Private tour

Ultimate Waterfall Experience Private Day Trip

Ultimate Waterfall Experience Private Day Trip

From US$ 1,800 per group up to 4

Explore the lush rainforests of Hilo and Hamakua. Visit a private waterfall location and see the best scenic waterfalls of the Big Island as your naturalist takes you on this private day trip.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Upon booking of the tour, guests will be contacted to discuss: -Custom options available for the tour -Any dietary restrictions and requests -Sizes needed for the included Patagonia rain jackets and down jackets -Pickup location -Any other special requests, special occasions, or other information that they would like their guide to know
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Experience a private waterfall location and swim, kayak or paddle-board
  • Take in the views of Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots at Wailuku River State Park
  • Explore the Akaka Falls State Park and marvel at the 442 ft waterfall
  • Taste a farm-to-table lunch surrounded by the beauty of the Hamakua coastline
  • Drive through the historic downtown Hilo and learn all about its unique history
Full description

Experience the best waterfalls of the Big Island on this private waterfall tour.

Visit a private waterfall location and relax in the beauty and tranquility of this 42-acre property which boasts 4 waterfalls, bamboo gardens and miles of trails. The largest waterfall on the property cascades 120 feet into a protected pool, perfect for swimming activities. Experience the majestic waterfalls and the lush tropical landscape of this private property and, if conditions permit, take dip or enjoy the provided extras such as kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Then, head to the iconic Wailuku River State Park and take in the magnificent beauty of Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots (bubbling basalt-lava rock pools). After working up an appetite, enjoy a fresh farm-to-table picnic lunch at a local farm.

From here, cruise along Onomea’s scenic route passing through the lush rainforest and rugged coastline of the Hamakua coastline. Stop for photos and views of beautiful waterfalls along the way. Next, take a guided walk through Akaka Falls State Park. Hear about the rich botanical life found throughout the park from your naturalist and have the opportunity to view 2 spectacular waterfalls. Gaze at Akaka falls, which cascades 442 feet down a vertical bright green cliff face. Before returning home, drive through the historic downtown Hilo and learn about the area's rich culture, volcanic activity, and city history.

  • Admission to all venues and parks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Naturalist tour guide
  • Complimentary photo package (20-25 edited photos)
  • Picnic-style lunch at a local farm
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages
  • Rain jacket and Nano puff rental
  • Nikon Prostaff binoculars rental
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat, sunscreen, or sunglasses
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Water shoes or Teva-type river shoes
  • Camera
  • A change of clothes if you’d like to participate in the waterfall swim
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Cruise ship guests
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Child safety seat
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Water activities for this tour are weather dependent
  • You must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and at least 1-2 miles with some steps included
  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please inform the local partner at the time of booking if you have specific needs

Product ID: 421871