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Waimea Valley Tours

Waimea Valley
Filled with lush tropical plants and a waterfall, Waimea Valley is a secluded valley turned botanical garden and cultural hub. Visit to learn about native Hawaiian species, take part in workshops, and stroll to Waimea Falls. The 45-foot (13-meter) waterfall offers photo opportunities and the chance to cool off.

The Basics
Once an adventure park, Waimea Valley is now owned by a nonprofit and focused on the conservation of natural and cultural sites. The garden boasts more than 5,000 botanicals surrounding historic ceremonial sites and recreated traditional dwellings. Waimea Valley is a popular stop on island tours. Visiting with a guide adds to your understanding of the valley’s culture, history, and plants. A walk to the waterfall is commonly included on waterfall-centric and photography-focused tours. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Swimming at the waterfall is permitted in some conditions. Life jackets are required and provided by a lifeguard at the waterfall. 
  • The path to the waterfall is paved and wheelchair accessible, but some of the paths through the garden have steep stairs. There is also a shuttle that runs from the visitor center to the falls. 
  • There is limited Wi-Fi throughout the valley but no cell service. 
  • You can bring a picnic lunch, dine at the visitor center restaurant, or get food at the snack shop by the falls.
How to Get There
Waimea Valley is located on Oahu’s north shore, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Waikiki, for about an hour’s drive. If driving, take the Kamehameha Highway to Waimea Bay Beach Park and turn onto Waimea Valley Road. You can skip the hassle of driving—and enjoy the sights along the way—by booking a guided tour of the valley.   

When to Get There
To see Waimea Falls at its most impressive visit in winter (rainy season). If you want a better chance of being able to swim at the falls, visit in summer, which is drier. Regularly scheduled botanical tours are offered daily on Thursday and on the first and third Sunday of the month—check the site for timing. Contact the park to arrange a cultural tour.

Make the Most of a Visit to Waimea Falls 
Waimea Falls is located just under a mile (1.2 kilometers) from the visitor center, and the walk and falls are likely to be a highlight of your Waimea Valley trip. If you want to swim at the falls, call the park in advance to check the conditions—swimming is limited to certain water levels. If you plan to swim, bring water shoes to protect against the jagged rocks. Changing rooms are located at the falls.

Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA
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Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Waikiki

Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Waikiki

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Spend the day immersed in small town Hawaii on an intimate tour of the North shore. See famous big wave surfing beaches, explore the quaint surfing village of Haleiwa town, and enjoy a traditional Hawaiian lunch. Take an easy hike to Waimea waterfalls and swim below the rushing water. Explore Waimea Valley botanical gardens and see the fragrant flowers used to make traditional lei. This tour is ideal for visitors wanting to see a slower pace side of the island.
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  • 6 hours
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Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay

Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay

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This tour allows you to see the sights of the North Shore of Oahu, including Hanauma Bay. During this full-day tour, ride in a mini-bus to the Dole Plantation, Turtle Town, Waimea Bay, and the Banzai Pipeline. Snorkel and swim in the famously aqua waters. Pickup and drop-off at Waikiki hotels included.
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  • 9 hours
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$139.00
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Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours

Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours

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Make the most out of your trip to paradise with the Go Oahu Pass, available for 1- to 7-day use over the course of two weeks. This Oahu pass offers free admission to over 30 attractions, beach activities, and tours—all to be enjoyed at your own relaxed pace. You’ll also receive discounts to local restaurants and shops, along with a free pocket guidebook. No redemption is required with your pass, just save your pass (ticket) on your mobile device and explore Oahu at your leisure. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 7 days
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North Shore Activities Tour

North Shore Activities Tour

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Exchange Waikiki for Oahu’s North Shore on a day trip aboard the Surf Bus. Hop off at all the hot spots including the surfing beaches of Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay. Choose from one activity and lunch or two activities like snorkeling, bike riding, a waterfall swim, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), learning to surf, or relaxing on the beach. A guide points out the green sea turtles, and you have time to explore Haleiwa Town.
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  • 8 hours
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Circle Island Tour

Circle Island Tour

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Enjoy the best of Oahu on this multifaceted day trip. First, tour the Dole plantation and sample fresh pineapple ice cream. Visit a beach with sea turtles, enjoy macadamia nuts straight from the tree, and go snorkeling. You can also choose between free time at Waimea Bay or a hike through gardens and a reconstructed Hawaiian village to Waimea Falls.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Circle Island Adventure from Ko'olina

Circle Island Adventure from Ko'olina

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Experience the tropical beauty and a warm Aloha welcome on this full-day, small-group tour (max 11). Visit some of the islands most beautiful sights like Byodo-In Buddhist temple, Halona Blowhole, and North Shore beaches. Stop for lunch in Waimea Valley and have time to explore the area. This tour is ideal for your first few days on Oahu to get a comprehensive overview of the island and discover which locations you’d like to spend more time at during your stay.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Circle Island Sunset Photo Tour

Private Circle Island Sunset Photo Tour

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This comprehensive tour of Oahu hits many of the island’s most iconic locations such as the Dole Plantation, Waimea Valley, Shark's Cove, Byodo-In Temple, Halona Blowhole, and more. You’ll also visit several beaches where you’ll have time to take photos. Along the way, sample tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, coconut water, and other island fare.
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  • 11 hours
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North Shore Biking Adventure

