- 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
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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Ala Moana Hotel - 8:15amHawaii Prince - 8:15amIlikai - 8:15amHale Koa - 8:20amHilton Hawaiian Village - 8:20amWaikiki Gateway - 8:25amOutrigger Reef - 8:30amSheraton Waikiki - 8:30amBeachcomber (Holiday Inn) - 8:35amWaikiki Trade Center – 8:35amOhana East - 8:40pmOutrigger Waikiki on the Beach - 8:40amHyatt Regency - 8:45amPacific Beach Hotel - 8:45amAston Waikiki Beach - 8:50amWaikiki Beach Marriott - 8:50am
*guests should arrive at pickup locations 10 mins prior to departure time. Please allow up to 10 mins flexibility in departure times due to traffic. Pickup locations & times may vary due to local events, therefore a 24 hour hotel pick-up reconfirmation is required.
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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)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Peter O, August 2016
Magic. the guide was terrific.
Reviewed by: Nicholas S, August 2016
We had a great day! Our guide was very informative and kept us on schedule for all of our stops. I feel the Dole plantation was a bit quick. If it would be possible maybe a few more minutes. It was fun to take pictures and taste the pineapple ice-cream. We got beautiful pictures of all the stops. The Byodo-In Temple was so beautiful and peaceful.