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Hawaiian Islands (8140)

11 Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui

2020 Tour Details

Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui. Whether you’re admiring the natural beauty of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, you’re sure to be delighted. Visit Pearl Harbor’s famous Battleship Row in Honolulu. Marvel at the black-sand beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island and discover famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Be mesmerized by the pineapple and sugar cane fields, and thoroughly savor Kona coffee, some of the best coffee in the world! Enjoy an optional festive luau with Polynesian dancing in Kauai.

The Hawaiian Islands offer all of this and much more. From luaus, snorkeling, aquariums, and volcanoes to beaches and lush rain forests, this is a vacation that has something for everyone. So let Cosmos handle all the details as you sit back, relax, and enjoy paradise!
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 Tour Highlights

HONOLULU
Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit the USS Arizona Memorial & Museum
KONA
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
KAUAI
Sightseeing; visit Waimea Canyon, photo opportunity at Spouting Horn
MAUI
Sightseeing; visit IAO Valley, Lahaina

Notes:

Participation in this tour requires client’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 HONOLULU

Aloha—welcome to Hawaii! Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO USS ARIZONA

Morning orientation with your Tour Director. Your sightseeing excursion features the sunken USS ARIZONA and its impressive memorial to the men still entombed there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great.

Day 3 HONOLULU

Today is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, where you’ll enjoy a dinner buffet and the colorful Ha: Breath of Life stage show.

Day 4 HONOLULU–HILO–HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK–KONA

This morning, depart for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus, craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves, and lava deserts. On arrival, tour HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. See Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the “Big Island” in the early evening.

Day 5 KONA

The following two days are free to explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-Kona. Optional activities include a snorkeling cruise to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish; or a helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline—over the famed Parker Ranch and an active volcano. For a true adventure, join the afternoon optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to stargaze in the evening.

Day 6 KONA

Today is yours to relax and explore the resort area of Kailua, situated between Kailua Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is rich in history, featuring the historic Hulihe’e Palace, former vacation home of the Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the restored personal temple of King Kamehameha the Great. This area is renowned for its famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after coffees in the world.

Day 7 KONA–WAIMEA CANYON–KAUAI

Morning transfer to Kona International Airport for the flight to the “Garden Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge. Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

Day 8 KAUAI

Kauai has a lot to offer, and your Tour Director will suggest several optional outings for the duration of your stay, including a trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and The Thornbirds. Tonight, join the optional excursion and experience a traditional luau feast. After dinner, sit back and watch a captivating international revue of dancers and musicians.

Day 9 KAUAI–’IAO VALLEY–MAUI

This morning, fly to Maui, the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head through lush farm country and along the shoreline via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling center and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Enjoy free time to explore this colorful island town.

Day 10 MAUI

A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls. Just a short stroll away is Whalers Village with Maui’s best assortment of art galleries, boutiques, and oceanfront restaurants. Return to Lahaina town, and take a stroll down Front Street. Enjoy the stunning sunset and ocean views while visiting shops, art galleries, and restaurants. At Lahaina Harbor, you’ll find Maui whale-watching tours (seasonal, from Dec to May), snorkeling trips, surfing lessons, and fishing charters. You can also walk the Historical Trail, mapping Lahaina’s historical sites and ending at Banyan Tree Park, home to the second-largest Banyan tree in the world!

Day 11 MAUI

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore the Valley Island further.

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RANDY SCHUSTER

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Being a Tour Director has afforded me the opportunity to travel more than I would have ever dreamed. During my many years as a Tour Director, I have had the opportunity to lead tours in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and the Western U.S. I am extremely proud of my home state of California. Come with me on tour and I will show you the unique beauty, ethnic diversity, tempting local cuisine, and, hopefully, help you spot a celebrity or two!

Tour Director - RANDY SCHUSTER

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Honolulu
Kona
Kapaa, Kauai
Maui

Honolulu

Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise & Show

Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise & Show

Enjoy an evening cruise and dinner show as you discover the unparalleled vistas of Waikiki and beyond Diamond Head to view the beautiful Kahala Gold Coast.

Price Range: $$$$

Oahu Island Sightseeing

Oahu Island Sightseeing

Discover Oahu's most iconic landmarks and sights on this exceptional sightseeing tour!

Price Range: $$$

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the Pacific Islands on this full-day excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center, which has helped preserve and celebrate the people and traditions of Polynesia for more than 50 years!

Price Range: $$$$

Kona

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

Journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot / 4267 meter summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

Price Range: $$$$

Kona Sightseeing Cruises

Kona Sightseeing Cruises

The scenic treasures around the stunning Kona Coast come brilliantly to life during this incredible cruise off the shores of the Big Island!

Price Range: $$

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Immerse yourself in stunning private waterfalls, tranquil streams, scenic coastlines and rugged valleys on this North Kohala adventure.

Price Range: $$$$

Big Island Helicopter Flights

Big Island Helicopter Flights

Experience the Big Island from above as you soar over some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world on this incredible flightseeing excursion.

Price Range: $$$$

Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure

Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure

A full day of Big Island adventure awaits during this Zip & Dip excursion featuring ziplining, lunch overlooking the Pololu Valley, and a refreshing waterfall swim!

Price Range: $$$$

Kapaa, Kauai

Kauai Waterfall Safari by Helicopter

Kauai Waterfall Safari by Helicopter

Get a close-up encounter with the wonders of the Garden Isle of Kauai on this incredible helicopter flightseeing adventure!

Price Range: $$$$

Ali'i Movie Tour with Scenic Hanalei

Ali'i Movie Tour with Scenic Hanalei

Experience the "Garden Island" through Hollywood's eyes on an expert guided tour of Kauai's most famous movie locations!

Price Range: $$$$

Wailua River and Fern Grotto

Wailua River and Fern Grotto

Enjoy a tranquil boat cruise on Kauai's Wailua River, the only navigable river in Hawaii.

Price Range: $

Smith Family Garden Luau

Smith Family Garden Luau

Experience a magical evening of mouth-watering Hawaiian cuisine and entertainment at one of the best luaus on Kauai!

Price Range: $$$

Maui

Sunset Sail

Sunset Sail

Experience the thrill of trade wind sailing between Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Price Range: $$$

Maui Snorkeling

Maui Snorkeling

Choose from two of the best snorkeling tours in Maui.

Price Range: $$$$

Road to Hana Tour with Picnic Lunch

Road to Hana Tour with Picnic Lunch

The Jewel of the Valley Isle awaits on this unforgettable drive along the Road to Hana with its indescribable scenery and countless waterfalls.

Price Range: $$$$

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