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Hawaiian Island Experience
DATES TBD

ITINERARY

Day 1

Our journey starts in Hawaii’s capital city, Honolulu, which means ‘calm port.’ We’re sure you'll find your calm once you drop your bags and catch a view of the ocean from our Waikiki hotel. Join us in the afternoon for introductions and a welcome drink with iconic Diamond Head Volcano as our backdrop, before we make our way to a beachside restaurant for a welcome dinner featuring local specialties.

What's included? Welcome Drink / Dinner / Overnight Honolulu (D)

Day 2

Our morning starts with a positive energy meditation session and a trip up the legendary Koko Head Stairs. The 1,048 steps will get our hearts pumping as we climb to spectacular views at the top (1,200 feet elevation). In the late morning, we’ll head into Honolulu to visit a farmers’ market and sample everything from locally grown Manoa lettuce to lilikoi butter. Lunch will be on your own but we can recommend a spot that offers a traditional poke or Hawaiian plate lunch. Then we’ll tour the city to learn about the island’s history—highlights include Iolani Palace, the opulent former residence of the Hawaiian monarchy, the Mission Houses Museum and Chinatown—and later that day, we'll drop by the quintessential Duke’s Waikiki to listen to local music over a pitcher of Mai Tais. Dinner is on your own with recommendations from us.

What's included? Breakfast / Meditation Session / Koko Head Stairs Walk / Farmer’s Market Visit / Tour of Historical Honolulu / Mai Tais at Duke’s Waikiki / Overnight Honolulu (B)

Day 3

What is Hawaii without its surf culture? We will wake up early for a morning surf lesson, where you can hit the waves and try your hand at hanging ten. Afterward, we’ll return to the hotel for breakfast at your leisure, and then continue our foray into surf culture with a day-trip to Haleiwa on the North Shore. On our way, we’ll stop at the historic Dole Plantation to try your luck at the world’s largest maze crafted from 14,000 Hawaiian plants; we like to think of it as a walking meditation. Then it’s on to the Farm Lovers’ Farmers’ Market to grab your choice of to-go goods for a picnic lunch. We’ll enjoy our spread on the beach at the famous Banzai Pipeline, while watching surfers brave the nearly 40-foot waves. A tour of the quaint surf town of Haleiwa is in order afterwards. We’ll return in the afternoon to our hotel, where you can hit the beach or browse Waikiki's shops before dinner on your own.

What's included? Breakfast / Surf Session / Dole Plantation Maze Walk / Farmer’s Market Visit / Banzai Pipeline / Haleiwa Tour / Overnight Honolulu (B)

Day 4

We will begin our day with a yoga and guided meditation session. Be sure to join us for a morning tea and fresh pineapple juice wake-up before we begin. After, enjoy a swim if you would like and then a leisurely breakfast. Mid-morning we will check out and head to the airport for our 55-minute flight to the state’s namesake island, Hawaii. Also known as the ‘Big Island’ it is the largest and youngest island in Hawaii’s archipelago. After check in, settle into your room and enjoy some pool time before we meet for dinner together. 

What's included? Yoga and Guided Meditation Session / Breakfast / Flight to Hawaii / Dinner / Overnight Hilo (B,D)

Day 5

“Volcanoes are monuments to Earth’s origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work,” and today we will explore the currently active site at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We’ll experience an exciting lava expedition, followed by a traditional bbq lunch and wine tasting at a nearby winery. We’ll return at night and dinner is on your own.

What's included? Breakfast / UNESCO World Heritage Site Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Lava Expedition / Traditional BBQ Lunch / Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour / Overnight Hilo (B,L)

Day 6

We’ll start our morning with a yoga session followed by a workshop at a Hawaiian massage school where we’ll learn the age-old technique of the indigenous lomi lomi massage. Of course, we’ll luxuriate beneath expert hands performing individual massages afterward. Then you’re free to enjoy lunch on your own and an afternoon idling by the hotel’s freshwater swimming pool. Tonight, we’ll take a drive up to Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano whose peak is the highest point in the entire state, to watch the sun sink beneath us from the summit. Hot soup dinners will be on hand to warm us up afterward. Then we’ll stargaze from the world-famous spot, where you can get a spectacular view of constellations through high-powered telescopes.

