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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
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Experience the breathtaking Hamakua Coast scenic drive with Shaka Guide on the North Island Jungle Adventure Loop. This tour makes stops at Onomea Trail, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Laupahoehoe, Waipio Valley Overlook, and Hilo Town.
Aside from the beauty that the Hamakua Coast offers, you can hike to waterfalls, visit botanical gardens, explore historic sites, and more. On Shaka Guide’s North Island Jungle Adventure Loop, we’ll guide you to a selection of must-see stops along...
The Hamakua Coast is located along the northeast coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. It extends from the town of Hilo to the town of Waipio. You can start the North Island Jungle Adventure Loop tour in Hilo, Kona, or Waikoloa and take it in any direction.
Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:
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!
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!
Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day.
How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:
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!