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Mauna Kea Summit Small Group Stargazing Tour from Hilo
"The drive to the summit of Mauna Kea is one you’ll never forget. Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain rising more than 32000 feet (9754 meters) from the ocean floor to its summit which is considered by many Hawaiians to be the most sacred place in all the islands. The road climbs 13796 feet (4205 meters) above sea level. You’ll stand in awe at both nature’s sublime creation and man’s astonishing technological achievements.After your pickup in Hilo (anywhere within city limits)
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Kona and Waikoloa - Small Group Tour
"The drive to the summit of Mauna Kea is one you’ll never forget. It’s hard to believe you’re in Hawaii as you climb to 13796 feet above sea level. Once at the summit we are afforded spectacular views of the horizon Haleakala on Maui Mauna Loa and Hualalai and Mauna Kea’s world-class array of telescopes. Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain rising over 32000 feet from the ocean floor to its summit
From $199.00
 
Hilo Shore Excursion: Exclusive Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls
"The  Volcanoes National Park Tour highlights some of the Big Islands most precious gems such as our Rainforest Waterfalls Orchid Flowers Volcanically made Black Sand Beaches Craters Lava Tubes and much more!This tour starts with a convenient pick up directly from the Hilo pier. As you settle into our comfortable small group vehicles we first pass through the historic town of Hilo and stop by a breathtaking 80 ft waterfall Rainbow Falls. We then make our way to the summit of Kilauea volcano in which sits The Volcanoes National Park. Once inside the Volcanoes National Park we walk through the cave like Thurston Lava Tube
From $120.00

Waterfalls Tips (18)

waterfalls across the Hilo side

We took a day to explore the other side. Our first trip to the island we spent the day on the other side with volcanos and walking to see lava . This time we explored botanical gardens and water fall...
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chattygirl7491
Aug 14, 2016

Rainbow Falls

I had previously visited Rainbow Falls during a trip to the Big Island many years ago. In 2013, my wife and I visited Hilo and took a local tour which brought us to Rainbow Falls. Rainbow Falls is a...
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cjg1
Mar 26, 2013

Umauma Falls

Umauma Falls is a beautiful three-tiered waterfall, it's about 300 feet in total height. This waterfall was the last of many on our tour of Hilo and the surrounding area. We were fortunate to have had...
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cjg1
Mar 15, 2013

Akaka Falls

My first visit to Akaka Falls was many years ago and I had rented a car. After the drive outside of Hilo on 19 we made the left turn onto 220. Only 3.4 miles to go and we’d be at the first intentional...
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cjg1
Mar 15, 2013

Rainbow Falls

A waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft (24 m) tall and almost 100 ft (30 m) in diameter.At Rainbow Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below. The gorge is blanketed by lush,...
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nightmarcher45
Feb 26, 2010

Land, Water and Air Tours

Family owned and Operated Lobo Del Mar Activities specializes in bringing to you the best land, water or air tours that Hilo has to offer. From unique volcano tours to one-of-a-kind waterfall tours by...
Fuegodegitana
Jul 21, 2007

What a Drop!

Just a short trip from Hilo, and you can see some of the most impressive waterfalls and lush bamboo jungles. We headed up north from Hilo and took a road a couple miles back to Akaka Falls Park. This...
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KiKitC
Apr 19, 2006

Short tour of Waterfalls Just Outside of Hilo

Hey...not all of the impressive waterfalls require a full day trip. Just a short trip down Waianuenue Avenue follow the signs for Rainbow Falls. This easy to access waterfall changes depending on the...
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KiKitC
Dec 28, 2005

Rainbow Falls

The 80-foot Rainbow Falls is renowned for the rainbow formed from its mist many mornings; legends say that the cave beneath the waterfall was the home of Hina, mother of the demigod Maui. It's a nice...
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Blatherwick
Sep 03, 2005

Akaka Falls

This falls, some 442 feet high is on many "must see" lists on the Big Island and is a grandiose sight indeed.You can take a moderate half mile hike through a rainforest featuring large philodendron...
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rexvaughan
Apr 07, 2005

Umauma Falls

This is a really beautiful waterfall, really a series of cascading falls. Their brochure claims it is the most beautiful in Hawaii and it is hard to argue with. They also compare it to Akaka Falls,...
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rexvaughan
Mar 14, 2005

Akaka Falls State Perk

this is a very easy walk through some very lovely "rain forest " type vegatation and the falls are very nice although you are a valley away it is still impressive alot of running water on the trip. A...
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derats
Oct 04, 2004
 
 
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"Business Center of the Big Island"
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"The lush windward coast"
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"Big Island - Big Sights"
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"Rainforest Trip"
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Things to Do Near Hilo

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Rainbow falls

Our last stop before heading back across the island to our resort was rainbow falls, The walk was short to view the falls .. you could walk up stairs to get other angle but it was HOT and Humid and...
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Akaka falls state park

The walk to see the falls wasn't far but it was hot and humid ... and raining off and on. there were stairs and with the rain the path to the falls was a bit slippery. the falls was nice and take...
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Volcanoes National Park

No one in my family had ever seen anything like this and we were all so impressed. I will say though that my son was a little bored at times. Do not miss the Jaggar Museum at night. There is a place...
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Mauna Kea

We did not go to the summit due to the fact that we had a rental car AND we had a 4 year old child. They do not cover rentals to go past the visitor's center and the visitor's center doesn't recommend...
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