Let the spirit of “Aloha” be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beachfront hotel in Waikiki. “Remember Pearl Harbor” and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. Relax and take in the natural beauty during a cruise along Wailua River. Admire the hula dance, an ancient Polynesian art form. Visit the largest Hawaiian coffee estate in Kauai and learn about the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup. See Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” In Maui visit the old royal capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets. Experience a traditional Polynesian luau, capping off your adventure through paradise.
- Itinerary Type : Standard
- Activity Level : 2
- Number of Days:10
- Number of Meals:13
- Hotels:Kauai Marriott Resort (Kauai, HI), Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (Maui, HI), Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort (Oahu, HI)
- Experiences:Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian floral lei welcome.
Enjoy a cruise on tranquil Wailua River in Kauai.
In the town of Haleiwa, learn why surfers from around the world gather here.
- Must Sees:Behold the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
Embark on a journey along Oahu's famous North Shore.
Remember Pearl Harbor as you visit the USS Arizona Memorial.
- Culinaries:Savor a Polynesian luau featuring tropical drinks and a sumptuous feast.
Spend time at the largest coffee estate in Hawaii and learn about their crop.
Itinerary (10 days)
Honolulu, Oahu - Tour Begins
Aloha! Your adventure in the sun-drenched Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival you'll be welcomed with a traditional Hawaiian floral lei before transferring to your Waikiki Beach hotel. Relax and “hang loose” — you are in Hawaii!
This morning “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you embark on a historic journey. Begin at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument to view artifacts from the attack and a short documentary on the Day of Infamy. Travel by naval launch to view the white marble-clad USS Arizona Memorial, honoring those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor attack. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state capitol building, King Kamehameha’s statue, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Oahu your way.
Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it here. The large waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers. Several television series and movies were filmed in this area. A stop in the surfing town of Haleiwa will surely be a highlight as you learn why surfers gather from all over the world with waves ranging from 2 to 40 feet! Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Here you will find surfers fueling up at the restaurants in its plantation-era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. Return to Waikiki and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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, travel to breathtaking Waimea Canyon. 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 considered the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Later, visit the largest coffee estate in Hawaii and discover the coffee bean’s journey from tree to your morning cup. Learn about sustainability practices and taste several of their coffees.
The day is yours to enjoy this beautiful island at leisure. Stroll along the beach or take advantage of your resort’s activities. You may also choose to experience the island through the eyes of Hollywood with an optional tour of the island’s famous movie filming locations.
Step aboard an open-air boat for a cruise along the tranquil Wailua River. Your captain will tell stories of days gone by before making a stop to disembark for a short guided walk to the lush, green Fern Grotto. On your return boat ride, hula dancers join you to demonstrate this ancient art form, originally performed for the volcano goddess Pele.
Kauai - Maui
Board an inter-island flight* to the “Valley Isle” of Maui, one of the most beautiful and popular outer islands. Visit the stunning Iao Valley and view the 2,000-foot-high Iao Needle, one of Maui’s famous natural landforms. Visit the old royal capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets. Travel through sugarcane fields to the resort area of Ka'anapali and arrive at your deluxe beachfront hotel.
Spend a day at leisure to see for yourself why locals say “Maui no ka oi” (Maui is the best). Perhaps you will take an optional cliff-side drive on the legendary Road to Hana. Or you may choose to take a stroll along the beach, shop for souvenirs or simply relax at your luxurious Maui resort. There is no limit to the adventures you can have on this gorgeous island!
Enjoy another day in paradise. To cap off your visit, you may decide to view the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala (optional). Tonight, complete your wonderful trip with a farewell dinner, Hawaiian-style, at a traditional Polynesian luau featuring endless tropical drinks and a sumptuous feast.
Maui - Tour Ends
Bid "Aloha" to Hawaii as your memorable tour ends in Maui.** Now, wherever your home is, you’ll always be part of the Hawaiian “ohana” (family).
This Honolulu neighborhood has been a surfer’s haven since the 1800s. It was once made of wetlands, but has been developed into a world-renowned beach. Half of the beach is specifically designated for surfers, and the water is relatively shallow. From anywhere in the area, look up and you’ll see swaying palm trees and stunning high-rises.
This lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu is an active military base, known for its harrowing World War II history. A U.S. Naval Base located there was attacked in 1941, devastating the area. The victims of the attack are honored in a series of memorials in the harbor.
Oahu's North Shore
The North Shore refers to the north facing coastal area of the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. The area is known for its pristine, 7+ mile-long stretch of beaches and massive waves reaching up to 30-feet high. Because of the immense waves here, the North Shore is a popular area for surfers and is home to various surfing competitions, such as the famous Triple Crown of Surfing.
Known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is about 10 miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep. Located on the island of Kaua’i, its name is Hawaiian for “reddish water,” depicting the erosion of the red canyon soil by a river.
Kauai Coffee Estate
The Kauai Coffee Estate is the largest in the U.S. This coffee orchard grows over 4 million trees, which thrive from the warm climate, rich volcanic earth, mountain rain, and trade winds. Learn the process from planting, to harvesting, to roasting – and get a taste of the delicious pick-me-up.
Fern Grotto is a fern-covered lava-rock grotto along the Wailua River of Kauai. The beautiful area is like a tropical wonderland. Visitors are often treated to musicians taking advantage of the natural acoustics of the fern covering. The grotto was once only open to Hawaiian royalty, but is now a popular sight to see.
This lush stream-carved valley in Maui is full of natural wonders. One main attraction is the 2,000-foot-high Iao Needle, a high peak created by the erosion of softer rock around it. The valley has been a sacred part of Hawaiian culture for centuries.
Known as "relentless sun," Lahaina has been a royal city and a historic whaling town. Today Lahaina on the west coast of Maui is on the National Register of Historic Places with 55 acres set aside for a historic district. Author Herman Melville immortalized the whaling era here in his classic novel, Moby Dick, and today tourists can stroll along the beaches and revel in the migrating whales making the area off the coast their winter home.
As a way to commemorate a milestone, event or historic victory, the Luau began as a celebration with food and entertainment. Luau is the Hawaiian name for the Taro Leaf and today is represented in the common side dish of Poi (taro root starch) served alongside the succulent earth-oven-roasted Kalua pig. Traditional music and dance in the form of the hula and Samoan fire dance delight all participants as the stars begin twinkling in the sky.