Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall

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An exciting journey of discovery to the beautiful Amelia Earhart Point on the outside slopes of Diamond Head Crater (drive-by), the famous Halona Blowhole, “From Here to Eternity” beach, Makapu’u Point (drive-by), visit Valley of the Temples, colorful Byodo-in Temple and scenic Chinaman’s Hat. Includes a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you'll be served your choice of nine sautéed shrimp plates. *Chicken, Cheeseburger and Veggie options are also available! World famous Sunset Beach (drive-by) and Waimea Valley, the Arboretum and Waterfall are next, followed by the Dole Plantation. Your expert nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. Tour includes admission fees to all visited locations, includes the lunch, and each party also receives a 152-page Gift Book "Guide to Nature on Oahu" as a souvenir.

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Stop At: Oahu Nature Tours

An exciting journey of discovery through the beautiful Amelia Earhart Point on the ocean-facing slopes of Diamond Head Crater (drive-by), the famous Halona Blowhole, “From Here to Eternity” beach, Makapu’u Point (drive-by), visit Valley of the Temples, colorful Byodo-in Temple and scenic Chinaman’s Hat. Includes a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you'll be served your choice of nine sautéed shrimp plates. *Chicken, Cheeseburger and Veggie options are also available! World famous Waimea Valley, the Arboretum and Waterfall are next, followed by the Dole Pineapple Plantation (*Dole is closed on Wednesdays, replaced by Haleiwa Marketplace). Your expert nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. Tour includes all admission fees to the visited locations, also includes the lunch, and each party also receives a 152-page Gift Book "Guide to Nature on Oahu" as a souvenir!

Duration: 10 hour

Pass By: Diamond Head State Monument

This is a drive-by (not a stop!) on the ocean-facing outside slopes of the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater and the Amelia Earhart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you. *This tour does not include an entry inside the crater, only a drive-by on the outer flanks of it. Hiking to the top from inside the crater floor is included in the three-hour Diamond Head hiking tours.

Stop At: Halona Blowhole

This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top. **Please note, that our coastlines do have potentially dangerous currents, so as responsible tour operators do not allow any swimming on our tours for your own safety!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Eternity Beach

Green Sea Turtles can often be spotted in the emerald green waters of the cove made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sandy Beach Park

We continue to visit Sandy Beach, a beautiful sandy-bottom beach that looks peaceful and serene but is known for its notoriously powerful shore-breaks. **Please note, that our coastlines do have potentially dangerous currents, so as responsible tour operators do not allow any swimming on our tours for your own safety!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Makapu'u Point

Beautiful coastal vistas and views of offshore islands.

Stop At: Nu’uanu Pali

The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's Windward side with sweeping views of Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. It’s also well known for strong tradewinds, forming a natural wind tunnel of sorts. It was here in 1795 that Kamehameha The Great conquered the island of Oahu in one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history. Led by Kalanikupule, the defenders of Oahu were driven back up into the valley where they were trapped above the cliff. More than 400 of Kalanikupule's soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Byodo-In Temple

The Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped paradise nestled in a cleft of the pali and are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp. The beautiful grounds include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. Visitors describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful. The TV series Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. featured several episodes where the temple is incorporated into the plot. The temple and its gardens also appeared in an episode of the ABC series Lost, "House of the Rising Sun" in season one as the home of Sun's father.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chinaman's Hat

Scenic vistas await you at Mokoli'i...

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kahuku Farms

*LUNCHSTOP! continuing north to Kahuku, we visit a shrimp farm and one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks, Fumi's, where you will be served a delicious garlic shrimp, fish, or chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice (*vegetarian options are also available). After lunch, you can observe endangered wetland birds, and learn about Hawaiian aquaculture from your tour guide. *Lunch is included in the tour price!

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Sunset Beach

This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive and surfing contests are held between November-April.

Stop At: Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Next we visit Waimea Valley and Waterfall. This enchanting location showcases over 5,000 species of tropical flowering plants, ancient archaeological sites, and one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island. **Please note, that as responsible tour operators and due to the presence of leptospirosis bacteria in Hawaii's freshwater pools, we do not allow any swimming on our tours for your own safety!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation, located on the North Shore of Oahu, provides an enjoyable visit to its Pineapple Variety Garden with informational displays and presentations on Pineapple cultivation. It also has a plantation country store offering a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including DoleWhip®. (*Dole has just announced that, due to Covid, the next couple of Wednesdays they will be closed to disinfect their facilities. So on Wednesdays only (until the state fully re-opens), we will replace this tour stop with the quaint north-shore town of Haleiwa and its colorful marketplace.)

Duration: 30 minutes
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