GLOBUS 2024: Grand Hawaii Vacation (EK)
13 Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui
Every day is Hawaiian shirt day on this ultimate vacation to Hawaii and its lush, tropical islands. How else would you dress for palm-lined beaches, breezy scenic cruises, and traditional luaus with haupia and hula? Even your loudest prints will serve as camouflage as you journey through the resplendent rainforests of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii. A kaleidoscope of hues for the eyes, the Hawaiian Islands equally spread the wonder across all senses. The sweet fragrance of orchids and jasmine fill the air, the sounds of crashing waves and plucking ukuleles can be heard for miles, and the taste of rich Kona coffee, buttery macadamia nuts, and soft Hawaiian sweetbread are worth the trip alone. Leading you to verdant valleys and sky-high volcanoes, sprawling plantations and scenic parks, and historic museums and heart-warming memorials, this tour of Hawaii is as beautiful as your boldest Hawaiian shirt.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Honolulu||Welcome to Honolulu! Meet your Tour Director in the lobby between 3pm and 6pm.TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORY & TRADITION Located on the south shore of Oahu, this capital city is known for its white-sand beaches, cosmopolitan shopping, eclectic dining, and famed sites. Once the home of Hawaiian royalty, Honolulu welcomes visitors from around the world to explore this tropical paradise.|
|Day 2||Honolulu||Heroes of the Sea This morning, meet with your Tour Director and traveling companions for breakfast and a welcome meeting. Next, head out on a guided sightseeing tour that includes Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and Museum, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, 'Iolani Palace, and Kamehameha the Great statue. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTSACRED SITE Visit the National Memorial and learn about one of the most pivotal moments U.S. history. Cruise over to the USS Arizona Memorial and pay your respects to the 1,177 crewmen that were killed here on December 7, 1941. To this day, over 900 crewmen are entombed in the ship's wreckage 40 feet below the water here. You will also have an opportunity to visit the museum, an excellent way to learn about Pearl Harbor Day, the Japanese strategy and military craft, and the individuals involved in the attack.|
|Day 3||Honolulu||Island Treasures Today is free to relax, swim, enjoy water sports, or laze on the beach. Take the optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, a dinner buffet, and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than 100 performers. (B)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE Spend free time in Honolulu with an optional excursion on a sunset cruise featuring a dinner, show, and breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the beautiful Kahala Gold Coast.! This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.|
|Day 4||Kona||Polynesian Pleasures Board a morning flight to the 'Big Island' of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hilo on the east coast, drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here, see Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Next, enjoy an included lunch followed by a stop at [LF] Punalu'u Bake Shop to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional treat is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. (B,L)LOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Hawaiian sweetbread dates back to the 19th century with an influx of Portuguese sugar workers arrived in Hawaii. It continued in 1950 when a bakery was opened in Hilo by Robert R. Taira and his quest to replicate Portuguese sweetbread in Hawaii began. Since perfecting the recipe, the bread has grown in popularity and is a must try when on the Big Island!|
|Day 5||Kona||Feasts & Fire This morning, visit the [LF] Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, where you have the opportunity to learn about the history of Kona's coffee industry and the remarkable pioneers who established these farms. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive luau. You'll have the chance to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM Join a spectacular cultural experience at tonight's Feast & Fire Luau. Sit under the stars along the majestic Kona coast with breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Feast on a generous spread of mouth-watering island fare while dancers, musicians, and artists bring the stage to life through traditional dance, live theatrical performance, and music.|
|Day 6||Kona||Surf's Up! Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes or enjoy an optional snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay. (B)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in Kona with an optional Zip & Dip excursion. This full day of adventure awaits featuring ziplining, lunch overlooking the Pololu Valley, and a refreshing waterfall swim! This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.|
