Honolulu, Hawaii, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
This exciting, fun and educational tour of the world-famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by your guide. Learn about the fascinating volcanic creation of Diamond Head, Hawaiian history, European discovery, the origin of the famous name, and modern-day military use of the Gibraltar of the Pacific.
Set out with your guide on a 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 20 minutes, then you'll stroll back to the crater floor.
You will also learn about Hawaii's native bird and plant species.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Minimum age is 5 years. Participants must walk on uneven but maintained paths, negotiate a lighted, 235-foot-long tunnel, and climb two steep stairways (77 steps and 99 steps, respectively) to reach the summit of Diamond Head. The round-trip walk is approximately 1½ miles and features an elevation gain of 561 feet. Tour does not operate on holidays.