Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission

Honolulu, United States
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo In Temple Admission

From $129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Embody the Aloha Spirit with this full day tour around the island of Oahu. Led by professional tour guides, discover the islands most popular landmarks including Diamond Head Lookout, Dole Planntation, and Haleiwa Historic Town. Explore gorgeous beaches and see the wild ocean at the Halona Blow Hole. Admission to the Byodo-In-Temple is provided. This temple commemorates Japanese immigration to Hawaii and was featured in the film Lost.
  • Learn about the influence of Japanese immigration in Hawaii
  • Relax and enjoy narration from your tour guides
  • See nature in various forms while exploring plantations and beaches
  • Photo opportunities with the famous Koolau Mountain available

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle 15 or 25 passenger van/bus
  • Byodo-In Temple Admission
  • Pick-up services from Waikiki
  • Gratuities for the tour guide
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 7/1/2021 - 11/30/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Pickup details

We pick-up at most hotels in Waikiki between 7:50-8:20AM. We will inform you exact pick-up time via Viator messenger or text/call 2-3 days before the tour. Please keep in mind, we do require minimum passengers to operate the tour and will confirm 2 days before the tour. If you are staying outside of Waikiki, please assign Ala Moana Hotel as your pick-up and plan to meet us there. If you have any question, please message us on Viator platform and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

What To Expect

Diamond Head

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Pass By)

Halona Blow Hole

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sandy Beach Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Byodo-In Temple

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kualoa Regional Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach (Pass By)


