1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Hilo
  4. Rainbow Falls

Big Island: Hilo Chocolate and Waterfalls Adventure

Product ID: 177846
Explore the rich heritage of Hilo as you travel through Old Hawaii’s charming back roads and scenic byways. Experience historic landmarks and beautiful waterfalls, then venture onto a private 1,000-acre cacao farm to taste locally grown chocolate.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pickup available from select Hilo Resorts, Hilo Pier, and Hilo Airport. Please confirm pickup time & location with tour operator. If pickup cannot be provided from your resort, please make your way to Kona Headquarters, 73-5593 Olowalu Street #A, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Swim under a stunning and private 120-foot waterfall
  • Visit and view the majestic Rainbow Falls
  • Venture onto a private 1,000 acrea cacao farm to taste locally grown chocolate
  • Get the most out of your Hilo stay with your local guide sharing insight into this charming town
  • Delve into Hilo's rich cultural history and visit significant landmarks and sights
Full description
Discover Hilo beyond its historic, wooden storefronts as your local guide teaches you about the secrets of this town's rich heritage. 

Enjoy an intimate group tour as your interpretive guide leads you on a trip back through time while you taste the bounty of a Hawaiian cacao farm and their "tree to bar" chocolate creations. If you have just a few hours and want to soak up the very best of Hilo's beauty and rich heritage, join this fun, informative and tasty journey through Hilo's tropical paradise.

A 500-meter hike takes you to a breathtaking 120-foot waterfall, and it is all yours to explore. This waterfall is absolutely perfect for swimming and kayaking, which will be set up and ready for you to play with. Whilst at this location, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch, accompanied by breathtaking views.
  • Pickup and drop-off at select accommodation in Hilo resorts, at Hilo pier, and Hilo airport
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (vegan option is available on request)
  • Cacao farm tour and chocolate tasting
  • Filtered water, juices, and sodas
  • Kayak
  • Day packs and rain gear
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• You must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain; not suitable for those with mobility impairments or those unable to walk 5 miles
• It is recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, a light sweatshirt or jacket, swimwear, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen
• Lunch sandwich choices: turkey, ham, tuna, mac nut chicken, or veggie (gluten-free options are available) and is served with a side of potato chips, dessert, bottled water, fruit juices, and sodas
• This tour is suitable for all ages
• Please exchange your voucher at the time of check-in or pick up
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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I have been to the island multiple times, but it was my husbands first time and we wanted to do something different than just enjoying the beach. Amanda was a fantastic tour guide and was super knowledgeable about the Hawaiian culture and environment. The waterfalls were gorgeous, and swimming was great. It was a nice relaxing day.

April 28, 2019

December 30, 2019

The word "adventure' is misleading here. The guide was friendly, talkative, and knowledgeable. But he repeatably mentioned that 80 year olds could handle this tour, and that would have been something we would have liked to have known before booking it. The hike was a mere walk. We couldn't swim or kayak because of high water. Overall, quite boring for us.

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August 12, 2019

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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Product ID: 177846