Insight Vacations Adds Hawaii to Gold Tour CatalogueAugust 3, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox
Insight Vacations has announced the addition of Hawaii to their luxury Gold Tour offerings for 2012.
The Hawaiian Dreams vacation is unique to Insight Vacations and can last for 10 or 12 days. Guests can stay in Banyan Oceanview rooms at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa in Honolulu, the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas on Maui, the Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii Island, and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
Insight includes almost everything in this Gold package, including headsets for all guided visits and all hotel service charges, taxes and porterage. Insight also takes the hassle out of getting from island to island by including airport transfers and inter-island airfare.
Highlights of the three or four-island Hawaiian Dreams include:
Oahu: Learn about Hawaii's former royalty on a guided tour of the Iolani Palace and explore downtown Honolulu. Honor those who gave their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial. Join a Veteran to tour the Punchbowl Cemetery. Meet one of Waikiki's famous beach boys and "talk story" about surfing.
Maui: Tour Alii Kula Lavender and sip lavender tea accompanied by lavender scones. Taste goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy and discover the secrets of the famed Maui sweet onions at Kula Country Farms (Insight exclusives). Be enlightened about the ever-active geology of the formation of the Hawaiian Archipelago with an expert naturalist.
Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, look out upon the caldera, walk through a lava tube and circle Kilauea. See Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikaua Church, and St. Michael's Catholic Church in historic Kailua. Visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Take a guided walk through coffee and macadamia nut orchards and visit the only cacao farm in America that grows, processes and produces chocolate. Learn about ranching in Hawaii at historic Anna Ranch. Enjoy a "Fun N Sun Activity Pass" – a $75 value per person.
Kauai (12 day tour): Enjoy views of Hanalei Bay; view the beautiful Opaekaa Falls and Spouting Horn blowhole and drive under the famous "Tunnel of Trees." Join a local artisan for an exclusive lesson on making authentic Hawaii lei. Explore Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
Prices for this new addition to the Insight Gold collection start at $3,750 land only, double occupancy for the 10 day tour, and $4,595 land only, double occupancy for the 12 day tour.