Days Available: Tuesday & Thursday
- Tantalus lookout
- H3 Hwy Drive
- Byodo-In Temple
- Kualoa Beach Park (China-mans Hat)
- Kahana Bay Fishpond
- Kahuku Food Trucks*
- Kawela Bay
- Banzai Pipeline
- Pu’u Mahuka Lookout
- Sunset on The North Shore
Price: Adult $89.95 |Age 6-17 $69.95 | Kama’aina/Military $79.95 | Age 1-5 $0
Tour Pick Up: 12:30 pm +/- 30min (depending on time of year)
Duration: 7.5 Hour Tour
Return: 1.5 hour after sunset
- Free hotel pickup and drop off in Waikiki
- Free admission to Byodo-In Temple
- Free Tripod
- Free Wi-Fi
(*) Lunch and refreshment stop items not included
Enjoy an afternoon traveling the country coastline of O’ahu, stopping off at high lookouts, beautiful Buddhist Temples, ancient fishponds, Giant Banyan trees, and end with a gorgeous sunset on the world famous, North Shore of Oahu.
We pick up right after lunchtime in Waikiki and head straight up Tantalus mountain for a panoramic view of the southern coastline of Oahu. Stretching from Pearl Harbor to the crater known as Diamond Head. This first stop will get you excited for what else is to come.
We continue the day traveling the windward coast of Oahu, stopping at most people “bucket list” locations. This is the only tour offered on Oahu where you will be standing on a North Shore beach for sunset. You could have a turtle laying right next to you as the sun turns the sky into great colors.
Your Tour at a Glance
Pickup for your Country Tour will happen just after lunch in Waikiki. Your driver will show you some good spots to eat as you head out of the Waikiki and onto Mt. Tantalus. You might even pass Obama’s childhood home and where he attended school.
Arriving at your first stop, you will be blown away by this view. The location is in a lot of guidebooks but does not see the foot traffic as other lookouts. Due to its size, only smaller tour groups can access this area, giving you a little more peace and quiet. Smell the fresh air and soak in the sites cause we have a lot more to see.
When researching your vacation to Hawaii, you might come across a favorite but illegal hike called Stairway to Heaven. When we drive the expensive road known has H3, you will be able to see if anyone is hiking this trail as we pass right by the giant cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. The Pali cliffs cannot be described but only witnessed. How amazing would it be if a Buddhist temple had these cliffs as a backdrop?
That brings us to our next stop, at the Byodo-In Temple. The Byodo-In Temple brings the focus onto architectural design and themes of spiritual mindfulness and the esoteric. The Byodo-In Temple has been used in many TV and Blockbuster films and is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii in the Valley of the Temples.
How about a fun photo where it looks like you have an island hat? Stopping at Kualoa Beach Park gives you a chance to stretch your legs and feel the cool ocean breeze rushing onto the land. It also gives you the opportunity to have your guide take a funny picture of your group where one person will look like they are wearing “China-mans Hat” on their head. Also in this area is Kualoa Ranch, a popular location used in countless films.
The next valley over is Kahana Bay and the fishpond located on its shores. Legend says a shark protects this fish pond from anyone who is not allowed to take fish from it. A compelling place as it is said to be over 600 years old.
Have you worked up an appetite yet? Let’s peel back some delicious shrimps or get or fingers dirty will some messy hamburgers, better yet, let’s chow down on some poké. You will love the little food stop we make in Kahuku.
Ending a beautiful day is not complete unless you stop on Oahu’s North Shore. We will take you to an old religious site high above Waimea Bay for a spectacular vista of surfers paradise. The North Shore, known around the surfing community as the 7-mile miracle. We have many locations to choose from while waiting for the sun to drop and do its thing, lighting up the sky.
If the waves are big and scary, we will be sure to take you to the Banzai Pipeline to watch the surfers risk it all while riding mother nature. Perhaps the waves are nowhere to be found the day of your tour, have no fear; That means there are turtles near. What about if you come during whale season? Well just ask our guides to point them out to you. It won’t be so hard with over 6000 coming to our islands every winter.
This tour is an extraordinary and unique opportunity to see Oahu and get out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We will offer the tour twice a week, so space is limited. Ocean you know the day you can come, go ahead and book your tour.