Diamond Head Crater Adventure

Cultural & Theme Tours in Waikiki

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from$41.88
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Enjoy a narrated and fun guided walk to the 763-foot summit of Hawaii's most famous crater for incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the Koolau mountain range. The excursion is approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience. Led by your expert hiking guide, you will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the “Gibraltar of the Pacific” while being escorted on a 45-minute walk that ascends to the top. Walking up stairways, going into a dark 200 foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase imparts a sense of adventure. You will also learn important facts about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species and will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement that states that you successfully made it to the famous summit of Diamond Head Crater. Visiting Diamond Head Crater is one of nature's spectacles you won't want to miss! 
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiClimb Hawaii’s most famous volcano on this 3-hour Diamond Head tour. A local guide will lead you through Diamond Head State Park and up to the summit, providing commentary about the crater’s history and geology. Prepare for spectacular views at the top, with a panorama of Waikiki and the turquoise waters stretched out below. At the end of your tour, you’ll be given an ‘I Climbed Diamond Head’ certificate from your guide.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Oahu Nature Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiWho was Diamond Head Charlie? Why did Kamehameha’s warriors attack Oahu? Where were the ancient heiaus, human sacrificial altars and burial caves? How did the crater receive its famous name? Enjoy an educational and fun guided hike to the 763-foot summit of the most famous crater on Earth. Incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you.This exciting tour of the world famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by a trained nature guide. You will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the “Gibraltar of the Pacific” while being escorted on a 45-minute walk that ascends to the 763′ summit. Along the way our groups stop at several points to rest and photograph the crater. Walking up stairways, going into a dark 200 foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase imparts a sense of adventure. From the summit, you’ll be thrilled with the 360-degree panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific Ocean below.The excursion is approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience. You will also learn important facts about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species and will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement that states that you successfully made it to the famous summit of Diamond Head Crater.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Small group tour
  • Professional guide escorting you and narrating the entire trail
  • Personalized "I Climbed Diamond Head" certificate with a photo of the crater (suitable for framing)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at 9 centrally located meeting points in Waikiki
  • Entry fee to the crater is included in your tour price
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation from and to Waikiki
  • Entry/Admission - Diamond Head State Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Oahu Nature Tours

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
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