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.
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 payable by credit card.
5. KILAUEA VOLCANO:
Due to continuing volcanic activity on the Island of Hawaii we are unable to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Days 6 & 7 until further notice. There is still much to explore on this island and many activities the group will be offered. We at Intrepid have been monitoring this situation closely through our ground team and local operators. Although volcanic activity is continuing, the area which is affected by lava flow and volcanic eruptions is around 40 miles (64 kms) from where our group stays in Volcano, Hilo. Hilo is in the other direction of the lava flow and 3000 feet in elevation above the eruption zone. This area has not been affected, the air is clear and poses no risk to our travellers and staff.
Our Hawaii Discovery trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 18 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is a great way to travel and experience the local style of life and meet new friends from other countries 🌴
Review submitted 19 May 2018
This trip was pretty amazing. When I booked it I thought I would be lazing on a beach but it turned out to be adventurous and the hikes were challenging. So very glad it was more than just beaches. Loved the turtles and the manta rays. The volcano was amazing. One of the best trips I have done. Our leader, Charlie, was really great.
Review submitted 25 Nov 2017