Hawaii: The Aloha Way of Life
Explore Hawaii’s capital of Honolulu and see Iolani Palace, take in breathtaking views of turquoise waters after hiking Diamond Head, watch the surfers on Waimea Bay, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center and end the trip with a traditional luau.
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Day 1 Aloha Honolulu
Meet your tour director
Details: Lei greeting
The perfect introduction to Hawaii. Step off the plane and into a garland of fresh flowers, the traditional Hawaiian symbol of welcome.
Day 2 Honolulu landmarks
Honolulu tour director-led sightseeing
King StreetKing Kamehameha statueIolani Palace visitHonolulu HaleKawaiahao ChurchAliiolani HalePunchbowl National Cemetery
Pearl Harbor excursion
USS Arizona Memorial visitUSS BowfinUSS MissouriPearl Harbor Visitor's Center visit
Details: Honolulu tour director-led sightseeing
A walk through historic Honolulu is never a hurried affair, as the gentle breezes and flowering trees spread tranquility throughout the area. Featuring a unique mix of English architecture, modern skyscrapers and pure Hawaiian culture and history, downtown Honolulu delivers a little bit of everything, each in the perfect amount.
Details: King Kamehameha statue
Travel to the legendary King Kamehameha’s birthplace to see the gold swathed statue that was created in 1878 to commemorate the 100 years since Captain Cook’s "discovery" of Hawaii.
Details: Iolani Palace visit
Visit the only royal palace in the United States to be a used as a residence for reigning monarchs. King David Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani lived in the palace until the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, at which time the building was turned into the capitol building of the state of Hawaii.
Details: Pearl Harbor excursion
When Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the enormous U.S.S. Arizona sunk completely within nine minutes. See the battleship, still beneath the water, and the memorial built to honor those who died in the attack. Though currently serene, the area recently buzzed with activity when scenes from “Pearl Harbor” were filmed here in the spring of 2000.
Day 3 Around Honolulu
Free time at the beach
Details: Bishop Museum visit
Delve into Hawaii’s natural and cultural history through the Bishop Museum’s extensive collection of native Hawaiian cultural artifacts.
Details: Diamond Head hike
Make your way up a steep gravelly trail, through a small tunnel and up a narrow spiral staircase to the observation platform on the top of the volcanic cinder cone known as Diamond Head for a breathtaking view of the turquoise waters, pristine white beaches and lush green countryside of O’ahu.
Details: Nu‘uanu Pali lookout
Climb up to the top of this cliff on the Ko’olau Mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of the lush green country and sparkling turquoise waters of O’ahu.
Day 4 North Shore
Dole Plantation visit
Polynesian Cultural Center excursion
Polynesian Cultural Center visitCanoe ParadeHa: Breath of Life performanceevening luau
Details: Polynesian Cultural Center excursion
Dance the hula. Learn to throw spears. Tear open a coconut with your bare hands. As you tour the villages in the Polynesian Cultural Center with your Tour Director, you’ll see the traditional life of Polynesian islands like Hawaii, Tahiti, and Samoa. You also might learn a thing or two about hunting pigs or playing the nose-flute. Who said culture was boring?
Day 5 End tour
Details: Fly Home
Your flight home is overnight. You will return home on Day 6.
Day 6 Return home

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    Day 5 Start extension to Big Island
    Fly to Big Island
    Imiloa Astronomy Center visit
    Details: Akaka Falls State Park visit
    Beautiful Akaka Falls drop 420 feet into a gorge full of tropical greenery, philodendron vines, lush ferns, wild orchids, bamboo groves and hanging heliconia at the end of a half–mile trail.
    Day 6 Big Island
    Travel to Kona via the Mamalahoa Highway
    Punalu'u Black Sand Beach visit
    Details: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park visit
    Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, has been continuously flowing since 1983, covering about 45 square miles and adding 600 acres of land to Hawaii’s southern shore. We take a guided tour with a park ranger through lush rainforest to experience steaming vents, ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, lava tubes and unrivaled vistas.
    Day 7 End tour
    Free time at the beach
    Details: Fly home
    Your flight home is overnight. You will return home on Day 8.
    Day 8 Return home
    Map of Hawaii: the Aloha Way of Life Educational Student Tour and Trip
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip airfare
    • 4 overnight stays (6 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
    • Dinner daily (except departure day)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Overnight security chaperone
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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