Sunset over tide pools, Hawaii

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Hawaii – Tours

Tours in Hawaii

The playground of Hawaii is a group of islands that together form one of the states of the USA. Renowned for their utter beauty, explore Hawaii's islands and you'll find stunning mountainous national parks – formed by ancient volcanic activity – as well as coastlines that boast fabulous beaches which see surfers flocking here in the summer. In winter, you’ll witness daredevils riding outrageous rolling waves in high seas.

Our Hawaiian Discovery Tour features Oahu – with its famous town of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach and spectacular views from Diamond Head; Hawaii Island (or 'Big Island') – offering Hilo’s rainforest, snorkelling with manta rays along the Kona coast, and Rainbow Falls; Maui – where you can be thrilled at the sight of humpback whales and see sunsets and sunrises over Haleakala National Park; and the ‘Garden Isle’, Kauai, with its enticing combination of lush greenery and beautiful beaches, plus Wailua Falls and Waimea Canyon.

Our Pride of America Hawaiian cruise starts and finishes in Honolulu, Oahu, stopping for you to explore the paradise islands of Maui, Hawaii Island and Kauai by day and providing familiar comfort by night. Visit historical landmarks, including Iolani Palace and Pearl Harbor, as well as exploring natural sights, such as the Punchbowl and Haleakala craters, Rainbow Falls and Kilauea volcano. Or, if you’d prefer to travel independently and explore Hawaii at your own pace, our 11-day self drive trip is your ideal option.

11 days Road to Hana

Hawaiian Islands Self Drive

Guide Price £3,569 pp  

Make the most of your trip to Hawaii on an island hopping self drive. Explore each of the islands and their unique characteristics from Hawaii Island's volcanoes to the tropical scenery of Kauai, also known as the 'Garden Isle' and...

Multi centre holidays

Hawaiian Islands Self Drive
16 days Cable Car Ride

West Coast Aloha Tour

 

The stunning beaches and cities of California along with vibrant Las Vegas are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing and exhilarating stay in Hawaii. You will enjoy a fully guided tour of both San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well...

Escorted tours

West Coast Aloha Tour
11 days

Hawaiian Discovery Tour

Guide Price £4,229 pp  

This fantastic escorted tour gives you the chance to explore four of the stunning Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii might be part of the USA, but the culture, scenery and history make this isolated volcanic archipelago seem like a distant cousin. On...

Escorted tours

Hawaiian Discovery Tour

Clive

Content Editor

“If you’re a film buff, take a trip to Kualoa Ranch on the Oahu coast. The 4,000 acre working cattle ranch and nature reserve is the filming location of over 50 movies, including Jurassic Park.”

Sheryl

Destination Manager

“Kauai – known as the 'Garden Isle’ – is my idea of paradise. It panders to my love of the wild and unspoilt. I fully recommend a hike along the Napali Coast – the vivid green cliffs tower over the Pacific Ocean, perfectly framing the stunning beaches.”

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

 “It might sound cliché but Hawaii really is a great place to learn to surf. Try it while you’re here and you might get the bug. Or, go for stand-up paddle boarding – it’s easier and a lot more versatile.”

Heavily influenced by Polynesian cuisine, Hawaiian dishes are often unusual but delicious, and include poi – a carbohydrate of sticky pudding consistency, universally used for many dishes; laulau – meat baked in taro leaves; and poke which is based on raw fish, rather like Japanese sashimi.

Since Hawaii is a US state, the currency in Hawaii is US dollars.

Each of Hawaii's islands has its own unique microclimate. The weather is warm all year round, though there are two main seasons characterised by the quantity of rain and winds rather than drastic temperature fluctuations – the average summer temperature is 29°C (from May to October) and in winter (November to April) they drop to 26°C. 

Whether you’re looking for an active beach holiday and dips in the warm ocean – with perhaps a rugged, rocky terrain climb thrown in – or you have something more relaxing in mind, Hawaii offers stunning panoramas, beautiful contrast of deep indigo Pacific Ocean and lush emerald green vegetation, and a outdoor lifestyle so relaxing you’ll never want to go home.

Why you'll love Hawaii...

  • Taking in the dramatic volcanic landscapes
  • Viewing the unspoilt, traditional ‘Magic Isle’, of Maui
  • Glimpsing the majestic humpback whales
  • Hiking 1,200 feet to Lao Needle, where you can see staggering mist-covered forests from the summit
  • Seeing the sunset or sunrise from Haleakala National Park – Mai Tai anyone?
  • Learning the history of Pearl Harbor
  • Hearing the guttural roar of a WWII Warbird plane as you get an aerial view of the Pearl Harbor battle ground
  • Delighting in the sight of Rainbow Falls on Big Island
  • Visiting Lahavia for interesting shops and lively restaurants
  • Tasting locally grown, freshly ground coffee

Did you know? 

  • Hawaii is the only US state made up entirely of islands; it consists of 132 islands – the eight main being Hawaii, MauiOahuKauaiMolokaiLanaiNiihau and Kahoolawe – in addition to 124 islets and reefs.
  • Hawaii is the only US state to grow coffee, since it requires high altitudes, tropical climates, and rich soil.
  • Barrack Obama was born in Hawaii – perhaps accounting for his relaxed, friendly style.