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Below are the 2023 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Top Experiences—the activities that travellers loved most.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.

Ideal for first-time visitors, or those with limited time, this full-day tour takes you all around Oahu, making sure that you don't miss a thing. You'll see top attractions including Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, the Byodo-In Temple and the surfing beaches of the North Shore. Plus, you'll have time to explore Haleiwa town.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While I was skeptical since this trip does not include the water fall tour it still pleased the senses. One of the only tours available on Sunday and vacation was a short one so every minute counted. We were able to get off at the area we would have never seen with out Tony. Blow Hole, Byodo In temple, Nu' aunu Pali, Haleiwa, Dole plantation. Sample of Kona Coffee, Poi Malasada and much more. He gave us great shopping and eatery advise! Great knowledge, history and story telling! True Ohana! Mahalo- Guzman Family
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were with Tony and he is an amazing bus driver and tour guide. He took his time and told us the history and stories of Hawaii. 5 stars I recommend.
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the Circle Island Tour today. We had a great time! Our driver Tony was wonderful! He filled us with tales and legends, a lot of history and fun facts. We learned so much! If you have limited time on this island, I highly recommend!
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tony was knowledgeable and fun. The Circle Tour was a great way to see and experience Honolulu. The Dole whip is the perfect delight to end of trip.
    Reviewed June 2024

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Don’t just eat the incredible food in Thailand; with this hands-on half-day experience—you can visit an organic farm and learn how to make local dishes from scratch. Discover expert tips on how to grow herbs and vegetables, and then take part in a cooking class where you can make a variety of dishes—such as curry paste, curry, stir-fry, soup, and spring rolls.
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 Duration: 6h
 Ages 0-75, max of 4 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles9,172 reviews
Take a day tour around the Ubud area to check out some of Bali's most popular attractions. Stop at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegenungan Waterfall, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, an art market where you can shop for souvenirs, Puri Saren Palace (Ubud Palace), and Tirta Empul Temple, known for its natural springs.
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 8–10 hours
 Ages 1-99, max of 13 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles15,775 reviews
Drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) at full throttle across the sands and enjoy an exciting program of other desert exploits in one fuss-free trip with this premium experience from Dubai. Hit the red dunes of the Lahbab desert, bump around a 60-minute ATV circuit, and relax Bedouin-style at the 5-star Al Khayma camp. Sip coffee, ride camels, and enjoy an Arabic-costume photoshoot, barbecue-buffet, dance shows, and stargazing before returning.
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 Duration: 6h
 Ages 14-55, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles19,970 reviews
See the highlights of the DMZ stress-free on a half-day sightseeing tour from Seoul. After comfortable transfer from convenient pickup locations, your group will visit Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park and the Bridge of Freedom. Next, tour the DMZ, Third Tunnel, and Dora Observatory. From beginning to end, your guide will provide detailed commentary to ensure an immersive and informative experience. Return to Seoul with plenty of time to enjoy the evening as you wish.
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 Duration: 7h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles11,742 reviews
Discover Reykjavik’s foodie scene and sample delicious Icelandic cuisine on this walking tour. Visit a variety of Reykjavik eateries from restaurants to food trucks, and sample a selection of traditional dishes and street food favorites including Icelandic cheeses, lamb, homemade ice cream, and the famous Icelandic hot dogs. Along the way, pass by landmarks such as Hallgrimskirkja, the Harpa concert hall, and Parliament House.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 0-120, max of 14 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,378 reviews
Explore the famous canals of Amsterdam aboard this classic canal cruise aboard a luxury boat. Choose from three convenient departure points and board an electric boat, you’ll see the sights of the city in an eco-friendly way, passing along the smaller canals that the large boats can’t access. A local skipper navigates while an onboard host provides commentary about the sights and pours drinks from the bar.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 3-99, max of 12 per group
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Explore the key sites of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat complex (admission at your own expense; ticket costs $37 per person and covers all the Temple admission ) during this small-group tour. Learn about the history of Cambodia and Siem Reap from your tour guide as you visit the Terrace of the Elephants, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Ta Prohm Temple, and much more. This tour also offers the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the ancient temples as well as hotel pickup and drop-off.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 4-99, max of 10 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles9,266 reviews
Explore the underwater world of Puerto Rico on a guided snorkeling adventure. Receive a lesson from a professional diver and enjoy a hassle-free outing with all the equipment you need. Then swim through the tropical waters off Guaynabo and see brilliantly-colored tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures. Afterward, revisit your experience with a GoPro video of your snorkeling excursion included in the tour price.
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 Duration: 1h 30m
 Ages 8-99, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles6,704 reviews
Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Hanoi in a unique way as you explore the city in a Soviet-era GAZ-69 jeep. See a mix of city highlights and hidden gems in the capital of Vietnam and learn about the country’s history from your guide. Choose from morning, afternoon, or evening tours and enjoy a delicious street food meal.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 1-90, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles5,146 reviews
Travel confidently with Alpaca Expeditions, Peru's #1 Tour Operator!. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu along the ancient footpath of the Incas directly into Machu Picchu through the famous Sun Gate. Experience many historic, archeological Inca sites on the way, with expert, local, indigenous guides who share insider knowledge of their Inca culture. Cloud forests, stunning mountain scenery, gourmet chefs & scenic campsites await you on this pilgrimage adventure journey of a lifetime.
