Best of the Hawaiian Islands (EW) - 2014 / 2015

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10 Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui


Best of the Hawaiian Islands
Beautiful Lahaina is the largest town in West Maui
Beautiful Lahaina is the largest town in West Maui
An elegant flower on the Hawaiian Islands
Enjoy the crystal-blue waters of Maui
Kona
Enjoy the scenic views of the Maui coast
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Visit the USS Arizona memorial and pay tribute to the lost crewmen
One of many beautiful waterfalls on the Islands of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii at dusk

Vacation Overview

Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii vacation is sure to delight. Feel the sand in your feet, smell the fresh fragrance of the island flowers, smile as the tranquil ocean waves hit your calves, savor the sumptuous cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax as Globus shows you the best of the Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui.

Feel moved by the USS Arizona, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic attack on Pearl Harbor. Stroll the quaint, historic town of Lahaina, with its many art galleries and shops. Stand in awe as you admire Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Did you know this prolific volcano produces 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day? Just imagine the wonderful photos you’ll be able to capture and show friends and family back home. All of this and much more await you.

To introduce you to Hawaii’s hidden gems, your Globus tour includes behind-the-scenes Local FavoritesSM such as a visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm. Stroll the beaches, take a nap by the pool, join in the optional activities, shop for souvenirs, and just relax on this truly memorable vacation in paradise!

     

HONOLULU
Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial & Museum; partial oceanview room

KONA
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Punalu’u Bake Shop, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Kona Coffee Living History Farm; luau and Polynesian show; partial oceanview room

MAUI
Visit `Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park; farewell dinner; partial oceanview room

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, date of birth, gender, and nationality at the time of booking.


DAY 1Arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii

Upon arrival to the island of Oahu, you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way—with a warm aloha and a LEI of fresh flowers. Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Enjoy the beautifully sandy beaches of Waikiki 
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DAY 2Honolulu

A breakfast get-together with your Tour Director reviews activities scheduled throughout your stay. The balance of the day 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. This evening, enjoy an optional sunset cruise with dinner, Hawaiian cocktails, and splendid views of the glittering Waikiki coastline and Diamond Head. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Honolulu. Excursion to Pearl Harbor

Begin with a tour of PEARL HARBOR’s famous Battleship Row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of December 7, 1941, and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive MEMORIAL dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. 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. Then, on to Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sights include Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, royal ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of Kamehameha the Great. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

One of many beautiful waterfalls on the Islands of Hawaii An elegant flower on the Hawaiian Islands Visit the USS Arizona memorial and pay tribute to the lost crewmen Honolulu, Hawaii at dusk 
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DAY 4Honolulu-Hilo-Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-Kona

Board a morning flight to the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hilo on the east coast, drive to HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK and visit the JAGGAR MUSEUM, where you will learn about this active volcano. 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PUNALU’U BAKE SHOP to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional favorite is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Kona Walk along the rocky coastline while in Kona Admire the beautiful colors of the sunset while in Kona Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 
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DAY 5Kona

This morning, visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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, where you have the opportunity to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. (Breakfast, Dinner)

NOTE:
For departures that start on Mondays, Day 5 will have an included dinner, as the luau will take place on Day 8 in Maui along with the Haleakala sightseeing.

Enjoy the crystal-blue waters of Maui Enjoy the scenic views of the Maui coast 
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DAY 6Kona

Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes, enjoy an optional snorkeling cruise to Kealakekua Bay, or join the optional helicopter flightseeing excursion. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Kona–Maui

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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Iao Needle in the Iao Valley of Maui Beautiful Lahaina is the largest town in West Maui 
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DAY 8Maui

Activities abound and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day. A full free day to swim and sunbathe at the beach or hotel pool. Another choice is the “Road to Hana,” one of the world’s most impressive drives, with 54 bridges and numerous waterfalls. From mid-December to mid-April, a humpback whale-watching cruise is available. (Breakfast)

Road to Hana 
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DAY 9Maui. Excursion to Haleakala National Park

The morning is dedicated to HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known as the “House of the Sun.” In 1980, this native ecosystem of cinder cones and dense rainforest was designated an International Biosphere Reserve. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to a memorable Hawaiian vacation! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Haleakala National Park 
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DAY 10Maui

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to Kahului Airport to connect with your homebound flight. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a luau with Polynesian revue on Kona and a special farewell dinner on Maui


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICIA VAN EVERY

Years of Experience: 13 years

I've always been a traveler, and have traveled around the world looking for adventure. I came to the Hawaiian Islands in the early `90s and knew immediately that this was home. Most people think Hawaii is all about beaches and surfing, but that's only one side. The islands have a rich history that started even before Pearl Harbor. People are transformed when they embrace Hawaii- I love to see that.

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Tour Directors
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Transportation
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Best of the Hawaiian Islands:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park