Road Trip: California Sunshine and Hawaiian Dreams
19 Days from $ 8,690 / person
California’s sunshine-drenched landscapes and Hawaii’s lush and pristine islands are a match made in heaven! Experience the magic of San Francisco from land, water, and air. Pedal to the city’s most iconic landmarks, hop on a ferry ride, and experience the city from up above on a helicopter ride. Next, head to Napa, where you will get to experience the region’s picturesque vineyards and award-winning wines. Yosemite’s grandeur will move you while quaint Carmel will charm you. Sail along the Santa Barbara coast, the cool Pacific breeze caressing your entire being. The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles present a refreshing change to what you’ve experienced so far. There is no resisting the picture-postcard beaches and water adventures in Hawaii! Jump into the waters off Kailua in Oahu and witness a magical underwater world. More water adventures await you in Maui. Soak in some rays, take in unforgettable views of the islands from vista points and explore its lush interiors on hikes and jungle explorations.
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Set yourself up for a fiesta of cultural and natural delights when you are in San Francisco. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, this eclectic city is home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge spanning the frequently fog-covered strait that connects the Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
Personalized Bike Tour of Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito Explore the San Francisco waterfront and the picturesque town of Sausalito by bicycle. Follow your private guide along the vibrant waterfront and take in beautiful views of the parklands and beaches. Pedal leisurely across California’s most famous landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge, on a wide bike path. Get a spectacular sight of the city’s landscape in all its glory, with the ocean to your left, the San Francisco Bay to your right, and the Marin headlands directly ahead. Descend down into the quaint town of Sausalito, which is home to many art galleries, unique shops and restaurants serving delicious food. Stop to have a cup of coffee at a cafe on the charming main street Bridgeway or pop into a restaurant for a cold drink and a hearty lunch. Drop your bike off in Sausalito and enjoy a scenic ferry ride back across the Bay to the city. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfers; Meals Not Included; Bottled Water, Sausalito Bike Drop and Return Ferry Ticket Included; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen and sport shoes; Don’t forget to carry your camera).
Group Tour of Sausalito with Helicopter Flight Discover the many facets of the pretty town of Sausalito on this fun, half-day tour. Start with a bird’s eye view of the town from a ‘Vista’ helicopter. After touching down, drive to one of the top spots in town for a delicious lunch. From there, you can take a stroll to visit the town’s art galleries before heading to board a ferry. Capture the stunning coastline of Sausalito from the sea as you head back towards San Francisco. (Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide, lunch & ferry ride; Please inform us of your food allergies in advance; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that return transfer from the ferry terminal to the hotel will not be provided; A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity.)
Sprawling across the grape-growing regions of Californian counties, the Wine Country is also known as North Coast AVA or American Viticultural Area. Breathe in the balmy air of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys as you drive through towering redwood forests.
Personalized Napa Valley Winery Tour Enjoy an exclusive winery tour in one of the world’s most famous wine regions, the Napa Valley, accompanied by your private guide. Head through the lush valley in an SUV at a relaxed pace and marvel at the beautiful countryside scenery and picturesque landscapes. Visit some of the best wineries of the region, stroll through the vineyards and chat with your hosts. Your guide will lead you through each winery and tell you all about the wine-making process. Sample award-winning wines with cheese and crackers while gazing at dramatic views of the valley floor. On your way back, stop at viewpoints where you can capture the rolling vineyards, a perfect end to this unforgettable tour. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals & Tasting Fees at Wineries Not Included; Cheese & Cracker Platter and 15% Gratuities Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses and shoes; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that wineries visited will depend on availability. The tasting fees average around $45‐65 per person with many wineries at higher cost. Guests can expect to visit 3 wineries, each tasting lasting about 1.5 hours).
Nestled amid the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Yosemite National Park beckons with its array of magnificent natural treasures. Witness the majesty of giant sequoia trees that have stood sentinel over the rugged landscape for centuries.
Personalized Hike in Taft Point and Sentinel Dome Hike through the beautiful wilderness of Yosemite National Park to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Set out with a professional, medically-trained guide along the Glacier Point Road at 7800 ft and pass through a red fir forest known to be a prime black bear habitat. Ascend three hundred feet above the trailhead on gently sloping granite slabs to the top of the Sentinel Dome, from where you can see magnificent views of Yosemite Valley and the high country of the park. Continue on through the forest and wildflower-filled meadows of the Pohono Trail, which runs along the southern rim of Yosemite Valley. Arrive at Taft Point and the Fissures, which offer spectacular views of the Cathedral Rocks, El Capitan and other landmarks of Western Yosemite Valley. Hike back through the mixed conifer forest to make a complete loop of the area back to the trailhead, ending this exciting tour! (Duration: Full Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & No Transfers; Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch Included; Trekking Equipment & Poles Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes).
The picturesque beach town of Carmel lies tucked away in a corner of the Monterey Peninsula. Savor the seaside air along the Scenic Bluff Path that takes you from the fine white sands of Carmel Beach to the wildlife attractions of Carmel River State Beach.
