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Manoa Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oahu: Manoa Falls Waterfall Hike with Lunch and Transfers

1. Oahu: Manoa Falls Waterfall Hike with Lunch and Transfers

Manoa Falls Hike: 1.6 Miles (1.29 km) Round-Trip hike with an 800-Foot (243 m) elevation increase. Explore the Manoa Valley Rainforest on a guided nature walk to the stunning Manoa Falls. Take a short trip from Waikiki in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a delicious lunch with a panoramic view atop Tantalus lookout. Get picked up by your friendly guide in a comfortable vehicle from Waikiki and travel straight to the Manoa Falls trailhead. Follow your guide along the 1.6-mile trail as it winds through tropical rainforest that was used as a backdrop in films like 'Jurassic Park' and the TV show 'Lost.' Take in the natural beauty of the Hawaiian rainforest and the sounds of native birds. Stroll through a bamboo forest and sit at a natural tree arch throne. Admire the breathtaking and lush scenery of Hawaii, while your guide tells you about local cultural facts and history. Reach the end of the trail and be amazed by a 150 foot of cascading waterfall. Capture pictures of the tallest waterfall on Oahu, and soak up the atmosphere before heading back along the trail the way you came. Stop for a healthy power lunch and at Tantalus Lookout. Gaze out at the Diamond Head volcano cone and the Waikiki skyline from this vantage point. After your day of adventure, arrive back in Waikiki at around 1:30 PM.

Honolulu: Diamond Head and Manoa Falls Hiking Trails Tour

2. Honolulu: Diamond Head and Manoa Falls Hiking Trails Tour

Visit two of the best hiking trails on Oahu on this tour with pickup from select hotels in Honolulu. Transfer directly to the Diamond Head trail and the Manoa Falls trail. Skip the hassle of park fees with complimentary access to Diamond Head.  Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and head to the trail head for Diamond Head. Make your way to the top of Oahu's iconic Diamond Head on your own and marvel at sweeping views of the stunning Waikiki coastline.  Travel to the Manoa Falls trails for a visit to an easily accessible rainforest deep in the Manoa Valley beneath the Ko'olau Range. Have free time to explore the trail and encounter enormous ferns, native Hawaiian species, and the snaking roots of banyan trees.  Walk through this terrain where portions of 'Jurassic Park' was filmed. Reach the 100-foot Manoa Falls and enjoy the cool and refreshing views of the waterfall. Return to your accommodation at the end of your hike. 

From Waikiki: E-Bike Ride and Manoa Falls Hike

3. From Waikiki: E-Bike Ride and Manoa Falls Hike

Ride by e-bike from Waikiki to the starting point of the scenic Manoa Falls Trail. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the route and, after the hike, stop by either a local poke restaurant or grab a refreshing shave ice if you wish. Depart from Waikiki and head toward the town of Manoa until you arrive at the starting point for the hike. Park your e-bike and step onto the beautiful Manoa Falls Trail, the location where Jurassic Park, Lost, NCIS Hawaii, and other movies and TVs show have been filmed. After the hike, ride to some of the great restaurants in Manoa and make an optional stop at either Off the Hook Poke Market or Waiola Shave Ice before heading back to Waikiki.

From Honolulu: Best Mānoa Falls Trail Hiking Shuttle

4. From Honolulu: Best Mānoa Falls Trail Hiking Shuttle

We will take you to the nearest hiking trail entrance in Hawaii. [highlight] *Save time to hiking *Save to your energy *We pay parking fee to go closest entrance *Best agent Hawaii *Easy drop off and easy pick up Enjoy a secure ride to the start of the beautiful Manoa Falls trail and back to your hotel by booking this daily shuttle service. Explore this famous natural attraction on your own, or in the company of your friends, as you guide yourself through the evergreen jungle. Journey into this leisure trekking course, popular among locals and visitors. The Manoa Falls trail is an easily accessible path located within Manoa Valley, just 20 minutes away from Waikiki. The trail is a 1.6-mile roundtrip and the hike takes 1 to 2 hours depending on your personal walking speed and how muddy the path is. Encounter enormous prehistoric ferns, native Hawaiian species, and the snaking roots of the giant banyan trees. Reach the 100-foot Manoa Falls and enjoy the cool and refreshing water. Thanks to a recent upgrade, the trail is now wider and easy to walk on. Take your time to discover this tropical paradise before heading back to the shuttle to ride back to Waikiki.

