Drive along the windward coast of Oahu while taking in panoramic views of off shore islands. Visit the world famous Diamond Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, "From Here to Eternity" beach, Makapuu Lookout. Also visit Waimanalo Bay, the Pali Lookout and an ancient Hawaiian war temple.
Encounter the abundant gifts of nature and tumultuous volcanic past that have shaped the Oahu of today. An experienced ecological guide accompanies you on this unique journey of discovery. After traversing the busy city of Honolulu, proceed directly to the crater at Diamond Head. Hear captivating stories about the origins and history of this world-famous landmark, while standing within its extinct volcanic crater. Then journey along the southern coast to Hanauma Bay, which was created by ancient eruption. Your guide explains the bay’s origins and history as you savor its stark beauty.
Next, the famous Halona Point blowhole, where seawater pushing through a volcanic vent erupts into a large fountain. Keep a close watch for the seasonal giant Humpback Whales, that occasionally frequent these waters.
The Makapu’u Lookout, with its panoramic views, lies ahead. Learn about this area’s volcanic origins, as your expert guide points out its many interesting bird and plant species. A dramatic change in the island’s topography can be observed as you continue toward the windward coast. While pausing at a former war temple, now a preserved archaeological site, your guide explains many of the important food plants of the early Hawaiians. A stop at the Pali Lookout high in the Koolau Mountains provides a grand finale. Although often windswept and cloud-covered, the views are nonetheless magnificent.
Participants must be at least 5 years old.