Hawaii Islands Adventure

10 days
$6,179 USD
incl. taxes
Activity level:
Activity Rating - Moderate
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Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
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Dig beneath the surface on this Hawaii Island hopping adventure.

Aloha! If the image you have of Hawaii is big resorts then think again. Hawaii is a tropical paradise and this active island hopping tour takes in the very best that the state has to offer. It doesn’t take long to get off the beaten track and be surrounded by lush forests, incredible coastal views, and some of the most laid-back people on planet earth.

One of the most varied of Americas 50 states, our island hopping adventure takes in short hikes, snorkelling, biking and Hawaiian culture, allowing you to dig beneath the surface of three Hawaiian Islands. Visit Pearl Harbor for fascinating history, board Zodiacs for a snorkelling adventure beneath the sea, spend the day cycling on Maui, travel iconic roads including the Chain of Craters and Road to Hana, plus visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau for a dose of culture, with enough time to wind down on the beach.


  • Visit three Hawaiian Islands – Oahu, Big Island and Maui
  • Explore Pearl Harbor with an included audio guide
  • Cruise the coast and visit the beautiful North Shore beaches
  • Zodiac tour and snorkelling excursion in Kealakekua Bay
  • Hawaiian culture at Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park
  • Travel the Crater of Chains road in Volcanoes National Park
  • View Onomea Valley Waterfalls and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Visit the Haleakala summit volcano followed by a 23-mile scenic cycle downhill through the Maui countryside
  • Full day driving tour on the Road to Hana, Maui
  • Two flights between islands
  • Swimming and snorkeling opportunities

Key information

  • Travel by private and public vehicle, zodiac, bike and internal flights
  • Group normally 6 to 13, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 9 hotel nights included 
  • Countries visited: USA

What's included

  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Two internal flights between islands
  • Tour leader throughout
  • We can include flights from the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Responsible Travel

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In March 2019, Exodus Travels launched the Exodus Travels Foundation where we support initiatives all around the world. But it cannot exist without travellers who care. Get involved or learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus here


  • Day 1

    Honolulu, Oahu

    Welcome to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and the 50th American State. You will have a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby at 18:00 this evening to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. Please look for a notice in the hotel lobby where it will take place.

    There is a lot to do in Honolulu and it is highly recommended to book a few extra days to make the most of your time here. If you do arrive early, why not go snorkelling at Hanauma Bay or visit the Dole Plantation or Polynesian Cultural Centre? The Waikiki area is also ideal for soaking up the sun’s rays, which are almost as famous as the beach itself.

    Accommodation: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 2

    Pearl Harbour, Oahu

    The infamous incident at Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack by the Japanese against the United States naval base, on the morning of December 7, 1941. It has since become known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor and sparked off the United States’ participation in World War II. Today is a sobering visit to this historic site with an audio guide provided. Included is admission to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona to learn about this infamous side of American history. Take an afternoon drive to visit the world-famous beaches and surf breaks of the North Shore before continuing down Oahu’s windward coast with all its breathtaking views. In the evening return to Waikiki for cocktails and sunset where you may even be lucky enough to view the rare “Green Flash” as the sun descends below the horizon.

    Accommodation: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (or similar)

  • Days 3-4

    Fly to Big Island; travel via Pu'uhonua o Honaunau to Volcanoes National Park

    With Oahu in the background, we fly to Big Island where we spend the next four nights. You’ll notice the landscape and flora changing between islands and today is no different. First up is a visit to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which brings Hawaiian culture to life. It was in this sacred place that people who had committed crimes or broken the laws of the people, ended up seeking refuge from the death penalty. Upon arrival, you’ll notice the great wall marking borders between the royal grounds and the sanctuary. Many ki'i (carved wooden images) surround the Hale o Keawe temple, housing the bones of the chiefs. Surrounded by palm-lined beaches, wooden carvings, a massive lava rock wall and reconstructed villages, the location is simply idyllic.

    From here we head to Volcanoes National Park for the next two nights, taking in Kilauea's spectacular variety of incredible volcanic features and ecosystems. The scenery and landscape changes significantly from shady forests with birds singing to steaming vents, desert-like-terrain and vast craters. Keep an eye out for Hawaii's state bird, the highly engendered Nene Goose. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Chain of Craters road. Travel through dense rain forest into desolate black lava fields, discover ancient petroglyphs and end by the ocean with views of the Holei Sea Arch. We will be joined by a specialist guide who will take us on a four-mile roundtrip hike to the bottom of Halema’uma’u Crater. The crater previously had a lava lake inside which erupted last summer, which makes this an interesting time to learn about the recent activity. See lava trees and enjoy nature and bird watching. When returning to the hotel enjoy a stop at Volcano Winery, where you can opt for a unique wine tasting experience.

