Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design Tours
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A guided tour of Shangri La is unlike anything else on Oahu, where the sun and sand of tropical beaches are swapped for the lavish, luxurious world of heiress Doris Duke. Here on the slopes of Diamond Head, Duke designed a soaring mansion of exquisite Islamic design—inspired by her travels in 1935 through much of the Islamic world. Over a span of nearly 60 years, Duke continued her epic travels through Iran, Egypt, and Morocco, and housed the art she’d find on her travels right here at Shangri La. Today the Islamic Art Collection includes over 2,500 pieces from across the Islamic world, and introduces visitors to cultures and styles not normally found in the tropics. On a guided tour of Shangri La, visit inside the historic home that faces out toward the ocean, and hear as docents discuss the details of archways, tile work, sculptures, and fountains that form a sense of Islamic exoticism just minutes from Waikiki. Hear tales from the life of a legendary traveler and “richest girl in the world,” who scoured the world for artistic riches and brought them here to her home.
Guided tours of Shangri La depart from the Honolulu Museum of Art. Tours begin with video presentations, and the entire experience lasts two and a half hours, with a 90-minute tour of the home.
Address: 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, USA
Hours: Tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday at 10:30am, 12pm, and 1:30pm.
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Learn about Hawaiian history and experience the beauty of Oahu on a half-day bike tour from Waikiki. Ride to Diamond Head Crater, hike to the top of the dormant volcano, get great photo ops, and have lunch at the base of Diamond Head. You'll see local landmarks like Doris Duke's mansion, hidden beaches, panoramic ocean vistas, and more. Includes bike rental, helmet, lunch, water/sports drink, and Hawaiian snacks.
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Attention Guests: With the coronavirus outbreak, we have changes our tours to PRIVATE TOURS only until further notice. Ride bike easy and exercise moderately with your professional friendly informative Fitness guide. Immerse yourself into Hawaii's healthy lifestyle and its culture with this amazing pedal-assist electric bike tour. Roll up Manoa valley with dazzling views and neighborhoods with to the trailhead. We hike on up to the waterfalls through an exotic tropical jungle that has been used in many major movies. After our 1.5 hour hike, we roll down to our favorite Manoa valley cafe for an inclusive healthy lunch, Just add a check of personal value to your amazing Hawaii vacation.
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What are Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design hours of operation?
Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design hours of operation: Tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday at 10:30am, 12pm, and 1:30pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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