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“Wild Orchids Tours was truly a treasure - lovely adventures and beauty!”
Review of Wild Orchid Tours

Wild Orchid Tours
Ranked #22 of 47 Tours in Hilo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our company specializes in Private Eco tours on the Big Island. We offer our guests ground expeditions in SUV, with up to 7 passengers.Our tours are personal and family oriented, and we are always open to the necessities of our clients.With Wild Orchid Tours you can experience old Hawaii on safe and easy walks, moderate or more vigorous hikes.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My husband and I finally returned to the Big Island this June, where we got married two years ago on the Kona side. We fell in love with Hawaii and always planned to come back and explore the East side, which is perhaps given less credit than it deserves. We came here to explore the rugged, charming old Hawaii spirit of the Big Island - and that is what Wild Orchid helped us experience.

Our tour guide put us right at ease with jokes, charm and joy. We were wonderfully surprised by the humor and stories the tour guide had - it unexpectedly added to the whole warmth and fun of our day. We felt that the tour guide wasn't at all rehearsed or spilling out facts, rather that the tour felt like a story time experience - sharing the magic of Hawaii.

The time blew by fast, with our day spent in admiration of nature, the ocean, waterfall and forests - so much greenery! Feel like another planet! Alongside the stories, history, facts and jokes that our tour guide provided. Wonderful entertainment

I would like to add that our tour guide respected us as a couple as well, allowing us to enjoy certain moments by ourselves - like the amazing crater rim at volcano, or the lush rainforest of the unique lava tube trail. Our tour guide was very sensitive to our tastes and wishes and we felt taken care of at a supremely personal level. It was first class service. We recommend this 100%! Beautiful, refreshing experience.

Thank ana_34_k
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Mahalo nui loa for your kind words and thoughtful feedback, Ana. We are very glad to know that you and your husband were both pleased with our tour and service. We hope you both have a wonderful rest of your summer! Wild Orchid Tours.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Our family had a great time with Lee from Wild Orchid on a tour of Volcanos National Park. He was knowledgeable about Hawaii, showed us many differnt parts of the park we might not have seen on our own, and he was fun to spend an entire day with. We'd recommend Lee

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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Mahalo for your review! We're so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our Volcano Park After Dark tour. We feel lucky to have Lee on board with Wild Orchid Tours. All the best

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I am not in the habit of writing reviews but in this instance, I feel compelled to do so!
During our recent visit to Hawaii, we (6 of us ) made a day trip to the Big Island from Oahu. We had booked a half day tour with Wild Orchids and we are glad that we did so.
Mr Lee, our tour guide, gave us the most amazing tour of all the interesting places to visit on the island backed up by his very informative and knowledgeable, non-stop, commentary through out the tour. His passion and love for his work was clearly evident. A person doing repetitive work day in a day out would show some sort of tiredness in his approach but here he was as if this was his first ever tour assignment.

He timed the tour in such a manner that he managed to cover all that we wanted to see, without rushing us thru, in the time we had at our disposal before our helicopter ride in the afternoon.

Needless to say, one needs look no further for an experience of a life time!

Thank Prakash M
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

We appreciate the effort you took to write this review. We are very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our tour! We pride ourselves in offering quality service to our clients, and we are very glad to know of your satisfaction. Mahalo nui loa and all the best, Wild Orchid Tours.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

We (family affair 6 of us from 18 to 80) were flying in for the day from Maui. Using TripAdvisor we found Wild Orchid Tours and Lee. Wanting to avoid renting a car and figuring our way around Hilo we decided a guided tour would be the way to go and Lee did not disappoint. From picking us up right on time to dropping us off with a comfortable cushion the entire day cruised by. Lee showed us things that we never would of found on our own, from local beaches with traditional Hawaiin fishing pools (where we found a sea turtle waiting for the tide to go out) to fruit stands, I recommend the coconuts, as well as waterfalls and surf locations you could never find ( not that we surfed but was cool to see where the locals do). Volcanoes National Park was the main reason for our visit and somehow Lee timed it that we ate lunch on a the little stone wall overlooking the Volcanoe. I asked if we were going to see a lava tube and of course Lee had us walk through one. If you want a stress free highly informative as well as fun experience Wild Orchid Tours and Lee is the way to go.

Thank don l
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

How wonderful! We are very glad to know that you and your whole family enjoyed a tour with us. We appreciate the details of which you share and the overall satisfaction of your experiences through the day. Mahalo nui loa and all the very best, Wild Orchid Tours.

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Best way to experience the island. Lee is very, courteous and professional. This is perfect tour because it's personalized to whatever you want. No loading & unloading with the mass quantities on a typical bus tour. With Lee you see Hilo from a local's perspective and get to see things you wouldn't typically see. Surfing, waterfalls, black sand beaches, volcanos and more! Aloha and Mahalo Lee!

Thank funfromflorida
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Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are very happy to hear how pleased you were with our tour and services! We pride ourselves most in providing our customers with high, quality service. Thank you so much for sharing your review to let us know your opinion of our company. Mahalo nui loa and all the very best, Wild Orchid Tours.

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