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...
05-15 December 2022
$8900 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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Daily Hawaii Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, December 5 Maui

Arrival Day: Maui Kahului Airport (OGG) Transfer to the Stunning 5-star Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel Resort, Wailea for 3 nights

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. After check in, relax and refresh we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the banquet room at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel Resort, Wailea

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. We then stop for a beachfront lunch, and kosher ice cream. We then enjoy a submarine tour of the reef off of Maui to see sunken ships and spectacular views of exotic tropical fish and sharks. We next visit 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 head to a private traditional Hawaiian Dinner at the premises of Maui Chabad and enjoy a unique Hawaiian Luau show.

Day 3: Wednesday, December 7 Maui Upcountry

Today we start our tour at the secluded Makena Beach, to stroll and observe the sparkling water and beautiful surroundings, followed by a haunting visit to the Lava Fields, at the southern tip of the island. We then continue with 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 summit and look down into the caldera and surrounding areas. For the adventurous track we will be offering a dramatic Maui road bike tour down the Mountain as an option. We then head for our lunch break combined with a special tour of the animals and flora of Kosher Maui farm and hear their story. We will then go to the Makawao Artist Colony, where we will visit a wide array of art and glass galleries. We then head back for our elaborate dinner at the premises of Maui Chabad

Day 4: Thursday, December 8 Honolulu

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

This morning we take a 30min 9.20AM Southwest flight from Kahului (OGG) to Honolulu (HNL) Ohau, 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, and the renowned Waikiki area and see some of the city’s most beautiful hotels and buildings including the Iolani Royal Palace. We then continue with either free time at the unique, beautifully landscaped Ala Moana outdoor shopping center, or alternatively, a visit to the exotic Honolulu Zoo. At 4.30PM we will drive to to Hawaii’s iconic symbol, Diamond Head, which we will see unforgettable sunset views of the island and Honolulu. Private Dinner at Waikiki's only Kosher Restaurant.

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 drive through the dramatic Oahu mountains via the H3 highway, one of the most expensive and dramatically beautiful highways in the world and visit the Ho'Omaluhi Botanical Gardens for a lunch stop. We will then take a scenic drive  where we will see a breathtaking and dramatic view of Oahu’s eastern shore as we head back to the hotel. Time for relaxation and preparation 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

This morning we take a 30 min 9:50AM flight from Honolulu (HNL) to Lihue (LIH) 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 head to Old Koloa Town via the Tree Tunnel and enjoy some free time to explore the historic town and souvenier shopping. We then experience a memorable sunset Catamaran ride to the world famous Na Pali coast, widely regarded as the most magnificent coastline on the planet. Dinner will be in the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort Banquet Room.

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 then travel to the strikingly beautiful Waimea canyon, and then take a stroll or adventourous hike in the Pihea Trail through a magical rain forest. Head back to hotel for Dinner

Day 9: Tuesday, December 13 Hilo

Breakfast, Check Out and 9.30AM Airport Transfer 


Stay at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo for 2 nights

After Breakfast and Check out, we board our 11.20AM flight from Lihue (LIH) to Hilo Intl (ITO) via Honolulu (HNL). Upon arriving to Hilo, the capital of Hawaii, the "Big Island", we visit Hilo’s spectacular Rainbow Falls. Then we drive to the 13,800ft Mauna Kea volcano, where we will see an unbelievably beautiful sunset in the sky, after which we will have a star galaxy tour in one of the most remote stargazing locations in the world. We then head to our hotel for check in and dinner

Day 10: Wednesday, Dec 14 Hilo

The final day of the tour will feature an unforgettable visit to Lili’Uokalani Park,  a beautiful Japanese garden park and the extraordinary Banyan Circle next to our hotel, the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo. From there, we visit areas that were devastated by the Mount Kilauea eruption  of 2020, with lava flows, destroyed roads, and the haunting 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. We head to the hotel for farewell dinner.

Day 11 - Thursday, December 15

Breakfast followed Check out and Airport Transfer to Hilo Intl (ITO) for your Departure flights 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.
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    • Arrangements and cost of International flights are not included.
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    • KOSHER TRAVELERS CANCELLATION FEES AND REFUNDS POLICY:If guest cancels their reservation the following cancellation fees apply:
      • 90 days prior a full refund is payable less $100 admin. per room
      • 45-90 days prior a full refund is payable less $500 per room
      • Within 45 days there is no refund.
      • If government-imposed lockdown of hotel or airport full refund less $100 admin. per person

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.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

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Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour!

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The Ultimate Expedition/Retreat to Hawaii

Imu Shalev

Imu Shalev is the CEO at Aleph Beta. He works closely with Rabbi David Fohrman and a team of writers, producers and animators on creating podcasts and video presentations for the meaningful study of Biblical text. Immanuel hosts  "Into the Verse" with Rabbi Fohrman, a podcast dedicated to exploring textual themes in the Parsha. Imu also served as Executive Producer and brand consultant for Mayim Bialik's YouTube and social media channels. Immanuel previously served as a singer and Director of the Maccabeats and wrote and produced the viral video "Candlelight" with over 16 million hits on youtube. He is passionate about bringing meaning to Jewish education through the medium of podcast, video and technology. Immanuel graduated from Fordham Law school, and Yeshiva University.

Striking Landscapes

Jet off to Hawaii and discover fascinating history, dramatic scenery, cascading waterfalls, idyllic beaches, active volcanoes, and much more...

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 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.



5-star rated accommodations. Pricing is based per person on a double occupancy basis. Please inquire about single and triple supplements.
$6950. Single Room Supplement: $4000

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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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