A Hike through the Rain Forest to One of O'ahu's Best Waterfalls and More
The Manoa Falls Trail offers a moderate, approximately 60-minute round trip, hike through a spectacular rain forest to one of the island of O'ahu's best waterfalls. During the hike, your local guide, Kirk, will "talk story" with you about Hawaiian history, culture, and his own experience living in the Aloha State for over a decade. After the hike, Kirk will take you to one of his favorite local spots for lunch. After lunch, the tour will continue with a little bit of sightseeing. First, an excursion up Round Top Drive to the Puu Ualakaa State Park which offers a panoramic view overlooking the Diamond Head State Monument, Waikiki, and downtown Honolulu. Next, a stop at the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout which offers an impressive view of the windward side of O'ahu. Then off to the Ka Iwa State Scenic Shoreline. Please note that there are more challenging hikes on O'ahu. If you are interested in a more challenging hike, please send a message to Kirk BEFORE booking this tour, and he will respond with alternatives.
*Guide picks up travelers at the Meeting Location.
*Drive to the entrance of the Manoa Falls Trail.
*Guide gives travelers a brief orientation before entering trail.
*Guided hike to Manoa Falls (Approximately 60-minutes round trip).
*Visit Lyon Arboretum (Optional)
*Scenic drive on Tantulus Drive to the Puu Ualakaa State Park overlooking the Diamond Head State Monument, Waikiki, and downtown Honolulu.
*LUNCH: Guide will suggest several options.
*Mauna 'Ala (Royal Mausoleum State Monument)
*Drive to the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout to view the Windward Side of O'ahu (As of February 2019 the Pali Lookout is closed for repairs. It is expect to reopen in August 2019).
*Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline: Makapu'u Lookout, Sandy Beach, Halona Blowhole, and Hanauma Bay (Subject to availability).
Note: There are more challenging hikes on the island of O'ahu. If you are interested in a more challenging hike, please send a message to Kirk BEFORE booking this tour, and he will respond with alternatives.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
2019 Audi Q5 Premium 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI and quattro all-wheel drive. The Q5 is comfortable for 3 adult passengers. The Q5 has cargo space for 2 large suitcases, 2 carry-on size bags, and 2 small items. If you will be carrying additional luggage on the tour, please send a message to the guide to request a vehicle upgrade BEFORE booking. If you are traveling with more than 3 adult passengers, please send a message to the guide for a quote BEFORE booking.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Lunch, Drinks, Snacks: This an estimate per traveler.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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This tour was absolutely wonderful! Kirk picked us up at our hotel, and had space for all of our luggage in his very comfortable SUV. He took us to Manoa Falls, giving us really interesting information along the way. He is a wonderful guide. He also took us to a great local lunch spot. And then he drove us to some absolutely gorgeous beaches, and some lookouts with breathtaking views! He dropped us off at the port for our cruise. We highly recommend this tour with Kirk. It was a perfect day!