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Koʻolau Range Tours and Activities

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Stretching from just behind Honolulu to Oahu’s Windward (eastern) coastline, the Ko’olau Range is not actually a mountain range at all. Instead, the undulating green and vertical slopes which top out at 3,100 feet, are just one side the ancient, massive Ko’olau shield volcano. The other half of the volcano collapsed into the ocean millennia ago. The Ko’olau Range acts as a wind block for points inland, stopping clouds along the coast and causing regular rains. But here, rain is a good thing: Residents and locals delight as the Ko’olau’s creased face fills with hundreds of thin white waterfalls and Hawaii’s iconic rainbows arch across the sky.

The best places to experience the grandeur of the Ko’olau Range are themselves elevated. The Pali Road, connecting Kailua to downtown Honolulu, winds up, into and, in some instances, through, the Ko’olaus via tunnels bored directly into the cliff face. Be sure to stop and take in the view from several scenic stop-offs along the way. The Likelike Highway and Interstate H-3 also run through the Ko’olau Range. The popular but family-friendly hike to Makapu’u Point overlooking a historic lighthouse, is recommended and from the top affords sweeping views of the Ko’olaus behind Waimanalo and heading north to Kaneohe Bay.

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Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

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Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 20 people or fewer, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green sea turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head, and Makapu’u Beach during this day-long outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
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Grand Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

Grand Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles

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Circle most of the island of Oahu on a full-day tour by minibus with limited passengers, a smaller group than typical island coach tours. With an informative guide, you’ll make about a dozen stops, including the chance to see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural habitat during an hour of snorkeling on Oahu’s North Shore. Get a comprehensive overview of top attractions such as Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, Halona Blowhole and the Dole Plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Waikiki is included. Please call to arrange it after booking.
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  • 8 hours
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Oahu Circle Island Adventure from Waikiki

Oahu Circle Island Adventure from Waikiki

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Explore Oahu with a small group and a guide in a climate-controlled vehicle. This tour is designed for visitors who want to see the best of the island but have limited time. Leave the hassles of driving and logistics to your guide and enjoy the comprehensive itinerary that includes stops at the Byodo-In Temple, secluded beaches, Hanauma Bay, Diamond Head, a local lunch spot, and so much more.
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  • 8 hours
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Oʻahu: North Shore Adventure Helicopter Tour from Turtle Bay
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Oʻahu: North Shore Adventure Helicopter Tour from Turtle Bay

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Hop into a state-of-the-art helicopter for an aerial excursion over Oahu's North Shore. Your scenic tour of premier coastline and waterfalls takes off from Turtle Bay in the morning or afternoon. Hover above Kahana Bay and Waimea Bay, and see the surfer paradise of Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach. A certified pilot points out sights like Sacred Falls and the Ko‘olau Mountains. 
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Oʻahu: Valleys and Waterfall Explorer from Turtle Bay

Oʻahu: Valleys and Waterfall Explorer from Turtle Bay

Soar over Oahu’s northeastern coastline aboard a 4-passenger chopper. The 30-minute tour covers world renowned surf spots and a hidden waterfall. Adventure awaits with areal views of Kahana Bay, Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, the Ko‘olau Mountains, Sacred Falls and Kāneʻohe Bay. And — if you’re feeling even more adventurous — upgrade to land on a mountain ridge for a scenic photo op.
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Complete Island Tour & Sunrise Photo Experience
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Complete Island Tour & Sunrise Photo Experience

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See Hawaii's best and most beautiful attractions during this incredible tour that's designed with the photographer in mind. Spend 10 hours navigating breathtaking landscapes, Hawaiian sunrise, navigating the picturesque coast of Oahu and seeking out green sea turtles. This tour allows travelers to stop often and ensures visitors leave having captured the best images of this iconic island.
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour

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Take postcard-worthy pictures of Hawaii on this half-day Oahu photography tour. Travel with a small group around the island and learn techniques from a professional photographer who serves as your guide. Capture popular sights with your camera, including Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, the Nu‘uanu Pali lookout and more. Round-trip transport by minivan is included from Waikiki hotels.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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O‘ahu Highlights Private Guided Tour: Landmarks & Architecture
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O‘ahu Highlights Private Guided Tour: Landmarks & Architecture

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Just arrived and don’t know what to see first? Take a relaxing 3-hour ride to Honolulu’s most iconic landmarks followed by jaw-dropping views as the venture continues across Southern O‘ahu’s mountainous highways. Our tours are private and just for your group!
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Should I book Koʻolau Range tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Koʻolau Range can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Koʻolau Range tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Koʻolau Range 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Koʻolau Range costs USD 90.00. Guided Koʻolau Range tours start around USD 90.00 per person. See all 8 Koʻolau Range tickets and tours on Viator.
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