Hawaiian Explorer Premier 2014

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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: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
    Hawaii 2014
  • Style: Hawaiian Time
  • Description: Say Aloha to Hawaii on this breathtaking guided holiday that surrounds you in the amazing scenic vistas of Honolulu, Kona and Maui. Take in the rich history at Pearl Harbor, experience the vast landscapes and explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Savour the coastal views in Kona and complete the holiday with a beach side culinary experience in Maui complete with a Hawaiian Luau.

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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 (OV)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, you'll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship's hull since the fatal attack in 1941.  Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii's last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Ali Iolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring. This evening, join 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 the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through lush forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to both Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii's landscape changes constantly as Kilauea spews lava that flows down to the sea—it's been erupting almost continuously since 1983. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk through a fern forest to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort.

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

    Hotel: Sheraton Kona (OV)

    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. Options abound: tour a native Hawaiian temple; don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life; learn about an early Hawaiian settlement and look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; cruise past the rugged coastline and pristine beaches on a boat tour; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, you may want to enjoy an optional cruise to relish the magnificent Kona sunset.

    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 the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the 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: The Westin Maui Resort & Spa (POV)

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


    Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time on the three-mile long white sand beach or unwind at the resort's sparkling pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Maybe take a surfing lesson from a local or play 18 holes at one of two championship golf courses overlooking the sea—keep an eye out for breaching whales in season while you're teeing off! Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise bathe the island in light. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui's rugged eastern coast. Opt for a helicopter flightseeing excursion to get an eye-popping view of the island's varied landscape and waterfalls. During your stay, enjoy a presentation with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. Join your travelling companions on one evening for a festive Luau Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances 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 great night sky.

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

  • Day 8


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

    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 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 on 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 and traditions at an authentic luau.


  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches:
    • Lunch on Hawaii
    • Be My Guest lunch with wine on Maui
  • 4 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
    • Farewell Dinner with open bar on Maui

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

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
  • * 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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