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Waimea Valley: Our most recommended tours and activities

Honolulu: Oahu Island Full-Day Guided Tour by Bus with Lunch

1. Honolulu: Oahu Island Full-Day Guided Tour by Bus with Lunch

Uncover Oahu’s majestic grandeur on a full-day day trip. Ride in a spacious and air-conditioned bus and be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic history that is found behind every corner. Take an unforgettable journey through the history of the island. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation. History comes alive before your eyes as you weave your way up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands.  Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.  Cruise along 7 miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu’s north shore and sample the local flavors along the way. Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality and island traditions.  Follow your guide through the botanical gardens of this vast and tranquil setting. Learn how deeply embedded tradition is in today’s Hawaiian culture. Stop at the historic Dole Plantation surrounded by rows of pineapples and fields of sugarcane. Hear about how this plant became a symbol of Hawaii before returning to your accommodation. 

Hawaii: Oahu Attraction Pass - 40+ Activities Including Luau

2. Hawaii: Oahu Attraction Pass - 40+ Activities Including Luau

The Oahu All-Inclusive Pass gets you free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 2- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price and pay nothing at the gate. The more you do, the more you save. Simply check your digital guide on the Go City app for any instructions, including how to make advanced reservations for selected activities, then show your pass on your mobile device (or in printed format) at each attraction for admission. You can save up to 50%* compared to full retail admission prices. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu All-Inclusive Pass: Cultural and Historic Sights • Ka Moana Luau at Aloha Tower OR Aloha Kai Luau at Sea Life Park (choose 1) • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum • USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour • Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum • Bishop Museum Honolulu • Iolani Palace • Queen Emma Summer Palace Tours and Cruises • Makani Catamaran Sail • Secret Island Beach Activities at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Circle Island Tour: Hidden Gems, Byodo-In Temple & Turtle Spotting • Ocean Voyage Adventure at Kualoa Ranch • Kualoa Ranch: Fruit & Farm Tour • Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City tour • Guided Hike on the North Shore • North Shore Soap Factory Tour Outdoors • Diamond Head Hike: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Rainforest, Waterfalls, and Movie Sites: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Makapuu Lighthouse & Halona Blowhole Tour • Waimea Valley • Waterpark: Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii • Sea Life Park Hawaii • Stand-Up Paddleboard Nature and Turtle Tour • 3-Hour Kayak or SUP Rental (choice of 1) • Waikiki: Sunset Beach Yoga • Shoreline Fishing Experience on the North Shore • Hawaiian Style Rentals: Bike Rentals • Coconut Palm Basket Weaving on Sunset Beach • Hawaiian Lei Making on Sunset Beach • Waikiki Surfboard Rental • Lyon Arboretum Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the free app or included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions before you go. *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

3. Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

Join an exciting circle island excursion that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Drive past Amelia Earhart Lookout Point on your way to the famous Halona Blowhole. Visit the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, and admire views of Chinaman’s Hat and Malaekahana Bay. Continue to one of the North Shore’s most famous shrimp stands, where you’ll be served your choice of 9 different sautéed shrimp plates, or other options. Drive through the town of Haleiwa and visit Sunset Beach before reaching Waimea Valley. This enchanting location, also known as the "Valley of the Priests," has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Hawaiian history. Stop at the Arboretum and admire a scenic waterfall, before heading to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Throughout your journey your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. You’ll receive, a "Guide to Nature on Oahu" book as a gift.

Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

4. Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

Discover the rich culture and history of Hawaii as you explore the spectacular Waimea Valley. Create cherished memories by experiencing the natural beauty of Hawaii through scenic hiking and swimming in Waimea Waterfall. Knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into Hawaiian culture and history, providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Waimea Valley. Join us for an unforgettable journey through one of Hawaii's most stunning natural wonders! -Greenworld Coffee Farm: Nature and You: Waimea Waterfall Hike tour starts with breakfast at Greenworld Coffee Farm, a beloved local favorite spot in Hawaii. Energize yourself with your choice of either the Spinach Tomato Bread or Sausage Roll before the hike. -Waimea Valley Hiking: The Waimea Valley hiking trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike that offers a diverse range of scenery to enjoy, including forests, gardens, and streams. The Botanical Garden located in the valley boasts 52 themed gardens with over 5,000 documented species of tropical and subtropical plants, making it home to the largest collection of endangered Hawaiian plants. As you make your way to the waterfall, you'll come across traditional Hawaiian Hale (houses) constructed using only natural materials like wood, grass, and coconut-fiver cordage. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn the local Hawaiian culture by playing the traditional games and activities at the Hawaiian Game sites. -Waimea Waterfall Swimming: At the end of the trail, you will discover Waimea Falls, a remarkable natural pool that is surrounded by a green forest. It is the perfect place to take a refreshing swim. We will provide you with a life jacket for your safety. Please be prepared to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall! A changing station is available near the waterfall for you to change your swimsuit. -Lunch at Waimea Valley: After the hike and swim, you can enjoy a picnic-style lunch anywhere in Waimea Valley. We offer a choice of delicious wraps including Chicken Caesar, Veggie, or Grilled Shrimp, accompanied by bag of chips and a refreshing drink. -Dole Plantation: On the return from Waimea Valley, we will stop by the Dole Plantation, a popular tourist spot in Hawaii. Here, you can delight in a variety of pineapple-themed souvenirs and treats.

