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The Hawaiian Islands | Maui

Consistently voted the ‘World’s Best Island’, Maui is widely regarded as one of the most romantic and enchanting destinations on earth.
It is known as the ‘Valley Isle’ and was the ancient playground for Hawaiian Royalty. The island is largely rural with a small and wonderfully hospitable population and a host of attractions and natural wonders, including 42 miles of beautiful beaches and the largest dormant volcano crater in the world.

There's so much to see and do on Maui that you really do need to start early.....early enough to see the sunrise.....a very special sunrise, in fact, the most glorious sunrise you'll ever see, atop Haleakala Crater. The drive from Kaanapali is approximately two hours but it really is well worth it.

On the way down from Haleakala, enjoy breakfast then take in the glories of this special area of Maui. Visit a flower farm in Kula, shops and galleries in the old cowboy town of Makawao and the award-winning Tedeschi Winery.

Head north then east to Hana. The world-renowned 'Road to Hana' is a destination in itself! Passing through fun and funky Pa'ia Town, the windsurfer capital of the universe, this spectacular drive soon leaves the known world behind and transports you through rain forests, past waterfalls and black sand beaches to the 'emerald' village that everyone calls Heavenly Hana. Some of the most unforgettable scenery in the world can be found in Hana, including Seven Pools.

The road from Hana is markedly different with starkly etched lava streams from Mt Haleakala's last eruption some 200 years ago creating a landscape of barren beauty flowing in natural stone sculptures to the sea.

Now it's time to head west along the southern route to what was historically the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, the old whaling town of Lahaina. Although designated a National Historic Landmark, Lahaina has a great mix of many historic treasures and the up-to-date fun and excitement visitors are looking for from art galleries, every kind of restaurant imaginable and a thriving nightlife. Every Friday night is art Night when you can get 'up close and personal' with some of the thousands of extraordinary creative people who choose Maui as the ideal place to inspire their artistic vision.

Kaanapali is a fabulous region of this island where you will find beautiful resort hotels, shopping and spectacular golf courses, all offering magnificent views across the warm Pacific waters. From December to April it is a common sight to spot humpback whales frolicking.

The Best of Hawaii


16 Days/15 Nights

Begins in Honolulu and ends in Kona, with stopovers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Departures 

Year round

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 15 nights as specified
• 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 7 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation (days 4-14)
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director (days 3-13)

DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont, located on prestigious Nob Hill. 
Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO 

Today is yours to explore this fabulously enchanting city. There are a myriad of attractions to enjoy, but be sure to visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and Union Sqaure.
Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco

DAY 3 OAHU

Depart San Francisco on your chosen flight to Hawaii. Upon arrival, transfer to The Royal Hawaiian, your base for the next three nights. This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Dinner included

DAY 4 OAHU

This morning starts with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Next you’ll journey into downtown Honolulu for more sightseeing. Tonight, attend a private welcome reception and dinner at historic Iolani Palace.
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 OAHU

Today’s tour takes you from the south of Oahu to the scenic windward side, where you’ll visit Halona Blow Hole. Back in Waikiki, a local  will give a short talk before taking an outrigger canoe ride
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Breakfast included

DAY 6 KAUAI

Leaving Oahu, you’ll fly to Kauai and enjoy a marvellous lunch overlooking Hanalei Bay. After lunch, your journey includes stops at 40ft Opaekaa Falls and Spouting Horn and you’ll pass through the Tunnel of Trees. 
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 7 KAUAI 

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a luxurious resort so you may choose to spend your morning relaxing by the pool. Alternatively, you have the option of soaring above the island on a helicopter adventure. This afternoon, enjoy an interpretive talk on the unique ecology of the Pacific Ocean Islands.
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 8 MAUI

Your short flight today takes you to the ‘Valley Island’ of Maui. Sweeping towards the old whaling town of Lahaina, you’ll have the opportunity to see Iao Needle and see the islands sugar cane fields.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 9 MAUI

Today’s highlight is a visit to an award-winning restaurant for an interactive cooking experience, where you’ll discover the secrets of authentic island cuisine. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps spend some time at the beach or head off to explore more of the island.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 10 MAUI

This morning travel through lunar landscapes to the summit of Mount Haleakala, known as Maui’s House of the Sun. This is a sacred site revered for its spiritual energy and formidable crater. This evening indulge in a feast of Hawaiian food whilst enjoying a traditional ‘luau’.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 11 BIG ISLAND

Today you fly to your final Hawaiian island, the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a geologic wonder of craters and lava tubes, before enjoying a sumptous lunch.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 12 BIG ISLAND

Today is at your own pace, so you are free to do as much or as little as you wish! You can play a round of golf, be pampered at the spa, scuba dive the crystal waters or take the optional helicopter flight for a birds’ eye view of the island. This evening you are treated to a sunset catamaran cruise along the Kohala Coast.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast included

DAY 13 BIG ISLAND

Hawaiian traditions come to life during a tour of the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Your visit here brings the story of Hawaii's coffee pioneers to life. Then it's on to the Painted Church before visiting the charming seaside village of Kailua-Kona.This is the last evening with your tour group, so you'll enjoy a farewell cocktail reception and dinner.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 14 LOS ANGELES

Perhaps spend your last morning by the pool before making your way to the airport for your flight back to the mainland. On arrival, transfer independently to the Mr. C Beverly Hills, located in the wonderful Beverly Hills area of the city.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills
Breakfast included

DAY 15 LOS ANGELES

Today is yours to discover why The City of Angels is such a popular destination. From your base in Beverly Hills, Hollywood’s famous sites including Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Sunset Drive and the Kodak Centre, are all within easy reach. No visit to Los Angeles would be complete without taking a walk along Rodeo Drive or seeing the famous Hollywood sign.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills

DAY 16 JOURNEY HOME

Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before returning to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Prices

From £5449 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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