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Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure provided by Mauka Makai Adventures

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Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure

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2 adults
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  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Waipio Valley Lookout
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Greenwell Farms
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hilo, HI 96720, USA Hilo Harbor, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Hilo International Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus Terminal, 329 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
8–10 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hilo area hotel pick-up (we will contact you directly if we need to arrange a meeting location)
  • Hilo airport pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
  • Gratuities
  • Food (stops will be offered)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain)
  • Covered walking shoes are required and a rain jacket is recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and a maximum of 12 passengers per departure
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawaii state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking).
  • HOTEL pick-up is offered for this tour in the HILO area only. We highly recommend accommodations in Hilo. If you are staying in Kona or outside of Hilo, we will arrange to meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
  • For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time and itinerary as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.
  • For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please contact us if you are traveling with a wheelchair or scooter (they must be collapsible). All passengers must be able to step up on a stool and into a 15-passenger van on their own. Some stops are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ed B wrote a review Oct 2019
Bellingham, Washington65 contributions40 helpful votes
We had a fantastic near full day tour with Josh of Mauka Makai Adventures. We had been to Hawaii a few times and wanted to see some of the island we hadn't scene before the Hamakua Coast tour we took was perfect. It is great to have a guide who grew up in the region and not
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mindi L wrote a review Sep 2018
Lake Ozark, Missouri29 contributions9 helpful votes
Our tour was customized as we had a group of over 20 people coming off the cruise ship a couple days later than scheduled. Josh met us with a couple of his friends/competitors (John & Lopaka) to accommodate all of us. That right there said a lot about the integrity of the
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Date of experience: September 2018
Susan W wrote a review Jun 2018
Austin, Texas76 contributions23 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Josh. As we had seen some of the sights the previous day, Josh customized our day to ensure we saw as much as possible with no duplication. Our requests were black sand beach and a stop at the Harley store in Kona, and both were easily
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About the operator

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By: Mauka Makai Adventures
Awesome tour with Jill!!!!
This was one of our best tours. The vehicle was more than adequate - everyone was comfortable.Jill was very informa
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Holy Volcano
The tour of the volcano was excellent! Our tour guide Josh did a great job and was extremely informative. I highly
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Trip to Volcanoes National Park and other highlights around Hilo
Josh and Jill Grotkin provide wonderful tours of the island of Hawaii through their Mauka Makai Adventures. Josh w
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Rebecca W
Why Private tours are worth the extra expense
There were 4 in our group wanting to get the most out of our time available. Our tour hostess and owner was amazin
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Great walking tour
Signed up for a bus tour of various parks. Great sites, good information. Walked around inactive volcanoes, saw ste
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Excellent tour !
This tour was great. Jills commentary was heartfelt and scientific at the same time. She personalised the tour to t
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Great family experience
Josh provided a great tour of the local area, he was knowledgeable and interesting. He shared a great deal of infor
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Enjoyable Tour
Good pace and was able to walk extra to serve our desire to be active. However, at optional stops at end, tour guid
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Great tour
Josh was an excellent and personable guide. He was friendly and answered every question. I would highly recommend M
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Excellant tour!
Jill is an excellant guide. We learned all kinds of things about the big island. I highly recommend this tour wit
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Awesome trip.
This is a must use company. Josh is an unbelievably awesome guide. If you want the best this is your choice hands d
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Rainy Day Adventure
We had a good time at Volcano National Park even though it was a rainy day. Josh was very informative and he was on
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Barbara L
Great Tour!
Josh was an excellent tour guide. He took our group all around to see the lava flows and gave us some great insight
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Excellent time in Hilo and Kona
Jill and Josh took our group of 7 on 2 tours (Hilo Volcano adventure and Historic Kona). This husband and wife team
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Wonderful Day
Jill was excellent. She was very informative and responsive. The day was delightful and we loved each area. Highly
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–10 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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