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Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure

  • 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
Manoa Waterfall Small Group Adventure
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (127)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent way to spend your morning

My husband and I did this tour with our guide Bree. She did and excellent job from the moment she picked us up. Very informative. The hike to the falls is beautiful and Bree gave an informative tour all the way to the falls. The...More

6  Thank X9922PYpaulal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a very serene, scenic, and quite beautiful place that we accidentally stumbled upon. My husband immediately decided we had to stay here and we did and he was like a fish in water. This was just beautiful.

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile
Breath Taking

Our guide Brie was awesome, worth every cent and more. Her knowledge of flora and fauna was amazing. And she helped those of us who haven‘t hiked in a while get up the .8 mile hike. Do take a walking stick if you are over...More

1  Thank ClaudiaHampsher
Reviewed 4 September 2018
I will always Fall for you

Surprised my wife with a Hawaii trip that I didnt expect would be this amazing! One of the first things we did is Hike to Manoa fall. Our Guide Jim was very educational and made the hike a breeze and so much fun! Reaching the...More

4  Thank JosephRoman
Reviewed 19 August 2018
Excellent guide!

Our guide, Sky was friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated to our group. He had a great smile and really seems to enjoy helping people learn about the rain forest and enjoy their their vacation adventure.

1  Thank pkmcdonald411
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Ada I
24 September 2018|
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Response from Lorna A |
Hi Ada I ALOHA! I've seen people, all tourists, in the water BUT I wouldn't swim there because there are warning signs of leptospirosis. So to your question? YES
Katlin K
10 June 2018|
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Response from SELRAD | Reviewed this property |
When I did it in February there were a few kids doing the hike. It’s not difficult, just make sure they have proper shoes on and not sandals or flip flops.
19 April 2018|
Response from Lorna A |
ALOHA Armymom8587 I live in Manoa Valley and we receive light morning rain almost daily. That's when the rainbows come out YAY! Wear light and cool clothing every day. NO FLIP FLOPS wear old athletic shoes it may be muddy... More
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