Best of Hawaii Moderate

10 days

Best of Hawaii Moderate
Experience the best of Hawaii: the powerful waves of Oahu’s North Shore, Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, learning from naturalists at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park, and Hawaiian coffee. You’ll forge an unforgettable connection with nature, from a lush Maui farm to a memorable visit to Volcans National Park.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore a local coffee plantation on Big Island of Hawaii and the wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Honolulu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcans National Park, Punalu'u Beach - Hawaii's most famous black sand beach frequented by sea turtles basking in the sun, Kailua-Kona
  • See the powerful ocean waves of the North Shore of Oahu, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
  • View Halona Blowhole, Iolani Palace
Iconic Experience
  • Wahiawa: Live Aloha sightseeing around Oahu. Start with a photo stop at the dramatic Halona Blowhole followed by a quick peek at the world of pineapples at the Dole Plantation. Choose to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center or return to the hotel along the island's windward side of the island soaking in all the sights from your comfortable coach. Enjoy this opportunity to experience the beauty of the island beyond your hotel. Embrace the Hawaiian feel of the north beyond the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
  • Pearl Harbour: Unlock the significance of a historic event visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Pay homage and reflect upon those who lost their lives over on a moving and unforgettable experience. View the USS Arizona which, when it was commissioned in 1916, was the largest ship in the navy’s fleet, with a length of 608 feet.
  • Pearl Harbour: Explore the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, on a scenic drive. This burial in a national cemetery is for members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active-duty service requirement.
  • Honolulu: The history of Hawaii springs to life viewing the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Even from outside, feel the energy of grand balls and hula performances, as well as the time of Liliuokalani’s overthrow and imprisonment. Continue your Honolulu Walking Tour viewing the State Capitol Building and the 18-foot, bronze King Kamehameha Statue commemorating a great warrior, diplomat and leader.
  • Hawaii Volcans National Park: Hawaii Volcans National Park brings new sights as you unlock the geology of the Islands. This UNESCO listed park and designated International Biosphere Reserve protects some of the most unique geological, biological and cherished cultural landscapes in the world and encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcans - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. You’ll love experiencing this wonder for yourself viewing the steam vents and on a visit to the Kilauea Visitor Center.
  • Keauhou: Unlock the beauty of the must-see Punalu’u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and green sea turtles. Stroll along the black sand beach made of fragments of old lava flow. Then perhaps pause in a shady spot under the palm trees and keep your eyes peeled for endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sun on the beach.
  • Kona: Lose yourself in the moment as your embrace the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner featuring local flavors and tropical cocktails. Under the hala tress and a canopy of stars, listen to heart-pumping drums, watch Polynesian dancing, listen to the sound of the conch shell and feast on delicious island food right on Keauhou Bay on the Kona coast.
  • Keauhou: Discover the world of the giant manta rays (mobula alfredi) that come to the Kona shores at the Manta Ray Learning Center at the . Under the guidance of your Local Specialist, learn the manta ray’s life cycle, the history of the rays in the area and how the center supports educational programs and funding scientists for research with a mission to support mantas in their natural environment. To top it all off, the lights from the resort shine into the water, attracting plankton which in turn attracts manta rays to the water right off the hotel.
  • Kona: Visit a coffee plantation and learn about this exclusive beverage and the work it takes to produce, all while tasting the coffee and taking in some of the most scenic views in Hawaii.

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