9 of the Best Hawaiian Experiences that You Can Plan Ahead

Hawaiian experiencesThe tropical splendor of Hawaii is one of its major draws. The blaze of a fiery orange sun melting into the ocean will make a romantic out of the most stoic character. Fragrant blossoms scent the air and gently swaying palm fringes calm the soul. The setting is magical. But today’s travelers also want activities that help them get to know and really engage with their destination. The good news is that Hawaii has plenty of those, too, and tour operator JourneseSM offers a host of unique Hawaiian experiences to help you make the most of your vacation.

Favorite Hawaiian Experiences

Whether you’re looking for adventurous pursuits, family fun experiences, culinary exploration or cultural immersion, our trusted partner JourneseSM has a portfolio of activities to suit your interest and activity level. Even better, you can add them into your vacation before your departure, so you’re assured of access to the most sought-after Hawaiian experiences. JourneseSM has hand-selected the finest activities available on each island so your vacation experiences are meaningful and memorable.

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Kauai Eco Adventure: See Kauai from a scenic helicopter flight to Hanapepe Valley and Manawaiopuna Falls, known as Jurassic Park Falls. Continue to Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, Napali Coast and Hanalei Bay, plus enjoy the opportunity to fly directly into Mount Waialeale’s stunning crater. Adventure, Romance
Deluxe Catamaran Excursion: Climb aboard a spacious 60-foot catamaran and experience Napali Coast’s majestic cliffs, waterfalls and sea caves. Keep watch for playful dolphins while learning the enchanting history and legends of this land. Savor a continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch. Romance, Culture
VIP Multi-Adventure Excursion: On this private excursion, kayak along the Huleia River to Pirate Pool for a refreshing swim, followed by zip lining and lunch at Kipu Ranch. Next, hike private footpaths and explore the landscapes, made famous by Jurassic Park and The Descendants, then return on a motorized canoe. Adventure, Family

Hawaiian experiencesMaui Experiences

Trilogy – Discover Lanai: Enjoy a light breakfast as you sail to Lanai for snorkeling and SNUBA amid fascinating marine life with Trilogy – the only company allowed to show guests the Hulopoe Marine Preserve. Then, enjoy a guided visit of Lanai’s historic town and a barbeque overlooking Manele Bay, before sailing back to Maui. Family, Culture
Hana Ultimate Picnic: Discover the legends of Hana on a guided limo-van excursion. Revel in the beauty of Keanae’s lava formations, Puohokamoa Falls, Wailua Overlook and endless tropical flora. Plus, savor a delectable breakfast in Paia and lunch in Hana. Romance, Scenery
Iao Valley and Haleakala Adventure: On this private excursion, take in inspiring 360° panoramas as you ascend Haleakala Crater and Maui’s lush upcountry in a comfortable limo-van. Dine at a mountain lodge for lunch, then travel to Iao Valley State Park, the famed Iao Needle landmark and Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens. Scenery, Adventure

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Paradise Cove Luau Royal Box: After a fresh flower or kukui nut lei greeting and photo, be escorted to VIP royal box seating for a traditional Hawaiian luau feast and show. Indulge in decadent local cuisine with exotic drinks amid friendly hosts, plus a demonstration of arts and crafts. Culture, Culinary
Pro Surf Lesson: Hone your skills of this iconic Hawaiian-born sport as you learn the advanced art of surfing from the professionals, including standup paddle or body boarding. Ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers or for those who wish to compete. Active Adventure
Kualoa Ranch Adventures: A beautiful scenic property and site of Hollywood movies, choose from four exciting adventures. Options include ATV exploration, horseback riding, a jungle expedition, ancient grounds and tropical gardens discovery, ranch and movie set tour, or a Secret Island water exploration with snorkeling and kayaking. Family, Adventure

Talk to your Covington vacation advisor about adding these and other unique Hawaiian experiences to your vacation.

Disclosure: Covington Travel is pleased to recognize JourneseSM as a trusted travel partner and sponsor of this post.

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