Ultimate Kohala Adventure

Tour Description

Explore the majestic Kohala coast, mountains, and jungle on a fun-filled, 8-hour tour to the North Shore of the Big Island. Tour the exotic and lush Pololu and Waipio Valleys, pay homage at the original statue of King Kamehameha The Great, savor Waimea’s greatest culinary treasure at Merriman’s restaurant, and step back in time to the days of the Hawaiian cowboys. Finally, take in the stunning sunset after a trip to the Hamakua Macadamia Nut factory. This is the ultimate way to see Hawaii Island’s breathtaking North Shore!

Tour Info

Price: $199 for Adults / $199 for Children (Age 5-11 years old)

Our goal on our newest first class tour offering is to highlight the amazing natural beauty of the Big Island, while incorporating glimpses into the native culture, legends, and history.

What to Expect

  • Itinerary
  • Explore the majestic Kohala coast, mountains, and jungle on a fun-filled, 8-hour tour to the North Shore of the Big Island. Tour the exotic and lush Pololu and Waipio Valleys, pay homage at the original statue of King Kamehameha The Great, savor Waimea’s greatest culinary treasure at Merriman’s restaurant, and step back in time to the days of the Hawaiian cowboys. Finally, take in the stunning sunset after a trip to the Hamakua Macadamia Nut factory. This is the ultimate way to see Hawaii Island’s breathtaking North Shore!

    Our goal on our newest first class tour offering is to highlight the amazing natural beauty of the Big Island, while incorporating glimpses into the native culture, legends, and history.
    Traveling in the best tour vehicle in the industry, the Mercedes Sprinter 15 Passenger Van, we’ll travel in style and comfort! This small group tour will provide a 5-Star experience that no other tour company in Hawaii can provide! By touring with smaller groups enables a more personal and interactive experience.

    Watch for humpback wales, take pictures of distant Maui Island, and experience the transition from the dry side to the lush wet side. On this fun-filled, 8-hour tour to the North Shore of the Big Island. Tour the exotic and lush Pololu and Waipio Valleys, pay homage to Hawaii’s great King Kamehameha, savor Waimea’s greatest culinary treasure at Merriman’s restaurant, and step back in time to the days of the Hawaiian cowboy. Finally, take in the stunning sunset after a trip to the Hamakua Macadamia Nut factory. This is the ultimate way to see the breathtaking Kohala coast! This deluxe Hawaii Island adventure is an exclusive tour offered only a few times a week by the best high-end tour company on the Big Island of Hawaii. Everything imaginable is included: we’re only missing you! Included are: five-star restaurant lunch, cold drinks, water, and experienced driver/guide. Arrive back at your hotel after a day full of natural history, stories, legends, and memories. Total tour time approx. 8 hrs.
    Depart Waikoloa – From either Waikoloa or Kohala resorts, we will gladly pick you up right at your hotel! For Kona travelers, we will meet you at the Queen’s Marketplace rear entrance near the food court.

    King Kamehameha Statue – As we pass from the dry side to the wet side of the island, we will travel through the towns of Hawi and Kapa’au; two of the Big Island’s most whimsical villages. We’ll arrive at the original King Kamehameha The Great statue for a brief photo session with “The King.”

    Pololu Valley Lookout – Home to some of the Big Island’s first sugar cane plantations, the drive out to the majestic views of Pololu Valley are simply breathtaking! You will recognize these views as this location was used in a few helicopter scenes of Jurassic Park! We’ll park right up next to a valley with a black sand beach and wild horses roaming free below. Bring your camera, you won’t want to miss these shots! No hiking required.
    Merriman’s Restaurant – Waimea – For some, the opportunity to dine at Peter Merriman’s signature restaurant in the town of Waimea may be the highlight of their tour. The creator of “Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” Chef Peter Merriman has treated many locals and visitors with his signature “Farm to Table” style dining. Chef Merriman selects only the freshest ingredients selected from right here on the Big Island. Fine dining in the heart of Waimea is a foodie’s dream!

    Parker Ranch Homes – Puuopelu – This stop at a ranch home is a rare and unique opportunity to experience paniolo (cowboy) life. Step inside Hale Mana home of first Hawaiian cowboy – John Palmer Parker. A sailor from Massachusetts, Parker arrived in Hawaii in 1809, departed, and then returned five years later to shoot wild cattle that had overpopulated the area. Parker later married the daughter of a high chief and settled the area that at one time spanned nearly 250,000 acres!
    Waipio Valley Lookout – Travel further through the lush greenery of the wet side of the island near the town of Honoka’a and experience the Valley of the Kings; a panoramic view of Hawaiian yesteryear. View taro fields, vast expanses of blue Hawaiian water, and a valley that seems to go on forever. This must be heaven!
    Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory – End your day sampling Hawaii Island’s biggest food export – macadamia nuts! Enjoy the large factory where they process, sort, and roast one of Hawaii’s tastiest treats. Coffee, ice cream, popcorn, and other Hawaiian keepsakes can be purchased here.
    Hotel Return – The short road back to the hotel provides spectacular Kohala coast views. Look back on an amazing day that you won’t soon forget! Aloha and A hui hou!

  • Inclusions
  • • Bottled water and juices
    • 5-Star, 3 course restaurant lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Select Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs
    • Small-group tour

  • Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)

    Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Only children 12 and older permitted on this tour
    Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    A minimum amount of walking is involved
    Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • Disclaimers
  • Cancellation policy for this particular tour is 72 hours. Cancelled reservations within 72 hours of the tour, will result in a 100% charge and no refunds.

    Kailani Tours Hawaii reserves the right to change restaurants for a particular tour due to any unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, Kailani Tours Hawaii will return all deposits and purchases at the guest’s request.

  • Menu
  • Merriman’s Menu Includes:
    Your choice of juice, coffee, tea, or soda.

    Hibabara Farm Earth Grown Lettuce Salad

    Choice of Entree:
    Always Fresh Grilled Island Fish Sandwich
    or
    BBQ Roasted Kalua Pork Sandwich
    or
    Waipio Taro Enchiladas

    Dessert:
    Hanaoka Farms Lilikoi Mousse w/cookies

Highlights:

  1. All-inclusive tour
  2. Instant Confirmation
  3. Likely to Sell Out
  4. Private guide for a more personalized experience
  5. Informative, friendly and professional guide
  6. Small group ensures personal service
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