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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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    There are few more images iconic to Hawaii than a waterfall spilling through the rainforest, and on this scenic Waipio waterfall tour, you’ll have the chance to view some of the best, most famous waterfalls in Hawaii. 
    The tour begins when you’re picked up directly from your Kona or Waikoloa hotel, where you’ll drive towards historic Waipio Valley through the pasture lands of Parker Ranch. Upon arrival in Honoka’a, admire the small, old school atmosphere before boarding a 4-wheel drive vehicle, where you’ll explore a part of the Hawaiian Islands that’s known as the Valley of Kings.
    You’ll navigate the rugged valley terrain towards the base of Hi’ilawe Falls, where you’ll stand amidst taro falls with an unforgettable view of the island’s tallest waterfall. 
    Having craned your neck to take in the falls, journey back up towards the top of the valley to the Waipio Valley Lookout, where you’ll soon enjoy a lunch of teriyaki chicken, grilled fish, seaweed salad and rice (vegetarian meals available upon request).
    Relax on the serpentine drive to Hilo along the Hamakua Coast, before emerging at thundering Akaka Falls and its staggering drop. If weather permits, you will get to swim and kayak under a private waterfall to cool down after a short hike. You’ll next move over to Rainbow Falls, where the angle of light can often create a colorful rainbow in the mist, and also make a stop at a tropical fruit farm in Hilo where guests can sample seasonal fruit and fresh macadamia nuts.
    The drive back to Kona is an adventure in itself, as you travel the infamous Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, climbing to high on the frigid, windswept moonscape. In winter, it’s common for both mountains to be covered with snow, and eventually you’ll drop back down towards Kona for a drop off back at your hotel.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I plus our 9 and 12 year old enjoyed our waterfall and Waipio valley tour. Awana was our tour guide. He was excellent source of history on the Island. We were unable to swim in the waterfall due to the strong current...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Awesome tour. Awesome guide (Sergio). Had great weather day. Guide picked us up on time and was fantastic throughout tour. Tour was fun and informative, especially regarding the northern half of island, but guide was long time local and answered all island questions. Plan to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    My family and I had the privilege of having Dreu as our tour guide for this tour as well as the Volcanoes and Stargazing tour on back to back days, and both were incredible experiences. We were able to see the whole island and learn...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Kevinzhang11
    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    I Google Search Wasabi Tours. My Wife and I really Enjoyed this Tour. Our Tour Guide, Nathaniel, was Very Knowledgeable and Professional. I am Handi-Capped and use a Walking cane. At every stop, Nathaniel assisted me In/Out of Van. We also Enjoyed the Lento Box...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank LeggerKen
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    Our guide Awana was friendly, helpful, fun and has a wealth of local knowledge. The tour program is suitable for all ages. Akaka Falls is a fantastic spot for a picnic lunch. The lunch was homemade, simple and yum. The highlight was the 4WD experience...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    8 August 2019|
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    Response from SoCalJenn | Reviewed this property |
    They pick up at most major hotels and you need to ask about this and the exact time before you book which needs to be done in advance.
    28 July 2019|
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    Response from Elsa W | Reviewed this property |
    Driving to the look out would be okay but as far as going down into the valley I suggest you go with someone with 4 wheel drive it is super steep downhill along a steep cliff not alot of room for on coming traffic either.
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