Honolulu Heights Tour in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Forest & Trail"Hotel Pick-up Only"Kapolei, HI 96707
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Overview

Experience the natural side of Oahu from a birds-eye view on the Honolulu Heights hiking tour. Follow your Naturalist Guide through Honolulu to destinations including Diamond Head, the Nuuanu Pali lookout, and the Lyon Arboretum. Discover how Oahu’s history, natural landscape, and volcanic activity has shaped life and tourism on the island while trekking through the dense forest, rocky pathways, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 7.5 hours long.
  • Appropriate for all ages.
  • Breakfast, snacks, and water are included.
  • Tour groups max out at 12 people.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Waikiki area hotels are included.

Description

from Honolulu Heights
Think outside the bustling city borders and instead discover this dynamic region’s natural and cultural history. Your certified interpretive guide will lead you to spectacular view planes, atop ancient eruptive sites, and into the wonder of the tropical mountain forests, where they will reveal and connect you with a Hawaii that few experience. Begin your day with a short hike up Diamond Head in the cool morning air. This hike is 1.6 miles and has an elevation gain of 700 feet. Atop the summit, your guide will bring to life the geologic and historic events of this famous landmark while overlooking Waikiki beach. Afterwards enjoy a local-style breakfast picnic with smoothies and freshly cut fruit.

Soak in the panoramic views from Waikiki to Waianae as you gaze from atop the Tantalus Overlook. When you look down on the Honolulu district from it's ancient volcano peaks, you can begin to understand how the landscape was shaped and how the forest watershed plays an important role for this iconic city. Enjoy an expert lead exploration through the thousands of tropical and subtropical exotic plants at the Lyon Arboretum - all accentuated by the thoughtful stories and naturalist knowledge of your guide. Discover how Hawaii’s one of a kind position in the Pacific helps host these botanical wonders, and how the arboretum serves as a living outdoor laboratory.

By the end of your Honolulu tour, you will have a fresh perspective on Honolulu and the nature that surrounds and supports this vibrant Hawaiian metropolitan area.

Highlights:
• Summit the iconic Leahi, Diamond Head, with a guide who will bring to life to the geologic and historic events of this storied place.
• Recharge with a picnic breakfast that includes island fruit smoothies and freshly cut pineapple.
• Follow the marching footsteps of Kamehameha's warriors to the Nu`uanu Pali Lookout. Gaze upon the stunning view of the cliffs that are a designated National Natural Landmark.
• Stroll among thousands of tropical and subtropical exotic plants at the Lyon Arboretum. Discover how Hawaii's one of a king position in the Pacific helps host these wonders, and how the arboretum serves as a living outdoor laboratory.

Schedule: Tours depart daily from all Koolina Resorts and select Waikiki locations. Duration: 7.5 hours

Rated: Easy to moderate; Diamond Head Hike of 1.6 miles with an elevation gain of 700 feet. Moderate hike and climb at Diamond Head with paved surfaces, steep stairs and short sections of enclosed tunnels.

Includes: All entry fees, breakfast, daypacks, walking staffs, snacks, and water.

Menu: Island-style breakfast burrito, banana-poi bread, island fruit smoothies, fresh-cut pineapple, and coffee.

Group size: Tour limited to 12 passengers

Restrictions: Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged and able to hike up steep paved walkways and numerous stairs with an elevation gain of 700 feet.

What to Bring & Wear: Closed-toe shoes are required; a light jacket is recommended


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sunsets4life
Edmonds, Washington
"Check off birds on your list"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2019 NEW
It was a long day but we saw just about everything on our list including some that were not. Our guide did his best to accommodate the slower pace necessary for some in our group including my husband who probably shouldn’t have been on this outing. I would not recommend this activity for anyone considering a knee replacement surgery or anything like that. The food provided is delicious and there is plenty. Should you forget your rain gear, they have you covered but I recommend you bring your own. In their effort to do their part for the environment, they provide nalgene water bottles (filled with ice cold water) for use while on the tour.
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picnic2222
Fuchu, Japan
"A tour full of highlights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
Guide was very knowledgeble about histroy and culture about Hawai island and tour visiting points. With detail taking care for us (weather, food, rest timing) , tour group enjoyed very much with comfortness.
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Acrebro
"Informative and fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
I love tours where you have fun and learn! Never thought I'd eat a cacao seed right out of the pod and certainly didn't know about the process. I'd recommend this tour service and triple recommend our guide!
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Connieiswhoa
"Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
Taj was a greet guide and very informative! The 6-wheeler was a lot of fun and the lunch spot was amazing!
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Willibo
"Stargazing tour as advertised!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
The company is very professional. the tour guide - whose name escapes me unfortunately - was very friendly, funny and very knowledgeable and very well prepared. One could think he just started working at because of his passion when he spoke. totally recommend this experience. To allow the company to recognize the tour guide, we were in one of the vans on 11/25/2019 scheduled at 1.25 pm. Two vans left that day. We were with the guide who is a little shorter.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Honolulu Heights

How long is the hike?
Diamond Head Hike is a hike of 1.6 miles. There are a few other short, easy walks.

How challenging are the hikes?
Moderate hike and climb at Diamond Head with an elevation gain of 700 feet, paved surfaces, steep stairs and short sections of enclosed tunnels. Guests must be able to walk at a moderate pace.

What should I expect for weather?
The hike to Diamond Head is generally hot, while it can be foggy and misty in the mountains.

Are there any physical restrictions for the tour?
Yes. Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged and able to hike up steep paved walkways and numerous stairs with an elevation gain of 700 feet in 0.80 miles.

Is this tour appropriate for kids?
Yes. All ages are welcome to join us on the tour.

Will I be picked up from my Waikiki area hotel?
Yes. Please refer to the instructions on your tour confirmation for scheduling tour pick-up and drop-off.

What should I wear?
Please wear weather appropriate, athletic attire with comfortable closed-toe walking shoes such as sneakers or hiking shoes.

Are food and beverages offered?
Yes. Your tour will include a picnic breakfast of island fruit smoothies and freshly cut pineapple, as well as snacks and water.