Diamond Head Hiking by Tachibana

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Duration: 3h
Location: Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu, Hawaii United States | Honolulu, United States

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

An easy to moderate hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater
Chance to climb one of Oahu's most iconic landmarks
Panorama of Waikiki from 750 feet (228 m) above sea level
Views of Oahu's southern coast & the Honolulu skyline
Opportunity to get some exercise & sightsee at the same time

Hike at Diamond Head
State Monument admission fees
One bottle of water and a malasada
Certificate of completion
Roundtrip transportation to and from select Waikiki hotels
Commentary in Japanese


Set out for one of Oahu's most iconic hikes as you make the 0.7-mile (1.12-km) trek to the top of Diamond Head crater. Enjoy the walk as you climb up staircases and through tunnels, then be rewarded for your hard work with spectacular views over Waikiki and Oahu's southern coastline.

Ride in air-conditioned comfort from your hotel to the trailhead. This volcanic cone is one of the defining natural features near Waikiki, and a US State Monument. Grab your bottle of water, tighten your shoelaces, and start the walk through the dry brush at the base of the crater. The hike begins with an easy, paved walking path and gets gradually steeper, but there are plenty of opportunities to stop, catch your breath, and take in the scenery along the way.

Climb up rock pathways and staircases built into the side of the crater as you approach the old military observation post in a concrete room near the top. Peer out the windows for a glimpse of the aquamarine sea, then continue on for the final, short leg to the viewing deck.

From the top, incredible, postcard-perfect vistas stretch out around you. The hotels of Waikiki and the Honolulu skyline in one direction, the crashing surf and beaches below, and the lush and verdant tropical hillsides of the island's interior at your back. Feel the sea breeze and spend some time taking it all in before descending back to your waiting coach.

Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book: This tour is not recommended for children 3 and younger., At least 2 people must sign up for this tour to go ahead., The total hike time is about 45 minutes, covering 0.7 miles (1.12 km) on a mix of paved pathway and steep staircases., You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces., Pickup is between 5:45 AM and 6:30 AM depending on the location of your hotel. You will receive confirmation of your pickup time once your booking is received

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