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Aerial view of the sandy beach and curved asphalt road on the west coast of Maui. Hawaii

If you’re planning to travel to Hawaii, there’s no doubt that you will want to make the most of your time here. There is so much that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer, and by following a few simple tips, you will be sure to have an incredible trip while also being respectful of this sacred land. 

Ocean Safety

a beach with a palm tree on the coast of Hawaii

The Pacific Ocean surrounds the Hawaiian Islands. These beautiful waters look very inviting, but it’s important to approach the ocean with reverence and respect for its incredible power. When you arrive at any beach, be sure to check carefully for any posted signs that may indicate specific safety rules to follow. If there is a lifeguard on duty, you should also check with them before entering the water, especially if you notice that there aren’t many people swimming. There could be potential hazards, tide changes, hidden rocks, rip currents, shorebreaks, and more that you will need to be aware of. 

Be Weather Aware

When you travel to Hawaii, you should know that the weather can change in an instant. You may start the day with the warm sun shining when you’re suddenly caught in a heavy downpour. If you are planning an outdoor adventure, check the weather forecast beforehand. It’s also never a bad idea to bring along a poncho or rain jacket to keep you warm in case you do find yourself exploring in the rain. If you are planning to visit an area of Hawaii that increases in elevation, such as Haleakalā National Park, be aware that the temperatures will drop once you reach the summit, so dress in layers so you won’t be too cold. 

Respect the Culture

Aloha in Sand, Hawaii, USA

One of the many reasons tourists travel to Hawaii is to experience the Aloha lifestyle. During your visit, you’ll feel the Aloha spirit. It is important to respect the culture, learn about traditions, and appreciate this wonderfully sacred place that locals and natives are willing to share with others. There is no place quite like the Hawaiian Islands, and you will be glad you opened your heart to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the things that make this beloved destination so special.

Be a Respectful Driver

When driving in Hawaii, be aware of pedestrians and give them the right-of-way, don’t drive distracted, and avoid being in a rush. Better yet, if you plan to do some sightseeing, plan to book a guided tour that includes transportation, and you can relax and not have to worry about navigating to your destination. 

Enjoy Hawaiian Lands With Guided Tours

a group of people sitting in front of a window on a Hawaii tour bus in Maui

There is beauty all around you when you visit any one of the Hawaiian Islands. So naturally, you will feel inclined to explore and see the majestic features of Hawaii up close and personal. You should absolutely make time to see the waterfalls, mountains, valleys, canyons, rainforests, and all the wildlife you can, and the best way to do this is with a guided tour. By booking a guided tour, you will be taken to the most picturesque areas, given guidance on where to get the best photos, and instructions on how to stay safe and respect the land. Plus, getting to some of the most beautiful areas of Hawaii, like taking the Road to Hāna on Maui, can be dangerous for the inexperienced visitor. 

Book a Guided Tour With Valley Isle Excursions

a woman exploring in Hawaii on a guided tour

Planning to travel to Hawaii? Book a guided tour in Maui with Valley Isle Excursions. Our experienced team of tour guides offers guided tours on the island of Maui. The Road to Hāna Tour allows visitors the opportunity to see the incredible sights along the 68-mile winding Road to Hāna. It includes a continental breakfast and classic Hāna picnic lunch. You will be picked up in one of our comfortable custom cruisers and given the chance to simply enjoy the journey. Our Haleakalā Sunrise Tour gives visitors the unique ability to see the beautiful sunrise at the summit of the Haleakalā Crater in Maui. We know you’ll be inspired by the landscape and enjoy being immersed in the sacredness of Haleakalā’s summit. You can also book a private tour and customize your itinerary to your liking. Visit the website to book now!