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Hawaii Retreat- November 2020
November 13-20, 2020

$2,995 USD

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Join us for an amazing Hawaiian retreat on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Your trip includes a stay in a private suite in a beautiful ocean view villa with pool. We will explore all that the island has to offer including volcanos, beaches, waterfalls, flora, history and more. Our villa is located in the Kona area allowing us opportunities to visit this charming beach town, nearby coffee plantations, breathtaking beaches and more. The villa allows us the opportunity to cook amazing homemade meals for our group inspired by our Italian heritage while incorporating the flavors from the bounty of the Hawaiian Islands. For those of you wishing to add to your trip, we can incorporate plein air art lessons, photography, group yoga or relaxing spa treatments.


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*Please click on each day to view daily itinerary.

DAY 1:Fly to Kona International Airport

Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transported to your resort. This evening we will enjoy a welcoming group dinner at our villa.

DAY 2: Beach & Coffee Plantation

After a filling breakfast, we will visit one of the beautiful nearby beaches this morning. In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to visit a historic Kona coffee plantation. This evening, we enjoy a group meal at the villa filled with live music.

DAY 3: Volcano Day Trip

No trip to the big island is complete without a visit to its famous volcano. We will leave the villa this morning for our volcano adventure with lots of fun stops along the way. As we head to the south shore of the island, we will stop to visit a small family run coffee and macadamia nut farm. We will take in the turtles relaxing on a gorgeous black sand beach and reach Volcanos National Park with plenty of time to explore this amazing National Park. Today lunch at a local bakery will be included and dinner at the villa this evening.

DAY 4: Kona & Boat Cruise

Today will be the perfect day to explore Kona. We will have time for shopping, visiting its historical sites or just enjoying the views while sipping an amazing Mai Tai at the Kona Inn. In the late afternoon, we will catch a delightful sunset dinner cruise from the harbor which will take us down the coast to the Captain Cook memorial and back.

DAY 5: Waterfall Day Trip

Today we will enjoy our second full-day excursion to visit some of the beautiful waterfalls on the Big Island. You will be amazed by the views overlooking the Waipi’o Valley, the waterfalls, rainbows and amazing flora. We will stop along the way upcountry for a tasty burger, some local sweet treats and eclectic towns that dot this side of the island. Dinner will be another memorable meal back at the villa.

DAY 6: Beaches & Artist Colony

Today will be another relaxing day exploring local beaches and galleries in a nearby artist colony.

DAY 7: Kona

Enjoy your last day visiting Kona, relaxing at the villa or at a nearby local beach.

Day 8: Departure

Today we will say goodbye to our big island paradise.



INFORMATION

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Price:$ 2,995 USD per person (double occupancy)

Single Supplement: $ 1,150 USD

Pre and Post Night Extensions Available

What is included in the price

  • Airport transfer upon arrival and departure
  • A private suite in an ocean view villa
  • Transportation and entrances throughout the trip
  • Breakfast everyday
  • Lunch on Day 2 & 5
  • Dinner every evening
  • Tickets for boat cruise

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Tips for drivers and guides
  • Additional add-on activities such as painting lessons, photography lessons or sessions, spa treatments, etc.

MORE INFO

Please check here for the latest Covid-19 travel updates

Dear Friends & Travelers,

The safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority.

We have been closely monitoring the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad. Based on the latest developments, we have made the difficult decision, in coordination with our trip hosts and partners, to reschedule all departures starting on or before December 31, 2020.

We want to assure you that we are making every effort to do the right thing for our clients, partners, and local vendors in this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to sharing our passion for experiencing the world with you by offering the following options:

1. Join your group’s alternate date
We are offering each of our affected groups a future alternate date and will gladly transfer your reservation to this date.
2. Reschedule your trip on a different Customized Journeys departure
If the alternate date for your program does not work for you, we are happy to work with you to find a different date, private trip, or future program that will suit your needs and interests.
3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC)
If your preference is to wait to make a decision, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

We share your disappointment and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. As the situation continues to evolve, we have learned that what makes sense today may be different tomorrow. Our planning could be further adjusted, and we will update you as we continue to work through developments. In the meantime, we’d like you to know that we are reviewing every aspect of how we run our trips with the intent of safeguarding the health and well-being of our clients.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information to help with your decision process.

Thank you for your commitment and understanding.

The Customized Journeys team