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Hawaiian Adventure

10 day Small Group Tour - from £2264

This active island-hopping tour takes in the very best that Hawaii has to offer. With hiking, snorkelling, 4×4 touring, mountain biking and Hawaiian culture, you’ll dig beneath the surface as you explore three islands.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Pearl Harbour
  • Cruise from North Shore Beach to Paradise Point
  • Zodiac tour and snorkelling in Kealakekua Bay
  • Hit the hiking trails in Volcanoes National Park
  • 4×4 guided tour of the Waipio Valley on Big Island
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Honolulu, Oahu

Aloha. Welcome to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and the 50th American State. You will have a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby at 18:00 this evening to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. Please look for a notice in the hotel lobby where it will take place.

There is a lot to do in Honolulu and it is highly recommended to book a few extra days to make the most of your time here. If you do arrive early, why not go snorkelling at Hanauma Bay or visit the Dole Plantation or Polynesian Cultural Centre? The Waikiki area is also ideal for soaking up the sun’s rays, which are almost as famous as the beach itself.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki similar

Day 2 - Pearl Harbour, Oahu

The infamous incident at Pearl Harbour was a surprise military attack by the Japanese against the United States naval base, on the morning of December 7, 1941. It has since become known as the Battle of Pearl Harbour, and sparked off the United States’ participation in World War II. Today is a sobering visit to this historic site with an audio guide provided. Included is admission to and information on the Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri, roundtrip transportation to Ford Island, Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbour Visitors Centre, Submarine Museum and Park and Oklahoma Memorial. In the afternoon, we lighten the mood with a beautiful drive along the coast from North Shore Beach House to Paradise Point for sunset. Popular with surfers, it also doubles as a great place for people watching.

Hotel: Queen Kapiolani Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Kailua Kona, Hawaii Island

With Oahu in the background, you fly to Big Island where you spend the next four nights. You’ll notice the landscape and flora changing between islands and today is no different. To get you in the Big Island spirit, your first stop is Kealakekua Bay Park where you board Zodiac boats to a secluded bay. It is here you spend the next few hours discovering the marine world beneath the water’s surface with a mask and snorkel. You spend the night in Kona Town on the west coast of Hawaii, where you have the option of swimming with Manta Rays. One thing is for certain, you’ll want to head down to the beach for dinner to sample the ribs at TJ’S BBQ.

Hotel: Royal Kona Resort or similar

Day 4 - Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island

For all you culture vultures, enjoy a visit to Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which brings Hawaiian culture to life. It was in this sacred place that people who had committed crimes or broken the laws of the people, ended up seeking refuge from the death penalty. Upon arrival, you’ll notice the great wall marking borders between the royal grounds and the sanctuary.Many ki’i (carved wooden images) surround the Hale o Keawe temple,housing the bones of the chiefs. Surrounded by palm-lined beaches, wooden carvings,  massive lava rock wall and reconstructed villages, the locations simply idyllic. Your next stop is Punalu’u black sand beach. Honu – Hawaiian Green Turtles, are often spotted in this palm fringed paradise. While it isn’t the best swimming spot, you can hang out with these locals on the black sand, on which they bask on. Just make sure to give them the distance they require.

Hotel: Volcano Inn or similar

Day 5 - Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island

Today you’ll explore sections of the Crater Rim Trail, taking in Kilauea’s spectacular variety of incredible volcanic features and ecosystems. The scenery and landscape changes significantly from shady forests with birds signing to steaming vents, desert-like-terrain and vast craters. Keep an eye out for Hawaii’s state bird, the highly endangered Nene Goose. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Chain of Craters road. Travel through dense rain forest into desolate black lava fields, discover ancient petroglyphs and end by the ocean with views of the Holei Sea Arch. On your way back to your hotel enjoy a stop at Volcano Winery, where you can opt for a unique wine tasting experience.

Hotel: Volcano Inn or similar

Day 6 - Waipio Valley, Hawaii Island

Continue following the coast to the sacred and unbelievably beautiful Waipio Valley. A locally led 4×4 tour of the valley and introduction to Hawaiian history and culture is included to help you dig beneath the surface of this beautiful area. Afterwards, enjoy a short stop at small town of Hawi, North Kohala’s ‘biggest little town’. This historic town, set in the green northern tip of the island, was once the busy hub of North Kohala’s now defunct sugar industry. Now, it is home to a handful of harming art galleries and restaurants set in colourful and lively plantation buildings. From here head back to Kona where you overnight.

Hotel: Royal Kona Resort or similar

Day 7 - Lahaina, Maui

This morning you wave goodbye to Big Island, ready for touch down on the idyllic island of Maui. Once you’ve landed, you drive to Lahaina where the remainder of the day free to explore or hit the beach. Maui is a popular tourist destination and although it can at times be busy, it is also said to be one of the world’s top island destinations. Maui offers those quintessential views of Hawaii that you would imagine when conjuring up images of this tropical paradise.

Hotel: Ka’anapali Ocean Inn or similar

Day 8 - Haleakala National Park, Maui

Today is all about exploring the island on two wheels – and what better way than Maui’s famous 23 mile downhill? You’ll drop 3,000 feet in 10 miles and curve around 29 switch backs, stopping often to enjoy incredible vistas of west Maui surrounded by the Pacific. You’ll pass by vegetable truck farms, protea farms, lodges, galleries and Kula botanical gardens. This is the perfect way to experience the real side of Maui. You’ll definitely need a cocktail back at the hotel with a view of the sunset to wind down afterwards.

Hotel: Ka’anapali Ocean Inn or similar

Day 9 - Maui

By now you’ll have a good idea of just how beautiful Maui is, but it would be a shame to send you on your way without first seeing more of what the island has to offer. Today we’ve included a full day driving tour on the ‘Road to Hana’ with loads of stops along the way to stretch your legs. The day includes multiple waterfalls and viewpoints, plus visits to Waianapanapa State Park and Hana Town. Please be aware, the roads can get quite windy, but the endless views should help to ease any motion sickness. However, another option, is to view the ‘Road to Hana’ by helicopter, taking in the jagged coastline, towering waterfalls and the option to land in lush rain forest. If you would prefer to stay at the hotel, there are options to rent stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Or you might wish to rent a snorkel, and go in search of Honu, Kaanapali beach is well known for turtle sightings.

Hotel: Ka’anapali Ocean Inn or similar

Day 10 - Depart Maui

All good things come to an end and with your tour finishing in the morning (breakfast is available from 7am), it is time to wave goodbye not only to Hawaii, but also your new-found travel buddies. If the thought of reality is simply too much to bear, why not book a few post-tour nights and ‘live the dream’ a while longer? 

10 day Small Group Tour - from £2264

With flights from £3144

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OPTIONS

  • Add a 3 night City Stay in San Francisco – from £315
  • Add a 3 night City Stay in Los Angeles – from £324
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 2021
21 February 2020 29 January 2021
24 April 2020 19 February 2021
17 July 2020 18 March 2021
30 October 2020 22 April 2021
13 May 2021
17 June 2021
15 July 2021
5 August 2021
9 September 2021
28 October 2021
25 November 2021

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

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

Your Small Group Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with free WiFi
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Maximum group size 13
  • A friendly and knowledgeable tour leader
  • Extra night options

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