ANN'S HAWAIIAN ADVENTURES 2017
Place yourself in a tropical paradise. If you love the idea of an active vacation, love the outdoors, sunsets and rainbows, then Hawaii is for you. This tour is offered with a local perspective and many options based on your interests and fitness level. This is your vacation, so you decide how active you want to be. You will see many landmark sights, plus all the wonderful less-known treasures of these islands. You can choose one island, Kauai or Maui, or see both for your vacation.
Kauai: Oct. 14th – 20th
7 Days – 6 Nights
Double Occupancy $1200.00 – Single Supplement $550.00
Maui: Oct. 20th – 25th
6 Days – 5 Nights
Double Occupancy $1350.00 – Single Supplement $900.00
Package price: Double Occupancy $2500.00 – Single Supplement $1400.00
Come see Kauai with a fantastic person, Chris, who lives there and knows the island with all its mysteries inside out. You will stay in an amazing house on a cliff overlooking the ocean, a personal chef will prepare wonderful meals, and two drivers will take you around to all the waterfalls, beaches, small towns and hiking trails. This all-inclusive part of our trip will handle everything from accommodations, 5-star cuisine, transportation and activities.
Day 1 – Saturday, Oct. 14th
We will greet you at the Lihue Airport and shuttle you back to the property, talk about room assignments, meet the other guests who have arrived and enjoy poopoo’s together until all the guests have arrived on the property. Then, we will go to the beach so you can enjoy your first sunset in paradise. After that, we will return home for your first amazing dinner prepared by our executive chef, who will be with us for our entire stay here on Kauai.
Day 2 – Sunday, Oct. 15th
Wake up, enjoy a complete breakfast, and get ready to explore the North Shore together. Off to the blue room cave, which is a collapsed lava tube with a freshwater lagoon at the bottom. Then, we will arrive at the beginning of the Napali Coast hiking trail where we will hike the first 2 miles of the trail to the first beach at Hanakapai. On our way back, we will stop at all the view areas, seeing the famous Hanalei Valley and the surrounding mountains as well. And of course, the beautiful beaches.
Day 3 – Monday, Oct. 16th
Talk about the day’s adventures over breakfast and then set out for the 4 waterfalls in a day tour. Kipu Falls, Ho’opi Falls, Opaeka’a Falls, and Wailua Falls are all on our itinerary. Be prepared to get wet and feel what it is like to swim in your own private lagoon with a majestic waterfall in the background. Return home for a fantastic lunch, then grab your snorkel gear and beach towels for a relaxing day at the beach. Finish up the day with another wonderfully prepared dinner from our master of culinary treats.
Day 4 – Tuesday, Oct. 17th
With breakfast in the books, we will drive together to a Hawaiian village and then take off for a 6-hour kayaking adventure up the Waialua River. Here we will explore the jungles of Kauai, seeking out secret waterfalls and ancient Hawaiian fern grottoes. After this adventure, we will freshen up and head back to the North Shore towns of Hanalei and Princeville, with the possibility of an amazing sunset waiting for us.
Day 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 18th
After breakfast, we are off to Kapaa and Poipu to do some last-minute gift shopping and nature exploring; the world-famous Sprouting Horn, Poipu Arch and my favorite beach, Shipwrecks. We will also visit our local rainbow eucalyptus forest. If there are any animal lovers in the group, we can also visit the local animal shelter. If we have time before sunset, we can explore the sea caves that dot the coastline through a network of secret paths that are waiting to be discovered.
STAR NAPALI DINNER SUNSET CRUISE – CAPTAIN ANDY’S – $150 (Lunch and Dinner Included)
Ride one of the newest 65’ catamarans, while enjoying spectacular views of the ruggedly pristine Napali coast. Learn the history and legends of the original inhabitants of the Garden Isle. Top it all off with a wonderful dinner prepared by an on-board chef followed by a breathtaking sunset at sea.
Check-in: 1:45 – Departure: 2:45 (4 – 5 Hour Duration)
Day 6 – Thursday, Oct. 19th
Wake up, enjoy a delicious breakfast, then on to Koke’e, where we will see the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, stopping at all the view points along the way and finishing at the Napali Coast lookout for a ½ mile hike. Next, we will go to Polihale for another amazing beach day. Swim in the fishponds and play in the ocean before we head back home. For those who take pictures, we will have a photo contest with prizes and games.
