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Hidden Gems of Oahu - Circle Island Tour with Waimea Waterfall

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Oahu is world renowned for its spectacular lookout points, incredible white sandy beaches, vibrant culture, outstanding surf, delicious food, and unique wildlife.

Join us for the day and a Go Tours Hawaii local guide will take you and your family on our highly rated Hidden Gems of Oahu with Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall sightseeing tour to experience these visual and culinary highlights of Hawaii, all while learning about the history and culture of our incredible home.

The Hidden Gems of Oahu excursion is a full day Oahu circle island tour with daily pick up in Waikiki and includes admission to all locations on the itinerary. If you would like to go to Byodo-In Temple instead of the Waimea Botanical Garden contact us after the reservation is made and we change you to that tour option if you would like.

What's Included

Admission to Waimea Botanical Garden and Waterfall

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Waikiki Pick-up and drop-off

What's Not Included

Guest should bring money for food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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 is known for being a sightseeing paradise, full of spectacular lookout points, incredible white sandy beaches, colorful culture, outstanding surf and unique wildlife. Our local guide will spend the day with you on our semi-private shuttle escorting you and your family to some of Oahu’s Hidden Gems on our Oahu circle island tour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Waikiki Pickup (7:15 a.m.)

Our semi private shuttle will arrive at 7am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Diamond Head State Monument
The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano. This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole
Halona Blowhole

Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Makapu'u Point
Makapu’u Point

Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
Hawaiian Coffee and Macadamia Nut Tastings

After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island
Mokoli'i Island and Kualoa Valley Mountain Range

Mokolii Island, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach
A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kahuku Farms
We stop at a North Shore Fruit stand where you can gorge on local fruits such as mangos, dragonfruit, pineapple or quench your thirst on a fresh coconut.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Waimea Botanical Gardens, Oahu
The exceptional botanical collections at Waimea Valley feature dozens of distinct gardens representing flora from different parts of the world. Examples include the Ogasawara Islands, Central and South America, Fiji, Guam, and the Mascarene Islands. Stroll through the Hawaiian collection and enjoy an assortment of plants found only in Hawai'i, many of which are rare and endangered. Many were brought here as seed or cutting from the places where they evolved. Waimea Waterfall is also a splendid highlight of the park. Guests can swim in the waterfall if they want. Lifeguards are on duty.

Admission included in the cost of the ticket.

Swimming is allowed at the waterfall. Please bring a bathing suit and towel if you wish to swim. Lifejackets are provided and lifeguards are on duty at all times.

Guest should be advised it is a 1.5 mile roundtrip walk to and from the waterfall. There is a $10 tram but that is not included into the cost of the tour.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Dole Plantation
A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour with Eddie
614chanelles, 27-09-2022
It was a great tour, especially of you are into relaxing and enjoying the island. Uncle Eddie was great and knowledgeable and the island. He was very open really treated us like Ohana. Thank you for the experience.
Definitely worth the time and money!
teresacX6000CD, 26-09-2022
I went on this tour in September, 2022...excellent tour! Noah (guide) and Mitchell (driver) were a terrific team. Noah was funny, engaging and full of stories and information. Both of them went out of their way to engage us all in an excellent tour. And, they added a couple stops to the tour!! I highly recommend this tour. There were less than 30 of us on a small bus, not on a large tour bus. Thus, we were able to get off and on the bus quickly. That in turn allowed us to stay at sites longer. I recommend this particular tour 100%!
Hidden gems Oahu
Sightseer610031, 26-09-2022
Collins was great and very knowledgeable,history of the island . He helped us understand the ins and outs of Oahu !
Island of Gems
Ron H, 26-09-2022
It was a beautiful tour- felt like we covered the whole Island. Tour guide was super knowledgeable, kind and funny! We had a great time meeting fellow tourists on the bus and learning about one another!
Fun time
CaroWow, 26-09-2022
It was really fun. The guide was very nice with lots of anecdotes. To compensate for the fact that the fall was closed due to the drought. He took us to Turtle Bay.
Noah is the best your guide person!
CaliMathewV, 21-12-2022
Noah was probably one of the best tour guides I’ve met while being on my trip to Hawai’i. He was very knowledgeable and knows the ins and outs as well as very well known individual amongst the locals. If so were able to choose another tour guide, I’d pick him for my next tour.
Only the best...
Discover524090, 21-12-2022
This review is for the version of the tour that does Byodo-In Temple (instead of Waimea Waterfall).

