After morning pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board your comfortable, climate-controlled coach and set out on your 120-mile (193-kilometer) trip around Oahu.
Drive past Diamond Head and stop at Hanauma Bay and the geyser-like Halona Blowhole. Pass Sandy Beach on the way to the Makapu’u lookout, then continue inland to the Nuʻuanu Pali lookout. This spot, where King Kamehameha I fought for control of the island in 1795, gives panoramic views out over Kailua Bay and Kanehoe Bay.
Stop midday at a charming spot for lunch (own expense). Throughout the day, your guide provides entertaining commentary on Oahu’s history, culture and news. Stop along the way for plenty of rest stops and photo ops.
Drive to the Byodo-In Bhuddhist temple, located in the picturesque Ko'olau Mountains. Ring the Peace bell for happiness and a long life, then stroll through the gorgeous temple grounds and visit the 9-foot (3-meter) golden Buddha statue. Back on board the bus, head for the coast to see the island's famous beaches, loved by surfers worldwide: Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. Walk through the Waimea Valley's verdant rainforest while your guide points out native flora and fauna, eventually arriving at Waimea Falls.
Leaving the falls, head to the Dole Plantation to see where the island's famous pineapples are grown. Take a leisurely walk through the plantation's gardens and enjoy a frozen pineapple treat before enjoying drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.