Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki

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From USD 149.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you have just one day to explore Oahu, the Circle Island Drive is a must—taking in all the island’s highlights in just one day. This full-day tour from Honolulu visits Nu’uanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple, Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm, the Dole Plantation, and Waimea Valley. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Circle Island tour of Oahu from Honolulu
  • Visit the Dole Plantation, the North Shore Beaches, and Byodo-In Temple
  • Ideal introduction to Oahu for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and all entrance fees

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

What To Expect

After being picked up from your Waikiki hotel, set off on the Circle Island Drive. Keep your camera to hand as you wind up into the Koʻolau Mountains, stopping to gaze out over the Hawaiian Islands from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout and visit Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to the North Shore, where you have the chance to explore seafront towns such as Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach, enjoy sweeping views of Waimea Bay, and watch the surfers taking to the waves. Visit the beautiful Waimea Falls, then make a final stop at the Dole Plantation, where you can sample some tasty frozen pineapple DoleWhip® (own expense).

After a full day taking in the island’s highlights, return to Waikiki, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Nu’uanu Pali

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Byodo-In Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a change of clothes if you are thinking about taking a quick dip at Waimea Falls.
  • We intentionally only operate this tour using an air conditioned mini-bus to ensure that group sizes are kept small enough to enjoy each stop with your group and guide.
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • Admission to every stop has been taken care of, just bring cash for snacks and souvenirs.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Recommendations, wear comfortable shoes and clothes, wear your suit under clothes if possible to save time, and bring a jacket (it was cold on the bus and very windy and wet at the lookout
There is just too much to do there so you’ll need to go back on your own time.
Enoa tours also made it easy with keeping in touch with me about when and where I would be picked up and vehicle to look for.
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Patricia_C, Mar 2023
Humu, our driver, was fantastic. NEVER had so much fun on a tour ever. I’m 75 so I’ve been on tours before. Hawaii culture, music, jokes, Hulu dancing, sing a longs. Informative and FUN. Great experience.
Beautiful, fun tour
Benjamin_N, Mar 2023
RJ was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Good at hearding cats (and mongooses!) Beautiful tour, good food, great company.
The Kimmy Circle Hula Tour of Oahu
Bradley_K, Mar 2023
MC Kimmy was an excellent tour director. He shared an enormous amount of island history with us and an extra stop. He kept us on time with his last person on doing the Hula. We especially enjoyed his dancing for us at the end of the day.
Our driver, Deno, was...
Cindy_S, Feb 2023
Our driver, Deno, was knowledgeable and lots of fun. He kept us on time so we were able to see all the sights. I would highly recommend this tour.
Viator did it again
Kenneth_M, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Cecil was entertaining and knowledgeable. We visited places that we wouldn’t have if we didn’t go with Viator. Plenty of time to visit the sites. We have used this tour company many times and you never disappoint
Loved it. Well worth the time.
Mary_B, Jan 2023
Our tour guide knew his job. Gave us a lot of background for what we saw and had a great personality. Only downside was lunch wasn’t that great. Edible but not great. Our guide was efficient and ordered ahead so it would be ready for us but it was cold by the time we got it.
nice 8 hr ride around hawaii
Emily_A, Jan 2023
best tour i think i ever been on! The tour guide was so friendly and kind and taught us everything there is about hawaii! perfect way to spend the whole day learning and having fun :) I DONT RECOMMEND KIDS as we’re on the bus most of the time 👍
A perfect introduction to Oahu
Jonathan_I, Dec 2022
This is a great tour of Oahu. Do this early during your vacation to get to know the island. There were actually more stops than those listed. Our tour also stopped at a fresh fruit stand and a macadamia nut & coffee stand - both were wonderful and had delicious food for sale. Our tour included lunch at Fumi's Shrimp Stand; they also have chicken for those with shellfish allergies. Bring a bathing suit if you plan on going in the water. The area is VERY rocky and you WILL slip off of the rocks if you're not careful, so wear sandals. It's worth it, however, as the water is very refreshing, There are changing rooms in the area, just be sure to keep an eye on the time! We also visited a Japanese temple, a sightseeing location, and the Dole pavilion. All excellent parts of the tour. There's a lot more to do at Dole than you'll have time for, so consider coming back another day. You'll also pass by Kualoa Ranch (filming site for Jurassic Park and many other movies & TV shows) so consider doing that another day as well.
Kimo Is The Best!
Robert_K, Dec 2022
Tour guide Kimo tremendous! He was very knowledgeable about island history. He also told us stories and legends passed through generations. Kimo made sure that all of us on the tour were comfortable and having fun.
Great time spent with Dino.
Wanda_S, Dec 2022
Dino, the driver. He kept us entertained and showed us snips of things on the tour. I would tell family and friends of this tour.
Never Again
Lorraine_D, Nov 2022
Nightmare of a Tour Operator - her loud, throat clearing tales of herself and her family were very irritating. Her constant reminder of caring for “her laminated signs & photos” because of the time to produce and her cost was unnecessary. Also her constant hinting and outright asking for tips was also annoying. Finally after an expensive piece of jewellery had been lost at the Dole Plantation, a request for her help was refused and she just didn’t want to know. Very very unprofessional and an experience never wished to be repeated and certainly no recommendations.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
I am so sorry you did not enjoy your circle island tour. I understand your biggest complaint is with the driver. I assure you, E Noa takes this very seriously as our drivers are the face of the company. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Paradice comes alive your tour
Jerry_G, Oct 2022
The beautiful foliage and views in Oahu. Momi was wonderful. She knew so much history on Oahu as she was born there and has been in Oahu all her life.
Best circle island tour
Randall_S, Oct 2022
Best circle tour out there. Get some hiking, some shrimp and a dole whip! Recommend this trip. Nothing more to say......
Michael_K, Oct 2022
Byodo-In Temple a very peaceful experience. Our driver and excellent tour guid, RJ the mushroom, a real Fun Guy, his own words. Ps RJ you better still have the hat when I return.
Great Excursion!
Tammy_F, Oct 2022
Great tour if you only have a day or two to enjoy Oahu. The tour covers all the highlights the island has to offer. HumaHuma was a fun and entertaining tour guide, he made our trip memorable.
Our first glance at Hawaii
Jeidy_M, Oct 2022
An amazing experience with a knowledgeable guide Chelsie. It was one of the best tours I have taken here at Hawaii. Totally recommend it for a tour of the Island.
Waterfall hike
Gail_N, Oct 2022
The highlight for me was hiking 3/4 of a mile through zwaimea Valley's lush botanical garden path to the wpaterfall, going in the water & hiking down. Beautiful sights, scents & sounds!
Awesome island tour with great guide!
Leslie_W, Oct 2022
Our guide Vicky was awesome! It was more than just a “tour” because she told some personal stories and family history that made us feel connected. All 22 of us were on the trip TOGETHER. Great experience! Definitely recommend.
Great tour!
Michelle_B, Sept 2022
This was a great tour. Our guide and driver was Vicky. She was an amazing driver, and great, knowledgeable tour guide. Our party of four included my husband and our adult son and his girlfriend. Everyone had a positive experience.
Susan_W, Sept 2022
I can’t recommend the tour because of misleading information. We scheduled one tour but ended up on another that started us out under a lot of stress. Then the well meaning tour guide put more pressure to stay on schedule. More stress than fun!