November 8 – 14, 2024
Join Tom Pettit on this spiritual and uplifting Church History Tour to Oahu, Hawaii. Hear Tom tell the historical accounts, the stories, and the faith filled details of Church History in the South Pacific Islands. Missionaries were first sent to the islands in 1844 and this history is full of fascinating accounts that will uplift and inspire you! Below is a brief outline of the trip.
|November 8: Today you will fly to Honolulu, Hawaii. After your arrival, you will check into our Waikiki Beach resort hotel. Let us know if you want to arrive a day or two early.
November 9: We will spend a full day seeing, and enjoying, some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Oahu during our tour of the island. Our journey will begin by following the Kalaniana’ole Highway which hugs the eastern coastline of the island. We will see the famous coastline sites of the Halona Blowhole and Makapu’u. Then, we will travel through the center of the island to the Pali Lookout point which is high above the coastline for a breathtaking view of the ocean and landscape below. Our next stop is the Dole Plantation where you’ll have a chance to shop and eat lunch. You will want to make sure to get a Dole soft serve ice cream! After lunch, we will drive the western coast of the island and see some of the most famous beaches in world which include Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and the Banzai Pipeline. Dinner will be on the campus of Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Our hotel for the next four nights sits on the coastline near the Brigham Young University-Hawaii campus. Staying in Laie (North Shore), gives us a unique chance to get away from the noise and crowds of Honolulu, and step into a much quieter and more relaxed way of island living .While traveling, Tom Pettit will recount the incredible history of the Hawaiian Islands and the people who have lived there for centuries. Tom Pettit will also share the historical stories of the Church in the South Pacific Islands. Missionaries were first sent to the islands in 1844 and this history is full of fascinating accounts that will uplift and inspire you! (Breakfast and Dinner provided)
November 10: Sunday in Laie will include Sacrament Meeting with a local Ward, and a visit to the Temple grounds and Visitors’ Center. You’ll have lots of time to relax and enjoy the warm sunshine! (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)
November 11: After lunch, we will visit the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center. Before the Cultural Center opens at 12:30, you may choose to enjoy some of the hotel’s many amenities. Besides being across the street from a beautiful beach, the hotel also offers a swimming pool, pickleball court, and tennis court. The hotel has an Activity Desk where you can rent all your beach gear (snorkel equipment, chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, surfboards, etc.) The Activity Desk can also assist you in coordinating ziplining, horseback riding, and surfing. Once at the Polynesian Cultural Center, enjoy visiting six islands to learn and participate in their unique customs and cultures. Once the Center closes, be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet before being mesmerized by the “HA: Breath of Life” Polynesian evening show. Check out this video for all the details! (Breakfast and Dinner provided)
November 12: Today is your day to do as you would like! Yesterday’s admission ticket to the Polynesian Cultural Center allows you to return again today. You may want to attend the Laie, Hawaii Temple which is very close to our hotel. You may choose to have a relaxing beach day and do nothing else at all. The Activity Desk at the hotel has plenty of offerings to keep you busy at the hotel. Or, you may choose to schedule out your day to do it all! We will also have an optional two hour excursion which includes a stop at a local fruit stand, visits to two famous beaches, and a stop at a lookout point. (Breakfast provided)
|November 13: After breakfast, we will depart as a group for Honolulu. Along the way, we will make a stop at the famous Macadamia Farm. Then, we will head to the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet where you are sure to find your Hawaiian souvenirs and gifts. Next will be Pearl Harbor! Here we will explore the onsite museum and take a short boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. Later, we will enjoy an authentic luau on the beach! The luau includes dinner, activities, and a Polynesian show. Later, we will arrive at our hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)
November 14: Start your day with a huge breakfast buffet at the hotel. Then, depending on your flight, you can enjoy the beautiful area around the hotel including shopping, site seeing, and Waikiki Beach before heading to the airport for your flight home. Let us know if you would like to extend your vacation and book extra nights at the hotel. (Breakfast provided)
Pricing is per person and based on occupancy:
Double Occupancy: $2,649
Triple Occupancy: $2,349
Quad Occupancy: $2,149
Single Occupancy: $3,749
Join Tom Pettit on this spiritual and uplifting Church History Tour to Oahu, Hawaii. Hear Tom tell the historical accounts, the stories, and the faith filled details of the Church in the South Pacific Islands. Tom’s unique focus on these tours is not to just teach the history, but to help you draw closer to the Savior by applying the lessons learned from these historical events to your own daily life. Tom has become a student of the information taught on this and other Church history tours. He has been teaching the gospel to youth and adults continuously for the last 25 years by serving in various Church callings. Learn more about Tom Pettit by visiting his Blog, Youtube Channel or by visiting our About Us page. Tom served his mission in Australia. He and his wife Lesa have five children and live in Lehi, UT.
Flights: You will need a flight to Honolulu (HNL) on November 8, 2024. You will also need a flight home on November 14, 2024. You can arrive and depart at anytime on those two days as we do not have any group activites planned on those days. We can help make hotel reservations for you if you choose to arrive a day or two early, or extend your vacation at the end of the tour.
Ground Transportation: Uber is usually the easiest and least expensive way to travel between the airport and the hotel. We will provide ground transportation details and options for you so you can easily make your arrangements.
Booking Requirements: An initial payment of $300, per person, is required to confirm your reservations. This payment is applied to your total amount due.
Terms and Conditions: All rates are per person and based on hotel room occupancy. Prices listed are cash/check prices. If you wish to pay by credit card, the bank’s 2.9% transaction fee will be added to your final balance. There is no fee to use a card when registering.
Temple: You will have the opportunity to attend the Laie, Hawaii Temple during the tour if you make your own appointment. You should schedule your appointment for Tuesday, November 12. You can schedule your appointment for anytime during the day, but you may want to choose a morning appointment since your Polynesian Cultural Center ticket from November 11 allows you to return on the 12th after 12:30pm.
Buses: Our deluxe chartered bus provides the best comfort available for our journey. We only charter the best buses and also the best professional drivers. We will only use one bus for this tour. Having one bus allows our guide (Tom Pettit) to spend the whole day with you telling the history, doctrine, and stories. Plus, if you join a tour with more than one bus, you end up spending all of your time waiting in line for meals and the restroom!
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