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HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR

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$9.99

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HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR

Hawaii
4.9
15310 ratings
$9.99

About The Tour

See a rarely explored corner of Honolulu! Hawaii's bustling capital may be known for its beaches and high-rise buildings but did you know just a few minutes away there's a lush forest with hiking trails? On this tour, you'll visit a waterfall hike, a 200-acre garden, Honolulu's historic Chinatown district, and a lookout with stunning views of the city's skyline.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike to Manoa Falls
•⁠ Visit Tantalus Lookout
•⁠ Try local Poke
•⁠ Stroll through Lyon Arboretum
•⁠ Take a walk through Chinatown

PLEASE NOTE: Round Top Drive, a major road on this tour, is closed intermittently due to construction (as needed).

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Before 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki
Direction: Loop, ending where you began

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Sample Tour Audio

Manoa Falls Intro
Lyon Arboretum Intro
Chinese Cemetery

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Hawaii Tour Collection

$79.99 $159.98 50% off

  • SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR
  • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
  • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
  • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
  • WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR
  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP
  • NORTH SHORE KAUAI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR
  • POIPU AND KOLOA DRIVING TOUR

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4.9 (15310 Users)

Must do!

  • Rdenard
  • 3 days ago
  • iOS

We had a little trouble setting up this app and were about to throw the towel in…I am SO GLAD we didn’t! We called the support line where they gave us prompt instructions to restore the app, and we were good to go in no time. The Legendary North Shore Loop in Oahu was so informative and gave us a full day of activities to explore. We are looking at the other locations to plan our next vacation because we can’t wait to see what else this app has to offer!

Lots of great tips

  • mtg569
  • 1 week ago
  • iOS

Used Shaka for Grand Circle Island Tour in Oahu and it was awesome. Lots of great tid bits and stops. Highly recommend for this tour. However, would not recommend for Highway to Hana. Our two favorite stops of the day: the Hana Lava Tube and the Hana Farm Matket were not mentioned. And, many of the parking and pull over options were too late and we were already past them or right next to them and it was too late to stop. Also, the music between tips was sometimes a bit too sleepy.

  • James “Jay” B
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Android

This is a fantastic app for touring. We used one for Oahu and all the possible tours on the big island. While some facts and stories are repeated it works amazingly well. I cannot imagine touring without Shaka it is worth more than the cost.

Where is Honolulu located?

Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii, USA. Situated in the central Pacific Ocean, it is the capital and largest city of Hawaii. With its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and historical significance, Honolulu is a popu...

What to do in Honolulu?

Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii, USA. Situated in the central Pacific Ocean, it is the capital and largest city of Hawaii. With its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and historical significance, Honolulu is a popu...

Which Hawaiian island is Honolulu on?

Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu, one of the major Hawaiian islands. Oahu is known for its diverse landscapes, including pristine beaches, lush mountains, and vibrant urban centers. Honolulu serves as the cultural, economic, and political...

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.
Self guided audio tour

Tour FAQs

This tour starts and ends in Waikiki and travels through the lush forests of the Makiki Valley before visiting Honolulu’s bustling downtown.

Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Lyon Arboretum 
  • Chinese Cemetery 
  • Manoa Marketplace 
  • Tantalus Mountain 
  • Tantalus Lookout 
  • Tantalus Arboretum Trail
  • National Memorial of the Pacific 
  • Liliʻuokalani Botanical Garden
  • Foster Botanical Garden
  • Shimazu Shave Ice 
  • Chinatown 

For help planning your day check out our Honolulu Backyard Rainforest Tour suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!

Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray (rainforest = mosquitoes) 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise, beginning and ending in Waikiki. 

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

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Oahu Driving & Walking Tour Bundle

$29.99

$59.98 50% off
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Hawaii Tour Collection

$79.99

$159.98 50% off
  • SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR
  • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
  • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
  • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
  • WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR
  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP
  • NORTH SHORE KAUAI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR
  • POIPU AND KOLOA DRIVING TOUR

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