Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Big Island Coast

Pick up a car

Fairmont Orchid ★★★★★ (4 nights)

Day 2

Surf Lesson

Catch your first wave with a small-group surf lesson on the Big Island of Hawaii and feel the adrenaline rush. Learn from an expert local instructor in the beautiful waters of Kahalu’u Bay. From paddling out to standing up on the wave, this lesson covers everything. Your instructor will provide tips, suggestions, and even a helping push to ensure you have an unforgettable surfing experience.

Rest of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the beach

Big Island’s prettiest beaches are on the Kohala Coast: Anaehoomalu Bay (A-Bay), Hapuna, and Kaunaoa.

Day 3

Day at leisure to relax at the beach or visits

Manta Ray Night Snorkel

Get to know the manta rays uniquely during an exclusive small-group Night Manta Experience with up to 12 guests. Observe a feeding frenzy in the Pacific Ocean’s warm waters at night, as featured on Travel Channel. A Coast Guard-certified team ensures an unforgettable view of these gentle giants while departing near Keauhou Bay.

Day 4

Farm to Table (Cooking Class)

Visit Kulaniapia Farms for an immersive plant-based food experience. Explore lush gardens with a passionate guide, harvesting fresh vegetables from volcanic soil. Get to know the farm-to-table concept firsthand by creating a delicious lunch and discovering new plant-based recipes. Live sustainably and enjoy tasty food in harmony with the environment.

Day 5

Drive to Hilo (about 1hr)

Enjoy your car ride to visit the surroundings

Hilo Forest Reserve, Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refugee and Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve.

The Inn at Kulanjapia Falls ★★★ (2 nights)

Day 6

Volcanoes National Park hiking

Join this tour designed for independent travelers in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit popular landmarks including Kilauea Volcano Overlook and Halema’uma’u Crater in only 3 1/2 hours with minimal driving.

Day 7

Drop off car at the airport

Flight from Kona to Lihue

Pick up a car

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa ★★★★ (4 nights)

Day 8

Day at leisure to play golf

The six must-play courses in Kauai are: Prince Makai Golf Club, Poipu Bay Golf Course, The Ocean Course at Hokuala, Puaka Golf Course, Wailua Golf Course and Kukuiolono Golf Course.

Smith’s Family Luau

Experience the Smith’s Family Luau, a family tradition passed down for four generations near the sacred Wailua River. Wander through their lush 30-acre garden or take a complimentary tram tour. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian cuisine, including secret family recipes like Gary’s teriyaki beef and grandmother’s poi. Take part in the lively celebration by immersing yourself in Polynesian singing, dancing, and community bonding. Located in Smith’s Tropical Paradise, the venue offers scenic beauty with fruit forests, Polynesian huts, and a Japanese-themed garden island.

Day 9

Na Pali Coast Sunset Snorkel

Take part in a special summer-only Na Pali Coast Sunset Snorkel Cruise from June to August. Enjoy some appetizers on your way to the snorkeling spot and choose between snorkeling, boogie boarding, or relaxing on the swim platform. Feast on a luau-style dinner with drinks as you sail back to Port Allen. Conclude your day with a breathtaking Kauai sunset and a champagne toast.

Day 10

Day at leisure to play golf

Day 11

Drop off car in Lihue airport

Fly home