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Roast Master for a Day Private Lesson
"Start the tour with a stop at the visitor's center for Kona coffee and Hawaiian tea tasting. Enjoy free samples. See the Discovery Channel feature that takes you through the process of making coffee.  Go to the dry mill located by the visitor's center. Learn about hulling sizing grading and color sorting of the different grades of Kona coffee. Begin your roast master experience as you roast five pounds of green Kona coffee. Take home the coffee you roasted during the lesson."""Learn about the processing steps used to get the Kona coffee beans ready to roast. Roast and package Kona coffee during this 2-hour experience. Take home all of the coffee you roast to enjoy for yourself or share with friends and family. One price covers
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Organic Kona Coffee Farm and Mill Tour
"The tour starts at the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation visitor center for Kona coffee and Hawaiian tea tasting. While enjoying the free samples we offer viewing of our Discovery Channel feature about Kona coffee. It was filmed at Mountain Thunder’s Kaloko cloud forest farm and mill with the famous Mike Rowe from the Dirty Jobs series. The show takes the visitor through all of the processes from wild ginger vanilla green tea & Mamaki tea plants to our coffee orchard. At the coffee orchard visitors learn how Kona coffee is grown. They are welcome to pick and taste the sweet red coffee fruit. They also can see the coffee flowers and maturing green fruit on the trees amongst an ancient Ohia rain forest with passion fruit vines abound. They c Saint Croix sheep
From $65.00
 
VIP Organic Kona Coffee Farm Mill and Roastery Tour
"The tour starts at the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation visitor center for Kona coffee and Hawaiian tea tasting. While enjoying the free samples we offer viewing of our Discovery Channel feature about Kona coffee. It was filmed at Mountain Thunder’s Kaloko cloud forest farm and mill with the famous Mike Rowe from the Dirty Jobs series. The show takes the visitor through all of the processes from visitors learn how Kona coffee is grown. They are welcome to pick and taste the sweet red coffee fruit. They also can see the coffee flowers and maturing green fruit on the trees among an ancient Ohia rain forest with passion fruit vines abound. They can Saint Croix sheep Muscovy ducks white Chinese geese and Toulouse geese at the ocean view gazebo lookout. Also around the farm we have: wild parrots
From $135.00

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Backpacking to Halape Iki

A great place for backpacking in Hawaii is Volcano National Park and specifically the Puna Trail. If you look wilderness snorkeling I suggest looking at Halape Iki and Keauhou Landing. Keauhou Landing has the best coral on all the island and probably in the Islands.

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wbpiii
Jul 26, 2010

Volcano National Park

While staying in Kona, we opted to travel to the Volcano National Park. We had our own vehicle and traveled thru the town of Hilo in order to get to the National Park. The park was amazing. Sadly, it rained the majority of the time. It is apparently very common for rain to occur. There was plenty to see and much to read. The fact that you could see steam rising thru cracks was just phenominal. We tried to stop at every site but the rain did hold us back. There was a particular stop that the guides specifically told you not to stop in because the air quality was so poor. Crazy, huh? So, we were in our own car and on our own schedule which I would recommend for those who are impatient. It isn't to say that a tour might be more informative, I just didn't want to go terribly slow which usually happens. We drove the entire area. My favorite part was while we drove out to the shore. The scenery was breath taking. The raining also stopped which made the experience even more enjoyable. We never saw the actual flow of lava although I read that they opened a specific area where you could a few weeks after we left. You could, in fact, see steam rising in the distance. There are little signs displayed on the lava to help guide you around. We played it safe and stayed close to the general area but you can go pretty far. I would HIGHLY recommend this experience. It was amazing!!

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shortyj
Jun 13, 2008

Vulcanopark

However, you have to take a day for the Hawaii Vulcanoes Natinal Park! My first impression wasn't great cause you still see cold lava! Take a Map and time it will be more interested so deeper you are in the Park. Don't forget to visit the vulcano beach!

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Dade_Murphy
Oct 05, 2002

Hawaii Volcanoes National park

Hawaii is home to the world's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa, and most active volcano, Kilauea. At the Volcanoes NP, you can get up close and personal with the landscape created by the earth's primal force and, if you're lucky, you can even witness it in action. If you're looking for an explosive eruption like Mount St Helens, you'll be disappointed. Here most likely you'll see slow-moving lava flow more reminiscent of mudslides.

You can walk on the jagged rim of a crater, gingerly pick your steps on the gnarled surface of a lava field, drive along the Crater Drive for a look at the rugged coast shaped by lava flow, or explore a lava tube the size of a subway tunnel.

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Sep 01, 2002
 
 
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A Volcano tour is a must do, if you are visiting Kona. This place is full of amazing sights, and awesome scenery. Truely a great experience.

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