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Lyon Arborteum And Kamehame Cliffs

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Discover and explore two scenic locations on this combination adventure when you travel to Lyon Arboretum and the 600-acre Kamehame Ridge at Koolau Summit.

Lyon Arborteum and Kamehame Cliffs

Explore a stunning rainforest, then make your way to an epic ocean-cliff view while in Waikiki. This unique valley to ridge tour with jaw-dropping and stunning views will not disappoint, from rainforest to reef, this combination tour is a must-do!

Meet your professional nature guide who will soon take you back in time with a visit to the Manoa rainforest to explore the over 100-year old, 200-acre Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden. After arrival, be provided a trail snack and rain poncho (if needed) then set off on a narrated nature hike along a trail to view several species of rare and endemic plants. There are over 5,000 tropical plants, flowers and trees to see while you traverse in this wet wonderland ecosystem. (Total hike is approximately 1-2 miles.)

Next, you will make your way towards East Oahu with an exclusive van shuttle to the 1,200ft. ridge top at Kamehame Ridge. From this privately owned clifftop perch, gaze overlooking Waimanalo Beach and the various shades of the blue Pacific Ocean with several offshore islands seemingly within your reach. This is a spectacular and rare perspective of windward Oahu that few tourists get to experience. You will enjoy a magnificent opportunity to capture some of the most breathtaking pictures of Oahu from here seeing two-sides of the island from one scenic point.

All along your scenic driving tour, your comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle will make stops for pictures overlooking Diamond Head surf breaks, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and a flooded volcanic crater teaming with tropical fish (closed Tuesdays). Then it's on to Halona Point Blowhole, a lava tube with a small opening in its ceiling creating an ocean geyser sometimes shooting over 60 feet into the air and the famous Sandy Beach Park allowing you to watch surfers and bodysurfers attack the pounding shore break with skill and bravery.

This tour is eco-friendly and earth conscious and therefore does not use single-use plastics on tour. In order to protect our precious environment and begin to cutdown the use of plastics we encourage all guests to bring their own water bottle, reusable container.

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from $155.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Custom pick-up from all Waikiki hotels is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above. If you are a cruise passenger traveling from the port or if you are staying at a hotel outside of Waikiki, please enter "Aloha Tower Marketplace" as your departure location. Aloha Tower Marketplace is an approximately 1 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship, depending on where you are docked.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, sport clothing suitable for hiking and closed-toe shoes such as sneakers that offer good traction for dirt/mud. Guests should also wear socks that cover their ankles plus we suggest sunglasses and sunscreen and a hat. You may also wish to bring your own snacks.
Guests should be in moderate physical condition as you will hike for approximately 2 miles. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.