Hilo - Volcanoes National Park - Wailuku River State Park - Hilo/Honolulu (210 miles)
In the morning, we will tour Volcanoes National Park. Afterward, we will visit the Akatsuka Orchid Garden and a Macadamia Nut Farm. In the afternoon, we will spend time at Richardson Beach Park, the King Kamehameha Statue, and Wailuku River State Park. We will also see the Rainbow Falls before being transferred to the airport. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
Hilo is the largest city, census-designated place (CDP), and settlement in Hawaii County, Hawaii, which encompasses the Island of Hawai'i. Hilo is the county seat of the County of Hawai'i and is located in the District of South Hilo.
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park showcases Hawaii's interesting geological history. Near the town of Hilo, Mt. Kilauea, and the Thurston Lava Tube, the park boasts an incredible, dynamic landscape that is often reshaped by local volcanic activity.
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
The Akatsuka Orchid Gardens on the Big Island of Hawaii are a greenhouse, nursery, and botanical garden that is open to the public for free. There are more than 500 blooming orchids on display for visitors to the complex.
Macadamia Nut Farm
The macadamia nut, although native to Australia, thrives on Hawaii. Many farms and factories offer tours of their facilities that take visitors throw the cultivation process and offer tasty Hawaiian treats.
Richardson Beach Park
Richardson Beach Park is a park located just east of Hilo on Hawaii Island. It is significant for being the only Hilo beach with special volcanic black sand. It was named for Elsa and George Richardson, who lived there.
Wailuku River State Park
The Wailuku River is the longest river both on the Island of Hawaii and in the state of Hawaii. The park is a popular spot for tourists who wish to swim, tube, or just see the sights.
This impressive waterfall near downtown Hilo, Hawaii is eighty feet tall and almost a hundred feet in diameter. Its ease of access and lack of admission fee make it a popular sight to see for visitors to Hilo.
Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii, and the first stop for tourists from all over the world. Located on the picturesque island of O'ahu, it serves as a gateway into Polynesian culture and history for millions of people.
King Kamehameha I
This brass statue honors Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the great, who conquered and unified the Hawaiian Islands in 1810. It serves as an important cultural, spiritual, and historical landmark for the Hawaiian people.