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Guided Tour to Akaka Falls & Kilauea Volcano from Hilo

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Highlights

Excursion to essence of East Hawaii—Akaka Falls & Kilauea

View of black-sand beach, orchid garden & macadamia nut farm

Experienced & attentive guides sharing insightful commentary

Groups of no more than 25 people creating more intimate tour

Photo opportunities at waterfalls, lush rainforest & crater

Highlights

Excursion to essence of East Hawaii—Akaka Falls & Kilauea

View of black-sand beach, orchid garden & macadamia nut farm

Experienced & attentive guides sharing insightful commentary

Groups of no more than 25 people creating more intimate tour

Photo opportunities at waterfalls, lush rainforest & crater

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Guided Tour to Akaka Falls & Kilauea Volcano from Hilo

Activity Location

Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Hilo

  • Hilo Port Pickup

    Hilo

  • Hilo Airport Pickup

    2450 Kekuanaoa Street

    Hilo


Description

On this day trip from Hilo, see Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls, downtown Hilo, Liliuokalani Garden, as well as a black-sand beach and a macadamia nut farm. With a group limited to 25 people, listen to commentary from your knowledgeable and attentive guides.

Visit a black-sand beach formed by lava entering the ocean and frequented by green sea turtles. Then see the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Garden, adjacent to the Banyan Drive hotels on the coast and named after the last monarch of Hawaii.

Next, admire the rainforests of the Hamakua Coast as you drive to the must-see Akaka Falls, where water tumbles 420 feet (128 m) into a gorge. A moderately challenging half-mile loop takes you through a rainforest of philodendron vines, orchids, bamboo groves, and heliconia. First, spot the 100-foot (30-m) Kahuna Falls and then see Akaka Falls, laden with ferns.

At Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm, home to 250,000 trees and a factory, try chocolate macadamia ice cream and visit the gift shop, offering assorted nuts and cookies. Then head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, covering 200,000 acres (80,937 ha) and unlike anywhere else in the world.

As you explore the park, admire Kilauea, visit Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, Halemaumau Crater—home of Pele, the fire-goddess—and the July 1974 lava flow. At Thurston Lava Tube, stroll through a rainforest and a Hawaiian cave. Top off your trip around “the Orchid Isle” at the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, offering many varieties of vibrant orchids including some unique to Hawaii.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of East Hawaii

  • Roundtrip transportation from Hilo hotels, pier, and airport

  • Admission fees


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger and complimentary.

  • Your must be able to walk up and down an incline for 20-30 minutes at Akaka Falls and Thurston Lava Tube.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Pickup is available from Hilo hotels, pier, and airport starting at 9:15 AM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour pickup time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Guided Tour to Akaka Falls & Kilauea Volcano from Hilo ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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4 out of 5

4/5 Apr 19, 2019

I love the tour and tour guy. The only thing I do not like is we are the one speak English. Others are Chinese (from China). So most of the time the tour guy speak their language. Lucky for them. Sometime we do not know if he's speaking their language or English. They even talked to me in their language.

5/5 Apr 10, 2019

Auntie Karen was our guide. She provided an excellent tour and was very personable. She took is to several unique places not on the "main drag". Having lived on the Big Island most of her life, but from the mainland, she was the ideal guide for our group. I can highly recommend Auntie Karen, and will certainly look get up again when back in Hilo. Mohalo, Auntie Karen!