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Highlights
  • Visits to Pearl Harbor
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Kona
  • Waimea Canyon, , Lahaina
  • Haleakala National Park

Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui. Whether you’re watching lava flow from an active volcano, admiring the natural beauty of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, you’re sure to be delighted. Visit Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row in Honolulu. Marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island and discover famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Enjoy a festive luau with Polynesian dancing in Kauai. Revitalize your spirit in Haleakala National Park, with its volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as you feel your senses come alive—all at an affordable price!

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I am a budget solo female traveler. I have traveled with COSMOS for about 20 years in the past, all over Europe, Switzerland, Turkey, etc. The best thing is that I never have to pay extra for single supplement when I room with someone. If Cosmos can not find a room mate for you, you end up having the whole room. Because of this feature, I was able to travel everywhere by my self with reasonable price. Cosmos always provides great value for the bucks. I would do it again. I highly recommend to you all.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Honolulu

Accommodation: Pacific Beach Hotel

Aloha—welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with check-in.

Day 2: Honolulu

Accommodation: Pacific Beach Hotel

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the island’s North Shore, where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colorful Hā: Breath of Life stage show.

Day 3: Honolulu. Excursion to USS Arizona

Accommodation: Pacific Beach Hotel

This morning, your sightseeing excursion features the sunken USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Tonight, join the optional sunset dinner cruise along the shores of Waikiki.

Day 4: Honolulu

Accommodation: Pacific Beach Hotel

One last day to enjoy Waikiki, the world’s most famous beach. Your Tour Director has ideas to make your day memorable.

Day 5: Honolulu–Hilo–Hawaii Volcanoes National Park–Kona

Accommodation: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

This morning, depart for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour 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.

Day 6: Kona

Accommodation: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkeling cruise to a 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. For an unforgettable adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to stargaze in the evening

Day 7: Kona

Accommodation: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Today is yours to relax and to explore the resort area of Kailua, situated in between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in Hawaiian history and features the historic Hulihe’e Palace, a former vacation home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the well-restored personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. This area is also known for growing the famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

Day 8: Kona–Kauai

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach

Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

Day 9: Kauai

Accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach

Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, attend a LUAU feast, considered one of Hawaii’s best. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians. (D)

NOTE: Depending on flight schedules, the luau may take place on an alternative day.

Day 10: Kauai–Maui

Accommodation: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

This morning, fly to Maui, the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling center and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Free time to explore this colorful town.

Day 11: Maui

Accommodation: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. You may want to take in the Maui Ocean Center, a state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park that showcases indigenous marine life. From January to mid-April, whale watching is offered.

Day 12: Maui. Excursion to Haleakala National Park

Accommodation: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

This morning is dedicated to HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, the volcano known to islanders as the “House of the Sun,” and its vast Haleakala Crater. The parkland is located in a setting of stunning natural beauty, ranging from a landscape of cinder cones to dense rainforest. Return to Ka‘anapali in the early afternoon, with the balance of the day at leisure.

Day 13: Maui

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Kahului International Airport on Maui are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the Valley Island further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 2,269

Price Per Day:

$ 175 per person
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,195

Deposit & Final Payment:

A non-refundable, non-transferable land deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions as noted below. Cosmos accepts checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. Your booking is not confirmed and payment is not deemed made until the deposit is received by Cosmos and you receive a confirmation invoice. Your reservation will be automatically canceled if deposit is not received by Cosmos by the deposit due date. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold or to confirm space for you.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals specified in the itinerary
  • Internal transportation - Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • Airfare to and from the start of your vacation
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Tips to your Tour Director, Local Host and Local Guides
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses
Optional Activities
  • Mini Circle Island With Scenic Shores - $41 USD per person
  • Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour - $85 USD per person
  • Polynesian Cultural Center Buffet and Show - $104 USD per person
  • Polynesian Cultural Center with Ali'i Luau - $122 USD per person
  • Star Sunset Dinner & Show Cruise - $109 USD per person
  • Three Star Sunset Dinner & Show - $148 USD per person
  • Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure with Hawaii Forest & Trail - $208 USD per person
  • Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure - $259 USD per person
  • Kohala Coast Adventure Helicopter - $245 USD per person
  • Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Excursion - $455 USD per person
  • Safari Waterfall Helicopter Tour - $250 USD per person
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Accomodations

Standard View:

Honolulu: Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (city view)

Kona: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F) (garden view)

Kauai: Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (garden view)

Maui: Kaanapali Beach Hotel (F) (resort view)

Upgraded View:

Honolulu: Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (ocean view)

Kona: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F) (oceanfront)

Kauai: Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (oceanfront)

Maui: Kaanapali Beach Hotel (F) (ocean view)

Start City
Honolulu
End City
Maui
Cancellation Policy:

Booking Cancellations & Cancellation Fees:

If a booking cancellation is received by Cosmos prior to the final payment date of your vacation, your non-refundable land deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to your Flex-Air deposit, Instant Purchase Air payment and service fee, and/or Intra-vacation air deposit. For individual reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. (For group reservations, refer to the Group Policy.)

Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations:

45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments

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