At a Glance
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- Tour Dates: Aug 6-16th, 2016
- Cost: $1,500 + airfare (what the price covers)
- Tour City: Honolulu, Laie, North Shore, Pearl Harbor
- Service Projects: TBA
- Tour Director: Dave Low, Ryan Ogden
About the Tour
The perfect balmy weather, safety of travel, unique island culture, accessibility and low cost of travel, and the Aloha Spirit make Hawaii one of the greatest places to travel on the earth! Even though Hawaii is a popular tourist destination, this paradise also has some downsides. According to U.S. Census data, the state’s increase in poverty is among the highest in the nation. About 11.5 percent of Hawaii’s population is living in poverty. There are problems with homelessness, drugs, high cost of living, and heavy population. Revive Service Tours is excited to serve and do our part in helping eliminate these problems that are pressing on these beautiful islands.
Day 1 FLY TO HAWAII / ORIENTATION
Today we fly to one of the most beautiful locations on the planet…Hawaii! We arrive in Honolulu and go directly to our hotel in Turtle Bay where we will enjoy some orientation activities and introductions. We overnight in the Kuilima Estates Condo’s at Turtle Bay.
Day 2 CHURCH SERVICE / PEARL HARBOR
Our Service Tour begins with an opportunity to interact with Hawaiian hospitality and culture by attending a local Church Service (optional). The Island mentality and culture comes out in virtually every setting where you interact with locals and this is particularly true in their Church congregations. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Old Historic Tabernacle. For those not attending a service will enjoy some personal relaxation time at the beautiful Turtle Bay. This afternoon we will spend the day touring and visiting Pearl Harbor. Dinner this evening will be a cultural experience at a local restaurant. We again overnight at our Turtle Bay Resort.
Day 3 WORK ON LOCAL FARM / DOLE PLANT / PIG ROAST
After breakfast today we will get down and dirty by rendering service on a local farm. This will give us a real look at farm life in Hawaii and give us the opportunity to serve. The Dole Factory Plant is very close to the farm and we will take a tour of that facility in the afternoon. This evening the farmer and workers will provide for our group the experience of a real Hawaiian Pig Roast. This will be an unforgettable memory for us all. We again overnight in Turtle Bay.
Day 4 SERVICE AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN LAIE / WAIKIKI
Today our service continues by helping at a local school in Laie. This school is in disrepair and in need of our help. It will be our opportunity to paint and clean this small elementary school in Laie as well as interact with the children. This afternoon we will enjoy some time at Haleiwa. This charming beach town on the north shore will be a great place to enjoy fun restaurants and shaved ice. This evening will be an unforgettable experience at Waikiki which is one of the most popular spots on the Islands. There are a lot of options for great food and entertainment. We again overnight at Turtle Bay.
Day 5 POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER / PERFORMANCE
This morning we will enjoy the ocean and beach at Waimea Bay. This will be a fantastic way to spend our morning before visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center. The PCC is an experience that just might be the highlight of your time in Hawaii. It is the most popular and frequently visited location on the Hawaiian Islands. It is dedicated to the rich history and cultural heritage of the Polynesian people. We will enjoy all there is to do at this facility including the impressive evening Broadway type Show; “Ha Breath of Life”. We again overnight in Turtle Bay.
Day 6 SERVICE TO HOMELESS COMMUNITY / PALI LOOKOUT
Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations not only for surfers, retirees, and vacationers, but also for a large and growing number of homeless. Today we enjoy the opportunity of learning about these interesting people as we serve them. We will serve at the local Soup Kitchens and also team up with the local faculty managers in providing some entertainment and activities for the local Homeless community. This afternoon and evening we will visit the beautiful Pali lookout where you will get some breathtaking views and scenes. We will also pay a visit to the Chinese cemetery and gardens. We overnight again at Turtle Bay.
Day 7-8 HAWAII BEACHES / HIKES / TEMPLE SERVICE
For the next two days you will be able to immerse yourself in many of the activities that classify Hawaii as the leading tourist destination. There are many ways to enjoy your days; there is world class snorkeling, swimming, surfing, beaching, hiking, water sports, etc. There will also be the opportunity for LDS participants to engage in Temple Service. On the evening of the 19th we will enjoy our final dinner and program together as we reminisce and do our best to internalize our experience together. We overnight at Turtle Bay.
Day 9 FLY HOME!
Today we make our way back home to be reunited with our country and our loved ones!
Projects and Activities
We’ll have a mix of serving and playing that will let us see the locals and experience the culture. We have the option to spend a day at the Polynesian Culture Center (additional cost) and see some of Hawaii’s most visited attraction. But the most rewarding part will be working with individuals in the “behind the curtain” settings that will give you opportunities to truly help people and make lasting differences.