• East Maui Cliffs in Hawaii

Hawaiian Islands Insider Tour

From glorious sunsets to world famous beaches, Hawaii’s captivating natural beauty will call you to its islands time and time again. Set off an a Hawaiian Islands Insider tour and experience true island life, where beautiful sunsets are a daily occurrence and the locals’ smiling faces encapsulate the Aloha spirit.

Sitting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the archipelago of Hawaii is a tropical paradise waiting to be explored. The islands of Oahu, Hawaii Island, Kaui and Maui all boast stunning landscapes, rugged shorelines and beaches that may just take your breath away.

Let your local guides take you to the places that make each island so enchanting. See the famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu, and watch the waves that make this an iconic surfing destination. On Hawaii Island, you will explore the striking volcanic craters of Volcanoes National Park. Keep an eye out for the red glow of spilling lava as it flows into the sea and creates new land before your eyes. Later, gaze in wonder at the blanket of stars overhead as you stand atop Mauna Kea. Explore Kaui, the Garden Isle, an island covered in flora. Here, great natural wonders stand amid vibrant and luscious greenery. Watch the glowing sun over the water while you enjoy a sunset cruise in Maui, and laze on the island’s famously breath-taking beaches, adorned with white sand and swaying palm trees.

Your Hawaiian Islands Insider tour is the perfect way to experience this wondrous archipelago, with the local people as your guides. From the moment your plane touches down and you’re met with a traditional flower lei greeting, these islands are sure to captivate you with the beautiful Aloha spirit that encircles them.

Duration
11 days
Best time to go
April to May, September to October
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Sunset over tide pools, Hawaii

Trip highlights

  • Watch as the sun sets over the beautiful island of Maui on a sunset cruise from Kaanapali Beach
  • Explore Hawaii Island’s Volcanoes National Park on a guided tour
  • Enjoy exploring the Kona Coffee Plantation
  • Witness the beautiful Waimea Canyon and Bali Hai

Arrive on the island of Oahu, aptly known as ‘The Gathering Place’. Meet your local representative and receive a traditional flower lei greeting, then catch a transfer to your hotel, situated near the iconic Waikiki Beach.

Suggested Accommodation

  • OHANA Waikiki East
Kahala Hotel & Resort

Today, your local guide will show you around Oahu on a full day tour. Enjoy breath-taking views over Waikiki Beach from the top of the extinct Diamond Head Volcano, see the incredible mansions in the exclusive Kahala residential area, and take in the dramatic coastline and surfing beaches of the island’s North Shore.

Suggested Accommodation

  • OHANA Waikiki East
Waikiki Beach

This morning, explore Waikiki Beach one last time. Take a transfer to Honolulu International Airport and board a plane to Hawaii Island. Arrive in Kona and settle into your hotel. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Royal Kona Resort
a sunset over a fire

Discover Hawaii Island’s awe-inspiring landscape this morning as you tour the Volcanoes National Park. You’ll get to see the beautiful Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook’s Monument, and sample some of the infamous Kona Coffee as you visit the Royal Kona Coffee Centre.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Royal Kona Resort
a canyon with Waimea Canyon State Park in the background

Spend another day discovering Hawaii’s largest island. Wile away the hours relaxing in the sun at your resort hotel or venture out and enjoy the island’s stunning beaches. This evening, you’ll have the chance to enjoy an optional evening tour to Mauna Kea’s summit, the highest point in the state (payable locally). Standing atop the volcano, you’ll find a blanket of stars above you. This is one of the most renowned astronomical sites on the planet, with 13 large telescopes watching the heavens.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Royal Kona Resort
Na Pali Coast State Park

Today, you’ll take a flight to Hawaii’s oldest island: Kauai. Once you’ve checked into your hotel, the afternoon is yours to explore this green and lush island at leisure. This evening, you might choose to join a sunset cruise that takes in the beautifully rugged Na-Pali coastline, which is only accessible by air or boat (payable locally).

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kauai Beach Resort
a sunset over a body of water

Get a true sense of why this beautiful island, Kauai, is known as ‘the Garden Isle’. Enjoy a full day tour, taking in the bounty of vibrant green flora and wondrous tropical scenery. Visit some of the island’s most beautiful spots, including Bali Hai, Hanalei Bay and Waimea Canyon. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kauai Beach Resort

Today, take a short flight to Maui. This paradise of Hawaiian culture and stunning beaches is yours to explore at leisure this afternoon. In the evening, witness the sunset across the water as you enjoy a cruise from Kaanapali Beach.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel
a large body of water

This morning, your local guide will take you to the mystical and sacred Iao Valley, home to the striking Iao Needle. After exploring this wondrous valley, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Why not visit the town of Lahaina and tuck into some local food along the waterfront?

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel
a group of people standing next to a body of water

Spend your final full day in Hawaii soaking up the tropical weather as you relax at your hotel, laze on the beach, or enjoy the local shopping.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Bid farewell to these breath-taking islands as you head to Kahului Airport and catch your flight back to the mainland.