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Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

From $1999 (was $2249)

13 Days

Passport Not Required

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Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience - Itinerary

Tour Starts: Honolulu, HI

Tour Ends: Kona, HI

Day 1

Fly to Hawaii

Guests arriving in Honolulu who have made their flight arrangements with YMT Vacations will meet a YMT representative for a warm aloha welcome with a beautiful flower lei, and transfer to the hotel.

Ohana Waikiki East, Waikiki

Day 2

Oahu

INCLUDED PEARL HARBOR EXPERIENCE

Following the Guest Welcome event, you’ll take the included Pearl Harbor Experience Tour. First stop is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the events that brought the United States into WWII. You’ll watch a film before taking a Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the fallen heroes who lost their lives on December 7th, 1941. The Memorial is located above the wreck of the ship and you’ll likely see the ‘tears of oil’ that seep from her hull. Next we head to the Battleship Missouri, which was the scene of the signing of the Japanese surrender by General Macarthur in 1945. You’ll take a guided tour and see the highlights this 58,000 ton warship that was finally decommissioned in 1992. Both Pearl Harbor and the Battleship Missouri have their own gift shops where you can browse and purchase unique souvenirs of your visit. We’ll also make a detour to take a slow drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific, which is set in a dormant volcano known as the Punchbowl Crater.

Ohana Waikiki East, Waikiki

Day 3

Oahu

Oahu Island Tour – an included full-day tour where you’ll discover the true island feel of Oahu taking in sights such as the famous North Shore surfing beaches, stunning Hanauma Bay, a Macadamia nut farm, and the Dole Pineapple Plantation - not to mention the history and stories you’ll hear from your driver guide!

Ohana Waikiki East, Waikiki

Day 4

Oahu

Leisure day – Enjoy another day in paradise from your centrally located Waikiki hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from famous Waikiki Beach and shopping on Kalakaua Avenue. You may also visit the Hawaii Army Museum, which tells the military story of Hawaii; admission is free.

Ohana Waikiki East, Waikiki

Day 5

Kauai

This morning we fly to Kauai. This tropical island paradise is known as the “Garden Isle” because of its daily rainbows, lush forests, majestic mountains, and emerald valleys. Upon arrival we visit the magnificent Opaekaa Falls before heading to the Wailua River Marina for a leisurely boat cruise along the beautiful Wailua River to the amazingly tropical and romantic Fern Grotto.

Kauai Shores Hotel 

Day 6

Kauai

Leisure day – It’s no wonder that an impressive list of Hollywood productions have used this emerald island as a setting, including Jurassic Park, South Pacific, and Fantasy Island. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and it is here that you will find tropical rain forests, forking rivers, and cascading waterfalls.

Kauai Shores Hotel

Day 7

Kauai

Leisure day – If ever there is a place to have an experience-of-a-lifetime, it’s here on Kauai! Take a spectacular optional helicopter sightseeing flight where you’ll circle the entire island and see spectacular scenery, waterfalls, and the stunning Napali coastline.

Kauai Shores Hotel

Day 8

Maui

This morning we fly to the island of Maui where your sightseeing tour includes a visit to the stunning Iao Valley. You’ll also get the opportunity to explore the small town of Lahaina, the picturesque old whaling capital of the Pacific. You can explore Front Street and see one of the largest banyan trees in the US that was planted in 1873 and covers an area of nearly 2 acres!

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Day 9

Maui

Leisure day – Kaanapali is one of the best beaches in Hawaii and between the months of December and April you’ll see whales swimming just offshore – an amazing sight.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Day 10

Hawaii (Big Island)

After a morning flight from Maui to Hilo on the Big Island, we take a full-day sightseeing tour through Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll see a real, smoking and steaming volcano as you look out across the Kilauea Caldera. It’s here that we also visit the Jaggar Museum and visitor center to learn all about the geology and history of the volcano. Next we’ll make a short stop to take a walk through Thurston’s Lava Tube (involves steps and uneven ground) before visiting the Punaluu black sand volcanic beach. There will be additional stops at a Macadamia nut factory and an orchid nursery, both important exports from Hawaii.

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Day 11

Hawaii (Big Island)

Leisure day – Nearing the end of your stay in Hawaii today, you can relax by the beach or stroll along the bay to explore the quaint waterfront old town of Kona.

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Day 12

Hawaii (Big Island)

Leisure day – enjoy the hotel amenities and relaxed pace of this town on your last full day and as this is your last evening, we are including a fabulous evening event for you – The King Kamehameha’s Farewell Feast, an oceanfront experience in the grounds of your Kona hotel. Entertainment, dinner and drinks are included!

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

Note: 2019 Farewell Feast location and inclusions are subject to change.

Day 13

Depart for Home

Transfer to Kona airport for your journey home (please note that 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 tour 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.