Itinerary Highlights
    • See Hawaii beyond the cliches on a journey of striking contrasts across four islands: Oahu, Kauai, Big Island & Maui

    • Experience the ocean's magnetism, the majesty of its volcanoes and the cool spirit of 'The Aloha State'

    • Go on a private helicopter and Volcano National Park flight

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Honolulu, Koloa, Kohala Coast and Wailea are just a few of the stunning stops on your Hawaiian adventure on the archipelago’s four most spectacular islands: Oahu, Kauai, Big Island and Maui. Throughout your trip, you’ll be able to hop in your hire car and head out at your own pace, map in hand as your valuable co-pilot, to explore what the islands have to offer. People here tend to live to the rhythm of the sun, preferring to rise early to enjoy mild temperatures and a mist-free sky. Start your bucket-list trip with a helicopter flight over Kauai Island, offering unparalleled views of the island's scenery before exploring Hawaiian Volcano National Park’s extraordinary wilderness with a local guide on Big Island.
There are endless experiences on each of the islands: from kayaking on the protected waters of Kaneohe Bay, one of the most beautiful on the island of Oahu; to hiking through the largest canyon in the Pacific, Waimea Canyon; and even snorkelling outings and diving trips, looking for dolphins, turtles and whales. You could also discover the beauty of the coast in a catamaran off Kona from Big Island. While you have the freedom to explore the islands at your own page, if you have any questions or last-minute changes of plan, our in-country Concierge will be on hand to help out throughout your trip.


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Your Hawaiian adventure begins with a flight to San Francisco for a quick pit-stop, before travelling onwards to Hawaii and Oahu Island. Collect the hire car on arrival in Honolulu and head to your hotel in the district of Waikiki, where you will spend two nights.



Oahu is the busiest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, meaning it is always bustling and full of life. Waikiki Beach is home to mainland American-style skyscrapers, bars, trendy restaurants and fashion boutiques and is one of the island’s hot spots. The rest of Oahu island, which is less populated, is also jam-packed with things to do and places to explore. Diamond Head’s viewpoint is ideal for admiring the views below; stroll through Haleiwa, the world's surf capital; spend a morning taking in the Pearl Harbour Memorial; enjoy a traditional show at the Polynesian Cultural Centre; or kick back and relax on 656 miles of beaches. Our personal favourite spot is Hanauma Bay, nicknamed 'the best beach in the world'. We’d recommend getting down there at dawn to avoid the crowds. For a little more adventure, enjoy a boat or kayak trip on the protected waters of Kaneohe Bay, or even try your hand at paddle boarding and snorkelling.



Today you will catch a quick flight to Lihue on Kauai Island, which will take around 45 minutes. Pick up a new hire car and spend three nights at the southern tip of the island. Your beachfront accommodation is the ultimate base from which to discover Kauai. Head out for an exploratory drive around the island, past its towering rock faces and verdant greenery, all the while keeping an eye on the horizon (between November and May particularly) as this part of the Pacific is on the migration path of humpback whales. End the day tucking into fresh food at a delicious local food shack along the coast or enjoying cocktails at a nearby bar.

DAYS 4 & 5


Kauai, known as 'the Garden Island', is the most natural island in the archipelago and is inhabited by the largest number of native Hawaiians. People never tire of wandering around the island, a true hikers' paradise, especially around the Waimea Canyon, the largest canyon in the Pacific; or along the wild coast of Na Pali, with its intermingled sea caves, waterfalls, white sandy beaches and towering cliffs...

Over the next few days you will be able to hop aboard a 50-minute helicopter flight over Kauai and take in the breath-taking Na Pali Coast and its chiselled cliffs, the Waimea Canyon and its hidden waterfalls, the Bali Hai Cliffs and the turquoise waters of Hanalei Bay, and finally, Mount Waialeale, the heart of the former volcano and one of the wettest sites on earth where no fewer than 14 waterfalls flow. If after soaring through the skies you fancy spending time with your feet on solid ground, head out on a hike through the Waimea Canyon.



Today you will catch a flight to Kona on Big Island, which will take around 55 minutes. Collect your new hire car and head to the hotel in the north of the island, where you will spend the next two nights. Head out in the car to get your bearings of the island and get a glimpse into what life here is like. Enjoy a delicious local dinner before hitting the hay ready for another day of Hawaiian adventure.



Spend today relaxing on the Kohala coast, taking in the Hawaiian seaside. Learn to surf (or practise the basics you already have down), dive on the archipelago's most beautiful reefs or simply put your your feet up and lounge on one of the beautiful beaches along the coastline. Discover Kailua-Kona, a small town that was the capital of Hawaii's kings for a long time and still boasts several royal residences. Visit Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and its turtles, hold a seahorse at the Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm or trek in the surrounding coffee plantations. If you are looking for a little more ocean adventure, go snorkelling with gently gliding manta rays or head out on a catamaran cruise along the postcard-perfect Kona coast.



Today you will venture from the Kohala Coast and drive to Volcano Village in the southern part of the island. This small community is entirely dedicated to tourism and is located at the edge of Volcano National Park, sitting at an altitude of 3,280ft on the side of Kilauea volcano in the middle of a dense rainforest. Spend two nights there in perfect harmony with nature. We love the area’s warm welcome and its philosophy, especially towards visitors who are thoughtful and sensitive to their surroundings. Enjoy a delicious meal cooked with fresh local ingredients before heads hit pillows, ready for another day of exploring.



