Explore tropical Hawaii travelling from Honolulu to Kona, and on to Maui.
Hawaii is a tropical paradise and this island-hopping tour takes in the best that the area has to offer. Kick back on the beach at Honolulu and soak up the sun, and then jet over to Kauai and exploring the Na Pali Coast, the Wailua River and Waimea Canyon. This island tour takes in Kailua-Kona where you can swim in Kua Bay or trek up Mauna Kea, and on The Big Island you can check out Kilauea, an active volcano, and walk around the largest in the world, Mauna Loa. Enjoy some leisure time on the beach in Maui and relax into the truly Hawaiian way of life with a barbecue on the beach.
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The structure of this trip allows you to see the highlights of the contrasting Hawaiian islands while also enjoying free time to do your own thing. With a fairly flexible itinerary, you'll really be able to 'hang loose' (this is Hawaii, after all)
Enjoy a tropical sunset and views along Waikiki's shoreline in a boat with your fellow travellers
Explore the diverse landscapes of the Kauai, Hawaii's 'Garden Isle'. From tropical beaches to powerful waterfalls, lush rainforest and narrow valleys, there's a piece of this island that will appeal to everyone
It's no coincidence that Maui is often voted one of the world's best islands to visit. Waking early to see the sunrise from the top of Haleakala is an unforgettable experience
A visit to Hawaii isn't complete without a stay on the 'Big Island'. The world's most active volcano, black sand beaches and stunning national park make this island the most distinctive of the whole archipelago
As there are lots of flights during this trip, please be prepared for long security queues at the airport and perhaps the occasional delay. The good news is that you'll have the company of your fellow travellers to keep you entertained.
Honolulu isn't the picture-perfect Hawaiian location that many people expect. The city is full of high-rise buildings and is often packed with tourists. That's not to say it isn't a great place to explore, because it is. It's just that you'll find deserted beaches lined with palm trees elsewhere, like on the islands of Kauai and Maui.
Hawaii can be really expensive. Expect to pay more than you would on mainland USA for a lot of things. It might be a good idea to do some research about places to eat, for example, before you arrive.
While our leaders are knowledgeable about Hawaii and we try to ensure that they have experience on the actual islands, it's possible that your leader may be new to the region.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. Full passport details are required at time of booking.
3. Luggage limits apply. See Trip Notes (What to Take) for information.
4. Please note that in North America, the cost of checked baggage usually is not included in the price of an airline ticket and is subject to additional payment at check-in. If you wish to check in luggage on the internal flights on this trip then you will need to pay for this on arrival at each airport. Each airline calculates fees differently, sometimes on the number of bags, sometimes by weight, however the fee is usually in the vicinity of US$25 per bag.
Our Hawaii Discovery trips score an average of 4.93 out of 5 based on 14 reviews in the last year.
This trip exceeded my expectations. It gave me the possibility to explore four different islands in a relatively short period of time, being able to see the most important places and appreciate the diversity of each island. The itinerary is very well organized, and the hotels are all clean and comfy (which was a nice plus since I'm used to different types of accommodation). Abby is the best tour leader I've met so far: she was very knowledgable and friendly, and made this trip one of the best trips ever! I definitely recommend spending a couple of days in Maui after the end of the tour.
Review submitted 21 Sep 2017
This trip is great, you get to see so much of the Hawaiian islands in a short space of time! Our tour leaded was brilliant and had so much enthusiasm! I definitely recommend staying a couple of nights in Oahu at the start of the trip and the same in Maui at the end!
Review submitted 27 Jul 2017