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

  • USA and Canada 2018: Best of Hawaii First Class Summer 2018

    From $3,450.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Develop an unforgettable connection with nature.

  • GLOBUS 2018: Grand Hawaii Vacation (EK)

    From $4,089.00 (USD)

    Whether you're snorkeling in Hawaii's tranquil waters, admiring the spectacular beauty of Kauai, or just relaxing on the warm sands of Waikiki Beach, no one brings out Hawaii's best like Globus.

  • USA and Canada 2018: Hawaii Four Island Adventure Moderate Summer 2018

    From $3,975.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Modern American lifestyle meets Polynesian seafaring tradition on this epic adventure across Hawaii's picture-perfect islands where you'll discover Pele's volcanic landscapes, tales of Worl...

  • USA and Canada 2018: Hawaii Four Island Adventure Premier Summer 2018

    From $4,495.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Modern American lifestyle meets Polynesian seafaring tradition on this epic adventure across Hawaii's picture-perfect islands where you'll discover Pele's volcanic landscapes, tales of Worl...

  • USA and Canada 2018: Best of Hawaii Premier Summer 2018

    From $3,750.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Dramatic 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.

  • USA and Canada 2018: Hawaiian Discovery Moderate Summer 2018

    From $3,425.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Hawaii's spectacular natural splendours-the backdrop for Hollywood Blockbusters-take centre stage on this authentic encounter with active volcanoes, a tropical paradise and underwater wonde...

  • GLOBUS 2018: Cruising Hawaii's Paradise with Sheraton Waikiki (ENO)

    From $2,489.00 (USD)

    Sail through the breathtaking scenery of the Hawaiian Islands on this magical vacation. The highlight of this Hawaii cruise tour is a 7-night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America.

  • GLOBUS 2018: Best of the Hawaiian Islands (EW)

    From $3,279.00 (USD)

    Whether you're looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight.

  • 2018: Hawaiian Islands (8140)

    From $2,369.00 (USD)

    Discover the tropical beauty of Hawaii during this magnificent vacation, and enjoy pure tropical bliss as you island hop from Oahu to Hawaii and Kauai to Maui.

  • USA and Canada 2018: Hawaiian Discovery Premier Summer 2018

    From $3,950.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Hawaii's spectacular natural splendours-the backdrop for Hollywood Blockbusters-take centre stage on this authentic encounter with active volcanoes, a tropical paradise and underwater wonde...

Packages

  • Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

    From $1,228.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Wailea
    Pool Side. Complimentary welcome drink and lei greeting. Kids 18 & younger stay FREE.

  • Hotel Molokai

    From $807.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Molokai
    Garden View. Kids 12 & younger stay FREE.

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

    From $1,630.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kauai
    Reminiscent of the grand hotels from Hawaii's golden age, this premiere resort offers a world of invigorating lava rock showers, sparkling pools and manicured gardens in a welcoming open-air se...

  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

    From $1,551.00+ (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 Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas

    From $1,176.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kaanapali
    Studio Island View. FREE Wi-Fi. Kids 17 & younger stay FREE.

  • Aston Kaanapali Shores

    From $370.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Set on Kaanapali Beach, this gracious Hawaiian getaway offers quality service, spacious condominium accommodations and appealing amenities ideal for golfers, honeymooners and families.

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

    From $1,511.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Poipu
    Standard Queen. FREE Wi-Fi. FREE self parking. Kids 18 & younger stay FREE.

  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

    From $973.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kaanapali
    Mountain View. Daily breakfast buffet for two. 15% spa discount. Kids 17 & younger stay FREE.

  • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Beach

    From $469.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kailua-Kona
    Makana is the Hawaiian word for gift.

  • Hilton Waikoloa Village

    From $812.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Kohala Coast
    Hale Ike Palace Tower Resort. Kids 18 & younger stay FREE.

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  • GLOBUS 2018: Best of the Hawaiian Islands (EW)

    From $3,279.00 (USD)

    Whether you're looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight.


  • USA and Canada 2018: Hawaiian Discovery First Class Summer 2018

    From $3,725.00 (USD)

    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: USA and Canada 2018Hawaii's spectacular natural splendours-the backdrop for Hollywood Blockbusters-take centre stage on this authentic encounter with active volcanoes, a tropical paradise and underwater wonde...

Packages

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