- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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!
- 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
Traveler pickup is offered
Oahu Nature Tours provides free transportation from Waikiki.
For all our adventures you can select from NINE CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CONVENIENT MEETING POINTS in Waikiki.
Once we receive your online booking, our reservationists will automatically assign your pickup location to the one that is the closest to your hotel and will send you a confirmation email specifying that location with photos and maps. If you prefer to be picked up at a different location, please call our office.
If your hotel is outside of Waikiki we recommend that you meet us at the Ala Moana hotel.
Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Tour returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Climb 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 hours
Stop At: Oahu Nature Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
Who 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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We really enjoyed this trip. Our guide picked us up at our hotel, and we went to Diamond Head. We got great information on the ride there. Once we parked, we go a little time to use the facilities and then we started our climb. We stopped periodically and got interesting history and information. We were given the "easier" climb to the top and could choose our adventure to the bottom. I would suggest this tour for anyone who can handle the hike.
The tour was a great way to start the morning! Steve was informative and friendly. I enjoyed the hike and the great views of the island,
Great hike but because of the heat the day we went, a little taxing, with gorgeous views from the top! Our guide/driver Kenny was excellent! He stopped for breaks and pointed out things for us to see and took photos with our camera so we all could be in them.
This was a great adventure, if you are not in shape take it slow ;) but the view of worth every step!
Recommend go early or later in day , bring plenty of water. go all the way up n take the hard way up.
Ken from Oahu Nature Tours, funny guy!
The tour was great. The hike is worthwhile while in Waikiki, a great way to start the day. Ken is hilarious and very friendly.
One of the main highlights of my trip! Greg was the guide for my tour and he was amazing. His fun and energetic personality made the tour more entertaining and he knew lots about the Isand/culture and was eager to share. Too bad he’s retiring soon.
Greg was the best guide. Funny and so knowledgeable. The hike was challenging, especially due to the uneven walking and maneuvering climbing with people who were coming down. Spectacular views and a feeling of accomplishment. Highly recommend.
Greg, the tour guide was really great. His knowledge and humor made the trip fun and exciting. He is a big asset to your company. We gave him a 5 star rating.
Of the many adventures I've had on Oahu, this was one of the best: for the money it was a terrific value, and the hike itself is beautiful, rewarding, and not too difficult for most. Our leader Ken was hilarious but professional, and did a great job of taking us around. I would definitely do this one again next time.
The tour was exactly as promised. We met our great guide, Ken at the pre arranged spot and left for the Diamond Head. Go early in the morning when there is still shadow. Ken was really great
I had a wonderful experience on this tour. My aunt and I wanted to climb Diamond Head and I thought it would be fun to book a tour where we can hear about Nature and some background in Hawaiian history. Monique did not disappoint. She was very knowledgeable and set a pace for us going up that accommodated everyone in our party. I highly recommend this tour!
What an amazing tour for such a small price. The view from the top was amazing. The guide gave us great overview of the history and the geology of the place and the hike was very enjoyable.
If you are able to hike, this is a must! I recommend going in the morning before it gets too hot. Great hike, not too taxing, with gorgeous views from the top! Our guide/driver Ken was top notch! He stopped for breaks and pointed out things for us to see. Very knowledgeable and personable!! We highly recommend this tour!!
Excellent tour! Our tour guide, Tori, was extremely friendly and was an excellent tour guide! This tour was great because it picked us up/dropped us off from/at our hotel, took us to the crater, and then our guide only guided us up part of the way to a couple check points, leaving us free to climb up to the top and travel back down at our at our own pace. Overall, a great tour!
Great tour to do with a guide. Frequent stops on the way up to rest and to hear some of the history of Hawaii. Independent time to explore at the top and take pictures as well. Do the tour in the morning, there is not a lot of shade on the walkway.
Ken our tour guide took the time to get to know everyone on the tour and was always checking on everyone at the stopping points along the way. Recommend this tour early in the morning so crowd is not too much and the heat is bearable. Great tour from start to finish.
The best pics from our trip were from Diamond Head! The climb was very challenging but we'll worth it!
This is an amazing tour. Tour Guide, Tori not sure of the spelling of her name from Oahu Nature Tours, picked me up at the designated location and time. There were 22 people on the bus. Tori was friendly, professional, had a great sense of humor, interacted with the group, and shared a wealth of knowledge as we drove to Diamond Head. She provided a lot of history and also pointed out points of interest along the way.
Once we arrived, Tori reviewed the safety requirements and answered questions. She explained the route and where rest stops were along the way. We proceeded to climb uphill the entire way. There were several stairs along with rugged terrain. Tori always made sure we were doing OK. Once we made it to the top, we had time to take in the incredible view and to take pictures.
Then the group headed back down and we met at the bus. Tori made sure all 22 people were accounted for and she took us back to our respective locations.
I would highly recommend this tour. If you are lucky enough, Tori will be your guide.