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Oahu Grand Circle Tour: A Hawaii Experience

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Key Highlights

  • Take a grand tour of Oahu during your Hawaii vacation!
  • Visit the tranquil Byodo-In Temple at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains!
  • See the beautiful Kualoa Ranch during a 30-minute tram ride around the property!
  • Check out famous surfing beaches, like Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, Sandy Beach, and more!
  • Admire the view of the windward side of Oahu from Makapu’u Lighthouse Point!
  • Drive to Hanauma Bay and make a stop at the famous Halona Blowhole!
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the Amelia Earhart Lookout and Nu'uanu Pali Lookout!
  • Explore Dole Plantation and learn all about Hawaii's successful pineapple industry!
  • Overview
    Hit some of the top Oahu attractions during your Hawaii trip when you embark on the Oahu Grand Circle Tour: A Hawaii Experience!
    With your Oahu Grand Circle Tour tickets, you’ll discover dormant volcanoes, emerald forests, and surfing beaches during an action-packed Oahu day trip. Watch towering plumes of spray at the famous Halona Blowhole and gasp in amazement at the ocean vistas from Nuuanu Pali Lookout. Marvel at the monstrous waves of the North Shore surfing hotspots. Then, hear the legends of Kualoa and discover a beautiful Japanese temple located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains. Finally, you’ll visit Dole Plantation and hear about the inspiring story of Hawaii’s successful pineapple industry. If you want a well-rounded Oahu tour during your Hawaii vacation, then this is what to do in Oahu!
    Get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle before setting off on an unforgettable Oahu sightseeing trip. You will continue your Oahu tour with a scenic drive along the slopes of the famous Diamond Head Crater and by checking out the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the Amelia Earhart Lookout.
    Then, head to the Hanauma Bay and see the famous Halona Blowhole! Next, check out the legendary body surfing spots at Sandy Beach. And, marvel at the Makapu’u Lighthouse Point’s view of the windward side of Oahu. Afterwards, you’ll take in the sights atop the 985-foot cliff at Nu'uanu Pali Lookout before making your way to the Ko'olau Mountains. Here, you’ll visit the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of a 950-year-old temple in Japan. Your next stop is Kualoa Ranch, a sacred place in ancient times. Enjoy a 30-minute tram ride of the Kualoa Ranch and learn about the significance of this place during your Oahu vacation.
    We’ll stop for lunch at Kualoa or Windward Oahu so you can grab a bite to eat. Then, we’ll make our way to the world-famous North Shore surfing beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay. Finally, head to Dole Plantation and stroll through the plantation gardens, where more than 120 varieties of pineapple are grown. You can even try to find your way out of the Pineapple Garden Maze, which is also at the world’s largest such maze! It’s one of the most adventurous things to do in Oahu if you want a memorable Oahu experience!
  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approximately 9 hours

    Start time

    Around 8:15 a.m.

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    Same as the Meeting Point 

    Itinerary

    Explore a South Seas paradise on the scenic Oahu Grand Circle Tour from Waikiki. At around 08:15am, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.

    You will set off with on a 120 mile (200km) excursion around this beautiful island. The tour is fully narrated by your English- speaking driver/guide. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of the famous Diamond Head crater,so called because of calcite crystals in the rock that glitter like diamonds, also Enjoy the views at this National Monument from Amelia Earheart Lookout. Enjoy the panoramic view from Amelia Earheart Lookout on the slopes of Diamond Head .

    You will pass through the prestigious Kahala residential area with its grand homes, and on to Hanauma Bay. Look out over the crescent of the bay and see the reef beneath the turquoise waters. (Hanauma is closed Tuesdays.)

    Another spectacular sight awaits at the Halona Blowhole. Lava tubes from ancient volcanic eruptions extend to the ocean and, when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air. The larger the waves, the higher the spray.

    See the legendary body surfing spots at Sandy Beach, where the young Barack Obama used to hang out with friends, and Makapu’u Lighthouse Point, commanding a splendid view of the Windward side of Oahu.

    Keep the camera ready for the scenic vistas at Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. The panoramas from this 985-foot cliff will blow you away.

    A surprise awaits at the foot of the 2,000 foot Ko'olau Mountains. Here, you find the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of a 950-year-old temple in Japan. Your tour includes admission to this tranquil place.

    You will stop at the Kualoa Ranch, a sacred place in ancient times. You will be treated to the Kualoa Ranch Legends and Legacy tour, which reveals fact and fable about this beautiful area on a fun 30-minute tram ride.

    There will be a 1-hour stop for lunch, probably at Kualoa or Windward Oahu. Lunch is not included in the tour. The cost of lunch depends whether you want a full meal or a snack.

    You will see the monster waves at the world-famous North Shore surfing beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay.

    The tour makes a 30-minute stop at Dole Plantation, where you will hear the inspiring story of the entrepreneur who founded Hawaii's successful pineapple industry. Stroll through the Plantation gardens and see more than 120 varieties of pineapple, or wander in the world's largest maze, made entirely from Hawaiian plants.

    Your day-long tour ends about 5:45pm and you will be dropped off back at your Waikiki hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Oahu Grand Circle Tour: A Hawaii Experience
    • A 9-hour, guided tour of Oahu
    • General Admission to Byodo-In Temple
    • General Admission to Kualoa Ranch
    • General Admission to Dole Plantation
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
    • Kualoa Ranch tram ride
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • English-speaking driver/guide and commentary

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher. We're working on changing this; but, at this time, no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesday.

    Infants under the age of 2 years are advised to travel on an adult's lap in the vehicle.

    Please provide the location and details of your hotel so we can arrange hotel pick-up for you. Don’t worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet. You can pass the information to the operator when you are ready. However, make sure you convey the details at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour.

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