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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley

By Polynesian Adventure
View many of Oahu’s must-see attractions in just a day on this Oahu Grand Circle tour that includes round-trip transport for an easy trip. Stop at numerous scenic vistas en route to Waimea Bay, Halona Blowhole, and the Dole Plantation. Plus, guided commentary and a climate-controlled bus make for an informative and comfortable ride.
from
₹12,626.53
per adult
from
₹12,626.53
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 52 per group
Duration: 10h 45m
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English

Highlights
  • Make the most of your time in Oahu—see many major attractions in a day
  • Guided commentary introduces you to the island’s history and culture
  • Stops include Dole Plantation and Waimea Bay
  • Numerous scenic vistas provide ample photo ops
  • All-inclusive transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
  • Admission and tram ride at Waimea Valley
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Nu’uanu Pali
  • Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Valley
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Begin your day with pickup from your Waikiki hotel. In a deluxe air-conditioned coach, head to your first attraction of Halona Blowhole, stopping long enough to snap a photo from two panoramic vista points along the way. Take in views of Mokoli’i Island, Kahana Bay, and the beaches of Oahu North Shore on your way to Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, a world-famous surf spot. Then, head inland to the Dole Plantation. Take a quick stop to view tropical gardens, browse the gift shop, and sample pineapple products (own expense). This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour times provided reflect the start and end of the tour, but not your exact pickup and drop off time. Whether or not you've provided your hotel/lodging at the time of booking, you are required to contact the tour provider no less than (2) days prior to your tour date to receive your exact pickup time and location. The tour provider will advise you of the specific area at the hotel/lodging you should wait; for example "at the front entrance." Please be there at least 5 minutes before your pickup time. If your hotel/lodging is not included on our pickup schedule, you'll be advised to meet at nearby location. Please note that we are prohibited by certain properties to pickup non-hotel guests and we do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB's and residential areas.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23607

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley?
How much is Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley?
Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley price starts from ₹ 12,261.34. Discover and book Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley on Tripadvisor
What is the Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley cancellation policy?
Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley?
Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley is hosted by Polynesian Adventure. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Polynesian Adventure on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Lunch & Waimea Valley on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23607

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Diamond Head Beach Park
    Kahala
    Halona Blowhole
  • 1
    Nu’uanu Pali
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Byodo-In Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Mokoli’i Island
  • 3
    Waimea Valley
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Oahu's North Shore
  • 4
    Dole Plantation
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Edwillar
Edwillar
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Wonderful Tour
Beautiful tour of Oahu. Kimoke’o provided wonderful stories and history of the Island. Definitely recommending to a
Mike P
Mike P
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History Culture and Fun
Friendly, informative, and educational. Excellent explanation of sights and great infusion of Hawaiian history and
JohnEamigh
JohnEamigh
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Worth the time and money...
Great experience and explanation of the sites. We'll planned and timed impeccably. Would highly recommend this to a
42sehara
42sehara
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Haleakala Sunrise Tour (with Preston) worth it!
We did the Haleakala Sunrise Tour. This was one of the best experiences and absolutely worth it. Seeing the sunrise
garsouth
garsouth
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Outstanding Tour of Oahu
The tour was excellent. Our bus driver, Kimoke’o A., treated us all like his ohana (family). He is a great story
donnalM1029AS
donnalM1029AS
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Pearl Harbor adventure
Pearl Harbor tour was amazing and emotional. Makes you even more thankful for our wonderful service men and women
Q6709BIkeithl
Q6709BIkeithl
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Awesome Day!
Our bus driver Kimoke’o, has been so entertaining and informative. It’s refreshing to have someone with his local c
Diane O
Diane O
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Wonderful experience
Our driver Kimokeo has made our tours a delightful experience. His historical knowledge of Hawaii made our trips w
758charlened
758charlened
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Excellent tours woth Lehua
Lehua is an excellent tour guide. She provides a lot of historically significant information about the tours and al
Lorretta S
Lorretta S
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NCL tour of Oahu Polynesian Adventure
Our driver Kimoke'o was informative, knowledgeable and very helpful!! He had great tips and gave us information of
J880HWbeckyl
J880HWbeckyl
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Best guide to Pearl Harbor
Kimoke'o A. is the BEST driver and guide! His stories, both personal and historical, truly brought to life the ter
Tmenace
Tmenace
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Guides did not do what they promised.
Give us printed itineraries with times. The two ladies we had were brand new.. it was their first day. One of them
Mashal K
Mashal K
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Great experience
Did the tour for the Haleakala Crater Sunrise Tour. Definitely worth it to go with a group. Pros: someone is doing
591peggyc
591peggyc
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fantastic
Our driver Kimoke'o was very professional, kept us entertained, considerate, punctual, informative, showed us th
sharry2023
sharry2023
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Most Desirable Polynesian Experience
We toured the North Shore & Polynesian Culture Center. Kimoke'o A was terrific with him sharing local culture with
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Alaina C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I was apprehensive after a poor guided tour experience the day before with a different company, but the minute we got on the bus, Kimo made us feel super welcome and was cracking jokes all day. He was very knowledgeable of Oahu’s history and you could tell he had a passion with sharing his knowledge with visitors of the island. Kimo was delightful and accommodating to the needs of the passengers and giving us his recommendations all along the way. We had ample time at all of our stops to spend to sight see and shop. Lee the bus driver was fantastic. I have never felt more safe driving up a mountain in a bus. I would recommend this tour early in your trip so you have time to circle back on some of the areas we drove by.
Written 14 June 2022
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Martin C
Loughborough, UK37 contributions
Nov 2022
Our tour guide "Ruben" was excellent and was extremely knowledgable about the whole island as well as being able to answer questions from other people on the tour off the cuff. The only thing I would recommend to others taking the tour is to opt for buying your own food at the Waimea Valley. The meal was a simple wrap and cheese snacks which was very nice but I found it unfulfilling towards the end of a long day, just my opinion on that point. Other than that it was a great day and well worth doing 100%
Written 12 November 2022
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Kimberly Z
7 contributions
May 2022
This is tour is a really long day, and it'll be even longer if people on your bus are late for pickup or for coming back to the bus at the agreed upon time. For us, we left our hotel at 7am and got back at 5pm. Because people on our bus were late, we didn't get the allotted 2 hours at Waimea Falls which was disappointing (but not the fault of the company/driver). We got about 1 hour at Waimea valley and only got to spend about 5 min at the waterfall (there is a 20/25 min walk from the valley entrance to the falls) and lunch is also served at the falls.

