Oahu Circle Island Tour: Experience The History, Culture And Food Of Oahu - Honolulu
OverviewEat local, feel local, this is the tour of all things local! Enjoy a bus tour circling the island of Oahu with a bilingual (English/Japanese) tour guide who will give you unique insights into the history and culture of Hawaii. You will start at Kapi'olani Park and make your way around to Makapu'u Healing Pool, Waimanalo, and along the coast past Turtle Bay to the North Shore and Haleiwa. Along the way you'll stop at scenic spots, eat local Hawaiian food, visit famous shopping areas, and the tour's final stop is a visit to the sacred Hawaiian birthing stones the only tour on Oahu to stop by this culturally significant spot!
Know More about this tourAfter a pick up at one of our 8 designated spots across Waikiki, you'll begin your guided (bilingual Japanese/English) tour with a stop for the famous Diamond Head Grill scone at Kapiolani Park under one of Hawaii's best-known landmarks, Diamond Head. From there you'll circle around to visit Makapu'u Healing Pool, where ancient Hawaiians performed rituals of spiritual cleansing. A visit to Waiahole Poi Factory introduces you to authentic Hawaiian foods and then a visit to Oahu's only macadamia nut farm is where you can pick up unique souvenirs, a variety of "mac nut" flavors, and some tasty local coffee!
Kualoa district, formerly owned by the royal family, is considered one of the most sacred places in the Hawaiian Islands and you'll visit the Kualoa Beach Park with a view of the uninhabited island, "China Man's Hat", so called because of it's distinctive shape.
Then it's time for lunch! You'll enjoy a Kahuku specialty, Garlic Shrimp. This is the birthplace os this local favorite and you'll never forget this delicious treat! Kahuku Farm will be the place to check out unique 100% local tropical fruits which you can bring back home. Then you can bring your fruit and eat them as we relax at Sunset Beach, famous for representing the North Shore of Oahu and having amazing sunset views.
At Pauena Beach you have a good chance to see Honus, Hawaiian sea turtles and the "guardians of the sea". They often bathe in the sun on the sand, but if you see them be sure to keep your distance. These animals are a federally protected species!
Of course, the North Shore is also known for the old style town, Haleiwa. You'll stop by for some shopping as well as the famous Matsumoto Shave Ice. Enjoy a stroll around this old Hawaiian town before getting back on the bus and heading to the Kukaniloko Birthstones State Monument. This is a sacred site on Oahu and the birthplace of Hawaiian royalty for over a century. It was said that a child born here was designed to become a chief endowed with spiritual strength. It is also said that giving birth here eased the pain for the mother.
Finally we'll return to Waikiki around 5:00 ~ 5:30 PM where you can fondly remember your tour of the island and share your experiences across social media!
Inclusions for Oahu Circle Island Tour: Experience The History, Culture And Food Of Oahu
- Light refreshments
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Exclusions for Oahu Circle Island Tour: Experience The History, Culture And Food Of Oahu
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.