The Ultimate Hawaii Expedition/Retreat with R' David Fohrman

Jet off to Hawaii and discover fascinating history, dramatic scenery, cascading waterfalls, idyllic beaches, active volcanoes, and much more...
Location:
Dates:
05-13 December 2022 Optional 13-15 Dec.
Price:
$6950 [8 nights] or $8900 [10 nights] per person
Jet off to Hawaii and discover fascinating history, dramatic scenery, cascading waterfalls, idyllic beaches, active volcanoes, and much more...

With Kosher Travelers it's not just a vacation - it's a lifelong experience

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Date
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Departure / Arrival Time 
Monday
August 16
Tuesday
August 17
Wednesday
August 18
Thursday
August 19
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
August 22
Monday
August 23
Tuesday
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Wednesday
August 25
Daily Hawaii Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, December 5 Maui

Arrival in Maui & Stay at the Stunning 5-star Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel Resort, Wailea for 3 nights

Exotic traditional luau dinner at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel Resort, Wailea

We will be arriving on the beautiful island of Maui, and staying at the five-star Fairmont hotel in the fashionable Wailea area on South Maui. The hotel features several pools, quiet, secluded beach’s and lagoons, and a wide assortment of amenities, as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. We will be enjoying an exotic (kosher, of course!) luau dinner at night upon our arrival.

Day 2: Tuesday December 6  Maui Coast

Our two-day tour of Maui will begin with a morning stroll upon the renowned Wailea Coastal walk, past stunning 5-star hotels, glorious ocean views, and magnificent landscaping and scenery. We will then go up the coast to the old colonial capital of Lahaina, which is the shopping mecca of Maui. Our next destination will be the wild, rugged North Coast, which features breathtaking scenery and the famous Maui blowhole, that can be hiked to on a short excursion down to the coast. We will be taking a submarine tour of the reef off of Maui to see sunken ships and spectacular views of exotic tropical fish and sharks.We will complete our day with a tour of the animals and flora of Kosher Maui farm, followed by an elaborate home-cooked barbecue at the farm.

Day 3: Wednesday, December 7 Maui Upcountry

Our second day on Maui will feature an exciting trip up to an extinct volcano, Mt Haleakala, in the Upcountry area of Maui, a world away from the coastal region. This other-worldly landscape is an incredible experience where we will actually drive to the actual summit and look down into the caldera and surrounding areas. We will then go to the Makawao Artist Colony, where we will visit a wide array of art and glass galleries. Afterwards, we will climb down the mountain, and return to Wailea for a beachfront lunch, and a quick trip to a kosher ice cream store nearby. From there, we will go to secluded Makena Beach, to observe the sparkling water and beautiful surroundings, followed by a haunting visit to the Lava Fields at the end of the road, at the southern tip of the island. We will then return to an elegant dinner at Kosher Maui Farm.

Day 4: Thursday, December 8 Honolulu

Stay the Magnificent 5-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina for 3 nights,

Today we take a short flight to Oahu, where we will be staying at the magnificent 5-star Four Seasons Ko Alani Hotel Resort, on the quieter western shore of Oahu. Secluded beaches and lagoons, stunning ocean views, multiple swimming pools, sleek, contemporary accommodations, and first rate amenities will make this a stay to remember.

We will first pay tribute to the American servicemen who died at Pearl Harbor during World War II at the sobering USS Arizona memorial. From there, we will get a tour of Honolulu, Hawaii’s state capital, where we will visit the majestic Iolani Royal Colonial Palace, tour the renowned Waikiki area, and see some of the city’s most beautiful hotels and buildings. Finally, two optional tours will include shopping at the unique, beautifully landscaped Ala Moana outdoor shopping center, or alternatively, a visit to the exotic Honolulu Zoo.

Day 5: Friday, December 9 Tour of Oahu 

We start our second day in Oahu with a visit to the world famous Dole Plantation, where we will enjoy a host of enjoyable activities, and see a real working pineapple farm. We then will go through the dramatic Oahu mountains via the H3 highway, one of the most expensive and dramatically beautiful highways in the world. We will then circle back to the Nuuana Pali overlook, where we will see a breathtaking view of Oahu’s eastern shore. Afterwords, we will take the coastal Highway and stop at multiple scenic overlooks along the coast, until we reach Hawaii’s iconic symbol, Diamond Head, which we will climb for unforgettable sunset views of the island and Honolulu. Relax and Prepare for Shabbos

Day 6: Shabbos, December 10

Shabbos will be an unforgettable experience at the magical 5-star Four Seasons Ko Alani Hotel Resort. Beautiful venues will host sumptuous Shabbos meals, uplifting davening, fascinating lectures by Rabbi David Fohrman, and a beautiful afternoon tiyul to the surrounding grounds and coastal area.

