Hawaii Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Hawaii in a way like no other. Psychedelic coral swaying beneath turquoise waters and silky beaches with pink, white and black sands. Tropical wildlife and smouldering volcanoes rimmed by lush rainforests. If Mother Nature has ever shown off, it’s in Hawaii. The locals know they’re living in paradise, with aloha ʻaina (love for the land) coursing through their culture. And when you take a Hawaii holiday with Trafalgar, you too will fall in love with this land. Learn to ‘wave slide’ in Waikiki, snorkel with sea turtles, and see the bubbling volcanoes on the Big Island. Discover the vibrant multiculturalism of the islands, as we take you from a sustainable local farm to a traditional Polynesian performance in Maui, or from a Pearl Harbour memorial to the gleaming Kona Hawaii Temple. Hawaii is the perfect place to kick off your shoes and let the aloha wash over you. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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The best of Hawaii unlocked for you

Experience Hawaii differently. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and uncover local secrets when our friends across the country open their doors to you. Here’s just a sample of the rich experiences you can expect.
"Hawaii is a dream destination and it never disappoints. With the most stunning nature and a vibrant culture, you'll find your aloha ʻaina in Hawaii."
Travel Director
Hawaii at a glance
Learn to ‘wave slide’ in Waikiki, snorkel with sea turtles, see the bubbling volcanoes on the Big Island, swim psychedelic coral reefs, and see a traditional Polynesian performance in Maui. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director in Hawaii and discover the true meaning of aloha ʻaina (love for the land).
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What to pack for Hawaii

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With hundreds of beautiful beaches and some of the world’s best surf, you’ll need to pack your swimsuit for your Hawaii trip.

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Reef-safe sunscreen

Protect yourself from the sun and protect the coral from Oxybenzone or Octinoxate. Both of these chemicals (commonly found in sunscreen) will be banned in Hawaii from 2021.

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Waterproof day bag

Whether you’re trekking to a waterfall or venturing out on a snorkeling trip, you’ll need a waterproof day bag to protect your phones and cameras.

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Adaptor plug

In Hawaii, the standard voltage is 120 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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Hiking shoes

Hawaii is famed for its towering mountains, hidden waterfalls and phenomenal viewpoints, so bring a sturdy pair of shoes for your hiking adventures.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may need visas to enter. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels. Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ resources in advance of your trip departure date for more information.

The well-being of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern. Read about the new measures we put in place to elevate our hygiene standards and protocols to give you the peace of mind when traveling during these new times. 

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