Explore Hilo’s coastline, a sparsely populated area studded with breathtaking waterfalls, stunning valleys, and lush rainforests. First stop is Rainbow Falls. Turning off the highway and onto the 4 mile Onomea Scenic Route we find Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, “a garden in a valley on the ocean”. Truly one of Hawaii Island’s hidden gems, this lush oasis is home to more than 2,000 plant species, birds and waterfalls. You’ll traverse a paved walking path right through the center of a lush rainforest to Akaka Falls, a stunning 442 foot waterfall that plunges down a sheer cliff and into the water below. Enjoy a photo-op at another Hilo icon, the King Kamehameha statue, before shopping for Hawaii mac nuts (including free samples!), local crafts and products, Kona coffee and more.
Need to Know:
Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age. The order of the itinerary may change.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.