Enjoy the beaches, wildlife, history and nature of Honolulu, Kona (the big island), Kauai and Maui
Day 1, 31 July:
Upon arrival to the island of Oahu, you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way - with a warm aloha and a lei of fresh flowers.
Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki.
The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort - 4 nights
Day 2, 1 August:
Today is free to relax and enjoy Honolulu. B.
Optional: Join your Dream Maker Travel Escort Fiona on a north shore Hawaii Tour! You’ll get up-close to the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Turtle Beach – a must-see – then head to a stop at historic Haleiwa Town, where you can go back to the beach for more activities or explore Haleiwa’s quaint art galleries, shave-ice stands and hip shops housed in plantation-era buildings.
Day 3, 2 August:
Pearl Harbor excursion
After breakfast, tour Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of 7 December 1941, and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive memorial dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. You will also have an opportunity to visit the museum, an excellent way to learn about Pearl Harbor Day, the Japanese strategy and military craft, and the individuals involved in the attack. Then, on to Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sights include Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, Royal ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of Kamehameha the Great.
Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. B, D.
Day 4, 3 August:
Today is free to relax, swim, enjoy water sports, or laze on the beach. B.
Optional: excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, a dinner buffet, and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than 100 performers.
Optional: enjoy a sunset cruise with dinner, Hawaiian cocktails, and splendid views of the glittering Waikiki coastline and Diamond Head.
Day 5, 4 August:
Kona - the big island of Hawai’i
Board a morning flight to the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hilo on the east coast, drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visit the Jaggar Museum, where you will learn about this active volcano. Here, see Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests.
Next, enjoy an included lunch followed by a stop at Punalu’u Bake Shop to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th Century. This traditional favorite is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. B, L.
Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa - 3 nights
Day 6, 5 August:
This morning, visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, where you have the opportunity to learn about the history of Kona’s coffee industry and the remarkable pioneers who established these farms.
Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive luau. You’ll have the chance to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. B, D.
Special Accommodation: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa
Day 7, 6 August:
Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes. B.
Optional: Enjoy a snorkelling cruise to Kealakekua Bay
Optional: Join a Helicopter flight-seeing excursion
Day 8, 7 August:
A scenic flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai, whose lush landscapes featuring orchids, hibiscus, and plumeria are often used as a setting for Hollywood films depicting tropical paradise.
Upon arrival, proceed to Kilohana Plantation and join your Tour Director, who hosts a special lunch.
Afterward, enjoy a narrated train ride which takes you on a tour of the historic plantation that passes through fruit orchards, lush gardens, and tropical farmland.
Next, view pretty `Opaeka`a Falls on the Wailua River before continuing to sunny Poipu Beach and your resort. B, L.
Sheraton Kauai Resort - 3 nights
Day 9, 8 August:
Spend the day as you please! Take in refreshing ocean breezes from the beautiful white sand beaches, immersing yourself in the heart of the island’s beauty. No activities have been scheduled today to give you time to relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. B, D.
Optional: Helicopter flight-seeing tour
Optional: Zipline adventure in the mountains.
Day 10, 9 August:
Excursion to Waimea Canyon
Drive to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed in the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and Hanapepe Valley. A stop at the largest coffee plantation in Hawaii, Kauai Coffee Company, includes time at the visitor center, where you can learn about coffee production and the history of the Kauai Coffee Company. En route back to your hotel see Sprouting Horn, the famous blowhole created from a lava tube. Spend your last evening on Kauai relaxing at the resort, exploring further, or indulging yourself in some souvenir shopping. B.
Day 11, 10 August:
A morning flight takes you to the “Valley Island” of Maui. Drive to the lush `Iao Valley to see the `Iao Needle, a spectacular volcanic spire. Visit Lahaina, then continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure. B, D.
Sheraton Maui Resort - 4 nights
Day 12, 11 August:
Activities abound and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day. Enjoy a full free day to swim and sunbathe at the beach or hotel pool. Another choice is the “Road to Hana,” one of the world’s most impressive drives, with 54 bridges and numerous waterfalls. From mid-December to mid-April, a humpback whale-watching cruise is available. B.
Day 13, 12 August:
Enjoy a free day in Maui. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. B, D.
Optional: Take an excursion to Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known as the “House of the Sun.” In 1980, this native ecosystem of cinder cones and dense rain forest was designated an International Biosphere Reserve.
Day 14, 13 August:
There’s plenty of time today to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and the beautiful Beaches of Maui. B.
Day 15, 14 August:
Today your tour ends with an early morning transfer to Kahului Airport. B.