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Big Island, Maui, Oahu / Island-Hopping in the Tropics

Say hello to adventure

Carrier’s top pick for indulging your adventurous spirit in 2022

For families who struggle to sit still, who use holidays as a chance to embrace the outdoors, push boundaries and bond through challenge and achievement – you may have met your holiday match. Ohana (family) is deeply important in these parts, making the islands a place to spend together exploring and experiencing things impossible at home. From taking a thrill-seeking trip to one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, to learning to surf at North Shore. And if you’ve any energy left, joining a traditional Hawaiian party with entertainment, delicious food and of course hula.

from £46,980 per family

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Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing. Price includes all business class international flights, internal flights accommodation, meals as specified and private transfers

All activities mentioned are included in the price. This itinerary is only a suggestion; our Luxury Travel Designers will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries.

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Big Island, Maui, Oahu /Itinerary

Island-Hopping in the Tropics

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Fly to Big Island

Fly to Big Island via San Francisco and transfer to Fairmont Orchid for a three night stay. The Big Island is not only the epicenter of the region's volcanic activity, but a place of dizzying diversity. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day to explore and get acquainted with your new surroundings. (RO)

Fairmont Orchid

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Big Island helicopter adventure

Big Island helicopter adventure

This morning you will be picked up and brought to the east side of the island, to Hilo to begin your volcano adventure. Upon arrival at the heliport, check in for your helicopter ride over the volcanoes. After landing you will meet your expert driver-guide who will take you on a journey through the remote and rugged landscape of Kaʻū. Highlights of your private tour include: Discover all the “must see” spots within the Park; including Jaggar Museum, Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) and Halema‘uma‘u Crater, immerse yourself in stories of Hawaiian legends and mythology, with a focus on Pele - Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes and enjoy lunch at the Volcano House – Perched on the edge of the Kilauea Crater. Overnight at Fairmont Orchid. (RO)

Fairmont Orchid

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Manta ray snorkeling

Manta ray snorkeling

After a day at leisure to enjoy your resort as you wish, this evening you will board your private catamaran and set sail in time to view the beautiful Kona sunset. After the sun sets and you've had time to take in the scenery, you will prepare for a private night snorkel adventure. The manta ray is among the largest fishes in the ocean with wingspans of up to 20 feet and more. The Kona Coast offers the best opportunity to encounter these amazing creatures. After an hour swim with these beautiful creatures, you will return to the pier and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at Fairmont Orchid. (RO)

Fairmont Orchid

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Big Island to Maui

Big Island to Maui

The morning is at your leisure to do as you please. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Maui. Upon landing, your car and driver will take you to Fairmont Kea Lani for a four night stay. After checking in and freshening up, the rest of the day is at your own leisure. (RO)

The Fairmont Kea Lani

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The road to Hana

The road to Hana

Early this morning, you will be picked up by your driver for a day of adventure and incredible sights. First up, a stop for breakfast at a local favourite, then it's back on the road to Hana where you will have ample time to explore the highlights of the Ke’anae Peninsula, Hanawi waterfall and the black sand beach at Wai’anapanapa. Tuck into freshly baked banana bread while taking in the remote coastal views and make a stop for lunch at the Travaasa Hana Hotel. The views on this trip are stunning and will provide endless sights of waterfalls, pristine valleys and spectacular seascapes. There is also an opportunity for swimming and short trail walks. Overnight at Fairmont Kea Lani. (RO)

The Fairmont Kea Lani

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Turtle town kayaking and snorkeling

Turtle town kayaking and snorkeling

Today you will explore the magnificent Turtle Town on a private kayaking tour. Depart from Makena Landing and glide across crystal clear waters enjoying stunning views of Haleakala summit, Molokini Crater, Pu`u Olai, the Makena and Wailea coastline and the surrounding Islands. Along the journey you will stop at one of the many snorkel spots Turtle Town has to offer so you can begin to explore this incredible underwater world. The area offers unique reef structures and underwater caves and turtle sightings are guaranteed. Once you return to your hotel, your afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at Fairmont Kea Lani. (RO)

The Fairmont Kea Lani

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Day at leisure and sunset sail

Day at leisure and sunset sail

Today will be yours to spend at your leisure, relax and take advantage of your hotel's luxurious amenities. In the evening, enjoy expansive unobstructed views of the beautiful Maui coastline during a private sunset cruise. You will meet your captain at the beach for boarding. This experience begins approximately 3 hours prior to sunset so that you may enjoy a full spectrum of colors as the sky transitions into night. During this leisurely cruise, you will be able to escape the hustle of the city and relax as you sail on calm waters. Overnight at Fairmont Kea Lani. (RO)

The Fairmont Kea Lani

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Maui to Oahu

Maui to Oahu

This morning you'll take the short flight to Oahu for a two night stay at The Kahala Hotel and Resort. Meet your guide for an adventure on Oahu's North Shore, one of the most iconic regions that defines the Hawaiian Islands. If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore - the big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world! Here you'll visit one of the top beaches for a surfing lesson or you can opt for stand up paddle board lesson. After your lesson, head to Haleiwa Town, where you can shop, have a local lunch and cool off with a rainbow flavored shave ice. Overnight at The Kahala Hotel and Resort. (RO)

The Kahala, Hotel & Resort

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then, accompanied by your expert guide, embark on a half-day tour of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, the final resting place for the 1,102 U.S. sailors and Marines killed during the surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. During your tour, your guide will paint a picture of what happened on that fateful day on the walk of remembrance and at the two memorial museums. Overnight at The Kahala Hotel and Resort. (RO)

The Kahala, Hotel & Resort

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Return to London

After you check out of your hotel, your car and driver will be waiting for you to take you to the airport in time for your flight home to London.

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