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“The Way to Go!”
Review of Wild Orchid Tours

Wild Orchid Tours
Ranked #22 of 48 Tours in Hilo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our company specializes in Private Eco tours on the Big Island. We offer our guests ground expeditions in SUV, with up to 7 passengers.Our tours are personal and family oriented, and we are always open to the necessities of our clients.With Wild Orchid Tours you can experience old Hawaii on safe and easy walks, moderate or more vigorous hikes.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We (family affair 6 of us from 18 to 80) were flying in for the day from Maui. Using TripAdvisor we found Wild Orchid Tours and Lee. Wanting to avoid renting a car and figuring our way around Hilo we decided a guided tour would be the way to go and Lee did not disappoint. From picking us up right on time to dropping us off with a comfortable cushion the entire day cruised by. Lee showed us things that we never would of found on our own, from local beaches with traditional Hawaiin fishing pools (where we found a sea turtle waiting for the tide to go out) to fruit stands, I recommend the coconuts, as well as waterfalls and surf locations you could never find ( not that we surfed but was cool to see where the locals do). Volcanoes National Park was the main reason for our visit and somehow Lee timed it that we ate lunch on a the little stone wall overlooking the Volcanoe. I asked if we were going to see a lava tube and of course Lee had us walk through one. If you want a stress free highly informative as well as fun experience Wild Orchid Tours and Lee is the way to go.

Thank Don L
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

How wonderful! We are very glad to know that you and your whole family enjoyed a tour with us. We appreciate the details of which you share and the overall satisfaction of your experiences through the day. Mahalo nui loa and all the very best, Wild Orchid Tours.

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Best way to experience the island. Lee is very, courteous and professional. This is perfect tour because it's personalized to whatever you want. No loading & unloading with the mass quantities on a typical bus tour. With Lee you see Hilo from a local's perspective and get to see things you wouldn't typically see. Surfing, waterfalls, black sand beaches, volcanos and more! Aloha and Mahalo Lee!

Thank funfromflorida
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are very happy to hear how pleased you were with our tour and services! We pride ourselves most in providing our customers with high, quality service. Thank you so much for sharing your review to let us know your opinion of our company. Mahalo nui loa and all the very best, Wild Orchid Tours.

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Lee is really an amazing Knowledgeable and funny guide, he will take you to a worth it private tour to the main and interesting spots in Hilo. You will not regret it.

Thank Katika N
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

We were in Hawaii in May/June 2015. Part of our 2 weeks in Hawaii was a one week cruse with NCL. We sailed to 4 islands while on this cruise. One of our stops was to Hilo, on the east coast of the Big Island. We had 8 hours available to us when we docked in HIlo. We were interested in seeing black sand beaches, Kilauea volcano and to experience as much of the local life and land as possible in the short time we had there. I would have to say that our 6 hour tour with Wild Orchid Tours was, without question, the best choice we could have made with the limited amount of time we had on the east coast of the Big Island.
Our guide, Lee, was by far the most knowledgeable of all the guides we experienced during our 2 week stay in the Hawaiian Islands including private excursions and those booked through NCL cruise line.
Lee was very friendly, informative and very passionate about the Hawaiian Islands, the land, people and their culture as well as the history and mythology that give their culture such color. He is just down to earth and a very good person with a strong character. He took the extra efforts to make our time with him educational, fun and rewarding. We experienced black sand beaches, Kilauea, lava tubes and a rain forest that took our breath away. He even tool the extra time to make an extra stop at a local ice cream shop to allow our daughter to get macadamia nut ice cream when our regular stop at the macadamia nut factory was very crowded and the wait for ice cream was excessive.
His knowledge allowed us to learn about the land, people and culture far more that we could have learned and experienced on our own. At each of our stops along our journey, he pointed out all the interesting trees, bushes, flowers and was able to tell us a great about them.
One last thing to mention is that this was a private tour, no other tourists, just the four of us and Lee in an SUV tailoring our time as we wanted.
If you are interested in booking a tour seeing Hilo and the east coast of the Big Island, don't look elsewhere...Wild Orchid is the best.

3  Thank Lidia S
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

I am ashamed. Ashamed I have not reviewed Wild Orchids yet. We were with Lee in January 2015. We flew in in the morning where he picked us up at the airport. There our journey began. It began with the Honu Blessing, where we saw eye to eye one of the most blessed creatures of Hawaii,Honu. Our travels took us atop Halema'uma'u Crater where Pele' was hard at work to the Black Sand Beach in Pahoa. Yep, next to Uncle Roberts Farm Market. Lee describes in detail how the sand and coconut on that seemingly barren beach form a bond to create the mighty tree which produces the yummy coconut. I can't say enough about Wild Orchids. We went to places that just were not on the map. Lee immersed us in history, culture and beauty we would never have known about. We had a 4 Island trip that took us 2 weeks but everything we talk about and pictures we look at are of the time we spent with Lee and Wild Orchids. Thank You for the best time ever and I am sorry this is so late.. Keep on doing what your doing!! I believe the "LEE" tour is the best tour......

Thank Brian R
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