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Have the Adventure of Your Life in Oahu

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From beaches to sea turtles to waterfalls, Oahu is bursting with new adventures to be had, new places to explore, new friendships to be formed. Highlighted by an unparalleled natural beauty, traditions that stand the test of time, and celebrations of ethnic cultures, Oahu reflects all that is good and pure about Hawaii. When you visit Oahu, you’re embarking on a new journey, and as such, you’re primed to have the adventure of your life here.

Manoa Falls

The one-and-a-half-mile path to get to the falls is almost as good as the falls themselves. Meander through a rainforest and bamboo forest at the foot of the Ko’oaus Mountains. It’s a fairly easy climb to the tip of a vertical cliff spanning 150 feet. Look down on the water roaring to the pool below for a sight you won’t soon forget.

Honolulu

Expose yourself to some culture by touring Honolulu. In the center of the city, you can’t miss checking out the Hawaii State Capitol, the Mission Houses Museum, the Old Federal Building, the Kamehameha I Statue, and Kawaiahao Church — the first Christian church in Hawaii. These visits will give you some insight into the historical and cultural environment that is the backbone of Oahu. Park once and walk all over to visit these places of interest, all located in the downtown area.

Beaches

Oahu is a beach lover’s paradise, with endless miles of shoreline. From fishing, body boarding and kayaking to swimming and surfing on the North Shore, there are plenty of places to bury your toes in the sand and get some sun on your face. You can’t go wrong visiting any one of these beaches:

• Waikiki Beach
• Sandy’s Beach
• Lani’s Beach
• Lanikai Beach
• Kawela Beach
• Kalama Beach

Turtle Beach

Officially known as Laniakea Beach on the North Shore, Turtle Beach is famous for the green sea turtles that inhabit it. Come watch these turtles as they swim in and out of the many reefs that abound, then crawl up onto the sand to sun themselves. These creatures are protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act, so don’t even think about touching them, let alone hunting them. Some people have been known to sit on the turtles’ backs and take selfies! Do yourself and the turtle a favor and stay back from a safe viewing distance.

Diamond Head Crater

For a moderate hike with killer views, hit Hiking Diamond Head. This 1.6-mile round trip hike brings you to the Diamond Head Crater Summit Trail, with an incline of 560 feet. The breath taking panoramic view of Oahu below is what brings 1.3 million people here every year to witness Mother Nature at her finest.

Oahu Eco-Adventure Tour

If you’re looking to have the adventure of your life in Oahu, call Hoku Hawaii Tours to see what we have in store for you as part of Eco-Adventure Tour. Raw nature in action is what you get here, with the following stops on this full-day excursion:

• Waimea Valley
• Waterfall Swim
• North Shore Oahu Surf Beaches
• Hawaiian Botanical Garden
• La’ie Point & Pali Lookout
• Byodo-In Temple
• South Shore Oahu
• Halona Blowhole Lookout
• Hanauma Bay Lookout
• Lunch at The Proud Peacock

There’s no better place to learn about Hawaii’s unique ecology!

Check out Hoku Hawaii Tours!