Diamond Head Crater Hike

Tour Date

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your
tour departure. within 48 hours, please call us at (808) 371-0432

Tour Time

Adult (13 +)

Child (2-12)

Lap Child (under 2) Free

Hotel Name

Tour 409

Tour #409: Diamond Head Crater Hike

( Includes Transportation R/T from Waikiki Hotels ) 

Per Person Charges Special Online Price
Adult (13 +) $16.00 USD
Child (2-12) $16.00 USD
Lap Child (under 2) Free $0


About Your Tour

Operates: Daily

Tour time: 6:20am, 8:20am, 10:20am,

Location: Oahu,, Duration: Open, Departs from: Major hotels in Waikiki

Daily Shuttle Service to World Famous Diamond Head Crater

Departure Times:

  • Depart Waikiki at 6:20am & Diamond Head at 8:40am

  • Depart Waikiki at 8:20am & Diamond Head at 10:40pm

  • Depart Waikiki at 10:20am & Diamond Head at 12:20pm


In the early 1800s, British sailors mistakenly thought the calcite crystals in the lava rocks they saw glimmering from a distance were diamonds, hence the name. Diamond Head is a volcano that has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760 foot summit.

The hike is considered easy to moderate in exertion. It is certainly worth it for the breathtaking, unparalleled view of the coastline. A must-see for any visitor!

This moderate hike ascends to the top of Diamond Head via a series of switchbacks. Although rated ias an easy to moderate hike, the staircases at the end are challenging for visitors not in peak shape and might leave you breathless even before you get a look at the gorgeous views from the top. But the rave reviews are nearly universal—this hike is well worth the effort!

Even if rising at dawn is the last thing you want to do on vacation, definitely consider the earliest departure times for the Diamond Head Crater Hike. It doesn't take long before the day heats up and makes the hike even more strenuous. And because it's such a popular destination, it can get crowded at the narrower stretches of the path as more visitors arrive throughout the day.

Tour package

Includes transportation, complimentary bottle of water, map/brochure of Diamond Head and park fees*


New Year's Day and Christmas Day.

All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes, bring a hat and sunscreen, and drink lots of water. The ascent should take about 30 minutes, depending on how often you stop, leaving you with about 45 minutes explore at the top of the crater before heading back down to meet the shuttle back to Waikiki.

Consuela in Hawaii writes, "The hike up Diamond Head can certainly be hard if you are out of shape...I am...but I managed to keep up with my kids and the traffic and make it to the top in 35 minutes."

Bring your camera if you have one - the summit offers amazing views of Honolulu! And don't forget a little spending money... the snack cart at the base has tasty rewards for your workout.


It is important to be at your pick-up location at the time specified, as they are on a schedule to accommodate all customers and are not able to return to pick up missed customers.

Stay on the trail, and wear appropriate footgear and sunscreen. Don't forget your camera and bring your binoculars along if you have them!


Participants should not have a serious fear of heights.

Not recommended for persons with heart, neck, back, or joint problems.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the day of service and will result in a 10% credit card service charge. Cancellations made in a shorter period of time (less than 24 hours prior to the day of service) will result in a 100% charge being incurred/No refund. No shows will incur full charges/NO REFUND.

Tours and activity prices, departure times, departure locations, descriptions and other information on Hawaii Tour Adventures website are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. For reservations within 48 hours please call: (808) 371-0432

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