Big Island of Hawaii

Private Full-day Hamakua Coast and Sugar Tour from Kailua-Kona

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Hamakua coast Old Hawaii Railroad and Sugar Tour Hilo Hawaii
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the natural wonders, historic sites, and sugar plantations of the Hamakua Coast in the northeast of the Big Island. With this private tour, set out on a scenic road trip, and make multiple stops to see the sights and admire the views. Stroll the black sand beaches of the Waipi'o Valley, hike up to a waterfall in Akaka Falls State Park, and visit Rainbow Falls, Coconut Island, and Laupahoehoe.
  • Magnificent views as you drive the Hamakua Coast
  • Visit at least five viewpoints and local attractions on route
  • Customize your tour and gain local insight from your guide
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    Pickup details

    Meet in lobby of hotels

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    24 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 24 reviews
    David_W, Dec 2023
    Don’t book this tour, the company is a scam. No one ever picked us up or answered their phones. We lost a whole day of activities
    Know before you go
    Teri_M, Sep 2023
    They never picked us up!!! Have requested a refund! Their online information says they are temporarily closed! Phone is not working but aviator booked us on a tour with them! Waiting for my refund!!!
    Horrible company business
    Celest_P, May 2023
    Didn't get to go because the company tour driver didn't show up, nor contact us to let us know they were not coming. We waited and waited without any word. Then once again, we rented a vehicle. This is the second day this company left us stranded . The employees at the cruise do ck had not even heard of the company! Don't use!!!! Not reliable
    My wife and I had an...
    Brian_G, Feb 2023
    My wife and I had an amazing time on the tour. Our guide Val did an incredible job showing us sites in the Hamakua coast that we would have missed if we had gone on our own. He was very knowledgeable and also flexible in asapting the itinerary based on what we wanted to see. We would definitely recommend.
    Great tour!
    Lauren_C, Jan 2023
    Val was a great and informative tour guide. Stopped at additional waterfalls that weren’t even mentioned in the tour description. Went to a farmers market and got some fresh fruit for our hotel room. Even though going into Waipio valley is now blocked we could still get pictures at the overlook. Malasadas were delicious! Great that it was private for myself and my fiancée.
    Vacation Highlight!
    Rosemarie_M, Aug 2022
    Val was the best guide, bringing the Hawaiian culture to life for us with his knowledge and Aloha spirit. From history to local sweet spots, we never lacked for conversation or a yummy treat (Malasadas!) Val kept us filled. Also, we have mobility challenges. Val took great care of us; never making us feel as if we were a burden. It was a wonderful day! Thank you Val! Rosie and Bob
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    ALoha we Mahalo for this and hope you come visit again
    Very good tour took us to...
    Mary_M, Jul 2022
    Very good tour took us to unique spots and the water falls were beautiful. Highly recommend for families.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Aloha thank you for this. We strive to give the Best hisotry for our island people and love to share the Aloha of the islands through out the world
    Great tour
    margaret_l, Jul 2022
    Custom tour going all the way around island through various ecosystems.driver very knowledgeble and answered all questions,even stupid ones
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Aloha thank you for this we Hope that we served you witht he Best aloha
    Very poorly organized and...
    Christine_J, Jun 2022
    Very poorly organized and asked for tip. Didn’t even stop for lunch until asked for it at 3. Appreciate the enthusiasm of the person but I don’t think the trip was worth the money. Only water is included in the trip.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    not sure what is going on here we have had no Tours during this time frame this is very wild please advise as to who the driver was and who the company was. Understand I have people sing this company name illegally
    I'd go back in a minute!
    Vickey_V, May 2022
    Val was so nice and polite to us. He told us many stories about all the sites and about Hawaiian culture and beliefs. We had a really good day and enjoyed ourselves.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    thank you e strive to do the best
    Visit to shore. Enjoyed...
    Michael_R, Feb 2022
    Visit to shore. Enjoyed information and visit to area impacted by 1962 tsunami. Too much agricultural facts and not enough Hawaiian history and culture. Tour guide was nice.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    This sound off we always do Hawaiian History So not sure what is going on and I will fix this thank you
    Great guide!
    DrBrendly_S, Nov 2021
    Rough start but awesome day in the end. 🌻 Thank you for a great time. I would recommend this full day to everyone.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Thank you sorry about the Traffic problem. Have a great day thank you
    Don’t miss this one!
    Aileen_H, Nov 2021
    This was an amazing tour. The tour guide, Val, was so knowledgeable and customized the tour to our liking since it was just the two of us. He introduced us to unique foods to the island. Even bought us leis for our 60th birthday celebration! The sites were beautiful. Highly recommended!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for this
    Great tour!
    Darla_S, Oct 2021
    Val was great, very knowledgeable and personable. It was fun to learn more about the island from someone who is really interested in the history and stories. And the food stops were excellent!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you we enjoy what we do
    Twentieth wedding anniversary/vacation
    Vanessa_C, Oct 2021
    Went to beautiful places. Learned a lot of Island of Hawaii history. Tried to upload our photos but was unable to do so. Breathtaking views. What a way for my husband and I to spend our twentieth anniversary! Our guide Val was terrific, very knowledgeable of Island history.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thanks so much
    Private Sight Seeing a must!
    Amelia_C, Oct 2021
    We toured some of the most beautiful sights in the Island. Vahl was a wonderful story teller of all things Hawaii. We stopped at some great spots to snack and eat lunch as well.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you so much we strive to ensure that we provide the best experience possible as well as represent the Hawaiian people
    It was a very private...
    Anzhela_G, Oct 2021
    It was a very private tour, driver plus my friend and I. Driver was very friendly, pleasant and attentive and you could feel he really loves what he does. Would recommend! Side note: be prepared to get soaked, it rains a lot in this area.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    thank you so much
    Amazing tour!
    Lauren_C, Oct 2021
    From start to finish Val made sure that our experience was perfect. I booked this for my mom’s birthday and he arrived with a beautiful lei for her. He was so knowledgeable and was always willing to take pictures for us (there were a lot) he even recommended a great place to eat lunch called Pineapples. He not only was a great tour guide but great company that me and my family enjoyed! Definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for all you did Val from Lauryn, Herschelle, Laurence, Bridget, and Eleanore.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Thank you so much had a great time
    Pastries and waterfalls with Val for our 30th anniversary
    Miranda_P, Aug 2021
    Val gave us a fabulous private tour of the islands waterfalls sugar and coffee. Most memorable: we traveled down a winding road lined with banana trees to see a temple and an old harbor with a black sand beach and such blue clear water. I didn't think he could outdo Rainbow Falls, however Val took us to a waterfall that he said not too many people go to. I believe it was more beautiful than Rainbow Falls. We enjoyed the white pineapple at the farmers market. We enjoyed stopping for Masaladas too.Val was very accommodating to my husband and I with our limited mobility. He was very knowledgeable about the islands and answered all of our questions. We would have him tour us again. Thank you.
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you so great to hear
    Wonderful tour!
    Don_A, Aug 2021
    Val was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and totally accommodating as we had some special requests. I would totally recommend him and this tour!
    Response from Host, Aug 2021
    Thank you u we are trying to give the best possible service

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