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Guided Self-drive Tours of Oahu


Driving Tours

Rent a GyPSy Guide to take on your own fascinating guided driving tours around Oahu. Our 2 full day tours will show you the best of Oahu and even some sights that you will never know about on your own.

1) Island Circle Tour

Byodo In Turtle Beach
Island Circle Tour Sea Arch

A great tour to follow for a sampling of the entire Island. On this drive we will see beaches that receive some of the biggest surfing waves anywhere on the planet and green Hawaiian turtles who live on them. We will be able to sample sweet tropical fruits, Local macadamia nuts and coffee or even a fantastic fresh shrimp plate. Great landscape features left by the volcanic activity that created the islands and Oahu’s finest cultural attraction.

This tour offers a great day of sightseeing and will leave you feeling like you have had an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Highlights include

  • Dole Plantation
  • North Shore surfing beaches
  • Turtle Beach
  • Laie
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Chinamans Hat
  • Byodo-In Temple and much more

We recommend starting this tour by leaving Waikiki around 9am. This way you will miss the worst of Honolulu’s morning traffic. If you stop at most of the suggested highlights along the tour, expect to get back to Waikiki around 4pm.

2) Volcanoes and Beaches Tour

Mokes hanauma Bay
Makapuu Lighthouse Pali Lookout

Concentrating on the South eastern part of the island, the tour leads you to some of Hawaii’s most iconic locations, closer to Waikiki. You will find yourself taking many photos on this driving tour.

Take a hike for amazing views from Diamond Head and Makapuu Point, swim and the world’s most famous snorkelling beach, Hanauma Bay (closed Tuesdays) or watch 20 foot water geysers at the Halona Blowhole.

Take a stroll, swim or even kayak at some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches at Kailua. And then get an elevated view from spectacular Pali Lookout and finally some historical perspective at the Iolani Palace on the return drive to Waikiki.

This tour visits

  • Diamond Head
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Halona Blowhole
  • Kailua and Lanikai Beaches
  • Pali Lookout
  • Iolani Palace and more

If you plan to go snorkelling at Hanauma Bay (closed Tuesdays) as a part of your tour day, its best to leave Waikiki 8-8.30am. When parking fills up at Hanauma Bay they will not allow any new entries until others leave the location. If stopping at the major highlights you should expect to get back to Waikiki around 3-4pm.

Many of our tours are now available as apps for iPhone/iPad and Android. Click here for our apps website