Santa Barbara is a slice of Mediterranean charm along the central Californian coast, framed by the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains and verdant vineyards in the distance. The city conjures up sunny images of swaying palms, azure blue ocean, Spanish colonial haciendas with red-tiled roofs and bright bougainvillea.
Personalized Yacht Tour of Santa Barbara Spend a couple of hours cruising on a Catalina 27’ yacht in beautiful Montecito. Capture stunning views of the sunny Santa Barbara coastline from the ocean. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins in the water, as Montecito Bay is well-known for whale sightings! Feel the relaxing sea breeze and look out to the sparkling water to bask in the experience. You could even get a closer look at the work of staying afloat and have an informative chat with your captain. (Duration: 2 hours; Private Activity; Included: Guide; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that special/higher rates could apply on holidays.)
Discover the glittering attractions of Los Angeles, dubbed the City of Angels. Marvel at the iconic Hollywood sign and high-profile studios like Universal and Warner Bros. Stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and spot your favorite celebrity’s name on the star-studded Walk of Fame.
Personalized Tour of Los Angeles Explore the major attractions of Los Angeles on this tour of the city. Start at the famous Disney Concert Hall and then head to Olvera Street. Stroll along the bustling street, lined with local shops selling souvenirs and curios from all over the world. Proceed on towards that dream destination: Hollywood. Stop at Mulholland Drive to take pictures of the iconic Hollywood sign. Carry on to Hollywood Boulevard to see the Walk of Fame and the Dolby Theater. If you opt for the full day tour, then visit more places of interest, including the Griffith House of Blues, Saddle Ranch, Viper Room, the Roxy Theater and Sunset Plaza. (Duration: Half Day or Full Day; Private Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that this activity accommodates a maximum of 6 people.)
Group Tour of Farmers Market in Los Angeles Experience the hustle and bustle of the famous Los Angeles Farmers’ Market on this trip. Visit the original Farmers’ Market and then head on to West 3rd Street, lined with local stores. Take a look at the fresh produce on sale as storeowners go about their brisk business. Take the opportunity to get a taste of the local flavours and linger at each of the stores to check out the goodies. (Duration: 2.5 hours; Shared Activity with Transfers; Included: Guide & tastings; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that you will need to walk some distance; Please bring comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses & hats; Don’t forget to bring your camera; Please note that Children 4 and under are free provided they do not participate in tastings; Please note that this Activity is available on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 9.30am. Tour length: 1 mile with 10 tasting stops; A minimum of 4 people are required for this activity.)
Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island, has a rich cultural history, stunning beaches and pristine tropical landscapes. Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, and the naval base of Pearl Harbor are located here. Iconic Waikiki beach overlooks Diamond Head crater.
Group Tour: Kailua Beach and Sea Turtle Adventure Take time out to swim with sea turtles at the beautiful Kailua beach. Spend a day relaxing in the warm waters off Kailua, one of the region’s top snorkeling destinations. Don your gear and dive in to explore the wonders of the underwater world. Ride the waves on your boogie board and later, soak up some sun on the white sand beach. Fuel up with a hearty picnic lunch as you take in the scenic beauty of your surroundings. At the end of the day, return to your hotel in Waikiki. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity & Transfers; Picnic Lunch Included; Fitness Level: Easy. Snorkeling gear, boogie board, and life jacket will be provided. This tour is not available on Sundays and select holidays.)
‘The Valley Isle,’ as Maui is also known, is the second-largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, renowned for its world-famous beaches and incredible scenery. Explore Lahaina, the erstwhile capital of Hawaii and a surfers’ paradise.
Group Tour: Maalaea Snorkeling Cruise from Maui Molokini, just few nautical miles away from Maui, is an extinct volcanic crater and a world-class snorkeling destination. On this day-long snorkeling cruise, explore Hawaii’s only island marine sanctuary that is home to more than 250 species of fish and 38 species of coral. Set sail from Maalaea Harbor aboard a double-decker luxury catamaran. Relish a continental breakfast in the shaded interior cabin, then head to the top deck to spot abundant marine life including humpback whales during winter. Accompanying marine naturalists will offer you safety instructions and then join you on the underwater exploration. Cruise around the crater’s rugged back wall inhabited by a variety of birds like the wedge-tailed shearwaters and Bulwer’s petrels. Sail to your second snorkeling location, Turtle Arches, known for its many Hawaiian green sea turtles and underwater lava arches. If you don’t wish to venture underwater, you can take advantage of the water slide and glass-bottom viewing windows. Finally, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before returning to Maui. (Duration: Full Day; Shared Activity; Transfers are not included; Includes: Premium snorkel gear with optical masks for eyeglass wearers, flotation devices, and certified marine naturalists; Meals included: Breakfast, barbecue lunch, sodas, juices and water; Please note that vegetarian and gluten-free meals available on request; Fitness Level: Easy).
You will be transferred from your hotel to Maui Kahului airport in an airport shuttle bus (duration: 20-40 min)
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