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Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour

Honolulu, United States

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Diamond Head State Monument is one of Oahu’s largest visitor attractions. Because Diamond Head Visitor Center does not offer guided tours, this audio hiking tour is an absolute must. On this self-guided tour, you’ll easily navigate your own hike to the summit while having a personal park ranger informing you of the sights. You'll also get the official 'I Hiked Diamond Head' certificate as a souvenir. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This Tour does NOT include the Park Entrance or Parking Fees.
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This Tour does NOT include the Park Entrance or Parking Fees.
  • An ideal choice for first-time visitors
  • Cultural, historical, and natural commentary enhances your experience
  • Receive a certificate as a souvenir after your hike

What's Included

  • Use of a Audio Tour Player (comes in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korean, or Chinese [Mandarin]
  • A four color map and guide for your hike to the Diamond Head summit
  • "I HIked Diamond Head" Official Certificate
  • $5.00 Entry Fee NOT INCLUDED. Reservations Required!
  • Entry fee is $5.00 each and Parking is an additional $10.00. Kama'aina Free with valid ID

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Diamond Head Visitor Center
    Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Departure Point: Tour starts and ends at the Diamond Head Visitor Center, located within the Diamond Head crater. This Narrated Tour DOES NOT include the Hiking/Parking fees

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This great tour is like having your own State Park Ranger provide a great narrated tour on your hike that is both fun and informative!
  • Available in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korean, or Chinese [Mandarin]
  • A four color map and guide for your hike to the Diamond Head summit
  • Allot approximately two hours for the hike
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, shorts, hats and sun tan lotion
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do I redeem my ticket for the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:You may check in at the Diamond Head Visitor Center, the only location in Hawaii that offers the State of Hawaii’s exclusive Diamond Head logo merchandise.

Mar 2021

Q:What are the operating hours for the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:Diamond Head Visitor Center is currently open Thursday through Sunday from 7 am to 3:30 pm, last tour at 2 pm. Audio devices must be returned to the Visitor Center no later than 3:30 pm.

Mar 2021

Q:Is parking available at the visitor center for the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:There are limited parking spaces within the Diamond Head crater; we recommend you come early from 7 am - 8 am or after 11 am, for the slow traffic times.

Mar 2021

Q:Does the cost of the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour include all fees?

A:This Diamond Head Tour does not include admission/parking fees to get into the Diamond Head crater. The admission fee is $5.00 per person plus an additional $10.00 to park. Kama'aina Free with Valid Hawaii ID. Parking is limited.

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:This is considered a “moderate 1.6-mile hike” be sure to dress casually; with comfortable shoes, shorts, hats, and sunscreen.

Mar 2021

Q:On average, how long does it take to complete the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:Allow approximately two hours for the hike. Please bring water for each hiker.

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring/wear on the Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour?

A:Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, shorts, hats, and suntan lotion. Bring plenty of water for hydration.

