Hawaiian Discovery First Class

11 days

Hawaiian Discovery First Class
Get on island time as you discover Hawaii’s authentic tropical paradise, including Kilauea Volcano and Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees and Waimea Canyon State Park. Tour Honolulu’s Pearl Harbor, relax in Kona, learn from locals how coffee is made and get a fascinating insight into Manta Ray conservation.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore a local coffee plantation on Big Island of Hawaii, a Sea Salt Farm, a local farm on Maui, the wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation 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, Waimea Canyon State Park
  • See National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees
  • View Halona Blowhole, Iolani Palace, Spouting Horn
Iconic Experience
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Waimea State Park: A display of changing colors and lights awaits at Waimea Canyon State Park, one of the Hawaiian Islands most awe-inspiring sites. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the canyon is 14 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, with a lookout offering views of buttes, crags and gorges. You’ll drive all the way up the canyon and bask in these views of different colored rock.
  • Kauai: Discover Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. Be amazed at how the Poʻipū surf channels into a natural lava tube and puts out a huge spout of water that can reach as high as 50 feet into the air. Listen for the hiss and roar of water that is the basis of a Hawaiian legend of a giant moʻo (lizard) named Kaikapu.
Dive Into Culture
  • Kauai: Get ready to visit a beautifully preserved one-hundred-acre homestead in the center of Lihue. On a private, guided tour, visit original buildings including the original plantation main house, owner’s cottage, guest cottage and old office, as well as other resident and plantation workers’ housing camp. The still active household, farm, gardens, banana patches and pastures maintain the same practices that were established during that era.

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