(Itinerary Suggestions; but permit us to help you customize your tour) Once again, do not try to drive the island in your rental car ... you will miss about 75% of the best parts of our island because you don't know where to park or where the un-marked good areas/experiences are located and you may get towed or possibly broken into. Use a trusted & experienced tour guide.
Things to do and stops to make for your Oahu Tour
(Ask us about each of these if you like.)
Witness the island of Oahu. Enjoy local stories, island history, and experience this entertaining and fun-filled tour. All tours include pick-up and delivery to your hotel, vacation rental, cruise ship or the airport.
Contact us for rates and dates. (808) 636-4965 Text or Call … calls are much better for a more comprehensive response. Thank you.
Remember: To do ALL of the things mentioned below would take three full days of ten (10) hours of touring each day ... but we will give you a "giant slice" of our island on a one-day tour. Simply ask us for help.
(The times noted are only estimates)
Honolulu Aquarium (1 hour)
King Kamehameha statue
Manoa Valley Falls & Pool (in the rainforest) hike rated easy to medium in difficulty. Hiking boots or good cross-trainer footwear is a MUST for safety … no flip-flops permitted. (1.5 hours+-)
Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley (1 hour)
Foster Botanical Gardens (1 hour)
Local food stops for lunch (we know the good places to eat)
National Cemetery of Pacific (.75 hours)
Drive the new H-3 Highway through a one mile tunnel
Art of Aloha: Patrice Federspiel famous Hawaiian artist at www.ArtOfAloha.com
Art and art lesson(from 1-3 hours, depending - these are private lessions) www.artofaloha.com
Waikiki to East Shore/Windward Side Tour:
Diamond Head Road Lookout (20 minutes and no hiking required)
Diamond Head Crater hike to the Top (1.5 Hours)
Hanauma Bay Snorkeling; closed on Tuesdays. (Unlimited Time but must get there by 7:00 AM)
Blow Hole Lookout, Eternity Beach, and Sandy Beach. (.5 hours)
Sandy Beach Park (Vista only; no swimming)
Makapu’u Lookout (20 minutes)
Makapu’u Lighthouse easy hike; paved; even wheel chairs can be pushed up this hike/road. (1.5 hours)
Waimanalo/Bellows Beaches (Time Depends: Swim? Boogie Board?)... and we provide the giant beach towels and boogies boards for you and hustle your beverages back and forth from the Van.
Kailua Beach Park – Mokuluas and Lanikai Beach
(same as above)
Pali Lookout (30 minutes)
The "Old Pali" Highway in the rainforest
National Military Cemetery of the Pacific (20 minutes to 1 hour)
Art of Aloha: Patrice Federspiel studio visit, art and
art lessons. Go to: www.artofaloha.com
Foster Botanical Gardens (1 hour)
The Bishop Museum: Hawaiian art and history (2-5 hours)
H-3 Drive/Tunnel going back to windward side
North/East Shore Drive Tour:
Island Treasures art gallery and store, Kailua (30 Minutes)
Byodo-In Buddhist Temple (Ring the Bell, Black Swans, Koi Fish Ponds)
Road side stands: fruits/veggies/flowers/art
Sunshine Art Gallery - 100% local Hawaiian artists
Chinaman’s Hat Park (island beauty/photo op)
Kualoa Ranch – horse back tiding, all terrain vehicles mini-shopping
(2 to 3 hours)
Mormon Temple (Quick photo op or 1 hour tour if you choose)
Laie Point Lookout (30 minutes) An awesome place that few is any tours go to or can even fit.
Shrimp Farms lunch stop (Garlic Shrimp plates + other styles of shrimp)
Famous Sunset Beach (20-30 minutes)
Famous "Ted's Bakery" for some Chocolate Haupia Pie, Pineapple cheesecake and more.
Pupukea area on the north shore:
Attend the sacred Hawiian Heau, or go to "Three Tables" or Shark's Cove (no sharks) Snorkeling adventure ... depending on waves and tides
(20 minutes to 2.0 hours)
Secret Sea Turtle Beach (30)
Haleiwa Town (1.5 hours … food and shopping
Shave Ice, in Haleiwa, or along the road up to the North Shore
Haleiwa Town: Shark Cage Adventure: (3 hours)
Old Waialua Sugar Mill:
See what a 30-60 foot surf waves looks like up close and personal.
North Shore Soap Factory (30 minutes)
Dole Coffee/Chocolate Factory (30 minutes)
Coffee Fields and Pineapple Fields; drive by only
Dole Plantation: Giant maze, gardens, children's train ride,
shops, and pineapple ice cream. (30 minutes to 1.5 hours)
Drive back to Ko’Olina/Waikiki/Town/Hotel/Airport/Vacation rental via H-2 and H-1
(35 minutes to one hour +- depending on traffic, road work or accidents; remember we live on a rock out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean)
Specialty Art Tours: Half day and Whole day:
(Any of these individual art venues are also available as an "a la carte" selection for any other tour)
The Bishop Museum: Hawaiian Art and History (2 hours)
Na Mea Gallery: Ward Warehouse (30 minutes)
Nohea Gallery: Ward Warehouse main floor (Mauka side)
Gallery at Ward Center: Makai side
Famous local artist’s private studio:
Art and art Lessons www.artofloha.com
Honolulu Museum of Art
Island Treasures, Kailua Town
Sunshine Arts in Kahalu'u (100% local artists)
Kai Ku Hale: Haleiwa (Great Shopping Too)
Bob Wylan Galleries: Haleiwa
Tabora Gallery: Haleiwa
Other Galleries: Haleiwa
Other Galleries in Waikiki: Under The Koa Tree Gallery
Peter Lick Gallery (Beachwalk)
Half-Day & Full-Day Tours.
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(808) 636-4965 Calls are ALWAYS best, but you may also email us at HAE@Hawaii.rr.com. Rates NOT quoted over the internet or in text format. You must call for rates.