Hawai’ian Islands Discovery
Day 1 UK - Lahaina (Maui)
Titan’s door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Maui, via Los Angeles. Upon arrival, we’ll have a warm traditional Hawai’ian greeting with floral lei, before transferring to our hotel for the next three nights.
Day 2 Lahaina
We waste no time in exploring the incredible scenery Hawai’i is famous for today. We head for Haleakala National Park - famed for its towering dormant volcano and breathtaking landscapes. We’ll get a glimpse of local life as we stop by quaint Makawao; browse the independent boutiques in Wailuku; and explore the colourful, rustic seafront community of Paia. You’ll want to keep your camera at the ready for our final stop of the tour: the soaring emerald peaks of Iao Valley (subject to weather conditions). This peaceful, 4,000-acre park is home to some of Maui’s most recognisable landmarks - including the 1,200-ft Iao Needle.
Day 3 Lahaina
Today is at leisure to spend as you please. Perhaps relax on the sprawling beach just in front of our hotel or browse the town’s selection of art galleries and unique shops. For something extra special, you might like to join our optional sunset cruise this evening. Dine under the orange-hued skies as the sun dips behind the islands in the distance - an enchanting way to spend your last evening on Maui.
Day 4 Lahaina - Kailua-Kona (Big Island)
This morning we wave goodbye to Maui as we transfer to the airport for our flight to Big Island. The youngest and largest of the archipelago, the Island of Hawai’i has been aptly nicknamed ‘Big Island’. Twice the size of the other Hawai’ian islands combined, it’s home to vivid emerald cliffs and towering volcanic mountains, swathes of golden sand and mist-shrouded valleys. On arrival, we jump straight into seeing some of the best bits right away. Our tour takes us along the Kona Coast to Pu’uhonua O Hanaunau National Historic Park, once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawai’ian lawbreakers, plus historic Kailua-Kona and Kona Coffee Plantation and Place of Refuge. After our tour, we’ll check into our hotel for the next three nights.
Day 5 Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, we head out for a full day of exploration and breathtaking views. At the brilliantly blue Kealakekua Bay, we might be lucky enough to see spinner dolphins swimming and splashing in the bay. We’ll then discover Volcanoes National Park, home to two volcanoes including Kilauea - one of the most active volcanoes on earth. We’ll continue to Rainbow Falls, where the waterfall cascades down over a lava cave.
Day 6 Kailua-Kona
Spend today relaxing on our hotel’s private beach or soaking in the saltwater lagoon. If you’re in the mood for more sightseeing, make your way into town for a wander and spot of souvenir shopping.
Day 7 Kailua-Kona - Honolulu - Waikiki (Oahu)
We transfer to the airport for our flight to Oahu this morning, where we’ll stay in the cosmopolitan capital of Honolulu. Home to historic landmarks, fine dining, world-class shopping and golden beaches, Honolulu is the racing pulse of Hawai’i. On arrival, we’ll transfer to our hotel perched on Waikiki beach, and then enjoy the afternoon completely at leisure.
Day 8 Waikiki - Pearl Harbor
We’ll uncover a poignant piece of Hawai’ian history at Pearl Harbor this morning and pay homage to the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in the 1941 attack. We’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial and its Visitor Centre, as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Oahu. Located in a long-extinct volcano called Punchbowl Crater, almost 53,000 veterans (including those who were lost during the attack at Pearl Harbor) are laid to rest here. In Downtown Honolulu, we’ll stop by the Iolani Palace - the official residence of the Hawai’ian Kingdom’s last two monarchs. The rest of the day is free. 2020 departures visit a slightly different selection of sites today - please call for details.
Day 9 Waikiki
With beautiful seaviews from your hotel and the delights of Honolulu at your doorstep, you might like to spend today at leisure to explore as you please. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center and spend the day delving even deeper into the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands.
Day 10 Waikiki
Our final day in our Pacific paradise. Choose to spend it at leisure, or join an optional 120-mile excursion around the entire island to see the very best of what Oahu has to offer. You’ll journey from the South Shore, with far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, to the towering Koolau Mountain Range and the famous North Shore, where waves pound pristine white sandy beaches.
Day 11 Honolulu - In flight
After breakfast we’ll transfer to Honolulu airport for your return flight to the UK, via Los Angeles.
Day 12 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.