Volcano National Park is made up of two of the world's most impressive volcanoes: Kilauea, one of the most active on earth, and the Mauna Loa, the highest (13,680ft). The spectacular natural landscapes and geological activity make this region as exciting as it is brooding. Rain is frequent on the island but does not interfere with the observation of wildlife or magnificent lava flows, some still glowing as they enter the ocean. Head out on a guided tour of Hawaii Volcano National Park on which you will discover Hawaiian culture and the UNESCO National Park with a guide from Big Island. The landscape changes with the volcanic eruptions and lava flows, and reveals impressive geological formations that will easily fill your camera roll. As will the variety of rare birds, endemic species and giant fern forests that call the volcanic area home. When legs are weary and camera batteries area flat, seek out the area’s best wood-fired pizza and frosty local beer to round of a great day.

DAY 10


Today you will catch a flight to Kahului on Maui Island, which will take around 40 minutes. When you land, you’ll pick up the last hire car of your trip and drive to Wailea-Makena in the south-west of the island, where the beaches expand from south to north. Wailea-Makena is famed for its vast sandy coastline and dense, well-preserved vegetation. You’ll spend the next few nights here, making the most of the famous surf spots, nature reserves and idyllic beaches.

DAYS 11 & 12


While in Wailea, you can go hiking in the Iao Valley under lava spines that are disguised and covered by the rainforest. As you have a few days here, you can also visit Haleakala National Park and its gigantic volcano, marvel at the prowess of surfers who come to tame the wildest waves in the world, and clock up the miles to discover little fishing harbours, whaling towns and sugar cane fields. There is also the option to go on a catamaran trip with snorkelling stops at Molokini, an island born of a submerged crater that has become one of Hawaii’s most popular diving spots. Spend the evenings under the stary sky, dining on fresh local food and listening to the hustle and bustle of the island’s residents.

DAY 13


Today is the start of your journey home. Spend one last morning taking in the island’s beautiful beaches and having one last crack at surfing, before heading to the airport for your flight to San Francisco. After spending the last couple of weeks in tranquil seclusion and among nature’s most spectacular scenery, San Fran may be a shock to the system, but head out on foot to spend the evening exploring the city’s sights.

DAY 14


Spend your last day exploring San Francisco or simply relaxing, before driving to the airport to begin the last leg of your journey home.

DAY 15


Today is the day your adventure sadly comes to an end. Head to the airport to catch your flight back to the UK.

A la carte


Leaving Waikiki, head for the windward coast of Oahu and remote Kaneohe Bay Peninsula. From there, you can go on a kayak or boat trip (motorboat or small catamaran) on the protected waters of the bay, one of the finest the island has to offer. This is an opportunity to arrive at the White Sand Bar, a secluded sandbar home to plentiful fish, turtles and manta rays. Several snorkelling breaks are included (as is equipment), and even paddle boarding for enthusiasts. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Optional - Half-day, lunch included


It's nicknamed the Grand Canyon of Hawaii and is the largest canyon in the Pacific. Just the route into the entrance of Waimea Canyon State Park offers stunning views. Next, hike through the dense vegetation to a viewpoint overlooking the Waimea River, 1,312ft below, passing waterfalls on either side.

Optional - Easy level, with a private guide


In Kona at dusk, manta rays come up to the surface of the ocean to feed on plankton. This is the opportunity for swimmers to get close to them. These so-called sea devils are totally harmless despite their sometimes 15ft span. This trip takes you almost 1000ft offshore by boat, and during this jaunt everyone is free to swim wherever they like among the rays.

Optional - With a guide


A big half-day outing along the Kona coast aboard the 56ft-long Hula Kai, the latest Fairwind catamaran. The cruise leaves from Keauhou Bay and includes two snorkelling stops, in locations famous for their shallow waters and corals. There's a pre-booked barbecue lunch on board. Those who wish can also try paddle boarding. For an extra, enjoy the SNUBA, or Sea Rocket Tour, which propels divers underwater to see as much as they can in a short span of time.

Optional - Half-day, lunch included


Embark on a comfortable catamaran and then stop at two snorkelling spots around Molokini, an island born of a submerged crater, that has become one of the most popular spots in Hawaii for snorkelling (equipment included). The site is unique in itself: Molokini is one of only three sheltered offshore volcanic calderas in the world. In these crystalline waters, it's often possible to see at more than 131ft under water. An adventure in the heart of a marine sanctuary that is home to hundreds of endemic Hawaiian species, turtles and corals that aren't found anywhere else. Please note: the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Optional - Half day, breakfast included

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £6,270 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £7,145 per person.
  • International flights with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Inter-island flights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Car hire on each island
  • Two-night stay on Oahu Island in Honolulu at the Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club in a double bungalow (accommodation only)
  • Three-night stay on Kauai Island in Koloa at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach in a double room with garden view (accommodation only)
  • Two-night stay on Big Island in Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel in a double room with mountain view (accommodation only)
  • Two-night stay on Big Island in the village of Volcano at the Volcano Rainforest Retreat B&B in a double room (accommodation only)
  • Three-night stay on the island of Maui in Wailea in Andaz Maui in a double room (accommodation only)
  • Overnight stay on Maui Island in Hana at Travaasa Hana in a junior garden double suite (accommodation only)
  • Kauai Island helicopter flight (50 minutes)
  • Discover Hawaii Volcano National Park in private with a guide based on Big Island
  • Our local Concierge service
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