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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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Beaches

The Big Island isn't the best island for pristine beaches but the snorkeling is great and I snorkeled every day I was there and very much intend to return and do the same. The best snorkeling spots...
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Waterfalls

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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Chain of Craters Road

I drove all the way down to the end (where it was closed by a lava flow) of Chain of Craters Road and I got out and went to see the Holei Sea Arch. It was just a short walk but the surface was VERY...
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Hiking thru the rain forest

This is a short hike that brings you to the bottom of the Kilauea Iki Crater. You will descent via stairs (ccw) or path in to the crater (cw). This depends which way round you go. At the bottom follow...
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Manini beach

great snorkeling but it's super cold when you first enter ... natural springs. There are people ollfering kayak rental but it's illegal and if you get caught .. you will be the one the fine so do that...
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Volcanoes National Park

We went to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National park. Boy, was it far - a really long drive from Kona. And, I'm not sure worth the drive. Do your research in advance if you want to check it out. Make...
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Ali'i Drive

Ali’i Drive is where the major shopping and restaurants are located in Kona. This long stretch of seaside street has small shopping plazas and individual stores lining both sides of the street. Just...
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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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Lava rock

Yes, you want a souvenir of your vacation but do not remove any lava rocks. As superstition goes; removal of the rocks angers the volcano goddess Pele and brings bad luck to the person. So just go buy...
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Lava

There are a number of dangers around any sort of lava. Obviously, you do not want to get to close to running lava and you absolutely must not touch it. For solidified lava, it is easy to break through...
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Lava Flows

This area can be dangerous if you suffer with any kind of respiratory condition, such as asthma or emphysema. Also not advisable if you are a 'Mom in Waiting' or children. The fumes from the gases are...
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Land Critters

Lyme Disease - Caused by a bacteria which is transmitted to animals or humans through a bite from an infected tick. The CDC has reported that the tick that carries the Lyme Disease is found in 48 of...
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Sharks

the island have deep water so stay off the water during sun rise or sun set....those are the times that sharks feed....this is a old hawaiian tample to the spirit sharks...they pray before they go in...
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Volcanic Fume Vents

We were warned in advance about the multiple dangers of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and especially the Halema'uma'u Overlook. You can geuss them: * Don't go to close to the rim, it's quite a...
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