13 Hours
Duration
North Shore (Laie)
Location
Dinner
Meal
Included
Pick Up
7:30AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Enjoy round-trip transportation from Waikiki via mini coach, featuring spectacular views of Oahu’s coastline and narrated by a knowledgeable guide.  And when you arrive at the center, your general admission, Ali’i Luau dining, and Ambassador-level seating at “Ha: Breath of Life” show, are all included.  Experience what’s on every visitor’s to-do list when they visit Oahu!

The Show:
Hā: BREATH OF LIFE. A STORY OF PASSION, IGNITED BY FIRE, SONG AND DANCE. The symbolic story of Mana and his beloved Lani, punctuated by Polynesian dance, music and blazing fireknives, is told in “Hā: Breath of Life,” a stunning, new evening show featuring over 100 Polynesian natives, special effects, animation and surround sound. It is a Pacific isle saga of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy.

The Ali’i Luau:
ALOHA! Welcome to our award winning Ali’i Luau. In ancient Hawaii, it was customary to celebrate special occasions with ohana (family) and friends.

Today, we continue the tradition of the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Held in a covered outdoor venue against a background of waterfalls and lush gardens, the Ali’i Luau is a royal celebration of our cultural heritage which includes the Royal Court procession, presentation of the imu (pork baked in an underground oven), and delicious traditional food and lively Hawaiian entertainment.

Features:

  • Sightseeing tour includes (Pick-up 7:30 AM)
    • Diamond Head & Blackpoint Lookout
    • Kahala & Hanauma Bay
    • Halona Blow Hole & Makapu’u light house
    • Pali Lookout – (historical site of the last battle for Oahu)
    • Dole Plantation – (history of pineapple in Hawaii)
    • North Shore beaches (stop at Sunset Beach)
    • Laie Hawaii Temple
  • Polynesian Cultural Center (12:30 PM arrival)
    • Immersive cultural experience in 6 island villages
    • Shell lei greeting
    • Canoe Pageant
    • “Hawaiian Journey” cinematic experience
    • Go Native activities
    • Ali’i Luau dinner & show (6:00 pm – seating 5:30 pm)
    • Menu HighlightsSteam tropical fish, shoyu glazed chicken, teriyaki marinated strip loin, poi, lomilomi salmon, poke, and more…
    • Flower lei greeting – (at the Alii Luau)
    • Behind the scenes tour
    • Ambassador-level seating at “”HA: Breath of Life” show
    • Free within Three (revisit our island villages for free within 3 days of initial visit)

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Closed Sunday)
  • Tour Times: 7:30 AM
  • Duration: 13 Hours

Special Notes:
Round-trip transportation  from Waikiki only.
Special food requests available with minimum 24 hours advance notice.

Activity Company: Polynesian Cultural Center

Entree

  • Carved Stone-Fired Whole Pig, Hawaiian Style cooked in an imu (underground oven) with seasonal starches which may include ulu, taro, and/or tapioca
  • Herb and Aioli Glazed White Fish –
  • Marinated Chicken with Hulihuli Sauce – SB, G
  • Braised Teriyaki Beef
  • Kalua Pork

Vegan (Served upon request – please ask your server)

  • Vegetable Polenta with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Sautéed Lentils and Kale
  • Vegan Chili
  • White Rice

Side Dishes

  • Poi
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Hawaiian Fried Rice
  • Honey Roasted Sweet Potato topped with Coconut Flakes – D, E
  • Taro Rolls – D, G
  • Lomilomi Salmon
  • Ahi Poke and Clam Poke – S, SB, G
  • Mixed Vegetable Medley

Salad Bar

  • Papaya Seed Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Spicy Kimchee
  • Macaroni Salad – D, E
  • Hawaiian Long Bean and Tomato Salad

Seasonal Fruits

  • Apple Bananas
  • Sliced Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Fresh Hawaiian Pineapple

Desserts

  • Haupia with Toasted Coconut – E, G
  • Pineapple Bars – An Island Favorite – G
  • Chocolate Cake – D, E, G
  • Bread Pudding (House Special) – D, E, G
  • Sugar Free Cheesecake (available upon request) – G

Beverages

  • Pepsi
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Fruit Punch
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Sierra Mist
  • Mountain Dew
  • Root Beer
  • Raspberry Iced Tea
  • Coffee – regular, decaffeinated
  • Black Tea
  • Herbal Tea: Chamomile, Cinnamon Apple

Symbols indicate food item contains:
Dairy – D
Gluten – G
Eggs – E
Shellfish – S
Soybean – SB
Nuts – N
MSG – MSG

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Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews
March 11, 2019

Prepare- it is going to be a LONG day. Early pick up, followed by a bus tour. We were limited in days and wanted to combine as much as possible, so this tour was a good option since we could see the island in the morning, and visit the cultural center in the afternoon. Food is included but you will get hungry in between, so expect to spend extra. Overall, we liked everything about it, especially the show.

March 11, 2019

We were skeptical about this tour especially due to the time it takes. Yes, you do end up tired, but you have a full day agenda. Plus, you’re sitting most of the time so it’s ok.

March 11, 2019

We really liked the shows that each village provides, we didn’t know we were going to learn so much! It was a very complete tour. Shorter than an average bus tour, but it really is enough.

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