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Oahu Hidden Gems & Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall tour

1. Oahu Hidden Gems & Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall tour

After being picked up in Waikiki, you will set off for a full day Oahu Island Tour with a local guide, who will take you through the history and culture of Hawaii while you visit some of its lesser-known gems. There will also be a special stop at the botanical gardens at Waimea Valley, which features dozens of distinct collections with flora from different parts of the world, including the Ogasawara Islands, Central and South America, Fiji, Guam, and the Mascarene Islands. Stroll through the Hawaiian collection and enjoy an assortment of plants found only in Hawaii, many of which are rare and endangered. There is a waterfall in the garden as well where you can swim, with lifeguards present. Guests must wear provided life jackets. The tour will also stop at nine additional locations throughout the day, including the Halona Blow Hole, Dole Pineapple Plantation, a Macadamia Nut Farm, and the north shore of Oahu. At the end of the day you will be saying "Mahalo" like a local, as you absorb the local views outside Waikiki and dine on local delicacies.

Oahu: Shark's Cove, Kualoa Park, Island Circle Adventure

2. Oahu: Shark's Cove, Kualoa Park, Island Circle Adventure

Explore the Island of Oahu on a guided sightseeing tour. Go to the Halona Blowhole, try to spot a whale at the Makapu'u Lighthouse, and have a coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm. Enjoy lunch at Shark's Cove before snorkeling and swimming and finish off the day a the Pali Lookout. Arrive first at the Halona Blowhole, the famous filming spot for Pirates of the Caribbean, 50 First Dates, and From Here to Eternity. Head from there to Makapu'u Lighthouse. Capture spectacular views of the east shore and seasonal whale sightseeing. Sip on a cup of coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm and try some local nutty treats and products. Arrive at Shark's Cove and take your pick for lunch from one of the food trucks. Lay on the beach, rent some snorkel gear, or just swim in the gentle waves. Finish off the adventure at the Pali Lookout. Take one more glance at the east shore, snap some photos, and return to your accommodation fulfilled from a great day in Oahu.

Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

3. Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on Oahu with a sightseeing tour to the North Shore and Hanauma Bay. See the famous Banzai Pipeline where pro-surfers ride the waves. Head to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, dig into some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a plate, relax, and enjoy yourself. The next step includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. End the day with a ride south on the H3 Highway where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the highway, you will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost were filmed.

Oahu: Van Sightseeing Tour with Coffee and Pineapple Farms

4. Oahu: Van Sightseeing Tour with Coffee and Pineapple Farms

Explore Oahu with this van tour that includes pickup and drop-off from several hotels on the island. Drive through areas like the North Shore and enjoy some free time at Haleiwa Town. Taste some farm fresh flavors at the Dole Plantation, the Green World Coffee Farm, and a Macadamia Nut farm. Be picked up from the comfort of select hotels on Oahu. Sit back and relax in a spacious and air-conditioned van. Travel from Waikiki along the east coast of Oahu and stop to take some photos at the Diamond Head Beach Park lookout and at Blow Hole lookout. Make your way to the Dole Plantation. Sample farm-fresh pineapple products and visit the Country Store where you can buy original goods and souvenirs or some tasty DoleWhip®. Head through the North Shore where the world's best surfers compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition at Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline. Arrive at Haleiwa Town where you will have some time to stretch your legs, shop for souvenirs at the vibrantly-colored boutique shops, or purchase some delicious shaved ice. Take in th atmosphere of Old Hawaii where time passes more slowly than in Honolulu. Visit the Green World Coffee Farm, a coffee farm which has a stylish café. Buy a cup of fresh coffee while viewing the natural beauty of Hawaii. Try various macadamia nuts at a macadamia nut farm.  Return to your hotel after a satisfying day on Oahu's North Shore.

From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

5. From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

Explore the North Shore of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Visit one of the best surfing locations on the island, as well as drive through the historic town of Haleiwa, grab lunch, and explore the tide pools of the famous Shark's Cove. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu and drive towards the East Shore area of the island to see the highlights of the East shore including Koko Head, Lanai Lookout, Halona Blowhole, and Sandy's beach. Travel towards North Shore with a stop at the Pali Lookout to admire a breathtaking view of the East Shore of Oahu. Next, enjoy free coffee and Mac nut samples at the mac nut farm, where many local products can be purchased and enjoyed. Following that, see the Chinaman's Hat islet off the shore at Kualoa Beach Park, a popular photo opportunity. Head to Laniakea Beach where turtles can be seen basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Pass by, a couple of the best surfing beaches on the island, where you may spot pros riding the waves, during winter. Arrive at Shark's Cove, for lunch, beach, and tide pool exploring. This is one of the best beaches on the island with a variety of great food trucks. After lunch, then it's time to soak up the sun and hang out at the tide pools. After some time relaxing on the beach, head through pine trees and pineapple fields back towards Honolulu, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Oahu: The North Shore Photo Tour off the Beaten Path

6. Oahu: The North Shore Photo Tour off the Beaten Path

The North Shore of O'ahu holds some of the most famous names with Waimea Bay, Haleiwa historic town, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and much more. Take a break from the touristy entertainment and see what the North Shore is all about. Join the North Shore Photo Tour as you travel the world famous North shore. Depending on the time of year you will be coming you will document the day's adventure looking for beautiful waves, clear waters, pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, and much more. You will be taken to the Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. In this peaceful setting you will be able to photograph with the sounds of the forest and the cool breeze coming through the valley. Stop in the world famous historic Hale'iwa town for some local eats at the famous food trucks after exploring so many beautiful locations. You will walk away from this tour with great photographs of the North Shore and its way of life. Some say if you want to see Hawaii 50 years ago, head to the North Shore. After the food truck stop for lunch, stop in a few art galleries or surf shops for your enjoyment. Stroll through the town and peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.

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From the pick up to the drop off this trip was incredible. So informative! It was actually nice to just sit back and enjoy the view and the rude to the many incredible sights. We made out way the dole plantation, hidden gems, the botanical gardens and the wiamea waterfall! So beautiful. Followed by lunch and then a nut farm, lol, a macadamia nut farm. I would do it all over again!

More time at botanical garden will be appreciated. Cut time from the shopping at the macadamia farm. Also, a few minutes break at the Green Turtle shore and other site seeing locations for a decent picture will enhance the tour experience. The guide, Kanama, was really good with the history of native Hawaii. Keep up the good work.

This was a laid back tour with plenty of time to see the turtles and a cute town with lots of charm. Our tour guide Jose, was knowledgeable, easy going, and very patient with us older folks.

Paul was amazing! Very friendly and informative. I’d definitely recommend to my friends and family :)

It was a great tour and our guide was excellent in every way!