Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove
This adventure takes you off the beaten path to explore remote treasures often unseen by visitors. You will be traveling in a small group for an intimate experience, taking in the spectacular wild beauty of coastal Hilo. Traverse roads built in the 1800s to access local surf spots, hidden rivers and waterfalls surrounded by 40-foot royal palms. Enjoy the scenic views of Rainbow Falls while taking in the rich rainforest surrounding the lookout. Travel by van to an area known as Boiling Pots, where water from the Wailuku River rushes through old lava rocks and lava tubes, creating a boiling effect. You have the option to navigate down 20 steep steps and over a natural trail to explore the mouth of Kaumana Caves. These natural wonders were formed by the 1881 eruption of Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world. Leaving the depths of the earth, you’ll continue on to the rugged coastline and visit a black-sand cove. This is a visual treat for the exploring eye—it’s surrounded by unique lava formations and marine life. Before your journey ends visit the delectable Big Island Trading Company where you will indulge in handmade Hawaiian Treats and 100% Hawaiian Coffee. Throughout the day, your local Hawaiian guide will tell stories from the island state’s long and fascinating history.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Participants must be in good physical condition and be able to negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces. Minimum age is 8 years. Tour operates rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions.