Oahu’s Most Scenic & Cultural Highlights
Take a 120-mile excursion around the beautiful island of Oahu where you’ll see and experience some of the many natural and cultural landmarks the island has to offer. From the South Shore with far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean to the windward coastline surrounded by the towering Koolau Mountain Range as well as the famous North Shore where waves pound pristine white sandy beaches.
- Hanauma Bay Lookout – formed within a volcanic cone, Hanauma Bay is a preserved ecosystem alive with native marine life. A popular snorkeling spot, Hanauma Bay’s curved, bowl is visible from the highway above. Your driver will make every attempt to stop briefly to view the Bay, but dependent on the current traffic and parking situation; may need to drive by for a quick glimpse from above. Hanauma Bay is closed to the public every Tuesday.
- Halona Blowhole – ocean breezes push waves into the cave below and a hole in the rock formation acts like a geyser shooting sea spray jets high into the air.
- Nuuanu Pali Lookout – site of the 1795 Battle of Nuuanu where King Kamehameha I victoriously united Oahu under his rule. The epic battle claimed the lives of hundreds of warriors who fell off the Pali’s sheer cliffs. One of Oahu’s best scenic points, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout offers sprawling views of the Windward Coast. (Note: Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is unavailable due to road closure of the Pali Hwy. Additional time will be spent at the other stops)
- Byodo-In Temple – a replica of a template in Uji, Japan, Byodo-In is nestled in the valley along the Koolau Mountain Range. Byodo-In commemorates the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii and is miraculously constructed entirely without nails. Admission is included to this lush oasis, where guests customarily ring the sacred bell and view the resident wildlife which includes black swans, koi and peacocks.
- Kualoa Ranch – a private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, Kualoa is a popular filming location on the windward coast where Jurassic Park, Hawaii Five-O, and Godzilla were filmed. This tour stops for a delicious buffet lunch here that is included with the GOLD version. Admission is included to the “Legends & Legacy” tram ride; a narrated tour bringing guests to some of Kualoa’s ancient Hawaiian sites.
- Chinaman’s Hat – an islet in Kaneohe Bay aptly named for the cone-shaped hat worn by Chinese immigrants. Chinaman’s Hat is easily viewed from the shore near Kualoa on the windward side of Oahu.
- Dole Plantation – a brief rest stop is made at the home of the history of pineapple and agriculture in Hawaii. There is just enough time for a walk through Dole’s country store where cupfuls of famous, ice-cold DoleWhip are for sale.
Important Tour Information
- 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.
- Tour departs the first pickup location at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM.
- 24 hours prior to your tour, please re-confirm your pick up time and location by calling 808-833-3000.
Tour Cancellation Policy
If this tour is canceled with more than 24 hours notice, the total amount is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 24 hours notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service.