Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island

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Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island
Kahului to Kailua-Kona
8 days
Tour code: NUMB

Highlights

Chill out on Maui’s beaches, Learn the meaning of hookipa (hospitality) at a luau, Heat things up at Volcanoes National Park, Explore Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Ready to take a step beyond the typical relaxing vacation? Well, Hawaii’s here for you. Enjoy the best of the islands without the hectic resort crowds. On Maui, spend time discovering this island paradise before shaking those hips at a luau. The last few days take you to Big Island (also known as Hawai’i) to heat up your vacation (literally!) with a visit to Volcanoes National Park. With chill-out time on the beach balanced with stunning national park visits, this tour ticks off all the boxes.

What's included?

Meals

1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, plane, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts).

Included activities

Luau. Volcanoes National Park excursion. Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park visit. Free time in Kihei and Hilo. Internal flight. All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Kahului
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Kahului
In the morning hit the beach with your group. Opt to snorkel, learn how to hang 10 with a surf lesson, go whale watching (seasonal), or just relax. In the afternoon, head to Lahaina and check out Banyan Court with the oldest living tree on Maui. Stroll along Front Street to enjoy the shopping and local art. Whatever you choose, make sure to save plenty of energy (and appetite) for this evening's Luau, a traditional Hawaiian party featuring dancing and delicious local foods like Poke and roast Pork.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Luau, Maui Multi-Beach Excursion

Optional activities: Maui Snorkelling

Meals: dinner

Day 3
Kahului
Hop onboard and travel the famous Road to Hana. Enjoy the multiple stops along the way that highlight the local culture and take you back to the times of the Gods. Get out and stretch enroute at Hana Farms home of the best banana bread and all sorts of tropical fruits. Continue to Waiʻanapanapa State Park and squeeze the black volcanic sand through your toes, and opt to walk through a Lava Tube. Journey further down the road to the town of Hana and enjoy local lunch specialties. After lunch, head to Hamoa Beach surrounded by Hala trees to relax and soak it all in. Head back towards the hotel, stopping at a local favorite, Paia Fish Market for their signature 'Fresh Fish with Aloha' for dinner.

Included activities: Road to Hana

Day 4
Kahului - Hilo
Catch a flight to the island of Hawai'i (aka the Big Island) and transfer to the town of Hilo. Known for it's unique black lava environment and laid back atmosphere, enjoy the rest the day to explore as you see fit.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Plane, Private Vehicle

Day 5
Hilo
Enjoy a free day in Hilo. Opt to visit Wailuku River State Park to see the colourful mist of Rainbow Falls and the Boiling Pots, a series of pools carved by lava that give the appearance that they're bubbling. Alternatively, check out the town of Hilo or go kayaking in Hilo Bay.
Day 6
Hilo
Travel to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and discover the lava flows and martian-like landscapes. During a full-day excursion in the park, see first hand how the Hawaiian islands were formed, and continue to grow! There's so much to explore on foot, or opt to take in the vast scenery and flowing lava from above on an optional helicopter flight.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Volcanoes National Park Excursion

Day 7
Kailua-Kona
Enjoy the town of Kailua-Kona and an included visit to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Visit the sacred grounds Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, home of many of Hawaii's monarchs, and a place of refuge during times of strife. Tour the park and witness the various wood-carved statues, learn about the ancient laws known as Kapu, and the spiritual undercurrents of Hawaiian culture.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Included activities: Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Visit

Day 8
Kailua-Kona
Depart at any time.

Included activities: Departure Day

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