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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
USS Arizona Memorial
Luau Fire Dancers
Kauai Beach Resort
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Tree
Departs: January 7th, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
A tropical retreat showcasing the best of three distinct Hawaiian Islands with fabulous resort hotels that will take your breath away. Strike the perfect balance of scheduled activities and free time for optional excursions with three nights on Oahu, two nights on Kauai, and three nights on Maui. Stay at luxurious resort hotels every night with world‐class amenities, private balconies, savory dining options, and nearby oceanside views. Agricultural attractions include visits to the Kauai Coffee Company, the Maui Gold Pineapple Company, the Maui Tropical Plantation, the Hanalei Taro & Juice Company, and the Monsanto Test Facility. We will also visit the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center, attend the Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show, and so much more. All inter‐island flights are included!
Hosted By: Andy Petersen
WHO - AM Farm News Anchor & Co-host of "The Big Show"
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Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
The moment we step off the plane we will feel the aloha spirit that draws so many travelers to this lush island paradise.
Enjoy a traditional flower lei greeting.
Then, we check-in to the beautiful Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for three nights. Each room features a private balcony.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at the Kuhio Beach Grill.
Then we visit the most moving site on Oahu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial. At the visitor center, we view the galleries and exhibits that recall December 7, 1941, the day that catapulted the U.S. into World War II. A documentary film precedes our Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial to observe the sunken battleship.
E Komo Mai (welcome) new friends over a Mai Tai during an included lunch at Gordon Biersch Brewery. Situated on the Honolulu Harbor waterfront we can enjoy views of passing ships while we dine.
Next we arrive at the Monsanto Test Facility to learn how they are improving the lives of Hawaiian farmers with cutting-edge technology.
We return to our hotel for another relaxing evening.
Day 3 : Oahu
Today is your opportunity to explore everything Oahu has to offer. Relax on the golden sands of Waikiki Beach, explore Diamond Head crater, mingle with the fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, lose yourself in Honolulu’s downtown ambiance, or spend the day immersed in culture at the Polynesian Culture Center.
Enjoy dinner at our hotel's Kuhio Beach Grill at your leisure.
Day 4 : Coffee Plantation
Fly this morning to Kauai, known as the Garden Isle for its lush, tropical landscapes.
We enjoy an open-air lunch at Kilohana Plantation, a historic landmark built by a sugar baron in 1935 and a remarkable example of plantation-era architecture.
Visit Kauai Coffee Company, the country’s largest coffee grower. Learn about the harvest methods of their premium coffees and enjoy delicious samples.
We arrive at our accommodations for two nights at the secluded Kauai Beach Resort on the island’s eastern shores. The charming rooms with private balconies and manicured grounds evoke a true feel for colonial Hawaii.
Day 5 : Kauai
Today we are joined by a representative of the Kauai County Farm Bureau for an interesting look at Kauai’s unique agriculture.
Visit Hanalei Taro & Juice Company, a 6th generation working taro farm in Hanalei Valley. Lunch is a traditional Hawaiian plate featuring unique items prepared with taro grown on this farm.
For the remainder of the day you may wish to take a helicopter tour for birds-eye views of the island’s beauty or simply relax at the hotel.
Dinner is included at the hotel's Naupaka Terrace Restaurant.
Day 6 : Maui
This morning we fly to Maui, nicknamed the Valley Isle for the valleys carved into its mountains.
Lunch at the Maui Ocean Center offers stunning views of Ma’alaea Bay Harbor. After lunch, there's time to browse the center's unique collection of marine life and their 3D Humpbacks of Hawaii experience.
Next, we drive to Lahaina, an old whaling port dotted with historical landmarks, shops, and galleries. The town is especially known for its gigantic Banyan tree whose branches reach out over an acre.
Later, we arrive at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa for three nights to enjoy 40 oceanfront acres of lavish swimming pools, tropical plants, shopping, and multiple dining options. We have easy access to long beach strolls from here and a private balcony off your room.
Day 7 : Maui Gold Pineapple Co.
Begin with a delicious breakfast buffet at our hotel's Swan Court.
Travel to upcountry Maui and visit the Maui Gold Pineapple Company. Enjoy a guided tour of the pineapple fields, the packing and shipping factory, and sample fresh pineapples.
We return to our hotel and enjoy our afternoon and evening at leisure. Consider a stroll along Ka’anapali Beach whose three miles of gorgeous sand are often cited as one of the world’s best beaches.
Day 8 : Traditional Luau
Relax and enjoy a day of leisure or wake up early to watch sunrise from the summit of Haleakala, House of the Sun. A pleasant stroll from the hotel leads to Whalers Village, an inviting area of shops, dining and live entertainment.
Tonight, say farewell Hawaiian style at the Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show. Enjoy tropical drinks and the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine. Our evening ends with music and dances of the South Pacific!
Day 9 : Aloha Lunch
Gather for a Holiday Vacations farewell lunch.
Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram tour learning about the island’s iconic fruits and plants including pineapple, coconut, and more.
Later, we board our flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Arrive Home
A Hui Hou (until we meet again).
January 7th, 2020 - January 16th, 2020
Category - Occupancy
Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 11/23/2019
WHO Radio Pickup Locations:
Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Airport
Andy is the morning Farm News Anchor at WHO-AM and is the co-host of America’s premiere radio farm news program, The Big Show, airing weekdays from 11am to 1pm. Born and raised on the family farm in Wyoming, Iowa; Andy is an award-winning host, journalist, as well as a farm and sports broadcaster.
He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communication Studies. Andy became part of the Hawkeye football broadcasts and has been co-host of the Hawkeye Huddle on WMT since 2004. Andy was quickly promoted to host the WMT Morning Show from 2006-2011. Andy has also served as morning co-host on 96.5 Kiss Country, before moving back to the WMT news room.
Since 2014 Andy has been a frequent contributor and fill-in host on The Big Show and in July 2017 was promoted to his current role.
Join Andy and other WHO listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.