10 Hours
Duration
Big Island
Location
Included
Pick Up
Morning
Tour Times

DEPARTS: KONA / DURATION: 10 HOURS / AVAILABILITY: DAILY

Our partnership with Botanical World Adventures gives you the chance to combine a world-class helicopter tour with another incredible adventure: zip lining!
You’ll depart from the Kona Airport in a Bell 407, Hawai‘i’s premier touring helicopter, on the same route as the Hawai‘i Experience. You will fly over the Kona coffee district and the slopes of Hualālai and Mauna Loa on your way to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to hunt for red, hot lava at Kīlauea, the world’s most active volcano, and Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Vent. Then, you’ll head north along the island’s rugged coastline, seeing jagged cliffs and lava fields give way to hundreds of waterfalls and rich vegetation.

After soaring to Hilo in the helicopter, it’s time to get a little closer to the trees. Botanical World Adventures offers seven different zip lines, taking you over streams and their beautiful gardens, where they maintain more than 5,000 plant species. Enjoy the colors of the flowers beneath you as you feel the wind in your face. This thrilling ride includes views of spectacular waterfalls, two of which were inaccessible until the gardens opened them to the public a few years ago. You’ll catch great views of Mauna Kea, as well as the Hāmākua District’s pastoral fields and ranches.

At the end of your excursion, head back to the Hilo International Airport, where
your helicopter waits to take you on the second half of your air tour. You’ll visit lush rainforests and the incomparable Kohala valleys. The views here are spectacular and often the favorite hidden gem discovered by our guests. Rounding out your trip, you’ll get a birds-eye view of iconic beaches, including Hāpuna Beach and Kua Bay, that are consistently voted as the best in the world.

SIGHTS

  • See Kona’s famous coffee district
  • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • Hunt for red, hot lava around Kīlauea
  • Explore Hilo Town
  • Rugged coastlines and beautiful beaches
  • Botanical World Adventures – lush gardens with 5,000 plant species
  • Zipline adventure
  • Rain forests
  • Pastoral fields and ranches

DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION

  • Departure: Early Morning
  • Paradise Helicopters, Kona Airport

INCLUDED IN THIS ADVENTURE

  • Approx. 2 hours* total air tour flight time in Bell 407 helicopter
  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
  • Ground transportation available to and from the Kona Airport between Keauhou and North Kohala
  • Approx. 2 hours to explore historic downtown Hilo
  • Approx. 2.5 hour zip line tour
  • Ground transportation between Hilo area landing, downtown Hilo, and the World Botanical Gardens

DETAILS

  • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and short climbs
  • Guests must weigh between 35-270 lbs to zip
  • Guests weighing over 250 lbs may be subject to a fuel surcharge
  • This tour is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems, an extreme fear of heights, or expectant mothers
  • Ages 5 and up to zip
  • Tour length subject to change • Paid parking

DURATION

  • Approx. 10 hours, including check-in

* total flight time typically varies from 1.7 – 2.1 hours

ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.

PLEASE ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR FOR BRIEFING

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