A Cultural Exploration of Oahu by Jeep
Get to know the historical and cultural significance behind places like Hawaii Kai and Iolani Palace, visit two Hawaiian temples, and more when you book this guided Honolulu tour. With stops at historic sites such as; Makapuu Heiau and Ulupo Heiau, this tour is perfect for history buffs!
Your tour includes round trip transportation to and from the pier and a local, knowledgeable expert guide and native Hawaiian who will share the history behind iconic sites like Pali Lookout and Makapuu, where you can see Pete's Chair and stop for photos. Have the opportunity to see the last home of the Hawaiian monarchs and learn how ancient Hawaiians used the Hawaii Kai fish ponds to feed the population.
Begin your epic tour by taking a comfortable drive with your friendly guide from the pier to your first stop at Hawaii Kai. This iconic fish pond is one of Oahu's largest fish ponds and holds cultural and historical significance. Learn how the ancient Hawaiians used these very fish ponds to catch fish and trap them for food.
Your tour continues as you drive to Oahu's extreme east side Makapuu. Discover iconic landmarks along the scenic shoreline, including the Koko Head and Pele's Chair, a rock formation made from lava and shaped like a seat. Listen to your expert guide about this important lava rock formation's history and legendary significance, including how leaving a floral arrangement as an offering became a part of Hawaiian culture.
Next, make your way to the coastal community of Kailua to see a sacred religious site of the Hawaiians: the Ulupo Heiau. Continue with a brief drive and stop where King Kamehameha I won the Battle of Nuuanu to unite Oahu and the Kingdom of Hawaii in the late 18th century: Pali Lookout. Get your camera ready to take some beautiful photos of the panoramic views you'll catch here as you get time to stop for Insta-worthy photos. Before returning to your pier in Honolulu, wrap up your tour with a stop at Iolani Palace the home of the last Hawaiian monarchs.
If you are looking to discover the cultural connection with historic sites or want to catch breathtaking views of Oahu along the way, this tour offers the best of both worlds. Reserve your spot today and get ready to experience an unforgettable excursion on the island of Oahu!