13 Hours
North Shore (Laie)
Pick Up
Tour Times

Take a 120-mile journey around the island exploring Hawaii’s intriguing history, fascinating culture and alluring beauty and hosted by a knowledgeable local tour guide. Complete this memorable day with a visit to Hawaii’s #1 paid-attraction.  Your Polynesian Cultural Center general admission, Ali’i Luau dining, and Ha: Breath of Life seating, 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.


  • Sight Seeing Tour includes (Pick-up 7:30 AM)
    • Diamond Head & Blackpoint Lookout
    • Kahala &Hanauma Bay Lookout
    • Halona Blow Hole and 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 (Arrival 12:30 PM)
    • Immersive cultural experience in 6 island villages
    • Go Native activities
    • Canoe rides
    • “Hawaiian Journey” cinematic experience
    • Canoe pageant
    • Tram tour of Laie
    • Alii Luau dinner buffet & show (4:00 pm – seating 3:30 pm)
    • Menu HighlightsSteam tropical fish, shoyu glazed chicken, teriyaki marinated strip loin, poi, lomilomi salmon, poke, and more…
    • Flower lei greeting (at the Luau)
    • Luau-level seating at “”HA: Breath of Life” show
    • Free within three(revisit our island villages for free within 3 days of initial visit)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
March 8, 2019

Did the circle island tour with the luau. Our guide was great. The cultural center is very entertaining and informative. There are many different areas, where each represents a specific Polynesian island..we definitely learned a lot that day. The HA breath of life show was really incredible, great dancing, acting, and singing, food is also amazing. Totally recommended.

March 8, 2019

If you are in Oahu then you need to visit the Polynesian Center. We attended the show, Ha – Breath of Life, and thought it was spectacular. Both my wife and I loved every single minute there, the Circle Island was also great since it’s a guided tour. However, it was a bit too long.

March 8, 2019

I don’t have enough words that can express how satisfied I am with this place! First, we were taken on a bus tour around the island. Then, around midday, we arrived at the center. We visited the 6 villages they have, the staff was so friendly that they make you feel like home. Every single dollar spent was worth it,if I could rate it higher I would.

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