Although Hawaii is famous for its beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and tons of watersports under the sunny blue skies, it also offers miles on end of hiking trails featuring spectacular waterfalls, volcanoes, and amazing wildlife. This third largest island, Oahu, has more than 236 trails scattered throughout the island, ranging from easy to advanced so everyone can find something they like. Join your guide for a day of exploring the wilderness, walk through lush green rainforests, hike to the Ka’au Crater, and witness the breathtaking beauty of the island. If you came to Hawaii because you want a jungle hike, this is it. After the hike, relax and enjoy the local culture as you explore Honolulu, the state capital. Find out more about top 5 hikes loved by locals on Oahu from Nandor Szotak, Hawaii hiking guide and founder of Hungaro Explorer.

  • Pushes you out of your comfort zone, but gives you the time of your life

  • Hiking through the jungle and in terrain that is full of excitement

  • Miles of beautiful beaches, waterfalls, caves, and volcanoes

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Beginner 3-Hour Hawaii Sunrise Tour
Mar 26 onwards
Intermediate 5-Hour Ko’olau Summit Tour
Mar 26 onwards
Intermediate 6-Hour Ko'olau Tallest Tour
Mar 26 onwards
Intermediate to Advanced 5-Hour Three Peaks Tour
Mar 26 onwards
Advanced 5-Hour Three Waterfalls Tour
Mar 26 onwards
Advanced 8-Hour Top of the Island Tour
Mar 26 onwards

Meet your guides

Nandor Szotak
Nandor Szotak
Nandor is an avid hiker on Oahu and owner of Hungaro Explorer. Hawaii has been home for many years and in that time he has volunteered in a Hawaiian trail and mountain club, volunteered as search and rescue, and has helped with local trail maintenance....
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Hungaro Explorer
Hungaro Explorer
Hungaro Explorer is a Hawaii hiking tour company located in Oahu that will guide you through the best parts of this tropical paradise! Join your expert local guide and bring home some unforgettable memories. Your guides know plenty of great travel tips...
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5.00 (6 reviews)
Jamie Solano about Nandor Szotak on 57hours

Cannot speak highly enough about Nandor and our overall experience with 57 Hours. Nandor was super communicative, highly knowledgeable and it felt like we were spending the day with a friend. We did 2 hikes with him…after seeing our skill level, he helped us pick a second hike that really challenged us and gave me an experience that was not only an unforgettable hike/climb, but really evolved who I am as a hiker and taught me something about myself! If I could give him more stars I most certainly would! Absolutely love this company and will certainly continue to be a regular from here on out! We did the 3 Waterfalls and 3 Peaks hikes on Oahu and I could not before pleased with our choices. We got 2 very different experiences that really showed multiple landscapes and were fun and challenging in their own ways. Make sure you are comfortable with a little climbing mixed in with your hiking…especially for 3 Peaks! This excursion is not for the faint of heart, but I highly recommend you not pass it up!

Carmen Sanchez Cumming about Nandor Szotak on 57hours

Nandor was our guide for the Waterfalls Tour and he was an excellent guide. He is very experienced and knowledgable and made sure this was one of the best hiking experiences I\’ve ever had. The waterfalls and views at the top are fantastic. The Waterfalls Tour was challengin but definitely worth it!

An amazing experience
NathalieP79 about Hungaro Explorer on TripAdvisor

We had a fantastic and amazing experience with Hungaro Explorer. we explored a part of Oahu, near from Honolulu. we discovered different aspects of nature on our trail of the three Waterfalls. Nandor our guide is experimented and prepared our expedition really well. I highly recommend Hungaro Explorer. Don’t miss the oportunity of discovering more than the touristic places of Oahu. Nathalie from Switzerland

Superior hike with Nandor !!!!!!
RoknRollTraveler about Hungaro Explorer on TripAdvisor

My daughter (23 y/o) and I recently did a 3-4 hour waterfall tour with Nandor. As a guide he’s probably one of the best we’ve ever had. He’s extremely friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and capable. He is very much safety oriented. It is important to have good hiking boots / shoes for these hikes and thankfully he was very clear about this before we came to Hawaii. We will definitely have him again and again the next time we return !!!!

Hiking Adventure
shaynaannee about Hungaro Explorer on TripAdvisor

My father and I went on a tour with Nandor and it was an absolutely amazing experience. He is extremely personable and he is knowledgeable about the trails and the nature that surrounds it. We are from Florida and aren’t used to hiking in altitude and Nandor chose the perfect hike. We are in decently good shape but he made sure to ask if we needed a break as necessary. We went on a trail that locals usually take showing us the true Hawaiian hiking experience. I would definitely recommend him to you and my own friends looking for a great guide who will show you a great time.

Best guide for all of your hiking adventures in Oahu!
Jenny T about Hungaro Explorer on TripAdvisor

My friend and I just did the Moanalua valley to the top of the haiku stairs hike today and Nandor was our amazing guide! Nandor knows his way around really well and he definitely came prepared. We got some rain in the morning and he even brought an extra rain jacket for us in case we needed it. Because it rained, it was extremely muddy. My hiking boots just didn’t have enough traction on them for the slippery mud and Nandor actually brought spikes to attach to my shoes which helped me get through the muddy terrain. I ended up destroying them but he was super chill about it. He also brought his own rope in case we needed it for the steep inclines/descents. This 10 mile hike was one of the most challenging ones I’ve done because of the slippery mud and Nandor is the only one I would trust to take us all the way up there. He has such a positive spirit and attitude! His enthusiasm and passion for hiking and exploration was inspiring! We had great conversations and he even took awesome photos of us, edited them and sent it to us the same day!! Honestly one is the best experiences I’ve had! Thank you so much Nandor!! If you’re looking for adventure, Nandor is definitely your guy!!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Hawaii, please visit Hawaii Tourism Authority website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local Oahu hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • A half or full day of hiking depending on your chosen itinerary
    • Adventure photos 

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation (can be provided for an additional fee, contact us for more information)
    • Accommodations
    • Meals and snacks
  • You need to be able to hike for a full day, carrying a daypack and walking in water, depending on the Oahu hiking tour you select. Each day trip, you’ll hike between three and eight hours. The terrain can be muddy and challenging and the weather unpredictable. On occasion you will have to scramble and tackle rope sections.That said, if you are looking for adventure and up to the task of full-day trekking, you’ll be rewarded immensely! 

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Shorts or long pants
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Mosquito repellent
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • This Hawaii hiking tour usually hosts five guests and one guide.
      • Pricing is per person, and the cost decreases as your group grows, making it the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for the tours to operate but you can book a private guide alone for a price for 2 people.

    If your hiking party is larger than five people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • Anyone over the age of 18 can join these day-hiking tours
      • Minors under the age of 18 may be allowed to join a hike on a case-by-case basis.

    If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to 48 hours in advance, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus a Fifty Dollar ($50) administration fee. For cancellations anytime less than 48 hours in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
  • To get to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, most people fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL), which is Hawaii’s major airport. From there, you can take a taxi to your accommodation. Generally, a taxi ride will cost between $30 and $50 to Waikiki, and depending on traffic, the ride takes about 15 minutes.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. Your guide will provide transportation to and from the activities locations if two or more people book the adventure.

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