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 Explorer Moderate 2017

    From $2,795.00 (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.

  • 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.

  • Hawaii Four Island Adventure Moderate 2017

    From $4,075.00 (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 Adventure

    From $3,699.00 (USD)

    Let the spirit of 'Aloha' be your guide on this leisurely three-island tour of Hawaii featuring 3-night stays each in Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Enjoy your luxurious beachfront hotel in Waikiki. 'Remember Pearl Harbor' and visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

  • Hawaiian Explorer Premier 2017

    From $3,175.00 (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.

  • 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.

  • GLOBUS 2017: Cruising Hawaii's Paradise with Sheraton Waikiki (ENO)

    From $2,599.00 (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.

  • 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.

  • 2017: Hawaiian Islands (8140)

    From $2,299.00 (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.

Packages

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

    From $303.00+ (USD)

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

  • The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

    From $1,497.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Impeccable gardens, golden sands and enchanting all-suite accommodations provide the perfect setting for a well-deserved tropical getaway.

  • Sheraton Waikiki

    From $677.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    On the best stretch of legendary Waikiki Beach sits the towering Sheraton Waikiki- a true medium of endless energy and electric excitement.

  • Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay

    From $441.00+ (USD)

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

  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

    From $927.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikoloa
    This luxurious beachfront resort is nestled on 32 acres of sunny Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani.

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    From $895.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Maui
    Andaz Maui at Wailea welcomes visitors to this exclusive Maui destination, where luxury and sophistication meet personalized services and style.

  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

    From $1,056.00+ (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...

  • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

    From $1,574.00+ (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 Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

    From $764.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Honolulu
    Overlooking world-famous Waikiki Beach.  Experience the idyllic splendor of Hawaii just steps away from one of the world's most famous beaches.

  • Aston Kaanapali Shores

    From $697.00+ (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.

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Tours


  • 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...

Packages


  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

    From $927.00+ (USD)

    Destination: Waikoloa
    This luxurious beachfront resort is nestled on 32 acres of sunny Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani.

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