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Tour: 8140 - 2013 (8140) - 2013 / 2014


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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Mini Circle Island With Scenic Shores The perfect way to see Oahu's highlights in half a day. Marvel at the famous Diamond Head Crater, the lush rainforest of Nuuanu and some of Oahu's most famous beaches. This sightseeing adventure is designed for you to be able to see some of Oahu's natural attractions and scenic vistas in a short amount of time. These stops and views make for memorable pictures of your Hawaiian vacation.(Operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour The most popular tour of Oahu takes you on a 120 mile trip around the beautiful island, including a visit to Kualoa Ranch & Dole Plantation. See Oahu from Hanauma Bay to the North Shore with stops at Kualoa Ranch, Dole Plantation, Pali Lookout, Boydo-In Temple and more. Tour is approximately 9 hours.

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Polynesian Cultural Center Buffet And Show A full-day tour departing at noon from Waikiki to the windward side of the island and the town of Laie. The Cultural Center has seven villages representing the nations of Polynesia. Price includes admission, IMAX film, buffet dinner, and show. The Island Buffet's array of dining delights is sure to please any palate. Of course, true to Polynesian tradition in which feasting has been elevated to an art form you're welcome to fill your plate as many times as you'd like. Return to Waikiki at approximately 10:30 p.m.

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Polynesian Cultural Center with Ali'i Luau A full-day tour departing at noon from Waikiki to the windward side of the island and the town of Laie. The Cultural Center has seven villages representing the nations of Polynesia. Price includes admission, IMAX film, Ali'i buffet luau dinner, and upgraded show seating. The Ali'i Luau recreates the royal ceremony of ancient luaus' including the traditional custom of roasting a pig in an "imu" the Hawai'ian word for fire pit. Receive a complimentary orchid lei upon arrival, enjoy native song and dance, and then dine on a delectable island menu. And remember, it's all you can eat. Return to Waikiki at approximately 10:30 p.m.

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Star Sunset Dinner & Show Cruise Enjoy casual elegance with crab and sirloin steak dinner plus "My Hawaii - Lei of Memories"! After a welcome Mai Tai, explore four panoramic decks for breathtaking views of the Hawaiian sunset and coastline, and complete your evening with our magical "My Hawaii" show. "My Hawaii - Lei of Memories" is a celebration of Hawaii's beauty and culture, this original show is a "must see" on Oahu! There will be fun and dancing until disembarkation. Approximately 2 hours) Transportation to and from your hotel is included.

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Three Star Sunset Dinner & Show A fun and exciting evening with a whole Maine lobster and tenderloin steak dinner plus show! Your voyage begins with a "champagne" toast, followed by continuous entertainment from welcome hula, to live Jazz, magical "My Hawaii - Lei of Memories" show is a celebration of Hawaii's beauty and culture, this original show is a "must see" on Oahu! Enjoy unparalleled vistas of Waikiki and beyond Diamond Head from the four decks including the 60' high observation deck. There will be fun and dancing until disembarkation. (Approximately 2 hours) Transportation to and from your hotel is included.

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Ali'i Movie Tour With Scenic Hanalei The Hawaii Movie Tours on Kauai is a unique opportunity to experience the island through Hollywood's eyes on an expert guided tour of Kauai's famous movie locations. The fun-filled 6-hour narrated tour is aboard an air-conditioned minibus that will stop at Kauai's iconic movie locations while also viewing film clips of some of Hollywood's most notable movies filmed on the island. A perfect spot has been chosen to go along with our movie theme. Lunch is included at the famous and rustic Tahiti Nui where George Clooney's newest movie was filmed, The Descendants.

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Fern Grotto During the two mile river journey, you'll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii; like the King's Highway, sacred Mount Kapu, and the First Hau Tree. In addition, guests enjoy learning the hula during a lesson provided by a young hula dancer. Everyone gets into the act during the river cruise! The Wailua River is known as the only navigable river in all Hawaii. The river's fresh water pours down from Mt. Wai`ale`ale, one of the wettest spots on the planet. Lands along the river were the sacred capital of ancient Kauai and the birthplace of the island's ali`i, or royalty. At the Fern Grotto landing, you'll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto. The Fern Grotto is a geological wonder of Kauai. Ferns grow upside down from the roof of the grotto, which was formed millions of years ago. Native Hawaiian plants and colorful exotic tropical plants provide a rain-forest atmosphere.

