Half-day East Oahu Circle Drive

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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. For children under 7 years of age, please provide ages so I can arrange for child- or booster-seats.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (conversational), German (basic), English (fluent)

Gorgeous Coastal and Rainforest Views

Experience beautiful vistas with a little Hawaiian history thrown in. Your 4 to 5-hour tour takes you to Diamond Head Lookout, Halona Blow Hole, Makapu'u Lookout and maybe a walk out to the viewpoint above the lighthouse there, shave ice or picnic lunch in 'Nalo Town (Waimanalo), view of the Windward Coast from the Pali Lookout--the site of King Kamehameha I's victory over Oahu's warriors--before heading back to Honolulu via the old road thru the rainforest. Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I statue, and the Mission Houses round out your 1/2 day tour.


Circle Drive around the east end of Oahu, most-likely starting with Diamond Head Lookout; view points at Halona Blow Hole and Makapu'u Lookout, with an optional 1. 5 mile R/T walk out to Makapu'u Lighthouse; head up the coast to Waimanalo for a local treat or lunch; optional stop at Ulupo He'iau (ancient Hawaiian temple) in Kailua; ascend to the Pali Lookout; complete the circle by driving thru the rainforest back into Honolulu where historic sites await.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in the Waikiki area, cruise ship pier, Honolulu airport, or lodging in Kailua.

End location: I will drop you off where I picked you up or any location you request in Waikiki, the cruise ship pier, or Honolulu airport.

Duration: 4 hours

Bad weather may keep us from sitting on the beach or hiking.


I will drive you in my air-conditioned, 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan. It holds 6 passengers in addition to the driver. Vehicle is smoke-free.

What’s Included

Round trip transportation from Waikiki area, cruise pier, HNL airport or Kailua. Bottled water, juice, light snacks, parking, taxes.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - Lunch (optional)

What’s Extra

Pick up from Ko'olina or Ewa Beach can be included as part of a custom tour with additional charge.

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