Circle Island Tour w/ Waimea Waterfall

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes and hidden treasures of Oahu with our Hidden Gems of Oahu Circle Island Tour with Waimea Waterfall. This immersive experience promises an exploration of the island’s lesser-known marvels, curated to delight adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Traverse the picturesque Circle Island route, allowing you to witness Oahu’s diverse terrain, from lush rainforests to breathtaking coastlines. Led by expert guides, delve into the rich history and culture of Oahu as you visit renowned landmarks and lesser-known gems tucked away off the beaten path. The highlight of the tour is the majestic Waimea Waterfall, where you can marvel at the cascading waters amidst verdant surroundings, offering a tranquil retreat from the bustling city life. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour promises an authentic and immersive experience, unveiling the hidden wonders of Oahu that will leave you captivated and longing for more.


  • Tour Name: Circle Island Tour w/ Waimea Waterfall
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 8h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Waikiki Pick-up and drop-off
  • Admission to Waimea Botanical Garden and Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission – Nu’uanu Pali
  • Entry/Admission – Kahuku Farms
  • Entry/Admission – Waimea Botanical Gardens, Oahu

What’s not included

  • Guest should bring money for food and drinks

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Go Tours Hawaii, 2500 Kalākaua Ave E, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waikiki, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Itinerary: 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Makapu’u Point, Kalaniana’ole Hwy turnout above Makapu’u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

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.

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

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HI

Nestled along the majestic cliffs of the Ko’olau Mountains on Oahu, the Pali Lookout presents travelers with awe-inspiring vistas of the island’s windward coast. Steeped in historical significance, this site marks the battleground where King Kamehameha I triumphed in his quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands. Embraced by sweeping winds and lush landscapes, the lookout offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it an essential stop for any visitor to Oahu.

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

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Waimea Botanical Gardens, Oahu, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 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

Stop At: Mokoli’i Island, Oahu, HI 96744

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.

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring cash for lunch and gratuities
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 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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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes and hidden treasures of Oahu with our Hidden Gems of Oahu Circle Island Tour with Waimea Waterfall. This immersive experience promises an exploration of the island’s lesser-known marvels, curated to delight adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Traverse the picturesque Circle Island route, allowing you to witness Oahu’s diverse terrain, from lush rainforests to breathtaking coastlines. Led by expert guides, delve into the rich history and culture of Oahu as you visit renowned landmarks and lesser-known gems tucked away off the beaten path. The highlight of the tour is the majestic Waimea Waterfall, where you can marvel at the cascading waters amidst verdant surroundings, offering a tranquil retreat from the bustling city life. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour promises an authentic and immersive experience, unveiling the hidden wonders of Oahu that will leave you captivated and longing for more.


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  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 8h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Waikiki Pick-up and drop-off
  • Admission to Waimea Botanical Garden and Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission – Nu’uanu Pali
  • Entry/Admission – Kahuku Farms
  • Entry/Admission – Waimea Botanical Gardens, Oahu

What’s not included

  • Guest should bring money for food and drinks

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Go Tours Hawaii, 2500 Kalākaua Ave E, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waikiki, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Itinerary: 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.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Makapu’u Point, Kalaniana’ole Hwy turnout above Makapu’u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

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.

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

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HI

Nestled along the majestic cliffs of the Ko’olau Mountains on Oahu, the Pali Lookout presents travelers with awe-inspiring vistas of the island’s windward coast. Steeped in historical significance, this site marks the battleground where King Kamehameha I triumphed in his quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands. Embraced by sweeping winds and lush landscapes, the lookout offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage, making it an essential stop for any visitor to Oahu.

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

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Waimea Botanical Gardens, Oahu, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 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

Stop At: Mokoli’i Island, Oahu, HI 96744

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.

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring cash for lunch and gratuities
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 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...

PG G. Avatar
PG G.
4/21/2024
Day tour of Oahu Wonderful trip with Fred, the narrator and James the driver. They were both very knowledgeable about history and places of interest...super day out and would recommend it without any hesitation.
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Nathan B.
4/21/2024
Great family day out to sight see Ohau. We had a great time on our tour. Along the way fred was very informative on local knowledge and sights along the way. They provided ample time at each stop for toilet breaks or to take pictures. Highly recommend the circle tour of ohau. Great day out.
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Mania F.
4/21/2024
Great guide, TERRIBLE organization I have to start by saying our guide, Noah, was amazing. He’s a wealth of knowledge and so funny. I could listen to him all day. We learned so much.
The tour was extremely frustrating for most of us on the van. The instructions specifically says > 3 years old. A family in our group had 2 infant/toddlers and the family didn’t speak English at all. 1) always late at return (once about 45 minutes), so we hit traffic and were late to some of the stops and ran behind by a lot 2) babies crying so have the time we were struggling to hear Noah 3) the family would be on phone speaking loudly. It really ruined the tour for us. There’s nothing the guide could do at that point. Operators really messed it up, and ruined what would have been a beautiful tour for the rest of the group by allowing this to happen just so they can fill up the tour and not loose money.
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Roberto M.
4/21/2024
More than expected We got more than we expected. Bon Jovi, our tour guide was great! Kept the tour moving and provided a lot of entertainment along the way. He went above and beyond to make sure expectations were surpassed. Highly recommend.
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Christian D.
4/20/2024
Wild tour with energetic guide and a very good experience Wild guide and trip across Oahu. Bon Jovi was keeping it real and entertaining, and did a good job at getting everyone onboard
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Rasmus K.
4/20/2024
Amazing trip! Amazing tour around Oahu. Lots of cool spots and great views. A great guide with lots of information and funny facts about the spots.
Guides:
Bonjo and Ray
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Ethan B.
4/20/2024
Incredible tour The tour exceeded expectations!!! Our tour guide Bon Jovi (Raoul) made the trip that much better! When I woke up in the morning I was not expecting to have such an incredible day !!
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Martin P. Avatar
Martin P.
4/20/2024
Circle, um, Figure 8 Tour. A good small tour with the flexibility to change as the day progresses.
This tour gave us a good over view so when we come back we have a good idea of where we would like to go.
Swimming at the Waimea Water Fall was fun and refreshing if too short.
Lunch was underwhelming the the fruit stand with the fried banana was totally worth the stop.
During the tour we were running parallel to 3 or 4 other big tours, so our guide jumped us to the other side of the island which meant we missed all the big crowds without missing anything. It meant a little longer on the bus but it made the trip more enjoyable.
Thanks Noah.
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Wander65625959531
4/20/2024
Oahu with Bin Jovi Great experience! Catered for all our needs including an extra coffee stop in the morning to get things moving. Got to see the best bits of Oahu while laughing the whole way. Bon Jovi was amazing!
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Casandra H.
4/19/2024
The Ark Tour Noah was great, we were able to take amazing pictures and we learned so much about the history of Hawaiian culture. 10/10 would recommend.
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