This full-day nature tour kicks off when you are picked up directly from any of the Kona or Kohala resorts and hotels, and then heads north from Kona on a brief scenic drive, with snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day. On the way to the first destination, youll pass some of the islands oldest volcanoes, as well as Hawaiis largest ranch, the Parker Ranch in Waimea, which has been operating on the island since 1847.
The morning is filled with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window before visiting Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls and the famous Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities of the exotic flora and fauna.
In the afternoon, relax and take it all in at Punaluu Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore. On the leisurely drive back around sunset, youll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay. If time permits, we may stop at a Kona Coffee Farm or the famous Punaluu Bakery to conclude the day.
Note: Depend on weather condition, tour may operate in reverse order.