Golden beaches, big surf & volcanic landscapes
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Group Size: Max 20
Trip code: NUHH
Duration: 7 days
Get your beach fix with this week-long rip through Hawaii. Discover the hidden gems of Waikiki you can only find with your locally based group leader, rest up at a hostel just steps from the beach, and grab a paddle for a kayak ride that supports national park restoration. Want more beach vibes? Catch up on some relaxation in wooden beach huts before grabbing a board and catching some waves.
- Take a kayaking trip round Kane'ohe Bay
- Party the night away in Waikiki's lively tiki bars
- Hike to Diamond Head for incredible 360-degree views over the island
- Take a sunset cruise with spectacular views of Diamond Head and Honolulu
- Grab your board and hit some of the world's best surf
Day 1: Waikiki. Arrive in Honolulu at a time that suits you and either chill at the hostel, head down to the golden beach or grab a mai tai and watch the world go by. We'll have a welcome meeting with the travel gang this evening, then hit the tiki bars!
Day 2: Waikiki. We're starting today with a hike to Diamond Head. It's a 760 foot scramble to the top, but the incredible 360-degree views from the top make it more than worth it. Spend the rest of the day on the beach before an unmissable sunset sail from Waikiki Beach - what a day!
Day 3: Waikiki to Mãlaekahana. We're kayaking in beautiful Kane'ohe Bay today. We'll paddle our way to hidden sand bars and snorkel with shoals of tropical fish. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Hawaiian barbecue lunch before we head to our new base - Mãlaekahana Beach Campground.
Day 4: Mãlaekahana. Spend your day riding the waves, working on your tan on the golden sands, playing some volleyball, and tucking into tasty treats from Mãlaekahana's epic food trucks. Watch the sun go down over the ocean tonight over a few beers with your mates.
Day 5: Mãlaekahana to Waikiki. Start your day with a dip in the ocean before one last morning on Mãlaekahana Beach. Then hop on a local bus back to Waikiki. We'll be back in time to grab an afternoon snack, and for some more beach time if you haven't had your fill yet.
Day 6: Waikiki. It's your final full day on beautiful Hawaii so make the most of it! Go snorkelling in Hanauma Bay, join a whale-watching tour, or hop on the Waikiki trolley. Make sure you're back in time for mai-tais on the beach at sundown though!
Day 7: Trip end. Grab a kona coffee and say your final farewells to beautiful Waikiki Beach - see you next year for the reunion!
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Your trip begins on day 1 on Waikiki Beach. You'll need to fly into Honolulu / Daniel K Inouye Airport (HNL) and make your own way to our starting accommodation. Taxi is the most convenient way to reach Waikiki and takes around 15 minutes, depending on traffic, but there is also a public bus (around 50 mins). No activities have been planned for day 1, apart from your welcome meeting in the evening, so arrive at a time that suits you.
The trip ends back in Waikiki. Make your own way to the airport at a time that suits you. Your tour guide can help arrange this.
6 nights of accommodation are included in your trip. 4 nights will be spent in multi-share hostels and 2 nights camping.
1 lunch and 1 dinner are included in the trip. You'll need to buy the rest of your meals yourself which gives you maximum flexibility to eat where and when you like. We recommend budgeting around $250 to $350 for meals not included
The minimum age for this trip is 18. This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. All travellers going to the United States will have to complete the ESTA form online for authorisation under the Visa Waiver Programme.
If you intend to stay for longer than 90 days, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions you will need to apply for a visa. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.