    Accommodation: Volcano Inn (or similar)

  • Day 5

    Hawaii Tropical Biosphere Reserve and Akaka Falls - Kailua Kona, Big Island

    We continue following the Hāmākua coast to the beautiful Onomea Valley.  A visit to the valley and the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a must to help with over 2000 species of rare and exotic plants.  The gardens overlook the historic Onomea Bay, which was originally a local fishing village that became a busy shipping port for Onomea’s bustling sugar mill. Afterwards, we'll head to nearby Akaka Falls State Park for a comfortable hike along the scenic Akaka Falls Loop Trail to visit both, the Kahuna and ‘Akaka Falls amidst the lush vegetation of the Big Island. From here, head to Kona where we stay for the next two nights. There's lots a great dining options on Kona's bustling ocean front. Tonight, you have the option of swimming with Manta Rays as part of an optional excursion.

    Optional activities: 

    • Night Swim with Manta Rays US$109

    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Kona (or similar) 

  • Day 6

    Kailua Kona

    Enjoy a day trip to Punalu’u black sand beach. Honu - Hawaiian Green Turtles, are often spotted in this palm fringed paradise. While it isn't the best swimming spot, you can observe these locals basking on the black sand. Just make sure to give them the distance they require. To sign off on our Big Island adventure, we head over to Kealakekua Bay Park, where we'll board Zodiac boats to a secluded bay and can snorkel the coral reefs nearby the Captain Cook Monument. The white structure pays tribute to Captain Cook, the first westerner to arrive on the Hawaiian Islands, and marks the location of his anchored ships and subsequent death. Follow the coastline back to base, exploring sea caves along the way.

    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Kona (or similar)

  • Day 7


    This morning you wave goodbye to Big Island, ready for touch down on the idyllic island of Maui. Once you've landed, you drive to Lahaina where the remainder of the day free to explore or hit the beach. Maui is a popular tourist destination and although it can at times be busy, it is also said to be one of the world's top island destinations. Maui offers those quintessential views of Hawaii that you would imagine when conjuring up images of this tropical paradise.

    Optional Activities:
    • Lahaina - Whale Watching (in season) US$40

    Accommodation: Royal Lahaina (or similar)

  • Day 8

    Haleakala National Park, Maui

    Today is all about exploring the island on two wheels - and what better way than Maui’s famous 23 mile downhill? You’ll drop 3,000 feet in 10 miles and curve around 29 switch backs, stopping often to enjoy incredible vistas of west Maui surrounded by the Pacific. You’ll pass by vegetable truck farms, protea farms, lodges, galleries and Kula botanical gardens. This is the perfect way to experience the real side of Maui. You’ll definitely need a Mai Thai back at the hotel with a view of the sunset to wind down afterwards.

    Accommodation: Royal Lahaina (or similar)

  • Day 9


    By now you’ll have a good idea of just how beautiful Maui is and today you'll get to see more of what the island has to offer. We've included a full day driving tour on the ‘Road to Hana’ with plenty of stops along the way to stretch our legs. The day includes multiple waterfalls and viewpoints, plus visits to Waianapanapa State park and Hana Town. Please be aware, the roads can get quite windy, but the endless views should help to ease any motion sickness. If you would prefer to stay at the hotel, there are options to rent stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Or you might wish to rent a snorkel, and go in search of Honu - Kaanapali beach is well known for turtle sightings.

    Accommodation: Royal Lahaina (or similar)

  • Day 10

    End Maui

    All good things come to an end and with your tour finishing in the morning, it is time to wave goodbye not only to Hawaii, but also your new-found travel buddies. If the thought of reality is simply too much to bear, why not book a few post-tour nights and ‘live the dream’ a while longer?

Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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Essential Info


United States

British, New Zealand, Swiss and most EU passport holders do not need a visa (and enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program), provided they are in possession of an onward air ticket when entering the USA. Visas for the USA are required by some nationalities and it is always best to check with the relevant embassies. All passengers travelling to and from the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are required to hold a machine-readable passport (MRP). A MRP has the holder's personal details, e.g. name, date of birth, nationality and their passport number contained in two lines of text at the base of the photo page. This text may be read by machine. The US now charges $14 for the visa waiver program and must be paid by credit card. The US authorities have introduced a mandatory requirement for all passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme to register for an Electronic Travel Authority. As of 21 January 2016, any person who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationalities of these countries, may no longer qualify for the VWP. For additional specifics about the VWP please consult the VWP information on the U.S. Embassy London website. More information and all necessary Internet links can be found on our USA visas page.


United States

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for this trip.

Eating and Drinking

On this tour most meals will be eaten in local restaurants. Hawaii is more expensive than the mainland so it is worth having extra currency with you. To help you budget for your meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from US$18, lunches from US$20 and dinners from US$50; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Please also be aware that a tip of approximately 15%-20% is added to group meals in North American restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices.

Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of Hawaii some food types can be limited.


Hawaii has a tropical climate that enjoys fantastic weather year around. Winter barely exists in Hawaii with its two main seasons characterised by a warm winter and an even warmer summer. The islands are cooled by trade winds that provide a refreshing breeze even in the really hot weather. As each island features impressive mountains in their centre, temperatures also cool the further inland you travel.

Hawaii weather chart

Hawaii weather chart

Is this trip for you?

This trip has been graded Activity Level 3: Moderate.

There are a range of activities of varying length and difficulty that you can choose between. It is suitable for people with a general level of fitness. It is about exploring the places you visit so whether it's sightseeing, walking, hiking, kayaking or biking you'll be experiencing the best from each place. You'll be able to choose from a whole range of optional activities, everything from bike riding to a helicopter flight, depending on your interest, budget and ability. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous.

Your tour leader will organise optional activities on your behalf and you can pay locally in cash. You'll find the main optional activities listed above under each itinerary day description, along with guideline prices. It may not be possible to do all optional activities listed on each tour.

Although each tour follows an itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility and from time to time your tour leader may suggest changes. This may be due to road conditions, weather or a visit to a special attraction or event that happens to be in progress. Flexibility is key and often a side diversion will be a highlight of the tour. Hikes and optional activities cannot be guaranteed and may vary depending on ability, group interest, local weather conditions and time of year.

Please note: There are areas of Volcano National Park still closed to visitors, following the 2018 eruption of Kilauea. The lava lake that existed inside Halema‘uma‘u crater disappeared and lava flows from Pu’u‘O’o crater have ceased. There is no molten lava to see anywhere in the park. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as not suitable for full wheelchair users, but it may be suitable for other persons of reduced mobility. Please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.



Accommodation will be in clean, comfortable hotels with en-suite bathroom facilities, chosen for their friendly atmosphere and proximity to the highlights of the region. You will be roomed with a fellow passenger of the same sex on a twin share basis (two people per room) unless you are travelling as a couple.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed June 2019
    Maria Filancia

    Beautiful Hawai'i

    The tour allows you to visit 3 Hawaian islands. It is a good way to get a flawour of life, food, nature and culture in these beautiful islands. Recommended for solo travellers who want to cover lots in short time. It is a share that Kauai is not included!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Learning about life and culture in Hawaii.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tim was really knowledgeable and friendly.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Add one or two days in Honolulu and add Kauai at the end of the trip.
  • Reviewed May 2019
    Trudi Kaye

    Hawaiian paradise

    A well organised trip visiting 3 Islanda. Very educational. Our leader Tom had excellent knowledge. Volcanoes, snorkelling, great accommodation. Could have done with more free time and beach work however.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Dolphins joining us for a swim at the snorkelling coral reef

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tim was amazing. Faultless. He was professional, knowledgable, amenable and kind. We rated him highly

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Have a few days afterwards if you want the beach scene

Dates & Prices

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For anyone leaving from the UK we would be pleased to book your flight in conjunction with your tour. Please contact us for competitive prices on flights departing from most UK airports. 

If you are booking your own flights, you are free to arrive at any time on day one but it is advisable that you arrive in plenty of time to reach your joining hotel and attend your welcome meeting. You are free to fly at any time on the final day as the tour ends on the morning of day 10. 

Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any delays, cancellations, changes to your flights, or any missed flights. We are unable to delay a tour, or finish a tour early due to your flight times.

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