Hawaii Unplugged 2018-2019 (Previously called The Big Kahuna, Itinerary A)
9 days with Contiki Rating:
Day 1 Honolulu to Waikiki
Well Aloha. Who's ready for 9 days of nothin' but good times and happy vibes? Fasten your seat belts, the ride is about to begin...
You see those people over there? They're about to become your new BFF's. Awkward hello's soon making way for excited chats about your upcoming adventure, we'll head out as a crew for a sightseeing tour of Waikiki, taking in sights including the Punchbowl Cemetery and the USS Arizona, located in Pearl Harbour. Your Trip Manager will fill in the history gaps for you, giving the full story of how 1177 sailors and Marines tragically lost their lives here during WWII. Later on, and we're not done with you yet, taking you to see the King Kamehameha statue - the only monarch celebrated in the USA, and the founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii. History goals achieved for today, tonight we'll grab dinner as a group, toasting to the first day of our journey.
Day 2 Waikiki
Today's all about living that sweet Hawaiian beach life as we make our way to Oahu's North Shore. Surfing fans, we know you'll be frothing at the sights you're about to see; waves of epic proportions (if you're lucky), surfers galore, and maybe even a surfing dog or two. But then, would you expect any less from the home of the Triple Crown of Surfing Championships? Grab a board and join the pros if you're feeling brave (don't stress, there are plenty of bay's suitable for beginners), or just kick back and watch the surfer boys and girls do their thing.
Day 3 Waikiki
Waikiki, what more can you offer us? With a full free day to explore, you'll soon find out. Maybe you're hungering for some Vitamin D and want nothing more than a towel and some hot rays, or of you're feeling adventurous, how about a surf lesson? This is after all the beach where surfing began. Dollars burning a hole in your pocket? A stroll through International Market Place and its cute shops could be the answer, or maybe take a hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater. A busy day we know, but the night is young, and our dancing shoes are ready to go...
Day 4 Waikiki to Kona via Hilo
Honolulu you've been a dream, but the Big Island of Hawaii is calling us and we've got a plane to catch...
Due to the continued eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii and the closure of Volcanoes National Park, we will reroute the trip around it, until further notice.
Home of the Goddess of Fire, Pele, the Big Island boasts a tasty mix of vast craters, black beaches and flowing lava. Trust us, it's every bit as thrilling as it sounds, but due to the unpredictable nature of the Goddess we won’t be paying Pele a visit as she is showing her passionate and fiery temperament at the moment. After joining our coach in Hilo, we'll set off to grab a delicious cup of the famous Kona Coffee before pressing on to Akaka State Park to hike to the Falls. Then we're off to Hapuna State Beach for some beach time and lunch. With our camera memory maxed out with killer photos, we'll pull the brakes in Kailua Kona, home for the next two nights.
All This Included
You've seen it in the movies and fantasised about it since forever, so why put it off any longer? Hawaii is the kind of island paradise that will have you dreaming of coming back as soon as you've left its shores, each time stealing another little piece of your heart. 9 days of sunshine, surf, coconuts and hula dancing are waiting...
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