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Oahu & Maui: Beaches, History and Fabulous Scenery

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,066

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy an unbeatable Hawaiian combo on this trip to Oahu and Maui. Discover the landscape of Oahu, tour Pearl Harbor, and cruise the coastline in a glass-bottom boat before you connect to Maui to drive the Hana Highway and enjoy a fabulous sunset dinner cruise. You’ll also have a rental car on Maui to explore at leisure.


This 8-day Hawaiian vacation takes you to the islands of Oahu and Maui. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and a car rental on Maui. 

Your trip to Hawaii begins in Honolulu, the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, where you’ll relax in the comfortable accommodations of 4-star Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, located right on famous Waikiki Beach. A sightseeing day trip will take you outside the city to discover the beauty of Oahu. Pass into the Ko’olau Mountains, skirt famous surfing beaches, and descend into the Waimea Valley to spot waterfalls and verdant jungle, before capping off the tour at the Dole Plantation, where you’ll stroll through fields of pineapples and sugarcane. The next day, pay your respects and learn about World War II history at Pearl Harbor. You’ll tour the Visitor Center, the USS Arizona Memorial, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater before you continue the tour into downtown Honolulu to see Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian royal palace. On your final full day on Oahu, cruise in a glass bottom boat from Kewalo Basin Harbor to Le’ahi, watching the world beneath the waves along the journey. You’ll enjoy the beautiful views of Oahu and have a good chance of spotting reef sharks, dolphins, and sea turtles. 

Continue your Hawaii vacation by connecting to Maui, picking up your rental car, and settling into your accommodations at Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. During your time on Maui, you’ll discover its enviable landscape with a road trip along the Hana Highway, also known as the Road to Hana. Follow the coastline and all 620 curves in the road and pass over 54 one-lane bridges during one of the most beautiful road trips in America. During your journey, you’ll learn about the island history and stop off at Wai’anapanapa Beach to stroll its black sands. The next day, enjoy a sunset dinner cruise that offers beautiful views of the Maui mountains and a three-course dinner with drinks. You may even spot humpback whales as you feast. 

At the end of your Hawaiian vacation, you’ll drop off your rental car and connect to the airport on Maui for onward travels. 


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,066

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Day 1

Arrive Honolulu

Following arrival at Honolulu International Airport, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. 

Balance of day at leisure to relax or explore Honolulu at your own pace.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

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    Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort



    Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is an ideal place to stay for any traveller. Located on the famous Waikiki Beach and just steps away from the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre with luxury shopping and diverse dinning. The property features an exquisite lobby and 525 guest …

    Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is an ideal place to stay for any traveller. Located on the famous Waikiki Beach and just steps away from the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre with luxury shopping and diverse dinning. The property features an exquisite lobby and 525 guest rooms dressed in contemporary island style. The hotel brings Hawaii's traditions to life with displays of royal artefacts, and with workshops conducted by respected teachers of music, art, and history.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Complimentary Cultural Activities
    • Complimentary Local and Long Distance Phone Calls to US and Canada
    • Complimentary Newspaper
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Full Day Island Sightseeing Day Trip

Uncover Oahu's majestic grandeur on a full-day excursion. Ride in a spacious, air-conditioned bus and be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic scenery that is found behind every corner.
History comes alive before your eyes as you weave your way up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands.

Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.

Cruise along 7 miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu's north shore and sample the local flavors along the way.

Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality, and island traditions. Your guide will take you through the botanical gardens of this vast and tranquil setting.

Learn how deeply embedded tradition is in today's Hawaiian culture. Around the corner is the historic Dole Plantation surrounded by rows of pineapples and fields of sugarcane. Learn from your guide the rich plantation history and describe how this famously sweet plant became a symbol of Hawaii.

Duration7 Hours
Day 3

Half Day Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Spend the day visiting the most important historical sites and landmarks of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu City Hall, and more.

Begin your tour with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy the exhibits, galleries, and displays before boarding a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along "Battleship Row".

Step off the boat to explore the USS Arizona Memorial, then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. See the historical landmark against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush foliage.

Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. Spot the impressive state buildings and learn about the Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's last reigning monarch and the only royal palace in the United States.

Make your way to the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. See the Eternal Flame, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Liberty Bell, the majestic statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church.

Duration5 Hours
Day 4

Afternoon Glass Bottom Boat Tour in Waikiki

If adventure is what you seek, join this daily boat tour. Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii's South Shore as you head out from the slip in the Kewalo Basin Harbor and head toward Le'ahi. Discover the underwater world while staying dry on the glass-bottom boat.

