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Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

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  • Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 23607
From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, there are plenty of stunning sites on this full-day circle island tour of Oahu. Visit the North Shore, the Dole Plantation, Byodo-In Temple, Diamond Head, the Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nu'uanu Pali and more as you travel with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the history of Hawaii and its amazing natural wonders for a memorable experience of beautiful Oahu.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
Start your full-day tour of Oahu with morning pickup at your Waikiki hotel and set out in a deluxe air-conditioned coach with an expert guide.

Leaving Honolulu, drive past the ritzy Kahala area en route to the Amelia Earhart Lookout, named in honor of the famous aviator who in 1935 completed the first successful solo flight from Honolulu to the continental US, landing in California. Take in panoramic views of the 350-acre (142-hectare) volcanic crater that forms Diamond Head and watch surfers catching waves in the ocean below.

Down the road, stop at the lookout over Hanauma Bay, a marine nature reserve known for calm clear waters with excellent snorkeling. Then stop for a look at the Halona Blowhole and hope to see a geyser-like spray of water rocket into the air.

Travel into the hills to reach the Nu'uanu Pali lookout where you are treated to sweeping views of Kanehoe Bay and Kailua Bay. Continue to Byodo-In Temple, a smaller-scale replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan. The stunning site, which features ornate temple buildings with a golden Buddha statue that stands more than nine feet (three meters) tall, is tucked into the foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains.

Back on the road, enjoy great views of Mokoli'l Island (Chinaman's Hat), Kahana Bay and the beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. Visit Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, made famous in the 1960s when big-wave surfing took hold here. In the winter, the beaches still draw surfers from around the world.

Head inland to the Dole Plantation, where you have a quick stop to view lush tropical gardens, take a quick break and browse the gift shop.

During the day, take a 1-hour break to purchase lunch at a sit-down restaurant. Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel in the evening.

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Tour departs from most centrally located Waikiki hotels.
Departure Time:
Hotel pick-up is between 8:15am - 8:35am
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5.45pm

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Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

  • Entrance fees to Byodo-In Temple
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michele P, November 2015

Our driver and guide, Coco, was EXCELLENT ! So informative, funny and gracious. Oahu has many faces from big city to lush countryside. Coco was a great story teller and had a wonderful sense of humor. Even though it was rainy, he made it a sunny day for all of us.

Reviewed by: Glenn W J, November 2015

Great overview of the island--tour guide was very sharing about Hawaiian culture and history.

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Tour code: 23607