Airline tickets are not included
FEB 15-22 2017 $1150
APR 5-12 2017 $1150.
Everyday has 1 planed activity for the entire group, and some free time for the beach or other activities like relaxing at the hotel pool, wandering through the shops, or international marketplace, a great place for t-shirts and souvenirs, and socializing with students from all over the world.
Day 1 Arrivals. Students are met at the airport baggage claim area and transferred to the hotel for check in. Its then time for your orientation walking tour, and some free time before our welcome diner.
Day 2 We begin our tour with a drive around the entire island of Oahu. We will view the only royal palace in the United States, visit various neighborhoods and learn about the history of the state. Traveling inland, we drive though the, pineapples fields on the way to the North Shore. Our first North Shore stop is Haleiwa, an old surf town. We view the massive surf waves at Pipeline Sunset and Bonzai Beaches. We finish the tour in the afternoon with visit to Pali Look out for views over the island. Then it’s back to the hotel to clean up before dinner.
Day 3 we visit Pearl Harbor for a tour of the U.S.S. Arizona National Monument, where we will learn about Hawaii's involvement in WWII then hit the beach right in front of our hotel. We will have time to play in the surf and try boogie boarding, or hang out at the hotel pool, or enjoy a soccer game and the park.
Day 4 We will head out to for a morning of snorkeling. We provide a rented snorkel and mask to swim with the colorful reef fish in a protected cove. This afternoon it’s off to Ala Moana shopping center for a shopping stop, and dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
Day 5 We will board a Catamaran for an exciting sailing trip around Waikiki Bay. In the afternoon we go swimming in the ocean and playing volleyball. The adventurous can try their hand at surfing with a rental board (not included in tour) and dazzle the group with their surfing abilities!
Day 6 We hike up Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater with awesome views over Waikiki bay. In the late afternoon we will celebrate with the locals Luau, complete with grass skirts and hula dancing.
Day 7. We’ll explore some other parts of the island learning about some of the cultures that have contributed to Hawaiian food and culture. Tonight is our big farewell party.
Day 8. Students leave through the day, some students leaving early in the morning, and others not departing until the evening. We will take you to the airport 2-3 hours before your flight time. After breakfast it’s time for your last shopping trip, and a final wave goodbye to the warm Pacific waters. Many students will land back home the following day.
Feb 15-22 2017
Apr 5-12 2-2017
Fly into and out of Honolulu (HNL). Do not purchase flights until you are confirmed on a tour and have completed permission forms. Flights are non-refundable once purchased. Airlines change fees are $200+.
All students must have confirmed seats - no "buddy passes" , standby or other employee seats that are subject to bumping.
Arrival in Honolulu (2/15/17, or 4/5/17 HNL airport) We will be at the airport from 11:00 AM (morning) to 9:00 PM(evening) on the first day. You may choose any flights that lands in this window, as long as you are not leaving the day before or sleeping in an airport overnight. Students landing before 11:00 AM on the first date will not be allowed to participate. Do not arrive a day early. Students overnighting in an airport on the way to hawaii will not be allowed to participate. Your departure from home must be the same day the tour begins. We are happy to assist with flight suggestions - just call or email. Most students arrive between 4-6 pm on the first day.
Departure from Honolulu (2/22/17, or 4/12/17 HNL airport) Hawaii anytime from 7 AM (morning) to Midnight on departure day. You will check out of the hotel at 10 am, but we will be happy to store your bags until your flight. The last day is free time at the beach. Sleeping on the plane on the trip home is common, however you may not sleep in an airport. Note that this means your arrival home will be one day later. Most students depart between 6-10 pm.
We will meet you at the airport on arrival day, and take you back to the airport at the end of the tour.
Students may not arrive a day early or depart a day later. Do not select tickets with an overnight in an airport. Sleeping on the plane on the trip home is normal. Do not purchase flights until you are confirmed on a tour and completed permission forms. Flights are non-refundable once purchased.