Hawaiian Discovery Moderate 2014

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The Island of Kauaʻi in 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: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
    Hawaii 2014
  • Style: Hawaiian Time
  • Description: Discover the lush beaches, dramatic volcanoes, and amazing vistas while you taste the fresh local produce that Hawaii is known for on this guided holiday. Take in the sights and history of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, then journey through the macadamia nut orchards beautiful coasts of Kona. Spend leisure time in Maui and Kauai, perhaps relaxing on the beach or sailing on the crystal-clear waters that make up this spectacular itinerary destination.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    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; explore the International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (ROH)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to those military personnel still entombed in her hull from the fatal attack of 1941. Return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own before joining your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

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

  • Day 3


    Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Set out for the Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to both the world's largest and its most active volcano. Look out on spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum; then walk through a real lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the stunning Kona coast and check into your oceanfront resort.

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

    Hotel: Royal Kona (POV)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. The options are endless: tour a native Hawaiian temple in the lively seaside town of Kailua; don a snorkel and mask to see Hawaii's colourful marine life; look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy your resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona's magnificent sunsets?

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 5


    Soar high above the Pacific again as you fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel into the countryside to visit a local farm and learn about sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and enjoy a relaxing evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches.

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

    Hotel: Royal Lahaina Resort (POV)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6 to Day 7


    Enjoy two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's wonderlands. Spend some time on the white-sand beaches. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui's rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird's-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay on Maui, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Luau Highlight Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the song and dance of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the sky.

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

  • Day 8


    A brief flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai, whose rugged Na Pali Coast was the site of filming for Jurassic Park and King Kong. Head into the interior on a cruise of the tranquil Wailua River, passing thick rainforests and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge. Stroll to a spot once reserved for Hawaiian royalty: the gorgeous Fern Grotto. In this natural amphitheatre, Hawaiian dancers and singers will perform traditional songs and hula. A riverside lunch completes the day's events before heading to your beautiful oceanfront resort.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: Kauai Beach Resort (LV)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9 to Day 10


    Spend two glorious days on Kauai savouring its many natural wonders. Maybe take a trip to immense Waimea Canyon, resplendent in the changing island light. Or 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.

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

  • Day 11


    A hui hou... until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Kauai.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert Meet a local naturalist in Maui for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago.
  • Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • OahuExplore Honolulu's main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown Honolulu.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkLearn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube.
  • KonaSee the colourful marine life and enjoy the natural beauty.
  • MauiVisit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture at an authentic luau.
  • KauaiCruise along the Wailua River and visit the famous Fern Grotto.


  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 3 lunches:
    • Lunch on Hawaii and Kauai
    • Be My Guest lunch with wine on Maui
  • 5 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu
    • 1 three-course dinner
    • Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki
    • Luau Highlight Dinner with open bar on Maui
    • Farewell Dinner with wine on Kauai

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 holiday 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 holiday
  • 10 nights First Class accommodation
  • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Kona-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue including all airport transfers
  • Aloha Welcome with flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
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