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Breathtaking Hawaii

Come and join Cardwells in Hawaii! Fully Escorted all inclusive tour touring two Islands Oahu & Kauai

02 April 2018
10 Days

Day 1 - Monday 2nd April MELBOURNE 

Have a leisurely start to the day as we make our way down to the best western Airport lodge for our overnight stay in Melbourne before flying out on our mid day flight to Hawaii.

Day 2 - Tuesday 3rd April MELBOURNE - AUCKLAND - HONOLULU 

After a leisurely morning make your way to Melbourne International Airport for your lunch time flight to Honolulu with a connection in Auckland flying Air New Zealand. Due to the International Date Line you will be arriving at Honolulu on the 3rd of April at 7.25am local time. You will be met on arrival with a traditional Lei Greeting and transferred to your local hotel where the rest of the day will be at your leisure. Take time to relax after your flight by the pool, beach or a bit of retail therapy. Tonight we have arranged a welcome dinner at a local restaurant which is walking distance from your Hotel. Accommodation for the next three nights is at the stunning Hilton at Waikiki Beach which is in prime position to all the best shops and a beautiful view of Waikiki beach.

Day 3 - Wednesday 4th April HONOLULU  

Today after breakfast you will enjoy a Grand Circle Island Tour. Circle the Island of Oahu on a guided bus tour, riding along rugged coastline and sandy white beaches from bustling Waikiki to the crashing surf of the North Shore. Stop at the windswept Pail lookout, visit sacred site at Kualoa Ranch and see Pineapples at the famous Dole Plantation. After you're picked up in a lively Waikiki, take seat on your comfortable tour bus, passing Diamond Head Crater on your way up to Nuuanu Pali lookout. Brave the windy gusts for sweeping panoramas of the windward coast and views that stretch out to Chainman's Hat, an aptly nicknamed island off the shore.  Cruise by natural landmarks like the Halona Blowhole, where crashing waves send spouts of water high into the air, and spot the swimmers at Hanauma Bay, a snorkeler's paradise packed with vibrant tropical fish. Stop off at majestic Kualoa Ranch for a guided tram tour, listening to Hawaiian stories and folklore as you journey to the sacred site of Paliku. Pass through the valley of the temples for a glimpse of serene Byodo-In, a Buddhist place of worship.  On the rural North Shore, admire the powerful waves at Waimea Bay. This world-famous surfing destination can see up to 6 metre swells in the winter. Your final stop is the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Here, you can explore Oahu's agriculture heritage and sample tropical fruit on the historical grounds before making your way back to Waikiki. Tonight we have arranged dinner at another local restaurant which is walking distance from your hotel.

Day 4 - Thursday 5th April HONOLULU  

Enjoy breakfast before heading to the USS Arizona Memorial with your tour guide. The legacy of Pearl Harbor lives on, with Hawaii playing a critical role during the turn of events that reshaped world history. On this popular narrated tour of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and other historic Honolulu landmarks, you will explore firsthand what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 and how it greatly impacted the outcome of World War II. The excursion begins at Pearl Harbor to relive the events that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning in 1941, when U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor came under attack by Japan, catapulting the United States into World War II. A visit by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial then offers a real-time setting for reflecting on the extensive battle that took place, leading to the loss of life of 1,177 of the ship's crewmen. The journey then moves onward to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where many of those who fought for their country are buried, and finally past Honolulu's most noteworthy historical landmarks, including Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol and Honolulu City Hall. Once evening sets in we are in for a real treat experience a lavish dinner and spectacular show of Germaines's Luau see traditional Hawaiian dancing and culture at its best, you will be greeted with a shell lei before tucking into an all you can eat buffet, a welcome drink is also included as well as unlimited soft drinks, tea & coffee and local entertainment.

Day 5 - Friday 6th April HONOLULU - KAUAI  

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport where you will check in for your domestic flight to Kauai flying with Hawaii Airlines as we begin to explore the second island of Hawaii. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner tonight is included at a local restaurant which is within walking distance from your hotel. Accommodation is at Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay.    

Day 6 - Saturday 7th April KAUAI

Enjoy another breakfast in paradise before your Waimea Canyon Day Tour. This tour takes you right up to the rim of one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Hawaii, Waimea Canyon also known as the Grand Canyon of the pacific. From the rim you will be offered a spectacular view of Kauai's western coast. Dinner tonight will be again in a local restaurant which will be walking distance from the hotel.

Day 7 - Sunday 8th April KAUAI

Today after breakfast you will begin in your ShHawaii Movie Tour. This tour provides a rare opportunity to experience Kauai through the movie lens, taking you on a guided tour of the islands famous movie locations, select movie clips will be shown aboard the bus which will also provide context for the tour, lunch will be included today. Tonight we have arranged a special 3 course dinner at Plantation Gardens Restaurant, a beautifully restored estate that once served as a plantation mangers home for Hawaii's first sugar plantation. 

Day 8 - Monday 9th April KAUAI - HONOLULU 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring to the airport, check in for your flight back to Honolulu, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will check in for your final night in paradise. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant within walking distance to the hotel.  Accommodation is at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort . 

Day 9 - Tuesday 10th April HONOLULU - AUCKLAND 

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport, check in for your flight back to Melbourne via Auckland with Air New Zealand. 

Day 10 - Wednesday 11th April MELBOURNE - HOME 

You will change aircraft in Auckland and continue onto Melbourne. It will be late when you arrive in at Melbourne so accommodation has been arranged at the Best Western Airport Lodge. In the morning after your breakfast a Cardwell's driver will take you back to your respective destinations.  

$6,836 Per person Twin Share 

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Tour: Breathtaking Hawaii on 02 April 2018