AAA Travel introduces one of our newest partner additions, Audley Travel. With trips to more than 80 destinations across the world, Audley's mission is to offer you the most unique, meaningful and personalized travel experience possible. Each trip is handcrafted down to the finest details - your tastes, budget and interests by a country specialist with extensive firsthand knowledge of your desired destination. Experts share their passion, advice and commitment to quality to design an authentic travel experience that stays with you long after you return home.
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What You May See:
Black-sand beaches lapped by Pacific-blue waves, verdant jungles and starkly bare lava fields, vibrant coral reefs teeming with sea life and a night sky spangled with stars — this active itinerary takes advantage of the archipelago’s distinctive landscapes and ecologies, while leaving lots of time to relax by Maui’s white-sand beaches. You’ll feel the heat of the Kilauea Volcano, snorkel with sea turtles and dolphins – and if you visit between January and March, you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.
Explore Maui's white-sand beaches.
Experience the heat of Kilauea Volcano.
Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.
Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.
The Audley Way:
Browse ideas on the Audley website, then speak to a country specialist to gain firsthand advice and start planning your trip. A conversation with a country specialist will ensure they understand who you are and what you want.
Your specialist will design a full itinerary based on your tastes and interests. They will work with you to perfect the trip until every detail is just right. The itinerary will reflect your requests as well as incorporate the specialist's local insight.
After confirming your plans, your specialist will be on hand to answer any questions you have and provide helpful tips to prepare for your departure.
The adventure begins. Audley's service continues throughout your trip while abroad, you'll be in the capable hands of Audley's partners and have access to support 24-hours a day.
Nobody will be more excited to hear about your trip than your Country Specialist. They'll call you upon your return to see how things went and suggest a cure or two for any remaining wanderlust. Audley will be ready to help you start planning the next adventure.
Sample Itinerary - Hawaii: Elemental landscapes ~ 9 nights ~ All breakfasts
Day 1: Big Island
Today you begin your journey by boarding your outbound flight to The Big Island of Hawaii. On arrival, pick up your car and drive to your hotel on the coast and relax for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Big Island
Today you can explore the beautiful Kohala Coast. This evening, enjoy a Manta Ray night snorkel — an amazing chance to swim with these amazing underwater creatures.
Day 3: Big Island
Today you may wish to relax in Waikoloa and observe the strange volcanic beauty of the island. You can drive north to the small town of Hawi, or south to Kona. Make sure to visit a coffee plantation for some delicious local coffee.
Day 4: Big Island
At your leisure, move from the western side of the island to the east. Arrive at your hotel in the heart of the National Park. Relax in the lovely tropical eastern coast of the island for the rest of the day. At your leisure, move from the eastern side of the island to the west. Arrive on the coast and relax at your hotel for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Big Island
Today you will be met by your private guide. He will take you around the park and you will be able to ask questions on the geology, landscape, culture and history that has shaped this National Park.
Day 6: Big Island
After a leisurely breakfast make your way to the airport for your flight to Maui. On arrival pick up your rental car and drive to your oceanfront hotel, an idyllic location for you to relax at for the next four nights.
Day 7: Maui
Spend a full day exploring everything Maui has to offer. Take a tour to Haleakala National Park to see Maui's highest peak, or visit Iao Valley State Park, home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200 ft Lao Needle. Alternatively, you could spend time in Lahaina, which is a historic whaling village and one of the most lively spots on Maui.
Day 8: Maui
Today you will go on a tour to see the turtles swimming in the ocean off the coast of Makena Bay on the south western part of the island, with a chance to see the tropical fish and maybe even a black tip shark in the Molokini Crater. This afternoon you might like to take the car and drive up to the top of Haleakala Volcano where you can watch the sunset.
Day 9: Maui
Driving Maui's Road to Hana can be a highlight of your visit to the island. The road is full of hairpin turns and scenic overlooks, framed by lush rainforest scenery and dotted with tumbling waterfalls. There are hundreds of birds which nest in the rainforest, so it's well worth taking a good camera and some binoculars.
Day 10: Flight Home
Return your car at the airport this morning for your return flight home.
Terms and Conditions:
Rates vary by departure date and selected experiences. Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy, exclusive of international airfare. They are intended as a broad indication of how much you should budget for a similar trip. Your trip can be customized to match your preferred budget, interests, trip duration, departure date and accommodation style. The deposit price is 5% of the total cost of the tailor-made tour. Call a AAA Travel advisor for more details.