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    Your Heavenly Hamakua adventure begins as we leave the sun soaked shores of the Kona and Kohala Coasts towards the lush rain forests found in great abundance on the east side of the island.  We’ll head up through the ranching town Waimea.  Here we'll see the vast cattle ranches that not only make up a great deal of the history of this part of the island, but the pastoral landscape as well. Our first part of our journey ends with a breath taking view of Waipio Valley.  Carved through thousands of years of erosion into the eastern flank of Kohala volcano.  Waipio is one of the greatest valleys in all of Hawaii.

    Following a delicious local snack of malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts)  at Tex Drive in Honokaa, our journey along the Hamakua coast takes us to Laupahoehoe point, where 300 foot sea cliffs surround a peninsula on both sides.  Here, the crashing windward waves of the pacific ocean carve rugged pinnacles into the coastline, greatly displaying the never-ending conflict between the land and the sea.  After some amazing photo opportunities, we’ll continue south along the lush jungle roads to Akaka Falls State Park where a beautiful walk through a rainforest leads to a stunning waterfall that plunges 442 feet into the Kolekole gulch below. On our way back from the falls we will pass through the historic sugarcane town of Honomu, a town rich in charm as well as history, where we’ll have a picnic lunch of fresh local wraps and fresh fruit at Hilo Sharks Coffee. 

    After Akaka Falls, we’ll head through the town of Hilo with it’s colonial era architecture.  We'll check out Waianuenue, or as it is known in english, Rainbow Falls.  The stunning 80 ft drop of Rainbow Falls has beckoned generations of visitors to Hilo and is a can't miss on any trip to the island's capital.  Next, we will take a glance inside a once scorching conduit of molten rock from Mauna Loa volcano known as Kaumana Caves.  Here we will discuss the importance of lava tubes in the creation of our beautiful island paradise.

    The last part of our adventure takes us up and along famous Saddle Road back to the island’s west side.  Reaching an elevation of almost 6,800 feet, we'll climb into the clouds through lush rainforests, cloud forests, high desert, and vast prairies passing through many of the Big Island’s microclimates. To top it all off we’ll be afforded stunning views of the towering Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. A fantastic way to end the day!
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    Departure Point
    Pickup will be out front of your Hotel, Rental, or Tour Bus area of Airport.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup
    • Rain Ponchos
    • Professional guide
    • Priceless Memories
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Be prepared for rain
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 10 October 2018

    We never fail to visit little Hawi and Honoka'a when we are on the Big Island. I am still calling it that even though I guess the new logo is Hawaii Island. Love the shops and eateries along the Hamakua coast and of course the...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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