Day 1: Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Tour Begins
Aloha! Your tour of the sun-drenched Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a traditional Hawaiian floral lei and taken to your hotel.
Day 2: Oahu
This morning you depart on a historic journey from the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri. Begin at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Visitor Center to view artifacts from the attack and a short documentary on the Day of Infamy before boarding your launch to cross Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial. Next, explore the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy, which served from World War II through Desert Storm. Your final stop is the Pacific Aviation Museum to see and learn about the many types of planes involved in the attack. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state Capitol building, and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl.
Day 3: Oahu
Enjoy a full day at leisure in paradise. Take a walk on the beach or simply relax by your hotels pool. This evening, enjoy a night of spectacular entertainment at the Society of Seven show, voted the Best Show in Waikiki. Offering a spirited mixture of dance, show tunes, Vegas thrills and pop hits, their high-energy performance is sure to put a smile on your face.
Day 4: Oahu – Kauai
A short flight* takes you to the garden isle of Kauai, the oldest island in the chain. Only here on the outer islands can you find the timeless world of ancient Polynesia. Upon arrival, ride on a narrow gauge railway and discover the history of a plantation’s agricultural past and future.
After breakfast, travel to Waimea Canyon, a truly breathtaking sight. Carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods, each of the lines in the canyon walls represent a different volcanic eruption or lava flow. At 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep, it is the largest canyon in the Pacific. Though smaller than the Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon certainly rivals its beauty. Later, visit Hawaiis largest coffee estate and learn about the coffee beans journey from tree to cup.
Day 6: Kauai
The day is yours to revel in the many optional activities Kauai offers. Or, for a more relaxing day, simply lounge by the pool, stroll along the beach or take advantage of your resorts activities.
Day 7: Kauai – Maui
Board an inter-island flight* to the valley isle of Maui, one of the most beautiful and popular outer islands. Here you will visit the stunning Iao Valley and view the mammoth Iao Needle, one of Mauis natural land forms. Then you travel through sugar cane and pineapple fields to the resort area of Kaanapali and your deluxe beachfront hotel.
Day 8: Maui
Your day is at leisure to enjoy what is considered by many to be one of the finest beaches in the world. Or you may choose to take a shuttle to the old whaling capital of Lahaina, once home of the worlds largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets and take in the beautiful ocean views. There is no limit to the adventures you can have on the gorgeous island of Maui!
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