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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

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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 February 2017

Tour guide Justin is extremely knowledgable and kind. Good conversation; we learned a lot and have a better understanding of the hiking area and about Hawaii.

Fiona M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

What a great tour! Our guide was super friendly and knew such a lot about the rain-forest, the waterfall and about Hawaiian history - I was really glad I went on this much more than we'd anticipated. I'm not super fit any more and Justin took the pace really easy to match how fast the group wanted to go. Plenty of photo stops and lots of information about movies that were made along the way. Definitely recommend you do this one.
PLUS we got to see where President Obama grew up. another added bonus.

Deborah O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Mandy was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip both informative and enjoyable! Loved this excursion- very worthwhile :

Melanie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our guide Jim and Ken were really fun and knowledgeable. This was a very rewarding experience from start to finish. Highly recommend.

Brenda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I would do this hike again. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The scenery was breathtaking! We were lucky enough to go on a rainy day so the waterfall was amazing! One of the best tours I have ever been on.

gordana e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide, Sage, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The hike was fun!

Samantha G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide on this walk was Sky, and he was an excellent tour guide- knowledgeable, thoughtful and interesting. We learned a great deal in a short time, and so enjoyed the walk with him. The scenery was beautiful, and the tour so informative. Sure, you could just go do that walk on your own. But the information shared by Sky along the way made it such a rich experience, we would do it with him again every time. We were so glad we had done it that way. As well our group only had six people, which was a bonus.

Robert T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a relatively easy hike up to the falls. Some slippery spots, but nothing that is not manageable. The views in the rainforest on the hike are absolutely incredible almost better than the waterfall itself. This adventure was well worth it.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely beautiful!

Jill D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

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