New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa & Hawaii
Full Itinerary at bottom of this webpage
wai o tapu
Mamanuca Islands Tour
Siva Subramaniya Temple
Fiji Cultural Village
Museum of Samoa
Samoa Cultrual Villlage
Papaseea Sliding Rocks
Apia Samoa Temple
Cultural dinner & fire show
Relax at black Sand beach
PCC (including Lu'au)
Ala Moana shopping center
Diamond Head Volcano
Round-Trip Airfare from Los Angeles (and other select U.S. cities)
All Breakfasts, 5 Dinners & 1 Lunch
Accommodations: Beautiful Hotels in New Zealand, Fiji: Marriott Resort Momi Bay (on the beach), Samoa: Taumeasina Island Resort (on the beach), Oahu: Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore (across the street from the beach)
Activities listed on itinerary
Transportation on chartered bus
- per person (double occupancy)
+$1,399 for single supplement option
$800 deposit per traveler required (make below) to secure your spot
Full payment due 90 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip
No COVID Restrictions
Visa required for New Zealand & Samoa - cost not included as part of the package.
Your Host: Howard Burkholz
October 23-November 5, 2023
October 23 - November 5, 2023
Group size: 24
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Day One & Two
Today take a flight out of Los Angeles to New Zealand. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight before arriving at your big adventure!
Arrive into Auckland from Fiji. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most diverse city, referred to as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the fact it is set around a picturesque harbour where there are often many sailboats cruising along. You will be met by your Coach Captain and transferred to the Airedale Boutique Suites for your first night stay in New Zealand. En route to the hotel you will be taken on a brief sightseeing tour of Auckland showcasing the magnificent Auckland Harbour, seaside communities, city parks and waterfront. The Airedale Boutique Suites is located on Queen St in the heart of Aucklands cultural precinct. (Dinner)
Start your day by driving from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set, located in Matamata. Explore the charming world of hobbits and take a guided tour of the picturesque movie set. Afterwards, drive to Rotorua, where you can check-in at your hotel and relax for the evening. (Breakfast)
In Rotorua, experience the city's natural wonders with a tour of Te Puia, which includes geysers, mud pools, and the famous Pohutu geyser. Take a ride on the Skyline Rotorua Gondola and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top. End your day with a traditional Maori Hangi & Concert. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Get ready for an adventure at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, a geothermal attraction located near Rotorua, New Zealand. It features a range of colorful geothermal features, including the Champagne Pool, Artist's Palette, and the Lady Knox Geyser. Visitors can explore the park on a variety of walking tracks, with informative signage explaining the geothermal processes that created the landscape.
Next visit the Glowworm Caves which are located in Waitomo, a town about two hours' drive south of Rotorua. The caves are home to thousands of tiny glowworms that emit a blue-green light, creating a magical, starry effect on the cave walls and ceiling. Visitors can explore the caves on guided tours, which usually include a boat ride through the glowworm grotto. Some tours also offer other activities, such as black water rafting or abseiling. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today depart New Zealand and arrive in Fiji. Relax at the hotel. (Breakfast)
Today we will explore the Mamanuca Islands which are a group of small islands located off the coast of Fiji. They are known for their pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life by boat tour! Depart from the main island with stops at several of the islands, where you can swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach.
Next we will go on a sightseeing trip of Suva. Suva is the capital city of Fiji, located on the southeastern coast of the island of Viti Levu. It is known for its mix of modern and colonial architecture, bustling markets, and rich cultural heritage. (Breakfast)
Today we will visit three attractions that offer a diverse range of experiences for visitors to Fiji. The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple provides a unique insight into Hindu culture and spirituality, while the Downtown Local Market offers a glimpse into the daily lives of Fijians and the country's vibrant food and craft scene. The Fiji Cultural Village offers an immersive cultural experience, allowing visitors to learn about Fijian traditions and customs firsthand.
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, located in Nadi, Fiji, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its colorful architecture and intricate carvings. Visitors can explore the temple and learn about Hinduism and its traditions.
The Downtown Local Market, located in the heart of Suva, Fiji's capital city, is a vibrant market where locals come to buy and sell fresh produce, seafood, clothing, and handicrafts. Visitors can wander through the stalls, sample local foods, and shop for souvenirs.
