Diamond Head: the iconic volcano crater that defines the Honolulu skyline. Just like the Statue of Liberty in New York, you're practically required to visit it. Once you're at the summit, it's all worth it. Waikiki looks beautiful from up here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: This tour is suspended indefinitely, with a tentative reopening this summer.
Venture outside bustling modern Waikiki and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s fascinating history and natural beauty on this small group tour exploring Honolulu heights. Kick off the morning early, for the best photos and to enjoy cooler temperatures and less crowds, with a guided hike up Honolulu’s landmark Diamond Head crater, learning about how the now-extinct volcanic crater and other volcanoes throughout the Hawaiian archipelago shaped the islands into what they are today.
After a gourmet cooked breakfast to recharge, embark on a scenic windy drive up Mount Tantalus and its tropical jungle environment for a panoramic view of Honolulu, including Diamond Head crater and Waikiki, from a different vantage point. After a visit to this famous stop, you’ll be taken to an off-the-beaten-path gem — Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden, hidden within tropical Manoa Valley. Your local Naturalist guide, with a rich knowledge and passion for Hawaii’s natural world, will lead a walking tour among varied exotic flora and fauna, both native to Hawaii and brought in from settlers over centuries. It’s a beautiful and peaceful setting that will leave you relaxed and enlightened as the tour concludes and you are returned to what feels like a world away in nearby developed Honolulu.
Included: expert guide, transport (from Waikiki or Ko Olina/West Oahu), all admission fees, hot breakfast, snacks, drinks, rain gear, daypacks, walking sticks, and bug spray