Receive a morning pickup from your Hilo accommodations, the port, or the airport, climbing aboard a plus 11-seat Mercedes van for a private road trip like no other. You’ll begin your trip with an exploration of the historic sights of Hilo.
Learn about how the town bounced back from two deadly tsunamis in 1946 and 1960 before visiting the Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens and visiting Rainbow Falls State Park. Continue your day by taking a trip along Onomea Scenic Drive, enjoying a road trip along the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast.
During your trip you’ll pass by rugged stretches of coast, towering sea cliffs, and lush green rainforests before passing the old Pepeekoo Sugar Company to enjoy the views at Pepeekoo Point. Your next stop will be at Pahoa, a Big Island town known for its close proximity to recent lava flows. You’ll view the now-hardened lava that threatened the town in 2015, and visit Kalapana, a town that was covered by a 1986 lava event.
Leave Kalapana behind for more sightseeing along the striking Red Road. Pass by more lava fields, old-growth trees and craggy cliffs high above the ocean on your way to Ahalanui, an ocean and spring-fed pool where you can soak in the toasty 90-degree waters.
Finish your trip by visiting Richardson Ocean Park, where you can scout for the local green turtles that call the area home. End your trip with a drop-off back at your original starting point.