This tour takes you along the lush rain forest coastline of Onomea Bay—a scenic drive on the way to Akaka Falls in the comfort of a specialized mini-coach. As you slowly wind down the road towards the sea, you will be surrounded by incredible foliage and waterfalls—a true glimpse of Hawaiian paradise. Breathtaking views await you at Akaka Falls, a free-falling 442-foot waterfall that spills over a cliff of the dormant Mauna Kea Volcano. Great tsunami waves have always been a downside life in Hilo—today, you’ll hear of their capacity for devastation from a docent at the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Watch real footage of the 1946 tsunami; then, you’ll visit the beautiful Shinmachi Memorial, erected in honor of the many residents of Hilo who lost their lives. Your excursion continues to the historic King Kamehameha statue, followed by a panoramic journey through Lili’uokalani Gardens and along the famous Banyan Drive. Your excursion ends at Big Island Candies, where you can indulge in delectable handmade Hawaiian treats and 100% Kona coffee.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Tour does not operate on holidays.