Hawaii Tour by Travel Bug
11 Days/ all-inclusive
*this itinerary is only a sample itinerary and can be customized.
Day 1 – Wednesday (L,D) OAHU “The Gathering Place”
Flight # TBA from TBA and arrives in Honolulu , Hawaii , USA at TBA . Flower Lei greeting at the Honolulu International Airport from your Travel Bug Tour Guides. Motor coach transfer will take us to the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel where we check-in to our Ocean View rooms. We then enjoy buffet lunch at “Dukes” in the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel. After lunch enjoy a walk around Waikiki on your own. Your hotel is located on the world famous Waikiki Beach . Special Welcome evening dinner at Chuck's Steakhouse inside your hotel.
Day 2 – Thursday (B,L,D) OAHU “The Gathering Place ”
Breakfast will be at your hotel at Dukes Restaurant. The Polynesian Cultural Center motor coach bus will pick up the group for the day. The group will arrive at Polynesian Cultural Center and check in for the Super Ambassador package. The Super Ambassador Admission includes souvenir lei greeting upon arrival, personal guided tour of the villages, private canoe tour, backstage tour and reserved seating at all village presentations and Pageant of the Long Canoes show. Barbeque lunch buffet will be served in the Hale Ohana. After lunch you will be guided through the Polynesian Cultural center to visit and enjoy the cultures of the pacific islands. In the evening, dinner is served in the Ambassador dinning room and then the highlight of the day is the evening performance. The Polynesian show “HA Breath of Life” is an ancient yet universal tail. It is a visibly stunning tail about a boy in a distant paradise. A refreshing dessert will be served at intermission and a FREE souvenir CD, Souvenir DVD and Program will be given to each adult.
Day 3 – Friday (B,L,D) OAHU “The Gathering Place ”
Breakfast at your hotel at Dukes restaurant. Today your group will go to the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor . At the Arizona Memorial the group will be able to learn about the bombing of Pearl Harbor and then be escorted to the boat transfer from the US Navy to the Arizona Memorial which is built over the actual sunken ship, USS Arizona. Notice the oil leaking from the ship that has been sunk now for 70 years. Lunch will be at Schooners Tavern and Restaurant overlooking Pearl Harbor . After lunch your group will go to the bus transfer to Ford Island and the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor . The group will have a 30 minute escorted tour through the USS Missouri. Motor Coach transfer back to Waikiki . On the way back to the hotel we there will be a drive-by city tour of Honolulu's Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu; including the State Capitol building, King Kamehameha's Statue, Iolani Palace (the only existing palace on US soil), Kawaiahao church, Mission Houses and Honolulu Hale (Honolulu's city building). Arrive back at your hotel, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. Hotel rooms will be again Ocean view. In the evening the group will go the exciting Magic of Polynesia Dinner and Magic Show.
Day 4 – Saturday (B,L,D) ) OAHU “The Gathering Place ”
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel at Dukes restaurant. Today your group will check out of the hotel and transfer to the NCL Pride of America cruise ship. After boarding the cruise ship you are welcome to find your cabin, have lunch on your own at the Aloha Café or explore the ship until departure. Pride of America is a vibrant Americana themed ship full of choices to occupy your time aboard your Freestyle Cruise. You'll have ample opportunities to venture about, scoping out the décor, spacious staterooms and regional dishes served in 11 restaurants - or whatever else you feel like doing. Pride of America has a warm and friendly American crew ready to assist you on your Hawaiian island adventure and make sure your cruise is just that, yours. Guests are allowed to leave the ship after boarding. There are several shopping areas near the pier. There is a free shuttle to the Aloha Tower Shopping Center . While you're at Aloha Tower Shopping Center do not to miss the free ride up to the top of Aloha Tower for fabulous panoramic views of Downtown Honolulu, Honolulu Harbor and of the Pride Of America cruise ship . Please feel free to join your group each evening at the Skyline dining room for dinner at 06:00pm. Or make you own reservation for the specialty dinning rooms. Free-style dining means you eat when you want. Review your daily newsletter for information on the specialty dining rooms and ships activities .
Day 5 – Sunday (B,L,D) Maui “The Valley Isle”
Exclusive Charter Haleakala and Iao Valley Tour
Your group will arrive at the Haleakala National Park visitors' center and then second stop will be the summit. Haleakala is a massive shield volcano that rises 10,023 feet above sea level. The park itself stretches from the summit to the sea and encompasses subalpine scrublands, dry forests, and rainforests in the Kipahulu area, which includes the beautiful pools at Oheo Gulch . At this altitude, views of Maui are incredible. When the skies are clear you can see three other Hawaiian Islands from Haleakala's lookouts. Haleakala National Park has more endangered species than any other park in the National Park Service. Look out for the Nene (Hawaiian Goose and protected State Bird) and the Ahinahina (Silversword). This is the only place in the world to see the Silversword, which can take up to fifty years to bloom. The group will have time to tour the visitor's center and then the group will have lunch in the beautiful Upcountry Maui at the Kula Lodge Restaurant. After lunch you are welcome to explore the Kula Lodge gardens and shops. After lunch the group will depart to Iao Valley State Park . Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley . Located in Central Maui, this peaceful state park is home to one of Maui 's most popular landmarks, the 1200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic rock peak overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing. Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790, at the Battle of Kepaniwai, that King Kamehameha clashed with Maui 's army in his quest to unite the islands. Kamehameha defeated Maui 's forces in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history. You will arrive back at your ship in the mid- afternoon.
