Day one: Make your way to the Waikiki Beach Marriott for a welcome reception. Then we head out to visit the Arizona Memorial and end our evening with a Luau dinner.
Day two: Enjoy a beautiful sunrise in the Waikiki area then navigate the island stopping at various places for photos. After an early dinner and sunset we will set-up and capture the Waikiki fireworks with a backdrop of Diamond Head.
Day three: Wake up early for a beautiful sunrise on the beach with off shore islands, crashing waves and a picture perfect lighthouse. We make numerous stops from the east up into the North Shore of Oahu in search of landscapes, seascapes, turtles and more.
Day four: After breakfast we board our plane and fly to Maui. Head south to check out the breaching humpback whales then board our boat destined for Lanai. Enjoy a beachside photo walk, lunch and some of the islands best lookouts then head back to Maui for dinner.
Day five: Wake up super early and drive to the summit of Haleakala in time to catch Maui’s best sunrise above the clouds. The scene is absolutely breathtaking and no trip to Maui is complete without witnessing this light show. After a short refresh at the hotel we head back out for the sites of Iao Valley and a secret beach for our sunset.
Day six: Experience a portion of the Road to Hana and witness one of Hawaii’s best waterfalls. Then catch our flight to Hilo. Discover and capture the sites of Hawaii’s Volcano National Park including crater rim drive, Jaggar museum and a lava formed sea-arch. We head down to an amazing black sand beach where turtles and crashing waves should be in abundance. Then head back up the mountain to photograph the glowing volcanic light-show and stars in absolute darkness.
Day seven: Navigate the Hamakua Coast stopping at Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Umauma Falls and Waipio Valley. Head towards our hotel to explore Coconut Island and the sites of Hilo while we wait for our ride up to Mauna Kea observatories for sunset and star gazing. Capture an awesome sunset from 14,000 feet high above the clouds. Then head down to the visitor center where professional telescopes are set-up for our viewing. An unforgettable night for sure!
Day eight: Have breakfast at Hilo’s famous diner then catch our flight to Kauai. Here we will check-in to our hotel and relax until we board our boat for an amazing sunset dinner cruise along the Na Pali coast. Photographs from this sunset cruise could come out spectacular.
Day nine: Circle Kauai stopping at Waimea canyon, Wailua falls, Kalalau lookout, Kilauea lighthouse and the Sleeping Giant. Catch our 7pm flight back to Oahu and arrive at the HNL airport around 8pm.