As the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands Oahu is known for being Hawai’i’s cosmopolitan capital where the East and the West meet creating a culture of diversity. The spirit of aloha is encompasses its bustling city as well as the laid back towns. Honolulu is home to the famous Waikiki beach, fine dining, and world-class shopping. Discover the historic downtown with its international market, catch a glimpse of the Iolani Palace, which is the only royal palace on American soil, and see the Hawaiian monarchs’ place of worship, Kawaiahao Church. For a break from the bright lights of the city explore Oahu’s most significant landmark Pearl Harbor and visit five historic sites of WWII. On a drive through the island see the pineapple plantations and learn about Oahu’s agricultural history on a tour of the Dole Plantation. Take an expedition to the north shore through the island’s lush landscapes and stop at the Kualoa Ranch to see a scenic valley featured in many films including Jurassic Park. At the ranch take an ATV tour, trot a horse back ride, or swing through the valley on a zipline. After adventuring at the ranch, spend a relaxing day on the north shore of the island where you can watch surfers catching big waves and enjoy local foods.
Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands with over 30 miles of beaches and is made up 75% of the Haleakala Volcano. Drive up to Haleakala’s peak and experience the sunrise with the best view on the island. On Maui there is a unique opportunity to take a boat ride to the Molikini crater for incredible snorkeling or journey up into the hills for a zipline tour through Maui’s vegetation. To see everything Maui has to offer take a drive along the coast on the Road to Hana and enjoy stops along to way. Starting in the old plantation village of Paia drive along the highway and enjoy stops to see Twin Falls, Wailua Valley, and the Hana Lava Tube. Lahaina, once a whaling village, is home to Maui’s oldest living banyan, shops, art galleries, and extensive dining. Take a helicopter tour over the island to see stunning waterfalls, Haleakala, and rainforests. Dive into local agriculture by touring O’O Farm, picking crops for a meal, and indulging in a three-course lunch made using farm fresh ingredients. Follow the tour with a stop for cheese sampling at the Surfing Goat and vodka tasting at Ocean Vodka where they grow organic cane sugar to use for distilling. Upcountry Maui offers horseback riding through the wide-open fields where Hawaiian cowboys, paniolos, have been wrangling cattle since the late 1800’s. End the vacation in Kaanapali and enjoy a catamaran sunset tour with specialty appetizers and breathtaking views of Moloka’I and Lana’i.
Recognized for its beauty and size, Hawai’i Island is the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands at 4,028 square miles. Being the youngest of the islands it is known for its diverse landscapes, and climate that encompasses eleven of the thirteen climate zones. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park offers 150 miles of hiking trails and views of active volcanoes including Kilauea, which has been erupting since 1983, and Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984. Watch the molten magma at the park, take an afternoon to experience the snow-capped mountain of Maunakea, explore the tropical forests of the Hamakua coast, or toss a towel out on the black sand of Punaluu Beach. Take a helicopter tour over Kilauea volcano, rainforests of Puna, and waterfalls of North Hilo. Once back on land, visit Hilo for its famous farmers market and explore all the local shops. For a dive into history visit Kona to see landmarks such as the Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church while having a cup of fresh Kona coffee.