Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island tour
Hawaii Kona Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island Trip

Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Chill out on maui’s beaches
  • Learn the meaning of hookipa (hospitality) at a luau
  • Heat things up at volcanoes national park
  • Explore puʻuhonua o honaunau national historical park

Short Description

Ready to take a step beyond the typical relaxing vacation? Well, Hawaii’s here for you. Enjoy the best of the islands without the hectic resort crowds. On Maui, spend time discovering this island paradise before shaking those hips at a luau. The last few days take you to Big Island (also known as Hawai’i) to heat up your vacation (literally!) with a visit to Volcanoes National Park. With chill-out time on the beach balanced with stunning national park visits, this tour ticks off all the boxes.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kahului
End City Kailua-Kona

Travel Theme

Cultural Transformative

Destinations

United States

Cities & Attractions

Hawaii Kona Maui Volcanoes National Park

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Luau
  • Volcanoes National Park excursion
  • Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park visit
  • Free time in Kihei and Hilo
  • Internal flight
  • All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Kahului

Welcome to Maui! There are no planned activities today, so check into the hotel and explore. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kahului (1D)

In the morning hit the beach with your group. Opt to snorkel, learn how to hang 10 with a surf lesson, go whale watching (seasonal), or just relax. In the afternoon, head to Lahaina and check out Banyan Court with the oldest living tree on Maui. Stroll along Front Street to enjoy the shopping and local art. Whatever you choose, make sure to save plenty of energy (and appetite) for this evening's Luau, a traditional Hawaiian party featuring dancing and delicious local foods like Poke and roast Pork. Included Activities: Luau Maui Multi-Beach Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

Day 3 Kahului

Hop onboard and travel the famous Road to Hana. Enjoy the multiple stops along the way that highlight the local culture and take you back to the times of the Gods. Get out and stretch enroute at Hana Farms home of the best banana bread and all sorts of tropical fruits. Continue to Waiʻanapanapa State Park and squeeze the black volcanic sand through your toes, and opt to walk through a Lava Tube. Journey further down the road to the town of Hana and enjoy local lunch specialties. After lunch, head to Hamoa Beach surrounded by Hala trees to relax and soak it all in. Head back towards the hotel, stopping at a local favorite, Paia Fish Market for their signature 'Fresh Fish with Aloha' for dinner. Included Activities: Road to Hana

Day 4 Kahului/Hilo

Catch a flight to the island of Hawai'i (aka the Big Island) and transfer to the town of Hilo. Known for it's unique black lava environment and laid back atmosphere, enjoy the rest the day to explore as you see fit. Transport: Private Vehicle Plane Private Vehicle

Day 5 Hilo

Enjoy a free day in Hilo. Opt to visit Wailuku River State Park to see the colourful mist of Rainbow Falls and the Boiling Pots, a series of pools carved by lava that give the appearance that they're bubbling. Alternatively, check out the town of Hilo or go kayaking in Hilo Bay.

Day 6 Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Travel to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and discover the lava flows and martian-like landscapes. During a full-day excursion in the park, see first hand how the Hawaiian islands were formed, and continue to grow! There's so much to explore on foot, or opt to take in the vast scenery and flowing lava from above on an optional helicopter flight. Included Activities: Volcanoes National Park Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

Day 7 Kailua-Kona

Enjoy the town of Kailua-Kona and an included visit to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Visit the sacred grounds Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, home of many of Hawaii's monarchs, and a place of refuge during times of strife. Tour the park and witness the various wood-carved statues, learn about the ancient laws known as Kapu, and the spiritual undercurrents of Hawaiian culture. Included Activities: Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 40km) Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours, 37km)

Day 8 Kailua-Kona

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Note that there were many more optional activities than were listed on the website, including a day in Bariloche of rafting or horseback riding with gauchos. We also enjoyed a couple of home visits, one featuring a meal prepared in a traditional pot made from a plow disk. And then there was that sweet trip to the dulce de leche tasting shop... So many pleasures, big and small, in an incredibly beautiful land!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private vehicle, plane, walking.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Max 13, avg 10.

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

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