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WINTER ADVENTURE AND PARTY WEEK IN HAWAII
2 islands of pure tropical paradise!
We will also enjoy 4 nights on famed Waikiki beach on the island of Oahu with a visit to famed Pearl Harbor.
Highlights of our trip are included activities featuring:
* UNDWERWATER SHARK VIEWING IN THE SAFETY OF A METAL CAGE ON OAHU
*A SUNRISE BICYCLE RIDE DOWN HALEAKALA CRATER ON MAUI!
Also enjoy free time to relax at our hotels on each island, located on 2 of the best beaches in the world.
Set right on Kaanapali Beach, this hotel is an ideal place for relaxation and an ideal base for activity.
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel is the ideal vacation experience for travelers worldwide. Come explore why the hotel has been named as one of the world's Best Places to Stay by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, and Travel & Leisure Magazine's #1 Best Value Hotel in Hawaii and why it is called “Hawaii’s most Hawaiian hotel” .
The hotel has a FREE NIGHTLY OUTDOOR HULA SHOWS WITH LIVE MUSIC AT THE PATIO RESTAURANT from 6:30-8:30pm
Many of our guests enjoy their free hula lessons.
The hotel is also an easy stroll along the beachfront boardwalk to the hopping dining and shopping enclave of Whaler’s Village, or a short ride on the town shuttle to the popular dining and shopping of Lahaina. ($1 each way on the shuttle from Whaler’s Village to Lahaina in approx. 10 minutes, running approx. every thirty minutes)
This evening we will enjoy a welcome orientation at our hotel.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax by the pool or stroll the ocean, or get involved in one of the hulu dancing or lei making demonstrations at our hotel if you wish.
Late afternoon, we will all enjoy a whale watching excursion which begins from the boardwalk behind our hotel and takes us out into the ocean to watch these amazing creatures, many of which will come right up close to the boat, giving us amazing photo opps.
Starting from the beach boardwalk behind our hotel, we will meet our luxury catamaran for a 2 hour sailing cruise.
Expert naturalists will guide us on our cruise where we will view the many enormous whales that inhabit the waters around Maui. March is peak season for whale watching and we will most certainly witness many of the giant creatures in the natural habitat. Our cruise vessel capacity is just 40 people so our group will not be craning necks to see over a hundred strangers for the best views of the whales.
Our whale watch also includes a great dinner and drinks (Assorted Crackers and Cheese prior to the meal, Caesar Salad that's tossed on board and not prior to the sail, Baked Chicken Breast in a light sauce, Penne Pasta Salad, Grilled Ono in Basil Garlic Pesto, Foccacia Bread, and Dessert of Banana & Coconut layered Cake & Chocolate Cake.
Beverages include Chardonnay, Champagne (!), Mai Tais - Beer and Light Beer on Tap, Vodka, Gin, Rum & Mixers. Assorted Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, Tropical Juices, Lemonade & Water)
Sunday Feb. 12th
The morning is again at leisure to relax and enjoy the beach, the ocean the pool and all of our surroundings.
AT 11AM, we will enjoy a Zipline tour taking you high above the resorts, amidst the verdant valleys of Mount Kahalawai...Its an incomparable adventure that awaits you . This land steeped in legend, with panoramic views, plunging cliffs and lush valleys, plays host to a Zipline adventure unlike any other. The adventure begins with an exciting off road ride deep into the rugged and beautiful lands above Kaanapali and an easy 2 mile hike to arrive at the 1st Zipline platform. Once there, EIGHT amazing zip lines allow you to soar high above streams and waterfalls as you experience this piece of wild Hawaii. The zip lines take you harnessed safely to a cable so you can glide above the forest and enjoy a memorable and exciting ride. A delicious meal, served at the edge of a 1000 foot overlook provides vistas of disarming beauty. From mountain to sea, this inaccessible world, just minutes from our hotel in Kaanapali, is now within reach.
Our tour returns at approx.2:30pm and free time as yours the rest of the afternoon. We will meet up again in the hotel lobby at 4:45pm for the short walk down the beach boardwalk to enjoy an outdoor luau and dinner show tonight
Monday Feb. 13th
Today we will enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful island of Maui featuring the stunning views from the famed Road to Hana including a visit to the famous “Seven Pools”.
Experience the lush tropical beauty of the Hana Coast with some great experiences. There will be stops and sights along the way including Paia Town and Ho'okipa Beach Park where you will view surfers and or wind surfers.
Also see rainbow eucalyptus forests, Kaumahina State Park, Honomanu Bay Overlook, Keanae Valley Lookout, Puaa Kaa and Wainapanapa State Parks with its iconic black sand beach, Hana Town and Hasegawa General Store, Hana Bay, Koki and Hamoa, Wailua Falls Lookout, and Ohe'o Stream and the famous Seven Pools for swimming if weather permits. Then we will follow the back road to Kaupo, and the upcountry Kula area with a stop at Keokea Park or Harold Rice Park offering scenic views of Maui then continue heading down the back side of the beautiful Hana Highway.
A continental breakfast is included on this full day tour and a stop for lunch is made (lunch is not included. Both options for sandwiches or a vegetarian option are available.)
Tuesday Feb. 14thth
The morning is free to relax.
For the active minded this morning, sign up for our optional Bicycle ride down Haleakala Crater. The ride is one for the most famous activities on Maui. Featuring a chance to watch an incredible sunrise at the top of the World’s Largest Dormant Volcano, then enjoy a leisurely, all downhill cycle down the coast to the sea level town at its base. The ride is accompanied by expert guidance with frequent stops for photo opps. A continental breakfast of muffins and juice is served at the bicycle operator’s headquarters just before heading up the mountain.
