2022 Biennial Itinerary

ITINERARY

Maui pre-tour*

pre-tour DAY 1. thu OCT. 6TH. welcome to maui

Kahului, Ka’annapli Beach Hotel

  • 5:00 PM Arrival Dinner at Hui Hui Restaurant, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

PRE-TOUR DAY 2. fri OCT. 7TH. Visit gardens on north shore

Kahului, Ka’annapli Beach Hotel

  • Transfer to East Maui Gardens
  • Visit Merwin Conservancy
  • Catered Lunch at Mike and Mary Lock’s lychee farm
  • Tour Welch Garden
  • Explore Tom Sewell Art Estate
  • Return to hotel for dinner on your own

PRE-TOUR DAY 3. sat OCT. 8TH. optional activity day

Kahului, Ka’annapli Beach Hotel

  • Snorkel one of Maui’s best snorkel spots, Black Rock – just steps away from the hotel, 
  • Enjoy one of the many activities Maui has to offer, or 
  • Take a short taxi ride to historic Lahaina.
  • All meals are on your own

PRE-TOUR DAY 4. sun OCT. 9TH. depart to honolulu for biennial event

Island: Oahu, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

  • Breakfast
  • Enjoy a morning walk or quick dip in the ocean before checkout
  • 11:00 AM Group transfer to the airport
  • 1:50 PM flight from Maui to Oahu
  • Group airport transfer to Waikiki Hotel
*Pre-Tour additional fee starting at $1,464

Biennial trip: waikiki & the big island

Day 1. Sun Oct. 9th. Arrival Day for all attendees.

Island: Oahu, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

  • Breakfast at hotel for Board Members
  • Attendees will provide their own transfer to Waikiki Hotel
  • 6:00 PM Social gathering at hotel
  • 7:00 PM Welcome Banquet
  • 8:00 PM President’s Welcome

Day 2. Mon Oct. 10th. Lyon Arboretum and Foster Garden.

Island: Oahu, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Visit Lyon Arboretum followed by Foster Garden
  • Includes box lunch
  • Banquet dinner
  • Speaker – Mike Demotta, Curator of Living Collections, National Tropical Botancial Garden

Day 3. Tue Oct 11th. Ho’omaluhia visit and Depart to Hilo.

Island: Hilo, Big Island Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Check out of hotel and load luggage on tour bus
  • Visit Ho’omaluhia and then depart to HNL Airport
  • 50-minute flight from Honolulu to Hilo via Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines
  • Arrive in Hilo; Motorcoach transfer to Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
  • Banquet dinner
  • Speaker – Don Hemmes, UH Hilo Biology professor emeritus and Hawaii Island Palm Society member

Day 4. Wed Oct 12th. Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Casa de Las Palmas.

Island: Hilo, Big Island Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Morning stop at Rainbow Falls
  • Visit Hawai’i Tropical Botanical Garden (8 miles)
  • Lunch at Casa de Las PalmasDepart to Casa de Las Palmas Garden
  • Banquet Dinner
  • Speaker – Andrew Hendersen, curator emeritus NYBG Institute Of Systematic Botany

Day 5. Thu Oct 13th. Tour Floribunda, Hawaiian Acres Community Center.

Island: Hilo, Big Island Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Arrive Hawaiian Acres Community Center in Mountain View
  • Tour Floribunda – The Suchin and Jeff Marcus Garden
  • Free afternoon on your own
  • Dinner on your own

Day 6. Fri Oct 14th. Optional Day Trips.

Island: Hilo, Big Island Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Tour #1. Volcano National Park Tour and Hike
  • Tour #2. Hamakua Coast and Box lunch
  • Tour #3. Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary and Ouer Garden Tour

Day 7. Sat Oct 15th.

Island: Hilo, Big Island Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Tour Moani-Lundkvist Garden (Managed by Bob Carrere and Andy Pesce)
  • Box Lunch
  • Tour the Andersen Garden and Nursery
  • 6:00 PM Social Hour
  • 7:00 PM Farewell Banquet
  • 8:00 PM Entertainment

Day 8. Sun Oct 16th. Departure Day.

  • Breakfast for all attendees
  • Departure details pending