islands on your unforgettable 7-Day Hawaiian guided vacation.
Hawaiis traditional greeting, Aloha, embodies hospitality, respect, love and welcome. Experience the magic of these tropical islands and meet its gentle peopleon your unforgettable Hawaiianguided vacation.Look beyond the swaying hula dancers, ukuleles and floral shirts to celebrate local traditions andflavours.Anincrediblejourney awaits as you get to know Oahu and Maui intimately while having time to relax at your oceanfront resorts.
After your arrival at Honolulu Airport, the traditional leigreeting kicksoff your Hawaiivacation.You are transferred to your oceanfront resort in Waikiki. The hotel was the setting for Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presleys 1961 movie and it is the birthplace of the legendary cocktail of the same name.Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellowtravellersfor a Welcome Dinner with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop.
Skip the line as you visit the Pearl Harbour National Memorial commemorating the tragic day of December 7th 1941. Walk through the Visitor Centre and take a short boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of 1,102 sailors and marines. Listen to the movingandaward-winningaudio guide and recount the events that led the US to join World War II.From here head to the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Ithonoursall those who served in the US Armed Forces and lost their lives during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Return to Waikiki and spend the rest of your day at leisure.
A trip around Oahu
Set out to explore Oahuon an exciting island tour. Take in the epic views from Pali Lookout towards the Kaneohe Bay and the Windward Coast. The valley below was the scene of a bloody battle in 1795 when King Kamehameha I extended his rule over the island with an army of 10,000 men.Journey beneath the towering Koolau Cliffs and along the rugged coastline. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you join an eco-tour with your Local Expert in the Hawaiian Legacy Forest and plant a native Milo tree contributing to the healing of the local ecosystem as you join an eco-tour in the Hawaiian Legacy Forest and plant a native Milo tree.Delve into an al fresco, sustainably sourced Farm-to-Table lunch while enjoying epic views of the North Shore.Continue to Sunset Beach where in the winter months waves can reach 30ft making it a favourite spot among big wave surfers worldwide. Visit Haleiwa, the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Grab some shaved ice and stroll among small boutiques and plantation-era buildings to soak up the laid-back ambiance. Finally, return to Waikiki after your eventful day and enjoy your evening at leisure.
Maui, the Valley Isle
Take a short flight to Kahului on Maui. This slice ofHawaiian islandparadise offers magnificent nature and a wide variety of activities. Visit the awe-inspiring Iao Valley State Park and see the 1,200-foot landmark Iao Needle. This green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks sacred lands and was used as a burial site for Hawaiis chiefs for centuries.Journey to Lahaina, once a busy whaling port and plantation settlement. Join your Travel Director for a walk through the Historic District before continuing to your oceanfront resort.In the evening you are invited to choose your own dining experience from a selection of restaurants for yourDine-Around Evening. Your options include a magical evening at theWaileleLuau for a taste of traditional Polynesian cuisine,danceand storytelling, or one of the resorts other acclaimed restaurants.
Stroll along Kaanapali Beach and lay by the pool or shop in the boutiques of Whalers Village. Later this morning, head to Upcountry Maui and discover a different face of the island. Indulge in a Farm-to-Table lunch at theHaliimaileGeneral Store. Originally a plantation shop in the early 20th century, the restaurant is known for its outstanding island cuisine.At its peak, Hawaii produced 75% of the worlds pineapples and the tropical fruit became a symbol for the state. Visit one of the last working pineapple farms with a fun and knowledgeable Local Expert. Discover the deep impact these plantations had on the islands and sample some of the extra sweet Maui Gold variant. Return to your resort and spend the evening at your leisure.
Insight Choice in Maui
Explore Maui withInsight Choice. Choose to visit the Haleakal National Park offering an astonishing volcanic landscape. Hear the Hawaiian legends about the dormant volcano and see the unique Haleakal Silversword plant. Alternatively, set sail to the crescent shaped Molokini island for a memorable snorkelling trip. Marvel at the colourful tropical fish and enjoy a light lunch on board.Tonight, get together with your Travel Director and fellowtravellersfor a Celebration Dinner. Toast to your fantastic Hawaiian holiday.