If you have traveled to Hawaii in order to experience some of the cultural traditions of the island, it’s important you pick some of the right tours and experiences to take on while you are visiting.
If your goal remains to seek out true Polynesian culture as you are staying in Hawaii, these are some of the best tours you can book today:
The Polynesian cultural Center ambassador luau: This offers a full day of admission to the museum as well as an award-winning Ali’Ii Luau dinner and show. Currently the tour includes a full meal and a show called the HA: Breath of Life. This entire cultural experience will take you through some of the history of the island and more. Consider an upgrade to the super ambassador luau package if you wanted a personal guided tour of the museum, reserved seating and a private canoe tour!
The ultimate Hawaii experience package: This 3 day tour takes you through some of the greatest attractions in Hawaii and explores the cultural history of the area. Included in the admission and to her is an exploration of the Polynesian cultural Center, exploration of the volcano eco from Oahu tour, a cruise around the island and a trip to the Pearl Harbor Museum. This is a selection of four cultural tours that takes place over three days on two different islands with transportation and tour guides through the entire experience!
Tour Pearl Harbor: the military history of this area as well as the attacks on Pearl Harbor are deeply embedded into the culture of Hawaii. Experiencing this monument and touring the area will help you immerse yourself in the military history of Oahu. Pearl Harbor is regarded as one of the must-see attractions in Hawaii and you owe it to yourself to visit this experience if it’s your first time on the island.
Stand up paddle board lessons: paddle boarding is a big part of Polynesian culture and while you may have seen this activity around the world, paddle boarding is something that was first created in Hawaii. Taking stand up paddle board lessons here can be a wonderful experience where you can explore the coastline, travel through rain forests and master a new skill that is a fun transportation methods throughout the shores of Hawaii. Renting one of these for an afternoon or trying out one of the lessons can be a beautiful way to get in touch with the surrounding coastline and waterways of Hawaii.
Surf lessons in Waikiki: phase surf school has private and semi private lessons that are perfect for learning the basics of surfing. Surfing is also why in tradition and learning in this area could be a wonderful way that you can become a part of Hawaiian surfing culture. Take on some lessons and you may even start to feel confident enough to ride some larger waves during your stay in Hawaii.
Germaines Luau: This is a luau experience that has been going since the year 1976 with over 3 million visitors. This luau takes place 27 miles from Waikiki on an exclusive beachfront property and it goes back to a tradition over a century old. Using ancient recipes and with a traditional approach to luau’s, this is an experience that is very authentic and perfect for anyone staying in West Oahu.
Lei Greeting: there is nothing more traditional than an official greeting into Hawaii with a lei welcome at the airport. Booking one of these traditional cultural greetings can make the start to your stay wonderful. With this cultural experience you can be greeted by a native Hawaiian tour guide who will present a flower lei and information on how to organize transportation to your hotel and more. Not only can this ease the stress of the airport but it can help you feel very welcome on arrival!
Consider any of these amazing cultural experiences if you are going to be visiting Hawaii soon. Remember to book them on Best of Hawaii if you want some of the best deals and discounts!