Day 7 – Friday, Oct. 20th
Eat up and then pack up, because it’s back to the airport and reality. There will certainly not be any dry eyes as we reflect upon the amazing time we had together here in Paradise.
Taxes and Transfers
All Activities and Tours
Round Trip Airfare to/from Your Home
Day 1 – Friday, Oct. 20th
Fly to Maui, and after we pick up our rented van, we will drive to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, which is situated along a spectacular stretch of the famed Ka’anapali Beach – the best beach in Maui. This hotel prides itself on providing you with an “authentic Hawaiian experience” embodied in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Every day, guests can participate in a variety of free Hawaiian activities including Hula lessons, lei making, lauhala weaving and more. Each evening enjoy the hotel’s complimentary hula show, other musical entertainment, and dance away under the stars. There are a few restaurants, as well as the Tiki Bar and Grill for small bites and wonderful cocktails at the pool. The beach activity center will set you up for the activity of your choice, be it parasailing, scuba diving, or snorkeling. You can snorkel on your own or watch divers leaping off the Black Rock next to our hotel. Today you can shop at Whalers Village, relax on the beach, or at the pool, enjoy a massage, then stop for a bite at the many wonderful restaurants along the water and beach path. Tonight we will meet by the Tiki Bar for a drink at 6:30 before heading to the town of Lahaina for a group dinner at my favorite restaurant, Lahaina Fish Company. Lahaina is a historic whaling village and Maui hotspot, which is also home to the world’s largest Banyan tree. Friday night is “Art Night” in Lahaina and you can meet many local artists.
Day 2 – Saturday, Oct. 21st
Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00 AM where we will be picked up by our private driver to spend the day in Hana. We will get to stop everywhere the tour buses don’t. Explore “off the beaten path” destinations and have the freedom to chase down unexpected experiences as they pop up on the road. This is one of the most spectacular experiences in Hawaii. The road winds 50 miles past taro patches, magnificent seascapes, waterfall pools, botanical gardens, as well as the Bamboo Forest. (Included)
Day 3 – Sunday, Oct. 22nd
Today you have the choice of two optional trips:
If you’re looking for a true adventure look no further. The Forbidden Coast Tour for snorkelers would leave even Jacques Cousteau smiling from ear to ear. Zoom across the water to a remote volcanic coastline where you will view Maui’s most recent lava flow along with a number of enchanting caves, lava arches, and grottoes. See the protected Hawaiian green sea turtles, beautiful fish, and perhaps the Hawaiian spinner dolphins that call the bay home. Redline will take you to a few places other companies do not go, and will get you to the more popular places before the rest of the boats show up. A delicious breakfast and lunch are included. Afterwards, you may want to go to the town of Paia, since we are close by. Paia, a former plantation village, is the oldest and coolest “Hippy” town in Maui. Although it has shops, funky restaurants and bars, the town still has the old charm feel. Have a drink in Charley’s, Willy Nelson’s favorite bar. You never know what you will see here or who!
Gemini Snorkel/Sail Catamaran
This excursion picks you up right on the beach. There are many places to relax on board, in the shade or sun, ensuring you a relaxing morning. While snorkeling, keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, whales, and fish of all colors moving through their natural habitat. On the sail back, enjoy an open bar and delicious buffet lunch. The boat even has its own waterslide.
After a fun day of snorkeling and sailing, tonight would be the perfect night to go into Lahaina to see Warren and Annabelle’s Magic and Comedy Show, Maui’s favorite nighttime entertainment on Front Street.
Day 4 – Monday, Oct. 23rd
Maui Downhill Bike Ride Sunrise at Haleakala Crater. Start your day on top of the world. Enjoy a personalized and guided tour to Haleakala “House of the Sun” at 10,023 feet. Continental breakfast served prior to sunrise. This trip offers breathtaking panoramas from the rim of the crater. It’s like living in the clouds. After the sun rises, you have a choice of going down the crater in the bus or by bicycle.
Tonight will be the perfect night to go to The Old Lahaina Luau. (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY)
Day 5 – Tuesday, Oct. 24th
Choose to do one of the following activities, or relax at the hotel and do nothing at all.
- HIKE MAUI
- IAO VALLEY
Day 6 – Wednesday, Oct. 25th
Our last day to relax, shop, get a massage on the beach or take a drive to areas, beaches and towns we may have missed. Say goodbye to Hawaii. After this experience, you will go home feeling you have experienced the true Aloha of Hawaii.
