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Private Historic Kohala & Waterfall Tour

April 7, 2015| By

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  • Location: Departs from all locations
  • Duration: 9-10 Hours
  • Suggested start time: 8-9 am
  • What to bring: Guests are required to use covered toe shoes. Lighter footwear may be appropriate pending on the terrain and weather. Guests are advised to bring a sweater or jacket as the weather on the Big Island varies. Guests are advised to bring extra cash or credit card to cover cost of food, souvenirs, gifts or incidentals
  • Group size: Minimum of 2, maximum of 15
  • Included with tour: Bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, umbrellas, ponchos and towels
  • Not included with tour: Airfare, souvenirs, gratuity and cost of food
  • Availability: 7 days a week unless booked or otherwise noted
  • Cancellation policy for online bookings:
    72 hours prior to scheduled pick-up time receives full refund. Tours not cancelled before the 72-hour timeframe will not receive a full refund unless tour operator cancels.
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Private Historic Kohala & Waterfall Tour

Visit the remarkable sights of the Big Island as a knowledgeable local tour guide shows you unique, historic sites hidden away in the island’s wilderness. These are must-visit locations that will take your breath away, such as Pu‘u Kohola a sacrificial temple assembled to gain favor of the war god Ku, a gorgeous look-out over the Waipio Valley and majestic waterfalls near the Hilo coast.

Thanks to this tour’s customizable schedule and expert guide, you’ll find your day can be adjusted according to your desires. View a statue of King Kamehameha I in Kapa‘au, famously recovered after being lost at sea. Stretch your legs to trek down to the Polulu Valley and view spectacular scenery in the cool ocean breeze. View the Big Island’s renown Parker Ranch, once the largest privately owned ranch in the United States, on your way through Waimea to the Waipio Valley Lookout. For a memorable local snack, visit Tex Bakery, home of the world-famous malasadas, before you venture inland to view the 442-foot (134-m) Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls just outside of Hilo.

Travel back to North Kona, Kohala or Hilo by way of Saddle Road, nestled between the majestic volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. If you’re visiting during a colder month, you might catch the breathtaking sight of the mountain peaks capped in beautiful snow.