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.
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?