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Students have an incredible opportunity to experience the unique beauty, culture, land and history of Hawaii.   It’s a destination made for exploring!

Outdoor Adventure

Hike through lush, green tropical forests surrounded by clouds at the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary.  Train your gaze on the night skies with a “stellar” narrated astronomy workshop. Walk the black sand beaches of Punalu’u or the volcanic reef below crystal waters teeming with tropical fish.

Next, explore the Thurston Lava Tube, a 300 ft cavern where lava flowed thousands of years ago.  Hike the Devastation Trail, baron fields of cinder formed by the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption.  Finally, stop at the VNP Visitors Center to learn about tectonic plates and the Ring of Fire, which contributed to the formation of the island chain. The Steam Vents, Jagger Museum and Halemaumau Crater round out a day full of volcanic fun.

U.S. History

If U.S. history is part of your curriculum, visit  Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.  Experience the place that launched us into World War II.  It’s a powerful learning opportunity for students!

Breathtaking Beaches

As you explore the Aloha State, don’t forget to check out one of the most famous beaches in the world- Waikiki. You can “hang loose”, try your hand at surfing, or dive into an underwater world during your Barefoot Beach Catamaran Snorkeling Adventure. Don’t forget to stop at the Waikiki Aquarium!

Itinerary

Our itineraries are just a starting point for your adventure.  We work directly with you to create a student trip that’s perfect for your group.  If you want a unique performance or learning experience, we make it happen. Do you need to change days or add an attraction? Consider it done! If you just need a trip planner that gives you great options, we have you covered. Our promise is always travel beyond expectations!

 

Day 1:     

Arrive in Honolulu and meet your “full-scope” tour director, a seasoned pro who will handle the details of your trip AND your traditional flower lei!  Once you arrive at the hotel, relax poolside with a pizza party and get acquainted with your tour director and itinerary.  Get a good night’s sleep!

 

Day 2:     

Start early with breakfast and a short poolside meeting. Then depart for Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial to learn about the “Day of Infamy.” Next, represent your school with pride as you perform at the USS Bowfin Memorial.  It’s a performance opportunity your students will never forget!

 

You’ll return to the hotel via the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Washington Place, State Capitol, Iolani Palace and the King Kamahamaha Statue.  Once back, enjoy free time at the pool or on stunning Waikiki Beach.

 

End the day with a traditional Luau where you’ll learn the hula and enjoy Hawaiian cuisine, music and gracious island hospitality.

 

Day 3:     

Today starts with a hearty breakfast and a tour of the islands.  Begin your journey at beautiful Diamondhead and Blowhole, where water spouts hundreds of feet in the air.  Then, head to Nuuanu Pali Lookout, an historic landmark with panoramic views of the islands.  Next, ride through the pineapple fields to the Dole Cannery for lunch and the world’s largest maze.

Spend the remainder of the day at the Polynesian Cultural Center and experience the cultures of Polynesia through interactive exhibits and IMAX.  In the evening, gather your student group for a feast at Gateway Restaurant, including kalua pork, fresh fish and other island delicacies.  End a spectacular day with a spectacular show in a 3,000 seat open-air theater.  “Horizons” will entertain with island dancing and music.

 

Day 4:     

Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation.  Have fun in the sun or take part in a little retail therapy at the marketplace.  It’s a slice of Hawaiian heaven!

 

Day 5:     

It’s time to explore Hawaii’s wild side with undersea adventures!  Begin with breakfast and gather at the pool with swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.  Depart for the Oceanic Institute, part of the Marine Biology Department of the University of Hawaii.  Then take an exclusive tour of Coconut Island and learn about Hawaii’s unique marine life and coral reef system.

After a bagged lunch, make a splash at world- famous snorkeling and diving spot, Hunauma Bay.  Suit up and swim with the fishes as part of your undersea adventure. At the end of the day, we’ll say “Aloha” one last time as the sun sets on the Pacific.  Enjoy a private beach BBQ with a little Hawaiian flare!

 

Day 6:     

Share one final breakfast before departing paradise. Hawaii bids you a “big mahalo” for visiting and safe travels home!

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I have been traveling with Kaleidoscope for 19 years and still continue to be impressed by their expertise and willingness to go the extra mile to make my trip a success!

Christy Hauert

Our trip was a great success! Everything was well throughout and organized. I am very pleased with the level of care that went in to our trip becoming a success. Thank you!

Darcie Bishop

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