The Fiji Cultural Village, located in Sigatoka, Fiji, offers visitors a glimpse into Fijian culture and traditions. The village features traditional Fijian bure houses, a meke dance performance, a kava ceremony, and a lovo feast. You will learn about Fijian history, customs, and way of life, and even participate in some of the activities. Next, transfer to the airport and fly to Samoa! (Breakfast)
Today we have a big day of visiting some fantastic sights which include:
The Museum of Samoa, located in the capital city of Apia, is a museum dedicated to showcasing the history, culture, and traditions of Samoa. The museum features exhibits on Samoan art, artifacts, and customs, including traditional crafts, music, and dance.
The Samoa Cultural Village, located on the outskirts of Apia, offers visitors the opportunity to experience traditional Samoan village life. Visitors can participate in cultural activities such as weaving, cooking, and traditional Samoan dancing, and learn about Samoan customs and traditions.
The Papaseea Sliding Rocks, located just outside of Apia, are a natural waterslide formed by a series of smooth rocks in the river. Visitors can slide down the rocks and swim in the clear pools of water, surrounded by lush jungle and scenic waterfalls.
The Apia Samoa Temple, located in the heart of Apia, is a beautiful temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitors can take a tour of the temple grounds and learn about the history and significance of the temple to the local Samoan community.
The Immaculate Conception Cathedral, also located in Apia, is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the late 1800s. The cathedral features beautiful stained glass windows, intricate carvings, and a peaceful atmosphere, making it a popular spot for visitors to reflect and pray.
These five attractions offer a diverse range of experiences for visitors to Samoa, from learning about Samoan history and culture at the Museum of Samoa to experiencing traditional village life at the Samoa Cultural Village, to enjoying natural waterslides and serene cathedrals.
Finish the night at a cultural dinner and fire show. What an amazing day! (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today we will visit four attractions that offer visitors to Samoa a mix of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. From hiking to waterfalls and walking along scenic coastal trails to relaxing on black sand beaches, there is something for everyone in Samoa.
Togitogigi Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall located on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. Visitors can take a hike through the lush rainforest to reach the waterfall and take a refreshing swim in the natural pool at the base of the falls.
The Lava Fields Coastal Walkway is a scenic walking trail that winds along the rugged coastline of the Samoan island of Savai'i. The trail takes visitors through ancient lava fields, offering stunning views of the ocean and surrounding landscape.
Visitors to Samoa can also relax at a black sand beach, such as the beach at Lalomanu on the island of Upolu. The black sand beaches in Samoa are created by volcanic activity and provide a unique and beautiful setting for
swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing.
Papapapatai Falls, located in the O le Pupu-Pue National Park on the island of Upolu, is a beautiful waterfall that drops over 100 meters into a natural pool below. Visitors can take a short hike through the rainforest to reach the falls and enjoy the stunning scenery. (Breakfast)
Enjoy some free -time this morning at your beautiful resort on the beach before checking out and flying to Hawaii. Travel back in time as you cross the international dateline, leave November 3, and arrive late on November 2 and transfer to the North Shore. (Breakfast)
Day Twelve (again)
We will spend the day at The Polynesian Cultural Center today which is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in learning about the cultures, traditions, and history of Polynesia.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a popular attraction located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The center showcases the cultures and traditions of the various Polynesian islands, including Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, and more.
Visitors to the Polynesian Cultural Center can experience traditional Polynesian arts, crafts, music, dance, and food. The center features several villages, each representing a different Polynesian culture, where visitors can participate in interactive activities and demonstrations. Enjoy your included Lu'au! (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today is a day of history, starting at Pearl Harbor which is a historic site located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Visitors to Pearl Harbor can tour the USS Arizona Memorial, which honors the 1,177 sailors and Marines who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The site also includes a museum that showcases the events of that day and the impact they had on the United States and the world.
Waikiki is a popular tourist destination on the island of Oahu. The area features a long stretch of beach, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Visitors to Waikiki can enjoy swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and other beach activities, as well as shopping and dining at the many establishments in the area. One popular spot to try local Hawaiian food is Patti's Kitchen, which offers a variety of plate lunches and other dishes.
The Ala Moana Shopping Center is a large outdoor shopping center located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The center features over 350 shops and restaurants, as well as a variety of entertainment options, including a movie theater and a performance stage.
Finally, visit Diamond Head, a volcanic crater located on the island of Oahu. Visitors to Diamond Head can hike to the summit of the crater for breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including Waikiki Beach and Honolulu. The hike is moderately strenuous and takes about 1-2 hours to complete. (Breakfast)
Transfer to the hotel to fly back home. Thank you for traveling with us, welcome home! (B)