Join us Jan. 26 – Feb. 7, 2016 for a 13 Day Three-Island trip of a lifetime!
Argentine Tango Immersion – Fitness Trip Adventure!
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• Amazing accommodations at ocean-front RESORTS.
• Travel Insurance
• Flights to/from the mainland, inter-island flights (Dulles->Maui->Oahu->Kauai->Dulles)
OR Option to book your flight from/to mainland; however, inter-island is included
• >17 hours of Tango with George Garcia, Todd & Migle, and more!
• Private air-conditioned vehicles for Circle-Island Tours and all transportation
• Haleakala, Maui- the Greatest Sunrise on Earth (ancient volcanic cinder cones)
• Maui’s Old Lahaina Town
• A wonderful Luau
• Diamond Head Volcano Hike
• Kauai’s North Shore Sunset- a wonderful experience
• Kauai’s Waimea Canyon “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
• Waterfall Excursion-we will caravan to a beautiful waterfall. (optional canoeing to waterfall not included but may be arranged)
Optional Excursions (additional cost) Include but are not limited to the following:
• Kauai Zip-lining adventure, Canoeing to a Waterfall, Maui’s Road to Hana (skip tango)
Meals (other than the Luau)
Gratuities & Portages
Services not outlined in the itinerary (baggage fees, transportation to airport, optional trips)
EXPERIENCE . . .
Maui- The sunrise of legend. Hale Akala. And Lahaina town- a port town in the PacifiC with a view of three other islands!
Oahu- majestically displays a combination of the amazing work of man mixed with awe-inspiring natural views of mountains, sea, and volcanos.
Kauai- well there is nothing quite like Kauai anywhere else. Take the Grand Canyon and put it onto an Island . . . one of the most amazing sites according to Mark Twain and backed up by many other adventurers.
Rate (secure by putting down deposit prior to September 25)
$6,750 Kamehameha Single: includes all fights, resorts, tango, adventures/luau, transportation.
$5,325 Lunalilo Single: excludes flight from/to mainland; includes inter-island flights, resorts, tango, tours, luau, transportation. (w/this option, you MUST find your flight from/to mainland and transportation to/from the resort)
$9,835 Kamehameha Double (sharing a room): includes all flights, resorts, tango, adventures, transportation.
$7,590 Lunalilo Double (sharing a room): excludes flight from/to mainland; includes inter-island flights, resorts, tango, tours, transportation.
(SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES)
Day 1 Tue 26 Jan: TRAVEL– Group Itinerary. Be at Dulles airport, United Check-in 6:20 AM (transportation on your own to airport)
Leave Dulles Intl (IAD) 0820 AM United Airlines #319 to Maui arriving 1755 (555 PM) via Los Angeles (LAX) (United #454 LAX to Maui OGG)
Hotel Check-in to Royal Lahaina Resort.
Go to sleep early (recommend no later than 7 PM) to be ready for morning sunrise journey.
Day 2 Wed 27 Jan: HALEAKALA, optional BRUNCH AT THE KULA LODGE–
Wake up early van leaving at 4 am (this won’t be too tough because you will be on East Coast time, 6 hours early) to witness the greatest sunrise on earth at the top of Haleakala an extinct cinder cone volcano.
Visit Kula lodge for brunch on the way down the mountain and then have a nice relaxing day back at the resort.
Day 3 Thu 28 Jan: LAHAINA TOWN Plus TANGO –
Optional meetup for transportation to old Lahaina Town for the afternoon.
Tango in the Evening with Todd and Migle or another fine tango instructor on island.
Day 4 Fri 29 Jan: LET’S GO TO OAHU and TANGO 7-10!
Check out from hotel, transport to airport, fly to Oahu at 12:44 for a 1:22 Arrival into Honolulu, the Gathering place, a beautiful city in a huge ocean.
Hotel check-in at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Orientation.
Beach Time, Dinner on your own.
Transportation to Tango at 630 PM with George Garcia, a world renown tango instructor, from 7-10 PM.
Day 5 Sat 30 Jan: DIAMOND HEAD HALF DAY Plus TANGO 3-8 –
Optional early meet up for breakfast (not included).
Morning outing to hike Diamond Head Volcanic Crater (relatively easy hike; takes about 45 min each way).
Lunch on your own.
Transportation from hotel at 230PM to Tango 3-8 PM w/ Maestro George Garcia at Al Franz Studio
Day6 Sun 31 Jan: Free morning Plus Tango 3-8 –
Enjoy some time on your own; perhaps do an early morning wakeup for Snorkeling trip to Hanauma Bay 730-1100 am or take a surf lesson in Waikiki!
