Best of Hawaii: Oahu, Big Island and Maui
Join locals to explore Hawaii with an insider’s perspective, learning about unique island ecosystems, viewing lava at Volcanoes National Park and snorkeling colorful reefs in Lanai!
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Program No. 21586RJ
9 days
Starts at
9 days
8 nights
20 meals
8B 5L 7D
Class, Fly to Hilo, Nighttime Lava Viewing
Volcanoes National Park (Volcano), HI
Class, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park (Volcano), HI
Fly to Maui, Haleakala, Iao Valley
Kaanapali, HI (Island of Maui)
Free Day, Luau
Kaanapali, HI (Island of Maui)
Program Concludes
Kaanapali, HI (Island of Maui)
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At a Glance

Be immersed in the natural wonders, culture and history of America’s paradise — Hawaii! On this three-island adventure that begins on Oahu, journey along the breathtaking East Coast to marvel in the iconic natural beauty of Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay. Stay in lodging in Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, and cap off your learning adventure on Maui to experience the “moonscapes” of Haleakala National Park and the lush rainforests of Iao Valley State Park.
Activity Level
Walking 1-2 miles daily. Elevations of 4,000-10,023 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On the east coast of Oahu, learn about environmental projects at a historic fish pond and education center.
  • If conditions allow, enjoy nighttime lava viewing at Volcanoes National Park after others have gone home!
  • Snorkel along the dazzling coral reef in Lanai.
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Frank Lau
From serving in community development on the border of Mexico to developing an English curriculum for the Olympics at a 5-star hotel in Beijing, Frank’s life has fed his passion for the cross-cultural. Traveling has drawn him to fascinating locales across the globe, but his Hawaiian roots are perhaps strongest of all. His interest in Hawaiian culture and his desire to show his students an “insider’s” view of the Islands have made him a perfect match for Road Scholar’s Hawaii programs.
Frank Lau
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