Waterfalls & Botanical Garden Photo Tour


Waterfalls and Botanical Garden Photo Tour
Duration: 8-9 Hours

Adult: $189
Child 12 and under: $179


This full-day photography tour offers an in-depth look at Big Island’s beauty and diversity. Known for having 8 out of 13 climate zones, Big Island has an abundance of breathtaking views that will delight creatives and adventurers alike!

Highlights:

  • Drive on the scenic Saddle Road and marvel at the tallest and most massive mountains in the world.
  • Visit the famous Rainbow and the Akaka Falls while hiking through the rain forest.
  • Explore Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a spectacular nature preserve.
  • Discover Laupahoehoe Point, a peninsula with coconut palms and roaring waves.
  • Visit Waipio Valley Lookout to capture lush cliffs drops into the ocean.
  • Professional guide sharing history, culture and photography tips.



Description:
This full day photography tour offers an in-depth look at Big Island’s beauty and diversity. Known for having 8 out of 13 climate zones, Big Island has an abundance of breathtaking views that will delight creatives and adventurers alike!

The morning begins with a spectacular drive on Saddle Road, a highway nestled between the world’s tallest sea mountain Mauna Kea and the world’s most massive mountain Mauna Loa. You will get the opportunity to photograph the black lava fields with the caps of these mountains covered in Hawaiian snow.

A drive down to Hilo town will greet you with a burst of energy as the splendid waterfalls await – capture the famous Akaka and Rainbow Falls while you hear the unrivaled power of water coursing down hundreds of feet. Continue to a garden nestled in the scenic Onomea Bay – Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific Coast. This highly acclaimed garden allows you to take up-close shots of rare and exotic flora- over 2000 species of exotic tropical plants and orchids in a tranquil setting.

After local style picnic lunch in the garden, We end this photo journey with the dramatic backdrop of lush and tall cliffs drop into the sparkling blue ocean next to the longest black sand beach in Hawaii at Waipio Valley Lookout. Learn about the history of the Valley of the Kings and the growing of taro, the staple food source of ancient Hawaii. We will have couple easy hikes over short distance in this tour. Total hike distance is about a mile.

Tour departs daily. We pick up from all resorts and hotels in Keauhou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area between 7 am to 8 am. Actual pick up time vary depending on location. Tour duration is around 8.5 hours.

What to bring and wear:
Wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required.

Group Size: Tours are limited to maximum 8 people per vehicle

Tour difficulty: Easy hiking over short distance. Ages 5 and older are recommended.

Included in the tour: local style picnic lunch consists of teriyaki chicken, fish, sweet potato, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks and bottled water. In addition, all park entrance fees, tripod, and rain gear.

Cancellation Policy: Minimum 24 hours notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.

 

Jennifer H.

Reviewed February 26, 2019

Big Island Photo Tour

This was such a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to everyone! They were polite, fun, and knowledgeable regarding the Big Island history and geography. The best part of the tour was learning about my I-phone, and camera to take beautiful pictures of the Rainbow Waterfall! A great way to learn about your camera and to see the main island highlights!!!