Grand Circle Island Tour
Waimea Waterfall, Byodo-in Temple, and So Much More
The Grand Circle Island Tour begins as the morning sun warms the sandy beaches of Waikiki. Soon the eastern shores of Oahu will appear as you circle Diamond Head Crater. Then you’ll pass through luxurious Kahala with its mansions and beach houses. The day only gets better from there. It’s one of the best sightseeing tours in all of Hawaii!
As we continue our tour, you’ll witness one of the most photographed places on Oahu. You’ve arrived at beautiful Hanauma Bay. The day continues with incredible overlooks, coastal views, historic and sacred spots, a waterfall swim and so much more.
Duration 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
120 Mile Circle Island Tour of Oahu**
Diamond Head Lookout of Pacific Ocean*
Kahala $Million homes
Koko Head Crater
Hanauma Bay Lookout* (Closed Tuesdays)
East Oahu Coastal Route
Nu’uanu Pali Lookout*
Mac Nut Tropical Farm*
Chinaman’s Hat Island
Surfing Beaches North Shore of Oahu*
Waimea Valley & Waterfall
Dole Pineapple Plantation*
Join O’ahu’s most experienced tour company on an exciting Waimea Waterfall and Circle Island Adventure that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Our journey begins at the Amelia Earhart Monument that overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the slopes of the world-famous Diamond Head Crater, a 100,000-year-old extinct volcanic crater — overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From here, we travel up the spectacular southeast shore of O’ahu to experience the stunning natural scenery, white sands, snorkeling sites, turquoise waters, and volcanic cliffs and shorelines of popular sites including Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, From Here to Eternity Beach, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Lookout. Driving up the eastern side of the island, step into the peaceful Valley of the Temples and marvel at the Byodo-In Temple nestled under the lush Ko’olau Mountains. View the incredible offshore islet of Chinaman’s Hat in Kane’ohe Bay and visit Malaekahana Bay, a favorite site of O’ahu residents for beach-going.
We will stop at Pounders Restaurant for a run-of-the-menu meal or at the local shrimp trucks for a shrimp plate lunch (9 varieties of shrimp, or vegetarian, burger, or chicken options) and shave ice for dessert. After lunch, walk on the sands of Sunset Beach, a major big-wave surf competition site in the winter months and peaceful sandy beach in the summer. Next, we will drive to Waimea Valley, an ancient valley filled with over 5,000 unique species of tropical flowering plants and ancient Hawaiian cultural sites. A short hike (1.5 miles round-trip) on a paved road will take you to the enchanting Waimea Waterfall, one of the most scenic on the island. Our final stop is at the historic Dole Pineapple Plantation, where you can taste pineapple treats and view colorful varieties from around the world.
Tour stops may change due to weather, construction, or other unavoidable circumstances for the safety of our guests.
Full Circle Island Tour With Lunch From Waikiki
This tour has a full refund policy up to 72 hours prior to the start of your tour. There are no refunds for no-shows. Contact us before for refunds.
Experience ancient Hawaiian culture and history as you discover the incredible natural landscapes of O’ahu. Soak in the beauty of O’ahu from the volcanic craters and shorelines of the southern shores, to the lush valleys, waterfalls, and forests of the Ko’olau Mountains, to the white sandy beaches that meet the turquoise sea. Throughout your journey, your nature guide will provide fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history, and culture.
Before long, we’ll weave up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout. This is where King Kamehameha battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Later, you’ll find yourself in a mountain cleft gazing at the Byodo-In Temple. This remarkable structure commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants.
Moving on, we’ll visit Waimea Falls and the surrounding valley. These places are rich with history, spirituality and island traditions. Your guide will take you through the botanical gardens of this vast and tranquil setting. Learn how deeply embedded traditions live on in today’s Hawaiian culture.
Next, we’ll journey to Dole Plantation with its rows of pineapple and sugarcane. Your E Noa guide will share the rich agricultural history of Oahu. And you’ll learn how the sweet and prickly pineapple became Hawaii’s symbol of hospitality.