Splendors of the Hawaiian Islands (8140)

13 Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui

2017 Tour Details View 2016 Tour Details »

Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui. Whether you’re admiring the natural beauty of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, you’re sure to be delighted. Visit Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row in Honolulu. Marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island and discover famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Enjoy a festive luau with Polynesian dancing in Kauai. Revitalize your spirit in Haleakala National Park, with its volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rainforest, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as you feel your senses come alive—all at an affordable price!

The Hawaiian Islands offer all of this and much more. From luaus, snorkeling, aquariums, and volcanoes to beaches and lush rain forests, this is a vacation that has something for everyone. So let Cosmos handle all the details as you sit back, relax, and enjoy paradise!
800.276.1241

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Sightseeing:
In Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; visits to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kona, Waimea Canyon, `Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park.

Inside visits
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights:
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Lookout, Kona coastline, Poipu Beach, and Hanapepe Valley.

NOTE:
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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Transportation:

Transportation:
All airport transfers. Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach when touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Luau with Polynesian revue on Kauai

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Honolulu

Aloha—welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 Honolulu

Morning orientation with your Tour Director before enjoying your day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the island’s North Shore, where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colorful H: Breath of Life stage show.

Day 3 Honolulu. Excursion to USS Arizona

This morning, your sightseeing excursion features the sunke National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The afternoon is free for independent activities. Tonight, join the optional sunset dinner cruise along the shores of Waikiki.

Day 4 Honolulu

One last day to enjoy Waikiki, the world’s most famous beach. Your Tour Director has ideas to make your day memorable.

Day 5 Honolulu–Hilo–Hawaii Volcanoes National Park–Kona

This morning, depart for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. See Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the “Big Island” in the early evening.

Day 6 Kona

The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkeling cruise to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish, or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline and over the famous Parker Ranch and an active volcano. For an unforgettable adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to stargaze in the evening.

Day 7 Kona

Today is yours to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated in between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in Hawaiian history, and features the historic Hulihe’e Palace, a former vacation home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the well-restored personal temple of King Kamehemeha the Great. This area is also known for growing the famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

Day 8 Kona–Kauai

Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

Day 9 Kauai

Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, attend a LUAU feast, considered one of Hawaii’s best. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians.

NOTE:
Depending on flight schedules, the luau may take place on an alternative day.

Dinner

Day 10 Kauai–Maui

This morning, fly to Maui, the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling center and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Free time to explore this colorful town.

Day 11 Maui

A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. You may want to take in the Maui Ocean Center, a state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park that showcases indigenous marine life. From January to mid-April, whale watching is offered.

Day 12 Maui. Excursion to Haleakala National Park

This morning is dedicated to National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, the volcano known to islanders as the “House of the Sun,” and its vast Haleakala Crater. The parkland is located in a setting of stunning natural beauty, ranging from a landscape of cinder cones to dense rainforest. Return to Ka’anapali in the early afternoon, with the balance of the day at leisure.

Day 13 Maui

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Kahului International Airport on Maui are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the Valley Island further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RANDY SCHUSTER

Years of Experience: 26

Being a Tour Director has afforded me the opportunity to travel more than I would have ever dreamed. During my many years as a Tour Director, I have had the opportunity to lead tours in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. I am extremely proud of my home state of California. Come with me on tour and I will show you the unique beauty, ethnic diversity, tempting local cuisine, and, hopefully, help you spot a celebrity or two!

 Accommodations

Standard View:
HONOLULU Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (city view)
KONA Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F) (garden view)
KAUAI Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (garden view)
MAUI Kaanapali Beach Hotel (F) (resort view)

Upgraded View:
HONOLULU Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (ocean view)
KONA Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F) (oceanfront)
KAUAI Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (oceanfront)
MAUI Kaanapali Beach Hotel (F) (ocean view)

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).