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 Duration: 4 days
 Ages 5-75, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,222 reviews
When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles6,346 reviews
Florence is known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” and the city was home to many important artists and intellectuals. Find out more about Florentine history, culture, and the legendary Medici dynasty behind the city’s rise to power with this introductory walking tour. Stroll by highlights like the cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, and Piazza della Signoria for an overview of the city’s wonders in just a couple of hours.
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 Duration: 2h
 Ages 0-90, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,220 reviews
Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City’s street food scene on this half-day tasting tour, dedicated to local favorites that many culinary tours overlook. Drop in on hole-in-the-wall restaurants, where vendors have spent decades perfecting small but tasty menus. Enjoy eight tastings, including freshly made banh mi, sugar cane drink and sweet soup dessert.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 1-99, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,207 reviews
Comuna 13 is currently the most visited site in all of Medellin and our company has the title of those qualified to make this tour. What does the tour include? - Local guide in Spanish or English, - Delicious Church Empanadas - Patacon with Hogao - Sausages - Mango ice cream with salt and lemon - Visit the neighborhood with the most graffiti in all of Medellin. (We will know the history behind many of these graffiti), - Visit the escalators of Comuna 13, - Visit an art gallery in Comuna 13, - Artistic Shows in Comuna 13 We will also go to a viewpoint where the entire city of Medellín is displayed, - Visit Independencia 2: this is another place full of graffiti and history, Learn about the history of the largest urban mass grave in the world, which is in Commune 13.
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 Duration: 3h
 Ages 0-100, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,211 reviews
Discover Singapore’s charming backstreets and historical landmarks on a small-group half-day bike tour. Get a close-up view of the city while covering a lot of ground on a bike. Explore beyond the usual tourist spots and learn about Singapore’s rich history as you ride around Marina Bay, the Colonial District, Chinatown, Little India, and other ethnic and historic enclaves. You’ll also stop for light refreshments to keep you energized.
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 Duration: 4h
 Ages 10-80, max of 12 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,942 reviews
Some Niagara Falls tours are American and some are Canadian. Not this one. Get the full experience from both sides of the border on this deluxe tour of everything Niagara Falls has to offer. Visit all the must-see Niagara Falls attractions, from the thrilling Maid of the Mist boat cruise to the exciting Cave of the Winds walk—even a trip to the top of the Skylon Tower and much more. All attraction and admission fees, plus hotel transfers and road tolls are included. Food and beverages are at your own expense.
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 Duration: 7h
 Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles7,133 reviews
Explore Ireland on this full-day Cliffs of Moher and Galway tour from Dublin. Travel into rural Ireland by air-conditioned coach with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the Emerald Isle’s spectacular countryside. Journey along the Wild Atlantic Way to the Cliffs of Moher where you can explore for a couple of hours. After a brief stop at Burren National Park, visit Galway to explore the cobblestoned streets and immerse yourself in the local culture.
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 Duration: 12h 30m
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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Visit Aruba’s Natural Pool and Baby Beach on a unique off-road 4WD adventure to the island’s top natural attractions. Ride in a 4x4 Land Rover, specially designed to traverse the rugged terrain of Arikok National Park. Stop by landmarks like the California Lighthouse and Natural Bridge, with free time to snorkel and swim at the Natural Pool and Baby Beach. A barbecue lunch and cold beverages are included in your full-day tour.
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 Duration: 8h
 Ages 2-99, max of 9 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,477 reviews
Soar through the skies of Cappadocia on this magical hot-air-balloon tour in Turkey. Choose your flight duration and basket size, and ascend into the atmosphere where you can admire the region’s lunar landscape from above. Before your flight, enjoy a light breakfast with coffee or tea; on landing, toast with a glass of sparkling wine. No trip to Turkey is complete without treasuring this unforgettable experience.
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 6-99, max of 4 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,842 reviews
Experience London’s traditional drinking scene on this small-group, half-day pub crawl. Accompany your guide on a fun and educational tour in and around the City of London, where you’ll visit at least four historic pubs and taste different brews (own expense). Pop into centuries-old ale houses, see literary haunts favored by writers like Charles Dickens, and learn about local drinking culture through the ages.
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 18-99, max of 14 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,326 reviews
Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight. Flexible daily itineraries: Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, German Fountain, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 - Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside), Spice Market. Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill by Cable Car, Kadıkoy Market (or alternative sites).
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 7–21 hours
 Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles6,054 reviews
Learn about the mysterious history of Salem on this guided walking tour of the city. Follow your local historian guide through Salem, listening to 400 years of history and admire the old architecture that dates back hundreds of years. For spookier experience, select the nighttime tour led by lantern light and find out the truth about the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria.
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 120–135 minutes
 Ages 6-95, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,488 reviews
Get to know Abu Dhabi on a day trip from Dubai that lets you explore the largest emirate on a time budget. All transportation is included, saving you the hassle figuring out logistics, and a guide makes the most of your time by taking you straight to Abu Dhabi highlights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers, and more.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 3-80, max of 15 per group
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,314 reviews
Travel by fast train round-trip from Delhi to Agra to pack in more sightseeing and spend less time on the road. The Gatimaan Express train gets you to Agra and your local guide and private driver meet you upon arrival. Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj), and Mehtab Bagh, before returning to Delhi in the evening. Choose the transport and guide option or upgrade to included lunch, entrance fees, and train-class options.
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 Duration: 12h
 Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
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