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Manoa Waterfall Small-Group Adventure with Hidden Trail Hike

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    What to Expect
    Get off the beaten path as you explore one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Oahu, Manoa Falls, during this 4-hour excursion. It’s a great chance to explore the lush natural environment and beautiful scenery that have earned this island a deserved reputation as a tropical paradise.

    Start your day with pickup from your Waikiki hotel at either 8am or 2pm (depending on the tour departure option you select). Please note that any guests not staying at a hotel in Waikiki will need to arrive at the Ala Moana Hotel for their pickup. 

    Then journey to the start of your hiking excursion, situated on the Manoa Trail just outside of Honolulu. Follow along with your trip’s guide and nature expert as you journey on 2-mile hike for about 2 hours into the lush-green forest along the trail. The hike proceeds at a moderate pace and sometimes features wet and slippery terrain due to the frequent moisture in the area. As you walk, listen to insightful commentary from your guide about area’s unique natural history, geology and ecosystem.

    Soon you’ll arrive at the towering Manoa Falls, a waterfall with a vertical drop of around 150 feet (45m). This beautiful waterfall has earned plenty of camera time from tourists and Hollywood alike, thanks to its role as a filming location for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie, The Lost World.

    After getting a few good photos of this amazing natural sight, proceed back to your transport for the ride back to Waikiki for a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We have 9 convenient meeting points in Waikiki. If your reservation already includes your HOTEL information we can automatically assign the closest pickup location for you near your hotel and cand send you a confirmation with photos of your pickup area.

    If at the time of reserving our tour you do not yet know where you will be staying at, then PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOTIFY US AT LEAST 24 HRS PRIOR to your tour departure time, so we can confirm your pickup.

    For cruise ship passengers, pick up will not be available at the pier.  The departure point for all cruise ship passengers will be at the Ala Moana hotel, a 15-min Uber, Lyft or taxi ride from the pier.  We will advise check-in time at the pick-up location upon confirmation.

    Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
    • Small group tour - maximum 12 guests per guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Entry fee to Paradise Park
    • Entry Fee to the Manoa Waterfall trail
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully narrated tour by professional nature guide
    • Entry/Admission - Oahu Nature Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Manoa Falls
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 2
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    My husband and I did the 2pm tour with Eric and it was a great experience. Hotel pickup and drop off (Ilikai), bug spray, walking stick and backpack provided (if required). Beautiful scenery and environment. Eric was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna on...More

    Thank chelsay_l
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Aloha Chelsay, Mahalo Nui Loa! for your very kind words and the 5 star rating for our Manoa Waterfall Adventure and for Eric your natureguide. We hope you will visit Hawaii again soon. All the Best,

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Amazing place, wonderful nature Gosh the guide was professional and sober Mist use stick and follow the guidelines advice.

    Thank elfeky1970
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Aloha , Mahalo for giving our Manoa Waterfall Adventure a excellent rating. Everyone at Oahu Nature Tours thanks you.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The hike up to the falls had so many beautiful picturesque scenes that is was easy to convince oneself that you were truly in another country in the middle of the jungle. Our guide was also very knowledgeable about the types of vegetation that we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AirMax_Junkie
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Aloha, Thank you very much for the excellent review and the very thoughtful advice and suggestions:) We really appreciate the opportunity to provide adventurers for you. Mahalo!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Jenn was our guide and she was very passionate! We stopped all along the way where she gave us heaps of information. I really enjoyed the hike and this is for you if you love natural beauty but not too hard of a climb! A...More

    Thank AATWCanberra
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha, THANKS! for giving our Manoa Waterfall Adventure and Jenn a excellent 5 Star rating. All of us at Oahu Nature Tours really appreciates it! Beast Regards,

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Sage was an excellent guide! She knew so much about the island, and about the trail, and stopped many great places for photos, breaks, and information. Went above and beyond by taking great pictures of anyone who asked. One of my favorite parts of my...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hayden H
    Manager O, General Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha Hayden, We thank you very much for giving our Manoa Waterfall and our excellent guide ,Sage, a 5 star review! Sage is one of our many exceptional guides. Really great that our adventure was one of the favorite parts of your Hawaiian vacation. Hope...More

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    Jamey C
    10 July 2019|
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    Response from Liizzie | Reviewed this property |
    Yes! You just drive to the park and follow the trail. But don’t go in the water as it has some bacteria in it!
    Marlana W
    3 July 2019|
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    Response from CCIAL4 | Reviewed this property |
    I would not swim there.
    8 May 2019|
    Response from BarbraO143 |
    Afternoon for sure because the mud would be less slippery.
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