Waipio Valley Explorer Kona

Expore the Valley of the Kings

Adult
$239
Child
$234

Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast

(808) 964-1000
www.kapohokine.com

Details

Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast. Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to Rainbow Falls in Hilo. This iconic waterfall features an 80 foot tall twin waterfall system. Look for the rainbow effect that gives the waterfall its name! Continue the drive through the Onomea Scenic Route, a 4-mile section of the original old highway punctuated with historic wooden bridges, waterfalls, and lush tropical foliage. Stop at famous What’s Shakin’ for lunch. Leaving Onomea behind, drive to Akaka Falls for a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see this majestic beauty. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet. Finally, transfer to four-wheel-drive van for the careful drive down into Waipio Valley. Known as the Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Once inhabited by thousands and now still home to taro farms and wild horses, Waipio Valley is a lush, mystical place rarely visited. Explore the valley before making the steep drive back out and returning to Kona.
Departs Kona at 9:00am and Waikoloa at 10:00am.

What to Bring

Video and/or still cameras, government issued ID, and tour vouchers or method of payment

What to Expect

Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; occasional rain showers; walks across uneven, rocky terrain including black lava rock,; Order of itinerary may change without notice; tour will run rain or shine.

What to Wear

Comfortable clothes, shorts are fine, light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, comfortable closed-toe shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted)

What We Include

Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations

Duration

12 Hours From Kona, 8 Hours from Hilo.

Restrictions

⎯ Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 30 minutes unassisted
⎯ Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns
⎯ Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials

All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:
⎯ State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)
⎯ Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)

Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult

Tours Occupancy Requirements

Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast. Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to Rainbow Falls in Hilo. Stop and shop with the locals at the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market on the way to Onomea Bay. Explore Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and it’s more than 2,000 species of tropical plants. Follow trails through tropical rainforests and past waterfalls on your way to the ocean. This 40 acre natural greenhouse is a true feast for the eyes. Leaving the Bay behind, drive to Akaka Falls for a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see this majestic beauty. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet. Finally, transfer to four-wheel-drive van for the careful drive down into Waipio Valley. Known as the Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Once inhabited by thousands, Waipio Valley is a lush, mystical place rarely visited. Explore the valley by private tour before making the steep climb back out and returning to Kona.

Questions?
For more information please visit: www.kapohokine.com or feel free to call us at: (808) 964-1000