Transportation from hotel at 230 PM to Tango 3-8 PM w/ Maestro George Garcia at Al Franz Studio!
Back to Hilton Hawaiian Village for a relaxing evening and perhaps a little birthday gathering with Todd’s local friends in Hawaii.
Day 7 Mon 1 Feb: Todd’s Birthday! CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR Plus TANGO 730 -930 – Breakfast on your own and then Circle Island Tour. We will stop and eat local foods and drink fresh coconut milk and have fish and shrimp along the way, as we visit several gorgeous points along the Windward Side and the North Shore.
Clean up in hotel, quick dinner, Tango Milonga 7:30-9:30 with Maestro George Garcia at Al Franz Studio 419 South St!
And FINALLY KAUAI!
Day 8 Tue 2 Feb: LET’S GO TO KAUAI! TANGO AT COFFEE HOUSE – Breakfast and checkout, depart Oahu 1:36 PM fly to Kauai arriving 2:18 PM, the Garden Island (you haven’t lived until you’ve seen the canyon at Kauai)
Hotel Check-in at the Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach
Trip to the North Shore for sunset and dinner.
Day 9 Wed 3 Feb 19: WAIMEA CANYON HIKE (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, you will never forget it) and TANGO – Waimea Canyon, one of the greatest sites in the world. 2 Separate Groups: Short distance hikers and Medium distance hikers.
We will hike the rim of the canyon; light hikers will go for maybe a mile total. Those looking for a longer excursion will go maybe 5 miles total.
At night look at one of the clearest night skies you can find in the world.
Day 10 Thu 4 Feb: DRIVE TO WATERFALL (OR OPTIONAL CANOE/ZIPLINE ADVENTURE) & SUNSET ON NORTH SHORE –
Drive to a beautiful waterfall. Other options include Canoeing up Wailua River to the waterfall OR Ziplining adventure (we will be taking a poll; canoeing/ziplining not included in cost) but transportation is.
Transportation back to the hotel followed by transportation to Tango at Kapaa Neighborhood center with Todd and Migle 7-10 PM.
Day 11 Fri 5 Feb: OPTIONAL NAPALI COAST CRUISE OR Relax at the beach followed by FINAL LUAU –
The amazing Napali Coast- we can take a short cruise around these beautiful cliffs.
If you prefer, you can set up a separate helicopter tour.
400 PM departure to attend Smith Family Garden Luau or comparable Luau. 4:45 Garden stroll, 5:45 Imu ceremony, 6:00 cocktails, 6:15 feast, 7:45 Show!
Day 12 Sat 6 Feb: Relax at the beach, or take complete one of the options we couldn’t get to earlier!
Checkout of hotel in the evening
Fly back to DC, departing Kauai (LIH) at 10 PM 6 Feb United Airlines #1746 Kauai to San Francisco (5:15 AM), connecting to San Fran (SFO)/Dulles United Flight #408 arriving 3:39 PM Washington Dulles (IAD) SUNDAY afternoon.
Day 13 Sun 7 Feb: Afternoon arrival at Dulles Airport 3:39 PM IAD
- Suntan lotion
- Light jacket- for the hike in the canyon (we will be a little higher up)
- Hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty (for hike along canyon ridge on red dirt)
- Bathing suit
- Dance shoes and tango clothing
- Cold weather clothing for the Haleakala sunrise, the greatest sunrise on earth. The need for cold weather clothing is due to the 11,000 feet elevation) (wear your cold weather clothes to the airport and have them available in Hawaii)
- Flashlight or headlamp for early morning walk at Haleakala prior to sun-up
- Regular towels are provide at the hotels; beach towels are readily available to purchase along the main street.
- Bring athletic clothes to walk, run, and otherwise workout in
- A smile!
Refundable deposit, including travel insurance, of $3,150 (singles w/flight); or $1,750 (singles w/o flight) is due by 20 Aug to lock in this price and the flights/hotels.
For doubles (two people in one room), the deposits are $3,150 (double w/ flights); or $2,250 (doubles w/o flights).
Due to the high credit card processing fee, we cannot not accept credit cards unless you are willing to pay the 3% paypal fee, as I am trying to keep costs down as low as possible.
Otherwise, please write a check to DanceSport Endurance, LLC, addressed to 7507 Pleasant Way, Annandale, VA 22003.
Upon payment, we will send you confirmed itinerary, including all flights and resort confirmations.