Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. Due to its mid-Pacific location, Hawaii has many North American and Asian influences along with its own vibrant native culture. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of O'ahu.

Hawaii's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually in the upper 80s °F, (around 31 °C) during the day and mid 70s, (around 24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually in the low to mid 80s, (around 28 °C) and (at low elevation) seldom dipping below the mid 60s (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 4,205 metres (13,796 ft) on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island in some winter months. Snow rarely falls on Haleakala. Mount Wai?ale?ale, on Kaua?i, has the second highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (11,684.0 mm). Most of Hawaii has only two seasons: the dry season from May to October, and the wet season from October to April.

Hawaii is one of four states, besides the original thirteen, that were independent prior to becoming part of the United States

The Kingdom of Hawaii was sovereign from 1810 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown by resident American (and some European) businessmen. It was an independent republic from 1894 until 1898, when it was annexed by the United States as a territory, becoming a state in 1959.

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Cruises

Tours

  • Hawaii Four Island Adventure Premier 2017

    From $4,625.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017History, culture and incredible natural beauty-four of Hawaii's most dazzling islands are revealed, in a 13 day adventure that ranges from iconic Honolulu to the natural wonders of Kauai.

  • Hawaiian Discovery Premier 2017

    From $4,025.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Waimea Canyon mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.You'll enjoy Insider moments like...

  • Hawaiian Discovery First Class 2017

    From $3,775.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Waimea Canyon mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.You'll enjoy Insider moments like...

  • Hawaii Four Island Adventure First Class 2017

    From $4,275.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017History, culture and incredible natural beauty-four of Hawaii's most dazzling islands are revealed, in a 13 day adventure that ranges from iconic Honolulu to the natural wonders of Kauai.

  • 7 Day Two Islander 2017

    From $2,695.00 (USD)

    Tour OverviewLeave home for Honolulu, Oahu - one of the single most dreamed-of vacation spots in the world. Waikiki Beach! Three nights to enjoy all the wonders of Oahu, including your hotel, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, fronting the ocean.

  • 10 Day Three Islander 2017

    From $3,895.00 (USD)

    Tour OverviewLeave home for Honolulu, Oahu - one of the single most dreamed-of vacation spots in the world. Waikiki Beach! Three nights to enjoy all the wonders of Oahu, including your hotel, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, fronting the ocean.

  • Best of Hawaii Moderate 2017

    From $3,295.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and stunning Kaanapali Beach.

  • 4 Day Big Island Extension 2017

    Tour OverviewAdd this independent, specially priced extension after your Two Islander Tour or Three Islander Tour.The "Big Island" is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined! There's so much to see...

  • Best of Hawaii Premier 2017

    From $3,795.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and stunning Kaanapali Beach.

  • Hawaiian Explorer First Class 2017

    From $2,950.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017See the soft sands of Waikiki Beach recede to tropical forests and the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, on this relaxed exploration of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui.

Packages

  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

    From $921.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Located on 40 spectacular oceanfront acres on famed Kaanapali Beach, the award winning Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers unlimited activities and amenities in a setting of tropical luxury...

  • The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

    From $801.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Island View - King. Exclusive $100 Off per booking. $50 food & beverage credit per room. Kids 17 & younger stay FREE.

  • Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas

    From $272.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikoloa
    Offering stunning views of swaying palms, an exquisite beach and the Mauna Kea Volcano, this superior condominium resort provides families, honeymooners and golf-lovers with all of the comfo...

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

    From $271.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Welcome to Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel!Why be near the action when you can be a part of it?

  • Kiahuna Plantation Resort Kauai by Outrigger

    From $279.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Once a plantation manor house during the 19th century, this gracious resort retains its old Hawaii charm while providing an atmosphere of complete relaxation.

  • Royal Lahaina Resort

    From $934.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set along a half-mile stretch of Ka'anapali's most exclusive beach, golfers, active travelers and honeymooners will enjoy upscale accommodations amidst a welcoming Hawaiian ambiance.

  • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

    From $1,042.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Inviting hospitality, timeless Hawaiian traditions, and the spirit of the sea define the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

    From $577.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Fronting Waikiki's best beach, this unique getaway offers a wide selection of shops, nightly entertainment, weekly fireworks, award-winning restaurants, plush lounges and a pampering menu of...

  • Aston at Poipu Kai

    From $252.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Nestled amidst ten acres of lushly landscaped gardens, this pleasant condominium resort attracts families, golf-lovers and senior travelers with custom-furnished accommodations conveniently equ...

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Cruises

Tours


  • Hawaiian Discovery First Class 2017

    From $3,775.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Awe-inspiring volcanoes, royal beaches and the Waimea Canyon mark your progress, on this laid-back journey of discovery of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.You'll enjoy Insider moments like...


  • Best of Hawaii Premier 2017

    From $3,795.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2017Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and stunning Kaanapali Beach.

Packages


  • Aston at Poipu Kai

    From $252.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Nestled amidst ten acres of lushly landscaped gardens, this pleasant condominium resort attracts families, golf-lovers and senior travelers with custom-furnished accommodations conveniently equ...

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