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Four Flavours of Paradise: O'ahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 6,888

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Many travellers have been to some of the islands multiple times but visiting all four in one trip is still something of a bucket list choice. What a fabulous two weeks, though, to experience the different nuances of each island. A car is included in Kauai, Maui and the Big Island, offering great flexibility to discover amazing landscapes at a leisurely pace. Highlights also include Pearl Harbor, a must-see visit on O'ahu, Maui’s Road to Hana, plus a snorkeling trip to Captain Cook’s monument on the Big Island. This trip will provide you with plenty of material for many dinner parties.


Please refer to the itinerary for a detailed description of this trip. 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 6,888

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrive to 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.

Accommodation: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village offers the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic Hawaiian hospitality. Discover over 90 shops and boutiques and a diverse, international selection of restaurants. The resort's beachfront Super Pool is the largest on the island and on Friday night it becomes the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment, ending with a spectacular fireworks show.

Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You might just spend some time walking along vibrant Waikiki’s Kalakaua Avenue. A perfect place for shopping, dining, or enjoying the views and a drink.  

Day 3

O'ahu: Honolulu - 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

Honolulu to Kauai

A private transfer will take you from your hotel to Honolulu International Airport for your flight to Kauai (flight not included in price).

On arrival at Lihue Airport, pick up your car rental and drive to hotel.

Balance of day at leisure to relax or begin your exploration of Kauai.

Accommodation: Kauai Beach Resort

This hotel is a peaceful getaway spot on a great setting. It is conveniently located for siteseeing as it is only 6.6 kms from Wailua Falls, 32 kms from Waimea Canyon, 40 kms from Napali Coast. The hotel is set on a 5 km beach on Kauai eastern Coconut Coast. Located just minutes from the town of Lihue and 6.4 kms from the airport. Beautifully decorated rooms are appointed with soothing island decor, lovely furnishings, stained wood doors, "plantation" louvered closet and spacious bathrooms with travertine marble.

Duration3 Nights
Day 5

Day at Leisure

Kauai’s scenery is truly stunning and its moniker of ‘Garden Isle’ hardly describes the incredibly lush and dramatic landscapes. On your first day of leisure we suggest that you explore the southwest side of the island with the breathtaking Waimea Canyon being the focal point.

Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today we suggest that you drive to Kauai’s North Shore with its amazing green mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Day 7

Kauai to Maui

Today you make your way from the hotel to the airport to start the journey to Maui (flight not included in price).

On arrival at Maui pick-up your rental car and drive to the hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax or start exploring Maui.

Accommodation: 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 and flat-screen TVs

 

Duration3 Nights
Day 8

Maui: Small-Group Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an unhurried Hawaiian adventure as you travel along the world-famous Road to Hāna. Join a guided small-group tour with lunch and round-trip transportation from your Maui hotel.

Get picked up from your hotel and start your experience with a breakfast of fresh fruit and locally made pastries. Afterwards, follow the coastal road through breathtaking valleys, lush rainforests, and desert-like landscapes.

Learn about Hawaiian culture, history, myths, and legends from your expert guide. Be sure to make the most of the photo opportunities of the waterfalls, cliffs, lush rainforest, and other sights along the route.

Cool off with a swim at one of Hawaii’s unique beaches, and admire the extraordinary white, red, and black sands. You’ll be served a delicious Tahitian BBQ meal for lunch.

After lunch, dive deeper into the island’s culture with visits to the small towns and villages of rural Maui. Meet local people, see tropical fruit farms, and gain an insight into traditional Hawaiian life.

At the end of your full-day trip, you’ll be dropped off back at your Maui hotel.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration10 Hours
Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is all about relaxing around the pool. But since you have a car, why not drive up to Kapalua and check out its famous Plantation Golf course.

Day 10

Maui to The Big Island

Today you make your way from the hotel to the airport to start the journey to Kona (flight not included in price).

On arrival at Kona's Ellison Onizuka International Airport pick-up your rental car and drive to the hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax or start exploring The Big Island.

Accommodation: Hilton Waikoloa Village

Feel the spirit of Aloha at Hilton Waikoloa Village, a spectacular oceanfront playground, set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island. Fill each moment of your stay with amazing new experiences.

Duration3 Nights
Day 11

Big Island: Morning Snorkel Sail to Captain Cook’s Monument

The Hoku Nui sets sail from Keauhou Bay at 8:30 am. Keep a watchful eye out for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Hawaiian Humpback Whales (seasonal Dec-April), and other marine life while you sail down the beautiful Kona Coast. As you enjoy your tropical-style breakfast, entering Historic Kealakekua Bay, you will observe the world-famous Captain Cook Monument (sail time approx. 45 min.) Your snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the Marine Sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay.

Your captain will select the best snorkeling sites in Kealakekua Bay, while the friendly and professional crew members provide site briefings and historical facts. The crew members also provide snorkel tips and basic instructions to guests of all ages and experience levels. Life jackets, floatation noodles, and viewfinder boards as well as masks, fins, and snorkels are provided aboard the Hoku Nui. The crew members will help you enter and exit the water if needed and will provide fish identification cards. They will even take you on a guided snorkeling tour and have lunch ready when you have snorkeled up an appetite. Snorkel time is approximately one hour at each location.

Make sure to bring an underwater camera to capture the colorful schools of fish, pods of spinner dolphins that are also commonly spotted in the bay, and the landscaped ledges of ancient lava flows. You will then have a moment for another breathtaking view of the bay while you enjoy a sumptuous lunch with beverages. Exiting the bay, you set sail for "Red Hill" (weather permitting). The Red Hill area is home to unique underwater lava formations such as archways and lava tubes, and more snorkeling with schools of vibrant sea life. As your snorkel adventure comes to an end, you will set sail back to Keauhou Bay arriving by 1 pm (approx.), with majestic memories of your Sea Paradise trip that will last a lifetime.

Duration4.5 Hours
Day 12

Day at Leisure

Today is your day at leisure, but perhaps you are keen to really explore more of the island by car. How about driving to the other side of the island to Hilo? Saddle Road is the shortest route and takes about 1.5 hours. Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea saddle the road and you get to an altitude of 6,700 ft.

Day 13

Depart Kona

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

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in O'ahu
  • 4 days Intermediate Car Rental with unlimited mileage (Mazda 3 or similar) Kauai
  • 4 days Intermediate Car Rental with unlimited mileage (Mazda 3 or similar) on Maui
  • 4 days Intermediate Car Rental with unlimited mileage (Mazda 3 or similar) on the Big Island
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Waikiki (O'ahu)
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Kauai
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Maui
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Kona (Big Island)
  • Shared O'ahu: Honolulu – Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour
  • Shared Maui: Small-Group Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour
  • Shared Big Island: Morning Snorkel Sail to Captain Cook's Monument
  • 1 Lunch


PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Car rental insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & 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.


17 Apr 2024
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