Small Group Waipio Valley And Waterfalls Adventure - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure, 6/1/2022 - 12/31/2022Monday - Saturday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM1/1/2023 - 12/31/.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addition to the locations below,
    Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Wa.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See three of the Big Islands famous waterfalls Hiilawe Falls, Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls on this tour to the Waipio Valley and Hamakua Coast. Discover the islands phenomenal natural beauty as you experience a variety of terrain. Learn about the history and legends of the island from a guide, swim at a private waterfall, and sample seasonal fruit and macadamia nuts at a fruit farm in Hilo. Lunch, snacks and hotel transport are included. This tour is limited to 13 people to provide a small-group experience.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide

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Pass By: Parker Ranch, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Passing by the Historic Parker Ranch on the way to Waipio Valley

Stop At: Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

traverse shallow river streams and pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna, our guide will share the stories and legends of this special place while you marvel at Hawaii Islands tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hiilawe Falls, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

view this waterfall from distance in the Waipio Valley

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

In the afternoon, we continue the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummets 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Visit this waterfall in Hilo from a private lookout

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hilo Farmers Market, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Visit a private farm in Hilo

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Return to hotel via Saddle Road


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottled water


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation

Small-group tour lead by a professional guide

Entry/Admission - Waipi'o Valley

Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not Allowed for Children Under 4 Years Old

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Closed-toe walking shoes are recommended

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Bring swimsuit, towels, and water shoes for private waterfalls

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Jun-2022

    Dreu picked us up from our resort and instantly made us feel like ohana. Very easy to talk to, full of knowledge and a eagerness to help educate us on the Hawai'i culture and history. Our tour was slightly different and we went to the Valley of the Kings, the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, Akaka falls, stopped off at a local fruit vendor, had some malasadas. We loved the entire experience, Our group had older people vacationing and we brought our child and everyone got something out of it. We would gladly recommend this tour company and Dreu in particular again without hesitation.

  • 04-Jun-2022

    Our tour guide, Dreu, made the entire day meaningful with his knowledge of the history, culture, flora and fauna. His storytelling while driving between stops on the tour was entertaining and engaged the entire tour group. The group size of only ten people was perfect for getting to know each other while together. I will go with Wasabi tours for future visits to the Big Island.

  • 11-Mar-2022

    Another amazing tour with the amazing tour guide-Dreu. We had already been on the first tour with him (Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing tour) and we loved it so much that we were looking forward to this one! It did not disappoint. This was such a unique and interesting tour!!! Waipio valley is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been to in my entire life. And I’m so glad we had Douglas as our 4x4 guide to show it. A local himself, he had such insight about the valley, its history, his own family stories, and few pranks that only a local could play on someone visiting the valley for the first time haha. A very knowledgeable and cool guide to explore Waipio valley with! A must-do if you visit the valley. Hopping back into the tour van with Dreu, we had some delicious malasadas at a local bakery enroute to the beautiful Akaka falls. Followed by the nice dip in Kulaniapia Falls. They had paddleboards and kayaks if you wanted to explore the falls without stepping into the chilly water. Throughout the tour, Dreu told us stories, folklore and facts about the Big island which we wouldn’t know, had we not taken this tour. Overall, this tour was a beautiful and unique experience, which is now part of one of the best memories we’ve had as a family on the Big Island with our Moku Ohana!

  • 28-Feb-2022

    Today was an amazing experience, not just a standard tour. Dreu was our tour guide and made you feel like ohana. Our group was slightly downsized by guests with last minute cancelations. This gave us some extra time to experience malasadas at a local shop and spend extra time in a lava tunnel. It's nice to get the insider perspective and recommendations. Would I recommend this tour to friends or anyone else, yes! We were also fortunate with perfect weather. Not that your tour guide can change weather... but he did come prepared with rain coats for his guests.

  • 26-Feb-2022

    We had a really good time with our tour guide Dreu. He is energetic and funny. The valley’s view is stunning. We saw several wild horses there and they came very close to the van that we could touch them. And we were lucky to go swimming in the waterfall lake. Dreu also guided us to walk through the lava tube. It’s a rocky path and some exciting adventure to walk in the tube.

  • 23-Feb-2022

    This is hands down one of the best tours I've ever been on. I had already been on the volcano tour, which was just as amazing, and I was so excited to go on another. Our tour guide, Dreu, worked so hard to make sure we had the best experience we could possibly have. He always checked in with us to make sure we were hydrated and comfortable. There are so many amazing activities packed into one day, and we were lucky enough to get to swim in a waterfall during rainy season. Our other guide for Waipio valley, Douglas, was super informative and welcoming. The food and snacks served throughout the tour were amazing. These tours were the highlight of my entire trip!

  • 22-Feb-2022

    Derrick, our driver for the full day, was warm funny and enthusiastic about the Island and made the statistics, history that he shared with us rivotting. We are now convinced that renting a car and touring with s guide book was a waste of time and money. Douglas, who droveus down the 90 foot, 40 degree dropping road into the Waipio Valley. and crossed the Valley rivers in a 4 wheel jeep, provided exciting narrative,I felt like I was on a ride at Great Adventure. His love for the Valley of the Kings was contegous. I reccommend this tour 5 stars. Best way to spend a full day!!

  • 22-Feb-2022

    Another amazing day with Dreau. I appreciate how he level sets expectations up front- this tour brings you close to nature and that brings a level of unpredictability. Our first adventure was Waipio Valley and Douglas was our area 4x4 guide. What a cool, knowledgable and friendly person. He educated while making you feel like guest invited into his home. We encountered wild horses and Douglas shared how to find local edible plants and fruits. Once back with Dreau, we got a full waterfall experience and an awesome bonus of malsadas at Tex’s. The absolute best part was swimming at Kulaniapia Falls. Wow! Wow!Wow! ( I would wear me suit under clothes if I did this again to maximize time) We had a 16 and 11 year old with us - that experience and Dreau’s knowledge and passion for Hawaii will leave a lasting impression on them forever. Mahalo.

  • 19-Feb-2022

    Long day but well worth it. Saw so much of the island & our guide Dreu was full of energy and lot's of information. Loved the trip esp. down into the valley. Our guide for that part of the trip - Kalaio (hope spelling is close) was great & lived in the valley so he was able to shoe us & tell us so much.

  • 18-Feb-2022

    This tour came highly recommended by a neighbor/friend. To begin, the tour was supposed to meet at 7:45. We got a call at our pickup point at 7:50 to say the guide/driver would be there a bit late. She arrived at 8:20. Not a huge deal because the van had some issues and had to be replaced. All started well with our guide Alana. Lots of enthusiasm and good information of the area including geography and history. When we stopped for Alana to pick up the bento boxes everything went downhill. Needless to say a passenger had allergy issues. This is not my real complaint. The real complaint was the lack of professionalism from Alana. She had a meltdown…okay I get it however she proceeded to belittle past employees and her current boss that she said was a penny pincher. On and on. Given I had spent $700 plus dollars for three of us I would have preferred a STRESS FREE DAY!! At home I work as well. I might believe another driver might offer a better full day.

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