POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
A Full Oahu Tour With A Visit To The Polynesian Cultural Center
Oahu’s nickname is the gathering place, and it’s easy to understand why when you realize more people live on Oahu than all the other islands in Hawaii combined! This small island packs a punch with natural beauty, a bustling urban center, white sand beaches, and much more. On this full-day tour, you will be able to circle Oahu and see many of the sites it is famous for, including the Polynesian Cultural Center which will give you an understanding of the ancient cultures that shaped the islands into what they are today.
The Polynesian Cultural Center consistently ranks as the #1 attraction on Oahu. Across the expansive grounds, you will be able to check out six recreations of the ancient villages of Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga. Throughout the Polynesian Cultural Center, you will be able to see exhibits and live reenactments of some of the key moments in ancient Pacific Island culture. This stop will give you a chance to step back in time and examine the cultures that have contributed so much to the Hawaii that we know and enjoy today.
In Hawaiian, Diamond Head is actually called Leahi which translates to ‘Brow of the Tuna’. This huge crater became known as Diamond Head after British sailors in the 19th century mistakenly believed they had discovered diamonds on the slopes of the extinct volcano. What they actually discovered were small and worthless crystals known as calcite. Diamonds or no diamonds, the view from the top of the crater will give you a breathtaking vantage point from which to view Honolulu as well as the Pacific Ocean.
Blowholes are a natural occurrence in Hawaii because they are created by lava tubes that at one point poured red-hot magma into the ocean. During high tide, ocean waves fill the lava tube creating an immense amount of pressure that shoots sea water sometimes hundreds of feet in the air. Similar to a geyser, the Halona Blowhole is a wonderful and noteworthy stop on this circle island tour.
A Complete Circle Island Tour Of Oahu
Tour the Polynesian Cultural Center
Stop For A Delicious Lunch
Explore Oahu’s North Shore
Visit The Diamond Head Lookout
Spot The Halona Blowhole
This incredible full day tour starts with a pickup at major hotels and resorts in the Waikiki area around 7:30am. The tour begins by driving over to Diamond Head Crater which is actually an extinct volcano that overlooks Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean beyond it. After enjoying the view at Diamond Head, you will head up Oahu’s southeastern coast where you will catch views of the huge volcanic cliffs jutting out of the spectacular blue water. The southeast coast of the island is also famous for sights like Hanauma Bay, the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach and the iconic red and white lighthouse at the Makapu’u Lookout. Heading over to the eastern side of the island will take you through some of the more lush and densely forested parts of the island as the region below the Ko’olau Mountains gets much more annual rainfall than other parts of the island. On the eastern coast of Oahu enjoy views of Kane’ohe Bay, Malaekahana Bay, and of course, the postcard worthy rock formation of Chinaman’s Hat.
After stopping for lunch you will hit the road once again to continue working your way up the coastline. From a distance, you will probably feel as if you are in the movie Jurrasic Park because much of the scenery on this side of Oahu was used for background shots. Upon reaching the small town of Laie prepare to stop at the Polynesian Cultural Center to take a tour of the incredible grounds, view the exhibits, and learn more about the voyaging people that originally settled the Hawaiian islands. The final stop on the tour will be the world famous Dole Plantation. This pineapple plantation is one of Oahu’s main attractions, and while you are there be sure to pick up some souvenirs and try a Dole Whip frozen dessert. After the tour has conclduded your driver and tour guide will drop you off at your hotel in Waikiki.
Oahu Circle Island & Polynesian Cultural Center Tour From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultsAges 12 years and above||$270.00|
In the event of cancellation or request change to your reservation, please note the following. Tours originating from Oahu, there is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability but must be made 72 hours prior to the original tour day. No refunds issued for any tours within the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
No stop is guaranteed to be operating on the day of your tour. We have no control of Navy and Army operations which may result in the closure of Ford Island or the boats going to the Arizona Memorial without notice. In the event of this occurring, our guides will make up for it in a variety of ways so your experience is always worthwhile.