Recent Searches
Clear

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Diamond Head Tours - page 2

star-5
102 Reviews
Diamond Head
Arguably Hawaii's most well-known sight, Diamond Head Crater is more than just a famous Waikiki backdrop but also an entire attraction unto itself, featuring one of Oahu's best hikes for a panoramic view. From atop the 760-foot (231-meter) summit, visitors can gaze out from Koko Head Crater to the Honolulu skyline and down on Waikiki Beach, where surfers, paddlers, sailboats, and canoes all splash through the tropical waters.

The Basics
The Diamond Head trail is 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) round-trip, gaining over 550 feet (168 meters) from the trailhead to the summit and affording amazing views of the island and the Pacific Ocean. Unless you're trying to be the first one up to the Diamond Head summit in the morning, enjoy the hike at a steady pace and take in the views on the way—travelers usually allot one to two hours for the Diamond Head crater hike. This crater adventure is often included on Oahu city tours or circle island tours that take in a number of Hawaiian landmarks and historic sites such as Manoa Falls, Pearl Harbor, and the North Shore. Consider taking a guided Diamond Head tour to learn the history and local stories surrounding the popular crater. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • An admission fee of $5 per car or $1 per pedestrian is required.
  • Hiking up Diamond Head involves numerous steep stairs and isn’t accessible for travelers in wheelchairs. The trail also includes a 225-foot (68-meter) tunnel that is well lit but can feel a bit tight.
  • Restrooms and water are located at the trailhead, but there are no facilities on the trail.
  • Be sure to wear proper walking shoes.
  • On tours of the crater with a tour guide, hotel transport is often included and reduces the need to find parking.

How to Get There
The best way to reach Diamond Head Crater hiking trail is by foot, bike, guided tour, car, or the local bus. There is limited parking if you choose to drive; many travelers opt to take The Bus to the Diamond Head State Monument bus stop.

When to Get There
Diamond Head State Monument opens at 6am and closes at 6pm daily, with last entry at 4:30pm. Considering over 2,000 people hike up the famous volcanic crater each day, you'll never have the trail completely to yourself, unless you start your day with a race to the top. Though crowds are heavy almost every day, Tuesdays tend to be especially heavy since one of Oahu's most popular sights—Hanauma Bay—is closed. The best time to beat the heat is early in the morning, and there's usually a line in front of the gate for the 6am opening. Diamond Head tours also arrive pretty early, so hiking late in the day may sometimes help you beat the crowds. If you plan to hike up Diamond Head in winter, keep an eye out for humpback whales that leap from the waters offshore.

Diamond Head History
In Hawaiian, the mountain is known as ‘Leahi’—the name Diamond Head comes from British sailors who found calcite crystals embedded in the mountain and falsely claimed they were diamonds.
Address: Diamond Head Road, Waikiki 96816, USA
Read More

104 Tours and Activities to Experience Diamond Head

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

star-4
Explore secret spots and local beaches around Waikiki during a 2-hour guided tour that includes ocean views from Diamond Head. Hear interesting facts about Hawaiian history and Oahu culture, with stops at the Hawaii Film Studio, Kapiolani Park, Ala Moana Beach and more. You’ll get a feel for what it’s like to live, eat and shop like a local. Numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure a small-group experience. 
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
From
$80.00
Taking safety measures

Bike Tour of Scenic Diamond Head with Optional Hike

Bike Tour of Scenic Diamond Head with Optional Hike

star-5
Many visitors to O'ahu see most of the scenery through a bus window. This bike tour, on the other hand, gets you out into landscape for a richer, more rewarding experience. Pedal along the Waikiki waterfront, past Diamond Head Lighthouse, behind Diamond Head, and into the crater. If you want, you can then hike to the top.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$89.54
From
$89.54

Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

star-5
Explore Diamond Head and the Waikiki area on this 2-hour guided Segway tour. Climb on to your own Segway Personal Transporter, a self-balancing, two-wheeled electric scooter that allows you to enjoy some of the Honolulu area's most important sites without all of the walking. Visit Diamond Head Lighthouse, Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park and the bustling streets of the Waikiki area. Listen as your guide provides engaging, informative commentary about the culture and history of the area.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$202.84
From
$202.84

