Scenic Drive: Explore the famed Hamakua Coast, home to magnificent country reminiscent of “old Hawaii.” Sparsely populated Hamakua is studded with breathtaking waterfalls, stunning valleys, and eccentric towns.
Tex Drive-In: Stop at Tex Drive-in, famous for made-to-order malasadas. You will have an opportunity to watch these treats being made through the window and have the option to purchase a fresh one with a cup of coffee.
Waipio Valley: Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by plunging waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor below.
Laupahoehoe Point: Visit Laupahoehoe village, featuring the monument created to honor the lives lost in the tsunami. Laupahoehoe village was located here until the destruction left behind when the 1946 tsunami forced the town to move to higher ground.
Waterfalls: Next, you get to experience two of the most famous waterfalls on Hawaii Island: Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. Akaka Falls is a stunning 442-ft. waterfall that plunges down a sheer cliff into the water below. Rainbow Falls is an iconic waterfall right off a postcard featuring 80-ft.tall twin waterfall system. Look for the rainbow effect that gives the waterfall its name!
Snorkel & Swimming: Grab a free snorkel set or just jump in the water and explore the unique lava rock coastline of Hilo Bay. Kayak and paddle boards are available to rent.
Local Shopping: Before heading back to the port, you will have the opportunity to stock up on fresh roasted Kona Coffee, Hawaiian macadamia nuts, and other local products and crafts.
Requirements & Restrictions: The minimum age is 4 years old. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a lifted 15 passenger van unaided (Scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers cannot be accommodated). Closed-toe shoes are required.
What to Bring: Closed-toe shoes, beach towel and caash or credit/debit card for additional purchases.