If you're looking for great Hawaiian tours to take while visiting the 50th state of the United States you certainly won't have to look very far or long. There are so many great touring opportunities available on and around the Hawaiian Islands that the hard part will be choosing what means of transportation you'll use on your tour and what fantastic sights you'll see on your tour.
While we can't possibly cover all the possible tours in Hawaii in just one article, the following are just a few of the many opportunities you will find when visiting Hawaii.
Great Hawaiian Tours for Your Next Vacation
Oahu Bus Tour
Oahu is known as "The Gathering Place" so what better place to start your sightseeing. A day-long bus tour of Oahu will allow you to see mountains, beaches, and much more. Some of the opportunities you can choose from include the USS Arizona National Memorial at Pearl Harbor, touring Waikiki Beach or visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center. Taking a bus tour allows you the leisure to let somebody else do the driving so that you can take in all that there is to see without having to navigate unfamiliar roads. It also provides you with a tour guide to fill you in on all the exciting details that you might miss if you were trying to see these sights on your own. Having somebody else do the driving also means that you can enjoy a mai tai or two at the luau without worries.
One of the best ways to see the splendor that is Hawaii is by taking a helicopter tour. Some of the greatest Hawaiian tours are those done by helicopter simply because it is impossible to see some parts of Hawaii any other way. Some areas of Hawaii are still untouched by man and well worth taking a flight to see. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers some great tours of Hawaii's most stunning scenery. Helicopters can be quite noisy and uncomfortable, but for the right price you can tour in an ECO-Star helicopter that provides more interior space for passenger comfort in business class style seating as well as half the usual noise of the industry standard helicopter.
Why should you care about the noise when you're there to see the sights you may ask? Blue Hawaiian tours actually records the cabin audio to create a soundtrack of your tour that you can take home as a souvenir. If you happen to be recording video and audio with your own camera, the low noise can also make for a much better video to share with friends and family when you return home.
Helicopter tours can be expensive but where better to spend the money than Hawaii where you will see incomparable scenery?
Another great Hawaiian tour would be on horseback. Kualoa Ranch is one of the many operators that offer scenic horseback tours of Hawaii. From a simple one-hour tour to a full day-long tour, whatever your riding experience can handle is available here. Half or full-day tours aren't recommended for unseasoned riders simply because they can wear out those less experienced in spending long periods in the saddle. The one-hour tour offers beautiful views of Mokoli'i Island and a relaxing visit to an 800 year-old Hawaiian fishpond.
A two-hour horseback tour will take you into the Ka'a'awa Valley where the blockbuster, Jurassic Park, was filmed as well as many other recent movies. You'll also see the Kualoa Mountains and, of course, the Pacific Ocean.
Horseback tours can be a wonderful way to decompress on a hurried vacation and really allow the time to relax and drink in the scenery. Where better to do that than Hawaii?
All Hawaiian Tours are Great
Whether you choose to travel by bus, helicopter, horseback, ATV, bicycle, boat or car, the one thing that the Hawaiian Islands can offer you is unparalleled scenery and some amazing history. Whatever your mode of transportation or choice of tour, be sure to make the most of every minute!