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The coast is an easy walk from Waikiki and there are some good beaches below the cliffside road and viewpoints.


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$178.01 Tours & Sightseeing

Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

Begin your Segway adventure on one of Waikiki’s most stunning beaches – Kahanamoku Beach! Before you get started, each guest will receive individual training by professional Segway guides so you can effortlessly and safely navigate your Segway Personal Transporter. Riding a Segway is similar to getting on an escalator at a department store - it's slightly wobbly the first time you step onboard, but you can easily learn to navigate the Segway! When you’re comfortable on your Segway, you’ll start your journey. Glide past the renowned Waikiki Beach, and enjoy the scenic views of the clear blue water and glorious sunshine. Continue zipping along Kalakaua Avenue, where you’ll see Waikiki’s famous resorts – The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the Moana Surfrider. As you continue traveling down the streets of Waikiki, you’ll see the Duke Kahanamoku Statue, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Natatorium and the beautiful banyan trees in Kapiolani Park, located at the bottom of Diamond Head volcano. Your guide will stop for approximately 3-5 minutes at each location, offering pertinent information about Waikiki and its surroundings.Go down Diamond Head Road and zip past the million-dollar homes, and then head towards the historic Diamond Head Lighthouse and the Amelia Earhart lookout. Arrive at the second lookout point, where you’ll enjoy magnificent views of Koko Head Crater and see Molokai Island and the Leeward Coast of Oahu in the distance. Step off your Segway, take in the fantastic views and learn about the area from your guide. Then, take the coastal route back to Waikiki, and feel free to ask your guide to make stops along the way to take pictures or get additional information about key landmarks. The Segway allows you to see so much more than you would on a walking tour, but still enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as you travel, unlike you would on a bus. It’s the perfect way to sightsee!

$124 Tours & Sightseeing

Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling from Waikiki via Bus

After hotel pickup by minibus in Waikiki, your day tour with your guide starts at Diamond Head for a brief photo stop at a lookout. Search the waters for migrating whales before heading to the Halona Blowhole, where you can watch waves crash into a lava tube and spray water up to 50 feet (15 meters) in the air.Pass by Sandy Beach and make your way to Makapu’u Beach for a glimpse of the aquamarine surf and views of Makapu'u Point Lighthouse and Manana Island (Rabbit Island) in the distance. Your next 15- to 20-minute stop is a secret spot at Waimanalo Beach Park, a gorgeous white-sand beach that was featured in the TV drama Hawaii Five-0.  Then your guide drives you past lush rainforest en route to Tropical Farms, a family-owned macadamia nut farm and outlet. Try your hand at cracking raw macadamia nuts, enjoy a variety of samples and taste macadamia nut coffee. A short stretch up the road is Mokoliʻi, formerly known as Chinaman's Hat. Stop at Kualoa Point to snap pics of this basalt island in Kane’ohe Bay, and then head further up the windward coast to the rugged peninsula of Laie Point, with views of the Ko’olau Mountains.Cruising along the North Shore, gaze out the window at famous surf breaks like Pipeline, Waimea and Sunset Beach before arriving at Tsue Farm, where you can purchase a Hawaiian plate lunch. Dig into pork, shrimp, teriyaki chicken or veggie stir-fry, and then stop by Tsue's Shave Ice for a classic Hawaiian treat (all food at your own expense). If you’d like, you can rent a paddleboard or kayak to venture down the Anahulu River during your 45-minute break here.Next, it’s on to the highlight of your tour: green sea turtles! Stop by a secluded feeding ground referred to as ‘Turtle Town’ for one hour of guided snorkeling. Afterward, you may use the beach park’s outdoor showers and changing rooms before your final stop at the Dole Plantation. Spend about 30 minutes here, where you can walk around the grounds and perhaps try a refreshing Dole Whip, a pineapple-flavored frozen dessert (own expense). Your day tour ends with the 30- to 45-minute return drive to Waikiki for hotel drop-off.

