HAWAII

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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Hawaii in a way like no other. Psychedelic coral swaying beneath turquoise waters and silky beaches with pink, white and black sands. Tropical wildlife and smouldering volcanoes rimmed by lush rainforests. If Mother Nature has ever shown off, it’s in Hawaii. The locals know they’re living in paradise, with aloha ʻaina (love for the land) coursing through their culture. And when you take a Hawaii holiday with Trafalgar, you too will fall in love with this land. Learn to ‘wave slide’ in Waikiki, snorkel with sea turtles, and see the bubbling volcanoes on the Big Island. Discover the vibrant multiculturalism of the islands, as we take you from a sustainable local farm to a traditional Polynesian performance in Maui, or from a Pearl Harbour memorial to the gleaming Kona Hawaii Temple. Hawaii is the perfect place to kick off your shoes and let the aloha wash over you.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Hawaii is a dream destination and it never disappoints. With the most stunning nature and a vibrant culture, you'll find your aloha ʻaina in Hawaii."

Travel Director

Hawaii at a

glance

Currency

US dollar

Winter avg temp

23°C

Summer avg temp

28°C

Time Zone

GMT +10

Capital City

Honolulu

Language

English

Good Morning

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Good evening

Good evening

Learn to ‘wave slide’ in Waikiki, snorkel with sea turtles, see the bubbling volcanoes on the Big Island, swim psychedelic coral reefs, and see a traditional Polynesian performance in Maui. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director in Hawaii and discover the true meaning of aloha ʻaina (love for the land).

Our top 3 things to do in Hawaii

From the sustainable farms of Maui, to the sugary beaches of Waikiki and the volcanoes of Big Island, our Hawaii holiday packages reveal every side of this beautiful state.

Explore the golden beaches of Waikiki

Home of the perfect wave, Waikiki is one of the best-loved places in Hawaii to soak up the sun and sea. Head down to Waikiki Beach, a two-mile strip of powdery white sand, where you can take a dip in the turquoise waters and admire the gorgeous Hawaiian sunset.

Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

We’ll reveal the thrilling beauty of Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island with a walk through a real lava tube and a visit to an interpretive museum to learn about these incredible active volcanoes. We’ll also take you for lunch at a restaurant with the steaming Halema'uma'u Crater as the backdrop.

Tour the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona

Set on the west coast of the Big Island (Hawaii Island), Kailua-Kona was once the playground of Hawaiian royalty. Today, it’s a vibrant village and our Local Specialists will show you the dazzling white Kona Hawaii Temple and introduce you to Kona’s coffee culture with a visit to a local coffee plantation.

Best museums in Hawaii

Our Hawaii tour packages show you the vibrant history and culture of Hawaii through the country’s top museums, from indigenous cultures to the history of Pearl Harbour.

USS Missouri

The USS Missouri memorial is dedicated to preserving the famous ship and her story, documenting the ship from the first launch in 1944 until today. As the site where WWII formally ended, the USS Missouri is one of the most important artefacts of the war.

Iolani Palaca

Built in 1882 in Honolulu, the grand Iolani Palace was once the home of Hawaii’s reigning monarchs. Today it’s a Natural Historic Landmark and a living restoration of Hawaiian culture where you’ll discover the royal histories of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani.

Bishop Museum

The Bishop Museum is the largest museum in Hawaii and houses the world’s largest collection of Polynesian cultural artefacts and over 24 million natural history specimens. There’s also a number of interactive displays, with planetarium shows and a Science Adventure Centre.

Best food in Hawaii

Hawaiian cuisine is a tasty blend of native, Asian and European influences, featuring fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and spices. We’ll show you the best spots to taste the classic Hawaiian dishes.

Poke

A traditional dish of Native Hawaiian cuisine, poke is a dish of diced raw fish (traditionally tuna or octopus), seasoned with green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, seaweed or wasabi. You can find popular modern versions served with additions like avocado, mushrooms, pineapple and jalapeños.

Lomi Lomi Salmon

A traditional Hawaiian dish, lomi lomi salmon is a cold salad of shredded salmon, tomatoes and sweet Maui onions. The name comes from the preparation method, as lomi lomi means ‘to massage’ in Hawaiian, and the salmon is traditionally rubbed with salt by hand before serving.

Pork Lau Lau

Pork Lau Lau is a delicious Native Hawaiian dish, made of chunks of pork wrapped in taro (luau) leaf and cooked in a traditional imu oven (an underground pit). Today, pork lau lau is commonly steamed on the stove and served as a lunch dish with a side of rice.

Waterproof coat

A waterproof coat is an essential item in Wales - there are showers all year round and Cardiff is one of the wettest cities in Europe.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in Wales is 230V and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

A pair of sunglasses

Summer or winter, a pair of sunglasses is essential. If visiting in the colder months, the reflection of the sun on the white snow will give your eyes a surprising strain.

Hiking boots

The mountains of Wales are best explored on foot, and you’ll need a comfortable pair of hiking boots to explore the trails. Make sure you break in your boots before your trip to Wales.

A small digital camera

The picturesque lanes, neoclassical architecture and stunning landscapes mean you’ll be walking a lot to soak it all up. Bring along your own reusable water bottle and stay hydrated the eco-friendly way.

What to pack for Wales

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

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