|Day 7||Kauai||Paradise Found A scenic flight to the 'Garden Isle' of Kauai, whose lush landscapes featuring orchids, hibiscus, and plumeria are often used as a setting for Hollywood films depicting tropical paradise. Upon arrival, proceed to Kilohana Plantation and join your Tour Director, who hosts a special lunch. Afterward, enjoy a narrated train ride which takes you on a tour of the historic plantation that passes through fruit orchards, lush gardens, and tropical farmland. Next, view pretty `Opaeka`a Falls on the Wailua River before continuing to your resort. (B,L)TOUR HIGHLIGHTRUGGED BEAUTY Kauai is Hawaii's fourth largest island and is also the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. Known for its rugged lush landscapes, Kauai has areas that are only accessible by air or sea. This adventurer's playground has activities for everyone!|
|Day 8||Kauai||Beaches & Breezes Spend the day as you please! Take in refreshing ocean breezes from the beautiful white-sand beaches, immersing yourself in the heart of the island's beauty. Enjoy free time to relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. Optional tours include helicopter flightseeing or a zipline adventure in the mountains. (B,D)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE of Kauai up in the air! Get a close-up encounter with the wonders of the Garden Isle of Kauai including sites of many famous movies and TV shows on this incredible optional helicopter flightseeing adventure! This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.|
|Day 9||Kauai||Gifts from the Earth Drive to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed in the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include Waimea Canyon, the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific,' and Hanapepe Valley. A stop at the largest coffee plantation in Hawaii, [LF] Kauai Coffee Plantation, includes time at the visitor center, where you can learn about coffee production and the history of the Kauai Coffee Company. En route back to your hotel see Spouting Horn, the famous blowhole created from a lava tube. Spend your last evening on Kauai relaxing at the resort, exploring further, or indulging yourself in some souvenir shopping. (B)LOCAL FAVORITECULTURE & TRADITION Kauai Coffee Plantation, the largest coffee plantation in the U.S. with over four million coffee trees! Learn why Kauai's climate is perfect for growing coffee and produces some of the highest quality beans in the world. See how the coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted on the island.|
|Day 10||Maui||Maui Magic A morning flight takes you to the 'Valley Island' of Maui. Drive to the lush `Iao Valley to see the `Iao Needle, a spectacular volcanic spire. Visit Lahaina, then continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Built around legendary Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) on famous Kaanapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa welcomes guests to enjoy spectacular views and wide-open spaces for soulful reflection and a deeper connection to nature. In fact, there may be no land-based vantage point better for watching whales and the sun setting into the Pacific. Relax by the lagoon-style pool or at the full-service spa, dine at one of the numerous restaurants, join in the daily cultural activities or water sports, and stay in one of the newly renovated rooms with a view of the ocean.|
|Day 11||Maui||Snorkel, Surf & Sand Enjoy a free day in Maui. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Haleakala National Park or a snorkel cruise. There's plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel's facilities and beach. (B)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in Maui with an optional cruise on a luxury catamaran to two of Maui's premier snorkel destinations and encounter tropical fish, green sea turtles, and other unique wildlife followed by a delicious barbecue lunch. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.|
|Day 12||Maui||Adventure on the Reef Today enjoy an included cruise. From mid-November to mid-April, take a cruise to search for the humpback whales that populate the waters. The remainder of the year features a cruise on the Reef Dancer, a semi-submarine that features an underwater viewing cabin where you can observe marine life and the beautiful coral reef. From the deck of the boat, enjoy beautiful views of Lahaina. The remainder of your day is at leisure before tonight's farewell dinner. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Embark on one of Maui's most popular excursions - a cruise in search of majestic humpback whales! You will be accompanied by expert marine Naturalists who will spot the gentle giants and provide educational narration. Please note: This activity is seasonal.|
|Day 13||Maui||Aloha, until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Prices based on resort view in Waikiki, garden view in Kona and Kauai, and partial oceanview in Maui. OCEANVIEW AND OCEANFRONT ROOM UPGRADES-Take advantage of the most spectacular scenery with oceanview upgrades in Honolulu and Kauai and oceanfront upgrades in Kona and Maui. Oceanfront and oceanview rooms guarantee a full view of the ocean from your room; however, they do not provide beachfront access. Partial oceanview rooms offer limited views of the ocean.Travel Terms & Conditions
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