& Stripes One Day Tour to Oahu
Fly from Maui to Oahu for
the day and journey to where the war began and ended
for the United States on this unique tour:
Memorial, the USS Missouri and the Punchbowl National
Cemetery of the Pacific.
Once you arrive on Oahu, you will first visit Pearl
Harbor and view the sunken hull of the battleship
The Arizona Memorial sits atop
her remains to commemorate the December 7, 1941, Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor.
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travel across the Ford Island Bridge to the Mighty
MO for a very special guided tour of the most celebrated
Enjoy lunch at the Mighty Mo snack bar. (Lunch not
included in price). Then it's on to Punchbowl for
an exclusive personalized tour of the National Cemetery
of the Pacific by a veteran from the American Legion.
Enjoy more of Hawaii's history as you pass Iolani
Palace, the Kamehameha Statue, the state capitol and
Then a visit to Waikiki for
shopping at the International Marketplace or a stroll
along famous Waikiki Beach before catching our flight
back to Kahului, Maui.
You may drive your own rental car to the airport,
or schedule round-trip transportation from your Maui
hotel for an additional $25.
Day Tour to Oahu includes:
Round trip airfare to Honolulu/Oahu and admissions.
Federal Security surcharge of $5.00 will be added.
We recommend that you bring bottled water and a snack
with you on the tour.
is held at the Mighty Mo snack bar (lunch is on your
own and is not included in the price of this tour).
Depart: Maui (Airport): 6:30 AM
Return: Maui (Airport): 6:45 PM
Children: $189 (ages 2-11)
Hotel to Airport roundtrip: $ 25
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Introduction to Oahu
Honolulu--America's 11th largest city--looks like any other
big metropolitan center with tall buildings. In fact, some
cynics refer to it as "Los Angeles West." But
within Honolulu's boundaries, you'll find rainforests, deep
canyons, valleys and waterfalls, a nearly mile-high mountain
range, coral reefs, and gold-sand beaches. The city proper--where
most of Honolulu's 850,000 residents live--is approximately
12 miles wide and 26 miles long, running east-west roughly
between Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor (you'll see Pearl
Harbor from the left side of your airplane on your final
approach into Honolulu International). It extends over seven
hills laced by seven streams that run to Mamala Bay.
Up close, Honolulu becomes exceedingly complex: Downtown,
street vendors sell papayas from a truck along skyscraper-lined
concrete canyons, where professional women wear muumuus
and carry briefcases. Joggers and BMWs rush by the United
States's only palace. Burly bus drivers sport fragrant white
ginger flowers on their dashboards, and Methodist churches
look like Asian temples. Doctors and dope dealers share
surfing spots, and the entire social spectrum spreads mats
edge to edge on a lawn to hear folksy Hawaiian music and
watch hula under the stars. Tokyo teenagers sun on the beach
in bikinis while their older Hawaiian cousins carry parasols
for shade, and waiters, if asked, will stand and recite
their 14 cultural antecedents in a tradition as old as Polynesia.
What is this place? The third world's American capital,
mankind's hope for the future, or just the stuff between
the airport and the beach at Waikiki? Watch out while you
find out; some cities tug at your heart, but Honolulu is
a whole love affair.
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