Hawaii Itineraries

DISCOVER O’AHU

Welcome to Waikiki.. Amazing place in the islands of Hawaii. Directly behind the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Kuhio Beach look for the Waikiki Beach Boys and experience the thrill of surfing by taking a surfing lesson. They guarantee that after just one hour you will catch a wave on your own!
Escape the beach for a while and visit Waikiki Aquarium a short from Waikiki Beach. Gaze at more than 350 species of aquatic animals and plants including Hawai’I’s state fich, the Humubumukumukuapuaa. For more animals visit the 40 acres Honolulu Zoo, home to over 2000 animals. walk along the beach and stop at Kuhio Beach, across the road from the zoo and join the free torch lighting ceremonies and hula festivities every night at sunset. Over night at the hotel.

After breakfast explore the history. Waikiki was once the playground for the Hawaiian royalty. Today waikiki is a rich and complex blend of history and natural beauty. Waikiki’s rich history is revealed through one of many free walking tours. Try the native Hawaiian hospitality association’s walk on Monday- Friday, 9 am.by walking along kalakaua avenue stopping at each of 23 bronze surf statues which gives information on Waikiki’s history visitors can get a history lesson without joining a group tour. Overnight at the hotel

The windward coast is located on the east side of O’ahu, a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki. To gain a perspective on O’ahu’s geography take a hike to the top of Diamond Head. At the top you’ll enjoy a panoramic view that extends over half of the island. The walk is moderate and takes approx.1.5 hours one way.
Located only 30 minutes from Waikiki and accessible by bus number22, Hanauma Bay offers a unique snorkeling experience. Sheltered in a curved bay this marine conservatory is famous for its pristine beach and beautiful fish. Two other beaches not to be missed are Lanikai and Kailua beach both accessible by bus number 57, from Lanikai Beach you can kayak offshore to Mokulua islands bird sanctuaries. Overnight at the hotel

Wake up with the new day and get set for the new activity. The north shore – world famous for its giant waves is only 2 hours from Waikiki and accessible by bus number 52. A stop at the amazing surf spots sunset, Ehukai and Bnazai Pipeline Beaches is a must. Enjoy the display of surfers catching at times 20 to 30 foot waves during the winter months. The rest or the year these beaches are great for relaxing and swimming.
Set on 42 acre, Polynesian culture center is the place to discover the charm and beauty of Polynesia. Spend an entire day here including a traditional evening lu’au or make e a stop as a part of your north shore trip. Bus number 55 goes to Polynesian culture center and the trip takes approx.2 hours one way from Waikiki. Overnight at the hotel

Visit Iolani Palace- former royal palace and now a museum. Here you can get a glimpse of how the royals lived in the 19th century. The guided tour takes you on a journey through the times of happiness and tragedy of king kalakaua and queen lili’uokalani. Bus 2 and 13 goes to the palace,
Queen Emma’s summer palace is located in the beautiful and lush Nu’uanu valley. royal antiques and furnishings still stand in their original places and are there for the public admire. Bus number 4 goes to the palace. Just north of queen emma’s summer palace is the nu’uanau pali lookout which offers one of Oahu’s best views of the stuning ko’olau cliffs.
You can easily spend a whole day taking in the many important and moving exhibitions of Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is a free attraction accessible by bus number 20, 20, 42 or 62. Get there early in the morning as the queues can be long. Visit the snaken USS arizon and pay respect to the men that lie entombed and climb abroad USS Missouri where the documents ending World War 2 was signed.

JUMP ONBOARD BUS NUMBER 19 OR 20 AND START THE DAY BY VISITING THE Aloha Market Place. Capture a panoramic view of Honolulu from the Aloha Tower observation deck on the 10th floor.
A short walk from aloha tower is the hawai’I maritime center which offers a unique look at hawai’I’s marine heritage beginning with the ancient Polynesian mariners, the islands original settlers and continuing into modern day shipping.
Take bus 2 or 13 to Chinatown and then discover the area by foot. Walk along Maunakea Street and enjoy the wonderful fragrance from the many lei stands. Noodle shops, Chinese grocery markets,trendy bars and traditional herb shops give Chinatown its flavor and vibrancy.

Flanked by the steep ko’olau and wai’anae mountain ranges the fertile central valley of o’ahu still gives visitors an insight into its plantation past.
Visitors get a better understanding for o’ahu’s plantation heritage and culture at the hawai’i plantation village 1.5 hours out of Waikiki by bus 42(transfer to 432). You’ll learn how more than 400 000 immigrants who arrived between 1852 and 1947 to work on o’ahu’s plantation actually shaped hawai’I into the vibrant multiethnic community it is today.
Pay a visit to the famous Dole Plabtation at Wahiawa to sample fresh pineapple and yummy Dole Pineapple Whip- a local favaourite. On the planatation grounds the world’s largest maze is also to be found.