Tour Summary: Experience a delicious vanilla inspired luncheon and walking tour through a Hawaiian vineyard with vanilla vines. Learn about the vanilla cultivation process and rich history while enjoying homemade vanilla offerings.
- Delicious vanilla-inspired lunch with vanilla in each course.
- Informative tour of the vanilla farm.
- Original "once in a lifetime" farm tour concept.
- Learn how vanilla was brought to Hawaii and about the trials and tribulations of commercial growing.
Important: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light windbreaker or sweater. Bring a rain jacket or umbrella during the rainy season (Nov-Apr).
|(excluding taxes & fees)||$75||$50|
Tour Provider: Hawaiian Vanilla Company
Activity: Farm Tour
Tour start time: 12:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Departure from: Hamakua Coast
Pick-up available? No
Included: 4-course lunch + farm tour.
Cancellations: Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone at (808) 776-1771 to cancel or inquire about rescheduling. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Read more: about farm tour on the Love Big Island website in our farm tour guide.
The 2-hour long farm tour + lunch combo is a great experience for people with a passion for food that want to know more about growing vanilla (and of course taste a lot of it!).
The Vanilla Luncheon offers a vanilla inspired meal featuring gourmet recipes developed in their vanilla-dedicated kitchen. An example of what you can expect for lunch is listed below. Notice how they include vanilla into each course! (You will be able to see the current lunch menu during the booking process before entering your payment information.)
Choice of Vanilla Lemonade, Vanilla Ice Tea or a combination—also called a “Jimmy Boy”.
An “amuse” of garam masala shrimp cooked in vanilla butter served on a crostini with our Vanilla Pineapple Chutney.
Salad & Side Dish
Fresh salad topped with Vanilla Raspberry Balsamic Dressing, Vanilla Honey Peppered Pecans and feta cheese. Accompanied by sliced potatoes baked in a Vanilla Southwest Rub.
Vanilla Bourbon Marinated Chicken Breast on a Vanilla Sweet Bread Bun topped with caramelized onions. Served with Vanilla Barbecue Sauce and Vanilla Mango Chutney Aioli.
Homemade Hawaiian Vanilla Bean ice cream served alongside local Hawaiian coffee.
Vanilla Farm Tour + Lunch Video:
You can get an impression of the luncheon and farm tour from the following video made by Abbie and Wiebe in February 2022:
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