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Manoa Waterfall Small-Group Adventure with Hidden Trail Hike

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    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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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our guide was fantastic. He told us of the history of the various plants and people of Hawaii. The hike itself wasn’t hard but could be slippery at times. I would highly recommend this hike!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jillstarkey
    Manager O, General Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Jill, Thank you for giving our Manoa Waterfall Adventure a excellent rating. Hope to see you in Hawaii again very soon. Aloha,

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a great experience on the small group tour to Manoa Waterfall. The waterfall itself isn't huge, but our guide knew so much about the local plants (native and non) and animals that we were interested all the way up to the falls and...More

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

    Aloha Susan, Mahalo Nui Loa! for rating our Manoa Waterfall Adventure EXCELLENT! and for your very kind words for our exceptional guide. Perhaps you might be able to go with us on the Manoa waterfall again one day when it is raining or just after...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Although unfortunately, due to lack of recent rain, the waterfalls resembled more like a leaking faucet, the hike up there was great, and Jen, our guide, was also great. Even got a cool photo with a dinosaur on it, which is very unlikely usually..More

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

    Aloha, THANKS! for giving Jen and our Waterfall Adventure a Excellent rating even though the waterfall was under performing on the day of your tour. The Rainforest itself is definitely worth seeing. We hope you will return again and maybe give the falls another try...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    First of all, Jen was the best tour guide we could have ever had! She was so full of life and gave us so much information on all of the nature around us! The waterfall really made the trek worth it!

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

    Aloha Juanita, Big Mahalo! for giving our great guide Jen and our Manoa Waterfall tour a excellent review. Everyone at ONT really appreciates the very kind words. Thanks:)

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Josh our tour guide a local college student was great!! He was very knowledgeable with the islands ecosystem and turned an ordinary hike into a learning adventure. I have two teenage girls 16 and 18 and they enjoyed it more due to fact he knew...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank brockallday
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Aloha, Thanks for giving our Manoa Falls tour and our scientist-guide Josh a excellent rating . We all really appreciate it. Great advice to. Good idea to where light weight long sleeve shirt and light weight long pants on the hike. Mosquitoes are not always...More

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    Jamey C
    July 10, 2019|
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    Response from allboyz |
    Yes, you can go to manoa falls on your own.
    Marlana W
    July 3, 2019|
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    Response from CCIAL4 | Reviewed this property |
    I would not swim there.
    May 7, 2019|
    Response from BarbraO143 |
    Afternoon for sure because the mud would be less slippery.
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