Scenic Hamakua Coast Tour 6 hr
Easy to moderate hike
Let's start our tour at the beautiful Richardson’s Beach Park. A turtle sanctuary, Hilo’s black sand beach, and a refurbished ancient fishpond. We then drive past the infamous Ice Ponds (55 °F), which is a popular chilly dip for locals.
As we continue along the magnificent Banyon Circle Drive we enter into the beautiful Lili’uokalani “Japanese” style Gardens and 20-century post-tsunami devastation area. We pass by the sacred Moku Ola Island, which was once one of the eight places of refuge from the Kapu (conduct of laws) system on the Big Island.
Our drive continues now to the unique and temperate-tropical Hamakua Coast with a brief stop at Honoli’i premium surfing spot.
From here we are stepping to a private Coffee and Chocolate Farm! Hands-on education will delight your senses.
Turning off onto the Scenic Route we experience the breathtaking Old pathway with small waterfalls, one-way bridges, and a very lush landscape. The famous Onomea Bay and the “Sleeping Lady” in the lava rock are a treat not to be missed. The view from the cliffs of the old railroad trestle and the Hakalau Bay is exquisite - an absolute pleasure to see!
Passing through the tiny, ghostly, historical town of Wailea one encounters a true vintage Sugar-cane era village.
The Kolekole Park provides the uniqueness of a waterfall meets the
ocean waves with local fishermen and surfers at the rugged bay.
Finally, the famous Akaka Falls is 420 feet of a free-fall plunge that marks
the highlight of our tour. This is the largest waterfall in Hawaii that we can
get to on land. The easy trail goes through a coastal tropical rain forest
with rich flora and fauna, marking a wonderful adventure and crowning
point to our day.
We begin returning relaxed to Hilo.
Hilo Bay area
Private Coffee and Chocolate Farm
Wailea sugar era Village
•100% Private Eco tour in Tesla electric car or 7-passenger SUV. We reserve each for only one party of family or friends.
•Door to door transportation from Hilo area, Airport, Harbor or your accommodations within 10 miles of Hilo or Pahoa.
•Your personal certificated tour guide
•Commentary in English or French
Know Before You Book:
Pickup is flexible since our tour is private, anytime between 8 am till 12 noon. (You will receive confirmation of your exact pickup time once the booking is received.)
Our tours run rain or shine.
Children 1-year-old or younger are complimentary.
Please take walking shoes.
We support sustainable tourism and we encourage eating at the local eateries.
There will be opportunities for snack stops, restroom breaks and gift choices.
We adjust the tempo of our excursion to your group.
Our itinerary can change due to weather conditions.
A credit card is required to reserve all tours. The said credit card will be charged the full amount at the time of booking. Cancellations made 48 hours prior to the scheduled activity will be charged a $120 non-refundable booking fee.