Discover Big Island, Hawai’i, with a Fabulous, Fact-Packed Historical Farm and Kona Tour
The island of Hawai’i, also known as Big Island, is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and is both stunning to explore, while having a fascinating historical backdrop – the perfect ingredients for a holiday tour of Hawai’i.
A great way to spend a day on Big Island
The Historic Kona and Farm Tour on Hawai’i is a brilliant way to learn more about the history of Hawai’i by becoming immersed in everything Hawaiian. The great news is that this is not like learning we did at school, but more an immersive experience where you get to see, feel, and smell all that is around you. From start to finish you will be expertly guided by a highly experienced tour guide who will have such an encyclopedic knowledge of Hawaii that they will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Begin with discovering all about the historic Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, especially the ancient fishponds, sacred temples, and petroglyphs (rock carvings). As with so many tours on the Hawai’ian islands, nature also plays a big part and here, as you walk along the beach, you may be fortunate enough to spot a monk seal or green turtle.
Enjoy exploring Kona
The Kona districts are famous for three things. Kona coffee, the place where Captain James Cook was killed, and also that it is home to the annual World Iron Man Triathlon Championships in October. Sights to take in as you are guided through Kona will include the former royal vacation home at Hulihe’e Palace and Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands. Then the real fun begins.
Hawai’ian honey and coffee anyone?
Having explored much of Kona, your next treat will come in the form of a visit to Big Island Bees, though you can relax as the ‘Big’ in the name refers to the size of the island, not the size of the bees! Here they have been producing organic honey since 1972 and one of the beekeepers there will allow you to get ‘up close and personal’ with a beehive, as well as giving you the opportunity to sample some of the truly delicious honey.
Having had your tastebuds tickled by the beautiful Hawai’ian honey, your next stop will be to tuck in to a well-earned picnic lunch before venturing on to a Kona coffee farm where you will not only learn all about the entire process of making coffee, from beans on a plant through to ground, roasted coffee beans. What a perfect day to wash down your lunch with a delicious cup of Kona coffee, and what better place to drink it than in Kona itself!
Some useful info on the Historic Kona and Farm Tour
Here at Lea Lea Tours we want you to be able to make the most of every moment of your vacation on the beautiful Hawai’ian islands, so we hand pick the very best of tours to recommend to you. If you are staying at a hotel or resort in either Keahou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala, we can arrange for you to be picked up sometime between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the morning for a day’s tour which lasts from between six and seven hours. While the tour involves a couple of treks, don’t panic as these total just over one mile in distance and are not challenging. Best to wear covered walking shoes or other suitable footwear.
To find out more about this tour and any of the other fabulous tours we have on offer, just give us a call at Lea Lea Tours and we will be glad to answer your questions.