Today my wife and I spent the day with Go Tours Hawaii and Rocky, I could not ask for more. This was an absolutely wonderful day taking in the sites, learning, and spending time with the best tour guide / one of the best people I have ever met.

I think this tour is a wonderful way to experience various parts of Oahu. We got a taste of all parts of the island and a day filled with the history of Hawaii, interesting stories of each location, and the personal history of our tour guide, Rocky.

I am honest in saying that I don't know how the experience could have been much better. A tour like this is 8+ hours with a group of people. The people and the guide make or break your enjoyment. Go Tours Hawaii and Rocky made sure it was a wonderful day. I learned so much on the way and the entire vibe was warm, positive, and joyous. We were made to feel like family while we took in the sites and it was beautiful.

I wholeheartedly recommend the tour and think it is a good start to any Oahu visit as it gives you a great way to see everything and decide what you may want to come back to. Our experience with Go Tours Hawaii was overwhelmingly positive and wish them and Rocky the best.

If you are on the fence, go forward. You will be welcomed like family (the good kind).

Awesome tour of Hawaii
anthonyfA4082GK, 19-12-2022
Earl was a great tour guide. He made it so much fun. It rained off on and all day. But we still had so much fun and got see allot of beautiful things in Hawaii.
Worth it!
Monica_M, 19-12-2022
Breathtaking views, even in the rain! Excellent tour guide, Earl!!! He was very knowledgeable and positive!
A great tour by Charlie.
atifakbar, 19-12-2022
Waimea Waterfall was the best part. It was a refreshing swim from a hot day. Charlie was fantastic. We just wished that the food stop would have been something other than a seafood place as many of us had allergies to shrimps.
Overall a good tour.
Our booking agent Zane was polite and respectful and he choose this tour for us. Go Zane.
Great tour. Recommmendable!
marcelosX994JR, 10-01-2023
If it's your first visit to Hawaii, it's a great tour to do.
If you're going to stay in the island for more than a few days you'll learn about places thant you can visit on your own again. If you're stay is short, it's perfect to get a taste of what Oahu has to offer.
Our guide, Eugene, knows a lot about Oahu and he is super kind. If your first language is not English, he speaks slowly and with a clear voice.
Truly A family Affair
Tera_C, 08-01-2023
Our group was awesome! Eddie is the best tour guide. By the end of our tour it felt like we were leaving our family the day. Thanks for a fantastic day!
Belinda S, 07-01-2023
Amazing trip with Rocky. He is amazing kept us informed and introduced us to many hidden gems. The shrimp was the best. Thank you Rocky you gave us the best memories.
Best Island Tour
Michaela M, 07-01-2023
Even though it rained most of our tour, it was of the best part of our Hawaiian vacation. The food was really good, and the stops were beautiful. The Japanese Temple was amazing.
Our tour guide Eddie was awesome and taught us so much Hawaiian history.
Well worth it. Noah was great.
Koi90069, 05-01-2023
Noah was our tour guide for that day and he was very informative in a fun way. We got to experience the island and got to know it through the eyes of a local. PS unfortunately it was raining that day and he still made it a fun experience. You can not fight mother nature.
Recommended ask for Charlie!
Joan D, 04-02-2023
Fun and informative tour. Charlie our tour guide knows so much about the island and his added comic relief made it fun for all.
Oahu island tour
Sandra B, 04-02-2023
Oahu had a Bit of rain but our Driver and tour guide Noah AKA Noah's Ark were amazing and brightened our tour.Thank you for the beautiful and informative tour of your beautiful island Oahu
Excellent Tour by PE!!!
Jim L, 04-02-2023
My wife and I had a wonderful time touring the island with PE. She is so knowledgeable and such a good story teller. Strongly recommend this tour to all those who want to see the various sites in Oahu!
Great tour.
Beth_H, 04-02-2023
Good overview of the island. Collins was very knowledgeable. We would have liked to take the train at Dole and watched the surfers but realize there was something major going on there and impossible to park
Good but a long day
Katherine H, 05-02-2023
PE our guide was extremely knowledgeable. I feel the tour was good but we got 10 minutes in most locations and the rest was driving to the next. Also with being extremely knowledgeable it was hard to take everything in as there was so much information being given to us. I liked it but i feel it was a lot of money to sit on a bus most of the day.

I was most excited to see the waterfall and it was nice but not overly impressive. Not like the photos. Also i didn’t swim as big signs saying there could be water diseases and i didn’t want to risk it. I think this should be explained beforehand.