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This is a must. The guide was outstanding was always concerned with our safety and if we needed anything. I was especially surprised at how quickly he remembered all of our names. This hike was so amazing it is a must do not miss it. Thanks Viator.
The group tour was wonderful. The tour guide was very informative, detailed, and fun. We would in a beat go on this tour again.
Was a grat hike. We had Sky as our guide and he was really good. If you do this hike as for Sky. You won't be disappointed. Very beautiful area of Hawaii.
Even with the rain it was well worth it. I took two tours with Oahu Nature Tours and they were both excellent. They even let me do a last-minute reschedule to accommodate another tour with a different company being bumped to a conflicting time.
I can highly recommend doing this trip. Wish I had used your company for all my Hawaii excursions.
This is a great morning or afternoon hike to escape the crowds of Waikiki -- you will feel like you are on another island! Our hike guide was great and showed us lots Hawaiian flowers, plants and birds as we trekked through the rainforest. Along the hike we saw lots of wild orchids, canopies of albizia, hua, hala, ohai and other "surprises" to keep us entertained. There were a number of great spots to take photos and our guide was more than happy to take shots of folks to make the best pictures. We really liked the natural aspect to this tour, plus the small group made it much more enjoyable. You do end-up at a waterfall toward the end, but the journey getting there is even more fun. The trail was almost all in the shade, so it is great on a hot or sunny day - no sunscreen needed (plus it attracts bugs anyway). There were some wet and muddy spots, but thats all part of the fun on this hike. Everything is provided on this tour, including water, backpacks, walking sticks and even bug spray. Just make sure to wear good shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). We did the morning option, so after being dropped off at our hotel we had a big lunch in Waikiki and enjoyed the afternoon at the pool -- making for a fantastic day!
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, the scenery and waterfall was absolutely beautiful, well worth the effort
Great activity for the afternoon. Guide was relaxed and also mindful of safety as it was raining.
We had a very enjoyable time walking to the falls with a very knowledgeable guide. The falls were magnificent and the road trip gave us a good understanding of the City
A muddy walk, but worth it when you get to the falls. Wear old shoes or boots.
As far as the hike goes, it was great! It seemed a bit short, but our guide Sky was very informative and cool. We ate a few fruits and plants along the way, like guava and strawberry guava. Most of the hike is quite muddy and slippery, but I think that just adds to the adventure and fun. But if you aren't careful, you will end up on your butt. We had some issues with pickup because of booking through Viator.
It was a nice walk up through a natural forest, not very strenuous, but can get slippery, so wear proper footwear! Not many waterfalls while we were there as it hadn't rained much, but nice to see anyway!
This was one of the highlight of our trip. For first time visitors to Hawaii, this is a very good start to experiencing the nature Oahu offers. Our guide was excellent.
Due to their dry season, there was not much water coming over the falls.
This hike was definitely worth it especially if you're not the hiking type but want some guidance through the rainforest. Our tour guide did an amazing job at educating us on the history of Oahu and the rainforest in which Manoa is located. There is only one waterfall right at the end but it is a great spot for pictures. The trail is slippery but the tour company provides walking sticks to help along the way. The hike overall took us, a group of 8, about 30-45 minutes each way and it was well worth it. We've now done the hike once so we wouldn't do it again, but if it is your first time it is definitely worth doing.
This was like a nature tour with history and narrative given by an extremely knowledgeable guide. I learned more about Hawaii in two hours than I did in eight years of school. Be prepared for a slippery, steep hike up a narrow, well-worn path to get to the waterfall. Take advantage of the walking stick they give you to keep your balance. Enjoy the experience!
Nice waterfall. However, the water was not very accessible as it was perch on high rocks. So, just viewing was fine.
It was an okay hike relatively easy not much to see but the waterfall the tour guide was very knowledgeable though . All in all if you aren't much of a hiker then you should do this hike.
The tour itself was great, beautiful views all around but I was EXTREMELY disappointed that the waterfalls werent what they were advertised as. I understand that the more rainfall you get, the more waterfalls, but it SHOULD be mentioned in the tour description as well... we werent even TOLD of this until we actually GOT to the site... I am considering trying to get a refund for this tour because of it.
Some good facts about nature and animals. Not really impressed with Falls.
Too many people on the trail made the hike very unpleasant. There also should've been some warning from the tour provider to wear your mud shoes.