Hilo Tropical Wonders in Hilo, HI

Hawaii Forest & Trail1672 Kamehameha AvenueHilo, HI 96720
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Offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail in Hilo, Hawaii, Hilo Tropical Wonders lets guests enjoy a unique outdoor experience exploring historic landmarks, scenic byways, and a family-owned tropical fruit farm during an interactive two-and-a-half-hour tour. Guests can also enjoy tasting tropical fruits and nuts near Rainbow Falls, traveling historic highways in Hilo, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hilo Travel Experts
  • About a ½ mile of walking required during the tour.
  • Tour duration: approx. 3.5 hours.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and bring a light jacket.
  • Tour includes coffee and farm food tasting.


from Hilo Tropical Waterfalls
Explore the rich heritage of Hilo as you travel Old Hawaii's charming back roads and scenic byways to visit historic landmarks, beautiful waterfalls, and a family-owned tropical fruit farm. Enjoy an intimate group setting as your Interpretive Guide leads you on a trip back through time and taste the bounty of Hawaii Island.

- Learn the history of Hilo while being driven along the bay shore
- View 4 different waterfalls from almost every angle
- Exclusive access to one of North America's largest tropical fruit farms
- Sample seasonal fruit and fresh macadamia nuts from a private gazebo overlooking world-famous Rainbow Falls
- Enjoy a locally made lunch while taking in stunning views
- Swim, Kayak or Paddle under a 120 foot private waterfall

Operation/Tour Time:
- Departure daily from HFT Hilo Headquarters
- Duration: 3.5 hours

Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. Swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and a light sweatshirt or jacket recommended.

Includes: Use of daypacks, walking staffs, and rain ponchos.

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"Kohala Waterfall Hike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Frank was an amazing tour guide!! The hike, the waterfalls and swim were well worth the money!! Highly recommend!!
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Jeffrey L
"Great Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Absolutely incredible. While you can tour the park on your own, I would highly recommend having a guide. Our guide, Mel, knew exactly where to go, brought us up close to the lava (I was an arm length away), and ensured we had all the proper safety gear. She made the trip fun and even picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel on the Kona side of the island.
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Yorba Linda, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Our family participated in the Lava Walk with Jason and the Night Manta Experience. The wonderful Melonie went above and beyond to make sure we knew how to get the most out of our time on the Big Island. Jason was a fantastic guide who made sure we had a great time seeing the lava flow with the bonus of giving us a wealth of information on Hawaii. Could not recommend Hawaii Forest and Trail enough!
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"Twighlight Volcano Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. Taj was an amazing tour guide. He is funny, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much. We felt this was a very good value. Glad we chose this over a helicopter tour! We would definitely do an adventure with this company again!
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Constantine Bay, United Kingdom
"Fantastice views, great day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2018 NEW
Frank was very informative, and helpful. The water in the last waterfall was quite cold, but worth the dip after the hike!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Tropical Waterfalls

How much walking do we do?
Tour guides will stop a couple of times throughout the adventure for short walks of less than 200 yards.

Is there elevation gain?
Minimal elevation gains on the walks. Most trails are flat and level.

What should I bring?
You should bring a camera, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a light jacket.

How long is this tour?
It is about 2.5 hours round trip

How many people does this tour take?
Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 guests.

What happens if it rains?
This tour operates rain or shine. Guides will bring raingear for everyone. They only cancel when the weather makes transportation or walking hazardous.

How do we get to Hawaii Forest and Trail Headquarters?
The headquarters is located on Highway 19 about three miles north of the town Kailua-Kona across from the Honokohau Harbor entrance on the 'mountain side' of the highway behind the Tesoro gas station.

What about tipping the guides?
In considering a gratuity for your guide, please consider the following: did you feel welcomed, was the tour operated safely, did the guide provide for your care and comfort, was the tour enjoyable, educational and engaging?