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  • Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Leave Waikiki behind to explore Oahu's fruit farms, artisan chocolate, coffee, and scenic locales on a sightseeing tour of the island's natural riches. Visit Wailua Sugar Mill and Kahuku to sample locally grown and produced coffee, chocolate, and tropical fruit. Along the scenic coastal route, soak up the beauty of Shark's Cove and Kahana Bay during stops for photo ops. Throughout the day, your expert local guide shares informative commentary on the sights you pass and the island's history.

Highlights

  • 8-hour food and sightseeing tour, from Waikiki
  • Sip Oahu-grown coffee at Wailua Sugar Mill
  • Get great photo ops at Shark’s Cove and Kahana Bay
  • Tour a fruit farm and savor a delicious lunch in Kahuku
  • Taste chocolates made from Hawaiian cacao, the only state in the USA where cacao grows
  • Visit two delicious local chocolate producers where you can sample the treats and purchase gifts to take home
  • Learn about Oahu’s fruit, cacao and coffee farms from your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Tastes of Oahu Tour: Coffee, Chocolate and Tropical Fruit

Visit the farms for coffee, fruit, and chocolate in Oahu

After pickup from your centrally located Waikiki hotel, travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach to the first stop on your food and sightseeing tour, the Wailua Sugar Mill. Sip fine Oahu-grown coffee and learn how locally produced cacao is made into chocolate.

Next, head to Shark’s Cove to walk along a beautiful beach that is popular for snorkeling. After wiggling your toes in the sand, return to the coach to go to Kahuku where you take a guided farm tour through orchards that grow papaya, banana, vanilla, guava and other tropical fruits. See the fruits on the trees, then enjoy them on your plate during a delicious lunch that includes your choice of pizza or a veggie panini accompanied by a fresh fruit smoothie.

When you have finished your lunch, continue along a scenic coastal highway with a stop at pretty Kahana Bay for photograph ops. Then visit the chocolate factory at Manoa Chocolate Hawaii to see their production process. If you like, choose from a variety of tempting treats made from Hawaiian-grown cacao to purchase and bring home.

Next, stop at another excellent chocolate producer called Madre Chocolate Shop. Madre Chocolates features organic, fair-trade chocolate recipes with roots in Mesoamerica, where chocolate originated. Sample their selection of luscious chocolates blended with fruits and spices traditionally used by the Aztec, Maya and Olmec tribes of Central America. One of their recipes was inspired by an Aztec chocolate drink flavored with the Oaxacan flower called rosita de cacao.

Throughout the day, your guide provides informative commentary about the history of Hawaii and the sights you pass, as well as the culinary traditions that you explore. After an 8-hour sightseeing tour, your guide returns you to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour; lots of information and history

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

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