Marvel at the diverse beauty of warterfalls, trees, fruits, flowers, & turtles
You will experience the beauty & magic of this side/part 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.
Will start with Coconut Island drive (with stop for Malasadas for those interested) then visit the King Kamehameha statue (with story), Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Onemea Bay (and botanical garden for extra $15/pp fee), and Richardson's Black Sand beach to view and/or swim/snorkel with the turtles.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Starting location is normally somewhere in Hilo...the cruise ship terminal, airport, or a hotel where ever is best for you.
End location: Will return you to where I picked you up unless you prefer another drop off point.
Duration: 6 hours
Well maintained 2016 Honda CRV EX SUV with air conditioning. good for 3 to 4 adults depending on size. If more people or space is required, there will be an additional charge for a van rental.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Food/Lunch/Ice cream, and $20 entry fee to either the Onemea Botanical Garden or Volcano National Park if either of these are chosen as part of the itinerary. This is per person.
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A great day. Laurence met us at the doc in Hilo and took us on a wonderful tour of the area. I use a wheelchair and he was very considerate of driving by some sites and parking in others where I had a view while my husband walked around. Laurence obviously loves Hawaii, which makes the tour special. He gave us information and about plants, trees, terrain. We went to a nice small local restaurant for lunch. We wished we had more than the one day on shore from a cruise.