By Expedia Guest Author, on February 20, 2017

Plan your own Skull Island adventure

Lush jungles and rainforests. Spectacular waterfalls. Stunning mountains and cliffs… Skull Island is inspired by real-world locations in Australia, Hawaii, and Vietnam. Travelers to each of these three destinations are treated to unforgettable and breathtaking experiences.

Why not plan your own Skull Island adventure getaway? Take a quick look at some of the treasures that await in Australia, Hawaii and Vietnam.


With imposing mountains, amazing caves, interlacing rivers and streams and spectacular waterfalls, Vietnam has become a hub for adventure tourism, including cave exploration, mountain touring, waterfall crossing, parachuting, zipline, kayaking and more.

With 3,260km of coastline, Vietnam has many beautiful bays and beaches. Ha Long Bay in the north is a natural masterpiece of stone and water with thousands of multi-shaped rocky islands and many amazing caves and fishing villages. The region is perfect for water sports as diving, surfing, parachuting, and more

Throughout the country, you’ll discover unique works of art and architecture, museums filled with historical and cultural treasures, shops with local specialties, and relaxing resorts with modern facilities and diversified tourism services. The friendly people and superb local cuisine will leave you longing to visit again and again.



Australia has some of the world’s most distinctive and diverse natural environments, with unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes, including many national parks and World Heritage Sites.

Get up close to Australia’s exotic plants and animals, explore wide-open spaces and discover ancient rainforests on the fringe of modern cities. You can also climb snow-capped mountains, snorkel and scuba dive among coral reefs, explore the massive red monolith of Uluru, and swim and surf in some of the most pristine water environments on earth.

The Down Under lifestyle has a charm all its own—where Western traditions mingle with aboriginal culture. Cities like Sydney and Perth buzz with modern sensibility. Be sure to visit The Outback—a world unto itself with its wild terrain and unique wildlife. It’s a place where legends are born.


What’s not to love about Hawaii? The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. There’s no place on earth like Hawaii. Whether you’re a new or returning visitor, its six unique islands offer distinct adventures to entice any traveler.

The dramatic cliffs of the Napali Coast on Kauai. The vibrant shores of Waikiki Beach on Oahu. The miles of white sands of Papohaku Beach on Molokai. The dolphin-friendly waters of Hulopoe Bay on Lanai. The summit of Haleakala on Maui. The primal energy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It won’t be easy choosing which island to visit on your first trip to Hawaii, but you’ll find there are no wrong answers.

Plan your own Skull Island adventure to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations—from hidden beaches to small towns you won’t find on a postcard. Learn to surf, snorkel or kayak and earn your Hawaii suntan. Go whale watching and tour the rainforest. And don’t forget to go to an authentic luau where you can get a taste of Hawaiian culture and watch the art of the hula. The itineraries on Hawaii are endless.

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