On this 2-hour tour along the beautiful Pacific Ocean you climb past the historic lighthouse that stands guard on the weathered brow of Diamond Head and travel to the secluded and picturesque Cromwell’s beach.
What to Expect
Since the fictional land of Shangri-La was first described in the novel Lost Horizon, the mere mention of the name has conjured up visions of an earthly utopia. In 1935, 22-year old Doris Duke, heiress to the vast Duke tobacco fortune, came to Hawaii on her honeymoon with husband James Cromwell. It was here on the slopes of Diamond Head that she found the site for the estate she planned to build. The estate she would latter name Shangri-La.
On this 2-hour tour along the beautiful Pacific Ocean you climb past the historic lighthouse that stands guard on the weathered brow of Diamond Head and travel to the secluded and picturesque Cromwell’s beach. Come prepared to take a dip. As the ocean doorstep of Duke’s Shangri-La estate, she could often be found swimming behind the breakwater or paddling out to surf with her good friend Duke Kahanamoku. Along the way you’ll also be treated to some of the best views on the island from the Amelia Earhart lookout. There are plenty of interesting sights and a few scandalous stories your guide can share with you during several short stops on your journey.
While Diamond Head Hill poses an epic final challenge to tens of thousands of runners in the Honolulu Marathon each year, you’ll hardly notice on one of our 48-volt Pon-e Trikkes. The original carving machine is just as much fun slaloming downhill as it is bombing up the hill with the help of its powerful high-torque electric motor. A short in-store orientation by one of our trained and experienced guides and you’ll be ready to go. Join for an informative, fun and relaxing ride to see some of Honolulu’s most stunning scenery and hidden beaches.
- Electric Trikke Pon-e 48v
- Rider orientation
- Professional tour guide
- Nutcase brand helmet
- Bottle of water
- Tote bags for storage of personal items
- Rain poncho (if needed)
What's Not Included
- Tour photos (for extra charge)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Sun block
King's Village Shopping Center
131 Kaiulani Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Second Floor, unit 28
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Know Before You Go
• Remember to bring proper footwear. Flipflops, high healed shoes and loose clothing are not appropriate.
• You are not allowed to use any type of electronic device while on the Trikke.
• Helmet-mounted GoPros are available to rent and there are set stops on each tour for pictures.
• Please be aware of pedestrians as they always have the right of way.