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Tour code: 5822ULTIMATE
Explore Oahu's North Shore, South Shore and East Shore on this comprehensive eco-tour of the island. During this full-day trip with a small group and expert local guide, see all the ecological landmarks that make Oahu famous. Hike through the verdant Waimea Valley to take a swim under a waterfall and visit scenic lookouts like Hanuama Bay, Waimanalo Beach Park and La'ie Point. Check out the famous surf spots at Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, then take a cruise to a secluded beach for a traditional Hawaiian lunch. Visit the Byodo-In Temple, an important Buddhist site, and the ancient Moli'i Fish Pond. On your travels around the island, learn about Hawaii's history, culture, wildlife and ecology from your local guide.

Highlights

  • Whole-island tour of Oahu from Waikiki
  • Hike through Waimea Valley and take a refreshing swim under a waterfall
  • Take a boat ride to a secluded beach to enjoy fresh local lunch
  • Capture photos from scenic lookout points including La'ie Point, Hanauma Bay and Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Stop by popular beaches such as Sandy Beach and Waimea Bay
  • Visit famous Moli'i Fishpond and Byodo-In Temple, a replica of an ancient Buddhist temple in Japan
  • Learn about Hawaii’s native flora and fauna from your naturalist guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This supplier takes the time to give you a personalized tour of Oahu's lush environment

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Oahu Eco-Tour Including Waimea Valley Hike

Visit Waimea Falls

After pickup from your hotel in Waikiki, board your mini-bus for the trip to Waimea Valley.
Disembark in Waimea Valley's lush tropical forest for a hike to Waimea Valley Falls, where you'll take a dip in the cascading water. Along the hike, learn about the area's native plant and animal life from your naturalist guide.
Climb aboard a bot for the ride to the secluded Secret Beach, located right next to Kualoa Ranch, a filming location for many movies and television shows. There, enjoy a traditional lunch (see full menu of meal options in the Itinerary section below).
After lunch, head for the East Shore for stops at several scenic lookouts like Nu'uano Pali Lookout, Amelia Earhart Lookout, Sandy Beach Lookout, La'ie Point and Waimanalo Beach Park.
Visit Byodo-In Temple, an important Buddhist site on Oahu. Stop by the Moli'i fishpond, an ancient saltwater fishpond where the native people used to keep fresh fish for consumption.
On the rugged, rocky South Shore, check out Makapu'u Lookout, Hanauma Bay and the Halona Blowhole.
After circumnavigating the island, you'll return to Waikiki for drop-off at your hotel.

Itinerary

Lunch Menu Options

Local Wagyu Hamburger or Cheese Burger,

Island Fish Sandwich, Grilled Cheese, Tuna, Egg Salad or Turkey Sandwich 

Sandwich Options are Served with French Fries or Bag of Chips and 22 oz Fountain Drink

Or

Island Greens Salad, Grilled North Shore Shrimp Salad, Island Fish Salad, or Chef Salad

Salad Options are Served with 22 oz Fountain Drink.  Guests can add Chicken to any salad for $2.95 extra

Customer Reviews

Gemma H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great way to see a little bit of everything Oahu has to offer. Tip: Do this tour on one of your 1st days, list the places you liked then return throughout your holiday. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

bakerbob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our driver and guide was named Shannon. He was great and made the tour very fun. Saw a lot of interesting spots and we were given a lot of worthwhile information. Great tour!!

Stephanie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Dennis was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgable and always made sure we were comfortable. He had a great sense of humor, as well. It was a long day, but well worth it. If you rent a car, I would recommend going on this tour early on in your trip. That way, you can revisit the spots that caught your eye.

susanjxu USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful tour. Great tour guide.

cris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Truly enjoyed the entire day. Great company and a variety of locations. Keith is a wonderful tour guide who kept his group happy and entertained.

Anna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great tour for the time poor!

Saleh A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was really amazing and best tour I had in my life. The tour guy was really really friendly and very kind. He love what he do so he is really great

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great tour and loved all the stops we made. We learned alot about the island and its history from our guide, Dennis. He did a great job.

Govind B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

teresa p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely fantastic!! The drivers are very informative. Highly recommend to all visiting The island.

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