Hawaii represents the ultimate holiday destination on many travelers' bucket lists, and with good reason - these tropical islands abound with lush rainforests, golden beaches, and a prevailing atmosphere of paradisal tranquility.
Uniquely positioned in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii's islands offer an incredible wealth of vacation experiences. First settled by Polynesian people 1,500 years ago, Hawaii's islands developed rich culture, arts, and governmental structures including the unique ahupua'a system of land division and the rulership of ali'i (chiefs). In 1810, King Kamehameha unified the Hawaiian Islands, while the 19th century saw increasing western influence as sugar plantations were established. In 1893, the monarchy was overthrown, and Hawaii was annexed by the United States in 1898.
Located on the third largest island, Oahu, the state’s capital, Honolulu, is the perfect location to take a bike tour. Begin from the world famous Waikiki Beach and discover the historic sites of Honolulu by bike. Or, head out of the city and pedal towards the peaceful burbling of the enchanting Manoa Falls. For a total immersion into Hawaiian culture, take a guided food tour to get a taste of local delicacies such as the state fish and malasada donuts. Honolulu, you'll soon find, has it all!