North Shore Biking Adventure

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Travel from Honolulu to the North Shore of Oahu for a full-day tour that includes a bike tour along the Seven Mile Miracle, a world-class surfing destination. Stop at Kualoa Park's Dinosaur Mountain, Turtle Beach, the old town of Haleiwa, and a beach where you can swim and snorkel. Includes lunch, bike and snorkel equipment, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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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.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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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.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Private Circuit Island Sunrise Photo Tour

Private Circuit Island Sunrise Photo Tour

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Enjoy this amazing all inclusive tour with a private company of loved ones, explore and capture every shade of Hawai'i starting off with a beautiful sunrise. Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel. No other tour will provide such an abundance of breathtaking sights in one day. Let us guide you through an amazing 11-hour circuit of Oahu covering all major sights and a few more hidden ones! Explore over 25 locations around the island, capture an eagles eye view of Makapu'u Beach, gaze upon lush green valleys from jaw dropping cliff's where ancient Hawaiian battles took place, and see magnificent sea turtles resting on the famous beaches of North Shore with daring surfers taking on monstrous waves. Along the journey explore and learn about Hawaiian culture and its rich and colorful history from our knowledgeable guides and become an expert at photographing Hawai'i.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Private Northshore Tour For 5-8 people

Private Northshore Tour For 5-8 people

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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, snorkel with turtles. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Oahu Eco Adventure Tour

Oahu Eco Adventure Tour

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Our Eco-Adventure Tour is one of the most exciting and sought-after on Oahu! This extravagant and activity-filled island tour features a historical guided journey of Waimea Valley, a refreshing waterfall swim, and a chance to stand-up paddleboard on the Anahulu river or shop through historic Haleiwa Town. Enjoy a delicious lunch with North Shore favorites and Hawaii’s famous shaved ice. Round off your day checking out the surfing beaches of the North Shore, the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, and the breathtaking view of the Pali Lookout.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Emerald North Shore Photo Tour

Private Emerald North Shore Photo Tour

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Explore the spectacular North Shore in the early morning hours, this wonderful tour specializes in discovering all the stunning emerald color water & white sand beaches of North Shore, includes a free photo session! Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Circle Island Tour

Private Circle Island Tour

This is a private and customized tour. If it’s not on the list then you can add it on if it’s legal lol.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Audio Driving Tour

Oahu Grand Circle Island Audio Driving Tour

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Shaka Guide's Circle Island Tour takes you on a journey around Oahu stopping at famous surf spots, the island's famed North Shore, a quaint beach town and even a waterfall hike! This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to popular spots and local gems. With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the places you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Oahu with over 1.5K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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North Shore Waterfall & Adventure

North Shore Waterfall & Adventure

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For an all-around Hawaiian adventure come with us into the heart of the North Shore. The North Shore of Oahu is a land of old sugar plantations, Hawaiian legends, and natural beauty. The excursion begins with a scenic drive to Waimea valley. Stroll through the botanical gardens as your interpretive guide takes you on a journey through time as you learn the history and culture of such a storied place. Finish off your walk by taking a refreshing dip in a beautiful waterfall at the back of the valley. We then make our way to our favorite beach for a quick stop before eating at a local shrimp truck. No visit would be complete without visiting Haleiwa. Filled with local style and country ambiance, as well as cool surf shops and boutiques, charming art galleries and understated restaurants housed in plantation-era buildings. Cool off with a shaved ice after a day in the sun or shopping at boutiques filled with unique gifts that will allow you to bring back a piece of Hawaii with you.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Your Private North Shore Tours

Your Private North Shore Tours

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Get more out of your time in Oahu by going on a private North Shore tour. You won’t have to worry about booking transport as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. A private tour means you can customize your day based on your interests, and choose which sites you want to visit. Potential attractions include visiting Haleiwa Town, Waimea Valley Falls, spotting turtles, going snorkeling, or visiting Dole Plantation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Ko'Olina

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Get away from the tourist center of the island and spend the morning exploring the Oahu’s countryside on the North Shore. Visit famous big waves beaches like Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach and explore the quaint surf town of Haleiwa. stop for lunch in Waimea Valley, and take a dip at Waimea Falls. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to see some of the island's natural beauty and visit less touristy spots.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Northshore Tour For 1-4 people

Private Northshore Tour For 1-4 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, snorkel with turtles. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$600.00
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Private Northshore Tour For 11-14 people

Private Northshore Tour For 11-14 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!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,240.00
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Private Northshore Tour For 9-11 people

Private Northshore Tour For 9-11 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, snorkel with turtles. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$1,050.00
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Local Expert Private Tours

Local Expert Private Tours

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Make the most of your precious time in Hawaii with a private Oahu tour that you can customize to your own interests. Whether you want to see beaches, go for a hike, or check out historical attractions, you can enjoy a day the way you want with a private guide. Possible things to see and do include Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, a coffee farm, the North Shore, or downtown sites.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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$200.00
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Your Private Circle Island Tours

Your Private Circle Island Tours

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This private Circle Island tour lets you see the best Oahu has to offer in just one day. Along with a guide, head to local-only beaches, world-class shopping centers, and stunning vista points. Because this is a private tour, it can be customized to perfectly fit your group’s interests over the course of a half-, full-, or long-day excursion.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.00
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