Hawaiian Highlights Overview

Appreciate the natural wonders of the Hawaiian archipelago by hitting the surf in Honolulu, hiking around live volcanos or sipping sunset mai tais along Waikiki Beach.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016. View later Hawaiian Highlights.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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

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.

  • 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
  • Hike around Kauai, the 'Garden Isle'
  • Discover the sacred site of Pu'uhonua

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Honolulu, United States
  • Finish:

    Kihei, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (9 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Minibus, Plane, Taxi, Van
  • Included activities:

    Luau, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau NHP, Volcano NP

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1154kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Luggage limits apply. See Trip Notes (What to Take) for information.

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Day 1 Honolulu, Oahu

Plunge into the salty seawater on a surfboard or kayak, or don a snorkel and flippers and scour the waters for colorful 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.

Days 2-4 Hanalei, Kauai

Gaze at the incredible, eroded landscape of Kauai, the ‘Garden Isle’. There are more than 60 beaches and many incredible hiking trails around this incredibly pristine island, which is the least developed of the Hawaiian archipelago. Movie buffs can check out the locations where Jurassic Park, Tropic Thunder and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. Otherwise just kick back and absorb the surfie vibe around town. In the evening, put on a lei and head to the beach for a traditional Hawaiian luau.

Days 5-6 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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.

Day 7 Kona, Hawaii

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.

Days 8-10 Kihei, Maui

After arriving in the hottest place on the Maui island, 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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    • SSSL
    • Total price tool tip
    • Explorer
    • Original