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Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest Tours and Activities

Nuuanu Valley Rain Forest
A natural escape just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Honolulu, Nuuanu Valley is a lush jungle tucked into the folds of the Koolau Mountains. Beyond a series of houses on Nuuanu Pali Drive, the jungle seems to close in on the road with tall flowering vine-drenched trees towering overhead. Near the stream and water reservoir about a mile in, a series of trails tempt visitors off the road and into the jungle. On one, a bamboo thicket winds to a clearing housing the jumbled lava rock ruins of a mid-19th century Hawaiian summer palace. Others lead down muddy slopes, past wild ginger and forest fruit trees to tucked away waterfalls that spill into swimmable pools.

Nuuanu Pali Drive reconnects with the Pali Highway after a little less than two miles, but don’t miss the historic Nuuanu Pali Lookout a few miles further at the windy crest 1,000 feet atop the valley. Here a bloody battle in 1795 united Oahu under a single ruler, and panoramic views stretch beyond the Windward towns of Kailua and Kaneohe all the way to the offshore Island called Mokolii —also known as Chinaman’s hat—jutting above the tropical sea.

Practical Info

To reach the rain forest from Honolulu, you’ll need a car. A tour guide is recommended if you are not familiar with the hikes in this area, as some trailheads are locally-guarded secrets. Head north on the Pali (Hwy 61) and turn off at Nuuanu Pali Drive. Follow it through a residential neighborhood in the Nuuanu/Punchbowl area to a tree-lined section of road. Pull off the road to park near the trailhead of your choice. Mosquito repellent and lightweight rain gear are recommended for jungle hikes.
Address: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Grand Circle Island Guided Tour

Grand Circle Island Guided Tour

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See the highlights of Oahu in one full day on this comprehensive island tour. Visit natural wonders such as Diamond Head crater, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, the Halona Blowhole, and Sandy Beach. You’ll also explore man-made sites like the Dole pineapple plantation, Haleiwa Historic Town, and North Shore Soap Factory. This is a perfect choice for first-time visitors to Oahu.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Waterfall Hike and Nature Walk

Waterfall Hike and Nature Walk

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With a local guide, hike to Manoa Falls, the tallest accessible waterfall (150 feet) on Oahu. Located in what is known as the Rainbow Valley, the area is lush with vegetation due to near-daily rains, and rainbows after showers are common. Visit Tantalus Lookout for views of the Diamond Head crater and the Waikiki skyline. Finally, stop at a local bakery to sample malasadas, a Portuguese confection similar to doughnut holes. Note: Manoa Falls is open only on Saturday's & Sunday's Due to temporary construction on Manoa falls trail, we will take you to the different trail to Nature garden walk & AIHUALAMA FALLS. Monday - Friday
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Path to Pali Passage - 30 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

Path to Pali Passage - 30 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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Soar above Oahu on a sky-high exploration of the island’s striking peaks during this 30-minute helicopter trip. Get an up-close look at Diamond Head, Mt. Olomana, and Nu'uanu Pali see the island’s white sand beaches, coral reefs, rainforests and volcanic cliffs. End with a spectacular view of the famous USS Arizona Monument. Trips include round-trip hotel or port transport and a choice of ‘doors on’ or ‘doors off’ flights.
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  • 30 minutes
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Lanikai Pack & Paddle

Lanikai Pack & Paddle

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All attractions are included. The Best 6 hours water activities, experience to famous landmarks of Windward side of the Oahu Island. get a personalized experience. • The Best Oahu water fun tours & activity • Enjoy 6 hours of activities from Honolulu or Ko Olina • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular beaches & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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