Hawaiian Escape

From $999 (was $1249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

7 Days
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Hawaii Tour Details

Take a week off to unwind, relax, explore, and enjoy the incredible beauty of 2 of Hawaii’s most popular islands! Your local Tour Guide will take you through the best parts of paradise on Oahu and Maui, where you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and bask in the Aloha spirit!

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Oahu
  • Maui
Additional Flights
  • 1 Inter-Island Flight
  • Includes one piece of checked baggage per person
Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Nights
  • Beachfront or centrally-located hotels
  • Hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy Going
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Tour Highlights

  • Take a city tour of Honolulu, Hawaii’s charming capital city
  • Visit the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater
  • Tour tropical Lahaina, home to the largest Banyan tree in the United States
  • Stroll the world-famous Waikiki Beach and enjoy the view of Diamond Head
  • See the USS Arizona Memorial and visitor center at Pearl Harbor
  • Visit Oahu and Maui, the 2 most popular Hawaiian Islands, with plenty of leisure time to relax or enjoy the islands your way

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Hawaiian Escape

Tours Starts: Honolulu, HI

Tours Ends: Maui, HI

Day 1

Arrive in Honolulu

Welcome to paradise! Guests arriving at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport who arranged their flights with YMT will be met by a representative and transfer to the hotel. The evening is yours to enjoy—Waikiki is a great walking city, with wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, and a pristine beach, all close to the hotel.

Ohana Waikiki East Hotel by Outrigger or similar

Day 2

Visit to Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

This morning you will go on the most popular tour in Hawaii—the included Pearl Harbor and Honolulu city tour. We head first to Pearl Harbor to see the USS Arizona Memorial. Explore the visitor center, view the 23-minute film, and pay your respects before heading off to Honolulu. Next, visit Punchbowl Crater, set in a dormant volcano, and home of the National Cemetery of the Pacific. This unique national cemetery was created in 1948 as a memorial to the brave men and women who served in the American Armed Forces, and it serves as the final resting place of over 53,000 veterans and their dependents. The next stop is Downtown Honolulu. You will see the State Capitol, an 18-foot tall bronze sculpture of Hawaii's beloved King Kamehameha I, and Iolani Palace before returning to your hotel.

Ohana Waikiki East Hotel by Outrigger or similar

Day 3

Waikiki Leisure Day

Today is yours to enjoy! Whether you choose to enjoy the view of Diamond Head at Waikiki’s beautiful white sand beach, world-class dining, or incredible shopping at the Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest open-air shopping mall, you’re sure to enjoy your time on Oahu.Before you leave, be sure to save some time to make it to an optional luau! The experience isn’t one you’ll soon forget, with an authentic imu ceremony and delicious local foods like kalua pork, poi, haupia, and purple taro rolls.

Ohana Waikiki East Hotel by Outrigger or similar

Hawaiian Escape Optional Polynesian Cultural CenterOPTION: POLYNESIAN CULTURE CENTER:

Visit Hawaii's #1 paid attraction! Enjoy a guided villages tour, premier seats at a live show, a canoe ride, and a buffet dinner at an experience you'll never forget. Not sold prior to departure; available for purchase on tour.



Day 4

Fly to Maui

Your day starts with a short flight to Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Known as the “Valley Isle,” this majestic island has 2 main peaks over a mile high, thousands of breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and pools, 120 miles of shoreline, and more than 80 golden beaches. Maui is also the best place in the Hawaiian Islands for whale-watching in the winter months. Majestic humpback whales and their calves are common sights, acrobatically breaching in the warm, shallow waters just off the coast. Learn about the Iao Valley and Lahaina on a guided tour after you land at Kahului Airport. See Courthouse Square, home to the oldest Banyan tree in the United States, which has grown to a towering 60 feet high with a canopy that covers an entire city block. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy and get settled at your leisure

Kaanapali Beach Hotel or similar

Days 5 & 6

Kaanapali Leisure Days

Kaanapali Beach could be the most relaxing stretch of sand in the world—and its white sands, clear water, and calm waves have earned it the title of most beautiful beach more than once! Get settled into the resort life, where anything you want is within walking distance. Enjoy open-air shopping at Whalers Village, where you can also experience the center’s highly regarded whaling museum, fantastic dining, and free authentic Hawaiian entertainment. Make the most of your final full day in paradise by having some authentic Hawaiian fun! Your hotel offers a variety of classes and presentations every day on Hawaiian cultural practices, traditions, and foods that you may want to participate in. If you want to see more of the island, we offer several of our most popular optional tours today. Ask your Tour Director about our optional bus tours to Hana and to Haleakala.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel or similar

Day 7

Farewell Breakfast and Depart for Home

Today we are including a fabulous morning event for you—a Hawaiian Farewell breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely morning with your Tour Director and newfound friends, bidding aloha to paradise. Those with later departures may take an optional tour before being dropped off at Kahului Airport.(B)

Note: Most flights to the mainland arrive the next day.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



FAQ

Don't see what you are looking for? Check out our general FAQ page here.

You can move travel dates easily and without incurring cancellation fees or penalties. You can change your land tour date anytime up to 45 days prior to departure and your cruise tour up to 95 days prior to departure. See our 2021 Peace of Mind Program for more details.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as Hawaii uses standard 110V plugs.

U.S. guests do not need a passport or visa for this tour. Starting October 1, 2021, guests are required to have a REAL ID-compliant identification which includes REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, U.S. passports, U.S. passport cards, U.S. military IDs, and federally recognized tribal-issues photo IDs.

A full list can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Before this date, any government-issued ID, including any state driver's license and any federal ID, will suffice.

Several weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive notification via email that Optional Tours are available for booking at an additional cost. These Optional Tours are also available for purchase online by logging into your YMT account. Optional Tour information will also be mailed to you along with your travel documents.

Temperatures in Hawaii range between lower 80's in the fall/winter months and higher 80's in the summer months (May-Sep). Hawaii has a tropical climate, but the temperature can vary depending on altitude and the surroundings. The islands receive most of its rainfall from the trade winds on the north and east sides of each island. The coastal areas tend to be drier, especially the south and west sides. The rainy season tends to be during the winter months of October to April. The overnight temperature rarely drops below 65 degrees at the lower elevations. On this tour, you may experience lower temperatures at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (in the 60s during the daytime).

You can find more on the weather in Hawaii here.

We recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater for the buses or flights. As well, please consider the range of temperature and climates you may encounter in Hawaii and pack clothing you can be comfortable in for each of them. Wearing layers allows you to be comfortable on the bus and while sightseeing.

For more information, check out our What To Pack For Your Hawaiian Vacation article.

Anything you want! There are so many things to do in Oahu, but we do recommend going to the famous Waikiki Beach, shopping on Kalakaua Avenue, or the Hawaii Army Museum.

For more information, check out our Things To Do Near Waikiki Beach, Hawaii article.

Yes we do! Check out our 14 Words You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii article and our article on Unique Aspects of Hawaiian Culture. Also check out our blog for more information on Hawaii.

You will need U.S. dollars.



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