Enjoy hedonistic revelry in Honolulu, where fine dining and shopping meet idyllic white sand beaches. This exciting city on the island of Oahu caters to the holidaymakers every whim. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation, a cultural experience, scenic natural wonders or an all-out adventure, Honolulu, which translates as ‘sheltered bay’ is the place to come. You may wish to experience it all for yourself, but for a guided taste of the best that Oahu has to offer, there are many Honolulu tours on offer to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Here are just some of the wide range of options available to the lucky visitor to Honolulu
On the Ocean
Had enough of just gazing at the ocean from one of the breathtaking beaches? Why not take one of the many cruises from Honolulu harbour and experience the ocean world off Oahu’s shoreline? You can take a tour to some of the historic landmarks of the island on a seafaring tour of the city and Pearl Harbour, to learn more about the history of Hawaii. Perhaps you would enjoy a whale-watching tour? Or maybe you are the adventurous type and would prefer to take a cruise on a submarine to see the wonderful world beneath the waves? Other excursion options include snorkeling in beautiful bays, or surfing on shimmering seas.
Honolulu City Tours
The large city with its diverse areas has much to explore, before you even get to see the rest of the island and everything else Hawaii has to offer. Why not take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour round the main historic and cultural sites? Amongst the largest and best are the Bishop Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Iolani Palace. Or for something a little different, why not try a Segway tour? If you prefer to go your own way, then why not hire a scooter and discover the city at your own speed?
On the Road
Whether you head off for a self-drive adventure, or take a full-day or half-day guided tour, circling the whole island of Oahu can give you a good taste of the natural splendors on offer. Take a relaxed approach and take your time as you visit viewpoints at Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole and Nu’uanu Pali. See scintillating beaches and the wonderful Waimea Falls. Take in the historic temple of Byodo-In, and other historic and cultural treasures as you drive or are driven the 120 miles round the island.
Whether you take a tour or strike out independently, be sure to make the time to explore Waimea Gorge or Iao Valley or some other part of the islands lush and verdant interior. Hiking trails abound, and walking through this stunning scenery you are sure to feel that you have entered another world – so very different from the famous beaches as Waikiki. – Volcano Visits: See yet another side to Hawaii as you explore the volcanoes of Hawaii by air, by boat or on foot. Take a trip to Big Island to explore the Volcanoes National Park. Or explore Oahu’s volcanic mountains on one of the many hiking or biking trails. For a different view of things, take to the skies in a helicopter or hot air balloon to experience Hawaii’s grandeur from above.
Polynesian Culture and History
Experience true Hawaiian culture on a tour that takes in the Polynesian Cultural Center – go to a luau for the very best Polynesian song and dance reviews on offer, or for something a little different, take a spiritual path and take a tour themed around the Sacred Hawaiian Spirits, or one of the many ghost tours exploring the island’s mystical side.
Take a tour by bus, Hummer, ATV or even on horseback to see some of Oahu’s many movie and TV filming locations, from ‘Jurassic Park’ and ’50 First Dates’ to the television series ‘Lost’, as well as many other movies and series. Whatever your interest, there will be a number of themed tours suiting your tastes.
Wherever you go and whatever you choose to do during your time staying in Honolulu, you are sure to fall in love with Hawaii. So book your holiday to Honolulu today, and find out where your Honolulu tours will take you.