Diamond Head Hiking and Sightseeing Tour

Diamond Head Hiking and Sightseeing Tour

star-5
This package enables you to first hike Diamond Head Crater where you will see the gorgeous view of Waikiki. After you are done, we will take you sightseeing around our beautiful island going to famous spots such as Moanalua Gardens, Haleiwa Town, Dole Plantation, North Shore Soap Factory and Alii Beach. This tour enables you get some exercise in the morning and then you can relax and enjoy our sightseeing spots along the way
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$92.31
From
$92.31

Breathtaking 8-Hour Circle Island Tour from Honolulu

Breathtaking 8-Hour Circle Island Tour from Honolulu

star-5
We at The Pineapple EXP want to make sure you have the best experience here in Hawaii without paying the world known Hawaii high prices. This is why the company was founded; to truly spread aloha. Our personable, informative guides ensure a great time for all ages. With the Pineapple EXP you can bet; Great Transportation. Great Times. Mahalo
More
  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.49
From
$59.49

Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour

Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour

star-5
Leave the stress of traffic, waiting in line, and parking behind and see Hawaii from the air. Experience Oahu from a birds-eye view; get unparalleled views of the azure waters, lush greenery and cascading falls. See the most beautiful natural landmarks with a complete circle island tour including the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, the coral reefs at Kaneohe Bay, and Pearl Harbor. A wonderful way to get your bearings if you’ve just arrived, or a grand finale to your vacation.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$368.00
From
$368.00

Full-day Circle Island Tour on Oahu

Full-day Circle Island Tour on Oahu

star-3.5
Circle the island of Oahu on this guided, full-day adventure from Waikiki. Discover the top sites and landscapes on the island and learn about Hawaiian history, culture, and the legends of Oahu along the way. Visit Diamond Head Lookout, the Kahala homes of the rich and famous, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole Lookout, the beach in ‘From Here to Eternity’ and much more. Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations included.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$111.98
From
$111.98

Oahu friendly hiking experience

Oahu friendly hiking experience

star-5
Explore Oahu's off-the-beaten-path hikes with a dedicated guide in the lead. You and your private party of four people or more will have undivided attention and be able to pick the type of hike you'd like to do; all skill levels and abilities are welcome. Learn about Hawaii's geology, flora, and fauna through guided commentary as you travel.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.27
From
$84.27
Taking safety measures

Aloha Scooter Tours

Aloha Scooter Tours

We are the only people in Hawaii that doing electric Scooter Tours and we are the exclusive distributors for the non-robot scooters which are one of the best in the world
More
  • 1 to 3 hours
From
$202.67
From
$202.67

6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North Shore

6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North Shore

star-5
Explore Oahu’s North Shore on a six-hour, fully customizable, private tour with space for four passengers plus your driver. Visit top sights like Banzai Pipeline and sunset beaches and swim, snorkel, or boogie board with equipment provided. Your driver can suggest stops to sample local delicacies like chocolate haupia pie, and garlic shrimp. Have time to look at boutiques and surf shops in Haleiwa town, and opt for a visit to the Dole Pineapple or Green World Coffee plantations if you choose.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$430.77
per group
From
$430.77
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

Private Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

star-5
Get an insider's perspective on the best spots for local Hawaiian food during this bike tour. Stop at several different restaurants, bars, and cafes for some local favorite bites and tastes, sampling food at 5 to 6 stops, accompanied by information on Hawaiian culinary traditions from your guide. Meeting point is in central Waikiki.
More
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$159.00
From
$159.00
Taking safety measures

Path to Pali Passage - 30 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

Path to Pali Passage - 30 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

star-5
Soar above Oahu on a sky-high exploration of the island’s striking peaks during this 30-minute helicopter trip. Get an up-close look at Diamond Head, Mt. Olomana, and Nu'uanu Pali see the island’s white sand beaches, coral reefs, rainforests and volcanic cliffs. End with a spectacular view of the famous USS Arizona Monument. Trips include round-trip hotel or port transport and a choice of ‘doors on’ or ‘doors off’ flights.
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$215.00
From
$215.00
Taking safety measures

City-by-the-Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

City-by-the-Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

star-5
This 20-minute helicopter tour gives you views of Waikiki and the Honolulu skyline. Choose the doors-off option to get the best possible photos from your guaranteed window seat. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Honolulu included.
More
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.00
From
$180.00
Taking safety measures

Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

star-5
See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
More
  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$449.00
per group
From
$449.00
per group
Taking safety measures

