Shore Excursion Details

Kings, Kohala & Paniolo

Kona, Hawaii

Kings, Kohala & Paniolo


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Experience the remarkable diversity of the Big Island on a picturesque driving tour with stops at the most revealing historical and cultural attractions. After pausing for photos at the statue of Kamehameha, the beloved king that unified the Hawaiian Islands in 1810, you will enjoy a panoramic view of fertile Pololu Valley from a hilltop lookout. The black sand beach below is made from lava that cooled and shattered when it flowed into the sea. Following lunch and time for shopping in the free-spirited community of Hawi, you will travel a scenic mountain road along the spine of the ancient Kohala volcano. A tour of the historical homes at Parker Ranch and a glimpse into the lifestyle of the paniolo or Hawaiian cowboy will enhance your understanding of the local culture. For yet another perspective of the Big Island, you will hike through the cloud forest that blankets the slopes of Haulalai volcano.


  • See the statue of King Kamehameha and learn how he unified the islands in 1810.
  • Enjoy gorgeous views of Pololu Valley and the black sand beach that rims it.
  • Dine and spend free time shopping in the small, carefree community of Hawi.
  • Gain insight into the paniolo or Hawaiian cowboy lifestyle at sprawling Parker Ranch.
  • Hike through the bio-diverse cloud forest that covers the dormant Haulalai volcano.


  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: There are opportunities to purchase local products and souvenirs along the way. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The order of the itinerary may change. Participants must be at least 4 years of age and be able to walk on uneven terrain & up and down stairs without assistance.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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