Historic Kona and Farm Tour
Delve into the fascinating history and vibrant culture of the Big Island of Hawaii. Tour ancient Hawaiian sites along the coast, visit early churches and a royal palace, and make stops at a honey farm and coffee orchard to taste some of the island’s locally made treats.
Your tour begins at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where abundant sea life attracted settlements for centuries. Learn about the amazing handmade fishponds and seawalls along the beach, and walk along a trail to sacred temples and petroglyphs. You might even spot a sea turtle or monk seal on the salt and pepper sands.
Drive through downtown Kona, passing by the former royal vacation home at Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands. Ride along the rugged volcanic coastline to Big Island Bees, which has been producing organic honey since 1972. After a presentation from a beekeeper, get a close-up look at a hive and sample some of their sweet island nectar.
Hear about Captain James Cook’s arrival at Kealakekua Bay and enjoy a fresh picnic lunch at the lookout. Then set out for a narrated walking tour at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park to learn how Hawaiians who had broken an ancient kapu (law) could flee to this seaside location to be absolved by a priest.
Finally, make your way to a Kona coffee farm. Walk through the orchards and learn about the harvesting and milling process, and sample a warm cup of Kona-grown java before head back for the day.
- Historic, cultural & agricultural sites in & around Kona
- Visit ancient royal grounds at the sacred site of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
- Take a guided nature walk through Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park to see ancient fishponds and seawalls
- Discover Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles at Honokohau Beach
- Honey tasting & beekeeper-led talk at Big Island Bees and sip coffee on a tour of a coffee plantation
Pick up location and Time
Tour departs daily. We pick up from all resorts and hotels in Keahou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area between 7 am to 8 am. Actual pickup times vary depending on location. Tour duration is around 6-7 hours. We can also pick up cruise ship guests from Kona Pier.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable summer clothing. Covered walking shoes are recommended
Group Size: Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 guests per vehicle
Tour difficulty: Easy hiking over short distance. Ages 5 and older are recommended.
Included in the tour: local style picnic lunch consists of teriyaki chicken, fish, vegetables, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks, and bottled water. In addition, all park entrance fees, mosquitos repellent, and rain gear.
Cancellation Policy: Minimum 24 hours notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.
How much hiking do we do?
A: We will have couple easy hikes over short distance in this tour. Total hike distance is about a mile.
Will we get to taste Kona Coffee and honey?
A: Yes, there will be free sample tasting at the Kona coffee farm and Big Island Bees
Can cruise ship visitors go on this tour?
A: Yes, we can pick up from Kailua-Kona pier and return by 3 pm.
This tour is also open to cruise ship passengers using the Kailua-Kona Pier. The tour pick-up location will be at the Courtyard by Marriott, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel next to Kona Pier, with pick-up at 8:00 AM and return at 3:00 PM. Please select the Courtyard by Marriott, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel as your pick-up location when making your reservation.
Adult (13+): $175.00 + taxes and fees
Child (12 and under): $165.00 + taxes and fees
*Price subject to change. Please check booking calendar for up to date pricing.
Availability and Schedule:
Available Daily except Saturdays and Sundays
Approximate Pick-up Time:
Between 7-8 am, varies depending on your hotel
Tour pick-ups are available from all resorts and hotels in Keahou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area.
Approximate Return Time:
Tour Duration: 6-7 hours
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