Waipio Valley Express
Available from Hilo only, this adventure is the best way to visit Waipio Valley and the famed Hamakua Coast!
Lush rainforests and plunging waterfalls highlight this tour of the Waipio Valley, along with a stop at the often overlooked Laupahoepahoe Point. The tsunami in 1946 wrecked havoc here leading to the creation of the warning system in 1949 which would eventually be known as the Pacific Tsunami Warning System.
Drive through Onomea Bay to Akaka Falls to visit the 440′ waterfall. Continue on to Waipio Valley where you board a 4×4 open air van for the ride into the Valley for the Kings. Lunch is not included on this Hilo adventure tour, but is available for purchase at Waipio Valley Artworks.
Light snacks and beverages are provided through out the tour.
- No heart, neck or back problems, no pregnant women, minimum weight 35 lb., max weight 275 lb., five year min age. Must be able to lift 15 lb. and walk up stairs and over uneven terrain.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.