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Hawaiian Explorer Moderate

8 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Savour the rich history on offer in Hawaii, and visit Honolulu, Kona and Maui on this Country Explorer trip.

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Hawaiian Explorer Moderate

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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 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 for this trip.
    • Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View MV: Mountain View
    • O'o Farm You'll support the 'farm-to-table' movement and discover more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii, before tasting the results during a local meal.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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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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      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • 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 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 for this trip.
      • Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View RV: Resort View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View MV: Mountain View
      • O'o Farm You'll support the 'farm-to-table' movement and discover more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii, before tasting the results during a local meal.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. 

      About this trip

      See the soft sands of Waikiki Beach recede to tropical forests and the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, on this relaxed exploration of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.

      You'll enjoy Insider moments like... journeying through the tree fern forest where you meet the opening of the Thurston Lava Tube. You'll see where the hot lava rapidly cooled 500 years ago, forming a tunnel of geological wonder. Walk the same rocky path that searing hot lava forged to create this marvel of nature.


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      Trip code: DHSM

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts.

      • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

      • 3 dinners.

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

        • View the Kilauea Volcano

        • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube and Maui Ocean Center


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts.

        • 2 lunches
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 3 dinners.


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        • 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 and Hilo-Kahului 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


       

      Hawaiian Explorer Moderate

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 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: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Marriott Waikiki Beach (Moderate – CV, First Class – POV, Premier – DOV)

      2. Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

      Today, begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, 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. After driving through the National Memorial Cemetery in the Punchbowl Crater, make your way back to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii's last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      3. 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 quaint and bustling town. Kona is famous for its tasty coffee and you'll learn more about these fragrant beans and the process of growing them on a Kona coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check in to your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Meet your Local Specialist at the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation on these large and graceful animals. Speaking of rays, get an up close view of these majestic sea creatures with a dinner at Rays on the Bay.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (Moderate – MV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

      4. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      5. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa (Moderate – RV, First Class – POV, Premier – OV)

      6. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Be My Guest Dining

      7. 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 cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or maybe embark on a whale watching cruise. Join your travelling companions this evening for a lively Hawaiian Luau, and Regional Meal Farewell Dinner, featuring a buffet and tropical cocktails with the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      8. Depart Maui

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

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Visit a sustainable farm for lunch, with wine, featuring the finest ingredients.

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Orientation of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

        • View the Kilauea Volcano

        • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube and Maui Ocean Center


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts.

        • 2 lunches
          (including Be My Guest).

        • 3 dinners.


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 and Hilo-Kahului 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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Enjoy

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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 59 Reviews

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      • Trip:

        Service:

        The Hawaii trip was one of a lifetime. We were well cared for, directed, and informed by the director, Tom. The resorts were fantastic. Just enough combination of touring and fee time for us to explore on our own.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Well organized from time of reservation through trip home and everywhere in between. Tom Pugliese,our trip guide was fantastic. He was personable, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Would definitely want him as my tour guide on other Trafalgar trips. Also when unexpected weather caused certain

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        Service rating : The tour guide was excellent. Our luggage was handled perfectly. In spite of some obstacles our trip was wonderful.Product : We saw the highlights of the islands. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and he worked hard to be sure our group saw the most.

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        Service rating : Excellent tour guide! Smoothed out all of the bumps in the road. Once in Hawaii, the trip was outstanding. My airport experience on the way was less than optimal. Late to arrive, missed the luau greeting.Product : Loved the choice of places to visit. Haleakala sunrise on Maui was

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        Service rating : The tour guide really made the trip. He went over and beyond on every wish.Product : Itinerary good but wish we had known about the extended tour. We went through Vacations to go and didn't know about other options.

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