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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
featuring Oahu, Kauai, & Maui
Departs: October 21st, 2021 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 stunning views. Highlights include a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor, a Honolulu city tour, the Maui Ocean Center, a tram tour of the Maui Tropical Plantation, and the Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show. All inter-island flights are included!
Hosted By: Wanda Starke
Retired News Anchor
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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.
Tour the Honolulu area beginning with 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.
Afterward, E Komo Mai (welcome) new friends over refreshing beverages during a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch in Honolulu.
Our city tour this afternoon also brings us past the volcanic shaped Hawaiian State Capitol building and Iolani Palace, the only palace in the U.S. once inhabited by a reigning monarch. We’ll then visit the Punchbowl, an extinct volcano and home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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 : Waimea Canyon
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.
Sample coffee at the Kauai Coffee Company's Visitor Center, the country’s largest coffee grower.
Later, we witness the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon. This vast gorge is a striking palette of red rock and emerald green vegetation.
We arrive at our accommodations for two nights in Kauai.
Day 5 : Kauai
The day is yours to explore! Kauai is known as the second wettest place on earth providing lush rainforest and breathtaking scenery. Spend the day touring a botanical garden, rent a car to discover more of the island, or simply relax at the hotel.
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 up-close and personal marine life including a 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 : The Valley Isle
Begin with a delicious breakfast buffet at our hotel's Swan Court.
Our hotel is situated on lovely Ka’anapali Beach, three miles of gorgeous sand often cited as one of the world’s best beaches. We have the day to relax at the hotel, play on a championship golf course, go on a snorkeling expedition or travel the winding Road to Hana.
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 Hawaii
We'll gather for a Holiday Vacations farewell lunch at Café O’Lei.
Then, explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram tour to discover more of the diverse fruits and plants grown here. We’ll view palm trees, bananas, avocado, and taro in various states of development.
Later, we board our flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Arrive Home
A Hui Hou (until we meet again).
October 21st, 2021 - October 30th, 2021
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 09/06/2021
Wanda Starke began working at WXII 12 in 1994 and was most recently the co-anchor of the 6 p.m. news until her retirement in May of 2018. At her core, Wanda describes herself as a storyteller and continues to produce weekly segments for WXII 12 News. “A Place to Call Home” which profiles children waiting to be adopted and “12 Inspires,” which features people making a positive difference in the community.
Wanda has received numerous awards throughout her career. She was named to the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Midsouth region in 2019. The Silver Circle is a society of honor that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the television industry She also was awarded the President’s Award for Volunteer Service from President Barack Obama, The Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Excellence Award Honoring Women in Media from UNCF and the Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism on Behalf of Children and Families from the Child Welfare League of America.
Join Wanda and WXII 12 News viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.
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