Luxurious accommodations, white sand beaches, red-glazed sunsets, turquoise waters and lush, tropical landscapes will invigorate your senses on your Hawaiian adventure to three distinct, tropical paradises. Each island offers a different view of this amazing archipelago, formed by volcanic peaks and Polynesian cultures. On Oahu, home to the bustling state capital of Honolulu, you'll find some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, including Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach. On a city tour of Honolulu, you'll see the historic Iolani Palace and the poignant Punchbowl National Memorial, the national cemetery of the Pacific. During your leisure time, Oahu offers an incredible range of activities and attractions, including snorkeling, museums, and fabulous shopping. On Kauai, the oldest of the main islands, you'll enjoy a cruise up the picturesque Wailua River where you'll learn the hula before arriving at the famous tropical Fern Grotto. This island's emerald green valleys and majestic waterfalls can be experienced from an optional helicopter ride along the rugged Napali coast. Perhaps the most famous of all the Hawaiian Islands, Maui combines magnificent scenery with ample time for must-do's like watching the sun rise above the clouds at the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala, the world's largest dormant volcano; and a visit to the mammoth Iao Needle, one of Maui's natural land forms.
Day #1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu - Tour Begins - Aloha! Your tour of the sun-drenched Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival you'll be greeted with a traditional Hawaiian floral lei and taken by limousine to your hotel.
Day #2 Oahu - This morning you depart on a historic journey from the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri. Begin at the USS Arizona Visitors Center to view artifacts from the attack and a short documentary on the “
Day #3 of Infamy” before boarding your launch to cross Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial. Next, explore the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy, which served from World War II through Desert Storm. Your final stop is the Pacific Aviation Museum to see and learn about the many types of planes involved in the attack. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state Capitol building, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl.
Day #4 Oahu - Enjoy a full day at leisure in paradise. Take a walk on the beach or simply relax by your hotel’s pool. This evening, enjoy a night of spectacular entertainment at the Society of Seven show, voted the “Best Show in Waikiki.” Offering a spirited mixture of dance, show tunes, Vegas thrills and pop hits, their high-energy performance is sure to put a smile on your face.
Day #5 Oahu - Kauai - A short flight* takes you to the “garden isle” of Kauai, the oldest island in the chain. Only here on the outer islands can you find the timeless world of ancient Polynesia. Upon arrival, ride on a narrow gauge railway and discover the history of a plantation's agricultural past and future.
Day #6 Kauai - After breakfast, travel to Waimea Canyon, a truly breathtaking sight. Carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods, each of the lines in the canyon walls represent a different volcanic eruption or lava flow. At 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep, it is the largest canyon in the Pacific. Though smaller than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals its beauty. Later, visit Hawaii’s largest coffee estate and learn about the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup.
Day #7 Kauai - The day is yours to revel in the many optional activities Kauai offers. Or, for a more relaxing day, simply lounge by the pool, stroll along the beach or take advantage of your resort’s activities.
Day #8 Kauai - Maui - Board an inter-island flight* to the “valley isle” of Maui, one of the most beautiful and popular outer islands. Here you will visit the stunning Iao Valley and view the mammoth Iao Needle, one of Maui’s natural land forms. Then you travel through sugar cane and pineapple fields to the resort area of Kaanapali and your deluxe beachfront hotel.
Day #9 Maui - Your day is at leisure to enjoy what is considered by many to be one of the finest beaches in the world. Or you may choose to take a shuttle to the old whaling capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets and take in the beautiful ocean views. There is no limit to the adventures you can have on the gorgeous island of Maui!
Day #10 Maui - Enjoy another day in paradise! You may relax by the pool, take a stroll along the beach or just revel in the wonderful amenities of your hotel. Tonight, cap off your wonderful vacation with a farewell dinner Hawaiian-style at a traditional Polynesian Luau featuring drinks, dinner, music and a hula show.
Day #11 Maui - Tour Ends - Bid "Aloha" to Hawaii as your memorable tour ends in Maui.