Waikiki: Oahu In a Day Circle Island Tour

5. Waikiki: Oahu In a Day Circle Island Tour

Explore magnificent Oahu as you travel East, North, and South on an amazing Circle Island tour. Visit the world-famous Dole Pineapple Plantation, enjoy the view of Diamond Head, explore beautiful Waimea Valley, and sample the local cuisine You will be picked up directly from your Waikiki hotel about 6:50am and whisked around the island with great stops for picture taking. Hear about Oahu's history and local culture, and enjoy the beauty of the Island with a local guiding the way. Stops include: A. Diamond Head Lookout: Drive Pass or Stop for Photo's. B. Halona Blowhole: Stop for Photos. C. Hawaii Treasure Store for Souvenirs/Restroom and Snacks: 20 Minute Stop. D. Byodo-In Japanese Temple: 25 to 30 - Minute Stop. E. Macadamia Nut Farm: 20 Minute Stop. F. Chinaman's Hat stop for Picture Taking or Drive Pass. G. Tanaka Shrimp Truck. 25 to 30 Minute Stop. H. Virgil's Fruit Stand: Quick Stop. I. Beach Time for 1 Hour or "Haliewa". J. Haliewa "DownTown North Shore" or Beach Time. 1 Hour. J. Dole Plantation: 30 Minute Stop. Dole Whip Ice Cream (non-dairy option available). Customer pays for Dole Whip. K. Pass by Iolani Palace L. Pass by King Kamehameha Statue M. Drop off at your Hotel within Waikiki.

Oahu Bundle: 6 In-App Driving and Walking Audio Tours

6. Oahu Bundle: 6 In-App Driving and Walking Audio Tours

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your ultimate companion for exploring the vibrant island of Oahu, Hawaii. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through stunning beaches, lush valleys, iconic landmarks, and cultural treasures. As you begin your tour of Oahu with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be immersed in the island's natural beauty, rich history, and unique cultural experiences. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing insights into the island's geology, marine life, Hawaiian traditions, and local tips. The app will guide you through the historic district of downtown Honolulu, where you can explore attractions such as Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, and the iconic King Kamehameha Statue. Discover the vibrant food scene, explore local markets, and learn about the city's fascinating past. Continue your exploration as you venture to the North Shore, a surfer's paradise renowned for its massive waves and laid-back vibe. The app will guide you to famous surf spots like Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline, where you can witness surfers tackling the legendary breaks. Enjoy the pristine beaches, indulge in delicious shrimp from the local food trucks, and explore the charming town of Haleiwa. Discover the natural beauty of Oahu's eastern coast as the app leads you to scenic spots like the Halona Blowhole and the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail. Marvel at the stunning panoramic views, spot humpback whales (during the season), and capture the beauty of rugged cliffs and sparkling turquoise waters. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and lushness of the island as you journey to the stunning Ko'olau Mountains. The app will guide you through scenic drives and recommend hiking trails where you can marvel at waterfalls, tropical foliage, and panoramic views of the island's interior. Experience the cultural richness of Oahu by visiting sites such as the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Byodo-In Temple. Learn about the diverse Polynesian cultures, enjoy traditional performances, and soak in the serene ambiance of the temple. As you explore the island, the Shaka Guide app will recommend local eateries, hidden gems, and cultural experiences that will enhance your visit to Oahu. Whether it's trying local Hawaiian dishes, or snorkeling in pristine waters, the app will provide valuable insights to make the most of your trip. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your tour of Oahu will be enriched with fascinating stories, natural insights, and practical information. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant culture of Oahu, Hawaii.

