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Hike Trail to Waterfall & Nature Walk

4.8 (262)
Honolulu, US
4.8 (262)
Honolulu, US
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a guided hike to Manoa Falls, the tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu. Experience the beauty of the Rainbow Valley, where lush vegetation thrives due to daily rains, creating the perfect conditions for breathtaking rainbows. As you trek through the Manoa Falls Trail, you'll discover the famous filming location used in Jurassic Park, Catching Fire, Lost, and Hawaii Five-0. Immerse yourself in the history of Manoa Valley, where sugarcane and coffee plantations were first established on the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a scenic drive to the renowned Tantalus Lookout, offering panoramic views of the Diamond Head crater and the Waikiki skyline. With a small group, you'll have the opportunity to explore and capture the mesmerizing beauty of Oahu's nature. Don't miss out on this incredible adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided hike to Manoa Falls, the tallest accessible waterfall
  • Lush vegetation in the Rainbow Valley
  • Filming location for movies and TV shows
  • Visit the historical site of the first sugarcane and coffee plantations
  • Scenic lookout with views of Diamond Head and Waikiki skyline
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Insect repellent
  • Poncho
  • Gratuities
  • Ko olina pick is not offered unless it's a private tour

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Introduction

Experience the beauty and wonders of the Hawaiian rainforest on a guided hike to Manoa Falls, the tallest accessible waterfall on the island of Oahu. This extraordinary tour takes you on an adventure through the enchanting Rainbow Valley, where near-daily rains create a lush and vibrant landscape. With our small group tour, you'll have the opportunity to discover the history of Manoa Valley and visit filming locations from popular movies and TV shows like Jurassic Park, Catching Fire, Lost, and Hawaii Five-0. Marvel at the breathtaking views from the Puu Ualakaa State Park lookout, where you can witness the impressive Diamond Head crater and the iconic Waikiki skyline. With our guaranteed small group experience, you'll enjoy a personalized journey in our comfortable SUV or minivan. We also provide all the essentials, including a poncho, insect repellent, and a refreshing bottle of water. Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cinematic history of Oahu's Manoa Falls.

What to Expect?

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the lush forests and picturesque landscapes of Manoa Valley. Hike to the magnificent Manoa Falls, standing at an impressive 150 feet, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder. The area is known for its abundant vegetation, nourished by frequent rainfall, creating a verdant oasis that will take your breath away. After the hike, explore the filming locations from famous movies and TV shows, adding an exciting twist to your adventure. You'll also visit the Puu Ualakaa State Park lookout, offering panoramic vistas of the Diamond Head volcano and the iconic Waikiki skyline. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Oahu and create unforgettable memories on this exhilarating tour.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those looking to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of Oahu's rainforest. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a group of friends or family, this experience is designed to cater to all. Our small group tour ensures a personalized and intimate atmosphere, allowing you to connect with the natural surroundings and create lasting memories. No matter your age or fitness level, our experienced guides will ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. Come and explore the enchanting world of Manoa Falls, where the wonders of nature and the magic of Hollywood combine to create an unforgettable adventure.

Why Book This?

Embark on a journey like no other as you discover the hidden treasures of Manoa Valley. This tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and cinematic fame, making it a must-book experience for anyone visiting Oahu. Unlike other crowded tours, our small group setting allows for a more intimate and personalized adventure. With our experienced local guides, you'll gain insights and knowledge about the area that you won't find in guidebooks. Whether you're a fan of movies and TV shows or simply seeking an escape into nature, this tour caters to all interests. With the convenience of pick-up outside the Waikiki area and our comfortable SUV or minivan, you can relax and enjoy the journey without any hassle. Book this unforgettable tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to Know

During this tour, you'll be provided with a poncho, insect repellent, and a bottle of water to ensure your comfort during the hike. The total duration of the tour is approximately 210 minutes, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and explore the filming locations. Please note that the Manoa Falls Trail has a duration of 120 minutes, followed by a 15-minute visit to Manoa Falls itself. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the history of the first sugar and coffee plantations in Hawaii and witness the stunning views from the Puu Ualakaa State Park lookout. If you prefer a private tour and wish to be picked up outside the Waikiki area, please make sure to book accordingly. Prepare to be amazed as you embark on this extraordinary journey through the wonders of Manoa Valley.

