Hawaii, a state known for its lush tropical settings, is also a well known tourist destination. There are many things located in Hawaii that are off the beaten track. Most people stick to surfing, swimming, and visiting volcanoes when they visit the ˜Aloha State.' If you wish to see more of Hawaii then the volcanoes and the beaches, then you should try some of the more unique or odd Hawaiian vacation options.
The Polynesian Cultural Center, found on the North Shore of Oahu, is well known for recreated island villages of Polynesia, including Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga, and Tahiti. Villagers at this creative destination will show you skills such as coconut husking, climbing palm trees, and more. A luau will end the day and you will feel immersed in the Polynesian lifestyle. Get in touch with the true culture of Hawaii by visiting this educational and entertaining attraction.
One tour in Hawaii that is not for the faint of heart is the Kalaupapa Leper Colony tour. This tour requires participants to ride a mule down the side of a cliff, which will surely stir objections in some people. A tour of the leper colony facility and the grave of Father Damien, their protector, who also died of Hansen's disease (another term for leprosy), is educational and thrilling, thanks to the adventurous mule ride. This is one spot few others will be able to brag about seeing, so earn your bragging rights by mounting a mule on your next Hawaii vacation.
One strange tour in Hawaii is the Dolphins Gone Wild tour, which focuses on the mating habits of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. If you happen to be in Hawaii in spring or fall, when dolphin mating is at its peak, you can witness the action by boat. Definitely unusual, this is one experience you won't soon forget.
Hawaii, as evidenced above, is full of unique travel fare that does not involve seeing volcanoes or staying on the beach. Why spend your vacation like everyone else? Be unique and see some of the lesser known sites that litter the Hawaiian Islands. Amazing adventure awaits you in Hawaii.