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Hanalei Valley Tour This tour is an ideal way to view the northern shore of Kauai, the most scenic and photographed portion of this lush island. The tour includes Hanalei Bay, and the north side beach areas where such famous films as South Pacific, The Thornbirds, Jurassic Park, and Only the Brave were filmed. There are also interesting stops at the wet and dry caves, Haena, and the beautiful valley overlooks. View taro farms and an abundance of different plants. (Approximately 5 hours)

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Safari Waterfall Helicopter Tour Depart from the Lihue Airport helipad and fly along the Hoary Head Mountain Range into the Hanapepe Valley to circle the Manawaipuna Waterfall, commonly known as the Jurassic Park Waterfall. Soar over Olokele Canyon and Waimea Canyon, also know as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific where several waterfalls cascade down steep cliffs like the Waialae Falls. Ascend over to Kokee State Park and soar into the major valleys along Na Pali Coastline. View the North Shore, Lumahai Beach, Hanalei Bay, Namolokama Mountain and waterfalls. Descend into the tropical rainforest of Hanalei Valley and view multitudes of waterfalls, and Mount Waialeale Crater the wettest spot on earth with over 450 inches of rain per year. Next you will visit the center of Kauai at the summit crater of Mt. Waialeale, a stunning geological wonder and also the wettest spot on Earth. Fly near the Wailua Falls, filmed in Fantasy Island, prior to returning to the Lihue Airport. (1 hour)

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Big Island Spectacular Helicopter Excursion Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. This tour was voted #1 by The Travel Channel as the "World's Best Helicopter Thrill." (Approximately 2 hours)

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Deluxe Morning Snorkel Cruise - Body Glove Cruises Accessible only by boat, the remote Pawai Bay offers visibility up to 100 feet and enchanting coral gardens that are home to at least 600 species of brightly colored tropical fish-a virtual snorkelers' paradise. Watch sea creatures beyond your imagination as they dart and drift around the interesting rock and coral of this protected marine environment. Spinner dolphins frequently join while the boat is underway-jumping, spinning, and riding the wake as you cruise to the snorkeling destination. Cruises depart daily from Kailua Kona Pier. Includes a continental breakfast of fresh juice, coffee, tea, and pastries along with a delicious BBQ burger lunch, refreshments, Rx masks, snorkel gear, snorkeling instruction, 2.5 hours water time, flotation and water toys, 20-foot water slide, fresh water shower, no host premium bar, his and hers restrooms.

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Dolphin Adventure and Glass Bottom Cruise with lunch Come aboard Kona's largest glass bottom sightseeing boat. Watch Wild Spinner Dolphins swim, frolic and jump, while enjoying the panoramic views of Kona above and below the surface of the ocean. View undersea vistas generally reserved for scuba divers through our large glass bottom wells. Includes a full deli lunch and beverages.

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Evening on the Reef Glass bottom Dinner Cruise Aboard Kona's only dinner cruise vessel, the Spirit of Kona, sunset, a full sit down dinner with complimentary bar and live entertainment are just the beginning. From a breathtaking sunset to the magical coastal lights framing Kailua Bay this cruise combines romance & the excitement of a floating Hawaiian cabaret. This memorable night out even offers nocturnal sea life viewed through illuminated underwater glass wells. As you board your cruise our musician will welcome and entertain you from the main deck stage. You can remain on the main deck for dinner, sitting along the rail where you enjoy obstructed ocean and coastal views or, go to the upper caf233 deck where tablecloth covered tables await each with its own spectacular view. Ready for dinner? Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner specially prepared by our award-winning chefs as you watch the sun fall gently into the Pacific Ocean.

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Glassbottom Boat Cruise Cruise around Kailua Bay on this glass-bottom boat for fantastic views of the colorful coral formations and unique marine life. The boat was designed to allow access to very shallow water, sometimes just a few feet deep, where you will view more colors then in deeper water. You will see close up and personal a myriad of beautiful tropical fish, a wide variety of living corals, and many other sea creatures that inhabit the reef. It is not unusual to see a friendly pod of local spinner dolphins.

