Sightseeing in Kapa'a

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Koloa,
HI
US

Seventeenth-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had the Taj Mahal built as a mausoleum for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 20,000 laborers and 17 years to complete. And it’s been one of the world’s great architectural marvels ever since. Though the Taj Mahal is probably the most famous site in India—and definitely the most photographed—it’s just the beginning of what there is to see in the world’s second most populous country. There are mosques and Hindu temples, quiet villages and teeming cities, cutting-edge modernity and ancient traditions. In both of these two tours from Beyond Boundaries Travel, an English-speaking guide leads travelers thorough Dehli, the “Pink City” of Jaipur, and the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.The trips have similar itineraries, but differ slightly on day 5. Click here to view the full seven-day April and May trip itinerary. Click here to view the full six-day September trip itinerary. Day 1: Upon arrival in Delhi, travelers settle into their luxe accommodations at the Trident Gurgaon. Two onsite bars and three restaurants serving fare from India and around the world should help you recover from the long flight.Day 2: Spend the morning in Old Delhi, where elaborate mosques stand beside makeshift shopping stalls and rickshaws whizz by. In the afternoon, a trip to New Delhi includes stops at Humanyun’s tomb and the 210-foot high Qutub Minar, built in the 12th century. Dinner is served on the lawns of the Sanskriti Museum after a walk through the Museum of Everyday Art.Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, board the motorcoach for a scenic five-hour drive to Agra. The Taj Mahal is, of course, the main attraction, but the city is also home to Agra Fort, a red sandstone fortress surrounded by high walls and a moat. Overnight accommodations are provided by the Trident Agra.Day 4: A one-hour ride brings you to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted sandstone city. In 1585, English traveler Ralph Fitch described this former metropolis as “larger than London and more populous.” Today, it’s a ghost town: the palaces, mosques, and public buildings here are all empty except for tourists appreciating the craftsmanship and diversity of the architecture. Day 5 (April/May tour only): Guests enjoy one morning and one evening game drive through the Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s largest protected wildlife refuges. The land was once the private hunting area of the Maharajas of Jaipur, but today it’s a prime spot for snapping photos of Bengal tigers, recognized by scientists as the most photogenic big cats thanks to their slimming vertical stripes.Day 5 (September tour); Day 6 (April/May tour): The day begins with breakfast and a three-hour drive to Jaipur, often called “The Pink City” because most of its buildings are made of rose-colored sandstone. The tour pays a visit to Hawa Mahal, a five-story palace with more than 950 tiny windows carved from intricate lattice work, and the Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century astronomical observation site where huge stone instruments were used to track the movements of the stars and planets. With its many bazaars, Jaipur is a haven for collectors and crafters, who can find traditional cloth prints, jewelry, and enameling work known as meenakari. Day 6 (September tour); Day 7 (April/May tour): In the morning, the motorcoach leaves for Amber, an 11th-century fort and palace complex known for its marriage of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The day ends with a quick flight from Jaipur to Delhi to connect with international flights.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

3-5920 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa,
HI
US

West Oahu SUP's staff of professional surfers and lifeguards rent out equipment, lead tours, and conduct lessons on a secluded beach flanked by mountains on both sides. Their passion for the region’s natural splendor defines their tours. The guides can pinpoint the best times of day to spot sea turtles or take advantage of the calmest breezes; lead groups to their favorite lava formations for midday dives; and remember the satisfaction of discovering the sea by paddleboard and kayak for the very first time.

84-1170 Farrington Highway
Waianae,
HI
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2012

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: No

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Have a good meal prior to the boat tour, apply sunscreen, and be there 30 minutes prior to departure

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Na Pali Coast Boat Tour

4997 C Weke Rd
Hanalei,
HI
US

Acroflight International's FAA–certified pilots grant sightseers a nene's-eye view of the North Shore and verdant landscape of Waimea Valley, which stretches across 1,800 acres of land. Inside blissfully quiet gliders, lush greenery and azure waters pass by underfoot as pilots wend their way toward waterfalls, shorelines, and remote sea cliffs, or hop to a nearby island. In stark contrast to these serene jaunts, aerobatic flights turn Hawaii on its head with flips, spins, and twirls that experienced acrobatic pilots customize to suit each passenger’s adrenaline levels.

Farrington Hwy.
Waialua,
HI
US

For 29 years, The Watercraft Connection has been helping locals and tourists alike explore the waters of Oahu. The family behind the business sends guests into a harbor nestled in the historic surf town of Haleiwa. There, folks board jet skis, ocean kayaks, or chartered boats and head out to explore the beaches of nearby Ali'i Beach, Puaena Point, or Anahulu river.

Getting a close look at local flora and fauna is a big part of these expeditions. Customers can glimpse green sea turtles and wild peacocks while kayaking down the Anahulu, or spot dolphins and whales while lounging on chartered cruises. Diving and snorkeling trips offer a deeper perspective on coral reefs, sea creatures, and the pirates who evolved gills sometime in the 1700s.

66-105 Haleiwa Rd
Haleiwa,
HI
US