With great year-round temperatures, there’s no bad time to visit this exotic natural wonderland, with its postcard-perfect beaches, majestic volcanoes, emerald valleys, cascading waterfalls, dramatic canyons and exquisite grottos, and the historic sites of Pearl Harbor and Kealakekua Bay, where Captain Cook fell in battle in 1779.
12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a scheduled American Airlines or Virgin Atlantic flight to Los Angeles and onward flight to Lihue on the island of Kauai. Kauai is the oldest island and often referred to as the ‘Garden Isle’. Our hotel for three nights is the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach (3T+).
Today takes in views of the natural blowhole - Spouting Horn - before we head to the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ - Waimea Canyon. We continue to the Wailua River for a cruise to one of Kauai’s signature attractions - the Fern Grotto.
Free day for you to further explore the untouched beauty of Kauai.
Lihue - Kahului - Lahaina (Maui)
This morning we take a short Hawaiian Airlines flight to Kahului on the island of Maui. On arrival our coach will take us on a tour and we travel through towns, including Wailuku, known for its sugar cane fields. Following an included lunch stop we explore the Maui Ocean Center. Later we transfer to the wonderfully appointed Royal Lahaina Resort (4T), an oceanfront resort stretching over 27 acres of Maui’s finest beaches.
Lahaina - Kaanapali
Day at leisure.
Lahaina - Kahului - Kailua-Kona (Hawaii (Big Island))
This morning we take a flight with Hawaiian Airlines to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. There is much to discover on this island and on our route to Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian law breakers we travel along the coast taking in views of ancient temples and fields full of coffee and macadamia nuts. Learn about historic Kailua-Kona before heading to our hotel for the next three nights, The Royal Kona Resort (3T+).
Today we visit the Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Visitor Center, to learn about the largest restored heiau (temple) in Hawaii. The efforts to create this fortress-like dedication to the war god Kukailimoku are impressive. Next, we observe the processing of macadamia nuts at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company. Our final stop today is at Akaka Falls State Park. On a short hike through rainforest filled with bamboo, ferns and orchids, you will come across two beautiful waterfalls. The most impressive is Akaka Falls, plummeting 442ft into the gorge.
Day at leisure.
Kailua-Kona - Honolulu - Waikiki (Oahu)
This morning we take a flight with Hawaiian Airlines to Honolulu on the island of Oahu. On arrival our coach will transfer you to Waikiki and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (4T), our base for the next four nights, conveniently located within a short walk of world-famous Waikiki Beach.
This morning we board our coach for a full-day’s exploration of the scenic island. We take in major sights including Diamond Head, Byodo-In Temple and the town of Kahala, often referred to as the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Honolulu. After an included lunch stop we continue into the Ko’olau Mountain heading to the north shore and the famous beaches of Sunset Point.
Today is at leisure, or perhaps take one of the optional excursions on offer: the Polynesian Cultural Center lets you discover the beginnings of the Hawaiian peoples, or explore under the ocean with Atlantis Waikiki Submarine.
Free day to relax in Waikiki. Alternatively why not take up the optional excursion on offer (subject to availability) to visit Pearl Harbor, site of the dramatic air attack on the 7th December 1941 that led to the USA entering the Second World War. The excursion also includes a visit to the USS Arizona memorial that commemorates those who died in the attack (over 2,400 military personnel and civilians).
Waikiki - Honolulu - In flight
We transfer to Honolulu for a scheduled American Airlines or Virgin Atlantic flight to London, via Los Angeles.
Day 14 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.