Day 7: Sunday, December 11 Kauai 

Stay at the Beautiful 5-star Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort for 2 nights

We check out and fly to the most magical part of Hawaii, Kauai, the Garden Isle, where we will be staying at the spectacular oceanfront 5-star Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort. We will first visit the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, often known as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Afterwards, we will take off on a memorable boat ride to the world famous Na Pali coast, widely regarded as the most magnificent coastlines on the planet. Dinner will be an oceanfront kosher luau at the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort

Day 8, Monday, December 12 Kauai

Our second day on Kauai will feature a visit to the Kauai museum for a fascinating look at the history of the island, as well as a trip to Waimea falls. Optional helicopter tours of the island will also be available, which promise breathtaking aerial views of Na Pali Coast, as well as the stunning scenery of the island’s interior. We will all together then travel to the stunning Waimea canyon, and then take a short hike at the end of the road in the Pihea Trail through a magical rain forest.

OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT EXTENSION TO THE BIG ISLAND

Day 9: Tuesday, December 13 Hilo

Check out and Airport Tranfer for those on the 8 night package

Stay at 5-star Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo for 2 nights

We will arrive into Hilo, the capital of Hawaii, the “Big Island”. We will first visit Lili’uokalani Park,  a beautiful Japanese garden park next to our hotel, the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo We will then go next to the Oceanside Hilo Tropical botanical gardens, with dramatic landscaping, waterfalls, and ocean views, followed by a short stop at Hilo’s spectacular Rainbow Falls. From there, we will travel to the 13,800 ft Mauna Kea volcano, where we will see an unbelievably beautiful sunset in the sky, after which we will have a ranger-guided star and galaxy tour in one of the most remote stargazing locations in the world.

Day 10: Wednesday, Dec 14 Hilo

The final day of the tour will feature an unforgettable day of visiting areas that were devastated by the Mount Kilauea eruption  of 2020, with lava flows, destroyed roads, and a visit to Isaac Hale Beach. This area was transformed by the volcano to a black sand beach surrounded by 10 foot high lava walls. We will enjoy the therapeutic waters of the hot and warm mineral water pools that were created there by the eruption,  as well as the spectacular ocean cliffs in nearby Mackenzie State Park.

We will then end our tour with an unforgettable trip to Volcano National Park, where we will have an afternoon tour of Mt Kilauea, finishing off with a nighttime viewing of the fiery activity of the volcano, glowing bright orange and red in the clear, dark Hawaiian sky, an experience no one will ever forget.

Day 11 - Thursday, December 15

Breakfast followed Check out and Airport Transfer for Departure home

What's included?
  • Three delicious Glatt Mehadrin kosher meals per day, including packed lunches for day tours 
  • A complete touring itinerary with a local English-speaking guide.
  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach bus.
  • Kosher Traveler’s exclusive program and a complete Shabbat program 
  • All entrance fees for sites on the tour itinerary.
  • 5-star rated accommodations.
  • Three Internal flights

What's not included?

  • International flights 
  • Travel insurance - comprehensive travel & health insurance is compulsory.
  • Entry visa if required.

 

Kashrut information

Kosher Travelers is committed to providing all meals of the highest quality and under strict kosher supervision. 


International Flights & Global Travel, Health & Luggage Insurance
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance covering trip cancellation, medical emergencies and luggage is mandatory at the time of reservation.
  • Israeli Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance. Contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp.
  • USA & Canadian Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends www.traveldefend.com Ph Josh: 18005782871 info@traveldefend.com
  • Arrangements and cost of International flights are not included.
  • We recommend the following Travel & Flight Consultants
  • Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il
  • Ruth Berman of Ofakim +97225362163 or  ruth@ofakim.co.il

What kind of crowd should I expect?

The common denominator of our clients is that they cherish Shabbat and Kashrut observance without compromises.

We attract a diverse group of Jewish and English-speaking guests from across the globe and encourage an accepting atmosphere among all our guests.

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

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The Ultimate Expedition/Retreat to Hawaii

Striking Landscapes

Scrumptious Kosher Cuisine

Featuring Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman is the founder and CEO of Aleph Beta, a non-profit media company that produces high-quality Torah videos, highlighting a unique methodology in studying Torah text in a way that is both intellectually rigorous and emotionally engaging. Rabbi Fohrman also lectures internationally on Biblical themes. He served as a senior writer and editor for ArtScroll’s Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud and taught Biblical themes at Johns Hopkins University. Rabbi Fohrman’s recorded lectures and animated videos are available at alephbeta.org. His published works include Genesis: A Parsha CompanionThe Beast That Crouches at the DoorThe Queen You Thought You Knew, and The Exodus You Almost Passed Over. Find his material on this site by checking out the Aleph Beta page on this site.

Pricing

Accommodations

5-star rated accommodations. Pricing is based per person on a double occupancy basis. Please inquire about single and triple supplements.
Pricing
$6950. Single Room Supplement: $1000.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

There is a $1000 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund. Please see our full terms & conditions page for more details.

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