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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
USS Arizona Memorial
Luau Fire Dancers
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Tree
Departs: February 3rd, 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 The Big Island, 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 Kona Joe Coffee, Maui Gold Pineapple, the Maui Tropical Plantation, and the Bayer Crop Science facility. We will also visit the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center, Volcanoes National Park, the Maui Ocean Center, attend the Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show, and so much more. All inter‐island flights are included!
Hosted By: Andrew McCrea
Host of American Countryside
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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 Bayer Crop Science 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 the hotel's Kuhio Beach Grill at your leisure.
Day 4 : Volcanoes National Park
Fly to Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island this morning.
Enjoy lunch at the Kilauea Lodge located just outside Volcanoes National Park.
Visit Volcanoes National Park, stopping along the way at dramatic overlooks and visitor centers. The unique landscape of the park features volcanic craters, dried lava flows, and steam vents.
We enjoy the next two nights at the lovely Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, perched on black lava rocks at the base of the famous Kona coffee region overlooking the Pacific.
Day 5 : The Big Island
Begin the day touring Kona Joe Coffee Farm with an agronomic engineer who will share Kona Joe’s coffee production process. A complementary cup of coffee is included during our visit.
Afterwards, the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit historic Kailua Village, Hawaii’s oldest Christian church Mokuaikaua, or catch some rays at our hotel’s oceanfront pool.
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 is 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 resort'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 Hawaii
Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram tour learning about the island’s iconic fruits and plants including pineapple, coconut, and more.
Gather for a Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch, then we board our flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Arrive Home
A Hui Hou (until we meet again).
February 3rd, 2020 - February 12th, 2020
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Final Payment Date: 12/20/2019
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Andrew McCrea draws upon a wealth of experiences when he is crisscrossing the country to deliver his messages. As a 5th generation farmer and rancher from northwest Missouri, Andrew knows what it’s like to move herds of cattle and work 18-hour days harvesting a crop. He is also a five-time Oscar-winning radio broadcaster and a former National FFA Officer.
Andrew brings his insights from interviewing music stars, hall of fame athletes, Iditarod sled dog mushers, and even the rooster crowing champion on his daily radio program, The American Countryside. In addition, he also produces broadcasts heard nationally on the Westwood One radio network.
Andrew truly cares about making a difference in the lives of those he meets. He is the past chairman of the Heartland Foundation, a leadership foundation empowering youth and adults in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. He also serves as a certified lay speaker and is the past chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council.
Join Andrew and American Countryside listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime!
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