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Kauai and Maui, A Pacific Paradise

Overview

Perfect for a first time visitor yet designed with the most seasoned Hawaii traveler in mind, you’re sure to experience new sights, attractions and dining you may have missed on your own. While we do include some of the tried and true Hawaiian staples, they are presented from a different perspective. For example, Kauai’s Waimea Canyon is a must-see when on the island, but how about viewing it from a charter flight? Sometimes, it’s all about perspective. Learn about the whales, meet the people, taste the food. Come see Hawaii through fresh eyes!

Details

• 7 nights ocean view accommodations
• Tasty, fun and imaginative Island Cuisine
• Whale watching cruise at the height of the season
• Flightseeing over Kauai’s lush tropical jungles
• Exciting live theater and musical performances
•Tour Directors: Chris and Mark

Disclaimers

This tour visits the islands at the peak of whale season, and the pricing reflects this peak period. Only 4 seats remaining after Preview Day. Early reservations are advised. Maximum group size is 23.

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Daily Itinerary

Poipu HawaiiDay 1

Fly to Lihue, Kauai and check into your newly renovated hotel. Dinner is in Poipu at Plantation
Gardens, popular with locals. The young chef has completely revamped the menu and whips up
impressive fare featuring fresh local ingredients in a lovely setting. Courtyard Marriott Coconut
Beach – 3 nights (D)

Cocoa beansDay 2

Chocolate is food of the Gods! Maybe that’s a stretch, but it has greatly shaped civilization. You’ll
learn about how this magical bean made its way from the New World to Europe and back at Steelgrass
Chocolate. Sample chocolate from around the world. Go holo-holo (Hawaiian for “relaxing drive”) along
the southern coast to lunch at a funky little local restaurant. Dessert is Lilikoi Chiffon Pie from the
award-winning bakery across the street. Yummy! We take our time making our way back stopping for
Kauai Coffee, cookies, gourmet salts and locally produced small batch jams. The evening is yours to
kick back and relax. (FB,L)

Garden Isle from the sky, HawaiiDay 3

Get a bird’s eye view of the Garden Isle on a charter flight. Soar over Waimea Canyon dubbed the
Grand Canyon of the Pacific, fly along the breathtaking beauty of the Napali Coast and Hanalei Bay.
Afterwards drive the scenic Royal Coconut Coast past Princeville to Hanalei. Many scenes from the
blockbuster movie Jurassic Park were filmed here in the lush tropical jungles. A late lunch is in Kilauea
before a picture stop at the lighthouse on the bluff. (FB,L)

HawaiiDay 4

Catch a short direct inter-island flight to Maui this afternoon, but not before a decadent Sunday
Brunch at Gaylord’s with all your expected favorites, fresh tropical fruits and authentic island
offerings… Ahi Tuna Benedict, anyone?… you won’t leave hungry! On Maui, visit the Maui Tropical
Plantation. While admittedly touristy, it’s one of the best gift shops in the islands. Your tram driver will
discuss the local flora and fauna as you wind through the property. After a fun and tasty stop on the
way to your hotel, check into your ocean view accommodations. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Royal Lahaina Resort – 4 nights (BR,D)

Humpback WhaleDay 5

This time of year, Hawaii has some visitors that set up home in the shallow waters between Maui,
Molokai and Lanai; humpback whales! Take a cruise to see mothers interact with their calves, males
compete for dominance and hear underwater whale songs. Truly spectacular! Spend the afternoon
shopping the boutiques in Lahaina with time for lunch on your own. After freshening up at the hotel,
the creation myths, culture and history of Hawaii come to life on stage in U’lalena. Live music mixed
with ancient chants and melodic voices all intertwine in this dramatic theatrical retelling. (FB)

Sports Leisure travelers enjoying a meal in MauiDay 6

Travel up the slopes of Haleakala to Maui’s upcountry for a most unique dining experience. At O’o
Farms, learn about organic gardening. Everything is prepared on-site by your chef and the menu
features fresh seafood, island raised meats and hot fluffy focaccia bread right from the brick oven. As
you sit for lunch the cool fog evaporates, revealing stunning views of the ocean and town below.
(FB,L)

Hali’imaile General Store HawaiiDay 7

After a leisurely morning, head to lunch at the Hali’imaile General Store, run by Chef Beverly
Gannon, a pioneer of Hawaii Island Cuisine. Prepare for cuteness overload at the Surfing Goat Dairy
Farm! Meet the herd and the adorable little kids (baby goats… not actual kids) on a tour, and taste the
different cheeses produced. Refresh at the hotel then it’s off to Napili Kai for a sunset dinner and slack-
key guitar concert with Grammy Award Winner, Uncle George Kahumoku. A perfect ending to a very
special Hawaiian getaway! (FB,L,D)

Maui HawaiiDay 8

After breakfast transfer to Kahului Airport for your direct afternoon flight home. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

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Departures

Thursday, January 10, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019
Begins in 171 days.
8 Days, 14 Meals

6 full breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

$ 4975
p.p./dbl.occ.
$ 5840
single

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