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Byodo In Temple

Oahu Circle Island Adventure Tour - 8 Hours

This full day Circle Island Oahu tour is perfect for anyone wanting to see Oahu’s top attractions and iconic Hawaii locations including stops at North Shore beaches, Waimea Valley, the breathtaking Pali Lookout, and Historic Haleiwa Town. You will not miss out on any of the action by choosing this tour, your professional Circle Island tour guide will lead you on a journey including a professional narration of Hawaiian history and top tips at every location to maximize your day in paradise. Have fun on Oahu with the SpeediShuttle Circle Island Adventure Tour!

Highlights of your Circle Island adventure include the World Famous Dole Pineapple Plantation. Opened to the public since 1989, the Dole Plantation has become one of Oahu’s most popular tourist attractions and features the Pineapple Garden Maze. Other adventure tour high points include the Pali Lookout. The Nu´uanu Pali Lookout offers the most beautiful panoramic views of Oahu's East side, the perfect spot to capture pictures of your Circle Island tour.

Sights of Interest

  • Central Oahu Plains
  • Central Oahu’s Military Installation
  • Mount Ka`ala (West Waianae Mountains)
  • Ko`olau Mountain Range
  • Learn about Water Irrigation
  • North Shore’s Famous Surf Beaches
  • Laie Hawaii Temple / Polynesian Culture Center
  • Kualoa Ranch / Jurassic Valley
  • Nu`uanu Pali Highway

Circle Island Tour Itinerary

  1. Green World Coffee Farms- Learn about the process of coffee “from farm to table”. Here you will be able learn, touch, and taste Hawaii grown coffee.
  2. Hale`iwa Town- Explore the historic plantation town of Hale`iwa. Learn about Hawaii’s Royalty as the chose this area to spend lots of time. Visit and experience the many well preserved buildings making it a popular destination for visitors and locals.
  3. Hale`iwa Lunch Stop- A daily menu will be presented to you early in your tour giving you an opportunity to select your meal.
  4. North Shore Macadamia nut Farm- Randy Paty has over 4 decades of farming the world renowned Macadamia Nut on lush 24 acres on the beautiful north shore.
  5. Waimea Valley- Visit and learn why early settlers of 1092 A.D. choose Waimea Valley to award the “Kahuna Nui” (Highest of Priests) in perpetuity due to its many natural resources. You will embark on an adventurous hike to a 45’ waterfall where your will be able to kick-off your shoes and experience the icy cold water of KAMANANUI Stream.
  6. Kualoa Beach Park- Beautiful Kualoa Beach Park is where to get out! Stretch your legs and use the opportunity to take awesome phots of the majestic Ko`olua mountain range and the tantalizing Kaneohe Bay.
  7. Byodo-In Temple- Discover this hidden gem nestled at base of the Ko`olau Mountains. This gem was featured by National Geographic’s 20 most beautiful Buddhist Temples in the world. With its serene atmosphere and intricate architectural details it is a place not to be missed.
  8. Nu`uanu Pali- One of Hawaii’s most scenic and historic places is the Nu`uanu Pali. Learn the mo’olelo (stories) of Hawaii’s famed King, King Kamehameha. At this very spot is where a great battle took place.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Tour Time: Waikiki Departures

  • Available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • 7:45 AM (Approx Return 5:00 PM)

Tour Time: Ko'olina Departures

  • Operates on Thursdays and Saturdays
  • 9:00 AM (Approx Return 6:00 PM)
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About Circle Island Destinations

  • Dole Pineapple Plantation – This historic pineapple plantation in Wahiawa can be traced back to 1899. Learn how the fruit is grown and sample the world famous Dole Whip ice cream! The Dole Plantation also features the Pineapple Express train ride and the world's largest maze.
  • North Shore – Surfers from all over the world are drawn to the North Shore. Popular with tourists and Hollywood filmmakers alike, beautiful spots include Waimea Bay, Pipeline, and Sunset Beach.
  • Waimea Valley – The Circle Island Tour features a stop at Waimea Valley - a rich cultural and spiritual destination nestled in a stunning botanical garden with a 45-foot waterfall.
  • Nu´uanu Pali Lookout – Located between Honolulu and Kailua, the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout offers panoramic views of Oahu. It’s also the site of the Battle of Nu’uanu, one of the fiercest battles in Hawaiian history. Please note that the lookout is also known for its strong winds.
  • Halona Blowhole – The Halona Blowhole is a natural wonder formed by molten lava tubes running from the ocean. This phenomenon sprays water 30-feet into the air like a whale’s blowhole.