KapohoKine Adventures - Waipio Valley Explorer (KONA/KOHALA)
Venture along the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island, Hmakua Coast, on this KapohoKine Adventures tour!
Your adventure begins with a drive along Saddle Road. Enjoy sights of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the way to Rainbow Falls.
Rainbow Falls, an 80 ft twin waterfall system, gets its name from the rainbow effect that can often been seen there. It's a sight not to be missed and a perfect photo opportunity! Continue along a 4-mile section of the Onomea Scenic Route which is punctuated with historic wooden bridges, tropical foliage and waterfalls!
At lunch time the tour stops off at the famous What's Shakin' for a delicious bite before heading off to the Akaka Falls. Take a short walk through the fern forest to the 440 ft tumbling falls! After some time viewing the falls, everyone transfers over to a four-wheel-drive for a drive down into Waipio Valley.
Waipio Valley, known as the Valley of the Kings, features impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Waipio Valley was once inhabited by the thousands but today is home to taro farms and wild horses. Explore the valley for a bit before heading back out to Kona.
For Kona Guests, start out with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes over to the Hilo side of the island.
- Drive Saddle Road between Mauna Loa & Mauna Kea
- Rainbow Falls - 80 ft twin waterfall system
- Onomea Scenic Route - 4 mile section of old highway with historic bridges, waterfalls, & tropical foliage.
- Stop at What's Shakin' for lunch (no-host)
- Akaka Falls - 440 ft tumbling falls, walk through the fern forest
- Drive down into Waipio Valley - full of steep cliffs & cascading waterfalls
- Beverages and snacks
- Tasty Turkey Sandwich - white meat turkey, whole wheat bun, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumbers, & sprouts
- Rockin Roast Beef - sliced roast beef, baked bun, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, & onion
- Tuna Albacore Sandy - while albacore tuna mixed with mayo, splash of lemon, and hawaiian sea salt on a whole wheat bun with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers & sprouts
- Kicken Chicken Wrap - large tortilla stuffed with chunks of chicken, black beans, salsa, cheddar jack cheese and baked.
- Turkey Rockin Roll-up - white meat turkey, melted swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers & sprouts drizzled with aioli & rolled in large tortilla and baked lightly
- Ultimate Garden Burger - vegetarian patty on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers & sprouts