- A tour of Hawaii’s biggest island highlighting its natural wonders
- Experience diverse range of ecosystems and climate zones of the island
- Visit the most dramatic waterfalls and scenic valleys on the island, Akaka and Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley
- Explore the famous Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden for an up-close view of the exotic flora and fauna, and a beautiful cascading waterfall
- Frequent stops for photos to take in the lush scenery, and spot green sea turtles at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
This full day nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. From desert to rainforest, pasture to dry forest, discover diverse landscapes and 8 out of 13 climate zones in the world as you traverse the island, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls, and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles.
The morning is filled with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window before visiting Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls and the famous Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities of the exotic flora and fauna.
In the afternoon, relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore. On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you’ll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay. If time permits, we may stop at a Kona Coffee Farm or the famous Punalu’u Bakery to conclude the day.
Note: Depend on weather condition, tour may operate in reverse order.
Pick up location and Time
Tour departs daily. We pick up from all resorts and hotels in Keauhou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area between 7 am to 8 am. Actual pick up time vary depending on location. Tour duration is around 11 hours. Inquire for pick up from Kona airport.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required.
Group Size: Tours are limited to maximum 13 guests per vehicle
Tour difficulty: Easy hiking over short distance. Ages 5 and older are recommended.
Included in the tour: Gourmet lunch consists of teriyaki chicken, fish, vegetables, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks and bottled water. In addition, all park entrance fees, jackets, and rain gear.
Cancellation Policy: Minimum 24 hours notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.
How much hiking do we do?
A: We will have couple easy hikes over short distance in this tour. Total hike distance is about a mile.