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Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

11 day Luxury Tour - from £6262

Hawaii’s traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature. Experience the magic of this tropical island and meet its gentle people, as you celebrate local traditions and discover amazing historical sites, lush rain forests and palm-fringed beaches.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the only official royal residence in the US
  • USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour
  • Tour a coffee farm
  • Visit Volcanoes National Park
  • Experience unrivalled views
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Oahu

Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival in Hawaii, you will be greeted with a smile and a traditional flower lei before being transferred to your elegant Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach. You’ll be met by the doorman and whisked up to the airy eighth-floor lobby to check in. You will be swept away amid the ocean breeze to spaces that frame the surrounding natural beauty and experiences that draw inspiration from local traditions. You will then be escorted to your upscale studio. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. The rest of the day is yours to relax or start exploring Waikiki on your own.

In the evening, meet with your travel companions for a welcome drink at the second-floor wine bar overlooking Honolulu’s famous beach, followed by a Welcome Dinner served at the open-air Market restaurant, highlighting the best of Hawaii’s regional and seasonal offerings through a daily menu.

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Oahu

This morning you will partake in a renowned experience as you are taken on a private, guided visit of Iolani Palace, the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii, from the Kamehameha to the Kalākaua Dynasty. It was the home of Hawaii’s reigning monarchs and served as the official royal residence and the centre of the Kingdom’s political and social life until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893. Learn about Hawaiian royalty as you explore this unique palace and its royal collections, the only royal palace on American soil. Later head to the Eastern Shores of the island before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Oahu

Start the day with a private, before-hours guided visit of the Hawaiian Hall at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. The museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honour of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. You’ll have all the three floors of the spectacular Hawaiian Hall to yourselves and your expert guides. Each of the three floors will take you on a journey through the different realms of Hawaii.

Afterwards, head for historic Pearl Harbor National Monument, where you will be met by your personal veteran guide. Take the short boat ride which brings you to World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial. Next, head for the Punchbowl, the crater that is home to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, dinner will be served at restaurant Alan Wong’s. As Chef Alan Wong ceaselessly raises the bar for creativity, innovation, quality and service, your experience here will truly reflect Hawaii regional cuisine at its finest with a five-course tasting menu inspired by the diverse ethnic cultures found in Hawaii and the freshly farmed ingredients from the islands.

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Hawaii Island

Fly to the island of Hawaii, also known as the ‘Big Island’. It is the youngest of the Hawaiian Archipelago and home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world’s most active and accessible volcanoes, making up Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Stop at the Kilauea Visitor Centre for an introduction to the park. Enjoy creative Hawaiian cuisine at The Rim, overlooking the Kilauea caldera and the billowing Halema’uma’u Crater. Then drive along Rim Drive circling Kilauea Caldera past the park’s main attractions; the Kilauea overlook, Devastation Trail and Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook.

In the tropical forest area, hidden by thick ferns is the entrance to the Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku), a long, subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava; it’s one of the park’s main attractions. Stop at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, one of Hawaii’s most famous black sand beaches. It is also popular with the large honu, (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles), which are often found basking in the sun there. Your day ends at your resort, where the rest of the day is yours to relax.

Hotel: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 - Hawaii Island

If you’re interested, wake up early for a private yoga session on the most beautiful beach in Hawaii. Then another exclusive experience awaits you as you witness artistry coffee making from farm-to-cup. You will be taken through the coffee making steps from seed planting to hand-picking, the artful milling, roasting and finally, tasting. You will then join the Bolton family who own the farm for a delicious al-fresco lunch served in the coffee fields, of course followed by a curated coffee sampling.  There will then be some time for you to wander through the town of Kailua-Kona before heading back to your hotel to relax. This evening, you have the choice of a traditional Hawaiian luau at your hotel, or dinner at one of the acclaimed local restaurants.