5 nights at the Ka’anapali Beach Resort
All taxes, transfers and resort fees
Domestic flight from Kauai to Maui
All Transportation to activities
Private day trip to Hana IAO Valley
Descriptions of Activities:
REDLINE RAFTING – Forbidden Coast and Molokini – $150 (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Hold on as you zoom across the water to the remote Kanaio coastline to view Maui’s most recent lava flow along with a number of enchanting caves. Experience snorkeling at its best, including snorkeling on the back wall of Molokini, a place few visitors ever get to see. Go to the bays that larger boats can’t go to- a nice catamaran. See spinner dolphins and Molokini Crater with up-close and personal encounters in the water with green sea turtles and other wonderful sea creatures. Enjoy breakfast and a great lunch with guides that will free-dive to find you amazing fish! If you truly love to snorkel this is the way to go! 5 hours- Starts at Kihei Boat Ramp-7:00 AM-12:00 PM. Check in 6:40AM. Raft has shade, floating devices, snorkel gear and instruction and wet suits.
GEMINI PICNIC SNORKEL/SAIL – $130 (Lunch Included)
Sail directly from Kaanapali Beach (Board on the sand). While sailing along the beautiful western coastline, this large catamaran has many spots to comfortably lounge, including a shaded cabin and a trampoline net at the bow. Includes snorkel equipment, prescription masks, flotation devices and snorkel instruction. There is an open bar and the Westin Resort provides a delicious hot lunch. 4 ½ hours 11:00-3:30. Check in by 10:30 AM.
HALEAKALA SUMMIT SUNRISE TOUR – $150 (Breakfast and Lunch)
Take a deluxe and informative van tour to Haleakala National Park. Continental breakfast will be served at the base yard in Kahului. Granola bars and water will be provided at the summit. From the crater rim, enjoy a beautiful sunrise and stunning views of Haleakala’s cinder cones and volcanic features 2,000 feet below. Leave the park and begin your bike safari. Gently descending down the exciting 21 switchbacks on the western slopes. Enjoy full panoramas with photo stops to capture Maui’s beautiful landscape and the open range of Haleakala Ranch. There will be a breakfast/lunch stop at the Maui Lavender Farm (lunch not included). Bike through eucalyptus forests and the upcountry community of Kula with its beautiful lavender farms and jacaranda tree-lined roadways. This is a very safe bike ride, but if you choose, you can always follow in the van. Pick up at hotel will be 2:30 AM and return around 11:00 AM.
ROAD TO HANA
Discover the incredible landscape and hidden sightseeing gems along the road to Hana. This roadway offers plenty of twists and turns, plus an amazing wealth of attractions and activities. Explore a tropical garden, see the rainbow trees, walk in a bamboo forest, swim in a crystal clear pool below a waterfall and experience the black and red beaches. With our own private guide we will be able to stop at places other people on small tour buses can’t. We also have all day and no time limit. So, prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey to heavenly Hana! Pickup at 8:00 AM – Whenever!
OLD LAHAINA LUAU – $125
Experience an unforgettable evening with a lavish island buffet, open bar, and a truly immersive and authentic show that brings every Hawaiian tradition to life. 5:30 PM check-in until around 9:30 PM.
WARREN AND ANNABELLE’S MAGIC SHOW AND DINNER – $115
In one of Maui’s most elegant and intimate settings, Warren Gibson, highly acclaimed showman and one of the country’s premier magicians, treats you to the best “close-up” magic, comedy and southern hospitality in this beautiful Hawaii venue! Check-in 7 PM for 4 hours of fun, food, drinks, amazing magic and laughs!
ZIPLINING – $95 and Up (Lunch Included)
SKYLINE ECO ADVENTURES – 8 ziplines and dramatic ocean views (Kaanapali)
PI’HOLO RANCH – Canopy course through the forest-beautiful island landscape
(Upcountry) Time TBD.
HIKE MAUI – $150 (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
The East Maui waterfalls and rainforest hike is the most popular tour (considered easy – moderate). You will see a magical rainforest, fresh water streams and several fully-accessible waterfalls to swim or jump in. Have fun eating wild berries with the best naturalist guides. Check-in at 6:30 AM.
A lush valley with natural beauty and historical significance. See the Iao Needle (Any time during the day).