For an all-around Hawaiian adventure, join Hawaii Forest and Trail into the heart of the Kohala countryside. North Kohala is a land of old sugar plantations, Hawaiian legends and untouched natural beauty. The excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Kohala countryside. Upon arrival in Hawi town you will ride a 6-wheel drive Pinzgauer offroad to the trailhead. Walking along the 1.5 mile loop trail, you’ll pass two streams with seven waterfalls and three bridges, exploring ancient Hawaiian terraces and the flumes along the famous Kohala Ditch. With easy walking, countryside views, and a chance to cool off swimming in a mountain stream with cascading waterfalls, this is an ideal family adventure! Lunch is served during the tour, and on the way back a brief stop is made in Hawi town for you to check out the art galleries and quaint shops.
Waipio on Horseback offers special guided excursions in beautiful and secluded Waipio Valley, also known as Hawaii’s “Valley of the Kings.” Your adventure begins at mile marker 7.5 on the road from Honokaa to the Waipio Valley overlook where you will check in for your ride and meet your guide. You’ll begin your tour with a memorable and hair-raising 4-wheel drive van ride to the bottom of the valley floor. The road is the steepest in North America with a vertical drop of 900 feet in less than a mile. The road is so steep that In places the grade hits 45 degrees! Don’t even think about taking your rental car down here. Getting into (and out of) the valley is half the fun of this tour.
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Explore Waipio on Horseback Ranch on a side-by-side UTV

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Expansive ocean views abound on this tour

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Ride down to the ocean bluff and look out over windswept coast

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Upper level of ranch has dense tropical forests.

Ride an ATV on the ranch high on the plateau above Waipio Valley and descend down to the sea cliffs overlooking the majestic ocean cliffs with a superb view of the pounding Pacific and dangerous surf below.
The Umauma Experience presents an ATV course 5.5 miles in length … ride to a beautiful waterfall and take a break (or even a dip).

Explore the beautiful scenery and natural beauty of Hawaii while you swim, float, rappel and hike through the valley. Enjoy the unique features of the Umauma River.  After you rappel into the river, relax as you you float down to a 100 year old flume dam, which was made in 1910 and is still perfectly in-tact today.  On this tour, you will also rappel down two waterfalls.

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Ride into Waipi'o Valley
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Bike around Kilauea Volcano

CBig Island adventuresruise Ship Passengers

The only activity available for cruise ship passengers is Bike to Pele Tour on the day you are in Hilo port. The transportation is available at Hilo Harbor.


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