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Hawaii

Exercise your spirit for adventure on a Hawaiian escape taking in Oahu's natural splendour. Begin your holiday at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort with serene city views - a perfect start to ten exciting days experiencing the natural highlights of this island paradise. An Oahu Bike and Hike provides further opportunity to bask in the beauty of Hawaii, with round trip transportation and snacks included in your journey Natural Highlights of Oahu Our exploration of Oahu starts with visiting the world famous Hanauma Bay along the island's stunning southeast volcanic coastline. Our next stop is Halona cove, where Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales swim in the crystal clear waters off "From Here to Eternity Beach" and a blowhole shoots columns of saltwater into the sky. After stopping at Makapu'u Lookout, where you'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of offshore islands, we visit colorful tide pools and the 25,000 year old Kaupo lava flow. Your professional nature guide will show you rare species of native Hawaiian coastal plants and a variety of colorful seabirds including Red-footed Boobies, Great Frigate birds and Red-tailed Tropicbirds. Just past "Robin's Nest", where Magnum P.I. was filmed, we stop for a walk on Oahu's longest sandy beach and enjoy the aquamarine waters of Waimanalo Bay where tropical fish and corals abound. Our next stop, Enchanted Lake Bird Sanctuary, is one of the premier birdwatching locations on Oahu where several species of rare Hawaiian birds can be observed. Then we travel to the ancient Hawaiian Temple, Ulupou Heiau, to see on of Oahu's best preserved archaeological sites and to learn about many important Polynesian plants. At the world renowned Pali Lookout, described by Mark Twain as one of the most beautiful views on Earth, you will see the turquoise waters of Kaneohe Bay and the jagged, 2000 foot vertical cliffs of the majestic Koolau volcano. Oahu Bike and Hike Experience the "great outdoors" of Hawaii on two feet and two wheels. You'll be whisked to an exclusive two-mile private hiking trail in beautiful Manoa Valley to enjoy a brisk hike through the rainforest and follow a mountain stream past a hidden bamboo forest to the base of a cascading 200-foot waterfall. After your hike, you'll be taken to the top of a volcanic cinder cone where you will coast downhill on comfortable Kona mountain bikes. Visit a tropical rainforest with magnificent views of Oahu and smell fragrant tropical flowers and fruits along the way. See grand vistas of Punchbowl Crater, Diamond Head and the Ko'olau and Wai'anae Mountains. "Talk story" with your experienced guides about Hawaii's culture, geology and flora. All gear and equipment are included.

Travel Dates:1 October - 10 December 2015

10 nights
FROM $3,449*
10 nights FROM $3,449*

Waikiki Explorer (2 Nights) (Ends in Honolulu)

Honolulu

Day 1Arrive HonoluluAloha! Touch down in tropical Hawaii and check-in to your hotel.It’s all about location with a prime spot on world-famous Waikiki Beach and a backdrop of extinct volcanoes and dramatic cliffs. Head straight out for a first taste of the turquoise waters and white sands – maybe even cool off in the Pacific Ocean.While you’re here, make the most of our free concierge service at the Contiki Customer Service Center, which is just a short walk from the hotel. Our friendly, laid-back staff will give you pointers on the best stuff to do on Oahu, so that you can get the most out of your time here.Please note: This is an unescorted packageAccommodations: HotelDay 2HonoluluAs Hawaii’s cosmopolitan hub, Honolulu serves up an easy-going mix of culture, fantastic food and incredibly gorgeous nature. With a few days here, you’ll soon find yourself on “island time” enjoying the Hawaiian lifestyle. Kick start each day with an included coffee and a muffin, before hitting the soft sands of Waikiki Beach. With gentle waves, it is a great place to give surfing a go, or to just chill out and people watch.While you’re here, learn about World War II on our included tour of Honolulu’s historical hot spots. Visit the Pearl Harbor & Arizona Memorial and see the sunken USS Arizona up close. Then cruise through the crater of an extinct volcano when you visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Your Local Guide will tell you all about the fallen soldiers who are buried here. You’ll also see the USA’s only royal residence, Iolani Palace, and learn about the former royal family who lived there. Otherwise, turn the energy levels up with a surfing lesson, a bit of snorkeling or a fun Catamaran cruise and get out on the water like the locals. For some more action, hike up the neighboring extinct volcano, Diamond Head, where you can walk through old tunnels built in World War II. Scenery-wise, Oahu is breathtaking. Touch base with your Contiki concierge to find where you can experience lush rain forests, colorful coral reefs, green valleys and waterfalls. Or else cruise a little further afield on Oahu’s user-friendly public transport system to hang out on the world-famous surf beaches of the North Shore.Other ideas for your time here include kicking back at your hotel by the ocean-view pool and snacking on delicious tropical fruit like papaya or pineapples.Food-wise, our team is also happy to help you out and point you in the direction of some of the hottest eateries in town. With so many ethnic cuisines on offer, there’s plenty of choice. Experience a traditional Hawaiian Luau(a feast), try out fresh red snapper or lobster at an open-air beachside bistro, snack on sushi in a cute Japanese restaurant, head to bustling Chinatown to find an authentic noodle joint or taste Hawaii’s ahi poke (raw tuna salad). As for nightlife, Honolulu has it all. With traditional Hawaiian music performances, cool cocktail bars, laid-back lounges and pumping clubs, there is something for everyone. So get out there and explore it all in a fun night out!Accommodations: HotelMeals: Breakfast (2 days)HonoluluContiki concierge serviceSightseeing tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona memorial & the Punch Bowl