Reviews

Customers have been captivated by the beauty and adventure of the Hike Trail to Waterfall & Nature Walk tour. They have praised the knowledgeable guides who provided insightful information about the history and filming locations of Manoa Valley. Travelers have been exhilarated by the hike to Manoa Falls, where they witnessed the sheer power and magnificence of the tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu. The abundant vegetation and frequent rain showers have created a surreal and enchanting atmosphere that left visitors in awe. The visit to the Puu Ualakaa State Park lookout offered breathtaking views of the Diamond Head crater and the Waikiki skyline, leaving a lasting impression on those who embarked on this tour. Overall, customers have expressed their utmost satisfaction with the unique experiences and unforgettable memories created during the Hike Trail to Waterfall & Nature Walk tour.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Manoa Falls Trail

With a local guide, hike to Manoa Falls, the tallest accessible waterfall (150 feet) on Oahu. Located in what is known as the Rainbow Valley, the area is lush with vegetation due to near-daily rains, and rainbows after showers are common.

Admission Included

Manoa Falls

In the movie Jurassic Park Manoa Falls was used was a filming location. Additionally, Manoa Falls was used as a filming location in the movie Catching Fire, featured as the film's jungle arena. Manoa Falls was also used to film scenes in the television shows Lost and Hawaii Five-0 .

3737 Manoa Rd

(Pass by)

Manoa is the site of the first sugarcane and coffee plantations in the Hawaiian Island. Hawaiian coffee was first introduced along Manoa Valley in 1813 by Don Francisco de Paula y Marylin as an ornamental plant. In 1825 Chief Boki, the Royal Governor of Oahu, followed up and brought coffee trees back from Brazil on the ship.

Puu Ualakaa State Park

The best Lookout in Honolulu, views of East and West side of Oahu Island. Scenic lookout featuring striking views of the Diamond Head volcano cone & the Waikiki skyline.

Reviews

(262)

4.8 (262)

E6402DJjosephc

Our tour guide Korina (apologies if I mispelled or got wrong) was fantatic—very welcoming and informative. My wife and I went with two other couples so the experience during the commute and hike felt intimate and easygoing (versus feeling a bit overwhelmed by being thrown into a large bus-sized group of people). Throughout the journey, our guide always checked in on us and asked each couple if we would like her to take photos of us on our phones and as many as we wish just in case we wanted any redos. It wasn’t a very long drive, but we were taken to a beautiful lookout point over all of Honolulu and then we drove straight to Monoa Falls. The guide was patient and full of conversation and made the experience easy on us. Luckily, the waterfall at the top was flowing heavy (we went early June (very hot) but the mountains had some consistent rain the night before the hike), which wasn’t a make or break for us, but it was a sweet cherry on top. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a great tour to capture magical memories without feeling like you burned a day from exploring away from the beach.

salmaaT8002KJ

I travelled to Hawaii as a solo traveller, and this was one of my top things to do is visit Manoa Falls. Absolutely loved doing this tour! It was just three of us including our tour guide individuals who made this experience even better. They provide you with ponchos, water bottles and walking sticks, if needed. (The walking sticks are very helpful!). Thank you for this great opportunity to visit a beautiful site! :)

Fred_J

We read several reviews just raving about this particular tour guide named Robert. Every 5 Star Review had Robert as the tour guide. As one can imagine, we were really happy when our driver picked us up and it was the famous “Five Star” Robert! He definitely lived up to his reputation. Funny, knowledgeable, and so expressive with his body language and voice. The ride, and Robert’s driving, was smooth, the hike relaxed, and Robert kept the group together and engaged the whole time. The falls were SPECTACULAR!! The view from the top of Tantalus was stellar. The trip was enjoyable from the start to finish.

Chris_M

Robert was our tour guide. He was great at guiding us up and down the hike to the waterfall and back. He really went the extra mile. It was really nice to have a tour guide on this hike

A5229JKstephaniew

Amazing experience! Will, our tour guide, was informative and funny and went over and above. Thank you so much for a great experience. I will definitely be recommending this company in and hope to use again on a future trip to Hawaii!

Thomas_J

The waterfall was beautiful and worth the hike up. Alittle steep and loose rocks and quite muddy. Out your said it came with. If spray however we did not get any and they are a lot of mosquitos. Didn’t see much benefit from the tour when you can do it on your own, other than transportation.

Miyuki_H

Our guide was great, knowledgeable, and patient. Hike was easy enough even after the heavy rain and the waterfall was beautiful! Worth the hike!!

Mary_J

Robert our guide was FANTASTIC! He was very informative and kept the hike at steady pace. He made sure we were ok walking the trail. I highly recommend.

Gerard_s

Chris was great guide. Well knowledgeable and professional. Very energetic. Learned a lot about local plants and some customs. Tour was perfect for a couple of 60 year olds who loved to hike.

BeckyH

Super fun! Even though it rained the whole time we were there! But still beautiful to be in nature !!
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