by DAVID MONTES
Mexico city, Mexico
January 30, 2004
Hawaii Sports and Activities specializes in tours focused on the best of the North Shore, tours that get passengers out of the bus to experience first-hand the signature attractions of this lesser-traveled parts of the island.
You'll tour a pineapple plantation, which is home to the world's largest maze planted in more than 1100 tropical plants and pineapples. The next stop is the picturesque surfing village of Haleiwa where you'll shop, taste shaved ice, and tour a surf museum. From Haleiwa, the tour heads toward the Waimea Valley Audubon Center where you'll stroll through gardens dominated by native species and then visit a 14th century Hawaiian heiau. Big wave surf spots are the last stop on the tour. Here, you can eat lunch, watch the surfers, and, if the waves are small, you can do some snorkeling, sunning, and beach games.
From journal THE BEACHE DESTINATION