Experience the beauty, uniqueness, and magic of the Big Island
You will experience the beauty, uniqueness, & magic of the Big Island, why it unique in the Hawaiian chain, and why I have chosen to live here. You will learn a lot about Hawaiian history, culture, the language, trees, fruits, flowers, birds, animals, and more. There will be many great photo ops. It will be a very educational, informative, interesting, fun, and memorable tour that you will remember & cherish the rest of your life.
To the 6 or 8 hour tour North itinerary we either add horseback riding up the Waipio Valley (a 3 hour, $85 dollar per person) or continue into Waimea which is famous for the Parker ranch and Hawaiian cowboys (Paniolos). Along the way you'll see hundreds of acres of the huge Eucalyptus tree farms. There are many great places to eat lunch here and the Big Island Brewhaus for those that love a good micro brew. From Waimea we continue down to Kawaihae Harbor, a beautiful harbor and great place for a swim. There is also another wonderful beach to swim with the turtles and/or beautiful Hapuna beach, the largest white sand beach on the Big Island. Another wonderful beach close by is Puako. From there we return to Hilo via the Saddle Road that runs between 2 of the largest of the 5 Hawaii Volcanos. To the South, Puna District or Volcano National park 6 or 8 tour we add either a trip to the Volcano Winery, snorkeling at the most beautiful, protected area in Puna or just more leisurely time at the Park
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you where ever you're staying, at the cruise ship terminal, or airport.
End location: I will drop you off either where I picked you up or another location you specify.
Duration: 10 hours
Well maintained, clean, 2016 Honda CRV EX SUV with air conditioning. For groups larger than 4 a van will have to be rented at an additional cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - This is per person for meals and possible $20 entrance to either the botanical garden or Volcano National Park.
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This full day tour provided us with great and magical insight into the beautiful world of the island of Hilo. It's natural beauty and diversity was breath taking. Our guide, Laurence now considered a local, provided us with the best experience possible. The tour was informative and provided us with a day focused on our interests. The tour day was comfortably managed and well coordinated. Best of all, it also including some time for surfing ! One of the best full day tours we have had !