Ultimate Hawaii Escape

Land based Oahu tour from Waikiki Beach

Departing thursday february 9 for 9 days / 8 nights

With this fully escorted vacation you'll see some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world. With magnificent waterfalls, fiery volcanoes, lush green valleys and more, it's easy to see why many people call Hawaii paradise...so take a break and relax in Hawaii...

Our home for 7 nights is the stunning Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Known as "the first lady of Waikiki," the oceanfront Moana Surfrider combines turn-of-the-century Victorian elegance with modern amenities. It is located in the heart of Waikiki, a short walk from shopping, dining, and attractions.

Moana

Moana

Dining/Entertainment


Beachhouse - An elegant oceanfront dining experience featuring modern classic cuisine, utilizing the freshest Hawaiian ingredients. An international wine list compliments the restaurant's world-class menu. The ambiance of the lovely Victorian architecture is tranquil and relaxing. Open for dinner 5:30pm – 10:00pm nightly. Reservations recommended.

The Veranda

The Veranda - A relaxing and refined experience offering continental breakfast service, afternoon tea, sunset dinner, and Sunday brunch on Waikiki Beach.

1901 - Offers wine lovers and aficionados delicious and interesting wines to enjoy and pair. Inspired by the chef's imaginative culinary offerings, the menu composes wine flights (a trio of 2oz. wines) specifically chosen to enhance the flavors, characteristics and nuances of the dishes. Open nightly at 5:30pm and entertainment begins at 6:00pm.

Surfrider Café - Offers an assortment of on-the-go options, including specialty coffees, fresh-baked pastries, fruit, acai bowls, salads and sandwiches.

The Banyan Court - Offers live entertainment nightly and tropical beverages and appetizers can be ordered from the Beach Bar. Open daily 10:30am - 12:00 midnight.

The Beach Bar - Located oceanfront at The Banyan Court. Open 10:30am - 12:00 midnight.

Entertainment: A variety of daily Hawaiian entertainment.

Pool: Located in the Heart of Moana in Banyan Court, along the beach. Complimentary towels provided. Umbrellas, chairs, cabanas are available to rent.

Beach: Located directly on Waikiki Beach

Watersports: Catamaran sails, canoe rides, surfing lessons, and surf and boogie boards available for a fee.

Spa: The Moana Lani Spa - full-service spa

Fitness Center: The Moana Westin Fitness Center by Reebok offers state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment.


about hawaii


This state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Lāna'i, Kaho'olawe, Maui, and Hawai'i. The last is by far the largest, and is often called the "Big Island" or "Big Isle" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. This archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.

There are several areas in Hawaii under the control and protection of the National Park Service. Two areas are designated as national parks: Haleakala National Park near Kula, Maui, includes Haleakala, the dormant volcano that formed east Maui; and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the southeast region of the island of Hawaii, which includes the active volcano Kilauea and its various rift zones. The climate of Hawaii is typical for a tropical area, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme than other tropical locales due to the constant trade winds blowing from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31°C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night.

Hawaii

Itinerary:

Day 1
Meet at Rapid City Regional Airport (or your departure airport of choice) for our flights headed to Honolulu. On arrival we will be greeted with a fresh Orchid Lei and then transfer to our absolutely stunning hotel for overnight. The Westin Moana Surfrider Resort is located in the heart of Waikiki directly on Waikiki Beach. The resort welcomes guests with wonderful accommodations, exceptional value and gracious Hawaiian hospitality.
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – No Meals included

Day 2
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to explore Waikikki on your own and get enjoy the beauty of Waikiki. Tonight we will enjoy a 2-1/2 hour cruise aboard the high-tech, 140' Majestic. Outdoor viewing decks and large windows in the air-conditioned cabins provide for great sighting opportunities and views. Tonights Sunset Dinner Cruise is the most amazing way to watch the fireworks over Waikiki. Just Spectacular with a Buffet Dinner included along with Champagne on arrival. Welcome to Hawaii
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast & Supper included

