Majestic Circle Island Tour

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Tour Overview

Discover Oahu’s enchanting beauty on a day tour from Honolulu that’s packed with island magic. Start with the breathtaking vistas at Nu’uanu Pali Lookout, where history and horizon meet. At Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm, crack into the island’s natural treats, and then dive into the heart of Waimea Valley to swim beneath a lush waterfall.

Feel the adrenaline at the North Shore, watching surfers master the Pacific’s mightiest waves. Then, find serenity at the Byodo-In Temple, an oasis of tranquility with its reflective ponds and sacred bell. Wrap up your island escapade at the Dole Plantation with a taste of the legendary Dole Whip amidst the pineapple fields.

This tour isn’t just a trip; it’s a day of Oahu’s best, promising a blend of adventure and awe. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the island’s wonders.


  • Tour Name: Majestic Circle Island Tour
  • Availability: T,W,T,F,S,S
  • Duration: 9 Hours
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM

Tour Highlights

  • Travel around the island of Oahu with stops along the way
  • Visit Waimea Falls, the North Shore, and the Dole Plantation
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Round-trip transfers from select hotels are included

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission – Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission – Waimea Valley

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

What to expext

After being picked up from your Waikiki hotel, set off on the Circle Island Drive. Keep your camera to hand as you wind up into the Koʻolau Mountains, stopping to gaze out over the Hawaiian Islands from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout and visit Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to the North Shore, where you have the chance to explore seafront towns such as Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach, enjoy sweeping views of Waimea Bay, and watch the surfers taking to the waves. Visit the beautiful Waimea Falls, then make a final stop at the Dole Plantation, where you can sample some tasty frozen pineapple DoleWhip® (own expense).

After a full day taking in the island’s highlights, return to Waikiki, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Departure and return

Departure details

Traveler pickup is offered.

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product: Majestic Circle Island Tour
(808) 698-5779

We’re on WhatsApp under the same number

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a change of clothes if you are thinking about taking a quick dip at Waimea Falls.
  • We intentionally only operate this tour using an air conditioned mini-bus to ensure that group sizes are kept small enough to enjoy each stop with your group and guide.
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • Admission to every stop has been taken care of, just bring cash for snacks and souvenirs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 28 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

FAQ

Which attractions will I visit with the Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki?

During this experience, places you will visit include:

  • Byodo-In Temple
  • Waimea Valley
  • Dole Plantation
  • Nu’uanu Pali
  • Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

Will I see a waterfall?

The flow of the waterfall depends on rainfall. So the size or if there a waterfall at all depends on if it rained recently and/or how much it has rained recently. There is no guarantee the waterfall will be visible at Waimea Valley (especially during summer)

Is there a lot of walking on this tour?

This circle island tour as more walking than most circle island tours due to the visit to both the Byodin-Temple and Waimea Valley.

The trail to Waimea Falls is about 3/4 of a mile and takes approximately 30 minutes. It is paved the entire way, with gentle hills. There are several gravel paths off the main corridor, for more adventurous walkers to explore all our botanical garden collections. According to Waimea Valley Website

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Tour Overview

Discover Oahu’s enchanting beauty on a day tour from Honolulu that’s packed with island magic. Start with the breathtaking vistas at Nu’uanu Pali Lookout, where history and horizon meet. At Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm, crack into the island’s natural treats, and then dive into the heart of Waimea Valley to swim beneath a lush waterfall.

Feel the adrenaline at the North Shore, watching surfers master the Pacific’s mightiest waves. Then, find serenity at the Byodo-In Temple, an oasis of tranquility with its reflective ponds and sacred bell. Wrap up your island escapade at the Dole Plantation with a taste of the legendary Dole Whip amidst the pineapple fields.

This tour isn’t just a trip; it’s a day of Oahu’s best, promising a blend of adventure and awe. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the island’s wonders.


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  • Availability: T,W,T,F,S,S
  • Duration: 9 Hours
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM

Tour Highlights

  • Travel around the island of Oahu with stops along the way
  • Visit Waimea Falls, the North Shore, and the Dole Plantation
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Round-trip transfers from select hotels are included

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission – Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission – Waimea Valley

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

What to expext

After being picked up from your Waikiki hotel, set off on the Circle Island Drive. Keep your camera to hand as you wind up into the Koʻolau Mountains, stopping to gaze out over the Hawaiian Islands from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout and visit Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to the North Shore, where you have the chance to explore seafront towns such as Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach, enjoy sweeping views of Waimea Bay, and watch the surfers taking to the waves. Visit the beautiful Waimea Falls, then make a final stop at the Dole Plantation, where you can sample some tasty frozen pineapple DoleWhip® (own expense).

