Hawaii is so much more than a picture postcard. No matter what island you choose, there’s so much to see and do. Hawaii is the state of discovery for most people once they leave its few big cities. There’s history, culture, and adventure. So, take vacation time from your busy job at Riverside Med Group and discover Hawaii the way that you want.
The Royal Tour
Hawaii was a monarchy with rituals and ceremonies. And, the proud memories linger in the minds of many older natives.
According to Aloha-Hawaii.com, Kamehameha The Great united all the Hawaiian islands in 1810 – although the residents of Kona will point you that he never conquered their island. He established a monarchy that would last only 80 years.
Unfortunately for the monarchy, its 80 years coincided with the combined forces of English, American, Congregational Church, and business interests. Without a state-of-the-art military or imperialist ambitions, the Hawaiian monarchy evolved into a constitutional one.
Queen Liliuokalani “has the distinction of being Hawaii’s last monarch. In a futile attempt to revert to an earlier Constitution and restore power to the monarchy, Liliuokalani was forced to step down during a coup by American businessmen. Thus, the Republic of Hawaii was born on July 4, 1894.”
A package at Discover Hawaii Tours Pearl Harbor tours will take you into historic will take you through the Historic Downtown Honolulu, the Hawaii State Capitol Building as well as the graceful Iolani Palace and austere Kawaiahao Church. Of course, no visit is complete without photo ops at the King Kamehameha the Great Statue.
The Industrial Tour
Hawaii has a unique eco-system with perfect weather. It’s humidity, winds, temperature, and rich volcanic soil cultivate a variety of fruits exported throughout the world.
American industrialists saw the potential raising and shipping pineapples and bananas and formed the Dole food company that would become instrumental in the end of Hawaiian monarchy and the U.S. acquisition of the territory that would become the State of Hawaii.
The Dole Plantation is now a major destination for tourists. There are mazes, train rides, gardens, and more. Buying Dole Plantation tour tickets and packages will give you entrance to a favorite part of the Hawaii experience.
The Battle Tour
Oahu is, of course, the location of Pearl Harbor a place that lives in infamy since December 7, 1941. In only 30 minutes, the Japanese Air Force had destroyed the US ships Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. According to the Britannica, “Three other battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, and other vessels were also damaged. More than 180 aircraft were destroyed. U.S. military casualties totaled more than 3,400, including more than 2,300 killed.”
The solemn and serene memorial to those lost on the USS Arizona sits apparently floating above their gravesite, a moving and informative visit. A half dozen other museums hold archives of those times. But, professional tour guides bring the history alive with their fact-filled and entertaining narrative.
The Volcano Tour
A flight on the island hopper will take you to Hawaii National Volcanoes Park on The Big Island. Scientists and adventuresome tourists visit the site of two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Kilauea is among the world’s most active volcanoes, and visitors can observe its boiling lava from an observation point close to the fiery pool. Mauna Loa is the world’s largest volcano, a strikingly beautiful look at the geological forces that shaped the Hawaiian Islands.
You can tour the wonders of Hawaii by air, by sea, and by land. You can visit treasures by helicopter, boat, and organized hikes.
But, don’t do it on your own. A professional tour will take you in comfort, make the best use of your tourist time, and show you more than you ever expected.
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