Come to Paradise Tour
9 days/8 nights visiting the three islands of Kaua'i, Maui and Oahu. This a fun and non-strenuous tour visiting the highlights of these islands. Optional activities!
Tour Dates: Fall 2017 and Spring 2017 - dates tba.
Tour Cost: from $2,450* per person, double occupancy
• Round-trip air, from SLC to Lihue / Honolulu
• Inter-island air between Kauai, Maui and Oahu
• Hawaiian Lei Greeting
• 8 nights accommodations at 3½ to 4 Star hotel resorts
• Meals shown as “included” in the Tour Schedule
• All admissions and activities
• Ground transfers and tours via air-conditioned vans
• Services of an experienced tour guide
• Meals not shown as “included” in the Tour Schedule
• Tips and gratuities
• Travel and baggage insurance
• Items of personal nature
• $200 deposit per person due at booking
• 50% of total cost due 60 days prior to departure
• Final payment on total cost due 30 days prior to departure
• Fee charged for credit card payment
• See also “Terms and Conditions”
Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-735-2191.
Day 1: Fly Salt Lake City to Kaua’i
We arrive on Kaua’i Island late afternoon. With a Hawaiian lei greeting, you’ll immediately feel the tropical air and know you have arrived someplace special. Kaua’i is less developed than other islands, and well deserves its nickname “the Garden Island”. After checking into the resort, you will have free time to enjoy the resort restaurants, pools and beach. An optional trip may be taken to the Coconut Marketplace for shopping and dinner options.
Day 2: Kaua’i - North Island Tour - Sunset Picnic
This morning we will meet to review the tour itineraries and plans on Kaua’i. Morning is at your leisure. Today’s island tour includes a river cruise through Kauai’s lush interior to the popular Fern Grotto. Then on to more beautiful island sites, including the Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanalei Valley and Bay, Lumahai Beach, and the Limahuli Tropical Botanical Gardens. At sunset, we’ll be on Ha’ena Beach enjoying a picnic (included dinner).
Day 3: Kaua’i - South Island Tour - Luau
This morning is at your leisure to enjoy the resort and beach. On an afternoon island tour we will visit the famous Wailua Falls, Old Koloa Town, Poipu Beach Park, and the Spouting Horn Blow Hole. This evening we will enjoy the exciting Hyatt Regency Luau (included dinner).
Day 4: Kaua’i - Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon - Fly to Maui
One of the highlight activities on the Hawaiian Islands will be yours today as you take a catamaran boat tour of the beautiful and majestic Na Pali Coast of Kaua’i (included lunch). You will have the option to jump in the water and do some snorkeling. This afternoon we’ll take in some spectacular views of Waimea Canyon, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, and the beautiful Kalalau Valley. An evening flight will take us to the island of Maui, where we will check into a resort on Ka’anapali Beach.
Day 5: Maui – Iao Valley State Park – Hale’akala Volcano Crater
This morning we will meet to review the tour itineraries and plans on Maui and Oahu. Today’s island tour includes the stunning Iao Valley State Park, and a ride to the top of the Hale’akala volcano and take in the awesome high elevation views of this dormant volcanic crater. Back at the resort, your evening is free. Optional trip for shopping and dinner options in Lahaina Town.
Day 6: Maui - Road to Hana Tour
Another fantastic highlight of the Hawaiian Islands is yours today with a journey on the Road to Hana. Known as one of the most beautiful, tropical drives in the Pacific, this road will delight you with amazing tropical jungles, several gorgeous waterfalls, and exotic beaches. Although the town of Hana is charming, it’s the journey, not the destination, that makes this tour so great (included lunch). Back to the resort, this evening is at your leisure.
Day 7: Fly to Oahu – Oahu Island Tour
This morning we fly to Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. The island tour includes sites in Honolulu, including Waikiki Beach, the Iolani Royal Palace, and then on to the awesome views from the Pali Lookout, the beautiful setting of the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple, and a stop at Laie Beach Park. This evening, after checking in at the Laie Courtyard by Marriott, your time is free. An optional evening trip will visit the LDS Laie Temple.
Day 8: Oahu - Polynesian Cultural Center
The morning is free at the resort and Laie Beach. The afternoon and evening will be spent at Hawaii’s No.1 paid attraction, the exciting Polynesian Cultural Center, where you will experience the joy of several Polynesian island cultures and villages, including a canoe pageant and demonstrations of song, dance, and crafts. In the evening, we will enjoy a luau and the spectacular “Ha” Night Show (included dinner).
Day 9: Fly Oahu to Salt Lake City
After saying “aloha” and farewell to the islands, a morning flight will take us back to Salt Lake City, arriving in the evening.
All air flights are included in the tour price, subject to change. Round trip air from Salt Lake City to Hawaii will be scheduled on a major airline, which may include a brief layover in California. Inter-island air trips will be scheduled on Hawaiian Air or similar airline.
All overnight accommodations will be at 3½ to 4 Star resort hotels. The tour will include stays at the following resorts, or others that are comparable:
3 nights at a resort (tba) near Lihue, Kaua’i.
3 nights at a resort (tba) near Lahaina, Maui.
2 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott in Laie, Oahu.
A total of 5 meals are included in the tour price, including all options: 2 lunches and 3 dinners (see Tour Schedule). Other meals will be your responsibility. Options will be made available for dining choices when meals are not provided.
Tours and Activities:
All tours and activities in the Tour Schedule may be included in the tour price, or you may select and pay for only certain activities in advance. While on the tour, you may opt out at any time from participating in any pre-paid tour or activity and just relax at the resort or do your own thing. However, no discounts or refunds will be given on pre-paid activites not participated in. Most of the activities are non-strenuous and include tours in vans. Several sites will require some walking.
The following is a list of the Optional Tours and Activities and their approximate costs*:
1. Coconut Marketplace trip. free
2. Fern Grotto River Cruise. $20
3. North Kauai Island Tour w/ sunset beach picnic. $55
5. South Kauai Island Tour w/ Luau. $110
6. Na Pali Coast Tour w/ lunch and Waimea Canyon. $160
7. Maui Island Tour - Iao Valley and Hale’akala Volcano. $25
8. Lahaina Town trip. free
9. Road to Hana Tour w/ picnic lunch. $35
10. LDS Laie Temple trip. free
11. Polynesian Cultural Center, with Luau and Show. $120
Total cost of all options: $525*.
Discount if all options included in tour: $50
Ground Transportation and Guide:
All ground transportation will be conducted via air-conditioned mini-vans and/or large vans, including transfers and tours. Your tour guide Ken Young, “Kaua’i Ken”, and the van drivers will help you to enjoy your trip with fun and interesting details about the tour locations. Several stops will be made on all tour drives where you will be able to get out and enjoy the scenery, the greenery and the water. Tours will also allow opportunities for eating and shopping.
*Subject to change
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