Includes Airfare ● Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.  

On this educational class trip to Hawaii students are immersed in the Hawaiian culture while learning about ecological biodiversity found on these remote islands. The Hawaiian Islands were born out of fire when the earth’s crust split under the Pacific Ocean and formed volcanoes that breached the ocean surface. Given this rich history and its location in the Pacific Ocean, these islands are full of mystery and adventure. School groups can explore Hawaii’s Lolani Palace, walk through fresh lava fields, learn about ancient petroglyphs, snorkel with sea turtles, explore volcanic craters, surf in Waikiki, take in a shark cage adventure and tour Pearl Harbor.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 • Arrive in Honolulu

Your Appleseed Expeditions guide will meet your school group upon arrival in Honolulu. After an orientation, you will be able to familiarize yourself with Hawaiian life and explore the beaches and shops of Waikiki. In the afternoon, you will visit the Homeless Shelter in downtown Honolulu.

Day 2 • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Community Service

This preserve is home to some of the most colorful, unique marine life in the world. In 1967 it was declared Hawaii’s first Marine Life Conservation District. It is one of the premier snorkeling locations on the main Hawaiian Islands. After lunch, serve and mentor homeless children at a local transitioning housing center in Honolulu. Here, your group will read to, interact through sports and games, and serve meals to children.

Day 3 • Manoa Falls and Sharks Cove

Students group will head out this morning to Manoa Falls and hike the most amazing primary rainforest found in Oahu. Visit the rainforest research center at Manoa to analyze current research on endemic species. In the afternoon, snorkel Shark’s Cove on the North Shore and swim with Sea Turtles and a large variety of fish.

Day 4 • Hiking Diamond Head Crater

After breakfast, the student group will hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater for magnificent views of Oahu and Waikiki. Study the volcanic geology and discuss the island’s geologic growth. In the late afternoon, study the intertidal ecosystems and analyze native species. Head to Waikiki for an evening luau where you will enjoy a taste of the Polynesian culture by partaking in local food and dance.

Day 5 • Turtle Canyon

Your school group will head to Turtle Canyon via Catamaran to study Sea Turtles. Students will snorkel among the turtles and other marine life. If time allows, the students will have free time on the beach this evening.

Day 6 • Pearl Harbor Tour and Head Home

In the early morning your educational group will experience an important part of U.S. History as you tour Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. You will view 30 minutes of actual film footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor, then be taken by Navy launch to board the memorial. On your final afternoon, you will enjoy some free time to shop at the international market. Later that evening you will head home.

Add 2 Days and Fly to the Big Island or Kauai.

Experience the lava flows at Kilauea Volcano or swim with giant manta rays. Some may prefer to travel to Kauai and experience the waterfalls and the whales off the Nepali Coast.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.


  • Snorkel with sea turtles off a catamaran
  • Explore remote undisturbed tropical rainforest habitats
  • Swim and snorkel among corals in Hanauma Bay
  • Explore craters in active volcanoes
  • Learn to surf in Waikiki Beach
  • Take in the worlds largest maze at the Dole Plantation
  • Swim with giant manta rays off Kona


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.