$19.95 Outdoor Activities

Diamond Head State Monument Deluxe Tour

Last year over 1,000,000 visitors hiked Diamond Head making it Oahu’s 3rd largest visitor attraction. Diamond Head State Monument is one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks and for decades, visitors have hiked to the summit of Diamond Head to enjoy the breathtaking views of Oahu. Diamond Head State Monument is maintained by Hawaii’s State Parks and is a popular historic trail that offers a memorable Hawaiian adventure for the entire family.The Diamond Head hike takes about 2 hours; is considered a “moderate” 1.6 mile hike, with 327 concrete and metal stairs to conquer. It’s not considered an easy hike, but it is extremely scenic and fun hike to the summit. Diamond Head crater is just minutes from Waikiki. Our incredible self–guided audio tour comes with a four color souvenir map guide and focuses on the history, legends, culture, geography, plant & animal life, music and scenery of the Diamond Head State Monument. Learn how the ancient Hawaii’s considered Diamond Head a sacred location and how the US Military used Diamond Head for their first line of defense on protecting Oahu southern shores during World War II.Retail price- $34.95Your pay-$19.95, saves $15.00 each tour.This deluxe package includes: • The State of Hawaii- Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour (comes in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korea, Chinese [Mandarin]) • An official State of Hawaii “I Hiked Diamond Head” certificate • An official “I Hiked Diamond Head” T-Shirt (Available in Small, Medium, Large and XL only) • An official “I Conquered Diamond Head” Souvenir Tag • A four color map and guide of the hike to the Diamond Head summit. Diamond Head crater is just minutes from Waikiki; please check in with your voucher at the Diamond Head Visitor Center. (Sorry, no phone check-ins)  Things to Know   • Diamond Head Visitor Center is 365 days a year from 7am to 3:30pm, last tour at 2 pm. • Check in at the Diamond Head Visitor Center with your tour confirmation, the only location in Hawaii that offers the State of Hawaii exclusive Diamond Head logo merchandise. • This is considered a “moderate 1.6 mile hike” be sure to dress casually; with comfortable shoes, shorts, hats and sun tan lotion. • We do not recommend that you start your hike from Waikiki. Please take “The Bus”, taxi, a Diamond Head shuttle or a rental car to the Diamond Head crater. • There are limited parking spaces within the Diamond Head crater; we recommend you come early from 7am -8am or from 11am on for the slow traffic periods.  Important Information • This Diamond Head Tour does not include the admission/parking fees to get into the Diamond Head crater. Walk in fee is just $1.00 per person and rental car parking is just $5.00.

$99 Walking & Biking Tours

Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus

The tour starts at our convenient location on the corner of Kaiulani and Kalakaua. We'll make sure everyone is on the right sized bicycle and give you a safety introduction. From there we'll head out through Waikiki and Honolulu to the bottom of Tantalus. We ride past Obama's childhood home and high school, as well as other historical landmarks. We'll climb up Round Top Drive and stop for views of Pearl Harbor and the Waianae mountain range. On the way down we'll stop by the Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa State Wayside and learn some history about the area, as well as take in the unique views of Diamond Head below. We'll finish the decent and make our way back to Waikiki. This is a challenging, yet rewarding climb. The road can be slippery and bumpy at points, plus rain is possible at the top. This is not recommended for beginners or children. We have different pedals (Look, Shimano, Speedplay) if you bring your cycling shoes or we can install flats or toe-cages. You have two bikes to choose from, our sport road bike or our pro road bike. Sport is an aluminum disc brake road bike, while pro is a carbon rim brake bicycle. Both are great options for climbing Mt. Tantalus. Let's go climb a mountain!

