Highlights of Hawaii – Maui & Big Island

Classic, Kahului to Kailua-Kona

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Ready to take a step beyond the typical relaxing vacation? Well, Hawaii’s here for you. Enjoy the best of the islands without the hectic resort crowds. On Maui, spend time discovering this island paradise before shaking those hips at a luau. The last few days take you to Big Island (also known as Hawai’i) to heat up your vacation (literally!) with a visit to Volcanoes National Park. With chill-out time on the beach balanced with stunning national park visits, this tour ticks off all the boxes.

What’s included

  • 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

Highlights

  • Chill out on maui’s beaches
  • Learn the meaning of hookipa (hospitality) at a luau
  • Heat things up at volcanoes national park
  • Explore puʻuhonua o honaunau national historical park

Itinerary

Day 1 Kahului Welcome to Maui! There are no planned activities today, so check into the hotel and explore. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kahului (1D) 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. Included Activities: Luau Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 3 Kahului 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.
Day 4 Kahului/Hilo Catch a flight to the island of Hawai'i (aka the Big Island) and transfer to the town of Hilo. Transport: Private Vehicle Plane Private Vehicle
Day 5 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.
Day 6 Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Take in the vast scenery and flowing lava from above on an optional helicopter flight. Additional Notes: Due to recent volcanic activity, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is currently closed. For departures in 2018, we will instead be taking a day trip to visit other beautiful sites on the island. Start by visiting Akaka Falls – this towering 442ft tall waterfall is accessible after a short hike through the lush rainforest, with the chance to see wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. After, we’ll continue to Waipio Valley. Known locally as “Valley of the Kings,” this sacred site to the Hawaiian people was once home to as many as 10,000 inhabitants before Captain Cook’s arrival to the island. It is more modernly known for its black sand beaches that stretch the valley shoreline. Included Activities: Volcanoes National Park Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 7 Hilo/Kailua-Kona Travel to the town of Kailua-Kona, stopping at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park en route. Included Activities: Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 160km) Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours, 37km)
Day 8 Kailua-Kona Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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