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Best of the Hawaiian Islands tour
Hawaii Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Best of the Hawaiian Islands Trip

Best of the Hawaiian Islands

Globus
By Globus
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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: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 3,029 $ 303 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Honolulu: Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial & Museum
  • Kona: Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Punalu’u Bake Shop, and Kona Coffee Living History Farm; luau and Polynesian show.
  • Maui: Visit `Iao Valley, Lahaina; farewell dinner.
  • Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight
  • Feel the sand in your feet, smell the fresh fragrance of the island flowers, smile as the tranquil ocean waves hit your calves, savor the sumptuous cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax as Globus shows you the best of the Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui

Short Description

Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight. Feel the sand in your feet, smell the fresh fragrance of the island flowers, smile as the tranquil ocean waves hit your calves, savor the sumptuous cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax as Globus shows you the best of the Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui.

Feel moved by the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic attack on Pearl Harbor. Stroll through Maui’s quaint, historic town of Lahaina, with its many art galleries and shops. Stand in awe as you admire Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Did you know this prolific volcano produces 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day? Marvel also at Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater. Just imagine the wonderful photos you’ll be able to capture and show friends and family back home.

To introduce you to Hawaii’s hidden gems, your Globus Hawaii tour includes behind-the-scenes Local Favorites [LF], such as a visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, and a sample of Hawaiian sweetbread at a Punalu’u Bake Shop.

Stroll the beaches, take a nap by the pool, join in the optional activities, shop for souvenirs, and just relax on this truly memorable Hawaii vacation in paradise!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN HONOLULU
End City MAUI

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

United States

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Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN HONOLULU, HAWAII. Upon arrival to the island of Oahu, you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way—with a warm aloha and a LEI of fresh flowers. Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2

HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO PEARL HARBOR. Start the day with a breakfast get-together with your Tour Director to review activities scheduled throughout your stay. Next, a tour of PEARL HARBOR’s famous Battleship Row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of December 7, 1941, and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive MEMORIAL dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. You will also have an opportunity to visit the MUSEUM, an excellent way to learn about Pearl Harbor Day, the Japanese strategy and military craft, and the individuals involved in the attack. Then, on to Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sights include Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, royal ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of Kamehameha the Great. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 3

HONOLULU. Today is free to relax, swim, enjoy water sports, or laze on the beach. Take the optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, a dinner buffet, and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than 100 performers. This evening, enjoy an optional sunset cruise with dinner, Hawaiian cocktails, and splendid views of the glittering Waikiki coastline and Diamond Head. (B)

Day 4

HONOLULU–HILO–HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK–KONA. Board a morning flight to the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hilo on the east coast, drive to HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. Here, see Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Next, enjoy an included lunch followed by a stop at [LF] PUNALU’U BAKE SHOP to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional favorite is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. (B,L)

Day 5

KONA. This morning, visit the [LF] KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, where you have the opportunity to learn about the history of Kona’s coffee industry and the remarkable pioneers who established these farms. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive LUAU, where you have the opportunity to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. (B,D)

Day 6

KONA. Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes, enjoy an optional snorkeling cruise to Kealakekua Bay, or join the optional helicopter flightseeing excursion. (B)

Day 7

KONA–MAUI. A morning flight takes you to the “Valley Island” of Maui. Drive to the lush `IAO VALLEY to see the `Iao Needle, a spectacular volcanic spire. Visit LAHAINA, then continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B,D)

Day 8

MAUI. Activities abound and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day. A full free day to swim and sunbathe at the beach or hotel pool. Another choice is the “Road to Hana,” one of the world’s most impressive drives, with 54 bridges and numerous waterfalls. From mid-December to mid-April, a humpback whale-watching cruise is available. (B)

Day 9

MAUI. Enjoy a final free day in Maui. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known as the “House of the Sun.” In 1980, this native ecosystem of cinder cones and dense rainforest was designated an International Biosphere Reserve. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to a memorable Hawaiian vacation! (B,D)

Day 10

MAUI. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Accomodations



Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

The award winning Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort offers a wide range of amenities and activities just steps away from Waikiki Beach. The resort features multiple restaurants, outdoor pool and premium lounge chairs, Duke's Waikiki beachfront bar, surfing lessons, and beach services.


Honolulu
United States
2335 Kalakaua Ave

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay

Located in tropical Kona, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is a full-service resort convenient to shopping, activities, nightlife, and entertainment. Guestrooms include coffee makers, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV, and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.


Kailua, Kona
United States
78-128 Ehukai St

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The Sheraton Maui Resort reflects a truly Hawaiian ambiance. Its 510 rooms are nestled at historic Black Rock, the island's premier snorkeling location. The Sheraton Maui Resort features a 142-yard freshwater swimming lagoon, three night-lit tennis courts, a salon, day spa, and beachfront catamaran sails. Rooms feature private balcony, air-conditioning, wide-screen plasma TV with movie channels, coffee maker, in-room safe, refrigerator, Internet access, iron/ ironing board, and hairdryer.


Lahaina, Maui
United States
2605 Kaanapali Parkway

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