This exciting, fun and educational tour of the world famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by a nature guide. You will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, the origin of the famous name, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the Gibraltar of the Pacific. You’ll be given a bottle of spring water; then set out with your guide on a 45-minute walk to the 763-foot summit of Diamond Head. Along the way you will stop at several points to rest and photograph the crater. Walking up stairways, entering a dark 200-foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase impart a sense of adventure. Upon reaching the summit you will encounter an incredible panoramic view of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific Ocean below. Enjoy the scenery at the summit for 15 minutes then you’ll stroll back to the crater floor. Before leaving, you will learn about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring hat, sunscreen, and a camera. Minimum age is 8 years. Tour does not operate on holidays.