Manoa Valley Tours
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Manoa is both a valley and a neighborhood that's part of Honolulu. It's about three miles from downtown, and less than a mile from Waikiki Beach.
The Manoa Valley neighborhood is largely residential, though there is also a university campus here, and is surrounded by the tall, green mountains of the Ko'olau Range. In the 19th century, Manoa was the setting for Hawaii's first sugarcane and coffee plantations.
Because of the geography and position of the Manoa Valley, it rains at least a little bit almost every day – rainbows occur frequently – and it is always incredibly lush. One of the main attractions is the 150-foot Manoa Falls.
Manoa Falls is only reachable after a hike of roughly 0.8 miles. It's a moderate trail, and most people can make the trip there and back in about an hour.
Address: Manoa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Manoa Valley
The lush Manoa Valley Rainforest, home to a 150-foot (45-meter) waterfall, is a star attraction on Oahu, having been featured in movies such as 'Jurassic Park.' Getting there independently can be tricky, so join this guided tour that takes you there along an easy trail while introducing you to interesting Hawaiian cultural facts and history. Includes a healthy lunch made with local, organic products. *Please note: Manoa Falls Trail is closed for maintenance from October through mid-2020. Instead, visitors are rerouted to the nearby Aihualama Falls Trail.*
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See what the locals know on this hike to Manoa falls. Ideal for relatively fit and adventurous travelers who want to get out into nature and see how truly beautiful this island is. Hike or run with your guide along the 2.5-mile (4 km) off-road trail to Manoa Falls - an impressive 150-foot (46 m) high waterfall. Hike through bamboo forests and stop to admire tropical botanicals and enjoy refreshing snacks along the way.
On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure. On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation and a deli-style lunch.
On this Oahu volcanic rainforest hiking adventure, explore a lush native rain forest preserve offering sweeping views of O’ahu’s two parallel mountain ranges, where ancient lo’i (taro fields) and lush vegetation make up the terrain. Trek to a 200-foot (60-meter) waterfall that thunders its way down the valley, and listen as your local, knowledgeable guides explain its sacred past. After 1.5-hours of exploring the valley and weaving amidst its streams, you’ll feel like you’ve journeyed back in time to the days of 'old Hawaii.'
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Manoa Valley?