Hawaii Holiday for Megan and brooke

OAHU

Oahu is an island of magnificent contrasts, breathtaking beauty, and diverse multicultural traditions. Boasting an exhilarating combination of town, country, and beach environments, Oahu provides travelers with an almost unlimited number of breathtakingly beautiful, totally unique, and easily accessible experiences that capture Hawaii’s authentic culture and spirit of aloha. From cosmopolitan Honolulu and Waikiki, to the laid-back vibe and scenic wonders of the North Shore, Windward and Leeward Coasts, Oahu offers you all of Hawaii in one incredible island. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. Whether you're hiking atop iconic Leahi (Diamond Head), enjoying some of Hawaii's best shopping, or simply unwinding on the sands of the island's beautiful beaches, you'll find variety at every turn on Oahu.

2-Hour Diamond Head Hiking Audio Tour, $6.50pp - This self-guided hiking audio tour is like having your own park ranger narrating for you from the Diamond Head crater to the summit of Diamond Head State Park. You will be provided descriptions of the unique history, geography, legends, music, plant & animal life, culture and breath-taking scenery of the Diamond Head. Departs daily at 7:30am, 10:30am or 1:30pm.

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour, $48pp - this 3-hour tour at Pearl Harbor is one of the most popular tours approved by the National Park Service. Includes the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Audio Tour and admission to the USS Bowfin Museum Submarine and Park; the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Audio Tour of two museums at the USS Arizona Visitor Center; and an audio tour of points of interest along the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center walkway overlooking Battleship Row, plus admission to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. The Bowfin tours include audio tours of both the World War II submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287) and the adjacent Submarine Museum. Departures all day starting at 7:00am.

Oahu Surf Lessons: Class and Equipment, $123.64pp - A surfing lesson adds a great workout and a lot of fun to your Oahu vacation. Learn the art of how to hang 10 with a lesson from a qualified instructor at Ala Moana Beach, just minutes from Waikiki. After some practice, get up on the board and catch some waves. Departs daily at 8am or 10:30am.

Sea Turtle Snorkel Adventure, $31.50pp - Enjoy the thrill of snorkeling with sea turtles in their natural environment off the Waikiki coast off our spacious catamaran. During your 3 hour snorkel adventure, you will learn about the life cycle of the these magnificent creatures as well as other reef life. Enjoy great views of Diamond Head & the Waikiki skyline. Transportation included from the shop in Waikiki. Check in 2:00 pm - M to F

Polynesian Cultural Center, $195.50pp (for the whole package) - located an hour's drive from Waikiki; one of the top Oahu attractions. The seven native villages give you the rare chance to participate in the daily adventures of Hawaiian and other South Pacific cultures. Add Hawaii's most authentic luau and the world's largest Polynesian night show, and you'll see why every trip to Hawaii should include a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Transportation from Waikiki hotles included. Departs at 10:30am Mon to Sat.

HAWAII

Hawaii Island is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain, but it’s remarkable for more than just its size. Visit Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, or talk story with a cultural demonstrator at Puuhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once a place of refuge. Whether you’re walking on a black sand beach, snorkeling with manta rays, horseback riding in Waimea or sailing along the Kona Coast, Hawaii, the Big Island is your island for adventure. Nowhere else can you find five spectacular volcanoes, lush tropical rainforests, towering waterfalls, sun-swept beaches, and an equally rich variety of cultural wonders on one island.

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise, $130.20pp - Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast at picturesque Kealakekua Bay on an afternoon snorkel cruise. Equipment is onboard and expert instruction is available. Departing from Keauhou Bay, you will enjoy a beautiful Kona Coast cruise along the coastline. Keep your eye out for spinner dolphins as they often come by the boat to entertain the passengers. You will have 1.5 hours of snorkeling fun which also includes a 4.5 meters water slide and high jump platform from the boat deck. Explore the crystal clear, warm Hawaiian waters. Snack on tropical fruit and snack mix as you cruise back to Keauhou Bay. An assortment of beverages are available for purchase. Departs at 1:30pm - Tu, Th, Sat.

Manta Ray Night Snorkel, $151.47pp - In Kona, our visitors have the rare treat of experiencing a Manta Night Snorkel. The occurrence of an accumulation of plankton off of the shoreline makes for an incredible show that you get to be a part of. Like all of our tours we treat the Manta Night Snorkel with respect by not disturbing these gentle giants in their habitat. The experience of seeing these massive gentle creatures in the wild is exhilarating. The Manta Night Snorkel is an adventure you have to see for yourself and is a once of a lifetime experience. Departs daily. Check in at 5:00pm

Bicycle Tour to Volcano Summit, $182.06pp - Join an amazing bicycle adventure at Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world and witness first-hand the first eruption of the summit since 1982. During this guided tour, see the best sights of the summit area while riding on 13.6 km of roads and trails. Your excursion begins at Jaggar Museum where you get your first look at the summit caldera eruption. There, your guide gives an informative overview about the eruption history. Explore the museum and see interpretative exhibits about volcanoes and the work of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Next, head to the Kilauea Overlook and get fitted for a mountain bike and safety equipment. After a safety briefing, follow your guide on the trail along the rim of the caldera to the steam vents where you literally feel the heat of the volcano. Cycle through the rainforest section of the summit and follow a trail along the edge of the summit caldera on roads that partially collapsed in a 1983 earthquake. Rejoin Crater Rim Drive, pedal through a lush, ancient fern forest and stop at Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook to see the cinder cone Pu’u Pua’i and get an incredible view of the crater. Just a short distance away, spot the first pit crater on the course, Nahuku and get a chance to hike through the famous Thurston Lava Tube. Finish the course as you pedal through the rainforest and cross the finish line at the devastating 1974 lava flow. Departs daily from Hilo at 10:00am or 1:00pm.

Zipline Adventure, $237pp - Tropical river gorges, Big Island volcanoes and multiple waterfalls come into view as you zip along some of the longest tandem ziplines in Hawaii. Gain a new and unique perspective of Big Island as you zip across duck ponds, raging rivers, green pastures, rushing waterfalls and deep valleys. While zipping, take in the views of Hilo's magnificent coastline, rising steam from the Pu'u 'O'o vent of Kilauea Volcano and lush, tropical rainforest. Your last zipline is more than a half-mile (0.8 km) long, completing your adventure at exhilarating speeds.

Flights - Megan $287, $150, $383 (to Honolulu, to Kona, from Kona) $820 total

Flights - Friend $325, $150, $583 (to Honolulu, to Kona, from Kona) $1058 total

Economy rental car on the Big Island - $157 + $150US (there are some extra charges in Hawaii at rental car agencies, and this price only includes basic insurance)

All prices quoted are CAD (unless mentioned) and taxes are included. Prices are not guaranteed until time of booking.

Sherri Anne Arsenault, Travel Consultant

Fareconnect Waterloo

226-749-4488

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