$4 Outdoor Activities

Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour

The new State of Hawaii’s Diamond Head Hiking Audio Tour is recommended to all visitors planning to hike to the Diamond Head summit. This incredible self-guided audio tour will provide you an enriching Diamond Head experience. Don’t just hike; get an insider Diamond Head Tour you will never forget! Comes in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Korean, or Chinese [Mandarin].Retail just $4.00 and the tour includes the official State of Hawaii “I Hiked Diamond Head” certificate, a $2.50 value!Last year over 1,000,000 visitors hiked Diamond Head making it Oahu’s 3rd largest visitor attraction. Diamond Head Visitor Center does not offer escorted tours of the hike; this hiking audio tour is the official Diamond Head tour offered by the State of Hawaii & Pacific Historic Parks. Diamond Head State Monument is one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks and for decades, visitors have hiked to the summit of Diamond Head to enjoy the breathtaking views of Oahu. Diamond Head State Monument is maintained by Hawaii’s State Parks and is a popular historic trail that offers a memorable Hawaiian adventure for the entire family.Diamond Head crater is just minutes from Waikiki. This incredible self–guided audio tour comes with a four color souvenir map guide and focuses on the history, legends, culture, geography, plant & animal life, music and scenery of the Diamond Head State Monument. Learn how the ancient Hawaii’s considered Diamond Head a sacred location and how the US Military used Diamond Head for their first line of defense on protecting Oahu southern shores during World War II.This great tour is like having your own State Park Ranger provide a great narrated tour on your hike that is both fun and informative!Please check in with your Viator voucher at the Diamond Head Visitor Center, located in the Diamond Head crater. (Sorry, no phone check-ins).Things to Know: • Diamond Head Visitor Center is 365 days a year from 7am to 3:30pm, last tour at 2 pm • Check in at the Diamond Head Visitor Center, the only location in Hawaii that offers the State of Hawaii’s exclusive Diamond Head logo merchandise. • This is considered a “moderate 1.6 mile hike” be sure to dress casually; with comfortable shoes, shorts, hats and sun tan lotion. • We do not recommend that you start your hike from Waikiki. Please take “The Bus”, taxi, a Diamond Head shuttle or a rental car to the Diamond Head crater. • There are limited parking spaces within the Diamond Head crater; we recommend you come early from 7am -8am or from 11am on, for the slow traffic times. Important information This Diamond Head Tour does not include the admission/parking fees to get into the Diamond Head crater. Walk in fee is $1.00 and rental cars are just $5.00.

$9.95 Outdoor Activities

Diamond Head State Monument Package

Last year over 1,000,000 visitors hiked Diamond Head making it Oahu’s 3rd largest visitor attraction. Diamond Head State Monument is one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks and for decades, visitors have hiked to the summit of Diamond Head to enjoy the breathtaking views of Oahu. Diamond Head State Monument is maintained by Hawaii’s State Parks and is a popular historic trail that offers a memorable Hawaiian adventure for the entire family.Diamond Head crater is just minutes from Waikiki. Our incredible self–guided narrated audio tour focuses on the history, legends, culture, geography, plant & animal life, music and scenery of the Diamond Head State Monument. Learn how the ancient Hawaii’s considered Diamond Head a sacred location and how the US Military used Diamond Head for their first line of defense on protecting Oahu southern shores during World War II.The Diamond Head hike takes about 2 hours; is considered a “moderate” 1.6 mile hike, with a few hundred concrete and metal stairs to conquer. It’s not considered an easy hike, but it is extremely scenic and fun hike to the summit.  Reward yourself after your hike with the official State of Hawaii- Diamond Head souvenir pack!Retail Price-$19.95You Pay- $9.95. Save $10.00 each packageThe Diamond Head State Monument Package is the most popular tour purchased at the Diamond Head Visitor Center. This affordable package includes: • The State of Hawaii- Diamond Head Hiking Narrated Tour • An official State of Hawaii “I Hiked Diamond Head” certificate • Official State of Hawaii “Diamond Head Tote Bag” • An official “I Hiked Diamond Head” Souvenir Tag • A four color map and guide of the hike to the Diamond Head summit. Please check in with your tour confirmation at the Diamond Head Visitor Center. (Sorry, no phone check-ins)Things to Know   • Diamond Head Visitor Center is 365 days a year from 7am to 3:30pm; last tour is available at 2 pm. • Check in at the Diamond Head Visitor Center • This is considered a “moderate 1.6 mile hike” be sure to dress casually; with comfortable shoes, shorts, hats and sun tan lotion. • We do not recommend that you start your hike from Waikiki. Please take “The Bus”, taxi, a Diamond Head shuttle or a rental car to the Diamond Head crater. • There are limited parking spaces within the Diamond Head crater; we recommend you come early from 7am -8am or from 11am on for the slow traffic periods. Important Information • This Diamond Head Tour does not include the admission/parking fees to get into the Diamond Head crater. Walk in fee is just $1.00 per person and rental car parking is just $5.00. 

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