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  • Orientation of Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Jaggar Museum, Maui Ocean Center, Thurston Lava Tube, a local farm on Maui
The Hawaiian Explorer tour starts in Honolulu and ends in Kahului (Maui). The Hawaiian Explorer is an Explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you from Honolulu to Kahului (Maui) and through other destinations in .

The highlights of Hawaii-trendy Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and live volcanic action at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-are yours to discover on this island hop in Pacific paradise.
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Ease into the warm embrace of Hawaii's Aloha spirit, donning a flower lei on arrival to kick-start your love affair with the Pacific islands. Explore the golden beaches of Waikiki before gathering for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening.
Meals
  • Welcome Reception
Location Visited
  • Honolulu
  • Waikiki
Accommodation
  • Outrigger Waikiki Beach – Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
Today we visit the USS Arizona Memorial as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu, see the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbour
We fly to the Big Island of Hawaii, embarking on an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona, once the tropical playground of Hawaiian royalty. Join a Local Specialist at a coffee plantation for an insider perspective into Kona's coffee culture. Return to the coast, checking in to your ocean-side resort where you'll meet another Local Specialist who will accompany us to the Manta Ray Learning Center. Gain insights into these graceful marine creatures before enjoying rich island flavours at the hotel's Rays on the Bay.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner
Location Visited
  • Oahu
Accommodation
  • Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa – Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
Wake to the sound of the sea and embrace your outdoor adventurer for an invigorating day at leisure to explore the natural wonderland of The Big Island on your own.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Kona
The fiery, fierce crust of Hawaii's volcanic landscape beckons this morning, but not before a brief stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States for a malasada or two perhaps. Visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about the geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Indulge in local Pacific flavours during lunch at The Rim restaurant against the backdrop of the billowing Halema'uma'u Crater. We board our flight to Maui this afternoon and check in to our beachfront resort at Kaanapali Beach.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch
Location Visited
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Kailua
  • Hilo
  • Kaanapali
Accommodation
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
Meet the conservation naturalists of the Maui Ocean Center. Delve into the island's sustainable agricultural practices and Make a Difference during a visit to a local farm where we'll Connect with Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch with wine.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch
Location Visited
  • Haleakala
Indulge in a full day on your terms to do as little or as much as you want in paradise. Rise before dawn and journey up the summit of Haleakalā or live your passions, exploring art, culture and heritage in picturesque surrounds. Give yourself permission to connect with your surrounds without worrying about a thing. This evening, celebrate a soul-stirring encounter with Hawaii, joining your travel companions for a lively Luau and Farewell dinner featuring tropical cocktails and the sounds of old Hawaii.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
Location Visited
  • Lahaina
For now it's time to say a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Maui.
Meals
  • Full Breakfast
Location Visited
  • Maui
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1
  • A Trafalgar Bonus - All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Hilo-Kahului including all airport transfers
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
Others
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • VIP entry to many sights
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Honolulu and from Kahului (Maui) are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Hawaiian Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Honolulu, USA/ Kahului (Maui), USA
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A deposit of 1000 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 62 days before departure. For any departures within 24 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Hawaiian Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Hawaiian Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Hawaiian Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.
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