Mar 2021

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54 reviews
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Not worth it
Andrea_V, Mar 2023
This was really unfortunate! We got to our park reservation at 2pm and the PHC people did not want to give us the audio supplies because the closed at 4pm…they continued to discourage us even though we said we could be up and back writing an hour and a half…the staff lady made it very clear that she did not want to have to hike up in the mud to retrieve the audio systems should we not make it back…Even though it was only $15 it is not worth the hassle.. just read the brochure that the park rangers give you out loud…There’s your audio tour! Also, maybe I missed it but I didn’t see anywhere where it states you must also make a park reservation and pay for parking which are additional costs.
Amazing views, fun hiking experience, lots of history
Jeremy_S, Mar 2023
Definitely a great experience. Just make sure you get the hiking and parking reservation as this is only for a recorder and headphones that gives you a background of the history. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. The hike will be challenging for some but the views are breathtaking.
Lousy audio
Anthony_C, Mar 2023
The scenery was beautiful on the hike but we could barely hear the narrator on the audio portion so after a while we just stopped trying to listen. It was a waste of money.
Amazing Day. But don't need audio tour
Jason_B, Feb 2023
Upgrade technology. Maybe AN pp. Because if you have your phone you then have to carry another iPhone. Too much.
Frank_M, Jan 2023
Nowhere on your website did it say you needed a separate pass from the park service to get in to take this tour. We never got into the park. This is a scam.
The beautiful scenery was...
JERIOD_W, Jan 2023
The beautiful scenery was breath taking. The hike was challenging and exactly what I needed. Great time!
Niketa_S, Dec 2022
I thought I was purchasing entry into the park! Didn’t even want a narrated tour. The hike is hard enough! I am due this happens all the time as the folks in the visitor both seemed to acknowledge my suspicion. Of course your call center gave the usual refund script which is ridiculous as you know by the time the individual figures the mistake out it is too late. Shame on you!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are very sorry you had a less-than-wonderful experience at the park. The Diamond Head state park is a beautiful hike/climb, and as you shared, we offer audio tours as an option for visitors. We try very hard to state clearly in the audio tour description that admission and parking are NOT included in the tour purchase. Still, unfortunately, some people do not read the information or forget and fail to make reservations for the hike separately. This does not happen too often, but it is terrible when it does, and people show up without reservations. If you have suggestions on how we might improve this messaging please send them to us, and we will look at making the changes to our information. We hope you will have a chance to return to Oahu in the future and reserve the hiking ticket, as it is an exceptional experience. Warmest regards, The Pacific Historic Parks Team.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Definitely do it
Eric_G, Dec 2022
Beautiful views nice hike plenty of places to stop and photo shoot rest well worth the price narration was nice and informative
Amazing hike full of historical information and views
Jorge_D, Nov 2022
Highly recommend the audio tour as it allows you to appreciate the historical element of Diamond Head while you get to experience the best views. You might even see a rainbow or two!
I bought this in error...
Dania_B, Nov 2022
I bought this in error thinking it was the actual hike pass To me it was confusing in to the purchased, you should be more specific Not sure if I am the only one buying this instead of the actual hike pass for 5.00 Even the price is the same ..
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Aloha Dania, Thank you for your review. We are listening and have made additional statements on the audio tour so that visitors might see that the audio tour does NOT include park admission fees which must be booked seperately. Thank you again, and we hope you will have a chance to revisit us soon and take the Diamond Head Park hike, as it is a uniquely beautiful experience. Warmest regards, Pacific Historic Parks Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not happy.
Tammy_K, Nov 2022
Never took it! We arrived at 3:40 and they closed at 3:30 we were told. The gate attendants were not helpful (only wanted to walk not get a headphone tour). It was the same price but they said I’d have to get a different set of tickets. We left! Also thought the whole park closed at 6:00. We were on vacation from Michigan, and disappointed.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Aloha Tammy, We are sorry that you did not have a wonderful visit to the Diamond Head State Park. The State of Hawaii and our PHP team really want every visitor to have a wonderful experience, and when that does not happen, we are deeply concerned. As you noted, the hike at the park has a stop time for safety, so the audio hiking tour you purchased with us really can not be used if you are not on the hike as there are numbers along the path to press for the associated information. We know Michigan is beautiful, but we hope you have the opportunity to revisit us in the future and take the hike to the top as it is an amazing experience. Warmest regards, Pacific Historic Parks Team
Best island experience...
adel_h, Oct 2022
Best island experience and recommend it to anybody that can do it , it’s strenuous but totally worth it
1 traveler found this review helpful
We’re 4 O’ahu
Paul_J, Oct 2022
What an outstanding adventure! A great father/son bucket list hike up Dimond Head filled with many photo ops that will be cherished for many years to come. Beautiful scenery, friendly and helpful park personnel that made the morning hike even better. THANK YOU…
Amazing Adventure
Lalena_C, Oct 2022
Just breathtaking views and really cool historical bunkers we got to explore up close and personal.. this is a must hike adventure :)
Not official Park Pass
Jolleen_C, Sep 2022
I assumed when the state park site took my to this site it was the official Diamond Head entry pass. I received no details saying otherwise. I arrived at park gate only to be told the bar code I received was from a tour company and if I wanted to go I needed to go to a QR code they gave me , pay again to enter which I did. I did not get any communication from this company about logistics…
Diamond Head miss
Lynette_W, Sep 2022
We didn’t realise that we had to book parking (wife walks with a stick so close accessability is required) separately from the tour. When we got there no more parking could be booked as it had sold out, so we turned around and went home.
Worth the climb
Steve_H, Aug 2022
went early in the morning , nice sunny day, tunnel was unique, not too much traffic, overall - worth the effort, gift shop lacking
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was an amazing hike...
maria_h, Aug 2022
It was an amazing hike and more when you get to the to the top it has breath taking wiews. Definitely will recommend
Waisted my $
Karen_K, Aug 2022
We did not do this experience that I paid for because your online page did NOT remind users that they need a separate reservation to do the hike. You best get your act together. My family of 11 did the hike today. Didn’t need the narrated tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great walk but slow most...
Kathryn_S, Aug 2022
Great walk but slow most people don’t move to the side for you and, I’m not a fast walker so a little annoying! Go when really hot to avoid crowds


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