Day Tour :
We took a day tour around Oahu. The good news was, we didn’t have to get up at 4 am to drive for 3 hours to get on the bus. We left the condo by 8:20 am. We returned by 7:30 pm…..lots of traffic coming back. The meeting point was literally around the corner in front of the Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel. I found a great deal on Groupon for the Giggly Bubbly Circle Island Tour around Oahu. Again it was a long day, but extremely helpful and informative. We would have never gone to all of the different locations on that particular tour. A bus tour was the way to get an overview of OAHU without trying to drive in the horrendous traffic on this island.
There were many stops and scenic sights. They were not long, but were terrific. The tour guide/driver Patrick was very knowledgeable. He was animated and engaging. We were given a map of the places we would stop along the way. He really made the trip with his stories and insights into his island. The trip included 2 hours at Kualoa Ranch (lunch and a tour of the property by ranch tour guides). We only had about 13 people on the tour bus. It was a beautiful relax day. It was hot, but no humidity. It was a terrific day trip that included the East Shore, North Shore and Dole Plantation. We had a GREAT Day along with many natural wonders of the island’s coastline, we saw sea turtles, rainbows, surfers in the pipeline and had an amazing lunch & tour on the Kualoa Ranch.
—-Kualoa Ranch is a 4000 acre ranch and tourist attraction on the windward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. The ranch consists of 3 valleys: Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, & Hakipu’u Valley.—–
The children had plenty of space to lounge around in the back of the bus. We sampled a lot of junk food along way. I had to have my shaved ice.
Pictures to come: