Kona: Heavenly Hamakua

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Discover the enchanting Hamakua Coast on a guided tour from Kona. Explore iconic sites like Waipio Valley and Rainbow Falls, taste local treats, and delve into geological wonders at Kaumana Caves.

Highlights

  • Discover the majesty of Waipio Valley
  • Indulge in delectable malasadas at Tex Drive In
  • Witness the power of nature at Laupahoehoe Point
  • Marvel at the beauty of Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls
  • Explore the ancient lava tubes of Kaumana Caves

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Embark on a journey from the highlands of Waimea to the coastal jungles of Hilo, traversing the iconic Hamakua Coast. Witness the breathtaking beauty of Waipio Valley, carved through millennia of erosion into the eastern flank of Kohala volcano. Indulge your taste buds with the renowned malasadas at Tex Drive In, a local favorite. Continue your adventure to Laupahoehoe Point, where towering sea cliffs meet the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, offering a mesmerizing display of nature's power. Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest surroundings of Akaka Falls State Park, where you'll encounter the majestic Akaka Falls plunging 442 feet into the Kolekole gulch below. Next, marvel at the enchanting Rainbow Falls, a must-see destination in Hilo, with its stunning 80-foot drop captivating visitors for generations. Delve into the ancient lava tubes of Kaumana Caves, remnants of Mauna Loa volcano's fiery past, and gain insight into the island's geological history. Conclude your unforgettable journey with a scenic drive along Saddle Road, ascending to nearly 6,800 feet amidst lush rainforests, cloud forests, and vast prairies, offering panoramic views of the Big Island's diverse microclimates.

Includes

Waipio Valley visit Malasadas treat at Tex Drive In Laupahoehoe Point exploration Akaka Falls State Park tour Rainbow Falls exploration Kaumana Caves Lava Tube visit Saddle Road journey

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