Waikiki to Kailua-Kona

15 days from 4,079pp

Hawaii might be an isolated archipelago in the middle of the Pacific, but it still packs a punch. Literally. This tour takes you to four islands over two weeks, perfect for travellers who want to see all the hot spots including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Other escapades include Oahu’s North Shore to watch surfers tackle some mega waves, Kualoa Ranch where Jurassic Park was filmed, a luau in Maui, and more. Get your adventurous side ready. You’re gonna need it.
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15 days Waikiki to Kailua-Kona

From 4,079 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Waikiki

Arrive at any time.

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii. There are no planned activities today, so check into the hotel and spend some time exploring Waikiki. In the evening, join the group for a welcome meeting with the CEO.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting:
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

Ramada Plaza Waikiki (or similar)

Day 2: Oahu

Explore the island on a tour of Oahu’s highlights. In the evening, set sail into the setting sun along Waikiki Beach.

Oahu Island Tour
Waikiki

Spend the day discovering the highlights of Oahu. Head up to Oahu’s North Shore, known for the gigantic surf breaks during the winter months (Nov – Feb) that attract some of the best surfers from around the world. Depending on the time of year, stop to watch surfers tackle the huge pipelines or go for a swim on one of the many beaches along the coast. Later, stop by the Dole Plantation for a plantation tour and opt to try a deliciously refreshing Dole Whip. With stops at other prominent landmarks across Oahu, prepare to say ‘Aloha!’ to Hawaii’s most popular island.

Waikiki Sunset Sail
Waikiki

Grab a Mai Tai and toast to the setting sun on an evening cruise from Waikiki Beach. Take in the views of Diamond Head and Honolulu, and relax to the sounds of the ocean while slicing through the water. What better way to cap off the day?

 

Accommodation

Ramada Plaza Waikiki (or similar)

 

Day 3: Kualoa Ranch

Spend the day exploring the Kualoa Ranch Nature Reserve, a popular filming site for movies and TV.

Shared van
Waikiki – Kualoa Ranch39m35km

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Kualoa Ranch Visit
Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch is a stunning 4000 acre nature reserve on the east side of Oahu. Often referred to as “the backlot of Hawaii”, over 50 movies have been filmed here – including Jurassic Park and Godzilla! Enjoy a day discovering the beautiful scenery and movie sets of the reserve by Jeep, before enjoying free time relaxing on Secret Island Beach.

Shared van
Kualoa Ranch – Waikiki39m35km

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Accommodation

Ramada Plaza Waikiki (or similar)

Day 4: Waikiki

Enjoy a free day for optional activities on Oahu. Opt to hike to the top of Diamond Head or take a surf lesson.

Oahu is packed full of things to see and do. With free time, opt to take a day trip to Pearl Harbour, go for a swim at the stunning Hanauma Bay, or just hang loose on the beach Hawaiian-style!

Free Time
Waikiki Full Day

Hike to the top of Diamond Head for sweeping views of Honolulu, hang ten at a surf lesson, or relax in this seaside paradise – the choice is yours.

Accommodation:

Ramada Plaza Waikiki (or similar)

 

Day 5: Waikiki/Kapa‘a

Hop on a short flight to the island of Kauai and transfer to the quaint town of Kapa’a.

Kauai is a nature lovers dream – with stunning mountains that crash into the sea, majestic waterfalls, big swells, red-rock canyons, and some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Get the adrenaline pumping with a variety of adventure activities, or take it easy with some well-deserved r&r; Kauai has something for everyone.

Private Vehicle
Waikiki – Honolulu International Airport

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Plane
Honolulu International Airport – Lihue Airport

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

Private Vehicle
Lihue Airport – Kapa‘a

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation:

Kauai Shores hotel (or similar)

 

Day 6: Na Pali Coast State Park

Depart early for a day trip to Na Pali Coast State Park, one of the most iconic areas of Kauai – the rugged coastline and colossal cliffs are a sight to behold.

Private Vehicle
Kapa‘a – Na Pali Coast State Park1h50km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Na Pali Coast State Park Day Trip
Na Pali Coast State Park

Discover the incredible scenery of the ‘Garden Isle’ on a day trip to the Na Pali Coast State Park. Known for its towering cliffs, stunning coastline, and lush tropical flora, the Na Pali Coast is a must see for any visitor to Kauai. Take in the breathtaking views of the park before exploring some of the top landmarks on the island.

