• Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature found of Hawaii as you hike 2 miles to Manoa Falls in Oahu on this small-group excursion. Join a local hiking expert, and a group of no more than 14 guests, as you journey via the Manoa Trail on a moderate hike to the tallest accessible waterfall on the island, a location made famous as a film location for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Lost World.’ This Oahu waterfall excursion also includes a backpack and hiking staff plus round-trip transport from Waikiki hotels.


  • Small group nature tour hike to Manoa Waterfall on Oahu
  • Guided hike to a secluded waterfall and famous movie locations
  • Tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu
  • All hiking gear provided
  • Led by a nature and hiking expert
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a small group tour with a maximum number of 14
  • Choice of morning and afternoon hikes
  • Pickup and drop-off at Waikiki hotels

What You Can Expect

Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure

Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Amazing tour, guides, views, ton of information.

mikdi Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide Lavent? was great, very knowledgeable.Beautiful rainforest. It started to rain half way up to the falls and boy did it rain!! Very slippery coming down but was all part of an amazing experience. Diane and Mike, Alberta canada

Tiffani H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The waterfall was beautiful. This is a great way to see the area up close. Our entire family enjoyed the hike. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the tour.

Kirk Alan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great small group experience. Levent spelling? was very cordial and informative. Very cool adventure.

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This easy and interesting hike in the jungle was a wonderful outing. Steve, our guide, was very knowledgeable about nature and the sights of Honolulu. He was more than willing to share what he knows with enthusiasm and confidence.
The falls at the end of the hike were well worth seeing at the end of the climb. Be sure to take in this Hawaiian experience.

Eric R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A serene and quiet view into a world far removed from our everyday hustle. A great guide, knew most all of the flora and fauna that we saw, even on a first name basis with several. Filming location of Jurassic Park movies pointed out and a brief look back in time to the Paleo era. Waterfall was poetic in its drops falling so far downward to the pool. It did rain slightly but it is after all a rain forest, it added to the trip. Excellent hike, wear good boots.

Simon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Hard work but worth it. Definitely not for the unfit! Great scenery and the guide very helpful. Would recommend.

Ranee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Was a beautiful hike. Just so breath taking. Had a great time with a great group of people.

Jessica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is a great tour if you don't minds a walk to see the waterfall and want to experience nature. Our guide was very relaxed and took his time with us. He had an interest or background in botany and was happy to help out with questions and also anyone who had difficulty on slippery surfaces. I found the walk quite easy. I am 50 and reasonably fit. My friend found it a bit more challenging as her knees are not great but she managed it and felt happy to have walked the whole way without her knees playing up. We were not rushed and stopped along the way to take photos and hear about the types of trees we were seeing. I recommend this to anyone with moderate fitness. There are some rocky surfaces along the way to step on and a little slippery some places but the guide was helpful as where to walk.

Susanne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Guide was amazing! So very knowledgeable! Great experience!

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