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Travelers to Hawaii are required to take an FDA-authorized NAAT test from a CLIA certified lab within 72 hours of arrival to avoid the 14-day mandatory quarantine. Children 4 and younger are exempt from the testing requirement.

     

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Overview

Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and the heart of Hawaii. The contrast between traditional Hawaii and modern metropolis make exploring Oahu such an adventure. Downtown Honolulu brings you to the largest city in Hawaii, a place where high rise hotels and resorts line city blocks. Creating the stunning backdrop for Waikiki Beach is the majestic Diamond Head Crater.

In the central corridor of Oahu is Pearl Harbour Naval Base. Dedicated monuments and visitor sites offer in-depth World War II historical perspectives and memorials, including the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial. The events that took place at Pearl Harbour left a lasting imprint on American History.

Between two verdant valleys in the heart of Oahu agricultural land is the famous Dole Plantation. Roam the plantation shrub maze and cool down with a Dole whip while soaking in views of endless pineapple fields. It's a fun stop along the way towards the North Shore.

The North Shore of Hawaii is home to giant waves and daring surfers. Seven miles of coastline play host to surfing competitions including the Vans Triple crown of Surfing. The ideal time to view these giants is between November and February when waves swell upwards of 30 feet. Remember to leave the surfing to the professionals as these dangerous conditions can be life-threatening.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: Passports are required for international travel. You will not be permitted to depart without necessary documentation. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as vaccinations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Passport and entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. For the most current information on passport and entry requirements, please visit the Government of Canada official Web site at http://travel.gc.ca. Special travel documents are required for children traveling with or without their parents. If you are traveling with children, please check with the airline or cruise line prior to departure. If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must contact the consulate of the country you are visiting.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require a marriage certificate or licence in order for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.ca/Info/airlinebaggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Arriving: Onboard your aircraft, all visitors will be given a form from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau asking for information about their trip. This visitor information is used in tabulating visitor data. The agriculture information is necessary to maintain Hawaii’s delicate environment. The importation of uninspected plants and animals could ruin Hawaii’s paradise forever. A 120-day quarantine is required for most pets and a number of plants are restricted. For details, please consult your airline.

Departing: At the airport prior to check-in, travelers bound for mainland destinations will be required to pass their baggage through agriculture inspection. This brief procedure is designed to prevent travelers from exporting any uninspected local produce. Packaged produce, such as pineapple, is available for purchase at the airport or in designated stores on the island.

Duty Free/Customs: When returning to Canada the duty-free allowance may vary by country. Please visit http://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs for more information.

Travel Health Information: Travelers to Hawaii are required to take an FDA-authorized NAAT test from a CLIA certified lab within 72 hours of arrival to avoid the 14-day mandatory quarantine. Children 4 and younger are exempt from the testing requirement. For the most current information on the pre-entry testing requirements and all other pertinent facts for traveling to Hawaii during the pandemic, please check the following websites: Hawaii Visitors Covid-19 Information and Updates: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/. Pre-Travel Approved Testing Programs: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs. Mandatory State of Hawaii Safe Travels and Health Form: https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/. State of Hawaii State Travel FAQ's: https://ets.hawaii.gov/travelhelp/.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.

Climate:
Average Temperature:
May through September: 26° to 28°
October through April: 24° to 27°

Water Safety: Tap water is safe to drink.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time.

Telephone Information: Direct dialing for local and international telephone calls is available from most hotels and from most public phones.

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, taxis and buses are available; however, taxi and bus service is not as frequent as on Oahu. To determine time schedules, please inquire at your hotel.

Do Not Forget: Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, insect repellent, personal prescriptions, a camera, film/memory card, an extra camera battery, comfortable walking shoes, and travel documents.

Top Experiences

  • Aloha Stadium : University of Hawaii stadium and venue for other events throughout the year.

  • Dole Pineapple Plantation : Popular attraction offering activities and entertainment for all ages.

  • Downtown Honolulu : Largest city in Hawaii.

  • International Market Place : Open-air shopping venue located in Waikiki.

  • Leahi (Diamond Head) : 760-foot crater and one of Hawaii's most iconic landmarks.

  • Makapuu Point : Hiking trails and scenic views overlooking the Molokai Channel.

  • Pearl Harbour : WWII Site.

  • Polynesian Cultural Centre : Visit six different villages for demonstrations and interactive displays showcasing the heritage of the Pacific Islands.

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Activities

Make the most of your vacation by including an activity when you book your package. Please note, activities and tour credits are only available with a vacation package.

Aloha VIP Tours Credit

The USD 100 tour credit is redeemable by calling Aloha VIP Tours at (808) 955-5900. You have the option to leave your name, phone number and the best time to return your call. Additionally, for those staying in Waikiki only, the credit is redeemable at the welcome breakfast orientation held on the morning after arrival. Office hours in Hawaii are 7 a.m. HST to 4 p.m. HST daily, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (7 a.m. HST to 1 p.m. HST). When making your reservations, please have your Costco Travel booking number available. Some tours have limited space or sell out well in advance, so it is recommended you book early. Please reconfirm your tour reservations at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting or pick-up time. The amount of your tour credit will be deducted from the total tour cost and the remaining balance must be paid in full at the time of booking. Any unused portion of the credit is nontransferable, nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash. A 100% cancellation fee will apply for no-shows or cancellations made within 48 hours of your tour. Please note: All tours and tour itineraries are subject to change or substitution without notice.

