🏨 All Inclusive Ultimate Circle Island Day Tour with Lunch and Waimea Waterfall Activity - Travel Guide

All Inclusive Ultimate Circle Island Day Tour with Lunch and Waimea Waterfall

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From $145.55

1,207 reviews   (4.79)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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An exciting journey of discovery around the spectacular island of Oahu to the famous Kaiwi coastline, Halona Blowhole, From Here to Eternity beach, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point, Pali Lookout, Valley of the Temples, Byodo-in Temple, Mokoli'i Island, Waimea Valley Arboretum, Waterfall and Dole Pineapple Plantation. Includes a delicious lunch at Fumi’s Shrimp Stand (your choice of sautéed shrimp, chicken or veggie plates). Your expert nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. Also includes admission to all visited locations, and each party gets a 152-page souvenir gift book. We are the original eco-tour company on Oahu, operating for 25 years with consistently excellent, 5-star ratings year after year. We visit the most places of all circle tours thus have the best rate for you and show you scenery, not commercial locations! We also provide the best professional narrators on Oahu, plus a separate expert driver.

What's Included

a 152 page book “ Pocket Guide to Nature on Oahu” (Value $11.50) (One book per party)

A delicious shrimp, chicken, or vegetarian lunch and beverage is included in the tour price.

All entry fees to the visited locations

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Live commentary on board

Local taxes

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE. All persons between 3 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • *For your own safety, it is not recommended swimming in Hawaii's waterfalls.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

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 Mokoli'i Island. Includes a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you'll be served your choice of various sautéed shrimp plates. *Chicken and Veggie options are also available. World famous Waimea Valley, the Arboretum and Waterfall are next, followed by the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
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!

10 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole
This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top. On the other side of the lookout point at Halona you can watch for Green Sea Turtles which are spotted often in the emerald green waters of the " From Here To Eternity Cove" made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.
**Please note, that our coastlines do have potentially dangerous rip-currents and shore breaks, so as responsible tour operators we can not allow any swimming at the Blowhole for your own safety.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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 and especially that particular beach have dangerous shore breaks so as responsible tour operators we can not allow any swimming at Sandy Beach for your own safety.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Makapu'u Point
Beautiful coastal vistas and views of offshore islands.

• Admission Ticket Free

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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mokoli’i Island
Scenic vistas await you at Mokoli'i...

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

*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 a drink (*vegetarian options are also available). After lunch, you can observe our endangered native wetland birds, and learn about Hawaiian aquaculture from your tour guide.
*Lunch is included in the tour price!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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

• Admission Ticket Free

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.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Dole Plantation
Dole Plantation has a plantation country store offering a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including DoleWhip®.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


JoJo is awesome
Cassandra_A, 21-12-2022
JoJo was awesome! He shared so
Much knowledge and information about Hawaii that I walked away with a better understanding of the Hawaiian culture.
Elke_A, 20-12-2022
JoJo and Kim have been fantastic tour guides. We have seen and learned so much. Mahalo for a great day.
Must do!
Jason_O, 17-12-2022
The tour was very informative and scenic. Our tour guide JoJo was terrific! Kim our bus driver the best!

Good way to see the island and get some native history.
Great Family tour!
chascp619, 17-12-2022
Jojo the speaker was awesome and Kim drove the way. The garlic shrimps and rice lunch break was great location and very roomy. We were lucky that our bus door was broken and got a upgraded bus with a clean bathroom in the back. I would totally recommend this tour.
Jojo & Kim are the best!
Ayham_k, 17-12-2022
Jojo was amazing on tour yesterday. He made us feel so connected with the island that our trip became even more meaningful than we expected it to be. He’s very passionate about Hawaii and it’s history and the way he teaches is so fun and creative. Definitely hope all tourists get him as a tour guide. He’s super funny made the whole bus feel so comfortable.
Great tour
Gitika_K, 07-01-2023
Kainoa was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and amazing. Regaled is with stories of him growing up in Oahu and Hawaiian culture. The trip includes some great spots.
Great day out.
Helen_H, 07-01-2023
It’s a long day but Greg’s knowledge and places visited was well worth the trip, highly recommended.
Wonderful experince
corbitam, 05-01-2023
I absolutely loved this tour. You learn so much about the history of Hawai’i, O’ahu, the people, and traditions. Not to mention the stops were perfectly cultivated to show beautiful beaches, towns, points on interest, and the abundance of nature all over the island. Our guide, Kaioni was magnificent. He was able to tell us so much about what we were seeing or passing, while being able to add personal relevance. It was a perfect blend. I loved listening to all of his historical knowledge as well. The lunch was great and our weather was beautiful, which was an added bonus. Highly recommend this tour, it it a great experience.
Wonderful experience!
Ashley_S, 02-01-2023
This was a great day from start to finish! Paul was truly an exceptional guide - his enthusiasm for the island and its history was immediately apparent. He kept us entertained and engaged all day explaining sites we were passing and sharing different pieces of history. He (and Benny our wonderful driver!) always made sure we were having a great time and went above and beyond to ensure we got to see everything. The tour itself was incredible, such an efficient way to see so much of the Island, and walked away with even more things that I want to see on return visits. Highly recommend!
Great day with Greg
Michelle_W, 04-02-2023
There was so much to do. So many fun things. We loved our lunch. We got the garlic and butter shrimp. At the blowhole we found some crabs. At Sandy Beach we found some tiny hermit crabs. My son loved those. The temple was cool. The hike we enjoyed. The Dole whip was delicious. It was a bit rainy but we embraced it and my son got a sweatshirt at Dole to keep warm and cozy. Oh and our guide was Greg -o. He has so much knowledge, so many trivial facts. I recorded most of it so I can share with my son at home.
Dennis_G, 04-02-2023
This tour was one of the finest we’ve ever experienced. Well worth our time and money. Covering the vast majority of the island we were able to get an appreciation for its beauty. Our guide was the so gifted and knowledgeable about all things Hawaiian. If you get the chance ask for Gregory as your tour guide.
Fantastic tour
Rob_P, 04-02-2023
Everything went smoothly, Greg was super informative! We had plenty of time at each stop. The fried shrimp lunch was good!
Safe, fun, comprehensive!
Lloyd_F, 04-02-2023
Our guide Greg did a super job, 11 hours of hard work on our behalf. Super knowledgeable, very enthusiastic, and relaxed. I felt safe with our driver “Benny”. Overall a nice way to get the “big picture” of Oahu.
Most informative tour ever!!
carmenymike, 02-02-2023
Start your Oahu vacation with this tour. You will learn so much from this tour to help plan the rest of your vacation on the island. Amazing.
Too long to keep your attention
Deborah_M, 04-01-2023
The trip itself was far too long and the bus was packed. If you weren’t lucky enough to get a seat on the right side your view of things was not good