Experience island living in Hawaii while exploring Honolulu, Kona and Maui

Oh Hawaii, you tropical, sun-blessed beauty. Be swooned by the sun, romanced by the people and lulled to sleep by the waves crashing on coral reef. Spend the days lazing on white sands, exploring active volcanoes or catching some gnarly breaks. And come night-time, hit up an evening luau on the beach, where campfires burn, traditional Hawaiian fare is served and moonlight dancing takes the centre stage. Hawaii is everything you have ever been told about – incredible landscapes, irresistible beaches, delectable food and an unmistakable island vibe. It might just be your perfect slice of paradise.

Honolulu, United States
Kihei, United States
United States
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
527kg pp per trip


  • Surf up a storm in Waikiki
  • Explore a volcano on the Big Island
  • Sample the national dish, poke
  • Stretch out on the golden sands of Kihei
  • Revel in Kona's beautiful weather and pristine waters
  • Discover the sacred site of Pu'uhonua


Plunge into the salty seawater on a surfboard or kayak, or don a snorkel and flippers and scour the waters for colourful fish. Perhaps visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a tribute to the fallen service members. In the evening, why not stroll around O'ahu’s most popular beach, Waikiki, or jump in the warm waters and glide alongside turtles.
Head to the Big Island to explore two grand volcanos, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano in the world and Kilauea is the most active. Feel the forces of nature while exploring these megalithic giants. Hike around a crater rim to see lava tunnels, steam vents and lava deserts, then stop by Jaggar Museum to learn some more about these beasts of the earth’s core.
With fine weather and warm, crystal-clear waters, it’s no wonder that Kona was the chosen dwelling place for many Hawaiian kings. Hit the waters and go snorkelling with manta rays and, to refuel, head to a lunch spot and sample the national dish, poke.
After arriving in the hottest place on Maui, make tracks to the beach where the sand is golden and the surf is perfect. Pay a visit to the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary and, in season, spot one of these giant mammals. Or just sit back and relax on the beach with a mai tai in hand. Rise early the following morning to watch the sunrise over the ocean from the vantage point of the mighty Haleakala, a dormant volcano.
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1 dinner
Bus, Minibus, Plane, Shuttle Bus, Taxi, Van
Hotel (6 nights), Resort (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Luau
  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau NHP
  • Volcano NP


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Important notes

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.

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Hawaiian Highlights , October 2015

Hawaiian Highlights , October 2015