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Ali’i Kula Lavender
Departs: April 23rd, 2022 Tour Dates & Pricing
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Oahu and Maui with experiences that capture Hawaii’s history, terrain, and vibrant culture. Relax in this Pacific paradise at deluxe resort hotels situated on world-famous beaches. Tour Honolulu with our knowledgeable Hawaiian guide and visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Hawaii’s Hollywood Movie Sites or discover native Hawaiian aquaculture. We celebrate our classic vacation Old Hawaii style with food, music, and dance at a traditional luau. Witness fields of pineapples stretching as far as the eye can see as we tour the Maui Pineapple Plantation! Along with included activities and attractions you also have considerable free time for discovering all that the islands have to offer to enjoy paradise as you please.
Hosted By: Bob Grip
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Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
We are welcomed to Hawaii by the warm tropical breezes of an island paradise! We’ll receive a traditional Hawaiian flower lei greeting before we check in to our accommodations in Oahu on beautiful Waikiki Beach for four nights.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
Start the day with a lovely included breakfast. We then enjoy a narrated tour of the state capital, Honolulu with our local driver-guide. We drive through the heart of the city passing highlights such as Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Iolani Palace where Hawaiian royalty once lived, and the 18-foot bronze statue of King Kamehameha. Taste the flavors of the island during our Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch. The afternoon brings us to the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor where we remember and contemplate the events of December 7, 1941.
Day 3 : Windward Oahu
After a morning at leisure, we travel along Oahu’s windward side to visit Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe where we join a Hollywood Movie Sites Tour or Taste of Kualoa Farm Tour. The choice is yours! On the Hollywood Movie Sites Tour, discover famed Ka’a’awa Valley, Hollywood’s “Hawaii Backlot” since the 1960s. Explore movie sites and even encounter a rare storage space: an old WWII bunker in the side of the mountain that now houses models and props for films! Or, choose the Aloha Aina Tour where you’ll witness one of Oahu’s best preserved ancient Hawaiian fishponds called Moli’i, carbon-dated up to 1,000 years old. In addition to discovering fascinating native Hawaiian aquaculture, we’ll learn about the fruits and flowers grown here during our trolley tour. Following our afternoon tours, find serenity at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple within Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
Day 4 : Oahu at Leisure
Today is yours to enjoy all that Oahu has to offer. Soak up the Hawaiian sunshine on Waikiki Beach, learn more about Hawaii’s rich heritage at Bishop Museum, or watch the sunset from the deck of a catamaran.
Day 5 : Fly to Maui
Begin the day with a pleasant flight to Kahului on the island of Maui, known as The Valley Isle due to its lush landscape draped between rugged mountains. This afternoon brings us to Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, 13.5-acres of stunning views and fragrant blooms all year. We have a delightful gourmet picnic lunch before touring the mountainside farm, home to over 50,000 lavender plants and 20 different kinds of lavender. Later we settle in to our deluxe resort hotel located on Maui’s pristine Ka’anapali Beach where we spend the next two nights.
Day 6 : The Valley Isle
The day is yours to enjoy and explore Maui as you choose. Unwind along the magnificent stretch of shoreline or plan an adventure Hawaiian style! Travel to the summit of Haleakala or deep into the ocean to view colorful coral and fish that call this region home. This evening we celebrate our time on the islands with a traditional Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Taste exotic flavors and sip tropical beverages before enjoying the music and customary dances of the South Pacific!
Day 7 : Maui Pineapple Plantation
After a restful morning we leave our hotel and enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch with new friends. We conclude our classic Hawaiian getaway with pineapple! Join Maui Pineapple Tours to explore the massive fields on a working plantation in Makawao. With the Pu’unianiau Volcano in the distance, we’ll learn about production from the tiniest pineapples all the way to the final product! The sweetest fruit of the crop end up at Hali'imaile Distilling Company where we learn more during our tour and tasting. Then we say Aloha to Hawaii and depart for the airport to catch our overnight flight back to the mainland.
Day 8 : Arrive Home
We arrive home with lovely memories from our paradise getaway.
April 23rd, 2022 - April 30th, 2022
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Final Payment Date: 02/22/2022
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Bob has anchored the news on FOX10/ WALA for the past 33 years. He also produces the award-winning weekly crime-fighting series, FOX10 News Fugitive Files, which has led to more than 700 arrests and for which he received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.
For 25 years, he was a faculty member in the Communication Arts Department at Spring Hill College in Mobile. Bob graduated cum laude from Boston College, and also earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.
His work has taken him around the world and across the coast, earning statewide honors as Best Anchor and Best Reporter, and even a mention in the Congressional Record! The Mobile Press Club honored him with its John Harris Achievement Award, which is presented to a member of the news media “who has made a consistently excellent contribution over a period of time”.
Join Bob and FOX10 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.