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Rain Forest Tours in Oahu

By Viator, February 2018

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Vine-encrusted trees, wild ginger, and huge ferns populate lush rain forest in the mountains just beyond bustling Honolulu. Rain forest tours—on foot or by vehicle—help visitors navigate this natural landscape in search of waterfalls, epic valley views, and even hidden templates. Here are your options for Oahu rain forest excursions.
 
Waterfall Hiking Tours
Join a group trek departing Waikiki for the ridge trails of Oahu’s Ko’olau Mountains set alongside streams, swimmable natural pools, and ancient Hawaiian rock terraces. You’ll learn about jungle herbs, fruits, and plants important to Hawaiian culture on your guided, round-trip journey. If you’re looking for waterfalls, take a guided trek through Manoa Valley to its impressive 150-foot (46-meter) waterfall, or head to the Waimea Falls’ landscaped gardens and rain forest paths on the North Shore.
 
Jeep Tours
Set out by jeep or 4x4 to head deep into the rain forest and down rugged roads off limits to most rental cars. Choose a circle island tour to hit a mix of rain forest hikes and sightseeing highlights (such as Hanauma Bay, Diamond Head, and the tucked-away Byodo-In Temple), or select a custom itinerary to lesser-visited sites like the North Shore wilds seen in the six-season TV show Lost. On Kualoa Ranch tours, safari-style vehicles traverse jungle landscapes so gnarly that it doesn’t take much imagination to imagine the area as a refuge for dinosaurs; in fact, the setting was a filming location for Jurassic World.

Things to Know
  • Though Oahu’s weather is generally sunny and hovers around 80°F (26°C) year-round, it’s best to come prepared for rain with a light jacket or poncho.
  • Regular rain (especially during the winter rainy season) can muddy hiking paths and trails, making them slippery. Sturdy, closed-toed shoes (avoid flip-flops!) are a must.
  • Some tour guides carry and offer mosquito repellant.
  • Rest assured that Hawaii’s tropical rain forests are free of snakes.
  • Prolonged, heavy rains can wash out trails and cause dangerous flash flood conditions. Listen to your tour guide to avoid dangerous situations.

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Oahu Circle Island Mini Bus Tour Including Dole Plantation and Waimea Falls, Oahu, null
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Oahu Circle Island Mini Bus Tour Including Dole Plantation and Waimea Falls

4.5 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

Experience Oahu’s natural beauty and historic sites on a full-day coach tour that circles the island of Oahu. See North Shore beaches like Banzai Pipeline, ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure, Oahu, Plantation Tours
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Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 97 Reviews

This adventure will fulfill all your fantasies about Hawaii’s lush rainforests, giant ferns, cascading tropical waterfalls, picturesque streams and unique ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.59
Diamond Head and Oahu Coast Half-Day Tour, Oahu, Walking Tours
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Diamond Head and Oahu Coast Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Spend a relaxing afternoon taking a narrated sightseeing tour of Oahu. You'll enjoy magnificent views, explore the beauty of Hawaii, and see Hawaii's most ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour On Oahu, Oahu, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour On Oahu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

This Circle Island Tour is designed to give visitors a full spectrum experience of all Oahu has to offer. Traversing the island, you’ll ride in style in one of ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 5.5 to 7 hrs

From USD $166.95
Oahu Waterfall and Rainforest Hike, Oahu, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Oahu Waterfall and Rainforest Hike

Join And You Creations on our Nature and You waterfall tour! Our experienced guides will lead you through the Manoa Valley Rainforest to a breathtaking ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $64.00
Oahu Volcanic Rainforest Hiking Adventure, Oahu, Hiking & Camping
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Oahu Volcanic Rainforest Hiking Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover the hidden hiking treasures of Oahu's lush volcanic rainforest. This moderate 2-mile (3.2km) round-trip guided hike is a rare opportunity to explore ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Oahu Island Photography Tour, Oahu, Hiking & Camping
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Oahu Island Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Capture great shots of gorgeous Oahu and sharpen your photography skills on a photography tour that is suitable for all levels. Learn pro tips and techniques ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $151.83
Private Safari Jeep Tour in Oahu, Oahu, Photography Tours
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Private Safari Jeep Tour in Oahu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy Oahu private & personal on this exclusive adventure around the island. Hop into one of our modified safari Jeeps for an adventure you'll remember for ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 5.5 to 7 hrs

From USD $173.00
Off-Road Adventure Tour on Oahu's North Shore, Oahu, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Adventure Tour on Oahu's North Shore

This tour offers you an unforgettable Off-Road Trip to Oahu's North Shore with a magnificent view of the wild life found in its natural eco system. See ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 4 to 8 hours

From USD $200.00
Manoa Waterfalls Run and Hike Tour, Oahu, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Manoa Waterfalls Run and Hike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience an amazing run / hike through Hawaii's rain forest to a secret waterfalls in Manoa Valley, the valley of the rainbows.  This gorgeous hike ends with ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

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