Circle Island Tour w/ Byodo In Temple

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Oahu with our Hidden Gems of Oahu Circle Island Tour. Discover the island’s best-kept secrets as you traverse its scenic routes, guided by our expert local tour guides who breathe life into each stop with their wealth of knowledge and passion for sharing the island’s rich heritage [1]. From the vibrant culture of Waikiki to the serene beauty of Byodo-In Temple, immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of Oahu’s attractions. Witness breathtaking vistas, hidden waterfalls, and pristine beaches tucked away from the beaten path. Whether you’re a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking adventure, this tour promises something extraordinary for every traveler. Join us and uncover the hidden gems that make Oahu truly remarkable.


  • Tour Name: Circle Island Tour w/ Byodo In Temple
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 9h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Waikiki Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • Admission to Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission – Byodo-In Temple

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Guest should bring money for food and drinks

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Halona Blowhole, Kalanian’ole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Makapu’u Point, Kalaniana’ole Hwy turnout above Makapu’u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Byodo-In Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562

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. Our guests describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful. Admissions is included with the price of tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet), 49-227 Kamehameha Hwy Ste A, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5165

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.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Kualoa Regional Park, 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy, Oahu, HI 96744-5133

Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokoli’i, 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. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kahuku Farms, 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2302

We break for lunch at a local restaurant where you can have your pick of either a famous North Shore Garlic Shrimp plate or other local delicacies. Non-Shellfish and Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: North Shore, Oahu, HI 96712

After lunch we make a stop at a North Shore tropical fruit stand which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pua’ena Point Beach Park, Kahalewai Pl, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712

Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we hope to spot this incredible occurrence.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2915

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure and return

Start:Multiple meeting point options.

  • Option 1
    333 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Ross Dress For Less Store – 333 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 @ 7:10 AM
  • Option 2
    Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Ala Moana Hotel- curbside on Mahukona Street @ 6:50 AM
  • Option 3
    Grand Islander bus depot, Waikiki, HI 96815, USA
    Hilton Hawaiian Village – Grand Islander Bus Depot @ 7:00 AM
  • Option 4
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa- Green awning on Koa Ave. @ 7:15 AM
  • Option 5
    The Twin Fin Hotel, 2570 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    The Twin Fin’s Trolley stop (Formerly Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel) @ 7:20 AM
  • Option 6
    Ka La‘i Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts, 223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Trump International Hotel Trolley Stop @ 7:05 AM
    Option 7
    Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Modern Honolulu Hotel Valet @ 6:55 AM

End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Accessibility

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Total duration includes travel time to each location
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Child (3-12)$114

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Adult (13+)$144
Child (3-12)$114

Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Oahu with our Hidden Gems of Oahu Circle Island Tour. Discover the island’s best-kept secrets as you traverse its scenic routes, guided by our expert local tour guides who breathe life into each stop with their wealth of knowledge and passion for sharing the island’s rich heritage [1]. From the vibrant culture of Waikiki to the serene beauty of Byodo-In Temple, immerse yourself in the diverse tapestry of Oahu’s attractions. Witness breathtaking vistas, hidden waterfalls, and pristine beaches tucked away from the beaten path. Whether you’re a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking adventure, this tour promises something extraordinary for every traveler. Join us and uncover the hidden gems that make Oahu truly remarkable.


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  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 9h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Waikiki Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • Admission to Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission – Byodo-In Temple

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Guest should bring money for food and drinks

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Halona Blowhole, Kalanian’ole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Makapu’u Point, Kalaniana’ole Hwy turnout above Makapu’u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Byodo-In Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562

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. Our guests describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful. Admissions is included with the price of tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet), 49-227 Kamehameha Hwy Ste A, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-5165

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.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Kualoa Regional Park, 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy, Oahu, HI 96744-5133

Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokoli’i, 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. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kahuku Farms, 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2302

We break for lunch at a local restaurant where you can have your pick of either a famous North Shore Garlic Shrimp plate or other local delicacies. Non-Shellfish and Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: North Shore, Oahu, HI 96712

After lunch we make a stop at a North Shore tropical fruit stand which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sunset Beach, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pua’ena Point Beach Park, Kahalewai Pl, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712

Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we hope to spot this incredible occurrence.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2915

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure and return

Start:Multiple meeting point options.

  • Option 1
    333 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Ross Dress For Less Store – 333 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 @ 7:10 AM
  • Option 2
    Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Ala Moana Hotel- curbside on Mahukona Street @ 6:50 AM
  • Option 3
    Grand Islander bus depot, Waikiki, HI 96815, USA
    Hilton Hawaiian Village – Grand Islander Bus Depot @ 7:00 AM
  • Option 4
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa- Green awning on Koa Ave. @ 7:15 AM
  • Option 5
    The Twin Fin Hotel, 2570 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    The Twin Fin’s Trolley stop (Formerly Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel) @ 7:20 AM
  • Option 6
    Ka La‘i Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts, 223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Trump International Hotel Trolley Stop @ 7:05 AM
    Option 7
    Hilton Vacation Club The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
    Modern Honolulu Hotel Valet @ 6:55 AM

End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Accessibility

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Total duration includes travel time to each location
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What others are saying...

Rynelle K. Avatar
Rynelle K.
4/20/2024
Definitely recommend Was very good and got to see a fair bit of Hawaii our driver was exceptional and knew what he was talking about and we learnt a bit about Hawaii culture has well
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Rebecca S.
4/20/2024
Awesome tour with a fantastic guide! This tour was amazing! The best part, though, was our guide Hao—he was a true expert and made our day wonderful from beginning to end! One of the best experiences of our trip!!
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Mark G. Avatar
Mark G.
4/19/2024
Awesome !!! Ian did an Awesome job as our Tour Guide, driver, and educator….
I called him Orlando, because he sounded like and had the same type of humor as Vince Vaughn. He was very professional, yet kept the tour in a very vacation spirit. He was very actively engaged with all the passengers and knew everyone’s names. I definitely recommend this tour especially with Ian.
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Beth D.
4/19/2024
What a great tour John was our tour guide he was so informative. He Knows a lot!! If you want a top of the line guide, If you want a great experience ask for John!
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Heidi R.
4/19/2024
AMAZING- GET IAN IF YOU CAN!! GET IAN IF YOU CAN!! He was so AMAZING I’ve visited over 10 countries and MANY tours but this was the best tour ever!! He was chill, funny, and energetic! I’ve never met someone so passionate about explaining culture and food (especially food). AMAZING experience with this tour

BTW: easy tour if you’re bringing your grandma!!
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Denise A.
3/21/2024
Best way to see island and receive great cultural experience. Great overall experience, tour driver was friendly, informative and helpful.
Lots of stops, lots of yummy food stops. Great views.
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Leah
3/20/2024
Oahu Island Tour Noah was amazing!!! He was entertaining and knowledgeable about Hawaiian history. We were able to make all our stops without running into the big tour groups. I really enjoyed the tour. Noel was a great driver!!
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Culture46587561850
3/20/2024
Noel and Noah are good!! This tour was taken on last leg of our stay in Honolulu. Our driver Noel was wondering and Noah guide was very knowledgeable about the history of islands. It was truly enjoyed tour which i would recommend these guys to anyone. Best tour guide and driver.
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Peter K.
3/18/2024
Amazing tour, even more amazing your guide All of the locations were beautiful and the bus driver, Jay, had great information and jokes on the way about each of the stops
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Jason K. Avatar
Jason K.
3/18/2024
Enjoyable Jay was a great tour guy. He made it a lot of fun and educational. Great sense of humor. Great suggestions for our time on the island. Jay made this an enjoyable prt of our vacation.
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