Our driver/tour guide, Cousin Guy, was amazing. He has a great sense of humor, was very knowledgeable on everything we passed by, and was a great driver.

I enjoy sitting on the bus and seeing all the different views and sights so that was good for me.
Written 31 May 2022
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Maggie
5 contributions
Jun 2022
This tour was expensive considering what we got for it. Instead of being able to spend ample time, we were given 15 mins. at the Dole Plantation, we didn't even have enough time to wait in line for a Dole whip. Also, the Macadamia Nut Farm portion of the trip was omitted entirely, even though we didn't hit very heavy traffic. Lunch was good, with enough variety of options, and was served efficiently but was offered to us after the Dole stop. For those who were lucky enough to get through a quicker line, they got dessert right before lunch, so the timing of this tour could be better managed. As I mentioned on my review title, the best part of this expensive tour was our tour guide/driver, Guy. He was entertaining and informative.
Written 4 June 2022
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PolyAd-Plumeria
We are glad that you enjoyed your driver. Thank you for the feedback which helps us make improvements. Mahalo!
Written 13 July 2022
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MorGGie
7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
This tour was both a waste of money and time. We spent most of our time on the tour bus with only short 10 to 15 mins periods at each designated stop. For some reasons we spent at least 25 mins at a souvenir store stop which wasn’t on the itinerary and this reduced our time at other locations. The tour guide Cousin Guy was also a mediocre guide at best.
There are better island tours available. Wish I had done more research before booking this particular tour.
Written 6 June 2022
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PolyAd-Plumeria
Your feedback has been shared with our management team. We are certainly sorry to hear that the tour didn't meet expectations. Mahalo.
Written 13 July 2022
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Val B
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Jul 2022
We saw some lovely sites, but nothing that was a "wow". The bus was running late from the start. We were picked up 45 minutes late. Although we did fit everything in during the day, it did feel a bit rushed and if you weren't back to the bus on time, they just left you there. We managed to stall the bus driver until the rest of the people from the bus arrived. The tour guide was only truly concerned with the fact that we all knew it wasn't his fault that lunch had been delayed. I think that instead of sitting down, we should of been told to go to the waterfall and gardens first then had lunch later. Also we weren't advised that we could of taken a ride on the little carts that went to the waterfall site. This would of saved a lot of time. We only arrived at the temple as they were about to close up for the day. The visit to the Dole Plantation was not long enough. Couldn't even buy an ice cream as the queue was too long. I wouldn't recommend this tour for the price we paid.
Written 19 August 2022
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PolyAd-Plumeria
Thank you for sharing your tour experience. We've shared your comments with our management team for appropriate follow up. Mahalo.
Written 23 August 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura D
Orlando9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Had an amazing time on this tour. Our guide was very friendly and outgoing and provided a ton of Hawaiian cultural history all along the ride. Each stop provided just enough time to allow for photos and soaking in the sights. There are a ton of nature filled things to do on the opposite side of the island. I would recommend doing this tour first upon your arrival as it will expose you to all of the other island highlights that you can come back to and enjoy. Thanks Polynesian Adventure for a memorable day.
Written 27 January 2023
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Adam R
1 contribution
Excellent tour guide Kimoke’o (Timothy). Did a great job making everyone feel welcome and giving great highlights and history of places we visited. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a day of sight seeing the island.
Written 17 October 2022
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el
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Very pleased. Better than expected in many aspects. New motor coach. Tour guide, Mike, looked like Santa and actually pulled out his had and made a tiny video for my six year granddaughter. She was elated!! We saw many sites which highly contrast the Waikiki area. Lots of history and stories throughout the tour regarding recent and past historical events. Tour included a lunch at the waterfall and the shrimp wrap was awesome. We were left to explore the sites on our own and he did not provide much of a narrative but gave us what we needed to know about each location. I was shocked and saddened to see that only one other person tipped our guide for his 9 hours tour. Please remember that it is customary to tip your driver/guide like you would/should tip others that strive to exceed your satisfaction. The only disappointment was that we did not see Diamondhead.
Written 5 November 2022
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Mandy R
11 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
I bought tickets for this tour at a discounted rate through my company website. We stayed at an Airbnb and had no problem scheduling a pick up location at a nearby hotel. Upon pickup we were given a menu of our lunch choices and were asked to choose what we would like. The bus we were on was a very clean and comfy greyhound type vehicle. The bus was half filled and not crowded. I suggest sitting on the left side since most of the points of interest are inland. There were 5 major stops and in between stops there’s a lot to see and many stories and interesting history to hear. Our tour guide Kimoke’o was excellent and highly skilled driver and guide. He kept us on schedule, was funny and entertaining, and coordinated lunch well. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from this tour. I was considering saving the money since we had a car and do the island drive on our own but I’m so glad I didn’t . The guide’s knowledge made the tour so much more interesting than what we could have done on our own. Also it’s a long drive with narrow streets and I’m glad I had someone else driving me around.
Written 26 February 2022
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