Tour Summary: See 4 waterfalls, swim under a 120 foot private waterfall, and explore the rich heritage of Hilo and travel old Hawaii’s charming back-roads and scenic byways to visit historic landmarks, beautiful waterfalls, and a family-owned tropical fruit farm.
- View 4 different waterfalls from almost every angle
- Swim, Kayak, or Paddle under a 120 foot private waterfall
- Exclusive access to a 1,000 acre tropical fruit farm to see cacao, lychee, macadamia nuts, coffee, & other exotic crops
- Learn the history of Hilo as you drive along the bay shore
- Sample seasonal fruit and fresh macadamia nuts at a private gazebo overlooking world-famous Rainbow Falls
- Enjoy a locally made lunch while taking in stunning views
- Small group tour: between 4 and max. 12 people.
Important: Bring a swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a light sweatshirt or jacket. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. Cool, wet or muddy conditions may occur during this tour.
Tour Provider: Hawaii Forest and Trail
Tour start time: 10 am
Duration: 3.5 hours
Departure from: Hilo
Pick-up available? Yes, from several location in Hilo including the Hilo Pier (at 09:30, for cruise ship passengers) and the Hilo Airport.
Included: Lunch, farm-fresh seasonal fruit, macadamia nut tasting, and beverages, are provided.
Cancellations: Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Private tours: Customers will receive a full refund with 72 hours notice of cancellation. Cancellations within the cancellation period and “no-shows” will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.
You can read more about this activity in our Waterfalls guide.
The eastern coast of the Big Island is know for its lush green forests and landscapes, waterfalls (many waterfalls!), and delicious tropical fruits.
This tour lets you explore the rich heritage of Hilo and travel old Hawaii’s charming back-roads and scenic byways to visit historic landmarks, beautiful waterfalls and a family-owned tropical fruit farm. Enjoy a locally made lunch and swim or kayak under a 120 foot private waterfall.
Hawaii Forest & Trail is a highly respected local tour company that has operated on the Big Island since 1993. They have gained access to private and restricted lands and are widely recognized as a tour company that has passionate and knowledgeable interpretative guides, all of which translates into consistent stellar reviews from their past guests.
Hawaii Forest & Trail is fully certified by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association. This means that their tours are eco-friendly, culturally educational and operate as sustainable as possible.
The HFT staff are picked to have strong academic backgrounds in biology, geology, Hawaiian culture and history, and extensive natural history field experience. It’s not enough for the guides to simply “know things”, they must also have a real passion for Hawaii’s natural world and enthusiasm for sharing it.
Giving back to the community
The vision of Hawaii Forest & Trail is to share the splendor of Hawai’i and inspire a deep connection with our natural world. They donate a small amount ($1 per guest) to a fund that makes donations to non-profit organizations whose mission and work aligns with at least one of the following criteria:
- benefits the conservation of Hawaii’s native ecosystems, species and landscapes.
- promulgates the understanding and practice of Hawaiian culture and the dissemination and understanding of Hawaii’s natural and cultural history.
- promotes and facilitates an appreciation and interaction with nature, especially programs that are youth oriented.
It is the intent of the fund to give preference to entities who are based or whose work is performed in the communities where they operate tours.
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