Upon arrival in Hawaii, you'll be greeted at the airport by tour Manager. This evening you will have a traditional dinner and some free time to rest up for the exciting days ahead.
Today is a day of snorkeling! This morning you will enjoy a snorkeling trip in Kealakekua Bay. This is a marine life conservation district popular with snorkelers and the site of Captain James Cook's death. The calm and clear waters here make it ideal for snorkeling.
This afternoon you'll enjoy a Manta Ray snorkeling excursion. Manta Rays in Hawaii have been Kona's most unique attraction to travelers. The near shore waters of Kona, Hawaii are home to one of the most robust and accessible populations of Manta Rays in the world. While Manta Rays are found in most oceans, their regular appearances to feed at night in Kona, Hawaii is unique in the world. Initially, the Manta Rays were enjoyed only by divers, but within the last few years it has transformed into a Manta Ray Snorkel activity to be enjoyed by all ages. Although staged and conducted at night, powerful lights are used to attract Manta Rays and these lights illuminate the area so much, that you forget that it is after dark in the warm, tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean.
This morning you will begin your drive to Hilo.
You'll journey to the Hilo Coffee Mill. Hilo Coffee Mill supplies you with superb Hawaiian and worldwide coffee and keeps the spirit of the family-run coffee plantation alive and well.
This evening you will visit the Imiloa Astronomy Center which offers a fascinating bridge between science and culture and where the world's greatest collection of astronomical observatories are housed.
Today you'll head to Volcanoes National Park where you will see the world famous Kilauea Volcano, which has been steadily erupting since the 1980's. You'll take a tour of the Park and then a small hike along a portion of the Kilauea Iki trail down through Thurston Lava Tube and back.
This evening you'll see the lava glow at the Halema'uma'u Crater if conditions allow.
This morning you will take a sightseeing tour north of Hilo to include Rainbow Falls, Onomea Bay Scenic Drive and Akaka Falls.
After your tour this morning, you'll head to the airport for your flight to Honolulu.
This evening you will enjoy dinner with your group and rest for the night.
Today you'll awaken early to hike Diamond Head, a broad, saucer-shaped crater formed over 300,000 years ago during a volcanic explosion. This .8 mile hike takes you 560 feet up to the summit where you'll see spectacular views of the landscape and the sea.
You will also take a guided sightseeing tour in Honolulu that will include Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, State Library, the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
This afternoon you'll visit the USS Arizona Memorial. The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day.
This evening you head to the airport for your overnight trip home.
You will arrive home today.