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Leaving little to the imagination, the Hawaiian Islands are tropical wonderlands of emerald valleys, cascading waterfalls and volcanic fire pits. Combine unrivalled natural beauty with water sports in Waikiki and excursions to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater and Lao Valley.
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Fly to Honolulu where you will transfer to your hotel in Waikiki for four nights.
After a morning briefing from your Tour Director, visit Pearl Harbor, site of the dramatic Japanese air attack in 1941, which drew the USA into World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial is a moving tribute to the 1,102 men who died when the ship was sunk by Japanese bombs. A city tour of downtown Honolulu features the serene and dignified setting of the Punchbowl National Cemetery; one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States; Kamehameha's Statue; and the Royal Iolani Palace - hallmark of Hawaiian renaissance architecture. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore further or relax.
A full day at leisure to explore or relax.
Waikiki offers a wide variety of activities to choose from, including swimming, surfing, snorkelling and sailing. Why not join the Oahu Grand Circle Island tour? Major sights include Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, the Dole Plantation, Pali Lookout and Boydo-In Temple.
Head to Hilo, commonly known as the ‘Big Island’, a captivating landscape of misty plateaus, bamboo groves and lava deserts. On a tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, see Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the 'Big Island' in the early evening.
Explore the lively seaside town of Kailua-Kona and choose from optional activities of a snorkelling cruise to the coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish, or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline and over the famous Parker Ranch and an active volcano. Take a special excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 ft) to view a Hawaiian sunset, and end the day with a visit to the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Centre (9,200 ft) to stargaze in the evening.
Today is at leisure to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Highlights include the historic Hulihee Palace, a former vacation home of the Hawaiian Royal Family and Ahu'ena Heiau, the personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. Sample the area’s famous Kona Coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.
This morning transfer to Kona International airport for the scenic flight to the 'Garden Isle' of Kauai. Then drive along the southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea. Sightseeing highlights include the ten-miles long, 3,400 ft deep Waimea Canyon, known as the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific', the lush, fertile Hanapepe Valley and a photo stop at Spouting Horn, a dramatic blowhole. The next two nights are in Kapaa.
Kauai’s impressive blend of towering sea cliffs and rugged mountains, give way to the swaying palm trees of Hanalei Bay, setting for the classic film ‘South Pacific’. There’s an optional excursion to the bay and also a helicopter 'flightseeing' trip over the spectacular Na Pali coastline. In the evening attend one of Hawaii's best Luaus, including dinner and an entertaining revue of dancers and musicians. NOTE: Depending on flight schedules, the Luau may take place on an alternative day.
This morning fly to Maui, the 'Valley Island'; then travel through lush rural countryside and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling centre and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. There will be time to explore this colourful town before heading to the charming resort area of Kaanapali.
Your day is free to enjoy Maui's splendid beaches, play golf or pop into Whaler's Village for a bit of shopping. Alternatively, why not venture onto the 'Road to Hana', one of the world's most spectacular drives with its hundreds of curves, 54 bridges and countless waterfalls?
Spend the morning exploring the Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known to the islanders as the 'House of the Sun'. A stark but sacred landscape of volcanic drama and beauty and dense, luscious rainforest, now designated an International Biosphere Reserve. Return to the hotel mid-afternoon and the rest of the day is at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Maui and/or San Francisco.
Internal Flights: Please note that there is a luggage charge of $25 per bag per flight levied by the airline on Hawaiian internal flights. This is payable at each Hawaiian domestic airport
Winter and early spring (January to mid-April) are ideal times to join an unforgettable optional cruise to see Maui's awe-inspiring humpback whales. Come aboard and discover the power and majesty of these mighty animals
Kauai: Depending on flight schedules, the Luau may take place on an alternative day
Accommodation is as stated or similar
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