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Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour provided by Shaka Guide: Audio Tour Apps

Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour

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per group (up to 15)
2 adults
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Go on a short drive around the Big Island's Kohala Coast. See the beautiful green coastline, through tree-lined rolling hills, and down the scenic Kohala Mountain road towards Waimea Town. Shaka Guide is your local guide with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a ton of fun stories. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii. Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads!! Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Kohala Coast & Backcountry...
Day 2
Kohala Coast & Backcountry...
Important Information
Departure Point
Waikoloa Village, HI, USA
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 3-5 hours of audio content
  • Virtual tour guide
  • Offline map of the entire island
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Perfect itinerary of your entire vacation
  • Freedom to explore on your own
  • Crowded group tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pu'ukohola Heiau
  • Entry/Admission - Lapakahi State Historical Park
  • Entry/Admission - The Original King Kamehameha Statue
  • Entry/Admission - As Hawi Turns
  • Entry/Admission - Pololu Valley Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Kohala Mountain Road
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Town Market
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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BrentofAZ wrote a review Dec 2020
8 contributions
This tour app was the highlight of the trip! Like a personal private tour guide, we learned so much! Great history, cultural insights, stories, humor and the best Hawaiian music ever. The GPS link enabled us to travel at our own speed, skip certain sites, even jump between
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HNL22 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This app was a great find. This was our first trip to Hawaii which meant we had a lot to learn Shaka Guide was amazing. He saved us a lot of time researching our road trips and helped us find our way effortlessly. The Shaka guide was entertaining, taught us a lot about the
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Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from shakaguide99, Manager at Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Mahalo for your review. Hope to see you again on more Shaka Guide adventures on the islands! 🤙🤙🤙
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Laurie S wrote a review Oct 2019
Denver, North Carolina1,436 contribution561 helpful votes
I found this on trip advisor but purchased on my phone through the app store. They off a bundle on the Big Island. This was so worth the money especially compared to an expensive tour. The app is very well done, providing narration, stories, music and navigation along the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from shakaguide99, Manager at Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Mahalo for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you again on more Shaka Guide adventures on the islands! 🤙🤙🤙
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Denise Q wrote a review Sep 2019
Gilbert, Arizona11 contributions1 helpful vote
This was much more fun than I expected. There was a lot of information. The app knew where we were and if we skipped a stop. If give it 5 stars but we had some struggle when we turned it off for lunch. We did get back on track after some effort.
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Response from shakaguide99, Manager at Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Mahalo for the suggestions and the review! We're so happy you had a great time on your tour with Shaka Guide. When you can, please email us more about your experience and observations and if you have suggestions for the app that for you would deserve a 5 star rating. Our email address is Looking forward to seeing you on more Shaka adventures
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Key Details
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau, Lapakahi State Historical Park, and 6 more
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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