Tropical Puna Tour 6hr
Easy to moderate hike
We begin this tour driving through the old paniolo (cowboy) Pahoa town and visiting where the lava stopped a quarter-of-a-mile from the town in December 2014.
Then rest at the beautiful Lava Tree Park awaits us with a canopy of lush trees, hanging vines and wild orchids. We then travel to the eastern-most part of the Big Island: where the rising sun first kisses the Hawaiian Islands. Incredibly pristine air makes for a peaceful pause for a picnic. The panoramic views of untouched, pure Pacific Blue takes us along the Old Red Road. A journey through the umbrellas of ironwood trees, laced with the ubiquitous noni trees rapidly unveils geology in motion! Coming now into the devastation zone the road points to Madame Pele's recent flow in September 2018 adding hundreds of new acres of land. The final big STOP was created with over 40-foot tall black lava wall at the end of Isaac Hale Beach Park where She also deposited new black sand at Pohoiki.
Our arrival at the old fishing village of Kalapana is humbling and inspirational… This land continues to be built and changed by the unpredictable flows of lava. We walk 1/2 mile to meet the newest Black Sand Beach in the world: Kaimu Beach. This is your time to observe the hundreds of Keiki (baby) coconut trees, being planted in the new crashed lava by the joined labor of many hands of this unique community.
-We take the opportunity to visit a Noni Farm and the sacred historic Painted Church, called “the Star of the Sea.”
To complete your trip we take you back to Hilo. From here we are stopping at a private Coffee and Chocolate Farm! Hands-on education will delight your senses. Relaxed and rested we return to your drop off location.
Lava Tree Park
Scenic tropical Red Dirt Road
Kaimu Black sand beach
Devastation Zone 2018
Isaac Hale State Beach Park
-newest black sand beach in the world
Private Coffee and Cacao Farm
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.