Heavenly views, shrimp trucks and sea turtles
Experience breathtaking views of Windward Oahu from the Pali Lookout. Transport back in time and place to ancient Japan and a re-created Buddhist temple: the Byodo-In. Marvel at a fish pond built by the legendary Menehune some 800 years ago and sample macadamia nuts and Kona Coffee across the street from where 'Jurassic Park' and several 'Lost' episodes were filmed. If you like seafood, hold out for lunch at one of the North Shore's shrimp trucks.
You'll see legendary surf spot Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and a beach popular with sea turtles. Great souvenir shopping and people watching in historic Haleiwa Town. Nature lovers won't want to miss Waimea Valley. Or take a ride on Dole Plantation's Pineapple Express train.
After I pick you up at your Waikiki-area hotel, Kailua lodging or cruise ship, we head uphill to the Pali Lookout where you'll experience breathtaking views of Windward Oahu. Soon we transport back in time and place to ancient Japan and a re-created Buddhist temple: the Byodo-In. We continue up the coast to a fish pond built by the legendary Menehune some 800 years ago, the island known as 'Chinaman's Hat' and fruit stands where you can sample coconut and whatever's in season. If you prefer seafood, you can't beat lunch at one of the North Shore's shrimp trucks.
You'll see legendary surf spot Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and a beach popular with sea turtles. Great souvenir shopping and people watching in historic Haleiwa Town. On the way back to Honolulu, if time permits, we'll stop at Dole Plantation. You can ride the Pineapple Express train or wind your way through the world's largest maze.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your lodging in Waikiki area, Kailua or cruise ship. Pick up from Ewa Beach or Ko'olina are available as part of a custom tour, with additional charge.
End location: I will drop you off at your lodging or cruise ship. Alternate drop-off locations possible. Please contact me to discuss.
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation via air-conditioned Toyota Sienna minivan. Groups up to 10 people can be accommodated with advance notice and at an additional charge.
Transportation, snacks and water, entrance fee to Byodo-In Temple.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Per person. Money for lunch or dinner.
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Donna was an excellent guide. We had an amazing day. Lunch at the shrimp trucks was amazing and we really enjoyed the scenery on the North Shore. We were really lucky to see 2 turtles on the beach. In fact the whole day was amazing. Donna was friendly and knowledgeable and happy to fit in everything we wanted to see.