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.
- 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.
- Availability: Daily
- Tour Time: 8:15 AM
- Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes
- You should bring items that allow you to be comfortable.
- You should wear sunscreen and bring a camera. Please do not leave anything of value unattended on the coach.
- No-host lunch available at Kualoa Ranch. Lunch stop subject to change.
- If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the special requirements at the time of booking. 48 hours notice required prior to the date and time of service.
- This tour does not operate on Christmas, New Year’s Day or Thanksgiving.