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Waipio Valley Waterfall Tour

Location: Kona, Big Island

Explore majestic Waipio Valley, gorgeous Hamakua Coast, and multiple stunning waterfalls on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii on this full day of fun and exciting adventure. Discover the island’s diverse natural beauty, including multiple waterfalls, lush rain forests, and rugged sea cliffs as your guide shares history and legends.

What to Expect

After pick up in Kona and Kohala area hotels, head toward Waipio Valley while passing through Waimea and Parker Ranch, before switching to a 4WD van to descend into majestic Waipio Valley. As we traverse shallow river streams and pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna, our guide will share the stories and legends of this special place while you marvel at Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, Hi’ilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley. If weather permits, you can swim under 60-foot tall Kulaniapia private waterfall that appeared in several Hollywood movies

Afterwards, you will marvel at the rugged sea cliffs and mile-long black sand beach as you head back to Waipio Valley lookout for the stunning views as you enjoy a picnic-style lunch.

In the afternoon, we continue the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummets 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. In Hilo, you will visit the famous Rainbow Falls and descend into ancient lava caves.

The adventure ends with the return to Kona or Kohala Coast resorts via Saddle Road nestled between the world’s tallest sea mountain, Mauna Kea, and the world’s most massive mountain.


  • Kona and Kohala transportation
  • 2 hour access to the remote Waipio Valley
  • 4wd tour to 1300ft waterfall
  • Swim at a 60ft private waterfall on this tour.
  • Local style picnic lunch and snacks
  • Bottled water and juices
  • All park entrance fees
  • Mosquito repellent and rain gear
  • Tour down the Hamakua Coastline and Hilo
  • Visit Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls in Hilo
  • Descent into an ancient lava cave in Hilo


  • Please bring a swimsuit
  • wear comfortable summer clothing
  • Covered walking shoes are recommended.
  • Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 guests per vehicle
  • Easy hiking over short distance.
  • All ages welcome, however ages 5 and older are recommended.


10 hours


Pick up from all Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala Resorts

Cancellation Policy

Full price will be charged for cancellations and “no shows” unless we receive prior notice as follows: One to five guests – 24 hours; Six or more guests – 48 hours; Private charters – 72 hours.

Please be advised that we do require a minimum number of four participants on all of our tours. Although your booking has been created, the tour may be canceled due to low participation in the rare event. We will attempt to contact you and give advanced warning to any possible tour changes or cancellations.

All tours canceled due to low participation are eligible for a full refund at the time of cancellation. In the event a tour must be canceled, we are happy to offer different times or dates that will confirm the excursion will take place.