For a scenic day out, explore the beauty and wilderness of the Big Island. By combining the Volcano/Waterfall and Hamakua Coast tours, this sightseeing tour is an extraordinary way to experience the variety that the Big Island has to offer. Be sure not miss this great adventure!
Your day will start in Hilo at the beautiful Japanese Gardens named after Queen Lili'uokalani. Here you can enjoy a stunning view of Mauna Kea, one of the world's tallest mountains and an inactive volcano.
From here, you'll drive south to begin your ascent to Volcanoes National Park. On the way, you'll experience the beauty of the Big Island's plants, trees, and ferns. Once in the park, you'll visit the Sulfur Banks, the Steam Vents, the Jagger (volcano) Museum, Halema'uma'u Crater, Thurston Lava Tube and the Kilauea Iki Crater.
The next stop is the Orchid garden where you'll experience the beauty of countless varieties of home grown wonders. Then to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm where you can sample this famed delicacy in all its variety. When the factory is in operation, you can witness the complex operation through interactive viewing stations.
Then to downtown Hilo, where you'll experience the charm of this historic town. You'll stop at the fabulous Rainbow Falls whose 89 foot (27 meter) high cascade hides a sacred cave. Just above Rainbow Falls, you can explore under the huge canopy of a beautiful banyan tree that always leaves her guests in awe!
The tour will then proceed up the Hamakua Coast where you'll experience the lush green beauty that Hawaii is famed for. Visit a popular surf hotspot where you can witness some of the island's best surfers at play, historic bridges and waterfalls. Then travel through the famous 4 mile (6.5km) scenic route where you'll be amazed at the variety of Hawaii's exotic plants and flowers. Finish off this tour with a visit the beautiful 442 foot (135 meter) Akaka Falls!
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