After a full day taking in the island’s highlights, return to Waikiki, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Departure and return

Departure details

Traveler pickup is offered.

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product: Majestic Circle Island Tour
(808) 698-5779

We’re on WhatsApp under the same number

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a change of clothes if you are thinking about taking a quick dip at Waimea Falls.
  • We intentionally only operate this tour using an air conditioned mini-bus to ensure that group sizes are kept small enough to enjoy each stop with your group and guide.
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • Admission to every stop has been taken care of, just bring cash for snacks and souvenirs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 28 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

FAQ

Which attractions will I visit with the Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki?

During this experience, places you will visit include:

  • Byodo-In Temple
  • Waimea Valley
  • Dole Plantation
  • Nu’uanu Pali
  • Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

Will I see a waterfall?

The flow of the waterfall depends on rainfall. So the size or if there a waterfall at all depends on if it rained recently and/or how much it has rained recently. There is no guarantee the waterfall will be visible at Waimea Valley (especially during summer)

Is there a lot of walking on this tour?

This circle island tour as more walking than most circle island tours due to the visit to both the Byodin-Temple and Waimea Valley.

The trail to Waimea Falls is about 3/4 of a mile and takes approximately 30 minutes. It is paved the entire way, with gentle hills. There are several gravel paths off the main corridor, for more adventurous walkers to explore all our botanical garden collections. According to Waimea Valley Website

What others are saying...

Alenoosh I Avatar
Alenoosh I.
5 star rating
1/30/2024
Tour of the island Dino is an amazing tour bus driver/guide. He is funny and made the trip very enjoyable. I’m personally grateful to his dedication to his customers, where he turned the bus around for a personal emergency.
Thank you Dino
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Kim C Avatar
Kim C.
4 star rating
1/30/2024
Good all day tour Deno was great even talking about his family wasn't too annoying. Driving was a little fast but we got to every stop safe. Wish there was 1 more stop but it was a good tour.
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David C.
5 star rating
1/30/2024
Great tour. Great tour guide. It couldn’t have gone better! Deno knew his stuff. Fun commentary while driving and great tips on what to look for and where to look. I would recommend him any day of the week.
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Daniel M.
5 star rating
1/27/2024
Excellent intro to the island! This was a great and easy way to get out of Honolulu and see more of the island, especially if you don't have a car. The tour pickup and drop off were right at our Waikiki hotel. Anthony, our tour guide was great and went out of his way to make it a great trip for everyone.

You'll have the list of stops in the trip description so I won't go into all of them, but I do have some highlights. The Nu'uanu Pali lookout was absolutely breathtaking and a good kickoff for the rest of the trip. A stop for lunch at Tanaka Shrimp (after other stops) and a little shopping mid-day was great and on the tour you can skip the lunch line! Then around the North shore and a stop at Waimea falls. It's a moderate hike to the falls where you can swim in the pool at the base of the falls. The water was colder that we expected and there are only 2 changing "rooms" at the falls, but getting in the water was well worth it. This was definitely a spot that we could have spent more time in, there are plenty of paths off of the main hike, but it'll just be something we come back to on a later trip. Stops at the Dole plantation, macadamia nut farm, etc. round out the trip.

Overall this was a very scenic, laid-back and enjoyable way to get a feel for some different parts of Oahu. There were plenty of stops so you never felt like you were sitting too long. Highly recommend!
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Stacey L Avatar
Stacey L.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
Very enjoyable and scenic Tour, view, sites were all scenic and well worth it. Chelsea did a good job recalling the history of Hawaii and the culture.
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Donny S Avatar
Donny S.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
RJ is great!! RJ was an excellent guide. Very informative and lots of fun. Told us numerous stories of the island and its people. We felt the love that he has for this island. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
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Neil W Avatar
Neil W.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
A scenic tour with an education to boot Chelsea was great! Extremely knowledgeable of her home island. We learned a ton and had a great time doing it. The views were breathtaking
Highly recommended!!
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Rochel L.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
Great tour guide; highly recommend this experience for a taste of the island RJ was a fantastic guide and shared his passion for Hawaii with our family. He was highly informative and entertaining and went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a great time and learned a lot along the way.
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Mattie W Avatar
Mattie W.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
Girls trip 2024 Great tour. The best way to see the island in one day. Chelsea is a wealth of knowledge. I would do this tour again if I came back to Hawaii.
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Alicia H.
5 star rating
1/26/2024
Loved the Temple and it's serene majestic aura. Chelsie is true to her every word and very informative. She was patient with us and friendly. She has an infectious laugh.
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