Kona, Hawaii, US
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Awaken your senses with fresh island-grown products found in Kona's tropical agricultural environment. On this 'tasteful' tour, you'll visit unique island farms and learn how they transform their crops from field to finished product.
The slopes of Hualalai feature rich volcanic soil that nourishes the crops to yield vibrant tastes. At Kokoleka Lani Farms, explore a grove of cacao trees and see ripe pods sliced open to reveal the raw beans. Learn about the cacao-to-cocoa transformation and sample the flavor of locally made 70% dark chocolate.
Next stop -- the Kona Natural Soap Company. The owners will explain the intricacies underpinning their processes. Local ingredients such as Kona coffee, rainwater, cacao and kukui nut oil create a line of handcrafted soap and skin care products.
The brisk aroma of fresh coffee greets you at a farm high on the slopes of Hualalai -- the award-winning Kona Joe Coffee. Learn how 100% Kona coffee is grown and processed, and don’t miss the on-site roasting facility. Before leaving this idyllic spot, you’ll relax with a cup of gourmet Kona coffee and a special coffee bean treat. Enjoy the magnificent scenery from the ocean-view lanai and take home a Kona Joe coffee mug as a souvenir.
End your outing with a scenic journey down Ali'i Drive, along the coastline and through the heart of lively, historical Kona town.