Hawaiian Explorer

7 night tour - starting in Honolulu, Hawaii - ending in Maui, Hawaii

Escorted Tour with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar has been creating exceptional Escorted journeys for nearly 70 years, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, first class hotels, complimentary WiFi on-board comfortable motorcoaches with restrooms and panoramic windows.

The soft sands of Waikiki Beach recede to tropical forests, the world's largest volcano and the iconic sunrises of Mount Haleakala, on this relaxed exploration of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.

This tour is available in three different catergories of accommodation - Moderate, First Class and Premier.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
January 17th & 31st
February 04th, 11th & 28th
March 06th, 13th, 20th & 27th
April 10th, 17th & 24th
May 08th & 22nd
June 12th & 26th
July 10th & 24th
August 07th & 21st
September 11th & 25th
October 09th
November 13th
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Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. 

Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you'll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian­style Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Moderate Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, City View room / First Class Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, Partial Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, Deluxe Ocean View room

Meal(s) Welcome Reception, Dinner


Today, begin your exploration of Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you'll be moved by this memorial to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship's hull since the fatal attack in 1941.  After driving through the National Memorial Cemetery in the Punchbowl Crater, make your way back to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii's last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring.

Moderate Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, City View room / First Class Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, Partial Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Marriott Waikiki Beach, Deluxe Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast


Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Kona is famous for its tasty coffee and you'll learn more about this fragrant bean and the process of growing them on a Kona coffee plantation with a Local Specialist. Later, check in to your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Speaking of rays, get an up close view of these majestic sea creatures with a dinner at Rays on the Bay.

Moderate Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Mountain View room / First Class Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Partial Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Dinner


Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colorful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. This evening, perhaps join an optional excursion to a working ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Moderate Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Mountain View room / First Class Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Partial Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Sheraton Kona Rst & Spa, Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast


Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to the world's largest volcano. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Afterwards, enjoy a savoury lunch at The Rim restaurant, offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening.

Hotel: Moderate Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Partial Ocean View room / First Class Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Deluxe Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Lunch


This morning, set off for another of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes: Haleakala, which means "house of the sun". The volcano itself is the world's largest dormant volcano and the National Park is home to the island's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) above sea level. Travel into the countryside next to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. After lunch, visit the lush emerald peaks of Iao Valley State Park. Join your travelling companions this evening for a luau Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Hotel: Moderate Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Partial Ocean View room / First Class Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Deluxe Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining Regional Meal


Enjoy a full free day in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's wonderlands. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or maybe embark on a whale watching cruise. This evening, toast your travel adventures with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Moderate Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Partial Ocean View room / First Class Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Ocean View room / Premier Hotel: Royal Lahaina Rst, Deluxe Ocean View room

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Maui.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast 

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Your Trafalgar Tour Highlights

Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest: Learn about sustainable farming at a lunch with wine featuring the finest ingredients.

Local Specialists: with a manta ray presentation and in Kona for a coffee plantation tour.

Sightseeing Highlights

Orientations of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona
Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube
View the Kilauea and Haleakala Volcano


7 full breakfasts, 2 lunches (including Be My Guest),  4 dinners.

Travel Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
7 Nights accommodation with your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier
A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Hilo-Kahului including all airport transfers
Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your chauffer-driven car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Trafalgar tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Trafalgar you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Trafalgar standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
Moderate Accommodation:-        
All departures in 2016 £2758* £2127* £2080* Please call
First Class Accommodation:-        
All departures in 2016 £2982* £2239* £2122* Please call
Premier Accommodation:-        
All departures in 2016 £3337* £2426* £2262* Please call
* 2016 Early Payment Discount - Trafalgar's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book early and pay your balance in full as below and save up to 10% Off the prices shown above - Ask us at time of booking.
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th January 2016 and SAVE 7.5%
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th April 2016 and SAVE 5%
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Trafalgar Tours before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £51.00 per person.
There are many questions and considerations you might have when planning an escorted tour with Trafalgar Tours. For more information please click here.


Please call us on FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 or EMAIL us reservations@purelytravelgroup.co.uk we are open 7 days a week.

We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.