Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour – South Shore, Waimea Valley & Dole Plantation

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7:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

Visit Oahu's Most Scenic & Cultural Sights

Embark on our highly acclaimed Grand Circle Island Tour of Oahu for an immersive and enlightening exploration of the entire island in just one day. Spanning 120 miles, this captivating excursion covers the must-see attractions of Hawai’i’s most frequented island. Your experienced driver guide will fetch you from Waikiki in a deluxe tour vehicle, providing insightful commentary on Oahu’s natural and cultural landmarks. Traverse the South Shore with panoramic Pacific Ocean vistas, cruise along the windward coastline framed by the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range, and venture to the renowned North Shore, where powerful waves crash onto pristine white sandy beaches. Concluding back in Honolulu, this unique tour ensures you absorb the island’s diverse beauty and highlights. Discover Oahu like never before with our exceptional Grand Circle Island Tour.

    • Fascinating live narration by professional driver guide
    • Exclusive Kahala Avenue drive through “Hawai’i’s Beverly Hills”
    • Halona Blowhole (pending available parking)
    • Nu’uanu Pali Lookout scenic vista towering 1,200 feet over Windward Oahu
    • Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples, gorgeous grounds and remarkable architecture
    • Mokoli’i island offshore near Kualoa
    • Waimea Valley and waterfall swim (weather permitting)
    • Lunch on own
    • North Shore world famous surfing beaches of Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others
    • Stop at rustic, historic Haleiwa Town
    • Coffee and pineapple farms of Central Oahu
    • Brief stop at Dole Plantation where you’ll learn of Hawai’i’s pineapple history
    Tour Highlights:
    • Exclusive Kahala Avenue is known as “Hawai’i’s Beverly Hills”, and you’ll view the stunning multi-million-dollar properties in this affluent community while we travel toward the South Shore sea cliffs area.
      • Halona Blowhole acts like an ocean-driver geyser as the ocean breezes push waves into the cave below and a hole in the rock formation shoots sea spray jets high into the air. Accessibility to the overlook is dependent upon parking congestion situation at this popular stop. 
        • Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is the location of the 1795 battle in which King Kamehameha I victoriously united Oahu under his rule. The epic battle claimed the lives of hundreds of warriors forced over the Pali’s sheer cliffs. At 1,200 feet above the green and blue views of Windward Oahu, the Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most breathtaking scenic points.
        • Byodo-In Temple is a stunning replica of a temple in Uji, Japan, Byodo-In. It is nestled in the Valley of the Temples on the slopes of the Ko’olau Mountain Range. Byodo-In commemorates the first Japanese immigrants in Hawai’i and was constructed entirely without nails. Its beautiful peacocks and hundreds of Japanese Koi contribute to one of the most peaceful and picturesque locations on the island. 
        • Waimea Valley, is an area steeped in historic, cultural and spiritual significance.  Located on the North Shore of Oahu it is a place you won’t soon forget.  Soak in the magic of the valley and be in the quiet of nature surrounded by beautiful flowers, rare plants, cultural sites, and a delightful waterfall for swimming (weather-permitting). 
          • Mokoli’i or “little lizard” in Hawaiian, an islet sits offshore in Kaneohe Bay. Mokoli’i will be viewed near Kualoa as your tour vehicle winds its way along the scenic coastline.
          • North Shore Surfing Breaks, including world famous Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others, are viewed from your tour vehicle as it crosses the island’s big wave territory. The region is known for its fabulously large wintertime waves and international surfing competitions.
          • Historic Haleiwa Town, with its preserved old plantation character and surf town image, makes its shops and restaurants popular among visitors and Oahu residents. It’s the gateway to the North Shore for those arriving from Honolulu and is the area’s largest commercial center.
          • Dole Plantation is “Hawai’i’s Complete Pineapple Experience.” Learn, see, and taste the fruit that is part of the island’s heritage and enjoyed throughout the world. Walk through Dole’s country store where delicious ice-cold Dole Whip treats are available. The quintessential brief and final stop before heading back to Waikiki.

          Departure & Return Location

          • Round-trip hotel transportation is included from convenient Waikiki locations. 
          • If your hotel or the place you are staying is not listed, we will pick you up at the closest location.
          • 24 hours prior to your tour, please re-confirm your pick up time and location by calling 808-833-3000.


          Depart: 7:00 AM    Return: 6:00PM

          Price Includes

          • Round-Trip Transportation
          • Waimea Valley Admission
          • Admission to Byodo-In Temple
          • Expert, Live Narration

          Additional Info

          Pick-up Information:

          Complimentary hotel pick up and return provided from designated Waikiki hotels. Enter the name of your hotel at time of reservation. Please call our Reservations Department at 808-833-3000, 24 hours prior to tour to re-confirm your pick up time and place.

          Cancellation Policy:

          If this tour is canceled with more than 48 hours notice, the total amount is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 48 hours notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service. Refunds or partial refunds for tours, activities, flights, or venues that are cancelled due to reasons outside of our control (weather, force majeure, etc.) as well as refunds for extenuating circumstances will not be honored.

          Additional Information

          Water levels permitting you can swim at Waimea Falls. Lifejackets are available for rental.

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