From Waikiki: Manoa Falls Hike and Oahu Tour

5. From Waikiki: Manoa Falls Hike and Oahu Tour

Find yourself at Manoa Falls after hiking through a tropical forest and enjoy a tour of Oahu on this day trip from Waikiki. Stop at scenic beaches and see wildlife before visiting a historic Hawaiian town and macadamia nut farm. Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in Waikiki. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you drive towards the starting point of your hike. Trek through the vibrant green forest and be stunned as you approach the towering Manoa Falls. Return to your vehicle and rest as you make your way to the east side of Oahu. Stop at scenic locations and idyllic beaches before making a lunch break at a beloved shrimp truck (at your own expense). From lunch, head towards the North Shore to look out for local wildlife, like sea turtles and monk seals. During your search, stop at the only working macadamia nut farm in a historic Hawaiian town before your return to Waikiki.

Oahu: 6 In-App Driving and Walking Audio Tours

6. Oahu: 6 In-App Driving and Walking Audio Tours

Explore Oahu with 6 driving and walking audio tours you can download on your smartphone. Learn about the island's unique history, culture, and local legends in a fun storytelling format as you drive. Explore the famous North Shore, walk along Waikiki or Honolulu, and hike into the rainforest. Head out in your own vehicle and discover the area at your own pace. Pick the stops you like and skip the ones you don't. Enjoy the chance to to take part in a variety of experiences along the way, such as: •⁠ Snorkel at Hanauma Bay and Shark's Cove. •⁠ Sample a slice of famous pie from Ted's Bakery. •⁠ Take in the views at Sunset Beach. •⁠ Watch pro surfers at Banzai Pipeline. •⁠ Walk through an ancient Hawaiian village. •⁠ Cliff jump at Waimea Bay's famous rock. •⁠ Meet the turtles at Laniakea Beach. •⁠ Discover the surf town of Haleiwa. •⁠ Taste local shave ice and pineapple ice cream. •⁠ Visit a macadamia nut farm. •⁠ Meditate at Byodo-In Temple. •⁠ Take an adventure at Kualoa Ranch. •⁠ Learn about the Polynesian Islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center. •⁠ Try a shrimp plate lunch. •⁠ Hike up to Diamond Head. •⁠ Sightsee major attractions and landmarks. •⁠ See waterfalls and swim in freshwater ponds. •⁠ Visit famous beaches and locations. •⁠ Discover lesser-known stops and lookouts. •⁠ Find the best spots for surfing and SUP. •⁠ Visit historical locations of Hawaiian history.

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What people are saying about Manoa Falls

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 135 reviews

Ryan was an amazing guide. He gave us a quick riding tutorial, let us get comfortable and took us on an incredible route through Honolulu and Manoa. Super knowledgeable of the area, showed us enough highlights to fill multiple days of adventures, and to top it all off, enough pictures to last a lifetime (seriously he is an excellent photographer). The hike was also incredible, and went at a fair pace. Gave us plenty of time and opportunities for pictures. A must-do for everyone visiting Hawaii for the first time (or even the 100th time).

Our guide Noah took my family and I to Manoa Falls today. He was informative, funny and caring throughout, ensuring our two kids were keeping up and feeling ok. The jungle hike was amazing as was the waterfall itself. Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch at Tantalus Lookout. We highly recommend this tour!

Kanaka, our tour guide, was friendly, easy going, accommodating and informative. As far as lunch, I was a little disappointed in the açaí bowl but the sandwiches looked delicious. We will definitely look her up when we come back to Oahu.

This was a really wonderful way to spend a morning. Ryan was well-prepared, thoughtful, and a pleasant, personable guide to hike with. Would definitely recommend!

super informative. seen a lot of the island by using this app!