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dole Plantation

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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98 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Mary_S, Sep 2023
It was my first time in Hawaii and I did not know what to expect. Our driver was amazing!! He was very knowledge, kind, and professional. He also knew the best places to eat. He recommended a couple, and they were amazing!! I was so happy with our driver, and all the things we were able to see in this tour. Highly recommend it
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for your kind words. We will be sure to pass along to your tour guide. We hope you visit us again. Take care and mahalo.
So worthwhile 😀
Lucrecia_R, Jun 2023
Our family wasn't sure what more we could possibly experience on the last day of our 8 day island stay, but Naser asked all the right questions, had all the right answers, and made our Circle Island Tour one to never forget! Starting with Malasadas from The most convenient place, to ending up 'on top of the world' looking down on Honolulu and Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor from Tantalus Lookout! Thanks Naser for the wonderful tour...with a personal touch!
Great tour, make sure you sit in front
Monique_V, Jun 2023
We had a great time. Our driver was super friendly, and traveling in a small group is great because you don’t get left behind, and it makes the tour a little more flexible. The only issue we had was that as we were the last to be picked up, we were in the back of the van, which is fine, but it also meant we couldn’t hear very much as the driver didn’t have a microphone. He did try his best to make sure we heard, but it was hard for him to be yelling and sometimes we still couldn’t understand anyway. That part was a little disappointing because we felt a little left out while everyone else was listening. But all in all, the locations were great, our driver was really awesome, and we had a great time!
A great day out.
Sandra_W, Jun 2023
The Byodo-In Temple is just wonderful. A great way for tourists to see the island. A great day had by all of us. Thank you to Nasar our tour guide and driver.
Highly recommend
Charissa_R, May 2023
Loved seeing some of the popular Oahu attractions! Our tour guide Freddie was both knowledgeable and entertaining. And the families we ended up going on the tour with were awesome.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Hawaii. Hope to see you again here in Hawaii! Mahalo.
Better than expected!
Taylor_J, May 2023
Amazing personal tour with another couple. Oir tour guides was super funny and knowledgeable. I almost wished this tour was longer because we all had such a great time!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear your experience with us has been nothing but positive. Please reach out to us next time you are in Hawaii :) Mahalo and Aloha.
Save your money
nikki_j, May 2023
Way to long. The places we stopped were not at all worthy of the money for the tour.The guide was great but these tours and stops were worth the money we paid and to purchase and tip was on top of that was outrageous.
Response from Host, May 2023
Aloha Nikki, We are sorry to hear your experience with the tour did not meet your expectation. We have kept the price of the tour the same as before the pandemic despite inflation and the rising cost of labor. We would like to hear your input so that we can improve and strive to provide the best tour on the island. Please give us a call at 808-922-1122 at your convenience.
Wonderful experience!
Thomas_H, May 2023
One of the funnest and most informative tours we’ve done. So many things to see in one day, yet, our tour guide didn’t rush us at all. And he was an amazing tour guide! Fun stops, like the Dole Plantation. Beautiful stops on the beaches of the North Shore. And an incredible stop at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple. This tour had it all. We had a wonderful time!
Response from Host, May 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We are very proud of our tour guides who are truly the experts of the island and give thorough tours with Aloha spirit. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo nui loa.
A day well spent!
MICHAEL_S, Apr 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and great ambassador for Hawaii. We learned a lot during the tour. Saw so much that we wouldn't have found if on our own, glad we took the tour for sure!
Enjoyable Circle Tour
Joyce_P, Apr 2023
The guide was excellent. We enjoyed seeing the sights and the Dole pineapple ice cream. The stop for famous donuts was great. We even got to see surfers at Sunset Beach as the waves were up.
Circumnavigation Oahu
Allen_K, Apr 2023
The entire trip was a very pleasant surprise and experience. Our Guide was superb...personal touches, knowledge, driving skills. Didn't expect to see the ENTIRE island!!!!
Perfect option to cherish the nature of Oahu
Saptarshi_G, Mar 2023
Perfect trip to enjoy the natural beauty of Oahu. The drive along the coastal highway is an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to everybody.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for allowing us to show you the island. We hope you bring many great memories home and hope to see you again. Mahalo and take care.
A wonderful day out in Oahu
Simon_L, Feb 2023
Our guide Naser was very knowledgable and gave us a very memorable tour around Oahu. We saw all the highlights of the island as outlined for this tour and was given adequate time to enjoy some of the special delights on offer around the island like the Dole Plantation whip and the Giovanni shrimp food truck for lunch. Naser also took the trouble to show us a few extra sights not included like the statue of King Kamehameha and the Iolani Palace. He also went out of his way to enable us to get the Malasadas (donut) which was to die for like he said. His driving was safe and comfortable and he was very patient, informative and punctual. Highly recommended and ask for Naser.
Tour of knowledge
Jasmine_M, Jan 2023
Love the island. I really appreciate the history and feeling welcomed. The mountains are beautiful the oceans are amazing the people are so affectionate.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure sharing the culture and love for this island. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. Take care and see you again!
Depends what you are looking for
prabakar_m, Jan 2023
This tour is ok for those who want to see as many places in one day. Most of our stops were either drive by or get off for 15 minutes. Personally I would prefer to have gone to fewer places and spent more time at each. We did get sufficient time at the Byo-do temple. The stops at the macadamia and dole plantations were gift shop stops…I personally could have done without those. So this is for those who want to sit and drive by and make frequent stops….not for the adventurous or those who want to soak in an experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Aloha, We thank you very much for taking the time to write a feedback. This tour was designed for people who want to see as much of Oahu in 8 hours, so we understand your feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us next time you are in Hawaii as we can accommodate your wishes and run a personalized tour. Mahalo and take care.
Great tour!
Jamie_C, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Nasar (sp?) was great he was so informative and friendly. We had a great time, and the day of the tour was our best day of vacation.
Kimberly_A, Nov 2022
Scheduled last minute the night before directly with a Viator Rep which took 1/2 hr of my time. Then within 10min after all that I received a text that they are not doing the Circle tour and instead a food tour, $50 more and same route except for no Byodo-in Temple, which was main place we wanted to go. So a bit disappointed after spending all that time scheduling it.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Aloha, We wish this could have been avoided as the reservation was made the night before the tour. This was an oversight on our part for not closing off the availability early on, so we truly apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to us directly next time you are in Hawaii, and we will be sure to take care of you guys. Thank you and take care.
Our Driver, Fred, was fantastic!!
Brenda_F, Nov 2022
Our driver and tour guide, Fred, shared with us information about Oahu, its culture, good places to eat and visit. He gave us suggestions that will help us for the remainder of our stay here. Fred is a very safe driver and his thoughtfulness to each one of his passengers came through in every aspect of our day. I would do today all over again with Fred!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Aloha, We thank you very much for your time leaving us a review. We hope you had a wonderful time for the remainder of your stay, and we will be sure to forward your review to Freddie. Mahalo and see you again!
Tour Extremely Rushed
Cynthia_A, Oct 2022
Byodo Temple was nice. The tour was supposed to be until 5:30 but ended at 3p. We had so many stops to make but the driver only gave us 30 min. at each place. Way, way too rushed. We had to wolf down our lunch so fast in order to make it back to the bus on time. NOT worth the money. Huge disappoint.
Beautiful beaches......
rexeen_l, Sep 2022
Beautiful beaches... loved the shrimp Truck for lunch great history of that side of the island. Freddie was great
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Aloha valued customer, Mahalo nui for your words. We will be sure to pass along to Freddie. We hope you bring home many great memories from Hawaii and hope to see you again. Take care!

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