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Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum Tours and Tickets

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Twenty minutes. That’s all the time that is takes to be transported from the white sand beaches of Waikiki, up to the waterfall-laden wilds at the back of Manoa Valley. Here, where cliffs rise vertically over 2,000 feet and it rains nearly every day, visitors will find one of Hawaii’s foremost tropical botanical gardens. Managed by nearby University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum spans 193 acres and has over 5,000 species of plants. Given the cool, wet conditions—it rains over 165 inches per year here—the forested amphitheater is the perfect setting for researching tropical plants.

Take an hour to stroll from the parking lot back to Inspiration Point, and reap the rewards of the casual walk with a view looking out at the valley. Along the journey you might encounter up to 25 species of birds, including the endangered amakihi which calls the arboretum home. There are over 200 species of indigenous plants found growing in the arboretum, and rather than being just pretty to look at, this garden is used to educate landscapers about recognizing species of plant species. While ecologists and botanists will be in plant heaven, other visitors will enjoy the hike back to ‘Aihualama Falls. The trail to this waterfall is just over a mile, and the feeling of sitting by the 40 foot falls, the sound of birdsong raining from the trees, in a garden that’s home to thousands of plant species, really lets you know that you’ve left the city are fully immersed in the forest.

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Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm
3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822
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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Oahu Tour Bundle comes with six socially-distanced self-guided audio tours: • Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour (6-8 hour tour) • East Oahu Shoreline Drive (6-8 hour tour) • Honolulu’s Backyard Rainforest Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Legendary North Shore Loop (6-8 hour tour) • Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) • Historic Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) The app uses GPS to navigate you to historic sites, popular attractions, famous beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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Go City: Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions and Tours

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Go City: Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions and Tours

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The Oahu All-Inclusive Pass by Go City gives you access to over 40 top attractions and tours at one low price! Visit the popular sights at Pearl Harbor, get cultural at the Polynesian Cultural Center, snorkel among the colourful fishes and reefs, or stretch with some morning yoga under the palm trees. Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned Hawaii traveler, Go City pass offers a whole new way to discover the island. Simply save your pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device (or print it at home and take with you), browse the digital guide for instructions and place reservations in advance where needed, display it at each attraction to be scanned on the day and you are in – no cash needed! Choose from a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7-days pass, which can be used anytime over a 2-week period starting from your first attraction visit or tour. Pick a 3+ day pass and you'll also get one premium attraction of your choice including a traditional Hawaiian Luau.
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Oahu: Honolulu's Backyard Rainforest Driving Tour

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Take a ride with Shaka Guide as we visit some of Honolulu's most iconic spots. We will explore the gorgeous and green Manoa valley before driving up and back from Tantalus mountain for some breathtaking city views
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Manoa Waterfalls Hike with Local Guide

Manoa Waterfalls Hike with Local Guide

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See what the locals know on this hike to Manoa falls. Ideal for relatively fit and adventurous travelers who want to get out into nature and see how truly beautiful this island is. Hike or run with your guide along the 2.5-mile (4 km) off-road trail to Manoa Falls - an impressive 150-foot (46 m) high waterfall. Hike through bamboo forests and stop to admire tropical botanicals and enjoy refreshing snacks along the way.
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Nature and You: Manoa Valley Hike with Waterfall

Nature and You: Manoa Valley Hike with Waterfall

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The lush Manoa Valley Rainforest, home to a 150-foot (45-meter) waterfall, is a star attraction on Oahu, having been featured in movies such as 'Jurassic Park.' Getting there independently can be tricky, so join this guided tour that takes you there along an easy trail while introducing you to interesting Hawaiian cultural facts and history. Includes a healthy lunch made with local, organic products. Your lunch options are Pastrami Sandwich, Tuna Sandwich, Veggie Sandwich, or an Acai Bowl all from Andy's sandwiches. Please specify your choice in the "Special Requirements" field during checkout.
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Lyon Arboretum hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm. 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.