Say Aloha to Oahu!

Hawaii is an amazing destination for school groups because it allows travel to an exotic pacific island while remaining in the United States! No passport required! Enjoy the stunning beaches and magnificent volcanoes, not to mention visit historic Pearl Harbor. Students can learn to make leis, hula dance and enjoy a luau! Take your group to Hawaii, any time of year!

Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting and Hula Show

Almost every evening between 6 and 7 there is a torch lighting and conch shell ceremony at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, followed by performances featuring some of Hawaii’s finest hula performers.

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The USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces. The memorial commemorates the events of that day and provides historical information about the attack.

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Diamond Head Volcano

The volcanic tuff cone is a United States State Monument. A 0.75-mile (1.1-km) hike leads to the edge of the crater’s rim and provides and incredible view of Honolulu and the island.

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Hanauma Bay 

Formed within a volcanic cone and located along the southeast coast of the Island of O’ahu, Hanauma Bay is a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District. Students can grab a snorkel and discover the Bay’s beautiful and diverse marine ecosystem.

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Pali Lookout

Located at Nuuanu Pali State Park, the lookout provides stunning views over the 985-foot cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range. The trade winds blow through the valley between the high mountains on either side, forming a strong wind tunnel of sorts. On extra windy days, you can even lean into the wind and let the gusts hold you up.

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Holona Blowhole

The blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to the ocean and, when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air. The larger the waves, the larger the spray.

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Hawaii

5 Nights, 6 Days / $1335

Students can breathe in the island air and explore lush nature and rich history during their group tour to Oahu. Nicknamed “the gathering place,” Oahu is the perfect place for groups to come together and take in the mountain top views and beautiful beaches, learn about the history of Pearl Harbor, and even demonstrate their talents for the public.

Day One

  • Arrive in Oahu, HI!
  • Meet your Green Light tour manager
  • Receive traditional Hawaiian lei greeting
  • Check into hotel in Waikiki Beach
  • Dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Restaurant

Day Two

  • Full American breakfast
  • Set sail on the Barefoot Beach Catamaran snorkeling adventure
  • Cash back for lunch in Waikiki Beach
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the beach
  • Dinner at Tanaka’s of Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse
  • Competitive scavenger hunt

Day Three

  • Full American breakfast
  • Depart for Pearl Harbor
  • Tour the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Arrive at the USS Missouri
  • Deli style lunch at the USS Missouri
  • Perform in front of a tourist crowd at the USS Missouri Memorial
  • Commemorative flag raising ceremony during performance
  • Visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

Day Four

  • Full American breakfast
  • Hike to the peak of Diamond Head Volcano for amazing views of the island
  • Cash back for lunch in Waikiki Beach
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the beach
  • Perform for the active and retired veterans at the Hale Koa military hotel
  • Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau

Day Five

  • Full American breakfast
  • Island Tour of Oahu, see the island:
    •     Pali Lookout
    •     Exclusive Kahala Estates
    •     Hanauma Bay
    •     Holona Blow Hole
  • Secret Island Beach BBQ with kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball and live DJ music
  • Dinner at Tiki’s on the Beach
  • See the Friday night fireworks

Day Six

  • Full American breakfast
  • Final beach enjoyment time
  • Check out of hotel
  • Depart for the Ala Moana Shopping Center
  • Lunch in the food court
  • Free time for shopping
  • Depart for Honolulu International Airport

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.  Browse our FAQs for the questions we get the most- and drop us a line if you don’t see your question answered here.

 

What are the ID requirements for flying?

Your first, middle (if applicable), and last name that you provide us must match the ID you plan to use at the airport.  Travelers 18 years and older must use a government-issued photo ID.  Examples include driver’s licenses, state IDs, and passports.  Travelers ages 14-17 can use any photo ID, including the previous examples or a school-issued photo ID.  Travelers ages 13 and younger do not need a photo ID to fly.  If you’re traveling on a government-issued photo ID, make sure it’s not expiring soon (trust us on this, it’s not worth the headache)!

 

What should I pack?!

Are you the type to wear the same pair of jeans three days in a row but then you pack your entire closet for a 3-day trip?  So are we.  That’s why we’ve put together a recommended packing list for you, which you can view by clicking here.  Pack light and save the baggage fee money for souvenirs!

 

What are your standard inclusions?

You get more bang for your buck with us!  We build in a dedicated tour manager, nightly hotel security guard (chaperones – imagine being able to SLEEP on these trips!), a two million dollar liability insurance policy, name badges with emergency phone numbers and mini-itineraries, basic traveler’s insurance (purchased on behalf of the traveler) to cover medical expenses and trip delays, and complimentary trip packages for directors and teachers.

 

Wait, what’s a tour manager?

Your Green Light tour manager will be with you 24/7 to make sure your trip runs smoothly and is stress free!  They will get you from point A to point B, stay in the same hotel, and can even help your students craft some travel-inspired Snapchat stories.  

 

What is Trip Cancellation Protection?

Life happens and sometimes plans change.  We get it, which is why we offer an optional Trip Cancellation Protection (TCP) plan.  You can choose to protect your travel deposits from life’s unforeseen circumstances right up until the day of departure to get 100% of your money back.  The cost of TCP depends on the total cost of your trip.  For details, reach out to your group leader or tour coordinator.   

 

How do I book my group’s trip?

You’ve come to the right place!  Click the “Request a Quote” button to tell us about the trip you’d love to take, and we’ll put together a trip that’s great for your group.  You can also reach us by phone or email (we’re still working on those carrier pigeons).

 

Can I add or remove things from my group’s itinerary?

Absolutely.  Our trips are fully customizable.  After you receive your initial quote, chat with your tour coordinator to create a trip that’s best for your group!

 

How do I register for an existing trip?  

Please click here to register.  You’ll need to get your unique trip code from your group leader to complete registration.

 

Can you accommodate various medical dietary restrictions?

Sure can!  When travelers register for a trip, there is a section where they tell us their dietary restrictions and we make sure they have something to eat.  We don’t want anyone to go hungry on the road!

 

Why Green Light?

Because green means go!  We want you and your group to go experience new places and new people.  We genuinely believe traveling makes you a better person, and we want to make sure you have the best possible experience on your trip.  We have you stay in hotels we actually stay in and eat in restaurants we actually eat in (no offense to that roadside motel you may have stayed in with your group before).  Whether you are performing in a festival, visiting monuments, going shopping, or lounging on the beach, we handle all the small details- including the ones you haven’t even thought of yet!  We make sure you can focus on what’s important- your group traveling and experiencing new things together, all while having a ton of fun!