Oahu & Maui

Oahu & Maui

 Day 01: Upon landing at Honolulu Airport, begin your Hawaiian holiday with a customary lei welcome at the Travel Director’s Reception Area. Stay in the iconic hotel that not only hosted Elvis Presley during the filming of his 1961 classic “Blue Hawaii” but is also the original home of the famed cocktail bearing the same name. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening with your Travel Director and new acquaintances.

Day 02: Start your day leisurely before exploring the solemn Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a tribute to the events of December 7th, 1941. Visit the Visitor Center, then journey by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, where 1,102 sailors and marines are entombed. Note: USS Arizona tickets are confirmed only a day in advance. Delve into history at the impressive Visitor Center, learning about the pivotal moments that led the US into World War II. Your day also includes a visit to the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, a tribute to the brave service members who fell during WWII, the Korean, and Vietnam Wars. Conclude your day with free time back in Waikiki.

Day 03: Kicked off the day with a leisurely start before embarking on a thrilling journey across Oahu. Marvel at the breathtaking sights from Pali Lookout, overlooking Kaneohe Bay and the Windward Coast, the site of King Kamehameha I’s historic battle in 1795. Navigate the majestic Ko’olau Cliffs and the scenic coastline. Participate in a meaningful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience by planting a native tree in a Hawaiian Legacy Forest, aiding in the restoration of the ecosystem. Savour a sustainable picnic lunch with views of the forest, then head to the North Shore, renowned for its colossal winter waves, a magnet for elite surfers. Explore Haleiwa, the cultural heart of the North Shore, wandering through quaint shops and historic buildings, capturing its serene vibe. Conclude your adventure-filled day back in Waikiki, ready to unwind at your own pace.

Day 04: Embark on a brief journey to Kahului in Maui, a jewel of the Hawaiian archipelago, teeming with breathtaking natural beauty and engaging activities. Explore the majestic Iao Valley State Park to witness the iconic Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot pinnacle shrouded in green and steeped in history as the ancient burial grounds of Hawaiian chiefs. As dusk falls, select from an array of dining experiences for your evening. Opt for an enchanting night at the Wailele Luau, where traditional Polynesian flavours, dances, and tales come alive, or choose from other renowned dining spots at the resort.

Day 05: This morning, embark on a journey to Upcountry Maui for an unparalleled island experience. Explore one of Maui’s operational pineapple farms with an engaging Local Expert. Learn about the significant role these plantations played in Hawaii’s history while tasting the uniquely sweet Maui Gold pineapple. At one time, Hawaii was responsible for 75% of global pineapple production, making the fruit a state icon. Enjoy a Farm-to-Table lunch at Hali’imaile General Store, a former plantation shop turned renowned eatery for its exceptional local dishes. Afterwards, head back to your resort for a relaxing evening.

Day 06: Discover Maui uniquely with Insight Choice. Opt for a sunrise adventure at Haleakala National Park to witness its breathtaking volcanic terrain. Learn about Hawaiian myths surrounding the active volcano and spot the rare Haleakalā Silversword plant. Or, sail to Lana’i island’s picturesque shores for an exceptional snorkelling experience over vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow adventurers for an exclusive Highlight Dinner.

Day 07: Embark on a brief journey to Hawai’i, the archipelago’s most oversized island. Once there, relax in the laid-back ambience of Kailua-Kona, the historical residence of the esteemed King Kamehameha I. Venture from the sands to Kona’s coffee plantations and immerse yourself in the world of Kona coffee with a local connoisseur. Savour a tasting session of this exquisite coffee variety, uniquely cultivated on the volcanic slopes of the region. Explore the plantation, discovering native flora, fruits, and organic coffee fields. Afterwards, settle into your opulent resort and enjoy a leisurely afternoon.

Day 08: Kick off with a leisurely beginning before embarking on a memorable expedition to the volcano. After a delectable meal, enter the UNESCO World Heritage Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Delve into the tales of Pele, the deity of volcanoes and fire, credited with forming the Hawaiian archipelago. Conclude your adventure with a visit to the enchanting Rainbow Falls before returning to your resort.

Day 09: Indulge in a leisurely beginning as you immerse yourself in island vibes, basking beneath the gentle sway of palm trees. Lounge poolside, pamper yourself with a spa indulgence, or explore the underwater wonders of the nearby lagoon, seeking out the elusive green sea turtles that grace these waters. Later, gather at a seaside eatery for a memorable Celebration Dinner, raising your glasses to the day’s adventures.

Day 10: Say goodbye to your fellow adventurers and newfound companions before embarking on a leisurely journey to Kona Airport with fresh memories and tales to share.

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