12 Hours
Duration
Hilo
Location
Dinner, Lunch
Meal
Included from Kohala
Pick Up
10:00AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

The original evening volcano adventure and still the best!  Travel south into Kona coffee country for the first stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park.  Before coffee there was kapu, the ancient Hawaiian system of laws. Should a person break kapu and face almost certain death they could make their way to a place of refuge and be absolved.  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park is one of those places of refuge. Explore this historic 420 acre Park with your National Park Service-trained guide and see temple platforms, fishponds, and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii.

Next, head up to Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona Coffee along with a deli-style lunch at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States.  The adventure continues after a quick stop at the famous Painted Church as you head through the South Kona and Ka’u Districts. Stunning views, alternating between stark lava flows and Hawaiian dry forest, are visible through the huge picture windows of your tour vehicle. We stop briefly at Punalu’u Bake Shop, the southern most bakery in America. Offering the finest time-honored Hawaiian sweetbreads since 1991, the Bake Shop offers an array of breads and cookies.

Shortly thereafter, you’ll arrive at picturesque Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palm trees, this is one of the best black sand beaches on the island. Stroll along the beach and look for honu (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles) feeding just offshore or sun-worshipping on the sand.  Then it’s on to the famous Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. You’ll sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare. The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.

Complete the day viewing the current volcanic eruption if it’s available from a safe distance before returning.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Daily
  • Tour Time: 10:00 AM
  • Duration: 12 hours

Recommendations:

  • Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are ok), light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat.

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • Comfortable walking shoes required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted).
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All children under 7 are required to be in a car seat.

Location: Grand Nani Loa Hotel
Address: 93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/VL27fqPS1g72

Check-in: KapohoKine Adventures Store
Important: For your security, at check-in you are required to present the credit card that was used to pay for your booking and matching valid photo identification. The name listed on your credit card must be identical to the contact name listed on your booking.

Parking:
Can be located across of the hotel near the golf course.

Special Notes:

  • If you require a car seat, let us know. All children under 7 are required to be in a car seat.
  • Pickup from Hilo hotels are not offered on Kona tours.
  • Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Order of itinerary may change.
  • Tour runs rain or shine.

Activity Company: KapohoKine Adventures

Lunch Options:

Turkey Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich
Ham Sandwich
Vegetarian Sandwich
Turkey Sandwich Gluten Free
Tuna Sandwich Gluten Free
Ham Sandwich Gluten Free
Vegetarian Sandwich Gluten Free

Dinner Options:

BBQ Dinner
Guava Glazed Pork Ribs, Shoyu Ginger Chicken, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.

Veggie BBQ Dinner
BBQ Veggie Skewer with Herb Seasoning, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.

Gluten Free Option
To Pulehu (“Broil Over A Fire”) Olive Oil & Salt Seasoned Pulehu Chicken, Pulehu Ribs, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw

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