Oahu: Beauty and the Feast Circle Island Experience

7. Oahu: Beauty and the Feast Circle Island Experience

Light, local breakfast with a bottle of water: Leonard’s Malasadas served at iconic Halona Blowhole Lookout – 15-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders •Halona Blowhole Lookout – 10-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders. •Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm •Lunch at a North Shore Shrimp truck. Choose from any of their signature entrees: butter garlic shrimp / spicy garlic lemon shrimp / & coconut shrimp. Non-shrimp and vegetarian options available. LUNCH INCLUDED · Stop at and enjoy the delicacies of a local fruit stand ! · Waimea Valley beautiful and lush, swimming optional · Byodo-In Temple-set back against the Koolau Mountains, this is a replicia of a 900+ year old temple in Japan! •Visit historic Haleiwa Town: famous for surfing shopping and shave ice! Stroll the town and take in the North Shore ambiance and flavors- ask your guide his or her recommendations! •A stop at famous Matsumoto Shave ice- purchase optional •Dole Pineapple Plantation – A 30-minute stop, home of the original “Dole Whip.”

Oahu: Waimea Falls & North Shore swim with turtles beach day

8. Oahu: Waimea Falls & North Shore swim with turtles beach day

Aloha we provide a small group tours to the north shore of a Oahu where we start the day on a turtle search of the north shore beaches along with visiting the famous sugar mill and macadamia nut farm before heading to the sacred valley of Waimea to trek through the beautiful botanical gardens visiting a historical Hawaiian Village on our way to a 45 foot waterfall with 110 foot pool at the base that you can go swimming in legally with lifeguards on duty After our hike we will head to one of the famous shrimp trucks of the North Shore for a delicious lunch of fresh shrimp from the north shore followed by an afternoon of turtle searching and beach hopping of the north shore while stopping to visit local vendors of the north shore for a beautiful tiki carvings and Seaglass artwork studios . We custom design each tour every day for each family individually to give you the most unique experience of Hawaii possible ( all guests are responsible for entrance fee into the sacred valley of Waimea to go swimming in the secret falls ) visiting the sacred pools is optional

Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Waterfall Adventure Day Tour

9. Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Waterfall Adventure Day Tour

Explore Kauai's wonders on a full-day tour. Witness the majestic Wailua Falls, immerse in Hanapepe Town's food and culture, marvel at the Waimea Canyon, gaze at the iconic Kalalau Valley from the Kalalau Lookout, and experience the natural spectacle of Spouting Horn. Visit Wailua Falls, a 173-foot waterfall located near Lihue as featured in the opening scenes of Fantasy Island. Continue to Hanapepe Town on the south shore west of Koloa which flourished as one of Kauai’s largest communities and offers a glimpse into the rich food, culture, and scenery. Head to the Waimea Canyon Lookout which is 10 miles long and 3000 feet deep and was formed from steady erosion over hundreds of thousand years. Next, head to Kalalau Lookout to see Kalalau Valley, one of the most photographed and well-recognized valleys in all of Hawaii. See the Spouting Horn Beach area of Kauai, known for crashing waves that erode lava rocks on the coastline which can create a narrow opening. With every wave, watch the water shoot upward and create a sound similar to that of a horn blowing. Finally, drive through the Tree Tunnel, a one-mile stretch of a beautiful canopy of over 500 Eucalyptus trees.

Oahu: North Shore Waterfall Swim

10. Oahu: North Shore Waterfall Swim

Discover the magic of North Shore Oahu. You'll walk one mile in a tropical rainforest on a paved road to Waimea Valley Falls. Optional: Time for you to swim in the pool of the 30ft waterfall. Afterwards you'll see the infamous North Shore beaches where in the winter legendary surfers ride the big waves. Next you'll seek out the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that may be basking on the beach. You'll be taken to Haleiwa Town for the must-have famous Hawaiian Shave Ice or a stop at a food truck for lunch before returning to Waikiki.

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What people are saying about Waimea Valley

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(465 reviews)

Dino was amazing, he treats his guests Fairly, friendly and perfectly. He has a very good sense of humor. The tour program was scheduled well, was on time and very organized, We didn't miss anything during the tour program. It was a great experience overall

Thanks to our guide Kimo the trip was awesome. He had all the facts was charming and did even sing and play the ukulele. We had a fun time around the island with all the important stoops. Highly recommended!

our guide Kimo was great and a lot of fun. the scenery is amazing. would have liked to stop on the North shore beaches. Dole plantation wasn't great, had to pay for all of the activities.

This pass is definitely worth the money. The price-performance ratio is very good here. This pass pays off after just a few activities. Would definitely take him again!

My trip was incredible! I snorkeled with turtles!! I would absolutely recommend this to everyone, and am!