Experience the enchanting wonders of Oahu on our captivating circle island tour that unveils the island's iconic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes. With family-friendly pricing and live narration bringing Oahu's vibrant history to life, this excursion is perfect for both budget-conscious travelers and adventurous families. Enjoy the convenience of round trip transportation from the Waikiki area, ensuring a hassle-free and immersive journey. As the tour concludes, you'll return to Waikiki with cherished memories that will linger long after your vacation ends.
After picking you up from your Waikiki accommodation, the tour begins with a drive past Diamond Head Crater, an impressive 760ft volcanic tuff cone that was formed approximately 300,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption. Enjoy panoramic views of this iconic volcanic formation from the comfort of your seat as your knowledgeable guide shares fascinating insights about its geological and historical importance.
Next, we stop at the Halona Blowhole, a natural wonder along the southeastern coast. Witness the power of the ocean as waves rush into an underwater lava tube and shoot water high into the air, creating a captivating and picturesque display that showcases the island's raw beauty amongst the backdrop of Koko Crater and the famous sea-cliffs of South Oahu.
After that, we visit the Nuuanu Pali Lookout. This lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Ko'olau Mountain Range and the Windward Coastline. Learn about the historical significance of this site, where the Battle of Nuuanu took place in 1795. The higher elevation contributes to a cooler climate and gives you a chance to experience the refreshing breeze and unique mountain forest of Oahu.
We then journey to The Byodo-In Temple. The temple was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Surrounded by lush gardens, koi ponds, bamboo forest, and scenic mountains, the Byodo-In Temple is a serene and peaceful place. Visitors can explore the temple grounds, admire the intricate architecture, and experience a sense of tranquility.
Now, it is time to drive along the Windward side of Oahu which offers stunning coastal views and lush landscapes. The scenic route takes you past charming beach towns, pristine beaches, towering mountains, and the captivating blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. You'll catch a glimpse of Mokoliʻi Island, a cone-shaped island's lush greenery and rugged coastline create a picturesque sight that adds to the natural beauty of the area.
We then drive along the North Shore of Oahu, that showcases some of the world's most renowned surfing beaches. As you pass by iconic spots like Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, you'll witness the impressive power of the waves and the breathtaking beauty of the shoreline.
Stopping in Historic Haleiwa Town on the North Shore offers a charming blend of rich cultural heritage, and a laid-back beach town atmosphere. Many of the buildings reflect the architectural styles of the 19th century and have been preserved or restored to maintain their historical character. You'll encounter an array of unique shops showcasing local craftsmanship and surf culture. Indulge in delicious food from popular food trucks and eateries, shave ice, and other Hawaiian specialties.
Finally, before heading back to Waikiki we visit the Dole Plantation. This stop offers a fun and immersive experience, providing insights into the island's pineapple heritage. Explore vibrant gardens, indulge in delicious pineapple treats, and shop for souvenirs, making it a delightful outing that combines education, entertainment, and tropical flavors such as the famous Dole Whip, a popular soft-serve frozen dessert known for its creamy texture and refreshing pineapple flavor.
Pickup from Waikiki hotels and resorts
48 hours notice of cancellation prior to tour departure is required for full refund; no-shows will incur a full charge.