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Kaanapali Beach Hotel Kaanapali Beach Hotel Maui

9-Day, 4-Island
LDS Church History Tour in Hawaii

A Fully-Escorted, Educational and Inspirational Adventure!

Day 1.

Arrive and settle into your room at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, known as "Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel".

Day 2.

Introduction and complimentary breakfast at your resort.

We begin each day with a hymn and prayer in the Hawaiian language. (Sacrament Meeting on Sunday).

Follow the First Mormon Missionaries in 1850 as we learn of the Hawaiian people's connections with the people of the Book of Mormon. Travel to "The House of the Sun", Maui's 10,000 ft. breathtaking, Haleakala Crater National Park.

Stop at the sacred site of Pulehu Chapel, where miraculous events have occurred along with the first LDS baptisms in the Hawaii.

Picnic lunch at a valley-view park on the slopes of Haleakala, accompanied by ukulele serenade and poi-pounding demonstration.

Upcountry scenic drive, through Paniolo town and along Maui's famous North Shore surf break, learning of the similarities between some Hawaiian legends and Old Testament events.

Return to Hotel around 5:00 PM.

Haleakala

"House of the Sun" Haleakala Crater on the Isand of Maui

Pulehu Chapel

Pulehu Chapel in beautiful Upcountry Kula Maui

Day 3.

Enjoy a walking tour of Lahaina town, the ancient capitol of the islands and historic whaling port. See where a future Prophet of the Church drowned in the surf.

Shopping and lunch on your own, then meet at 12:30 at the ferry for the short ride to the island of Lanai, the original site of "Zion of the Pacific" before a renegade leader caused "Zion" to be moved to another island.

Stop at the Monument dedicated to the early Hawaiian Pioneer Saints and their "Mauna Pohaku" (Rocky Mountain) Misssionaries.

Visit the grand Koele Lodge for a stroll through the Orchid Gardens.

Explore the new Lanai Culture and Heritage Center. Lanai Culture and Heritage Center

Early dinner at the historic Hotel Lanai.

Moonlight Ferry ride back to Maui, arriving at your hotel by 8 PM.


Lahiana Town

The Historic Whaling Village of Lahaina Maui

the Lodge at Koele

The Four Seasons Resort - The Lodge at Koele

Iao valley

Iao Valley State Park on the Island of Maui

Day 4.

Visit Iao Valley State Park, burial ground of ancient Hawaiian Royalty. Take a short walk into the rainforest and learn how the early missionaries scaled these mountains to find a people prepared by culture, traditions, and visions to receive the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Lunch at historic Wailuku town then fly away to the Big Island of Hawaii.

Arrive at Kona, settle into your ocean view room at the Keauhou Beach Resort. Explore the tide pools and heiau on the site.

8 PM For those who are interested, gather on the veranda for a Fireside on "Ancient Polynesian Oral Genealogy".

Day 5

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet.

Journey to Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, traveling along the scenic Haumakua Coast, passing through the largest ranch in the United States, the Parker Ranch.

Stop at Akaka Falls for a short walk to this amazing waterfall.

Lunch at Coconut Grill on the Bay at historic Hilo town. Continue up the mountain to Kileaua Crater, a wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes and fern forests. Hear the account of the Hawaiian Princess who defied the power of the Hawaiian goddess, Pele, by offering to jump into the inferno to prove her zealous faith in the new Christian God.

More faith-promoting stories of the early Saints and Missionaries of Hawaii.

Back to hotel by 8 PM.

Volcano National Park

Volcan National Park on the island of Hawaii

Akaka Falls on the Island of Hawaii

Akaka Falls on the island of Hawaii

Day 6.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet.

Those who plan to attend the Kona Hawaii Temple meet in the lobby at 8 AM, with your Temple Clothes, to attend the 9 AM session.

Spend the afternoon exploring the west side of the island, including Kealakekua Bay (Pathway of God), where Captain Cook was the first contact with Europe. The Hawaiians mistook him for Lono, the white god who visited, taught, healed, and promised to return.

Stop at the famous Catholic "Painted Church", on the way to the Puuhonua O Honaunau National Park. Learn of the similarities between this Hawaiian "City of Refuge" and that of the Jewish culture.

Back to your hotel by 5 PM.

Day 7.

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet.

Check out of your room by 9 AM. Fly to Honolulu.

In the Big City, pass by America's one and only Royal residence, Iolani palace. See where the Islands were dedicated for the preaching of the Gospel and to the Pali Lookout for views of the east side of the island and the dramatic story of the uniting of the Hawaiian islands by the first king, Kamehameha. Circle the familiar Diamond Head Crater.

Settle into your room at the Marina Resort at the Ilikai, within walking distance of world famous Waikiki beach.

Enjoy and optional evening session at Laie Hawaii Temple.

Kona LDS Temple

Kona Hawaii Temple

City of Refuge

City of Refuge

Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace Honolulu

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Monument on the island of Oahu

Day 8.

A full day of adventure! First stop at Pearl Harbor Memorial Park and a boatride to the moving Arizona Monument.

Pass North Shore's famous Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Pipeline surf spots. Hear of the miraculous events of the establishment of this "Zion of the Pacific" as we arrive in Laie.

See the striking Laie Hawaii Temple, the first one outside of the continental United States. Learn of the prophecy that brought to pass Brigham Young University-Hawaii campus.

Your day ends with 8 hours at the spectacular Polynesian Cultural Center, with its 7 villages, Canoe Pageant, Luau Dinner and the planet's Best Polynesian Revue.

Back to your hotel by 11 PM.

Day 9.

Sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast, take a final walk on the beach, do some last minute souvenir shopping then check out of your hotel for the flight back to your home.

An old tradition in Hawaii is to throw your lei into the ocean, ensuring that you'll return one day to Hawaii nei!

Cost:

$2895.00 per person, based on double occupancy.

Includes all Airfares, Ferry Ticket, Entrance Fees,

Day Tours, 5 Meals and one Outstanding Luau!

Ask about childrens pricing.

Laie LDS Temple

Laie LDS Temple

Polynesian Cultural Center

Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center

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of Hawaiian Traditions Tours

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