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Historic Kona Tour is a wonderful way to learn and experience the history and cultures of the Big Island of Hawaii. The half-day tour begins at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The guide will lead you on a short hike through the park’s trail to the sacred Hawaiian temples and ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs. At the end of the trail, Honokahau beach is the resting ground of local wild life including sea turtles, native birds, and maybe even a Hawaiian monk seal!
Next, you will be driven through Downtown Kona where you will see many historic landmarks such as Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. As the tour continues to South Kona there will be moderate elevation gain which also unveils the beautiful and majestic coastline of the Big Island.
A scenic road takes you to Kealakekua Bay, and then to your next stop, Big Island Bees. This farm produces raw and organic honey on the Big Island since 1972! Join the beekeeper for a fun and educational exploration of bees, beekeeping, and honey. You can view an open beehive demonstration from behind a safe and screened viewing area. You may get a chance to see the queen bee! At the bee museum, view tools, pictures, and displays to learn about the history of beekeeping and honey production. While you explore the museum, enjoy free sampling of delicious, raw, single-floral, organic honeys!
The next stop is to view pristine Kealakekua Bay, which is the site where the first westerner Captain James Cook landed on Hawaii Island. The next attraction is Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, and the guide will take you on a fully narrated walking tour and explore the ancient royal grounds and place of refuge.
Complete your tour with the world famous Kona Coffee farm, and see the thriving coffee orchards and learn about the harvesting process from local coffee farmers. Check out the coffee mills and see how the beans are processed. You will get to sip a freshly brewed cup for yourself with the rich aroma and flavorful taste that makes 100% Kona coffee so highly valued. End your Big Island adventure with a delicious lunch at the coffee farm before heading home for the day!