"Half way through the hike it felt like we had stepped into a scene from Jurassic Park!"
— Ken and Ida, Buffalo NY, March 2005
On this tour we take you on a journey to explore one Oahu’s most magnificent natural features, Mänoa Falls.
This remarkable 200-foot tall tropical waterfall is the tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu — its spectacular
natural beauty defies the imagination. The trail has been used to film scenes for many movies including Spielberg’s
"Lost World", and for episodes of the television show "Lost".
This 1.6 mile R/T hike will take you through the misty Mänoa Valley rainforest. The trail winds through lush ferns
and a mysterious bamboo forest. Dramatic rainbows are often seen along the verdant forested cliffs that border
this unique valley. The chatter of tropical birdsong permeates the air as you hike under the towering rainforest
A myriad of smaller pools and waterfalls are visible along the trail as you approach the cascading waters of Mänoa
Falls. Take some time to relax and snap a few photos at the waterfall, while our guides present an interesting
narrative about the plants and animals that inhabit this interesting ecosystem. If we’re lucky, we may even spot
the vibrant yellow amakihi, one of the few surviving endemic birds in Hawaii.
A short drive and walk later takes us on a rainforest trail along part of the Nu’uanu stream leading to a hidden
waterfall, where you will view ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs (rock carvings) and learn the legend of Kaupe, the
ancient guardian spirit that is said to protect travelers at this unique place.
Finally, we venture to a picturesque botanical garden, where you will learn about endemic Hawaiian plant species
on the grounds of this former Hawaiian Monarch’s property near a scenic waterfall.
Operates: Weekdays; Private Charters operate daily (except weekend days and U.S. Federal Holidays) Pickups begin: 8:00 AM; Departs: 8:30 AM; Est. Return: 11:30 AM Cost per person: $64.95 Exclusive Private Charter price per person: $119.95 (min. 2PAX) plus tax Individual Private Charter price: $199.95 plus tax Exclusive time periods may be altered upon request
$64.95 per person
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM;
Private Charters operate daily*;
$119.95 per person