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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 hours.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and bring a light jacket.
  • Tour includes coffee and farm food tasting.


from Hilo Tropical Wonders
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.

- Taste seasonal tropical fruit and freshly cracked macadamia nuts at a private pavilion overlooking Rainbow Falls.
- Delve into Hilo's rich agricultural heritage
- Visit significant landmarks and sites, including Wainaku Center
- Travel the historic highways and scenic corridors in and around Hilo

Operation/Tour Time:
- Departure daily from Big Island Trading Co. in Hilo
- Duration: 2.5 hours

Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of a 1/2 mile on uneven terrain. Closed-toe shoes required, long pants and a light jacket recommended.

Includes: Coffee and farm food tasting, beverages, and use of daypacks, walking staffs, rain gear, and warm wear.

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We really enjoyed this tour and the fact that we had some options on it. Our tour guide Eric was really knowledgable and we thought he did a great job of accommodating the groups needs and making sure everyone saw what they wanted and had a great time. Would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to cover a lot of ground while still getting time to stretch your legs and stop and really enjoy some of the sights this beautiful island has to offer.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilo Tropical Wonders

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?