Additional Information

Tour Details
Price Range
$ = $100 or less (per person)
$$ = $101 to $200 (per person)
$$$ = $201 or more (per person)

Oahu
Arizona Memorial and Honolulu City Tour - $
Magic of Polynesia Show - $
Stars & Stripes Tour- $$
Pearl Harbour and Circle Island Tour - $$
Germaine's Luau Original Package with Transportation* - $$
Grand Circle Island Tour - $$
Waikiki Starlight Luau- $$
Paradise Cove's Standard Luau with Transportation* - $$
Polynesian Cultural Centre Admission Buffet Show Package with Transportation* - $$
Majestic Sunset Dinner Cruise with Transportation* - $$
Atlantis Waikiki Submarine with Transportation* - $$
Dolphin Snorkel Tour - $$
Polynesian Cultural Centre Ali'i Luau Package with Transportation* - $$
Honolulu Heights Tour - $$
Horseback Adventure Package - $$
ATV Adventure Package - $$
Polynesian Cultural Centre Ambassador VIP Package with Transportation* - $$
Farm to Forest Tour - $$
Dolphin Swim Adventure with Transportation - $$$

Maui
Pride of Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise - $
Teralani Sunset Dinner Sail - $$
Maui Princess Dinner Cruise- $$
Pride of Maui Snorkel Cruise - $$
Atlantis Submarine Maui - $$
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa's "Drums of the Pacific" Luau - $$
Heavenly Hana Tour - $$
Royal Lahaina Luau - $$
Discover Lanai Snorkel and Sail - $$$

Hawaii Island
Fair Wind Afternoon Snorkel Cruise - $
Royal Kona Luau - $$
King Kamehameha Island Breeze Luau - $$
Hula Kai Manta Night Snorkel - $$
Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour - $$
Deluxe Snorkel BBQ and Dolphin Watch - $$
Hilo Volcano Special Tour - $$
Fair Wind Morning Snorkel Cruise - $$
Kohala Zip line Adventure - $$
Kohala Waterfalls Adventure - $$
Mauna Kea Summit Stargazing Tour - $$$

Kauai
Smith's Tropical Luau - $
Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Tour - $$
Luau Kalamaku - Gold Luau - $$
Na Pali Raft Snorkel - $$
Na Pali Catamaran Snorkel - $$

Please note that more tours are available through Aloha VIP Tours. Not all tours operate daily and restrictions (age, weight, etc.) may apply. Prices are subject to change. Please call Aloha VIP Tours for complete details.
*Transportation included is from hotels located in Waikiki.
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Transfers

Region: Oahu
Transfer Company: Aloha VIP Tours
Telephone: 808-955-5900

Instructions: Upon arrival at the airport, an Aloha VIP Tours staff member, holding a Costco Travel sign, will be waiting at the gate of the flight number given.
Region: Oahu
Transfer Company: Speedi Shuttle
Telephone: 808-242-7777

Instructions: Guests booked on shared ride Mercedes Benz deluxe shuttles will be greeted in their baggage claim. All greeters are in the designated baggage claim area for each arriving flight. Guests booked for private car or limousine services will be greeted at their gate with a personalized sign. Representative Uniform: Greeters are in Red Aloha shirts with the Costco Travel sign, they are the ones with the Big Aloha Smiles.

Rental Cars

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Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819
Telephone: 808-833-4585
Monday-Friday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Hawaii state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's licence in own name (required by law). Foreign renters muse have a valid licence from their home country. An international licence alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diners Club)
  • Alamo vehicles may not be used for off-road use; camping is prohibited.
  • A cash deposit is acceptable in lieu of a major credit card, provided customer cash qualified within certain restrictions.
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers 21 to 25 years of age are subject to the underage drivers fee.

Safety

  • Hawaii state law requires that a child under 4 years of age (up to about 40 lbs) is properly restrained in a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle)
  • Child safety seats are available for a daily surcharge and must be requested in advance.

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Alamo's Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Alamo at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819
Telephone: 808-836-1700
Monday-Friday Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Rates Include

  • Rates include the daily rental rate, the Hawaii state general excise tax, the daily vehicle rental surcharge, the daily vehicle licensing and registration fee, and the airport concession recovery fee (where applicable).

Renter Qualifications

  • Valid driver's licence in own name (required by law). Foreign renters muse have a valid licence from their home country. An international licence alone is not acceptable.
  • Major credit card in own name (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diners Club)
  • Avis vehicles may not be used for off-road use; camping is prohibited.
  • A cash deposit is acceptable in lieu of a major credit card, provided customer cash qualified within certain restrictions.
  • Renters must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the rental. Renters ages 21-24 will be subject to a daily surcharge.

Additional Driver Policy

  • One additional driver is included in the rates.
  • For additional drivers beyond the one complimentary, a daily fee will apply and will be charged at the Avis rental location.
  • Additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Drivers 21 to 25 years of age are subject to the underage drivers fee.

Safety

  • Hawaii state law requires that a child under 4 years of age (up to about 40 lbs) is properly restrained in a child safety seat. (Renter responsible for securing child passenger in child safety seat in rental vehicle)
  • Child safety seats are available for a daily surcharge and must be requested in advance.

Items on Request

  • A request for hand controls must be requested directly through Avis' Tour Help Desk.

Accident Protection Plan

  • Optional insurance plans are available to book directly through Budget at the rental location.

Drop Charges

    The vehicle may be picked up at one location and returned to another for an additional fee.
    • Fee varies by location.
    *Drop charges are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • There will be no charge for cancellations made prior to pick-up date.


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