Hawaii

NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP

DurationDuration 8-12 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 5
tour Tour Stops 26
$19.99

Description

Drive along lush coastline and through tropical jungle roads to marvel at majestic waterfalls, hike forest trails and stargaze atop Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in Hawaii. This tour also does a neat drive around Hilo town’s backroads to check out a fishpond, huge waterfall, and a cave you can actually explore.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Stargaze at Mauna Kea
•⁠ Walk to Akaka Falls
•⁠ Hike Onomea Trail
•⁠ Explore Kaumana Caves
•⁠ Selfie with Rainbow Falls
•⁠ Visit Waipio Valley Lookout
•⁠ Eat Malasada at Tex’s Drive In

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kona, Waikoloa and Hilo
Direction: Clockwise or Counterclockwise
Please Note: We recommend hiking to Waipio Valley. Driving, even if with 4-wheel drive, is dangerous. Trust us!

If you are feeling adventurous, combine this tour with our Kohala Coast & Backcountry Tour for a full-day of fun!

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Forbes Cave / Kanupa cave
Parker Ranch Intro
Rainbow Falls Intro
Legend about Boiling Pots
Clock of Doom
Banyan Drive Intro
Queen Liliuokalani Park
Star Navigation in Hawaii
Star Navigation in Hawaii
Music on the way to Waimea
Parker Ranch Intro
Rainbow Falls Intro
Legend about Boiling Pots
Clock of Doom
Banyan Drive Intro
Queen Liliuokalani Park
Tour Welcome from Waikoloa
Origin Story & Discovery
Adz Quarry
Star Navigation in Hawaii
Mauna Loa Story
1946 Tsunami
Banyan Drive Intro
Queen Liliuokalani Park
Rainbow Falls Intro
Legend about Boiling Pots
Wooden Bridge
Parker Ranch Intro
Forbes Cave / Kanupa cave
Up Next - Turning Options
Origin Story & Discovery
Adz Quarry
Star Navigation in Hawaii
Mauna Loa Story
1946 Tsunami
Banyan Drive Intro
Queen Liliuokalani Park
Rainbow Falls Intro
Legend about Boiling Pots
Wooden Bridge
Parker Ranch Intro
Forbes Cave / Kanupa cave
Up Next - Turning Options
Wooden Bridge
Parker Ranch Intro
Forbes Cave
Origin Story & Discovery
Adz Quarry
Star Navigation in Hawaii
Mauna Loa Story
1946 Tsunami
Banyan Drive Intro
Queen Liliuokalani Park
Rainbow Falls Intro
Legend about Boiling Pots
COCONUT ISLAND

Tour FAQs

This tour travels across the northern part of Big Island, taking you from Hilo in the east to Kona in the west, or vice versa! One of the best things about this tour is that you can start it from either side of the island depending on your travel plans.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Waipio Valley Lookout
  • Laupahoehoe Tsunami Monument
  • Akaka Falls
  • Onomea Trail
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Kaumana Caves
  • Mauna Kea Visitor Center

For help planning your day check our North Island Jungle Adventure Loop suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:

  • $10.00 per person: Lunch
  • $5.00 per person: Local snack
  • $10.00 per car: Umauma Falls View and Garden
  • $5.00 per car: Akaka Falls
  • $20.00/adult and $5.00/child per person: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • $10 per person: Ann Ranch Historic Home Tour
  • $19.00/adult, $12.99/child 12-4, free/children under 4: Imiloa Astronomy Center

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Yes! This is one of the few tours that you can do both clockwise and counterclockwise around the island  it truly depends on what works best with your schedule and travel plans. This tour has three starting points: Kona, Waikoloa and Hilo. All directions are the same tour so pick the one that’s best for you!

No, we strongly recommend that you hike into the valley. Driving, even with four-wheel drive, is dangerous.


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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