Full Day Tour from the West Side (Wild Orchid): 12 hours


FROM THE SEA

TO THE MOUNTAINS

TO THE FOREST

TO THE VOLCANO

TO THE NIGHT MAGMA VIEWING


We learn to observe the world. We learn the names of trees and plants and their habitat: the plan and atmosphere of the parks, the gardens, deserts and seascapes, high peaks and lowlands. Each of these pathways has an inner reality, which we learn to recognize when the vision of our tour begins to manifest. Handcrafted tours: A unique ‘walk-about’-drive-by, ‘hands-on’ tour provided by an experienced tour guide.


This excursion is with a combination of Hilo Tour, Tropical Puna Tour, Hamakua Coast Tour and Volcanoes National Park After Dark Tour’s highlights.


***West Side Pickup at Kohala area


Visit to Historical Landmark Pu’ukohala Heiau


The massive structure was build by King Kamehameha in 1790-1791.
Temple was dedicated to the God Kuka'ilimoku.


Stop in Kamuela (Waimea) town


This Hawaiian cowboys town sits between majestic Kohala and Mauna Kea volcanoes.
Surrounded by the vast John Parker’s cattle ranch
At 2,600 feet elevation and cool air this is a good place for refreshments.


Scenic Drive on the Hamakua Coast


Waipi’o Valley overlook
Laupahoehoe Point and tsunami history
Kolekole Park with waterfall and beach
Drive by former sugar lands to charming Honomu town
Hike in tropical rain forest to Akaka Falls
4-mile scenic route, to Onomea Bay, stop for lunch,
Visit to the local Honoli’i Surfing Spot


Historic Downtown Hilo


Walk-about: The Hilo Open Farmer’s Market (Wed and Sat only)
Boiling Pots
Wailuku River and Rainbow Falls
Kamehameha’s Historic Statue


Drive through Hilo Bay area


An informative introduction to Hilo viewing the famous Banyon Tree Drive
Moku ‘Ola-The Coconut Island: a Hawaiian Sanctuary.
The Lili‘uokalani - Japanese” style Gardens and 20-ceuntry post tsunami devastation area.


Tropical Puna Coast


Historic Pahoa town
Lava tree Park
Ahalanui–volcanically heated pool
Drive the Red Dirt Road, a tropical treasure of the Puna Coast,
Walk on harden black lava to the new Kaimu Black Sand Beach
Kalapana Village the old Hawaii experience


The Volcano National Park After Dark


Kilauea Caldera hallmark
Steam Vents
24/7 Volcano Observatory
Kilauea Iki Overlook
Walk in Lava Tube after the Sunset located in high elevation Hawaiian Rain Forest
Return to Halema’uma’u for look at red glowing crater after dark


12 hr tour Highlights:


Pu’ukohala Heiau
Kamuela Town
Hamakua Coast
Hilo Bay area
Tropical Puna
Volcanoes National Park After Dark


Inclusions:


•100% Private Eco tour, we reserve each 7-passenger SUVs for only one party of family or friends
•Door to door transportation from Hilo area, Airport, Harbor or your accommodations within 10 miles of Hilo or Pahoa.
•Your personal certificated tour guide
•Commentary in English or French
•Admission Fees
•Bottled water
•Walking sticks
•Flashlights
•Rain ponchos


 

Know Before You Book:


Pickup at 8 AM.
Our tours run rain or shine.
The challenges on the Big Island are long distances between attractions. We are flexible with our itinerary to fit your needs with the respect to time of touring many sightseeing.
Children 1 years old or younger are complimentary.
Active magma viewing conditions in the main crater in Volcanoes National Park changes daily< br/> Weather in Rainforest can shift to cool, wet or foggy.
Please bring walking shoes, long pants, light jackets and swimsuits (if desired).
We support sustainable tourism and we encourage eating at the local eateries.
There will be opportunities for snack stops, restroom breaks and gift choices.
We adjust tempo of our excursion to your group.
Our itinerary can change due to weather conditions.


 

Cancellation Policy:


A credit card is required to reserve all tours. The said credit card will be charged the full amount at the time of booking. Cancellations made 48 hours prior to scheduled activity will be charged a $120 non-refundable booking fee.