Join us on this great trip at a great price! With this fully escorted vacation you'll see some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world. With magnificent waterfalls, fiery volcanoes, lush green valleys and more, it's easy to see why many people call Hawaii paradise...so take a break and relax in Hawaii.
This state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Lāna'i, Kaho'olawe, Maui, and Hawai'i. The last is by far the largest, and is often called the "Big Island" or "Big Isle" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. This archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.
There are several areas in Hawaii under the control and protection of the National Park Service. Two areas are designated as national parks: Haleakala National Park near Kula, Maui, includes Haleakala, the dormant volcano that formed east Maui; and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the southeast region of the island of Hawaii, which includes the active volcano Kilauea and its various rift zones. The climate of Hawaii is typical for a tropical area, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme than other tropical locales due to the constant trade winds blowing from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31°C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night.
Meet at Rapid City Regional Airport for our flight headed to Honolulu. On arrival we transfer to our hotel for overnight. Gracing the former estate of Hawaii's last princess, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani is located in the heart of Waikiki directly across from Waikiki Beach. The resort welcomes guests with comfortable accommodations, exceptional value and gracious Hawaiian hospitality.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – No Meals included
Today we visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and a fully narrated tour of Honolulu’s city highlights aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Our day starts at Pearl Harbor and boarding the Navy launch for a trip into history at the Arizona Memorial. Next is the a guided tour of one of the most incredible battleships of the US Navy, the USS Missouri, which served from World War II to Desert Storm. We walk the decks and stand on the spot where Japan surrendered to the Allies. We continue our tour to downtown Honolulu with views of Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue and drive through serene Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. Lunch is not included, but there will be a stop to purchase lunch and snack. Please note… swimsuits are not allowed on the Arizona Memorial and shoes must be worn. Due to heightened security, large camera bags, purses, or backpacks are not allowed at visitor center. After the day’s touring we return to the hotel.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast included
A full day touring the island of Oahu and all of the "must see" highlights on this 120-mile, 8-hour, tour. From the lush green windswept mountains to the blue Pacific Ocean, we experience the beauty and diversity Hawaii has to offer. The tour includes Diamond Head, Kahala Estates, Hanauma Bay lookout, Halona "Blow Hole" lookout, Waimanalo, Mormon Temple, North Shore, and Dole Pineapple Plantation. A lunch stop is made where you can purchase a bite to eat.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast included
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to explore Waikikki on your own. Tonight it’s time for the traditional Hawaiian feast - it is held on a private beach estate in west Oahu. Enjoy a Polynesian dinner, Hawaiian Shell Lei Greeting, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea, and one standard alcoholic beverage (per adult 21 years and older ID required) entertainment, and dancing.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast & Supper included
After a leisurely breakfast we embark on our Whale Watching cruise especially for Humpback whale enthusiasts. We will enjoy a 2-1/2 hour cruise aboard the high-tech, 140' Majestic. Outdoor viewing decks and large windows in the air-conditioned cabins provide for great sighting opportunities and views. Expert naturalists share insightful information and educational commentary. Buffet lunch is included.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast and Buffet Lunch included
A full day at leisure – maybe a long walk on the beach, a relaxing day by the pool or a little shopping at the International Market place just a few steps from the hotel. The choice is yours! This evening we spend a casual evening on the turquoise waters of Hawaii aboard the Majestic for an unforgettable sunset dinner cruise. Relax in the comfortable and spacious upper-deck lounge with unobstructed views of the Waikiki coastline. As the sun dips below the horizon, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner buffet in a beautifully decorated cabin. Our dinner includes your choice of entrees: garlic shiitake teriyaki chicken, Pacific catch of the day or Hawaiian rock salt-crusted pork with gravy. It also includes a garden- isle salad, vegetable medley, white rice, mashed potatoes, Hawaiian sweet rolls and dessert. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink or soda, coffee and tea.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast and Supper included
Late morning, it’s time to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center, a 42-acre, open air center that casts you in a role of explorer on a whirlwind tour of the Pacific. You will see eight (8) unique villages: Tahiti, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tonga, New Zealand, the Marquesas, Samoa, and Hawaii, and participate in day time activities. Plenty of time to explore and eat at your leisure. Return to Waikiki approximately 10:30pm.
Overnight Sheraton Princess Kaiulani – Breakfast & Supper Included
A free day today - This evening we transfer to the airport for our return overnight flight back to South Dakota.
Overnight Flight – Breakfast Included
We arrive back into Rapid City around 3.45pm
Arrive back in Rapid City, SD
Starts: Thursday February 8th 2018
Ends: Friday February 16th 2018
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