Best of the Hawaiian Islands
So long, predictable. Aloha, paradise! It’s time to trade the humdrum for hammocks, the mundane for Mai Tais, and your day-to-day rut for rocking evening luaus. This 10-day Hawaiian getaway is just the break you need to stop and smell the roses. And the plumeria. And the pikake. The aromatic air of the 50th state will easily transport you to an elevated state of mind – as will the turquoise waters, black sand beaches, and the spectacular rainforests, canyons, memorials, and museums of three magnificent islands. Across the “Valley Island” of Maui, the “Big Island” of Hawaii, and “The Gathering Place” of Oahu, this island-hopping tour of Hawaii leads you to the valleys and peaks of this spectacular state, balancing uplifting visits to coffee and sugar plantations with the right amount of downtime to taste the sweet life of the islands. On this Hawaiian getaway, life’s a beach!
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Price Details US
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.Prices based on resort view in Waikiki, garden view in Kona, and partial oceanview in Maui. OCEANVIEW AND OCEANFRONT ROOM UPGRADES—Take advantage of the most spectacular scenery with an oceanview upgrade in Honolulu and oceanfront upgrades in Kona and Maui. Oceanview and oceanfront rooms guarantee a full view of the ocean from your room, however, they do not provide beachfront access. Partial oceanview rooms offer limited views of the ocean.
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Maui whale-watching cruise available on mid-November to mid-April departures. Semi-submarine Reef Dancer cruise available mid-April to mid-November.Participation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.
Best of the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
ARRIVE IN HONOLULU Welcome to Honolulu! Meet your Tour Director in the lobby between 3pm and 6pm.TOUR HIGHLIGHTISLAND LIFE Located on the south shore of Oahu, this capital city is known for its white-sand beaches, cosmopolitan shopping, eclectic dining, and famed sites. Once the home of Hawaiian royalty, Honolulu now welcomes millions of visitors from around the world to explore this tropical paradise.
HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO PEARL HARBOR Heritage & Heroes This morning, meet with your Tour Director and travel companions for breakfast and a welcome meeting. Next, head out on a guided sightseeing tour that includes Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and Museum, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, ‘Iolani Palace, and Kamehameha the Great statue. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTREMEMBRANCE ON THE SEA Visit the National Memorial and learn about one of the most pivotal moments US history. Cruise over to the USS Arizona Memorial and pay your respects to the 1,177 crewmen that were killed here on December 7, 1941. To this day, over 900 crewmen are entombed in the ship’s wreckage 40 feet below the water here. 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.
HONOLULU Polynesian Pleasures Today 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. (B)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Spend free time in Honolulu with an optional excursion on a sunset cruise featuring a dinner, show, and breathtaking views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the beautiful Kahala Gold Coast.! This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.
HONOLULU-KONA. EXCURSION TO COFFEE & MACADAMIA FARM & LUAU KONA Hawaiian Heritage Board a morning flight to the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Kona, visit the [LF] Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, for the opportunity to learn about the history of Kona’s coffee industry and the remarkable pioneers who established these farms. Continue to your resort. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive luau. You’ll have the chance to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTTASTES & TRADITION Join a spectacular cultural experience at tonight’s Feast & Fire Luau. Sit under the stars along the majestic Kona coast with breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Feast on a generous spread of mouth-watering island fare while dancers, musicians, and artists bring the stage to life through traditional dance, live theatrical performance, and music.
KONA. EXCURSION TO HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK The Living Earth This morning, drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 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 [LF] Punalu’u Bake Shop to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional treat is not to be missed! Tonight, enjoy free time this evening at your resort. (B,L)LOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Hawaiian sweetbread dates back to the 19th century with an influx of Portuguese sugar workers arrived in Hawaii. It continued in 1950 when a bakery was opened in Hilo by Robert R. Taira and his quest to replicate Portuguese sweetbread in Hawaii began. Since perfecting the recipe, the bread has grown in popularity and is a must try when on the Big Island!
KONA Snorkel, Sea & Sand Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes or enjoy an optional snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay. (B)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in Kona with an optional Zip & Dip excursion. This full day of adventure awaits featuring ziplining, lunch overlooking the Pololu Valley, and a refreshing waterfall swim! This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.
KONA–MAUI Magical 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. (B,D) TOUR HIGHLIGHT ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Built around legendary Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) on famous Kaanapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa welcomes guests to enjoy spectacular views and wide-open spaces for soulful reflection and a deeper connection to nature. In fact, there may be no land-based vantage point better for watching whales and the sun setting into the Pacific. Relax by the lagoon-style pool or at the full-service spa, dine at one of the numerous restaurants, join in the daily cultural activities or water sports, and stay in one of the newly renovated rooms with a view of the ocean.
MAUI SCENIC CRUISE Today enjoy an included cruise. From mid-November to mid-April, take a cruise to search for the humpback whales that populate the waters. The remainder of the year features a cruise on the Reef Dancer, a semi-submarine that features an underwater viewing cabin where you can observe marine life and the beautiful coral reef. From the deck of the boat, enjoy beautiful views of Lahaina. The remainder of your day is at leisure until tonight’s farewell dinner. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Embark on one of Maui’s most popular excursions – a cruise in search of majestic humpback whales! You will be accompanied by expert marine Naturalists who will spot the gentle giants and provide educational narration. Please note: This activity is seasonal.
MAUI Beneath the Surface Enjoy a free day in Maui. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Haleakala National Park or a snorkel cruise. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. This evening, gather with your fellow travel companions and Tour Director for a farewell dinner at your resort. (B,D)FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in Maui with an optional luxury catamaran cruise to two of Maui’s premier snorkel destinations and encounter tropical fish, green sea turtles, and other unique wildlife followed by a delicious barbecue lunch. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO app.
MAUI Aloha, until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort||Located moments from Honolulu's most iconic destinations, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort offers the latest amenities and focuses on wellness and unmatched hospitality. Hawaiian culture is highlighted throughout the hotel from curated artwork, local activities and hand-on craft making to live music at the world renowned Kani Ka Pila Grille. The hotel features signature services including an on-site spa, sprawling pool with cabanas, 24-hour fitness center, same-day laundry/dry cleaning, and Starbucks coffee shop.||Honolulu||2169 Kalia Rd||Superior First-Class|
|2||Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa||Located in tropical Kona, the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa is a full-service resort convenient to shopping, activities, nightlife, and entertainment. Guestrooms include coffee makers, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV, and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.||Kailua, Kona||78-128 Ehukai St||Superior First-Class|
|3||Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa||The Sheraton Maui Resort reflects a truly Hawaiian ambiance. Its 510 rooms are nestled at historic Black Rock, the island's premier snorkeling location. The Sheraton Maui Resort features a 142-yard freshwater swimming lagoon, three night-lit tennis courts, a salon, day spa, and beachfront catamaran sails. Rooms feature private balcony, air-conditioning, wide-screen plasma TV with movie channels, coffee maker, in-room safe, refrigerator, Internet access, iron/ ironing board, and hairdryer.||Lahaina, Maui||2605 Kaanapali Parkway||Superior First-Class|