Private: Indulge in the Tastes and Sights of Oahu
Combine a culinary adventure with the chance to capture breathtaking views with your camera when you book this scenic private tour in Honolulu. If you're into tasting authentic local foods and casting your eyes on stunning sights of mountains, wildlife, and beaches, then you'll want to make sure you'll book your spot on this exciting excursion. This private tour provides roundtrip transportation and will take you on a culinary journey in and around Honolulu, where you'll sample delicious cacao and exotic fruits like mabolo and sink your teeth into hot Portuguese donuts called malasadas at places like Leonard's Bakery and the Manoa Chocolate Factory. You'll also get to stop by iconic places like the Byodo-In Temple, Dole Plantation, or the Green World Coffee Farm, view natural wonders like the Halona Blowhole and Chinaman's Hat inlet, and even get time for lunch to dine on your own at a farm cafe or food trucks on North Shore beaches like Turtle Beach.
Begin your full-day culinary journey with a morning stop at Leonard's Bakery in Hanauma Bay, where you'll get to sink your teeth into the sweet delights of malasadas. These hot fried Portuguese donuts are a specialty eaten on Malasada Day or Shrove Tuesday, an event that dates to the 19th century when Portuguese sugar plantation workers who migrated to Hawaii would create and dine on malasadas before the Ash Wednesday. Take in the picturesque views of Hanauma Bay before heading along Oahu's east side, passing and stopping by iconic landmarks, vistas, and beaches like the Halona Blowhole, a blowhole formed by lava that spews ocean water as high as 30 feet in the air on windy and high-tide days.
Continue your tour with a stop at a fruit farm known as Makapu'u Frankies Nursery, where you'll get to devour exotic fruits, including Honey Cream Pineapple and Mabolo, a small Southeast Asian fruit that smells and tastes like cheese. This fruit farm sits at the base of the Ko'olau Mountains and is open daily, with the exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you're into cacao and chocolaty delights, then you'll love your next stop at the Manoa Chocolate Factory, where you'll get to sample delicious imported chocolates from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Tanzania as well as local chocolates from Hawaii.
At the last leg of the tour, you'll go sightseeing at the Byodo-in Temple, a non-denominational Buddhist temple that is a model version of a Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan that's nearly a millennium old. Then, make your way to the iconic North Shore, where you'll enjoy time for lunch to dine on delicious cuisine from the famous food trucks the area is known for or a local restaurant at your leisure. Next, head to Sunset Beach and catch a glimpse of beach-basking Hawaiian green sea turtles and before concluding your tour with at the local coffee farm of Greenworld Coffee or cooling down with Haleiwa Shave ice.
From endless choices of local food to seeing the best beach spots in all of Oahu, this private excursion is a foodie's and outdoor enthusiast's dream. Don't let this tour pass you by. Book your spot today on this scenic tour in Honolulu!