‘No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and walking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done. For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud wrack’.
The great American adventurer Mark Twain wrote the above words following his four month stay in the Hawaiian Islands back in 1866. Since his visit, some changes have occurred – Hawaii has become the fiftieth US state, native Hawaiians now make up only a third of the population and, apart from a few commonplace words, the Hawaiian language is only heard in remote corners of the islands – but the natural beauty remains.
With a mild year round climate, there are bright flowers and rich fruit to admire in Hawaii throughout the year. Hawaii is a particularly exciting destination for bird watchers, with many brightly coloured and rare breeds easily viewed. Over ninety per cent of the flora and fauna species are unique to the Hawaiian Islands, so you are bound to see many intriguing and unfamiliar sights.
Each of the Hawaiian Islands has its own cultural identity and scenic highlights, here’s our selection
Oahu, “The Gathering Place” is the most populous island with a wide range of resort activities and surfing action. It is also the location of historic Pearl Harbour.
Big Island is the largest Hawaiian Island where one of the main attractions is Volcanoes National Park and the scenic Kona coastline Maui renowned for its world famous beaches for swimming , snorkelling and diving and Heleakala National Park Kauai, the “Garden Island” features breath-taking beaches and lush mountains. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to walk in the amazing Waimea Canyon or along parts of the Na Pali coastline.
Below is a sample of our most popular itineraries – please contact us to discuss other options available.