This exclusive, upscale tour of the Hamakua Coast takes you along the northern edge of the Big Island. Avoiding the large tour crowds, you'll pass through the hot, dry lands of Kona to the tropical, lush green rainforest. A brief stop is made at the Parker Ranch, one of the oldest and largest cattle ranches in the United States, spreading across approximately 150,000 acres of the island. Next to the Parker Ranch is Waimea, an old cowboy town with beautiful green rolling hills.
Your exclusive drive down some of Hawaii's old highways and back roads brings you to Lauphoehoe. Learn about the devastating tsunami in 1946 and how it affected the locals who lived there. Further down the old road and down into a deep gulch brings us to Hakalau. Once a thriving sugar plantation, it still stands strong despite powerful hits from the tsunami. The bay next to the sugar mill was once one of the area's busiest bays for transporting goods.
Next you will view some of the Big Island's most beautiful waterfalls, including the famous Akaka and Kahuna Falls.
Your excursion ends with a drive down an old coastal road with spectacular views of the ocean, broken-down sea arch and a river running through a lava tube.
Our guide, Davia, did a wonderful job.