DepartingFrom 20/04/2015 to 02/04/2016

3 days
FROM $365*
3 days FROM $365*

Waikiki Explorer (4 Nights) (Ends in Honolulu)

Honolulu

Day 1Arrive HonoluluAloha! Touch down in tropical Hawaii and check-in to your hotel.It’s all about location with a prime spot on world-famous Waikiki Beach and a backdrop of extinct volcanoes and dramatic cliffs. Head straight out for a first taste of the turquoise waters and white sands – maybe even cool off in the Pacific Ocean.While you’re here, make the most of our free concierge service at the Contiki Customer Service Center, which is just a short walk from the hotel. Our friendly, laid-back staff will give you pointers on the best stuff to do on Oahu, so that you can get the most out of your time here.Please note: This is an unescorted packageAccommodations: HotelDay 2HonoluluAs Hawaii’s cosmopolitan hub, Honolulu serves up an easy-going mix of culture, fantastic food and incredibly gorgeous nature. With a few days here, you’ll soon find yourself on “island time” enjoying the Hawaiian lifestyle. Kick start each day with an included coffee and a muffin, before hitting the soft sands of Waikiki Beach. With gentle waves, it is a great place to give surfing a go, or to just chill out and people watch.While you’re here, learn about World War II on our included tour of Honolulu’s historical hot spots. Visit the Pearl Harbor & Arizona Memorial and see the sunken USS Arizona up close. Then cruise through the crater of an extinct volcano when you visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Your Local Guide will tell you all about the fallen soldiers who are buried here. You’ll also see the USA’s only royal residence, Iolani Palace, and learn about the former royal family who lived there. Otherwise, turn the energy levels up with a surfing lesson, a bit of snorkeling or a fun Catamaran cruise and get out on the water like the locals. For some more action, hike up the neighboring extinct volcano, Diamond Head, where you can walk through old tunnels built in World War II. Scenery-wise, Oahu is breathtaking. Touch base with your Contiki concierge to find where you can experience lush rain forests, colorful coral reefs, green valleys and waterfalls. Or else cruise a little further afield on Oahu’s user-friendly public transport system to hang out on the world-famous surf beaches of the North Shore.Other ideas for your time here include kicking back at your hotel by the ocean-view pool and snacking on delicious tropical fruit like papaya or pineapples.Food-wise, our team is also happy to help you out and point you in the direction of some of the hottest eateries in town. With so many ethnic cuisines on offer, there’s plenty of choice. Experience a traditional Hawaiian Luau(a feast), try out fresh red snapper or lobster at an open-air beachside bistro, snack on sushi in a cute Japanese restaurant, head to bustling Chinatown to find an authentic noodle joint or taste Hawaii’s ahi poke (raw tuna salad). As for nightlife, Honolulu has it all. With traditional Hawaiian music performances, cool cocktail bars, laid-back lounges and pumping clubs, there is something for everyone. So get out there and explore it all in a fun night out!Accommodations: HotelMeals: Breakfast (4 days)HonoluluContiki concierge serviceSightseeing tour featuring Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona memorial & the Punch Bowl

DepartingFrom 20/04/2015 to 04/04/2016

5 days
FROM $635*
5 days FROM $635*

Say Aloha to Paradise

Comprising 19 volcanic islands, the Hawaiian archipelago is synonymous with Polynesian culture, a laidback lifestyle and beautiful beaches.

Hawaii: Maui BeachMaui Beach

The most popular and populous islands to visit include Oahu, where the capital Honolulu lies, Maui and Hawaii or the 'Big Island'. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beachside stay in a 5-star resort or an adrenalin-filled vacation, a Hawaii holiday package can cater for all tastes and desires from shopping to golf and cultural activities to outdoor pursuits.

Hawaii: Volcanoes National ParkVolcanoes National Park

Hawaii is the ideal place to learn to ride a long board or try stand-up paddling (SUP). Take advantage of the beautiful scenery with an eco tour or hiking trip, swim with wild dolphins or view an active volcano. The more adventurous travellers won't want to miss shark snorkel dives in cages, scuba diving or jet skiing. The major historical site of Pearl Harbor on Oahu is also a must on any itinerary. And for a taste of Polynesian culture, sign up for hula and lei-making classes, or sample Spam Hawaiian-style! Aloha!

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