Hawaii Sightseeing

You’d be hard pressed to find a place with more spectacular natural scenery than Hawaii. This tropical US state hanging out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a collection of islands, each with vastly different landscapes and attractions. It’s not all pristine beaches and epic sunsets, either – Hawaii is home to historical highlights like the Pearl Harbor site, as well as posh cities like Honolulu.

Those who live in Hawaii absolutely love their watersports. Stand-up paddling and surfing both originate here, so seeing it all in action is a great way to do some Hawaii sightseeing. Oahu’s North Shore is particularly famous. Check out famous surf contest spots like the Pipeline, Sunset beach, and Waimea Bay. Hang out in historic Haleiwa bay, and grab some shave ice to battle the heat. Even if you’re not much of a sports enthusiast, you’ll enjoy the white sandy beaches (and a traditional hot plate lunch to go with it).

Maui is definitely one of Hawaii’s best islands, and the Road to Hana is a drive that every visitor must take. You’ll cruise a coastal road of hairpin turns and breathtaking views, before arriving at the Seven Sacred Pools. Waterfalls, black sand beaches, and tropical rainforests are just some of the things you can expect to see in Maui. Don’t forget to check out the small hippie town of Paia, known for its epic surfing opportunities nearby.

If you’ve come for volcanoes, Hawaii is rife with them. Some are even highly active. The best place to get up close to some volcano action is on Big Island, where it’s not uncommon to see volcanoes spilling their lava year-round. In Volcanoes National Park, visit Kilauea Crater, a glowing red-hot crater filled with bubbling lava. When there are major lava flows, it’s possible to hire a guide to take you near the action, or you can even see lava flowing into the ocean from the safety of a boat.

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Unique Things To See & Do With Local Tour Guides In Hawaii

Koa Kahili

Kilauea, Hawaii, United States

Farm, Sightseeing

$65 USD

Garden Island Chocolate Farm Tour

The chocolate farm tour is a three-hour guided educational adventure where you will learn all about the cacao tree and see how chocolate is made from the cacao fruit (cacao pods). Learn abou…


Kawika Smith

Oahu, Hawaii, United States

Adventure, Heritage-History, Hiking Trekking...

$115 USD

Pearl Harbor-USS Arizona

Oahu, Hawaii, United States, United States

Adventure, Heritage-History Tour...


Kiliona Palauni

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States

Heritage-History, Private, Sightseeing

$157 USD

Historic Honolulu Tour

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States...

Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing


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If you’re the kind of person who seeks off-the-beaten-path destinations, the smaller Hawaiian Islands are where it’s at. Kauai is the perfect destination for nature lovers, complete with waterfalls and beaches, and some insanely beautiful hikes. But there are also historic churches and temples, as well as opportunities to learn about the native Hawaiian and Polynesian culture in the islands. Molokai is another remote island which spectacular scenery for all those who visit. But the remotest of them all might be Lanai, with not even a single traffic light to spoil the isolated atmosphere. See the rock formations at Keahiakawelo, or explore the Munro Trail.

To make the most of your trip to the islands, hop on a Hawaii sightseeing tour with a local guide. When you’re ready to make your plans – we’ve got you covered.  If you want to learn more, check out Explore Hawaii.

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