KapohoKine Adventures - Kings, Kohala and Paniolo (from Kona)
Travel along Kohala, the birthplace of King Kamehameha on the Big Island of Hawaii with the Kings, Kohala and Paniolo tour!
Get picked up at central locations/hotel in the Kona or Kohala area and head right for the Pololu Valley. You'll hike down to the Pololu Valley to enjoy the sights.
Pololu valley features black sand beach dunes covered with vegetation and some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Island of Hawaii! More than 40 miles away, the enormous Pu'ukohala Heiau created with stones passed hand to hand from the Pololu Valley can be seen in the distance.
Next head off to and view the original statue of King Kamehameha, which was commissioned and cast in Paris in 1878 to commemorate the King's conquest and unification of the Hawaiian islands.
Spend some time at the next stop in Hawai town, known for the IRONMAN race! We'll enjoy lunch here and some free time to shop or explore the galleries, specialty shops, small sugar plantation museum, and/or visitor's center before heading off to Paniolo Country, Waimea!
In Paniolo Country a National Park Service trained guide will reveal the historical and cultural significance of the landmarks and the vibrant ranching community here. Parker Ranch features two historic homes! Visit the original Parker home, Mana Hale, and the luxurious Pu'uopelu which has been preserved and is rich with heirlooms. After visiting Parker Ranch the tour heads back to the Kona and Kohala area.
- Hike into Pololu Valley
- Black sand beach dunes
- Pu'ukohola Heiau views
- Original statue of King Kamehameha
- Hawi Town - stop for lunch
- Paniolo Country, Waimea
- Parker Ranch
Guests choose from the following for lunch at location (menu is subject to change without notice):
- Hawaiian BBQ pork sandwich with slaw and rice or waffled french fries
- Teriyaki chicken sandwich with slaw and rice OR waffled french fries
- Kalua pork and cabbage with rice
- Organic chicken caesar salad
- Local veggie stir fry with choice of rice OR noodles and choice of Thai coconut OR Teriyaki sauce