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Aloha Hawaii 2014

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Hawaii, USAWhite sandy beaches of Oahu in Hawaii, USAA Hula Girl at sunset in Hawaii, USAPearl Harbor in Hawaii, USAWaikiki Beach at night in Honolulu, USA
Hawaii, USA
White sandy beaches of Oahu in Hawaii, USA
A Hula Girl at sunset in Hawaii, USA
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, USA
Waikiki Beach at night in Honolulu, USA
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: America and Canada 2014
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    Family Experiences 2014
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  • Style: Family Experiences
  • Description: Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands on this family-friendly itinerary. Your adventure begins in Honolulu where you'll meet chocolate flavourmeisters and make your own chocolate bar. Take in the sites of the infamous Pearl Harbour and join an insider on an exclusive visit aboard "Mighty Mo." Enjoy the endless white-sand beaches of Maui and marvel at the Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on this guided trip of a lifetime.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (3 NIGHTS)

    Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you are greeted at the airport with a flower lei and your complimentary transfer will whisk you to your spectacular beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into Hawaiian Time with a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., gather the family and hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with pupus and drinks on the beach and meet your Travel Director and fellow adventurers.


    Meal(s): (Kick-Off Party)

    Hotel: Hyatt Waikiki Beach (SF)

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  • Day 2

    HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING

    Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; a 162-year-old church built from coral blocks; and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavourmeisters for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar Local Speciality experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from pods full of cacao beans, which then get roasted, cracked, crushed, ground, conched, tempered and poured into bar molds. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch and take home a bar of handmade chocolate! This afternoon, visit the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial dedicated to the infamous naval attack that led to the U.S.'s involvement in World War II. Take a boat ride out to the memorial, built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona, and see the engraved names of the heroes who perished on that fateful day. Peer down at the remains of the sunken ship from which oil still seeps after more than 70 years. Later, enjoy a Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join an insider on an exclusive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo'—the USS Missouri—the star of the blockbuster movie ‘Battleship.' This evening, join your fellow explorers for a splashin' good time during a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280 gallons (1,060-litres) saltwater fish tank, home to hundreds of tropical fish!


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 3

    HONOLULU FREE TIME

    The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Perhaps attend a ukulele-playing demonstration or spend some time on the beach lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun. Take an optional snorkelling excursion to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish. Explore Waikiki, packed with shops and restaurants and the Ala Moana Shopping Center, a collection of over 90 shops, boutiques and a diverse, international selection of eateries.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    HONOLULU – MAUI (3 NIGHTS)

    Soar high above the Pacific as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bicoastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savoury creation fresh off the pizza oven! This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and "Charlie," the owners' potbelly pig. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a Local Speciality. Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn how to hand milk a goat! Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach, often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. This evening, enjoy a unique "Tour of the Stars" led by a Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learn how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (SF)

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  • Day 5

    MAUI SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Wake up in stunning Maui and get ready to explore the island's premiere attraction: the Maui Ocean Center. Meet your Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii's undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays—the largest collection in the nation—enjoy playful swimming displays by green sea turtles, awe at close encounters with sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 750 gallon (2,840-litre) Open Ocean exhibit with over 2,000 fish. Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina, which once played host to as many as 1,500 sailors on leave, including famous Moby Dick author, Herman Melville. Enjoy a cone of colourful flavoured Shave Ice, a Hawaiian Local Speciality, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner where, through the sounds of the conch, the beating of the drums, and the echoes of the Hawaiian chant, you journey through the story of the islands of Polynesia. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Hawaiian and Western specialities and a full open bar.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 6

    MAUI FREE TIME

    The entire day is free for you and your family to make the most of your holiday as you please. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun-in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a Local Speciality and learn about the art of lei-making or attend a demonstration of the Hula, the uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by chant or song that preserves and perpetuates the stories, traditions and culture of Hawaii.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    MAUI – HILO – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS)

    Take flight early this morning as you bid farewell to Maui and head to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii's landscape undergoes constant change as Kilauea continuously spews lava down into the sea. Kilauea Visitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park. Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at the Thurston Lava Tube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the sun-splashed Kona Coast.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Sheraton Kona (SF)

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  • Day 8

    KONA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before enjoying a morning and afternoon on your own. Tonight, toast to the wonderful adventures you've shared with your family and newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 9

    DEPART KONA

    A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell to the islands as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay at the Sheraton Kona.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Visit an organic farm on Maui and meet your host to learn about sustainable farming and enjoy a delicious luncheon.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Visit a gourmet chocolate workshop on Oahu and make your own chocolate bar.
  • Local Speciality Visit a goat cheese farm on Maui and get a chance to feed and hand-milk goats.
  • Local Speciality Enjoy a cone of colourful Hawaiian Shave Ice on Hawaii.
  • Local Speciality Learn the traditional art of flower lei-making, ukulele-playing and hula dancing.
  • Local Expert Learn about the lives of marine creatures from an ocean naturalist during a visit to the Maui Ocean Center.
  • Local Expert Discover the wonders of the Hawaiian sky on Maui with a local astronomy expert.
  • Unique Insight Learn about life aboard the battleship ‘Mighty Mo' from an insider on Oahu.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • OahuExplore Honolulu's main highlights and visit Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial; take a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson from a local.
  • MauiStop at the historic whaling town of Lahaina; experience Hawaiian culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian luau.
  • HawaiiExplore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see both the world's largest and its most active volcanoes; visit the Jaggar Museum and explore a lava tube.

Dining

  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch:
    • Be My Guest lunch with drinks on Maui
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Kick-off Party with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu
    • Highlight Dinner with drinks at a local restaurant in Waikiki
    • Hawaii Luau Highlight Dinner with drinks in Maui
    • Farewell Dinner in Hawaii

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 8 nights First Class accommodation
  • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii including all airport transfers
  • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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