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Hawaiian Explorer First Class

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.

"A truly wonderful experience"

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8 Days, 1 Country, 7 Cities

Hawaiian Explorer First Class

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Oahu, USA

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Maui, USA

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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
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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. 

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.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DHSF

7 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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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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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


Hawaiian Explorer First Class

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights)

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Day 2

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

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Day 3

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

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Day 4

Kona Free Time

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Day 5

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

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Day 6

Maui Sightseeing

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Day 7

Maui Free Time

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Day 8

Depart Maui

Day 1

Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (2 Nights) Day 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.

Hotel

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

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
  • Dinner

Hotel

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

Meals

  • Welcome Reception
  • Dinner

Day 1

Day 2

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing Day 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

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

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 3

Day 4

Kona Free Time Day 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total duration approximately 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Adult Price: US$491.00

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation; Over 249 Lbs

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total duration of tour 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Adult Price: US$734.00

Evening Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Join us for one of the most exhilarating experiences in Hawaii. Mantas are very gentle - no teeth, stingers or barbs. They are simply big and beautiful with wingspans that can exceed 15-feet in width! These "Gentle Giants" visit us nightly to feed on the plankton that is attracted by Hula Kai's bright lighting. An incredible fun and safe activity for all! This cruise includes warm soup & Bread rolls, hot tea, coffee and hotel chocolate, snorkel gear, wetsuit and instructions. Additional options available for purchase are personalized video and no host bar. Total duration approximatley 2.5 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$139.00

Evening Manta Ray Adventure - Ride Only

RIDE ALONG ONLY Mantas are very gentle - no teeth, stingers or barbs. They are simply big and beautiful with wingspans that can exceed 15-feet in width! These "Gentle Giants" visit us nightly to feed on the plankton that is attracted by Hula Kai's bright lighting. An incredible fun and safe activity for all! This cruise includes warm soup & Bread rolls, hot tea, coffee and hotel chocolate, snorkel gear, wetsuit and instructions. Additional options available for purchase are personalized video and no host bar. Total duration approximatley 2.5 hours. Guests must be 7 years or older to participate. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$55.00

Day 4

Day 5

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

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 5

Day 6

Maui Sightseeing Day 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

Day 7

Maui Free Time Day 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 cafés. 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.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Optional Experiences

Sunset Whale Watch (Winter Season)

Informative, fun and breathtaking this two-hour sunset whale watch off the coast of Maui lead by Marine Naturalists will leave you in awe. Watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience! Includes Pupus served along with an open bar featuring Hawaii's most popular beverage, the Mai Tai. Total duration approximately 3 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$80.00

Day Time Whale Watch Winter Season

Informative, fun and breathtaking this two-hour day time whale watch off the coast of Maui lead by Marine Naturalists will leave you in awe. Watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience! Includes assorted breakfast snacks and complimentory soft drinks. Total duration approximatley 3 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$65.00

Snorkel Sail (off whale season)

Board the catamaran Queen's Treasure for a sunset sail off the coast of Maui. Depart from the beach and set sail. Pupus served along with an open bar featuring Hawaii's most popular beverage, the Mai Tai. Total duration approximately 3 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$80.00

Snorkel Sail with Lunch

Maui's best snorkeling trip takes you to exceptional sites - a journey to another world and one that you'll never forget. Crystal clear water and a wealth of sea life including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, mesmerizing coral reefs teaming with aquatic life. You will be able to interact safely in this spectacular habitat and have the opportunity few people experience and one never forgets. Includes morning snacks and deli style lunch with soft drinks. Total duration approximately 5 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$133.00

Sunrise Haleakala

Set your alarm and get ready to dress warmly as we prepare to make the 38 mile trip up to the summit of the dormant volcano known as Haleakala. The temperature stays around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the sight of the sun rising from 10,000 ft above sea level will soon warm you up. Breakfast Included. Total duration approximately 6 hours. (No Minimum)

Adult Price: US$136.00

Day 7

Day 8

Depart Maui Day 8 - Depart Maui

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

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • 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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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


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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


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  • Guest Service Rating from 37 Reviews

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    The travel director was great. He made the entire trip ejoyable

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    Service rating : I found Trafalgar very nice to deal with. Our Director(Tom) was well-informed and knowledgeable of the areas we were seeing. He even showed us videos on details of the sites we were at or going to. We made lots of stops so we were never sitting for too long. Tom always gave

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    Service rating : The bus unloaded in the back of the first hotel and it looked creepy. I'd say the room wasn't first class.The tour director was personable but too flirty.Product : There was a lot of time in transit.

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    Service rating : Trip went very smoothly, hotels were wonderful, especially the breakfast buffets, and host/guide Michael Murakami was magnificent, couldn't ask for anyone better.Product : Especially enjoyed the visit to the USS Arizona and the be my guest luncheon at the farm. The optional

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    Service rating : All day free on Saturday followed by completion of trip on Sunday a.m. Left more free time at a resort than I preferredProduct : Great--we expected to have a fair amount of waiting or dead time because of the3 island trip...air transit, etc.

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