Private Vehicle
Na Pali Coast State Park – Kapa‘a1h50km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation:

Kauai Shores hotel (or similar)

 

Day 7: Kapa‘a

Free day to explore Kauai and participate in optional activities.

Enjoy free time on the Garden Island. Opt to visit Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), take a boat or helicopter flight to see more of the Na Pali Coast, go snorkelling, rent a kayak, or chill out on the beach.

Free Time
Kapa‘a Full Day

Use a free day to explore more of the island or soak up some rays.

Accommodation:

Kauai Shores hotel (or similar)

 

Day 8: Kapa‘a/Kahului

Catch a flight to Maui.

After checking into the hotel, get out to start exploring Maui.

Plane
Lihue Airport – Kahului Airport

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

Optional Activities – Day 8

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation

Maui Beach Hotel (or similar)

Day 9: Kahului

Free day for optional activities on Maui. In the evening, grab a lei and get into the aloha spirit at a traditional luau.

Today is the first of two free days to explore Maui. Opt to take a surf lesson, go whale watching (seasonal), snorkel, or just relax.

Free Time
Kahului Morning

Opt to kickstart the adventure in Maui by watching the sunrise over Haleakala volcano, try a surf lesson, or enjoy free time on the beach.

Private Vehicle
Kahului – Lahaina

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Luau
Lahaina

Music? Check. Traditional Hawaiian feast? Check. Hula? Check! Feel true Hawaiian hookipa (hospitality) at a local luau. This traditional Hawaiian party is world famous, and is a must do for any visitor to the islands. Grab a lei and get ready to get down like the locals.

Private Vehicle
Lahaina – Kahului

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Maui Beach Hotel (or similar)

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 10: Kahului

Enjoy a second free day on Maui. Opt to travel the Road to Hana or take a sailing trip to the neighbouring island Lana’i.

Free Time
Kahului Full Day

Enjoy a free day to explore Maui. Opt to travel the Road to Hana, go sailing off the coast, or snorkel in search of sea turtles.

Optional Activities – Day 10

Road to Hana
Hāna

70USD per person

Take a day trip along the “Road to Hana” – this windy road circumnavigates the island and is the only connection to the small town of Hana on the east side of Maui. Stop by black sand beaches, towering waterfalls, and see how the real islanders live.

Accommodation

Maui Beach Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 11: Kahului/Hilo

Catch a flight to the island of Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) and transfer to the town of Hilo.

Private Vehicle
Kahului – Kahului Airport

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Plane
Kahului Airport – Hilo International Airport

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.

Private Vehicle
Hilo International Airport – Hilo

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo (or similar)

 

Day 12: Hilo

Enjoy a free day in Hilo.

With free time 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.

Free Time
Hilo Full Day

The Hilo region of the Big Island is perfect for outdoor activities and home to a number of cascading waterfalls. Get out and explore!

Accommodation

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo (or similar)

 

 

Day 13: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Travel to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and discover the lava flows and martian-like landscapes during a full-day excursion in the park.

Take in the vast scenery and flowing lava from above on an optional helicopter flight.

Private Vehicle
Hilo – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Volcanoes National Park Excursion
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is home to one of the world’s most active volcanos, Kilauea. Every day enough lava erupts to cover a 30 km road. Discover the park’s lava lakes and tubes, and watch as lava flows into the ocean – creating a show of fire and steam!

Private Vehicle
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – Hilo

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo (or similar)

Day 14: Hilo/Kailua-Kona

Travel to the town of Kailua-Kona, stopping at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park en route.

Private Vehicle
Hilo – Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park2h-2h30m160km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Visit
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau was an important site in ancient Hawaiian society. If someone were to break one of the religious laws, known as kapu, they would be sentenced to death. The only way to avoid this punishment was to elude their pursuers and make it to this site. Today, this protected area still houses the royal grounds, a temple that held the bones of past chiefs, and many carved wooden statues. Take time to explore the park and get a glimpse into the history of Hawaii.

Private Vehicle
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park – Kailua-Kona30m-1h37km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Uncle Billys Kona Bay Hotel (or similar)

Day 15: Kailua-Kona

Depart at any time.

Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

 

What’s Included

  • Oahu island tour
  • Banzai Pipeline visit
  • Dole plantation visit
  • Waikiki sunset sail
  • Kualoa Ranch day trip
  • Na Pali Coast State Park day trip
  • Luau
  • Volcanoes National Park excursion
  • Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park visit
  • Free time Waikiki, Kapa’a, Kihei and Hilo
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (14 nts).

Meals

1 dinner
Allow USD555-725 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

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