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Historical Sunset Cruise - Body Glove Cruises Step aboard and journey back in time, when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged and fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands. This three hour guided historical cruise to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook's monument will capture your imagination and reveal many secrets of the Big Island. Upon arriving in Kealakekua Bay a Hawaiian style buffet dinner is served while listening to live entertainment and watching the sunset on the way back. Includes one complimentary cocktail and cash bar thereafter. (Must be 21 to consume alcohol).

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Kohala Coast Adventure Helicopter Tour the Kohala coast, valleys, and waterfalls. Many consider this area to have the most spectacular scenery on the Big Island. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. (Approximately 50 minutes)

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Kohala Waterfalls Adventure The tour begins with a wonderful drive of contrast and change from the dry-side resort area to the lush green country of Kohala. Along the way you'll journey up the North Kona and Kohala coastlines over lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountains. At the end of the road we pass through a locked gate onto private property, and the real fun begins, with a bumpy but short off-road drive in our 6WD Pinzgauer on an old cane road. Out of the Pinzgauer, you'll step back into the early 1900's, when plantation owners began construction of the Kohala Ditch Trail to bring much needed water to the sugar cane fields. Along the 1.5 mile loop trail you'll see tunnels blasted and carved from solid rock, walk over an aqueduct on two bridges, and learn the story of the tremendous effort it took to build an irrigation system stretching over 22 miles. You'll delve into ancient Hawaiian history as well, visiting a former taro farming site just off the path. Seven beautiful waterfalls grace the trail. You can take a refreshing dip in the last pool we visit, and play under a refreshing cascade. With stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys and pasturelands, and of course the abundant water, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is a fascinating way for young and old to experience Kohala's "story of water."

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Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure Double the adventure with the new Kohala Zip & Dip! Soak up Hawaiian culture as you zip through the trees and across 9-lines, 5 suspension bridges, a rappel and 14 tree based platforms in the Halawa Lands of Kamehameha. Enjoy lunch at our breathtaking private picnic area on the rim overlooking Pololu Valley. Explore our private mountain stream where a waterfall swim awaits. This is the adventure you'll take home and talk about for years to come.

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Manta Snorkel - Blue Sea Cruises Board the M/V Makai and settle in the cushy comfort of the upper deck as we cruise to the evenings Manta site for your Big Island snokeling. Enjoy the scenic Kona coast as your crew pampers you with snacks and beverages. Upon arrival, move to the lower "wet" deck and prepare for the experience of a lifetime as you anticipate the arrival of the evenings entertainment, the giant Kona Manta Rays. Manta Rays often swim within inches of our guests as they hold on to our specially designed "Circle of Light" viewing frame. This frame allows Manta Rays to swim up in front our guests not just under them. This not only gives our guests the opportunity for a better view of the Mantas, it also allows for a safer encounter for theMantas. After your Manta Ray dive Kona experience, return to the Makai's warm dry upper deck to share your experience with the other guests. Sit back on the return cruise and enjoy complimentary snacks, hot coffee, sodas even Mai Tias. Additional beer, wine and mixed drinks are available for purchase.

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Manta Watch - Blue Sea Cruises No need to get wet! Watch the Giant Kona Manta Rays perform an underwater ballet while you stay dry, safe, cozy and comfortable on the decks of the glass bottom boat, Spirit of Kona. High intensity lights illuminate the underwater scene. Watch through the large glass bottom windows as the giant manta ray enters and feeds on the plankton forming near the lights under the boat. We will have the opportunity to see them up close and just inches from the glass, the experience is fabulous. Snap photographs and video to take home to share with your family and friends. Do it all while enjoying your favorite cocktail or soft drink in dry cozy comfort. Light snacks and complimentary Mai Tai bar included.

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Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure with Hawaii Forest & Trail The drive to the summit of Mauna Kea is one you'll never forget. It's hard to believe you're in Hawaii as you climb to an elevation of 13,796 feet above sea level. After a hot, picnic-style dinner, we make our way to the summit of Hawaii's most sacred mountain. Once at the summit, we are afforded spectacular views of the horizon, Haleakala on Maui, Mauna Loa and Hualalai, and Mauna Kea's world-class array of telescopes. Mauna Kea is the world's tallest mountain, rising over 32,000 feet from the ocean floor to its summit, which is considered by many Hawaiians to be the most sacred place in all the islands. In your hooded parka, you'll stand in awe at both nature's sublime creation and man's astonishing technological achievements. Please check your itinerary and flight times before booking this excursion.

