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Best of Hawaii Moderate

10 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Soak up panoramic views of the deep blue waters or marvel at idyllic golden beaches on this Hawaiian adventure.

"It was an amazing experience"

Lindsay

About this trip

Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and the stunning Kaanapali Beach.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... experiencing the dramatic landscapes of Oahu - from tropical forests to soaring cliff faces and inviting azure waves, on an in-depth exploration of the island's most stunning sights. And dining on fresh produce with our local friends, who share stories of a more natural way of life as you savour authentic dishes together.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DHMM

9 Nights

accommodation

14 Meals
  • 9 full breakfasts.

  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

  • 3 dinners.

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Best of Hawaii Moderate

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – 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: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific, explore the shopping opportunities in Waikiki, or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception

2. Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Traverse the island of Oahu, 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 (seasonal), 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.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

3. Honolulu Free Time

Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish while snorkelling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve or perhaps partake in one of the many optional activities offered - a submarine tour, a guided sightseeing excursion of the island's East Coast or stare in awe at the bright pinks and corals of a tropical sunset on an evening dinner cruise. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner

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 on your own.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

5. Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay (2 nights)

Set off for the Big Island of Hawaii today via a short flight. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Visit a local coffee plantation where a Local Specialist gives you a tour and acquaints you with one of the Big Island's most famous crops. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner

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; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. Visit the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation on these majestic sea animals with a Local Specialist. This evening, perhaps join an optional experience and visit to a historic working cattle ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

7. Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Maui (3 nights)

Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest volcano and its most active. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beach 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. Enjoy a savoury 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

8. Maui Sightseeing

This morning, set off for another of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes: Haleakala, which means "house of the sun". The volcano itself is the world's largest dormant volcano and the National Park is home to the island's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) above sea level. Travel into the countryside next 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. After lunch, visit the lush emerald peaks of Iao Valley State Park. Join your travelling companions this evening for a luau and Regional Meal Farewell Dinner featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Farewell Dinner

9. Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full day free in paradise. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or embark on a whale watching or submarine tour.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

10. 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

The Trafalgar Difference

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    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Be My Guest
    Learn about sustainable farming and enjoy lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients.

  • Local Specialists
    with a presentation on manta rays and to get you acquainted with one of the Big Island's most famous crops: coffee.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientations of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

    • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube and a local farm on Maui

    • View the Kilauea and Haleakala Volcanoes

    • See pineapple plantations and the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal)


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 full breakfasts.

    • 2 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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

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


    Airport Transfers

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

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.


Taste

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 4 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : There was such attention to every detail of our trip!!Product : Island hopping enabled us to see the breath of beauty that Hawaii has to offer! Maybe only 3 days on Oahu and more time on Maui.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Michael was very knowledgeable in all areas. Very helpful.Product : We found a perfect place to leave a memory stone for our grandson that passed away earlier this year. We will always remember him in Hawaii.We really enjoyed the O'o farm. Keep this apart of your itinerary

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    Service:

    Service rating : Our Travel Director Betsy was outstanding. The food on the trip was incredible, I must have gained 15 pounds on vacation. The people of Hawaii truly live the Aloha spirit, and this vacation was an unforgettable memory thanks to the hard work of Trafalgar and their staff.Product

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Was very disappointed no one there to pick us up at the airport.......but I guess our travel director did go out of her way to see that we got a Lei later in the tour.....Product : One way it could improve is to get (itinerary) not hand written and take a picture with our phone.

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    Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2017 brochure.Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2015 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 fight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Room Choice: Oahu (Waikiki) Marriott Waikiki Beach (CV) Hawaii (Keauhou Bay) Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (MV) ) Maui (Kaanapali) Royal Lahaina Resort (POV) Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean 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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