Begin your journey high above Waikiki at Tantalus lookout to soak in panoramic views extending from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor, with the vast, blue ocean as a backdrop.
Then, driving over the H-3, Hawaii's third and last highway to be built on Oahu Island, you'll be amazed by the breathtaking vistas. This 16.1 mile roadway carves through the Ko'olau Mountains, meaning we'll be passing through impressive tunnel structures that carry a sense of weight unique to spaces opened beneath strong rock. Motioning through the tunnels of Ko'olau Mountain, we emerge in lush Haiku Valley. You might even spot some hikers on the famous Stairway to Heaven trail.
Byodo-in Temple is our next stop, and you'll adore the awesome beauty. The Byodo-in Temple is a scale replica of a temple originally built in Uji Japan over 900 years ago. Beautiful and intricate architecture is embraced by lively gardens and placed against the backdrop of the Ko'olau Ridge. The spirit of this location is truly palpable, and benefits all visitors with a spirit of inner peace, serenity, and of course by providing the gift of beautiful images.
Centered and inspired, you'll be brought up close and personal with the Ko'olau Mountains for an unforgettable experience with this pregnant landscape. You'll understand why this location was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1972, because preserving the pure quality of this natural feat is worth appreciating. Anyone looking for memorable things to do in Oahu will feel the value in sharing space with the majestic Ko'olau Mountains.
We'll continue on to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park to visit the longest uninterrupted white-sand beach on Oahu. Get your cameras ready to snap some photos rich in natural content! These beaches are even lined with old growth Australian ironwood trees. A truly unique view!
After all of the excitement, the Epic Sunset Island Tour will take a break to satisfy our appetites at Ai Love Nalo, which specializes in Hawaiian and Hawaii-inspired dishes. All meals are prepared with locally produced and health conscious ingredients.
Afterwards, we'll head over to Makapu'u Lookout and Beach to capture the stunning landscape of East Oahu. This is one of the favorite spots for people taking a Hawaii photography tour. You'll get the chance to see tide pools, late stage volcanic eruptions, and, depending on the time of year, you may even spot a Humpback whale! Be prepared to capture vibrant blue waves crashing in to one of the most unique rock formations in the world!
After stopping for snacks and refreshments, we'll prepare to photograph Hawaii's most epic sunset on the Eastern tip of Oahu, where you'll capture the sun dropping down the sky along the sea cliff walls. The beauty can only be witnessed, not described on our Epic Sunset Island Tour of Hawaii!
Note: Price does not include cost of food, but does include a tripod and rain gear. Camera rentals are available at an additional cost and personal cameras are welcome. You must be at least 16 years old to attend this tour. There is a maximum of 7 people per tour. Complimentary transportation is available from Waikiki hotels. Please include the name/address of your hotel in the "Special Requests" box upon booking to arrange your transportation. Please note that if your hotel's zip code is not 96815, you will be picked up at the Honolulu Zoo. Transportation is not available from hotels outside the Waikiki area, including the following hotels: the Kahala Hotel, Moana Valley Inn, the Ymca, Kailua, Pearl City, North Shore, Ko'Olina, the west side, east side, leeward side, Hawaii Kai, and all military bases.
What to expect
- Experience a tour of O'ahu as the sun slowly sets and you watch the island come alive at night
- Capture incredible photographs of the sweeping tropical landscapes, beaches, and more
- Catch amazing views of the Hawaiian plant and animal life that are sure to spike your creativity behind the camera
- Have a truly unforgettable experience and take home lots of pictures to prove it
About this Activity
|Price||$119.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||8.5 hours|
There are no refunds; all sales are final.