Discover Hilo, Waves & Waterfalls

Starting at
$79.99 / Person
Hilo, HI
Moderate Activity Level
Minimum age 4 years
4.0 hours
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Discover Hilo combines Hilo’s highlights as well the wonderfully unique Pacific Tsunami Museum in downtown Hilo. Breathtaking views await you at Rainbow Falls, a beautifully dynamic waterfall on the Wailuku River. The falls get their name from the colorful rainbows that can often be seen in the mist that rises from the circular collecting pool 80 feet below.

Great tsunami waves have been a way of life in Hilo and you will hear first hand of their devastation at the Pacific Tsunami Museum through a local docent and by seeing real footage of the 1946 tsunami. Then your visit to the beautiful Shinmachi Memorial – erected in honor of the many residents of Hilo who lost their lives to the Tsunami of 1946 – will be even more powerful. Your excursion continues to the historic King Kamehameha statue and then another scenic drive through Lili’uokalani gardens and the famous Banyan Drive.

Your journey ends at the delectable Big Island Candies where you will indulge in hand made Hawaiian treats and 100% Kona coffee. Experience the best Hilo has to offer on this unique and memorable adventure.

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  • Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes. 
  • Dress in layers appropriate for variable weather conditions, including rain. 
  • This excursion is wheelchair accessible with 48 hours notice. 
  • Restrooms are available at Rainbow Falls and the Tsunami Museum. 
  • This tour may be done in reverse due to scheduling needs.