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Hawaii Four Island Adventure Moderate

13 Days 1 Country 11 Cities

Discover the cultures and traditions of Hawaii's stunning and remote islands on this Country Explorer trip.

"Can't imagine a better experience"

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About this trip

History, culture and incredible natural beauty-four of Hawaii's most dazzling islands are revealed, in a 13 day adventure that ranges from iconic Honolulu to the natural wonders of Kauai.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... skipping the lines with pre-arranged tickets to the Arizona Memorial, where you learn of the bravery and honor of those who battled so fiercely in World War II. The exhibits detail the tragic events of that day in 1941 on which more than 2,300 lives were lost.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DHLM

12 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 12 full breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners.

  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

    • See pineapple plantations and North Shore

    • View Kilauea Volcano

    • Visit Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui and Kauai, Waimea Canyon and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners.

    • 2 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

    • A Trafalgar Bonus - All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue including all airport transfers

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Hawaii Four Island Adventure Moderate

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Oahu, Honolulu – Waikiki (4 Nights)

Day 2

Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 3

Honolulu Free Time

Day 4

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

Day 5

Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights)

Day 6

Kona Free Time

Day 7

Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

Day 8

Maui Sightseeing

Day 9

Maui Free Time

Day 10

Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights)

Day 11

Kauai Sightseeing

Day 12

Kauai Free Time

Day 13

Depart Kauai

Day 1

Arrive Oahu, Honolulu – Waikiki (4 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Oahu, Honolulu – Waikiki (4 Nights)

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. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Hotel

Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV)

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV)

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Begin your exploration of Oahu today. Traverse the island, passing through colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs like those at Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795 that united the island of Oahu under King Kamehameha I's rule. Marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore, known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, your evening is free; enjoy a sunset swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shopping and dining opportunities in Waikiki.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Honolulu Free Time Day 3 - Honolulu Free Time

Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own or take part in one of the many optional activities offered. Embark on a submarine tour or take a guided sightseeing excursion along the east coast of the island. The choice is yours. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Day 4 - Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, 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 enjoying Waikiki.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights) Day 5 - Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights)

Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this charming town. Kona is famous for its tasty coffee and you'll learn more about these fragrant beans and the process of growing them at a local coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests about the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation about these large and graceful animals. In the evening, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures.

Hotel

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Kona Free Time Day 6 - Kona Free Time

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights) Day 7 - Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to the world's largest volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Rim restaurant offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening.

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 7

Day 8

Maui Sightseeing Day 8 - Maui Sightseeing

This morning, travel along the coast to the Maui Ocean Center. Here you'll be introduced to the center's conservation naturalists who are passionate in sharing the underwater world with you. The center is home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, elusive Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Next, head 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 Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. This evening enjoy the sunset from your resort, stroll over to nearby Whalers Village or venture into old town Lahaina to try one of the many festive restaurants.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 8

Day 9

Maui Free Time Day 9 - Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés or enjoy one of the other many exciting optional experiences offered. Perhaps rise well before the sun to journey up to the summit of Haleakala. At 10,023 feet (3,055 metres), it is the island's highest peak and assures the best sunrise view. You may choose the famous Road to Hana with its 620 curves and 59 bridges of pure island beauty. Join your travelling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal, featuring a buffet and tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 9

Day 10

Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights) Day 10 - Maui – Lihue, Kauai (3 Nights)

Enjoy a morning at leisure before a short flight to Kauai. Relax and get settled in to your beachfront hotel.

Hotel

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Moderate – LV, First Class – PV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (Moderate – LV, First Class – PV, Premier – OV)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 10

Day 11

Kauai Sightseeing Day 11 - Kauai Sightseeing

Start your day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Sugar Plantation, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii with its vibrantly colourful buttes and deep valley gorges.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Kauai Free Time Day 12 - Kauai Free Time

Spend a free day on Kauai, soaking in its many natural wonders. You may choose to travel by helicopter over the Na Pali Coast and Manawaiopuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls". Don't forget to leave some time to enjoy your resort's stunning pool and gardens. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Depart Kauai Day 13 - Depart Kauai

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

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Discover sustainable farming while enjoying lunch, with wine, featuring the finest local ingredients.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and the island manta ray at a special presentation.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

    • See pineapple plantations and North Shore

    • View Kilauea Volcano

    • Visit Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui and Kauai, Waimea Canyon and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners.

    • 2 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

    • A Trafalgar Bonus - All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue including all airport transfers

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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    • Crossovers: All 2016 departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2016 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue flights and are subject to change without notice. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island flight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for more information.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View PV: Pool View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View LV:Lagoon View MV: Mountain View
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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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