Aboard the Haleiwa Queen, enjoy the clear view of the Pacific Ocean floor as you cruise over live tropical reefs and one of Hawaii's shipwrecks.

Keep an eye out for honu sea turtles, eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all from the deck of the vessel through the glass bottom boat viewports. Experience a unique perspective of Honolulu, above and below the surface.

Duration1 Hour
Day 5

Honolulu to Maui

Today you transfer from the hotel to Honolulu International Airport for your flight to Maui (flight not included in price).

On arrival in Maui pick up your car rental and drive to your hotel.

Balance of day at leisure to explore Maui at your own pace.

 

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach

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    Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach



    Adjacent to Whalers Village shopping mall, this laid-back beachfront hotel with 2 towers is across the street from Kaanapali Golf Course and 0.4 miles from Kaanapali Parkway. The tropical-style studios and suites feature private balconies and full kitchens with dishwashers, as well as free Wi-Fi …

    Adjacent to Whalers Village shopping mall, this laid-back beachfront hotel with 2 towers is across the street from Kaanapali Golf Course and 0.4 miles from Kaanapali Parkway.

    The tropical-style studios and suites feature private balconies and full kitchens with dishwashers, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Many have sea views. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

    Amenities include a spa, an oceanfront outdoor pool and a sauna, plus a fitness center and 2 tennis courts. There's also a courtyard garden with a koi pond, picnic areas and BBQs. A 2-night minimum stay is required.

    Facilities

    • Barbeque Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Picnic Area
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Tennis Courts

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Day 6

Full Day Road to Hana Tour

Cruise along winding roads on the iconic Hana Highway, also known as the Road to Hana. Enjoy a route of 620 curves and 54 one-lane bridges with scenic views of the Maui coastline.

Let your local guide "talk story" and share more about Hawaii's rich history. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an exciting and memorable tour aboard a spacious mini-bus.

Begin your adventure with a local-style breakfast before embarking on your journey to Hana. Enjoy multiple stops along the route, including the beautiful Ho'okipa Beach. Pause at Kaumahina State Park to experience the vistas of the northeast coastline of the island and the Ke'Anae Peninsula.

From there, travel along the winding roads to Pua'a Ka'a State Park, where you can stretch, grab a snack, and take a swim in the refreshing natural spring. Then, cruise over to the gorgeous Wai'anapanapa beach to marvel at the black sand.

Once you're in Hana, head down to Hana Bay to enjoy a local-style lunch. Continue your trip around the island to the world-famous Haleakala. From here, you will see scenic ocean views from the top of the mountain, along with tropical rainforest behind you.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration10 Hours
Day 7

Lahaina: Sunset Dinner Cruise with Music

Departing from Pier One in Lahaina Harbor, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a delicious three-course meal, listen to island-style music and watch the sun go down while cruising the waves on a state-of-the-art catamaran.

Once aboard you will be seated by our crew at tables assigned based on the size of your party. Once you've settled in, our table side service will begin and the crew will bring you warm breadsticks and water. Your dinner cruise includes two free drinks, once the catamaran has motored out of the harbor, we will take your drink order. We typically serve local beers from Maui Brewing Company, Cabernet and Chardonnay wine, cocktails such as Mai-Tai's, Pina Colada's, Margarita's, Tequila Sunrise, etc., soda, juice, and water.

Your meal begins with a crisp Caesar salad, homemade buttery croutons, shredded parmesan cheese and warm breadsticks. For the main course, your options are rosemary garlic roasted prime rib, fresh Mahi-Mahi with lemon buttery caper sauce or penne pasta with fresh Thai basil marinara sauce.

On the side, enjoy freshly sourced vegetables sauteed and steamed white rice with shoyu sauce. For dessert delight in homemade double-layer chocolate cake or New York-style cheesecake.

Relax as the sun sets behind the distant Maui mountains and keep an eye out for humpback whales while you enjoy your delicious dinner cruise.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Depart Maui

Drive to Kahului International Airport and return your car rental before your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers (Oahu)
  • 4 days Intermediate Car Rental with unlimited mileage (Mazda 3 or similar) on Maui
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Waikiki
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Kaanapali
  • Shared Full Day Island Sightseeing Day Trip by Bus (Oahu)
  • Shared Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour (Oahu)
  • Shared Afternoon Glass Bottom Boat Tour in Waikiki (Oahu)
  • Shared Road to Hana Full Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers (Maui)
  • Shared Lahaina: Sunset Dinner Cruise with Music (Maui)
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Car rental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfares & airfare taxes
  • Entrances fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Road tolls
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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17 Apr 2023
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