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Highlights of Hawaii - Maui & Big Island

While the gold rush brought scores of treasure hunters here in 1869, brew hounds and food fanatics will find fortunes of a more gastronomic nature on this juicy 8-day adventure. Taste for yourself the West Coast micro-brew renaissance on brewery tours and at the California Beer Festivala mecca of barley, hops and malt. To make sure all those golden brews don't go to your head, you'll grab some grub at decidedly gourmet food trucks, classic diners and burger joints. California dreaming never tasted so good.

North America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUMB/131519
  • Starts: Kihei, United States
  • Finishes: Kailua-Kona, United States
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Kihei

Arrive at any time.
Welcome to Maui! There are no planned activities today, so check into the hotel and explore.

02

Day 2: Kihei

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.

03

Day 3: Kihei

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.

04

Day 4: Kihei/Hilo

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

05

Day 5: 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.

06

Day 6: 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.

07

Day 7: Hilo/Kailua-Kona

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

08

Day 8: Kailua-Kona

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Luau
    • Volcanoes National Park excursion
    • Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park visit
    • Free time in Kihue and Hilo
    • Internal flight
    • All transportation between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Chill out on Mauis beaches
  • Learn the meaning of hookipa (hospitality) at a luau
  • Heat things up at Volcanoes National Park
  • Explore Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park