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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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Kailua-Kona, United States
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls. You also sample seasonal fruit and macadamia nuts at a fruit farm in Hilo, swim at a private waterfall, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Full-day tour of the Waipio Valley and Hamakua Coast
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Kona and Kohala hotels
  • Snacks, drinks, and lunch included: No need to bring your own
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people: Ensures a more personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Lunch
Snacks
Professional and Certified Guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
Small-group tour limited to maximum of 10
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
2: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
3: 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Starbucks at Queen's Market Place
Longs Drugs at Keauhou Shopping Center
Pine Tree Cafe in Kona

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Saturday:06:30 AM - 08:00 AM
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Saturday:06:30 AM - 08:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
There are few more images iconic to Hawaii than a waterfall spilling through the rain forest, and on this scenic Waipio waterfall tour, you 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 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, to explore a part of the Hawaiian Islands that’s known as the Valley of Kings.

Navigate the rugged valley terrain towards the base of Hi’ilawe Falls, and 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 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 get to swim and kayak under a private waterfall to cool down after a short hike. 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, drop back down towards Kona for a drop off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Parker Ranch
Passing by the Historic Parker Ranch on the way to Waipio Valley
Stop At:  
Waipi'o Valley
traverse shallow river streams and pass by taro fields surrounded by native flora and fauna, our guide will share the stories and legends of this special place while you marvel at Hawaii Island’s tallest waterfall, Hi’ilawe Falls, which cascades down 1300 feet in the back of the valley.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hiilawe Falls
view this waterfall from distance in the Waipio Valley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Akaka Falls State Park
In the afternoon, we continue the drive down the scenic Hamakua Coast and visit the towering Akaka Falls, which plummets 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Onomea Bay
Swim at a private waterfall near Onomea Bay
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
OK Farms Hawai'i
Stop at OK Farm to taste exotic local fruit, macadamia nuts, and Hawaiian coffee. View various spice trees, and view Rainbow Falls from a private Lookout.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Falls
View the waterfall from a private lookout
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Saddle Road
Return to hotel via Saddle Road
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children under 4
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Closed-toe walking shoes are recommended
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Bring swimsuit, towels, and water shoes for private waterfalls
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wasabi Tours Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring your own rain jacket because the one provided made me sweat!" See review
  • "The scenery is amazing, and this tour is a must for anyone visiting Hawai'i." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour, you'll get some great experiences and some beautiful pictures." See review

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Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure
Dan_M
, Mar 2020
Great, wonderful tour! Well organized adventure! You are surprised how fast the time is flying. Kudos for a well knowledgeable and funny tour guide: Drew Highly recommended
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Good tour
b0ssiney1
, Dec 2019
Guide was very good - a very enjoyable experience especially the waterfalls. could have missed out the coffee planta5tion, and other agricultural sites as they were boring,.
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Brilliant tour
Z5036YGteresag
, Sep 2019
The guide (Dreu) was excellent, he looked after all of others, was knowledgeble, informative and entertaining. We have a brilliant time and several people swam and paddled floats in the private waterfall. The scenery is amazing, and this tour is a must for anyone visiting Hawai'i.
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Adventure and much more!
jamesawg
, Jul 2019
This tour offered so much more than we expected! On our honeymoon, my wife and I sought an experience that wouldn't just show us the island from a bus window, but let us interact with its wonders. This excursion delivered. Our friendly guide, Dreu, picked us up from our hotel promptly, and for over 10 hours taught our small group about life on the island. Even during the longer stretches of driving there was never a dull moment with Dreu. We tasted a variety of spices on a farm, enjoyed fresh lychee, cracked our own macadamia nuts, sampled local coffee, and, of course, visited several waterfalls, and even swam in one (and jumped off the rock just like the photo!). They provided paddle boards, which we had a blast on. Waipio Valley was simply stunning, from afar, and through an intimate drive through the lush neighborhoods at its base. Excellent tour!
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A fun filled day
ashdog11
, Jun 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. We got lots of background on the volcanoes themselves, the climate, history, etc. Our guides were very informative and we definitely learned alot. I liked the Waipio Valley and all of the waterfalls the best. You even get to swim in a private waterfall. I also got to try and purchase macadamia nut honey for the 1st time. I highly recommend this tour, you'll get some great experiences and some beautiful pictures.
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Fabulous day even through the rain
Cathleen M
, Oct 2018
The trip to Waipio Valley exceeded my expecrtations! Beautiful flowers, historical details, ecology and geology details. Restroom stops abundant. Akaka Falls beautiful in the light rain. Bring your own rain jacket because the one provided made me sweat! Rainbow Falls from the non-public side was beautiful too!
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An amazing trip with Nathaniel, once at...
Donald B
, Aug 2018
An amazing trip with Nathaniel, once at Waipio Valley we were met by Douglas, who offered not only a vast amount of history for his home down in the valley, but humor as well. Mahalo!!
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Enlightening, enjoyable!
Robert O
, Aug 2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonders of Hawaii through the knowledgeable and capable narration of our guide Keith from Wasabi Tours! From a farm to waterfalls to the wonders of the beautiful valley we visited, the tour was very inclusive and was the highlight of our vacation!
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A must see for everyone
robsavalanche
, Jun 2018
Fantastic experience. The tour guides were amazing, would recommend this to everyone, got a lot of history of the areas.
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was a wonderful way to see a lot in...
Petra M
, Jun 2018
was a wonderful way to see a lot in 1 day and not renting my own car. guide was great. was worth it
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