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Waipio Valley Explorer, Hilo Botanical Garden & Waterfall Tour (from Kona)

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Explore beautiful Hamakua Coast, see Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls and embark on an off-road adventure into the secluded Waipio Valley.


Start you day driving between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes, through Saddle Road, and visit Rainbow Falls before heading north along the coast to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a spectacular rainforest preserve located on the gorgeous Hamakua Coast. Further along the coast you'll stop by Akaka Falls, one of the most iconic waterfalls in Hawaii. The last stop on your trip is Waipio Valley, a mystical and sacred place rarely visited. Explore the beauty of the valley on a off-road adventure, see lush tropical forests, majestic waterfalls and learn about ancient Hawaiian history.


  • Guide

  • Soft drinks / Juice

  • Bottled water

  • General admission (all attractions included)

  • Snacks
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Waipio Valley Explorer

Duration: 11 - 12:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / General admission (all attractions included) / Snacks
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  • 07:15

    Pick-up & Check-in

  • Drive to Rainbow Falls

    After being picked up in Kona, you'll drive between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the two volcanoes that make up the Big Island.

  • Shop at Hilo Farmers Market

    See over 200 local farmers and craftsmen sell their original produce and crafts at the famous Hilo Farmers Market.

  • Visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    This beautiful garden in a valley on the ocean contains over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

  • View Akaka Falls

    One of Hawaii's most famous waterfalls, Akaka Falls is 442 feet tall and is easily accessible via a short hike.

  • Arrive at the Waipio Valley overlook

    Enjoy beautiful views of the valley and before transfering to a four-wheel-drive van to drive down into Waipio Valley.

  • Explore Waipio Valley

    This is a unique opportunity to access the grounds of the valley and learn about ancient Hawaiian history. Cross streams, see majestic waterfalls and lush rainsforest.

  • 19:00

    Check-out & Drop-off

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  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at no charge with advance notice.

  • Children between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight must use a booster seat.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Children 3 years old and below must use a car seat.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 4 and maximum of 13.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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