Enjoy a week in Waikiki on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. On Oahu, Hawaii’s timeless beauty blends with the modern luxuries of today. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nuuanu Pali Lookout another. Watch the surfers on the legendary North Shore by day, then dance the night away in vibrant nightlife spots around Honolulu. Get a taste of local flavors in Kapahulu one night, then dine at a Five Diamond Hawaii Regional Cuisine restaurant the next. From indulging in urban comforts to escaping to natural wonders, Oahu’s “town and country” experiences are unrivaled. With so much to see and do, you’re never far away from just what you’re looking for on Oahu. Visit the Heart of Hawaii and find the island paradise you’ve been searching for.
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- Never Travel Solo host for the entire week.
- Tours and admissions for all attractions listed on the itinerary.
- 7 Nights Accommodations at the Ohana Waikiki West, just blocks away from the beautiful sandy beaches of Waikiki and the heart of all the downtown action.
- Welcome Get Together.
- Farewell Luau Dinner at Paradise Cove with roundtrip transportation.
- Roundtrip transfers from Honolulu Airport to our group hotel.
- All taxes, surcharges, and porterage charges.
- Tips for all tour guides and bus drivers.
03/23/13 (Saturday) - Arrival Day & Welcome Get Together
Arrive at Honolulu Airport and we'll provide transportation downtown to our group hotel, the Ohaha Waikiki West. Feel free to relax and enjoy the afternoon before we meet up for a Welcome Get Together. We'll enjoy some time getting to know each other.
03/24/13 (Sunday) - Hanauma Bay
This morning we'll venture out to Hanauma Bay, declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. This is the best protected cove if you are new to scuba diving or snorkeling with a diverse population of marine life and a large, rich coral reef. Advanced snorkelers and divers can also enjoy the beauty of this bay as the reef extends throughout the cove into deeper water. The bay floor is actually the crater of an ancient volcano that flooded when the exterior wall collapsed and the ocean rushed in.
There is a large sandy beach perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and picnicking. Several hiking trails extend along the coastline and along the ridge overlooking the bay providing breathtaking lookouts.
03/25/13 (Monday) - North Shore and Waimea Valley
We'll make our way out to the famous beaches of the North Shore and visit the beautiful Waimea Valley. On our way, we'll make a pit stop at the Dole Plantation. Then it's off to enjoy some time on the beach of the North Shore before visiting the botantical gardens of Waimea Valley. Here you'll explore the diverse gardens and botantical plants of Hawaii. At the end of your hike, take a refreshing dip in Waihī Waterfall. On our way back, we'll enjoy a shave ice at Matsumoto.
03/26/13 (Tuesday) - FREE DAY!!!
Use this day to venture out and explore the island. Get together with some of your newly made friends and enjoy all the attractions and activities that Oahu offers.
For those that want to get up super early, we'll hike Diamond Head, the most famous volcanic crater in the world. At the summit, you'll see bunkers and a huge navigational lighthouse built in 1917. The postcard view of the shoreline from Koko Head to Wai'anae is stunning.
03/27/13 (Wednesday) - Pearl Harbor
This early morning's journey will find our group visiting Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum and Visitor Center. We'll watch an informative 23 minute documentary film on the Pearl Harbor attack and have a chance to visit the USS Arizona War Memorial. This attraction is accessible only by boat and it crosses above the middle of the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it.
Coming back into town, we'll pass by many famous Waikiki sights before our return to the group hotel.
03/28/13 (Thursday) - Waikiki Beach Day & Optional Sunset Catamaran Tour
Join the group as we enjoy the soft tropical sands of Waikiki Beach and swim in the gentle waves of the ocean. We'll have a group area set up so you'll be free to come and go as you please.
Tonight is an optional tour for $65 per person. We'll enjoy an amazing Catamaran Sunset Tour aboard the Makani Catamaran. Enjoy sailing along the Hawaiian coast and enjoy the spirit of the ocean and the breathtaking views of the island as the Polynesians did many years ago. Let 20 year veteran, Captain Jon Jepson, help create memories as we sail along the shores of Oahu where we are often greeted by dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles. Watch as the sun sets spectacularly upon the horizon. Our sail will include a light dinner as well as two complimentary drinks. There is a full cash bar available for those that wish to indulge some more.
03/29/13 (Friday) - Hawaiian Luau
Tonight we'll go local as we enjoy a traditional luau at Paradise Cove. We'll board a bus on the one hour journey out to the festivities. Upon arrival, we'll be greeted with a shell lei and a Mai Tai. We'll then have a chance to see tradtional arts & crafts demonstrations as well as enjoy such activities as the Royal Court procession and the Imu Ceremony.
We'll proceed to a bountiful buffet dinner featuring a salad bar, pasta salad, poi, lomi lomi salmon, fried chicken, island fish, kalua pig, and much more.
Fianlly, with the most spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, the Paradise Cove Main Stage explodes with the beauty and excitement of the traditional songs and dances of Hawai'i and Polynesia. Their award-winning dancers will entertain and amaze us with a performance that is as unforgettable as the perfect setting of Paradise Cove itself.
Say goodbye to all of your new friends as you depart for the Honolulu Airport. Enjoy your complimentary transportion there. Don't forget to exchange contact information so that you can stay in touch and meet up on future Never Travel Solo trips!
*** Please note that the hotels, activities, or their order may change to circumstances beyond our control. In the event this happens, we will try our best to make similar accommodations or changes. ***