Travel Plaza Transportation, LLC's distinctive yellow buses can go almost anywhere in Oahu or Maui. Guides specialize in putting together all-in-one itineraries that encompass sights such as the USS Arizona National Memoria and Haleakala National Park. In addition to regularly scheduled tours, the company can also charter motor coaches and limos for private groups.
Horrors leap from every corner of Nightmares Live's lengthy labyrinth, where courageous scare-seekers walk darkened halls rife costumed ghouls and special effects. Live actors dressed in scream-inducing threads stalk and haunt terror hunters making their way through a dark and foggy atmosphere illuminated by strobe lights with the creepy brilliance of a jack-o-lantern valedictorian. Spooky props accompany audio effects designed to make eardrums shudder, and special effects abound at the indoor haunted house, which changes each year like the socks of a sloth.
WWII was a scandalous time for the Red Light District of Honolulu's infamous Chinatown. Though the area is now best known for its strong drinks, those tumultuous years turned the district into a destination for "boogie houses" and practitioners of the world's oldest profession. The guides at Honolulu Exposed lead 75-minute walking tours that explore the debauchery of that era. Groups depart from the historic Hawaii Theatre, then weave through the neighborhood's surrounding streets. Guides spin a rich narrative of the district's past, and attendees should be warned: they may hear occasional profanity, but that's par for the course considering the subject matter.
The Hawaiian Islands' stunning natural environs and eclectic cultural histories create ample fodder for discussion during Polynesian Adventure Tours' expertly guided excursions. Thoroughly trained drivers ferry attendees across the isles' majestic tropical terrain aboard air-conditioned buses, peppering the landscape with historical tidbits along the way. Throughout each jaunt, they spotlight a cavalcade of fabled landmarks, such as Pearl Harbor's World War II memorials and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Every tour boasts its own unique itinerary, but many amble through scenic rural towns and stop at lookout points to let passengers stretch their legs, take in the sweeping vistas of Hawaii's renowned marine scenery, or face off in yodeling competitions.
Taking its name from the Hawaiian word for "adopt", Hanai Tours helps visitors become better acquainted with the people, food, and culture of Honolulu. Over the past 10 years, founder [Ed Korybski] http://www.hanaitours.com/about.html) has promoted Honolulu's Chinatown by producing street festivals, setting up commemorative plaques, and rehabilitating the facades of historical buildings. Today, he and his guides lead curious tourists through the beloved neighborhood, taking them through pub crawls and restaurant samplings that allow them to taste some of the local specialties and ethnic dishes. A dessert tour, for example, might include a stop at Mauankea Marketplace and a taste of homemade mango ice cream or Chinese candies, while a tour of Pau Hana?once known as Chinatown's red light district?might focus on area nightlife destinations and samples of wine and sake. Regardless of the food served, each tour also includes interesting historical facts and stories enhanced by digital photographs and video.