"What's best in me, and what's best in my message, is consistent with the tradition of Hawaii." ~ Barack Obama
Serving the visitor
industry since 1992, "Guides of Oahu" provides a
unique twist on the standard Island tour as you
traverse the leeward coast in the shadow of Diamond
Head and the Ko'olau Mountains, tracing the footsteps
of the local boy who became President.
The tour explores Barack Obama's roots to find out who and what
influenced his values, viewpoints, passions and policies. Through the
stories of childhood friends, teachers, and coaches, learn how growing up
in Hawaii made Barack Obama the man he is today.
As you tour the island to see the many places he and his family lived, the
places where a young Obama went to school, played basketball, went to the
movies, hung out with his friends and went to work at his very first job, your
journey will take you to places of natural beauty, or cultural and historical
significance, such as downtown Honolulu, Chinatown, and a visit to
Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where Barack
Obama's Grandparents will be interred.
John F. Kennedy said, "Hawaii is what the rest of the world is striving to
become." 45 years after Kennedy made that statement a son of Hawaii has
achieved the presidency of the United States. The story of Barack Obama's
upbringing in Hawaii needs to be explored in order to understand how it
enabled him to become the first African - American president of the United
What To Know
This is a private tour subject to availability. Includes transportation from Waikiki Hotels
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