The first thing you should do on your Hawaii vacation, if you are staying on Oahu or visiting for a stop on one of the many cruises to visit Hawaii, is to take a Grand Circle Island tour. These Circle Island Tours of Oahu start in Waikiki, usually in an air-conditioned bus or minibus, and tour you around the island. While some tours start early and visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona or other tourism attractions like the Polynesian Cultural Center, it’s usually best to save those Hawaii tours for another day in Honolulu. Some circle island tours include eco tours, waterfalls and hiking.
Discover where the Hawaiian ancestors landed from Aeotearoa and Tahiti, guided only by the stars. View the majestic Diamond Head, the luxurious Kahala district home to many stars; the exciting Halona blow hole on the Eastern shore, the impossibly beautiful blue-green waters on the Windward side – Chinaman’s Hat, Kualoa, the world-famous surfing beaches on the North Shore, and the sweeping pineapple fields, and return to your hotel as other visitors leave for their evening luaus. Oahu Hawaii offers many Oahu tours for your enjoyment.
Oahu isn’t the only island where you can take a guided tour – Circle Island tours are available on Maui, the Big Island, Molokai and Kauai. Travel interisland via jet, Volcano tours leave from Hilo for the most part, but a few start in Kona and make the long drive to the volcano, where many visitors actually get to see the red-hot lava. Fly-drive packages are also available – rent a car, and take a helicopter tour, play a round of golf, or scuba among the honu ( green sea turtles ) and spinner dolphins.