Waipiʻo Valley Explorer (Kona)

Discover a 40-acre natural greenhouse

  • See the lush Hamakua Coast!
Adult
$229
Child
$219

Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast. Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Stop and shop with the locals at the famous Hilo Farmer's Market on the way to Onomea Bay. Explore Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and its more than 2,000 species of tropical plants. Follow trails through tropical rainforests and past waterfalls on your way to the ocean.

This 40-acre natural greenhouse is a true feast for the eyes. Leaving the Bay behind, drive to Akaka Falls for a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see this majestic beauty. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet. Finally, arrive at the Waipio Valley overlook. Known as the Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Once inhabited by thousands, Waipio Valley is a lush, mystical place rarely visited. Take in the beauty and amazing photo opportunities before returning to Kona.

Itinerary

Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to Rainbow Falls in Hilo.
Shop with the locals at the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market.
Explore Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and it’s more than 2,000 species of tropical plants. Follow trails through tropical rainforests and past waterfalls on your way to the ocean.
Take a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see the majestic beauty, Akaka Falls. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet.
End with an unforgettable exploration of Waipio Valley by private 4×4 van.

What to Bring

Video and/or still cameras, government issued ID, and tour vouchers or method of payment

What to Expect

Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; occasional rain showers; walks across uneven, rocky terrain including black lava rock,; Order of itinerary may change without notice; tour will run rain or shine.

What to Wear

Comfortable clothes, shorts are fine, light jacket or sweater, sunglasses, and hat, comfortable closed-toe shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted)

What We Include

Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations

Duration

12 Hours From Kona, 8 Hours from Hilo.

Restrictions
  • Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 30 minutes unassisted
  • Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns
  • Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials

All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:

  • State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)
  • Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)

Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult

Tours Occupancy Requirements

Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast. Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Stop and shop with the locals at the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market on the way to Onomea Bay. Explore Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and it’s more than 2,000 species of tropical plants. Follow trails through tropical rainforests and past waterfalls on your way to the ocean. This 40-acre natural greenhouse is a true feast for the eyes. Leaving the Bay behind, drive to Akaka Falls for a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see this majestic beauty. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet. Finally, transfer to a four-wheel-drive van for the careful drive down into Waipio Valley. Known as the Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Once inhabited by thousands, Waipio Valley is a lush, mystical place rarely visited. Explore the valley by private tour before making the steep climb back out and returning to Kona.

Questions?
For more information please feel free to call us at (808) 964-1000.

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KapohoKine Adventures was born out of a desire to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii first-hand and then share this knowledge with our guests. Our Hawaii adventure tours and volcano tours truly provide a unique, exciting, and intimate experience that you will remember for years to come.

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