Let the spirit of “Aloha” be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring three-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and four nights
in Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beach-front hotel in Waikiki. “Remember Pearl Harbor” and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. Visit an historic plantation and the largest Hawaiian coffee estate in Kauai. See Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Experience a traditional Polynesian luau.
Aloha! Your adventure in the sun-drenched Hawaiian Islands begins in Honolulu. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a traditional Hawaiian floral lei before being transferred to your Waikiki Beach hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort. Relax and “hang loose” – you are in Hawaii!
This morning “Remember Pearl Harbor” as you embark on an historic journey. Begin at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument to view artifacts from the attack and a short documentary on the Day of Infamy. Travel by naval launch to the white marble-clad USS Arizona Memorial. In the silence, reflect on history as you gaze upon the thousands of names inscribed on the wall of remembrance. After this poignant experience, take a city tour of Honolulu, highlighting the historic Iolani Palace, the impressive state capitol building, King Kamahameha’s statue and the moving National Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Oahu your way. (B D)
Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it here. The large waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers. Several television series and movies were filmed in this area. A stop in the surfing town of Haleiwa will surely be a highlight as you learn why surfers gather from all over the world with waves ranging from 2 to 40 feet! Rich with island history, Haleiwa is now the social and artistic hub of the North Shore. Here you will find surfers fueling up at the restaurants in its plantation—era buildings before hitting the famous beaches of Waimea Bay, Ehukai (Banzai Pipeline) and Sunset Beach. Return to Waikiki and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
A short flight takes us 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, travel to breathtaking Waimea Canyon. 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, one mile wide and more than 3,500 ft deep, it is considered the “Grand Canyon
of the Pacific.” Later, visit the largest coffee estate in Hawaii and discover the coffee bean’s journey from tree to your morning cup. Learn about sustainability practices and taste several of their coffees. We will then check into our beautiful ocean-front resort, Kauai Marriott Resort. (B,D)
The day is yours to enjoy this beautiful island at leisure. Stroll along the beach or take advantage of your resort’s activities. You may also choose to experience the island through the eyes of Hollywood with an optional tour of the island’s famous movie filming locations. (B, D)
Step aboard an open-air boat for a cruise along the tranquil Wailua River. Your captain will tell stories of days gone by before making a stop to disembark for a short guided walk to the lush, green Fern Grotto. On your return boat ride, hula dancers join us to demonstrate this ancient art form, originally performed for the volcano goddess, Pele. (B)
This morning we board an inter-island flight to the “Valley Isle” of Maui, one of the most beautiful and popular outer islands. We’ll visit the stunning Iao Valley and view the 2,000-foot high Iao Needle, one of Maui’s famous natural land forms. We’ll also visit the old royal capital of Lahaina, once home of the world’s largest whaling fleets, where you can stroll through historic streets. We’ll then travel through sugarcane fields to the resort area of Kaanapali and arrive at your deluxe beachfront hotel, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Lahaina. (B)
Spend a day at leisure to see for yourself why locals say “Maui no ka oi” (Maui is the best). Perhaps you will take an optional cliff-side drive on the
legendary Road to Hana. Or you may choose to take a stroll along the beach, shop for souvenirs or simply relax at your luxurious Maui resort. There is no limit to the adventures you can have on this beautiful island! (B)
Enjoy this another day of paradise! To cap off your visit, you may decide to view the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala (optional). The evening concludes with an traditional Polynesian luau, featuring endless tropical drinks and a sumptuous feast. (B, D)
Enjoy your day of complete leisure in this beautiful tropical paradise! (B)
Bid “Aloha” to Hawaii as your memorable tour ends in Maui. Now, wherever your home is, you’ll always be part of the Hawaiian “ohana” (family). (B)
- Round-trip transportation to St. Louis Airport
- Cancellation Waiver and Insurance
- Round-trip air from Lambert St. Louis
- Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
- Itinerary as described above
- 14 meals; 10 breakfasts and 4 dinners
- 10 nights’ deluxe accommodations/luggage handling.
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for changes resulting from government-imposed taxes or fees.
Experience It! Polynesian Luau:
Relax Hawaiian-style at an authentic luau. Used to mark almost any occasion, these social gather-ings include Polynesian cuisine such as kalua pork, huli chicken, fresh mahi mahi and much more. More an event than a simple meal, preparations begin early in the morning and lead right into a traditional greeting of guests. The beating of drums, the sound of the conch, burning torch-es and Hawaiian chants set the stage. Enjoy a feast, lavish desserts and tropical drinks. Jump into Polynesian culture as you experience the ultimate island celebration.
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL: 1 2 3 4
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets.
COST PER PERSON:
$490 deposit with reservation; reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are based upon availability. Final payment is due by 12/26/17.
Please call for more information and to reserve this wonderful tour to Hawaii!