Experience a Road less traveled. Old Hawaii and the newest land on the Big Island
We first visit Hilo The town suffered large Tsunamis in 1946 and 1960
Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens
Rainbow Falls State Park (Waterfall)
Hamakua Coast Heritage Corridor. Drive along sea cliffs, through lush valleys and gulches, tropical rain forest, across small one lane bridges a true taste of old Hawaii.
Pepeekoo Point view Hilo in the distance from these majestic sea cliffs where you can see relics from the bye gone Sugar era.
Pahoa we visit the small Hawaiian town in the Puna district most recently threatened by the most recent Lava flow that began June 27th 2014. Stand next to the Lava that threatened the town in early 2015.
Kalapana, 178 homes were buried under 50 feet of Lava. We then drive up the enchanting and historic Red road that navigates the Puna coastline through old lava fields, rugged coastlines with crashing waves breaking over the cliffs and amazing tree canopy of old growth forest.
Swim in a Volcanic Hot Pond bring a bathing suit
Richardson Black sand beach Honu's sea turtles
Hilo see where the 1946 and 1960 Tsunamis hit
Oneoma Bay Hamakua Heritage Corridor
Sugar Mill Rd
Pahoa New Lava Flow 2014-2015
Kalapana buried under 50 ft of Lava
Red road old growth Forest Sea cliffs
Volcanic Hot ponds 90 degrees bring a bathing suit
Black sands Beach Honos Hawaiian sea turtles
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hilo Pier
End location: Per Customer request
Duration: 5 hours
Tour can last longer if people are relaxing in the Volcanic hot ponds, or they have fallen in love with a Hawaiian sea turtle.
Mercedes Benz 11 Passenger Van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 USD - Lunch locally is $10-$20
Please note we are not able to accommodate passengers in Wheels chairs or those who cannot climb into a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, we do have a stool to help entry to the van.
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Rob met us as predetermined and we began our tour. He was very helpful in answering any questions we had. What we particularly enjoyed was going places that the bigger tour buses would not have been able to navigate. There was a nice flow of conversation, but never to the point that we were tired of hearing about the region. Would definitely recommend Rob to anyone needing assistance in seeing Hilo. We also appreciated the free water and snacks he provided since the weather was warmer than usual.