Come and join Cardwells in Hawaii! Fully Escorted all inclusive tour touring two Islands Oahu & Kauai
Time to start our adventure! We will make our way to Melbourne airport for our domestic flight to Sydney. On arriving in Sydney we will be transferred to the International terminal for our flight out to Honolulu. Due to the international date line you will be arriving late morning into Honolulu on the 3rd April 2018. 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 prime position to all the best shops and a beautiful view of Waikiki Beach.
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 are 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 Chainmans 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 snorkelers 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 Oahus 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.
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 ships 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 Honolulus
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 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.
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
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 Kauais western coast. Dinner tonight will be again in a local restaurant which will be walking distance from the hotel.
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 Hawaiis first sugar plantation.
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
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Australia.
Once you land in Sydney you will be transferred to the domestic terminal for you flight back to Melbourne. When you land in Melbourne it will be 11.30pm a shuttle service will be waiting for you to transfer you to overnight accommodation at the Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre.
Lazy start to the day today as you make your way down to a delicious fully cooked buffet breakfast. Cardwells will be waiting to transfer you back to your respected locations after a memorable adventure to the Island of Hawaii.