Day 6 – Monday (B,L,D) Maui “ The Valley Isle”
Exclusive Maui Ocean Centre, Lahaina Town Shopping. Today the group will visit the Maui Ocean Center . Your group will be greeted with an orientation by an Ocean Naturalist. At the Maui Ocean Center the group will be entertained by playful green sea turtles, see the nation's largest collection of living coral, and come eye to eye with numerous reef sharks. Explore the world of dolphins, whales and monk seals with the Marine Mammal Discovery Center . Over 60 exhibits and hands-on activities will delight you. Lunch will be at The Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant inside the Maui Ocean Center . After departing the Ocean Center the group will arrive at the center of Lahaina Town for shopping and exploring on their own. There are many different kinds of shops, museums and art galleries to wonder around in Lahaina town. You will arrive aback to the cruise ship in the late afternoon.
Day 7 – Tuesday (B,L,D) Hilo “ Hawaii 's Big Island ”
Exclusive Hilo Town and Volcanoes National Park Tour . Today the group is off to see the sights of Hilo and Volcanoes National Park . The first stop just outside Hilo town will be at Rainbow Falls . If you look closely, you may see a rainbow in the mist of the waterfall. At Volcanoes National Park the group will first tour the visitors center and then the rest of The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park . The Volcano displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes. At Volcanoes National Park our guide will stop at the Vi sitor Center , Steam Vents, and Jaggar Museum and then view Halemaumau Crater and Thurston Lava Tube. Lunch will be provided at Volcanoes National Park . The best way to see the Volcano is from the air in a Helicopter. If you are interested in booking a Helicopter tour over the Volcano we can book it for you. Reservations need to be arranged in advance and are in addition to tour price. Space is very limited. If weather and conditions permit there will be lava viewing as the cruise ship passes the lava viewing area. Listen for announcements from the bridge.
Day 8 – Wednesday (B,L,D) Kona “ Hawaii 's Big Island ”
Exclusive Historical Kona Tour is a private charter highlighting the historic sights of South Kona , including the spiritual Place of Refuge. Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaii 's past where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki'i (wooden images) whisper stories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who came here. Other stops on the tour will be at the Greenwell Kona Coffee Plantation taste and tour, tranquil Kealakekua Bay viewing, and Kailua-Kona town drive-through. After the tour you will have free time to walk around Kona Town . You are welcome to dine on your own at the Kona Brewing Company Restaurant or return to the ship by tender for lunch.
Day 9 – Thursday (B,L,D) Kauai “The Garden Island ”
Exclusive Waimea Canyon Tour our private charter will pick us up at the cruise ship pier and explore panoramic Waimea Canyon which Mark Twain called "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Over ten miles long, and almost 4,000 feet deep, this marvel was formed by erosion and the catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauai . Lunch will be at the Waimea Plantation Restaurant and Brewery. The restaurant is located on a hotel property which was once the homes of the sugar cane workers. After lunch feel free to explore the beautiful grounds and beach. Spouting horn and most of Kauai beauty is secretly hidden away and inaccessible by car or bus. The best way to see the whole island of waterfalls and mountains is by helicopter. If you are interested in booking a helicopter tour of Kauai we can book it for you. Reservations need to be arranged in advance and are in addition to tour price. Space is very limited.
Day 10- Friday (B,L,D) Kauai “The Garden Island ”
Exclusive Waialua River , Fern Grotto & Opaeka'a Tour. A private charter will pick up the group to enjoy a cruise along the Waialua River to the famed Fern Grotto. See the cascading Opaeka'a Falls, the birth stones, and Coco Palms featured in the famous Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii. Return to cruise ship before lunch. Pride of America will depart Kauai today. The ship will cruise along the famous NaPali Coastline. Listen for announcements from the bridge.
Day 11- Saturday (B) Oahu “The Gathering Place ”
Today your cruise ship will arrive back to Honolulu . Have a good breakfast on board before
you disembark the cruise ship today. The group will be advised by the cruise ship staff when they will pick up the luggage from each cabin and when the groups will be getting off the ship. After you are released from the ship please proceed to the cruise terminal and locate your own suitcases for the transfer to the airport. After the group arrives at the airport please collect your luggage from the bus staff and go to agriculture inspection. As a group you will check in for the flight. Flight #TBA will departs Honolulu . Aloha, A hui hou!
*schedule is subject to change.
Consider booking a Helicopter Tour over the Volcano near Hilo or over the beautiful waterfalls on Kauai . Space is very limited so book early.
TOUR OVERVIEW AND INCLUSIONS:
3 nights at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel. Only non-smoking rooms, Ocean view rooms with daily breakfast included.
Flower Lei greeting at the airport upon arrival.
Air conditioned chartered motor coach transfers and tours on all islands.
Lunch buffet at “Dukes” in the Outrigger Waikiki on the beach Hotel.
Welcome dinner at Chuck's Steak House Restaurant.
Polynesian Cultural Center with Super Ambassador Admission-includes, BBQ lunch buffet, evening Dinner in the Ambassador dining room and spectacular evening show.
Tour of Arizona Memorial and the USS Battleship Missouri .
Honolulu city tour.
Lunch buffet at Schooners Tavern and Restaurant in Pearl Harbor .
Evening dinner and show at the Magic of Polynesia.
Exclusive Haleakala and Iao Valley Tour on Maui .
Exclusive Maui Ocean Center-Sting Ray package,
Lahaina town shopping.
Kula Lodge Restaurant lunch.
Exclusive Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park Tour.
Lunch provided at Volcanoes National Park .
Exclusive Historic Kona Tour on the Big Island/Kona.
Exclusive Journey to Waimea Canyon Tour on Kauai .
Waimea Plantation Cottages Brewing Company restaurant lunch.
Exclusive Waialua River , Fern Grotto and Opaeka'a falls Tour on Kauai .
Greenwell Farms Kona Coffee Plantation tour.
All baggage handling and portage included.
All tax and gratuities included.
Items not included in the tour:
Alcohol beverages are not included.
Helicopter tours are not included.
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