Hotel: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Kauai

Fly to Lihue on the island of Kauai this morning. On arrival, you will head straight for Kilohana, Kauai’s Legendary Plantation Estate. Here, you will be met by a local expert and you will be having lunch on the plantation grounds. After lunch, head for Waimea Canyon. As you travel through the impressive Waimea Canyon, you’ll learn about the culture, history and traditions of the island of Kauai. At 14 miles long, one mile wide, and 3,600 feet deep, you’ll understand why Mark Twain was the first to lend it its nickname, ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’. Marvel at the geological kaleidoscope of reds, oranges and browns. It’s a contrast from the lush green valleys with its vibrant colours and barren landscapes. There will be several stops along Waimea Canyon Drive, including the Waimea Canyon Lookout and the Waipio Falls.

Your day ends as you check in at your beachfront resort, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The rest of the day is yours to relax in your Ocean View room or explore the resort.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 - Kauai

You have the entire morning at leisure to pursue your own interests. For a once in a lifetime experience, we recommend an optional helicopter excursion that will take you to places inaccessible by land. Soar above two of the most recognizable landmarks on the island: Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve, one of the most stunning and pristine coastlines in the world. This adventure culminates with a trip past the ‘Jurassic Falls’, Kauai’s famous waterfall and finishes over Hanapepe Valley, also known for the location of many scenes in the Jurassic Park movie collection.

This afternoon, head for the windward side of the island and pull off the road at the Hanalei Valley Look Out to get your shot of one of the most photographed places in Hawaii. The Hanalei Valley is an enchanted site charmed with the likes of countless waterfalls, rainbows and fields of taro set against the backdrop of the carved out and waterfall bejewelled Namolokama mountain. Later you’ll meet your guide for a private, after-hours visit to the famous Allerton Gardens. See rainforest trees with tall curving roots, bamboo groves, a cut-flower garden and tropical fruit trees. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a mai tai watching the sunset, followed by a private dinner served on the lanai of the Allerton Estate.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Maui

Fly to Kahului on the island of Maui today. A tropical paradise known as ‘The Valley Isle’, it has been consistently voted ‘Best Island in the World’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. Hawaii’s second largest island offers visitors a remarkably beautiful and welcoming environment to enjoy a wide variety of beach, ocean and island adventures. Head for the Iao Needle State Monument for a quick stop to view the iconic 1,200-foot Iao Needle, surrounded by towering emerald peaks. Aside from its natural tropical beauty, the sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790, at the Battle of Kepaniwai, that King Kamehameha I clashed with Maui’s army in his quest to unite the islands.

Later, head to historical Lahaina before transferring to your hotel, the Fairmont Kea Lani, an oceanfront paradise on Maui’s coveted Wailea coast and Hawaii’s only oceanfront all-suite resort. The rest of the day is yours to do at you please.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Maui

After breakfast, drive up to Mount Haleakala National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve. Dubbed ‘House of the Sun’ by native Hawaiians, it’s the world’s largest dormant volcano. Descending through Maui Upcountry, stop at Bev Gannon’s famous Hali’imaile General Store. Indulge in an exclusive lunch while learning about the unique culture of paniolos – Hawaiian cowboys. Paniolos have existed since the 1800s and have their own rich culture that makes them distinct from their mainland cousins. After lunch, experience Maui Your Way with a choice between a visit to Maui Gold Pineapple or an interactive glass blowing experience at Makai Glass Maui.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10 - Maui

Today is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Relax and enjoy the resort’s luxurious facilities or partake in an exhilarating locally experience. From helicopter flights to a snorkelling cruise, your guide is on hand to help you plan your day. Back at the resort, get ready for this evening’s dinner at Kō restaurant. This award-winning signature restaurant offers plantation inspired cuisine featuring Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese menu items.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 – Depart Maui

Say ‘A hui hou’ to the islands and your newfound friends as you transfer back to the airport for your journey home. Please allow a minimum of two hours for departure flight check-in at Kahului Airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.

Meals: Breakfast

11 day Luxury Tour - from £6262

With flights from £6845

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  • Add extra nights in Oahu- from £328
  • Add extra nights in Maui– from £293
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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class luxury touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Luxury Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 16 included experiences
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options
  • Door to door UK transfers

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