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Hawaii guided tours are a perfect way for curious tourists to explore Hawaii’s natural wonders comfortably. Hawaii is the place where Mother Nature has shown off the most. The locals are well aware that they live in paradise, their culture infused with the aloha spirit.
Learn to ‘wave slide’ in Waikiki, snorkel with sea turtles, visit the Big Island’s bubbling volcanoes, float around psychedelic coral reefs, and watch a traditional Polynesian show in Maui.
Hawaii tours will let you discover the real meaning of aloha aina (love for the land). Hawaii is much more than a relaxing vacation spot. You will immerse yourself in the characters, mysteries, and customs that make the islands extraordinary, with complexity and diversity that goes beyond its elegance.
Best Places to Tour in Hawaii
Best tours in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Hawaiian Adventure — Beachin’ & Boardin’ G-Adventures
This week-long trip through Hawaii will give you the beach fix you’ve been waiting for. Discover Waikiki’s secret treasures, stay in a hostel steps from the beach, and take a kayak trip that benefits national park preservation. While you’re here, a hike to Diamond Head, one of Oahu’s most rewarding hikes, is a must-do. Then, embark on a kayaking adventure, and return to shore in time for a Hawaiian barbecue meal. This part of Oahu has it all: surfing, zip-lining, and food trucks.
Choose between surfing just steps from your hut, zip-lining through the forest, and eating as much as you can at the popular food trucks a short walk away. You can visit Hanauma Bay for snorkeling, Pearl Harbor, or hire a scooter to discover Waikiki. Don’t miss KOA Oasis Booze Shack for a cocktail and the finest sunset view on the beach.
Best tours in Oahu, Hawaii
- Best of the Hawaiian Islands – Globus Tours
This is your invitation to heaven. It’s time to dive into hammocks, Mai Tais, and rocking evening luaus. This ten-day Hawaiian vacation is exactly what you need to take a breather and enjoy your time. The fragrant air of the 50th state will quickly transport you to a higher mental state. This island-hopping tour of Hawaii takes you to the valleys and peaks of this beautiful kingdom.
The tour includes visits to Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and Museum, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, as well as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll also have uplifting trips to coffee and sugar plantations with just enough downtime to savor the sweet life of the islands through Maui’s “Valley Island,” Hawaii’s “Big Island,” and Oahu’s “The Gathering Place.”
Best tours in Maui, Hawaii
- Hawaii Multi-Island Explorer – G-Adventures Earth
If you’re going to Hawaii, it should be worthwhile. This tour combines Hawaiian highlights with off-the-beaten-path discoveries for a sunny, beach, and surfing fun time. There is much to see and do; join a North Shore walk, go swimming at Hanauma Bay, climb to the top of Diamond Head, take a surf lesson, or relax on the beach if you have free time. In Maui, spend your days at the beach snorkeling or kayaking, or participate in a tour of outrigger canoe surfing. Learn about these boats’ past and cultural importance before boarding and surfing the waves with experienced paddlers.
Travel to the east side of Maui along the scenic “Path to Hana.” Along the way, you can stop at legendary viewpoints, black volcanic beaches, and any fruit stand. You’ll have the whole day at your convenience. Join the sunrise Haleakala flight, and if you’re feeling particularly daring, go for an optional helicopter tour over Molokai Island.
At the end of the tour, you’ll have a day trip to Waimea Canyon, one of Kauai’s most legendary locations, with its rocky valley and colossal cliffs; and of course, the unique Hawaii National Volcano Park.
The Most Popular Hawaii Tour Activities
- Explore the Incredible Lava Caves
Visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about how molten lava formed Hawaii’s volcanic islands. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to some of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. The park, which is 45 miles southwest of Hilo, is home to two volcanoes, including Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions and a holy site because you can observe the primitive cycles of creation and devastation.
- Take a Kauai Helicopter Tour
Seventy percent of Kauai is inaccessible by foot; the best way to see it all is by plane, and riding with the doors off allows for unobstructed views. You’ll be taking in breathtaking scenery, including the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Mount Waialeale, and Jurassic Falls.
- Visit Maui Ocean Center
Immerse yourself in one of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking sea encounters on the planet. You’ll learn about the hundreds of species they know of and seeing brightly colored dolphins, stingrays, and sharks from up close.
- Visit Pearl Harbor
During World War II, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the most tragic events in American history. The 1941 attack made history as a National Historic Landmark and active military base. The USS Arizona Memorial, which floats over the sunken ship’s ruins – bits of which are seen protruding from the sea – is one of several attractions that are part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument.
- Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park, located on Maui, provides access to the dormant Haleakala Volcano, which sits at over 10,000 ft. It offers panoramic views of the entire island, which are particularly stunning at sunrise. During the day, you can ride your bike down the mountain or go stargazing at night.
- Waimea Canyon
Described everywhere as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon sits on Kauai’s West Side. The two significant lookouts, Puu ka Pele and Puu Hina Hina, have the best views of this dramatic spectacle. The canyon’s landscape includes a variety of colored rock strata as well as several spectacular waterfalls.
- Experience a Hawaiian luau
Immerse yourself in a sacred luau, dating back to 1811 when King Kamehameha II first asked women to join him for a meal. Learn how Hawaiians celebrate this moment by preparing a meal underground in kalua style. Families and family gather in Hawaii to enjoy the food and festivities such as hula dancers and live music.