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Mauna Kea Summit Tour with Mauna Kea Adventures This evening experience an incredible adventure at the top of Mauna Kea Summit. On the way to the summit by vehicle, with your guide you will explain the evolution of the island. After a dinner stop proceed to the summit for a sensational sunset. Then return back down to the 9000' elevation point where the naturalist sets up a telescope and you will watch the stars. This trip includes arctic style parkas with hoods, a light supper and hot drinks. This tour is approximately eight-hours and participants should be physically fit and comfortable at high altitudes. Long pants and closed walking shoes are a must.

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Whale Watching Cruise - Blue Sea Cruises During this special time of year, late December to Early April, Humpback Whales come to mate and give birth in the calm waters of Kona. There is no better way to see them than with Kona's year round marine mammal excursion experts aboard the custom built 70' power catamaran "Spirit of Kona" .

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Hana Adventure - Polynesian Adventure Tours Explore the secrets of the lush tropical beauty of Maui's Hana coast. You will travel through the old sugar mill town of Paia and along the magnificent coastline past world famous windsurfing beaches. Travel on to Kaumahina State Park and the crashing waves of Keanae Valley Lookout, Pua`a Ka`a, Waianapanapa State Parks and Wailua Falls. Your journey continues over the one lane bridges and hairpin turns of the famous road to Hana and Hasegawa General Store. Your professional guide will escort you to Kipahulu where you will discover Ohe`o Stream and Pools and stop for a refreshing swim (weather and time permitting). Throughout this magical tour you will discover cascading waterfalls, lush rainforest, fantastic vistas and experience the hidden side of Maui. Bring your camera to capture the sites on this Hawaiian tour, you won't want to forget one detail!

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Heavenly Hana Adventure Tour with picnic lunch - Roberts Hawaii No doubt you've heard about the land where Puff the Magic Dragon frolicked and the famous Road to Hana. This tour shows you this enchanting side of Maui, taking you along the gorgeous, winding coastal road while your guide adds more color to the scenery with interesting stories and lively narration. You'll visit the famed Hana Bay itself, along with Maui's famous windsurfing beach, Hookipa. There's also a stop at 122-acre Wainapanapa State Park, home to a beautiful black-sand beach and Hawaiian sea turtles. Keanae Lookout will also take your breath away, with pretty views of the peninsula and taro fields. And it wouldn't be a complete Maui tour without seeing historical landmarks, waterfalls, and a quaint little town, now would it? This tour is indeed an adventure -- one you remember from your imagination as a child, and have the chance to relive as an adult. Picnic lunch included. (Approximately 11 hours)

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Premium Morning Snorkel The Molokini and Turtle Town snorkel tour is our most popular Maui snorkeling adventure. Molokini offers exceptionally clear water with visibility reliably in excess of 150 feet. Molokini snorkeling is truly a unique experience, as there are only 3 volcanic calderas including Molokini in the entire world. In this offshore marine sanctuary sparkling waters are just the beginning of an experience you will not soon forget. With hundreds of species of fish and marine animals endemic to Hawaii, and coral combinations not found anywhere else in Hawaii, Molokini snorkel is a rare opportunity to view marine life and coral formations not found at other Maui snorkel destinations or anywhere else in the world. After you have enjoyed your incredible morning of Molokini, the Molokini snorkel adventure continues towards another fantastic Maui snorkeling destination. Turtle town is bordered by a coral reef and underwater lava formations, animated by numerous colorful fishes, starfishes, and other aquatic delights. As you splash into an ocean of fun at Turtle Town, you will be welcomed by one of Maui's most gentle residents, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Beyond satisfying your compelling desire to explore the underwater wonders of Molokini and Turtle Town, your crew also takes care of all your other needs. Our Molokini snorkel cruise starts with muffins baked fresh in our own kitchen, fresh tropical fruit, orange juice and freshly ground and brewed Kona Coffee. While you are snorkeling at Molokini, your crew will fire up the grill and cook up some of the best BBQ you have tasted. (Approximately 5 hours) Transportation is included in your rate.

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Whale Watching Experience the thrill of whale watching in Maui on a 2-hour whale watch cruise. This educational and informative adventure is great fun for the entire family and offers spectacular sightseeing and photo opportunities. Public transportation is available for $2.00 each way.

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