Scenic Coastline, Historic Towns, Lush Valleys & Beautiful Waterfalls
On this personal guided tour, head north of Hilo along the scenic Hamakua coast. Explore the lush tropical landscape where beautiful waterfalls have been forged into the Big Island over time. Visit historic sugar plantation towns and the 1946 Laupahoehoe tsunami memorial. Head through the country town of Honoka'a to the Waipio Valley lookout. Take in breathtaking views of one of the island's well known valleys that is home to a beautiful black sand beach, waterfalls, local agriculture and wild horses. Experience a piece of "old" Hawaii and taste the flavors that the local people love to enjoy.
So saddle up and come along on this coastal adventure!
Begin your day with a visit to Liliuokalani Gardens while taking in the scenery of Hilo Bay. Continue on through historic downtown Hilo to Rainbow Falls. Take a cruise along Onomea scenic drive to Onomea Bay. Head up the coast to Akaka Falls State Park for a short hike and stop at a local fruit stand. Visit historic sugar plantation towns and the 1946 Laupahoehoe tsunami memorial. Head on to the country town of Honoka'a and Waipio Valley lookout to take in breathtaking views of a lush valley with agricultural homestead lands and a black sand beach.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Place of lodging in the Hilo area, Hilo airport, or Hilo harbor for cruise ship passengers.
End location: Place of lodging in the Hilo area, Hilo airport, or Hilo harbor for cruise ship passengers.
Duration: 6 hours
A comfortable ride touring in either a clean, air conditioned vehicle. Group tours larger than 10 passengers, please send me an email.
Private Guided Service.
Transportation to and from your place of lodging in the Hilo area, Hilo airport, or Hilo harbor for cruise ships.
Entrance fee to Akaka Falls State Park.
Snacks and bottled water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - $20 for meals and souvenirs (if interested).
Meals & Souvenirs.
If you are interested in going down into Waipio Valley, there is a separate shuttle fee. This tour goes to the lookout of the valley, however I can make arrangements for a tour of the valley floor.
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Our Hilo tour is five star all around. Joshua was born and raised on the island, knowledgeable in the way of a true native. He was courteous, punctual, took us to this great place for local food. His Mercedes van was spacious and spotless, more than enough room for our group of 8, and so easy to get in and out of. Highly recommend.