Kona Coffee, Chocolate & City of Refuge Tour
A visit to tropical Hawaii may not be complete without experiencing these festive locations. First, you'll visit the Kona Coffee Farm to sample the legendary roast before enjoying the white sand beaches at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (City of Refuge). Thereafter, you'll reach the Kona Chocolate Factory for some delicious samples prior to reaching the Kealakekua Bay and seeing the Captain Cook Monument. The option to snorkel at Kahalu'u Beach is offered before concluding the adventure with shopping on Alii Drive. Travelers with a taste for delicacies and adventure value this festive Kona tour.
The Kona Coffee farm, home of the legendary beans farmed in the rainforest, is the first location your learned guide will escort you. As you see the beans and learn how they are farmed, you'll be extended the opportunity to enjoy robust samples of what many claim to be the world's finest coffee.
Next, travel to Hawaii's most famous and best preserved ancient sites of refuge. The 182 acre site was declared a national park in 1961. You'll revel in seeing the authentic temples, royal fishponds, and sledding tracks--not to forget its pristine, white sand beach.
Thereafter, you're escorted to the Kona Chocolate Factory to understand the production of its dark and milk chocolate before sampling the rich treat. You'll then reach beautiful Kealakekua Bay to see the Captain Cook Monument and stunning panoramic shots of the bay.
Upon driving through the lush rainforest, you'll reach Kahalu'u Beach, where you will have the option to snorkel around the nearby reef (snorkel gear is not included and can be rented at the beach). Depending on the season, there are a wide variety of colorful fish to see. If you choose to not participate in the snorkel portion of our excursion, you also have the option of visiting the many fashionable boutiques and cafes located at Alii Drive. Book this pleasurable Kona tour today.
We spent a great day with Edmund. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and a very good driver. I felt we really got our monies worth, and I would recommend taking this tour if you are really into coffee like I am.
Reviewer: Karen Kennedy Gaskins
We so enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Jill, was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. The coffee farm tour was great. We learned so much about the process. And it's in such a beautiful location. The City of Refuge was our favorite part. To see firsthand how the Hawaiians lived in older times was very interesting. It does get very hot there, so be sure to bring hat, sunglasses, water, etc. We didn't tour the chocolate factory, but did stop at the retail shop. We sampled many of the confections there and bought even more!
Reviewer: Karen K Gaskins
We took this tour on 6/28/17. Our guide, Jill, was very knowledgeable and personable. We only had 4 of us on the tour, so we really felt like it was tailored to us personally. The City of Refuge was so interesting! Loved the coffee farm tour, as well. We made several other stops, but never felt rushed. I would highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Mary McConnell
Kona is a beautiful area. We were primarily interested in coffee growing area but we're delighted to learn about much more. The driver was pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. Offered local information which we enjoyed. Great day.
Reviewer: Pam Gurewitz
Our driver was patient and very knowledgeable on areas we drove to. He gave us time to see what was on the tour and also included water if needed. the car was comfy and he always the air as we requested!