O'ahu Circle Island Helicopter Experience - Private Tour

O'ahu Circle Island Helicopter Experience - Private Tour

See some of Hawaii’s most popular landmarks and areas on this 1-hour helicopter tour around the island of Oahu. Board a helicopter, and soar up in the air as you pass by spots, such as Diamond Head, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Mokoliʻi, Hanauma Bay, and Makapu‘u Lighthouse. Listen to fun facts and commentary along the ride with comfortable headsets.
More
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3,510.00
From
$3,510.00
Taking safety measures

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

star-5
This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
More
  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$449.00
per group
From
$449.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Land & Sea Package

Land & Sea Package

star-4.5
Experience the natural beauty of Oahu during a stress-free land and sea combo tour from Waikiki—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. You'll jump from a self-guided hike at Diamond Head to a snorkeling excursion in Hanauma Bay, traveling between attractions with ease in a comfortable private vehicle. Your tour includes bottled water, snorkeling equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.99
From
$41.99
Taking safety measures

Private Eastside Tour For 7-10 people

Private Eastside Tour For 7-10 people

Sit back, relax and see the island exactly as you wish. Easily choose from our selections of Oahu’s most beautiful not-to-be-missed sites. Your own customized tour awaits you. This tour is ideal for couples, groups, families, and those craving a more personalized island tour experience at the most affordable prices. We firmly believe that if you are going to connect with Hawaii and create lasting memories of your family vacation, you've got to get outside and experience the natural beauty that Hawaii provides. Enjoy an authentic Hawaiian Experience hiking through a dense tropical rainforest to a cascading waterfall, swimming in the most beautiful beach in USA. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
More
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$720.00
per group
From
$720.00
per group

2:15 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

2:15 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

star-4.5
Don't miss the chance of seeing some of Oahu's most exciting marine life. This tour takes you out onto the water and over tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s popular shipwrecks. As you sail, leep an eye out for honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all visible from the deck of our vessel through the boat's glass bottom.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.00
From
$35.00

Diamond Head Running Tour

Diamond Head Running Tour

star-5
Jog through Waikiki and Diamond Head's tropical environs during this 2- to 2.5-hour running tour on Oahu. With a running guide, depart from the famous Waikiki Beach and trek up to Diamond Head Lighthouse on foot. Run through the Diamond Head Crater and hike up to Diamond Head for panoramic views of the entire Honolulu downtown. Be sure to bring your camera for fantastic photo ops; listen to your guide's commentary about the area while you jog. The run covers 6-6.5 miles (9.5-11km) of hilly terrain both over pavement, trail and stairs .
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$45.08
From
$45.08

East Oahu Shoreline Drive Audio Tour

East Oahu Shoreline Drive Audio Tour

Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. This audio tour turns your phone into your tour guide with narration points that play automatically as you drive. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
From
$11.99
per group
From
$11.99
per group

URB-E Hawaii - Diamond Head Ride & Hike

URB-E Hawaii - Diamond Head Ride & Hike

star-5
Capture the beauty of Oahu and Honolulu with the Diamond Head Ride & Hike! The hike takes a little over an hour and can be done by hikers of all experience levels. Experience amazing scenery from Hawaii Kai and Kahala up to the West short of Oahu. This is one of our most popular rides and definitely one of the best ways to experience Diamond Head and the beautiful surrounding areas. We like to keep our groups small to enhance the experience. Our rides have a maximum of 6 people and consist of two tour guides per ride. **PLEASE NOTE** This ride is not recommended for riders over 65 years old unless participants are active, have better than average balance and are in good physical shape. URB-E's do NOT have pedals and require good lateral balance. Previous experience riding an e-bike, scooter or motorcycle is recommended.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$169.60
From
$169.60

Diamond Head State Monument Deluxe Tour

Diamond Head State Monument Deluxe Tour

star-3
Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu’s third largest visitor attraction, can be hard to navigate on your own. Using our self-guided audio tour, learn about the history, legends, culture, geography, plant and animal life, music and scenery of Diamond Head. The scenic, moderate 1.6 mile hike to the summit awards you with ocean views and refreshing tradewinds. You'll also receive souvenirs like a Diamond Head tote bag and "I Hiked Diamond Head" t-shirt.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$19.95
From
$19.95

Diamond Head State Monument Package

Diamond Head State Monument Package

star-5
Experience Diamond Head State Monument with a package that includes an audio hiking tour to see and learn about this crater on the island of Oahu. The package comes with an official "I Hiked Diamond Head" certificate and souvenir tag, as well as a Diamond Head tote bag and a map of the hike to the summit of the crater.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$9.95
From
$9.95