During this small group sightseeing tour you will explore the lush tropical landscape of Hamakua where beautiful waterfalls have been forged into the Big Island over time. Discover East Hawaii as we take a step back in time while you travel through the rustic sugar plantation towns of the Hamakua Heritage Corridor with dramatic sea cliffs, lush rainforest, majestic waterfalls and the famous Waipio valley.
Experience the amazing diversity of the windward side of Hawaii with an experienced and friendly tour guide.
As the tour begins we head north out of Hilo along the scenic Hamakua Heritage Corridor to Onomea Bay. Here we will enjoy a short walk through the botanical landscape of Akaka Falls State Park to view a 442 foot waterfall.
Next, we continue along the coastline with views of lush rainforest valleys, waterfalls and impressive seacliffs with a stop at the Laupahoehoe Point tsunami memorial. Then, take a break at a local cafe serving island specialities including the famous malasada.
Conclude your day with a drive through the country town of Honoka'a to take in breathtaking views at Waipio Valley lookout.
Throughout the tour your knowledgable and friendly tour guide will enchant you with the rich ancient history and folklore of your destinations. This authentic tour will allow you to experience a piece of old Hawaii and taste the flavors that the local people love to enjoy!
Transportation is provided in either a 6 passenger mini-van or 14 passenger full-size van, all vehicles are clean and comfortable rides. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawai’i state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking)
We provide transportation directly from Hilo Harbor for cruise ship passengers. If you are flying to the island for a one-day trip, please make your travel arrangements to and from Hilo International Airport. Transportation is provided directly from Hilo hotels.
If you are staying in Kona we will make arrangements to meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal.
A FULL REFUND will be issued for any cancellation notice received 48 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the tour. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the start of the tour will be charged in full. If your cruise ship cancels port or we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will issue you a full refund.
We reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all of our guests.