Hilo is the wettest and greenest part of the island, with charm and character to spare. Escape the touristy parts of the west coast and slow down to the pace of the laid-back locals. Our Valleys & Waterfalls Tour showcases our amazing Hamakua Heritage Coastal region with its diverse scenery; from 400ft waterfalls to bridges crossing deep cleft valleys, each with entirely different vegetation patterns in wild variety. This tour is designed to take advantage of both seasonal and daily weather changes as well as varying passenger loads from one to a vanful, and may take smaller numbers for an intense look at the beauty within 14 miles of Hilo including the Scenic Route and Akaka Falls. For larger numbers (5 or more), a long-ranging tour may go as far as Waipio Valley. We will honor even one reservation by running the tour with no minimum number for a shorter duration and more intense enjoyment of the area as far as Akaka Falls. In this way we can serve those who choose not to rent a car or those who realize that they will see more and learn more in a guided tour. During seasonal heavy rainfall, waterfalls within a few miles of Hilo become spectacular cascades. There is no set route nor list of sites as each tour is as different as the guides who lead it; some with stories of family growing up in the villages you will pass through.
This tour is available as a private tour. Call or email our front desk to ask about availability.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Gratuity is not included in this cost--Tipping is customary in Hawaii: an optional tip of $5-$10 per person would be greatly appreciated by your guide.
BRING: Camera, Covered footwear, swim wear, sunscreen, water, towel, light jacket and snorkeling gear (if snorkeling is desired), and an adventurous attitude.
*The tour does do a store stop where you are able to pick up breakfast, lunch, snacks and liquids.
48 hours is needed to cancel your tour reservation; if you cancel your tour within the 48 hours you will be charged for the tour.