Fireworks Cruise

Day 3
A full day touring the island of Oahu and all of the "must see" highlights on this 120-mile, 8-hour, tour. From the lush green windswept mountains to the blue Pacific Ocean, we experience the beauty and diversity Hawaii has to offer. The tour includes Diamond Head, Kahala Estates, Hanauma Bay lookout, Halona "Blow Hole" lookout, Waimanalo, Mormon Temple, North Shore, and Dole Pineapple Plantation. A lunch stop is made where you can purchase a bite to eat.
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast included

Blowhole

Day 4
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to explore Waikikki on your own. Tonight it’s time for the traditional Hawaiian feast & Luau - it is held on a private beach estate in west Oahu. Enjoy a Polynesian dinner, Hawaiian Shell Lei Greeting, unlimited soft drinks, coffee, tea, and one standard alcoholic beverage (per adult 21 years and older ID required) entertainment, and dancing.
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast & Supper included

Paradise Cove Fire Dancer

Day 5
Today we visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and a fully narrated tour of Honolulu’s city highlights aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Our day starts at Pearl Harbor and boarding the Navy launch for a trip into history at the Arizona Memorial. Next is the a guided tour of one of the most incredible battleships of the US Navy, the USS Missouri, which served from World War II to Desert Storm. We walk the decks and stand on the spot where Japan surrendered to the Allies. We continue our tour to downtown Honolulu with views of Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue and drive through serene Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. Lunch is not included, but there will be a stop to purchase lunch and snack. Please note… swimsuits are not allowed on the Arizona Memorial and shoes must be worn. Due to heightened security, large camera bags, purses, or backpacks are not allowed at visitor center. After the day’s touring we return to the hotel.
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast included

Arizona

Arizona Memorial

Day 6
A full day at leisure – maybe a long walk on the beach, a relaxing day by the pool or a little shopping at the International Market place just a few steps from the hotel. The choice is yours!
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast included

Moana pool

Day 7
Late morning, it’s time to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center, a 42-acre, open air center that casts you in a role of explorer on a whirlwind tour of the Pacific. Travel through time and space as you experience thousands of years worth of culture, each with its own flavor and appeal. You will see eight (8) unique villages: Tahiti, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tonga, New Zealand, the Marquesas, Samoa, and Hawaii, and participate in day time activities. Plenty of time to explore and eat at your leisure. Return to Waikiki approximately 10:30pm.
Overnight Westin Moana Surfrider Resort – Breakfast & Supper Included

PCC

Polynesian Cultural Center

Day 8

A free day today - This evening we transfer to the airport for our return overnight flight back to South Dakota.
Overnight Flight – Breakfast Included

Day 9
We arrive back into Rapid City late afternoon.
Arrive back in Rapid City, SD

Weather averages


Weather Hawaii


Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Thursday February 9th 2023
Ends: Friday February 17th 2023

What's Included

  • Includes round trip flights from Rapid City, SD, all transfers & Orchid Lei Greeting
  • 7 nights at the 4.5 Star Moana Surfrider in City View King or 2 Queen Room with Lanai / Balcony
  • Breakfast each day
  • Tour of the Arizona Memorial & the Battleship Missouri
  • Full Day Grand Circle Island Tour
  • Traditional Hawaiian Luau Dinner Feast with entertainment and dancing on a private beach
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise with Fireworks
  • Polynesian Cultural Center and evening Luau Supper & Entertainment plus the incredibly moving performance of the Breath of Life Show
  • Complimentary one day rental of GoPro camera
  • Enhanced WiFi access in public areas and guestrooms
  • Wi-Fi on Island: Complimentary rental of MiFi device
  • Daily Cultural Activities including hula lessons, lei making, history tour, and morning ocean ritual
  • Ukulele Lessons
  • Yoga: Start your morning in complete relaxation with yoga offered daily in a peaceful environment. Located in front of the Moana Surfrider.
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Fully Escorted and includes all taxes and fees

Pricing

  • Price: $5,995pp (double occupancy)
  • Upgrade to Oceanview Room: add $995pp

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $1,000pp due at time of booking
  • Further $1,000pp due September 30th
  • November 15th 2022 - Final Balance Due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Sunblock / tanning cream
  • Passports are not required for this tour
  • Photo ID is however required for the flights (Driver’s License)

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