Sample Itinerary to Hawaii
Your itinerary may differ, providing your group a custom experience while traveling to the islands.
Day 1: Arrive Hawaii
We welcome you to experience the beauty and cultural diversity of Polynesia. It all starts as you step off the plane and are greeted with Traditional Flower Lei. Luggage will be collected, and you depart for your Waikiki Hotel. The Hotel has inside corridors with girls and boys on separate floors, chaperones intermingled between. Key packets will be ready upon our arrival and porters will deliver luggage. (Private security can be arranged to secure everyone has a great night sleep including the chaperones.) Tonight, we will have a Pizza Party with your local Tour Director. This will include an informative briefing to go over hotel rules, local area shopping and safety.(D)
Day 2: Waikiki
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Depart for a Musical Workshop at the University of Hawaii School of Music. Students will have the opportunity to work with University of Hawaii faculty and staff to participate in a musical exchange with collegiate level instructors. You will head back to your hotel for some free time. You have the day to enjoy a sailing adventure, surf lesson or sit back and relax having some fun in the Hawaiian sun. Tonight is your chance to get Wiki Wacky in Waikiki. You’ll be separated into teams with chaperones (who must participate), given a treasure map, clue sheet and a dinner allowance. Now it’s off to scavenger Waikiki, gaining knowledge of its history and culture. (B,D)
Day 3: Pride of the USA
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Depart for Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Today you will learn one of our country’s most valuable history lessons: how men and women gave their lives on December 7, 1941 “The Day of Infamy”. Today’s experience will make you proud to be an American and thankful for the freedoms we enjoy today. Information on the USS Arizona Memorial’s “Witness to History” program can be found at www.pearlharbormemorial.com. It’s now time for a Deli Style Lunch under the shade of Monkey Pod Trees. During lunch, you will have an Educational Presentation by a WWII Historian. Upon finishing lunch, your group will have the chance to represent your hometown with a Patriotic Performance on grounds of the Visitors Center where thousands of visitors come to pay their respects daily. After your performance, you will gather for a dramatic and uplifting Flag Folding Ceremony. Each fold of the American Flag have a significance and today you will experience firsthand the demonstration of each fold honoring the flag and our military service men and women that sacrificed for our freedoms. Depart for a Narrated City Tour, driving through The National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Washington Place which is our Governor’s Mansion, The State Capitol Building, Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue.
Ala Moana Center is the worlds’ largest outdoor shopping center and the showcase of performance venues in Hawaii. A Performance at Center Stage is always guaranteed to draw a large crowd of entertainment enthusiasts. Seeing as Hawaii is a cultural melting pot tonight you’re going to learn how to dine Japanese style. You will sit in tables of 10 as yourTeppanyaki Chef prepares Japanese Steakhouse beef and chicken right before your very eyes. Your group can cheer him on as flames fly to the ceiling. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Polynesian Exploration
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Today, you’ll travel to the central valley pineapple fields. You’ll make a stop at Dole Plantation to visit the pineapple garden and everyone can try the worlds’ freshest Hawaiian Pineapple.
Depart for Polynesian Cultural Center, you will take an adventure into the cultures of Polynesia as you visit the seven villages that represent the islands. Enjoy the shows at a leisurely pace during the day and don’t forget to stop and catch an IMAX Movie of your choice. Gather together for an all you can eat Polynesian feast at the Ali’i Luau Grounds. Everyone will be greeted with flower lei and enjoy traditional Hawaiian song, chants and of course the famous Hula Dancing. Menu Includes: Kalua Pork, Poi (the purple stuff), Lomi Lomi Salmon, Teriyaki Chicken, Fresh local Fish, full salad and fruit bar and all you can drink soda.
Move from dinner into the 3,000-seat open-air theatre for the best show in the islands, “HA the Breath of Life”. You will be amazed as performers enlighten you of their island dances and music. Depart for your Waikiki Hotel. (B, D)
Day 5: Hawaiian Style
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Seeing as you have been in Hawaii for a few days now, here’s your opportunity to Hang Loose Hawaiian Style. Adventures like Sailing, Surfing Lessons, Parasailing or Rainforest Waterfall Hiking will be available for purchase or you can sit back, relax and enjoy your day in Paradise. Tonight, you’ll say Aloha as you Hang Loose watching the sun drop off into the Pacific at your own Beach BBQ with Hawaiian flare. We will also announce the winner of the Wiki Wacky Scavenger Hunt with a truly Authentic Hawaiian Trophy.(B,D)
Day 6: Panoramic Views of the Islands
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Traveling to Hawaii’s most famous landmark Diamond Head with the experience of climbing to the summit is exhilarating. Only 99 stairs and a 1.4-mile trail separate you from the 763ft. summit where you’ll experience a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view. While not hiking, you’ll have some free time to grab lunch, enjoy a surf lesson, shop in Waikiki or just Hang Loose on the worlds’ most famous beach having fun in the sun. This evening enjoy your Farewell Dinner at Hard Rock, Honolulu! (B,D)
Day 7: Aloha and Goodbye
Rise and Shine it’s Hawaiian Time to enjoy Breakfast in Paradise. Today is departure day. We bid you Aloha and a Big Mahalo for visiting the islands, hope you have a safe journey home and take some of the Mana (Hawaiian Spirit) with you. Changing Rooms and an Optional Snorkeling Adventure will be available for late departing flights. Depart Honolulu this evening.