When we reach the top, the view of the sunrise over the volcanic crater on a clear day is mesmerizing.
Once the sun has arisen, we will begin the decent in our van to the starting point of the bicycle ride, a few miles from the peak.
We will then follow the bicycle guide on a leisurely ride downhill to the base. Passengers can stop at any point and rejoin the van that travels behind the bicycle caravan the entire way down to the base.
It is truly an exhilarating experience for those that participate.
Maui Haleakala sunrise sightseeing Start your day On Top of the World! Enjoy a relaxing, personalized and guided tour to Haleakala, "House of the Sun," at 10,023 feet. Island-wide pick-up at 3:00/3:30am from your hotel or condo. The sunrise adventure allows you to experience the famous Haleakala Crater in comfort and style. A continental breakfast is served prior to sunrise. The "House of the Sun" visitor's center offers breathtaking panoramas from the rim of the crater.
At 11am we will be transferred to the Maui airport for our included flight to Honolulu
Of all Waikiki Beach oceanfront hotels, one towers above the rest... The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel and Resort is a modern monument to traditional Hawaiian hospitality.
If you wish, enjoy an optional sunset catamaran sailing excursion this afternoon with an open bar.
Tonight we will enjoy a casual gathering at the Sheraton’s hip oceanfront bar – Rumfire.
Set against the alluring backdrop of Diamond Head, the oceanfront hideaway offers the largest selection of vintage rum in the United States, an exotic blend of tapas-style cuisine and fire pits adorning its 7,000 square-feet of space to enjoy cocktails, sunsets and new friends. The dance floor pulses each night with music from a local DJ until the wee hours of the morning.
– This morning enjoy an included guided tour of the historic sights of Honolulu including the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.
Experience the historic Pearl Harbor and the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific as well as downtown Honolulu. You will be driven through downtown and see Honolulu's highlights including Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, King Kamehameha Statue and Honolulu Hale before continuing on for a one of a kind view of the revered Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. Continue south until you reach Pearl Harbor. On this tour, your visit to the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor will transport you to the morning of December 7, 1941 as you relive the moment that thrust America into World War II. At the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, Hawaii's number one visitor attraction, you will view the film of the attack and browse through the historic artifacts on display. You will ride the Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to board the Arizona Memorial. Your journey continues with a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and a drive through the Courts of the Missing. The conclusion of your tour is an overview of Honolulu's historic district which includes Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, Kawaiaha'o Church, the State Library and Archives, the statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum.
Or for the more active minded, you may choose to upgrade to do:
Caption description of optional upgrade tour today:
Travel offshore 3 to 4 miles. Once you get to the area, the shark cage is
Often on the way you will also view Dolphins, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and in the winter months, the famous Humpback Whales. All this, and a breathtaking view on Oahu's North Shore are part of the tour.
Bring an underwater camera to get some of the best photographs of Hawaiian Sharks possible anywhere. The size of the sharks range from 5 to 15 feet. These sharks will be only inches away from the cage, providing a most thrilling experience for you to view and photograph these great creatures from the safety of the metal cage. You may stay up to 30 minutes in the cage to enjoy the spectacular view and the memorable experience and thrill of a lifetime! (upgrade cost – only $139 including round trip hotel pick up and return)
Those choosing our included Pearl Harbor excursion will be back at the hotel between 1 and 2 pm, with free time to relax and visit the beachfront snack bar to enjoy lunch on the beach (and don’t forget the access to beachfront lounges from your hotel and the complimentary fruit and water service on the beach)
Thursday Feb. 16th – Today is a free day with plenty of optional activities.
Capsule descriptions of today’s optional excursions:
The snorkeling is some of the best on the island
This afternoon at 3:45pm meet in the hotel lobby and we will be picked up and driven to the setting for our final night’s grand finale activity – the dramatic Chief’s Luau.
World famous Sea Life Park's stunningly scenic Makapu'u Meadows is the setting for a luau experience like none other, starring the best entertainer in the South Pacific, Chief Sielu.
We will be back at our hotel by 10pm for a final night. Enjoy if you wish, the hopping nightlife of the Rumfire lounge at the Sheraton Waikiki
Saturday Feb. 18th - This morning an optional walking tour on the path up the famed Diamond Head mountain is offered. The path takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour for most people to reach the observation deck at the top for beautiful views.
Our glorious week in the Hawaiian Islands ends today. Passengers should make their own flight arrangements home from Honolulu. Transportation to the airport can be arranged at an additional cost on a shared or private basis.
YOUR HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE AND PARTY WEEK INCLUDES:
PLUS OUR FABULOUS LINEUP OF INCLUDED TOURS AND PARTIES:
TRIP COST including all of the above: $1999 per person plus $49 tax
Balance payments are due Friday Nov. 18th and are non refundable.
Trip pricing includes FREE NON SMOKING ROOMMATE MATCHING BASED ON AGE AND GENDER
OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR ANYONE NOT WISHING OUR FREE ROOMMATE MATCHING SERVICE: $895
PASSENGERS SHOULD BOOK THEIR OWN AIR FROM THEIR HOME CITY INTO MAUI ARRIVING ANY TIME ON FRI.FEB 10TH AND RETURNING FROM HONOLULU TO THEIR HOME CITY ANY TIME ON SAT. FEB 18TH. Transfers from Maui airport Feb. 10th to our hotel in Maui and from our hotel in Honolulu to the airport Feb. 18th are available for purchase.
Travel insurance is available for purchase.