Waterfall and Rain Forest Experience

Quick Details

Length of Tour: Approximately 10 hours (afternoon and evening)

Pick-up Locations: All West Hawaii hotels and resorts

Tour Hawaii Island’s Waterfalls

In our Mercedes Sprinter mini-coaches, we revel in the incredible views of Waipio Valley lookout while enjoying a deli-style picnic lunch. Choose from several sandwiches or wraps and select a side of salad or fresh island fruit. We then journey along the Hamakua Coast to one of Hawaii’s most spectacular waterfalls, Akaka Falls! Stroll along the pathway of bamboo, orchids, banana trees, and mountain brooks directly to the falls or follow the loop to unending photo opportunities.

Then, it’s time for a scenic drive where we stop at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Onomea Bay. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. Explore 40 acres of this tropical rainforest that showcases 2,000 species of tropical flora from around the world; truly a botanical oasis!

Next, cruise through Hilo to Rainbow Falls. Walk the grounds or simply marvel at the waterfall created by a lava tube many years ago. Kaumana Caves sits a little further up the mountain where guests may poke their heads or spelunk deep into a cavernous lava tube to witness Pele’s creation. Tucked away in a mountainous jungle, Kaumana Caves is a natural wonder to behold. In historic downtown Hilo, guests will select one of Jackie Rey’s signature entrees as part of an incredible three-course dinner.

Finally, leave the driving to us as we journey back over Saddle Road to return you to your hotel. On clear nights, guides may have the opportunity to showcase the glittering starry night sky along the slopes of Mauna Kea. After passing out jackets and hot cocoa, Kailani guides show off the stars with powerful laser pointers and binoculars before returning back to the resorts and hotels.

Points of Interest on This Big Island Tour:

  1. Waipio Valley
  2. Akaka Falls
  3. Onomea Bay
  4. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  5. Rainbow Falls
  6. Kaumana Caves
  7. Jackie Rey’s Hilo
  8. Saddle Road

What Kailani Tours Hawaii Provides:

English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 passenger van, deli-style lunch, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot towel, dinner at Kilauea Lodge, bottled water, flashlight, and hot beverage. This tour has a maximum of 10 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with a state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.

Hawaii Island Waterfall Tour Itinerary:

  • Depart hotel
  • Picnic Lunch and Waipio Lookout (Kukui Haile)
  • Tex Drive-In – (Time Permitting)
  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Kaumana Caves
  • Jackie Rey’s – Restaurant Dinner
  • Hotel Return (Stargaze on return – Weather Permitting)
  • Chevron down What To Bring
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, and a hat (optional). We recommend bringing a small backpack or tote bag as there is plenty of room in our spacious cabin.

  • Chevron down What to Wear
  • Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather can change dramatically from hot and humid to cool and wet conditions. Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear, a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset.

  • Chevron down Recommendations
  • This tour is for guests 5 years and older. It includes a few short walks to and from waterfalls as well as a downhill/uphill slope at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Passengers travelling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome to join our tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii’s spacious Mercedes passenger vans provide the ultimate in comfort for guests hoping to avoid large 50 passenger vans and want a more personal and authentic Hawaiian Experience. Please note, our vans are equipped to handle easy storage of a wheelchair or other medical equipment. But we do not have a wheelchair lift.

  • Chevron down What Kailani Tours Hawaii Provides
  • English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 mini-coach, deli-style lunch, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot and cold towel service, three course dinner at Jackie Rey’s, bottled water, flashlight, and hot beverage. This tour has a maximum of 13 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with a state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.

  • Chevron down Disclaimer
  • Kailani Tours Hawaii is committed to providing five-star service to all guests.  Kailani Tours Hawaii will not refund tour price due to weather-related reasons.  We will promise an incredible volcano experience but unfortunately cannot control the weather.  Guests will be charged 100% of the tour price for cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.

    Kailani Tours Hawaii is a Big-Island based deluxe tour company specializing in Kilauea Tours, Charters, and special events.  The company utilizes Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans, maintains the best touring equipment, and provides the highest level of service!