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Hawaiian Discovery Moderate

11 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge feature on this journey of discovery.

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About this trip

Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... imagining the rumble of the earth beneath your feet as you explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, home to the world's largest and most active volcano. Listening to stories of recent eruptions, it's learning about the geology of the island at the Jaggar Museum. And feeling the hairs on the back of your arms stand on end as you walk through a real lava tube, before soaking up the stunning view of the caldera – carved from millions of years of volcanic activity.

Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DHKM

10 Nights


16 Meals
  • 10 full breakfasts.

  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

  • 4 dinners.

On-trip Transport

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Hawaiian Discovery 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.

Welcome Reception

2. Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

Begin your exploration of the island Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you'll be moved by this moving tribute to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship's hull since the fatal attack in 1941. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater, return to 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.

Full Breakfast

3. Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay (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. Join a Local Specialist at a local coffee plantation to learn more about one of the Big Island's most notable and fragrant 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.

Full Breakfast

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, 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 the Big Island, or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. At your hotel, meet a Local Specialist at the Manta Ray Learning Center for a presentation on this massive and unique animal of the sea. This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to a historic working ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Full Breakfast

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

Make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to the world's largest volcanoes. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches that the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube at an interpretive museum. Afterwards, 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.

Full Breakfast

6. 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 Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Regional Meal

7. Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full day free in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's tropical wonderlands. Spend some time along the majestic 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. Embark on a whale watching cruise or dip in the warm tropical waters to get an up close view of Maui's ocean flora and fauna on an optional snorkeling experience.

Full Breakfast

8. Maui – Kauai (3 nights)

Enjoy a morning at leisure on Maui before a brief afternoon flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Relax and get settled in at your hotel and joining an evening on your own.

Full Breakfast

9. Kauai Sightseeing

Start your first day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Estate, 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.

Full Breakfast

10. Kauai Free Time

Enjoy a full day at leisure on Kauai today, savouring its many natural wonders. Perhaps 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.

Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

11. Depart Kauai

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

Full Breakfast

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    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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

  • Local Specialists
    at the Sheraton Manta Ray Learning Center and on a tour of a Kona coffee plantation.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientations of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

    • Visit Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui and Waimea Canyon

    • View the Kilauea and Haleakala Volcanoes

What's Included


    • 10 full breakfasts.

    • 2 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 4 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

    • 10 nights First Class accommodation

    • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue 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

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 15 Reviews

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    Service rating : Trafalgar assigned a very knowledgeable and experienced travel guide for our vacation. He anticipated our wants and was prepared to provide assistance as needed.Product : The basic trip was well planned by Trafalgar and the possible excursions were excellent. The schedule was a

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    Service rating : Our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and his presentation was great😉He didn't miss a thingProduct : We saw a lot of Hawaii and were Never Rushed.The transportation was very nice always on time and the Drivers were entertaining

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    Service rating : My husband and I enjoyed our experience, everything met our expectations. The hotels were beautiful and the tour director was helpful with make our trip go smoothly.Product : The trip is planned well, the hotels are beautiful and the Be My Guest dinner was awesome.

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    Although most accommodations were excellent, there was a couple tha

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    Service rating : The service we received was excellent. Everything was right on time! Excellent tour director.Product : The best moments were the helicopter rides at Keauhou Bay and Kauai. Couldn't have the luau because of weather conditions but did have an excellent dinner inside. Might

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11 Days, 1 Country, 10 Cities

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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, fuel surcharges, government taxes and fees as applicable as of 20 May, 2015 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 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) Kauai (Lihue)  Kauai Beach Resort (LV) Hotel Room Categories: CV: City 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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