Enjoy Hawaii's Big Island Volcano Tours
Hawaii Big Island volcano tours are an excellent way to learn about the Hawaiian Islands’ rich volcanic heritage. Experience the influence of Hawaii’s volcanic scenery by visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
Even though Mauna Loa, the Big Island’s biggest volcano, covers about 51% of the island, most visitors have difficulty locating it as they arrive. Mauna Loa is Hawaiian for ‘Long Mountain.’ It gets its name from its massive shield shape. On the eastern slopes of Mauna Loa is Kilauea Volcano, the world’s most active volcano and home to the fire goddess Pele. Kilauea is a living, breathing volcano with its unique personality. Tours to Mt. Kilauea depart from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hilo.
Mauna Kea is the island’s other main volcano, accounting for around a quarter of the island’s overall landmass. Mauna Kea is much easier to find than Mauna Loa, and its snowy cap is always visible in the winter months, hence the term Mauna Kea, which means “White Mountain.”
Hualalai in Kailua-Kona on the west side of the island and Kohala on the island’s northwest tip are the other volcanic ranges on the Big Island.
The good news is that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open 24 hours a day, so you’ll have a good chance of seeing glowing lava when the volcano is active, particularly at night.
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On this island-hopping adventure in the Pacific paradise, you’ll get to see the highlights of Hawaii, including Waikiki and Maui, Pearl Harbor, and the volcanic energy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The fiery, fierce crust of Hawaii’s volcanic terrain beckons as you visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Thurston Lava Tube, and read about the islands’ geology. Discover the Big Island’s natural charm as well as its volcanic ferocity. Next, you’ll tour the world’s most geologically active setting, the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1983. View lava flows and beaches of black sand.
You’ll visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and the Pearl Harbor National Monument during your tour, and the USS Arizona Memorial. Travel to Hawaii’s Big Island and take an orientation tour of Kailua-Kona. This bustling seaside village was once the tropical nursery of Hawaiian royalty. You’ll also meet the Maui Ocean Center’s conservation naturalists, who care for the world’s most extensive array of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks, and thousands of colorful tropical species.
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On a leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii, experience the mood of “Aloha” with 3-night stays on Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui. Take a memorable trip along Oahu’s famed North Shore. On the Big Island, take in the scenic scenery of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and learn about the migration of the coffee bean from tree to cup at a Kona coffee field.
When you embark on a historic voyage, keep Pearl Harbor in mind. Start your journey at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, where you can see relics from the assault and watch a brief video about the Day of Infamy.
A visit to the surfing town of Haleiwa will undoubtedly be a highlight, as you will discover why surfers come from all over the world to ride these waves. Haleiwa, steeped in island heritage, is now the North Shore’s social and artistic core.
In Maui, you can go for a cliff-side drive along the famous Road to Hana. Alternatively, you can go for a walk along the beach, browse for souvenirs, or chill at your lavish Maui resort. On these beautiful islands, there are no limits to the adventures you can have.
Jurassic Park Tour in Hawaii
Many of the world’s most iconic movies have been filmed at Kualoa Ranch, also known as the Jurassic Park of Hawaii. Films ranging from Jurassic Park to Jumanji have been shot here. The Ko’olau Mountains and vivid green valleys along the picturesque Kaneohe Bay make up the 4000-acre Kualoa Ranch on Oahu’s northern windward side. It is a working cattle ranch, but it has been popular to visitors since the 1950s for its prominent film locations.
Aside from the beaches and hills, there’s an old fish pond and lovely fruit and vine gardens. The ranch is open almost any day of the year, but to explore the valleys and mountain ranges outside the gift shop, you’ll have to take a guided tour. Depending on the level of adventure, various Jurassic Park tours of Hawaii are available for different modes of transportation. Take a retro school bus to the ranch, drive your own ATV, board an off-road truck, or ride a horse around the cattle ranch.
Pearl Harbor Hawaii Tour
The tragic events of December 7, 1941, altered the trajectory of history. It was here that the Japanese launched a surprise air strike, plunging the United States into World War II and losing thousands of lives. The anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor is a poignant remembrance of a terrible day. It is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most important locations in American history. Several museums and memorials commemorate those who fought in World War II in the region. The bay was initially known as Wai Nomi by the Hawaiians. It was once known for its abundance of pearl oysters, thus Pearl Harbor.
Submarine Tour Adventures in Hawaii
Explore the glorious depths of Waikiki’s deep blue sea, all within the comfort and elegance of a submarine tour in Hawaii. From an eco-friendly and air-conditioned submarine, glide across an underwater playground and explore the wonders of the deep. Hawaiian green sea turtles and colorful tropical fish and reef sharks, this unforgettable submarine tour will allow you to see aquatic animals in their natural habitat.
The submarine team will have an amusing and educational narration as you cruise through the ocean depths, detailing what you’ll see through the glass. The tours provide Waikiki, Maui, and Kona undersea adventures.
Lost Tour Hawaii
Hawaii has dramatic scenery, unusual nature, and charming people. So it’s no surprise that film and television executives return to these stunning islands time and time again. However, you may not know that Hawaii is the fictional island from the hit television show Lost. Interestingly, Hawaii is also the setting for the Thailand, Korea, and Africa scenes that appear in the season, demonstrating the diversity of the islands.
With a Lost tour in Hawaii, you will see the most popular LOST and movie sites, where Kate sews up Jack’s Back, Kate’s bathing suit scene outside of Hurley’s, Psych Hospital Pie, scenes from Nigerian Churches, the beach of the Airplane Crash, and much more.
The Hawaiian Islands, a kaleidoscope of color for the eyes, will scatter magic through all your senses. The knowledge of the guides regarding what to do, where to go, and how to bring true Hawaii to life allows you to gain a more affluent, surprising understanding of paradise and what makes it one of the most diverse destinations on the planet. So waste no more time, and book a guided Hawaii tour today!