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Maui Pineapple Plantation
USS Arizona Memorial
Departs: April 15th, 2023 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 on world-class beaches. Tour Honolulu with our knowledgeable Hawaiian guide and visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. 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: Shelbey Roberts
WMBD-TV/WYZZ Evening News Anchor
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Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
We are welcomed to Hawaii by the warm tropical breezes of an island paradise! We receive a traditional Hawaiian flower lei greeting before we check in to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Oahu on beautiful Waikiki Beach.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
Start the day with a lovely included breakfast. We then enjoy a narrated tour of Hawaii's capital city, Honolulu, with our local driver-guide. We drive through the heart of the city, passing highlights such as Punchbowl Crater, home to 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
This morning, find serenity at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple within Valley of the Temples Memorial Park before we travel along Oahu’s windward side to visit Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe for a Hollywood Movie Sites Tour or Aloha Aina 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 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 an eco-tour at Aloha Aina and 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 native Hawaiian aquaculture, learn about the fruits and flowers that grow here on a trolley tour.
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. Admire native Hawaiian plants and learn about their importance in island history and culture as you wander through Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. Later we settle in at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa located on Maui’s pristine Ka’anapali Beach.
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 Drums of the Pacific Luau and Polynesian Show. Taste exotic flavors and tropical beverages as we enjoy the music and customary dances of the South Pacific at an authentic Hawaiian luau!
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. With the Pu’unianiau Volcano in the distance, we 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.
Maui Pineapple Tours
883 Hali’imaile Road
Makawao, HI 96768
Guests will be doing a Maui Pineapple Tour + Hali’imaile Distilling Company Tour
Pricing: $89 + tax + gratuity ($175 covers two guides)
The pineapple visit is in stages. The group will have a field visit via the Maui Gold Plantation van with a tasting in the fields (or in plant if raining). You will also have a plant tour on foot (depending on group size). Guests will receive one free pineapple each that they can bring home following the tour.
Note: Pineapple DOES count as a personal item (carry-on) for flight.
The ride can be a bit bumpy and will not be able to accommodate any wheelchair bound guests. There are about 6 steps (can also be avoided but miss seeing into the packaging machines) on the tour. Ground is uneven at times (you are in a working pineapple field)
Day 8 : Arrive Home
We arrive home with lovely memories from our paradise getaway.
April 15th, 2023 - April 22nd, 2023
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 02/14/2023
WMBD TV Pickup Locations:
Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
East Peoria, IL - Holiday Inn & Suites
Normal, IL - Sam's Club
Shelbey Roberts is an Edward R. Murrow and Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome award-winning evening anchor for WMBD and WYZZ News. Shelbey is also the reporter for the “Open for Business” segments, where she shares stories of local, small business owners and their investments in Central Illinois.
Shelbey first joined WMBD News in 2018 as a morning anchor of WMBD This Morning and Good Day Central Illinois (WYZZ).
Shelbey got her start in news as a camera operator at WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, SC. She then transitioned to Fox 28 News in Savannah, GA as a multi-media journalist. Shelbey is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Join Shelbey and other WMBD/WYZZ viewers on this amazing vacation!
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.
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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.