What's included? Yoga Session / Breakfast / Massage Workshop / Individual Massage / Trip to UNESCO Astronomy and World Heritage Site Mauna Kea / Dinner / Stargazing / Overnight Hilo (B,D)

Day 7

We’ll experience a morning yoga session together, followed by a morning to yourself. Choose to relax or explore nearby sights, such as Rainbow Falls and historic Hilo town. In the afternoon, we’ll drive to the Kona side of the island to meet majestic manta rays during a night snorkel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We’ll have dinner together in Kona before returning to the hotel.

What's included? Yoga Session / Breakfast / Night Snorkel with Manta Rays / Dinner / Overnight Hilo (B,D)

Day 8

Keep calm and start our travel day right with a morning yoga session and breakfast before we head to the airport to explore our third and final island, Maui. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy lei making and hula lessons, both endemic to Hawaiian culture. Then you’ll have the chance to check out the nearby beach or the numerous shops that line Lahaina’s Front Street, or simply kick back for some quiet time. We’ll meet for drinks before we enjoy a seaside dinner.

What's included? Yoga Session / Breakfast / Flight to Maui / Cultural Activities / Drinks / Dinner / Overnight Lahaina (B,D)

Day 9

We’ll have a morning yoga session and breakfast. Then it’s off to the quarter-mile-long, gold-sand Ulua Beach for snorkeling on the rocky outcrop and personal time with the famous Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that populate the shores just off the beach. Afterward, we’ll make our way to nearby Kihei to enjoy lunch together and some shopping along the main drag before we head back for you to enjoy free time and dinner on your own.

What is included? Yoga Session / Breakfast / Snorkeling at Ulua Beach / Lunch / Overnight Lahaina (B,L)

Day 10

No trip to Maui is complete without driving the renowned Road to Hana. The 617 hairpin curves and 56 one-lane bridges offer breathtaking views at every twist and turn. We’ll stop at waterfalls along the way and once we reach Hana, we’ll tour an organic farm and nutrition center before indulging in a delicious farm-fresh lunch. We’ll return in the evening and dinner is on your own.

What's included? Breakfast / Organic Farm and Nutrition Center Tour / Farm Fresh Lunch / Overnight Lahaina (B,L)

Day 11

After an early breakfast, we’ll be on our way to Iao Valley State Park, one of Maui’s historical sites, for a hike to view the famous Iao Needle. After the effort, we’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip in the cool waters of Iao stream and the chance to sun-dry while enjoying a picnic lunch. After we return to the hotel, you’ll have an afternoon to yourself to head into bustling Lahaina Town for some retail therapy or to relax on the beach. Then we’ll end our journey together with a glimpse into Hawaiian culture with a traditional oceanfront luau. We’ll toast to our time in paradise and indulge on island fare, including roast pig baked in an in-ground oven, while we watch gorgeous dancers sway to the beat of traditional music as the sun gives off its final rays.

What's included? Breakfast / Iao Valley State Park Hike / Picnic / Traditional Oceanfront Luau / Overnight Lahaina (B,L,D)

Day 12

Enjoy a morning yoga session before checking out of the hotel to head to the airport or continue your Hawaiian adventure if you choose.

What's included? Yoga Session / Breakfast (B)

PRICING

$4,590

Included:

11 nights accommodation

Inter-island flights

Most meals as specified (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)

Yoga and meditation sessions

Transportation to and from activities

Koko Head Stairs hike

Honolulu walking tour

Visit to local farmers' markets

Trip to Dole Plantation

Surfing lesson

Haleiwa day trip

Hawaii National Volcanoes Park lava expedition

Massage workshop and individual massage

Visit to Mauna Kea and stargazing

Night snorkel with manta rays

Lei making lessons

Hula lessons

Snorkeling at Ulua Beach

Famous Road to Hana trip

Iao Valley State Park hike

Traditional luau

Not Included:

Roundtrip flights to Hawaii

Transportation to and from arrival and departure airport

Travel insurance (mandatory)

Any additional meals, alcohol, personal expenses, activities, transportation or spa appointments not listed as included on the itinerary

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot, which is refundable until 6 months prior to tour start date. Your spot is not reserved until we receive your deposit. If deposit is paid within 6 months of tour start date, deposit is non-refundable. Balance of payment is due 90 days prior to tour start date. If full payment is received at time of booking, you may cancel until 90 days prior to tour start date to receive a refund, less the $500 deposit. No refunds are possible if cancellation is received within 90 days of tour start date. You will receive a Paypal invoice to the email provided on the booking page with payment instructions. We accept Paypal and all major credit cards.