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In the breathtaking Waipio Valley, pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna

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Hiilawe Falls is Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, and cascades down 1300 feet

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When you reach Hilo, you will stop at the amazing Rainbow Falls

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Akaka Falls plummets 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge

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Experience the majestic Waipio Valley Lookout!

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Immerse yourself in the lush rainforests along the Waipio Valley stream

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Stories and legends are shared as the tour traverses through the shallow river

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You may visit the picturesque mile long Waipio Valley black sand beach

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Marvel at the massive banyan trees!

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Experience local produce and culture at the Hilo Farmer’s market

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The Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Tour explores the lush Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley, and waterfalls on the east side of the Big Island.  This full day of adventure departs from Kona and Kohala Coast resorts.  You will experience some of the most breathtaking valleys and waterfalls, and see rare and exotic plants and wildlife, some can only be found on the Big Island!   A knowledgeable certified local guide will teach you about the rich history, cultures, folklore, geography and much more during this guided small group tour.

The tour begins as you pass the serene Waimea town and Parker Ranch then you will switch to a four-wheel drive van to descend into majestic Waipio Valley.  Stories and legends will be shared, as the tour traverses through shallow river streams and passes by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna.  Marvel at Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley.  At the Waipio Valley lookout, enjoy stunning views as you enjoy gourmet lunch.  On this tour, experience a private waterfall swim and a visit to a tropical fruit farm.

In the afternoon, the tour continues the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummets 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. In Hilo, you will stop at the amazing Rainbow Falls and a giant banyan tree.  If time permits, the tour will make a stop at Hilo Farmer’s market for you to experience the local produce and culture.   You return to the Kona or Kohala Coast resorts via Saddle Road, which is nestled between the world’s tallest sea mountain, Mauna Kea, and world’s most massive mountain Mauna Loa.

General Information
Schedule:  Tour departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Pick Up & Drop Off: They pickup from all west coast resorts and hotels between 6:30 – 7:30 AM, and return by 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Tour includes: Gourmet lunch (grilled fish, teriyaki chicken, steamed white rice, edamame, beverages and snacks). Umbrellas and jackets available also.

Group Size: Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 people

Tour Vehicles: Mercedes Sprinter Van or Minivan, Waipio Valley use four-wheel drive Ford van.

Tour Difficulty: Easy hiking over medium distances

Time at each stop: Between 30-40 minutes at most attractions, and around 2 hours inside Waipio Valley.

Restrictions:  Not recommended for child under 10

What to Bring & Wear: Wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required.

Cancellation Policy: Minimum 24 hours notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.

waipio valley beach
Stroll along the Waipio Valley beach
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Experience the Hiilawe falls!

CWaipio Valley and Waterfalls Tourruise Ship Passengers

The Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Tour is not available for cruise ship passengers.


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