Hawaiian Islands


  • 11 days

  • USA

  • Comfortable pace

Tour : 8140

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£3,363 pp

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Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui. Whether you’re admiring the natural beauty of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, you’re sure to be delighted. Visit Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row in Honolulu. Marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island and discover famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Enjoy an optional festive luau with Polynesian dancing in Kauai.

The Hawaiian Islands offer all of this and much more. From luaus, snorkeling, aquariums, and volcanoes to beaches and lush rain forests, this is a vacation that has something for everyone. So let Cosmos handle all the details as you sit back, relax, and enjoy paradise!

Highlights

HONOLULU Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit the USS Arizona Memorial & Museum

KONA Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

KAUAI Sightseeing; visit Waimea Canyon, photo opportunity at Spouting Horn

MAUI Sightseeing; visit ‘Iao Valley, Lahaina

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

No meals included

Honolulu

Day
1

Aloha—welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Honolulu. Excursion to USS Arizona

Day
2

Morning orientation with your Tour Director. Your sightseeing excursion features the sunken USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great.

Honolulu

Day
3

Today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colourful Ha: Breath of Life stage show.

Honolulu

Day
4

One last day in Waikiki, the world’s most famous beach. Your Tour Director has ideas to make your day memorable

Honolulu - Hilo - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Kona

Day
5

This morning, depart for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. Home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Witness dramatic volcanic landscapes, rare flora and fauna and, much more! Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the “Big Island” in the early evening.

Kona

Day
6

The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkelling cruise to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish; or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline, and over the famed Parker Ranch and an active volcano. For a true adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to stargaze in the evening.

Kona

Day
7

Today is yours to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in history, and features the historic Hulihe’e Palace, former holiday home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the restored personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. This area is renowned for its famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

Kona - Waimea Canyon - Kauai

Day
8

Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

Kauai

Day
9

Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional luau feast. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians.

Kauai - Iao Valley - Maui

Day
10

This morning, fly to Maui, the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling centre and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Enjoy free time to explore this colourful island town.

Maui

Day
11

A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. From January to mid-April, whale watching is offered.

Maui

Day
12

This morning join our optional excursion to Haleakala National Park, the volcano known to islanders as the “House of the Sun,” and its vast Haleakala Crater. The balance of the day is free to enjoy the island of Maui. Relax on the award-winning beach with its miles of golden sand and pristine water. Just a short stroll away is Whalers Village with Maui’s best assortment of art galleries, boutiques and oceanfront restaurants. Return to Lahaina town. Take a stroll down Front Street, and enjoy stunning sunset and ocean views, while visiting shops, art galleries and restaurants. At Lahaina Harbor you’ll find Maui whale watching (seasonal, from Dec to May) tours, snorkelling trips, surf lessons and fishing charters. You can also walk the Historical Trail, mapping Lahaina’s historical sites and ending at Banyan Tree Park, home to the second-largest Banyan tree in the world!

Maui

Day
13

Your tour ends this morning.

Things to note

NOTE: Participation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

Internal Flights: Please note that there is a luggage charge of $25 per bag per flight levied by the airline on Hawaiian internal flights. This is payable at each Hawaiian domestic airport

Winter and early spring (January to mid-April) are ideal times to join an unforgettable optional cruise to see Maui's awe-inspiring humpback whales. Come aboard and discover the power and majesty of these mighty animals.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days San Francisco stay

No meals included

San Francisco

Day
1

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Francisco where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel for three nights.

San Francisco

Days
2-3

Two days to discover the sights of San Francisco. There is plenty to see and do including the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill and the infamous Alcatraz. Wander the crowded streets of Chinatown, a city within a city; head to Fisherman's Wharf to explore this colourful waterfront jammed with tempting seafood restaurants, cafes and souvenir stands.

San Francisco

Day
4

Your tour extension ends today.

+6 days Maui and San Francisco extension

No meals included

Days
1-2

After your tour remain in your Maui Coast hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy Maui's splendid beaches or relax by the pool at the hotel.

Maui - San Francisco

Day
3

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Francisco. On arrival transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

San Francisco

Days
4-5

Two days to discover the sights of San Francisco. There is plenty to see and do including the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill and the infamous Alcatraz. Wander the crowded streets of Chinatown, a city within a city; head to Fisherman's Wharf to explore this colourful waterfront jammed with tempting seafood restaurants, cafes and souvenir stands.

San Francisco

Day
6

Your tour extension ends today.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

No meals included

HONOLULU

Day
1

Aloha—welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO USS ARIZONA

Day
2

Morning orientation with your Tour Director. Your sightseeing excursion features the sunken USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great.

HONOLULU

Day
3

Today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colorful Ha: Breath of Life stage show.

HONOLULU–HILO–HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK–KONA

Day
4

This morning, depart for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. See Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the “Big Island” in the early evening.

KONA

Day
5

The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkeling cruise to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish; or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline—over the famed Parker Ranch and an active volcano. For a true adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to stargaze in the evening.

KONA

Day
6

Today is yours to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in history, featuring the historic Hulihe’e Palace, former vacation home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the restored personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. This area is renowned for its famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

KONA–WAIMEA CANYON–KAUAI

Day
7

Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

KAUAI

Day
8

Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional luau feast. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians.

KAUAI–’IAO VALLEY–MAUI

Day
9

This morning, fly to Maui, the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling center and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Enjoy free time to explore this colorful island town.

MAUI

Day
10

A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. Just a short stroll away is Whalers Village with Maui’s best assortment of art galleries, boutiques, and oceanfront restaurants. Return to Lahaina town, and take a stroll down Front Street. Enjoy the stunning sunset and ocean views while visiting shops, art galleries, and restaurants. At Lahaina Harbor, you’ll find Maui whale-watching tours (seasonal, from Dec to May), snorkeling trips, surfing lessons, and fishing charters. You can also walk the Historical Trail, mapping Lahaina’s historical sites and ending at Banyan Tree Park, home to the second-largest Banyan tree in the world!

MAUI

Day
11

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the Valley Island further.

Things to note

NOTE: Participation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

Internal Flights: Please note that there is a luggage charge of $25 per bag per flight levied by the airline on Hawaiian internal flights. This is payable at each Hawaiian domestic airport

Winter and early spring (January to mid-April) are ideal times to join an unforgettable optional cruise to see Maui's awe-inspiring humpback whales. Come aboard and discover the power and majesty of these mighty animals.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,957 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£3,363 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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