DAY 1 ARRIVE IN HONOLULU
Meet your Tour Director in the lobby between 3pm and 6pm.
HISTORY & TRADITION Located on the south shore of Oahu, this capital city is known for its white-sand beaches, cosmopolitan shopping, eclectic dining, and famed sites. Once the home of Hawaiian royalty, Honolulu welcomes visitors from around the world to explore this tropical paradise.
DAY 2 HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO PEARL HARBOR
This morning, meet with your Tour Director and traveling companions for breakfast and a welcome meeting. Next, head out on a guided sightseeing tour that includes Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and Museum, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, ‘Iolani Palace, and Kamehameha the Great statue. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.
SACRED SITE Visit the National Memorial and learn about one of the most pivotal moments U.S. history. Cruise over to the USS Arizona Memorial and pay your respects to the 1,177 crewmen that were killed here on December 7, 1941. To this day, over 900 crewmen are entombed in the ship’s wreckage 40 feet below the water here. 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. 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.
EXPLORE MORE Spend free time in Honolulu with an optional excursion on a sunset cruise featuring a dinner, show, and breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the beautiful Kahala Gold Coast! B
DAY 4 HONOLULU-HILO-HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK -NA’ALEHU-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 Punalu’u Bake Shop to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional treat is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. B, D
DAY 5 KONA. EXCURSION TO COFFE AND MACADEMIA FARM AND LUAU KONA
This morning, visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive luau. You'll have the chance to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties, 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 or enjoy an optional snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay. B
DAY 7 KONA-KAUAI
A scenic flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai, whose lush landscapes featuring orchids, hibiscus, and plumeria are often used as a setting for Hollywood films depicting tropical paradise. Upon arrival, proceed to Kilohana Plantation and join your Tour Director, who hosts a special lunch. Afterward, enjoy a narrated train ride which takes you on a tour of the historic plantation that passes through fruit orchards, lush gardens, and tropical farmland. Next, view pretty `Opaeka`a Falls on the Wailua River before continuing to your resort. B, D
DAY 8 KAUI. EXCURSION TO WAIMEA CANYON AND KAUI COFFEE PLANTATION
Drive to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed in the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and Hanapepe Valley. A stop at the largest coffee plantation in Hawaii, Kauai Coffee Plantation, includes time at the visitor center, where you can learn about coffee production and the history of the Kauai Coffee Company. En route back to your hotel see Spouting Horn, the famous blowhole created from a lava tube. Spend your last evening on Kauai relaxing at the resort, exploring further, or indulging yourself in some souvenir shopping. B
DAY 9 KAUI
Spend the day as you please! Take in refreshing ocean breezes from the beautiful white-sand beaches, immersing yourself in the heart of the island’s beauty. Enjoy free time to relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. Optional tours include helicopter flightseeing excursion to see the beauty from the air. B,D
DAY 10 KAUAI-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. Continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure.
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Built around legendary Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) on famous Kaanapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa welcomes guests to enjoy spectacular views and wide-open spaces for soulful reflection and a deeper connection to nature. In fact, there may be no land-based vantage point better for watching whales and the sun setting into the Pacific. Relax by the lagoon-style pool or at the full-service spa, dine at one of the numerous restaurants, join in the daily cultural activities or water sports, and stay in one of the newly renovated rooms with a view of the ocean. B, D
DAY 11 MAUI
Enjoy a free day in Maui. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. B
DAY 12 MAUI OCEAN CENTER
Today enjoy an included visit to the Maui Ocean Center, recognized as one of the top aquariums in the world. Isolated in the center of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i’s coral reefs evolved over millions of years into a unique ecosystem populated by rare species that exist nowhere else. Plunge into the Pacific and connect with astonishing marine animals at this multi-sensory aquarium, which has been inspiring ocean enthusiasts for the past 25 years. B, D
DAY 13 MAUI
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Want to explore more on Maui? Additional nights are available for purchase. B