Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that feral park rangers patrolled it. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today’s Groupon to Polynesian Adventure Tours. Choose between the following options:
- For $21, you get one admission to an island combination tour for a child age 3–11 (a $43 value).
- For $36, you get one admission to an island combination tour for an adult (a $72 value).<p>
Both admissions include: * A four-hour Mini Circle Island with Scenic Shores tour, which includes guide and free round-trip hotel transportation * 24-Hour pass for a hop-on, hop-off tour, which includes the choice of three city-loop tours with a guidebook and guided narration<p>
The mini-coach bus schedules pickups and drop-offs from 60+ Waikiki-area hotels. Call ahead to specify your pickup spot. Pickup begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Aboard the mini-coach bus, Polynesian Adventure Tours’s adroit guides shepherds sightseers on four-hour Mini Circle tours through Honolulu’s streets and Oahu’s breathtaking landscapes. Coaches drive along a circuit of historical and natural island sites, enabling passengers to smell firsthand locales such as Amelia Earhart Lookout, perched atop the rimmed bowl-shaped chasm of Diamond Head crater. Eyes admire the subtle Victorian elegance of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and view tropical rainforest vistas from the spiked peaks of the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. Halona Blowhole sprays above the south rocky coast, while sandy beaches play gentle fisticuffs with waves in Hanauma Bay (closed on Tuesdays). Tours also acquaint guests with the early life of President Obama, pairing visits to influential island sites with Hawaiian legends and history.
On a different day, guests embark on rides around one of three city loops, guided by GPS-activated narration which highlights intriguing area facts such as which islands were once secretly peninsulas. Triggered by specific locales, audio guides can inform ears in five languages—as eyes follow along with an included guidebook. Ride for a full day on the Honolulu-city-tour Loop, Pearl Harbor¬–express loop, or night loop to see some of the 1,500 historic sites and entertainment options such as restaurants, clubs, and especially springy patches of grass. As each tour is hop-on, hop-off, guests may board or depart at any stop and explore at their leisure. Click here for a list of the Aloha Bus’ scheduled pickup locations and times.
Polynesian Adventure Tours
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.