Welcome to Laupahoehoe

On April 1, 1946, tragedy hit the small plantation town when a 30ft-high tsunami wiped out the schoolhouse on the point, killing 20 children and four adults. After the tsunami the whole town moved uphill.

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$187.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group

Immerse yourself in the waterfalls and rainforests along the famous Hamakua Coast before exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour is an awesome way to experience the Big Island's diverse scenery while expanding your knowledge of Hawaii in a small-group setting.After pickup from your hotel, embark on your journey to the lush rainforests that populate the east side of the island. Cruise along Highway 19 and pass though the town of Waimea, admiring vast cattle ranches that hold major significance in this part of the island's history. From Waimea, travel along the eastern flank of Mauna Kea volcano, commonly known as the famous Hamakua Coast. Thousands of years of erosion have carved deep valleys and steep cliffs into the side of the mountain, producing some of the island's most striking imagery. Stop at Laupahoehoe for an outstanding visual example of the Pacific Ocean's powerful ability to carve rugged pinnacles into the coastline.Continue along jungle roads to Akaka Falls, a stunning waterfall that plunges 442 feet (134 meters) into the Kolekole gulch below. Heading back from the falls, stop at Hilo Sharks in Honomu for some fresh local wraps. After lunch, head toward Hilo along some of the island's most scenic backroads. These roads wind along the Hamakua coast, through lush jungle gorges and past epic ocean vistas. Cap your tour with a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, relatively young at 500 years in age. Travel the east rift zone of Kilauea along Chain of Craters road, passing pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of time to look around and learn about what's happening both above and below the ground.Buy dinner at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano and reflect on the day while preparing for one of the tour's most memorable highlights. Head back to Kilauea's summit after the sun has set and witness the stunning glow from Kilauea's very active lava lake before a hassle-free ride back to your hotel.

$150 Shore Excursions

Kona Shore Excursion: Rainforest Waterfalls and Parker Ranch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiCheck in location is under the large banyan tree located next to the Kailua Kona PierDuration: 15 minutes

$275 Cultural & Theme Tours

Flavors of Hawaii -- Foodie Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kamuela Farmers Market, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiWaimea Farmers Market for an exploration of Hawaii Island produce Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiGourmet lunch with a stunning view!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Hamakua Coast, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiWe take you to several private farms along the Hamakua Coast including organic produce, heritage pigs, green tea and more! Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Pueo's Osteria, LLCPrefix Farm to Table dinner at with one of our islands most talented chefsDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$186.94 Kid Friendly

Big Island Photo Tour: Waterfalls and Tropical Botanical Garden

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiThe morning begins with a spectacular drive on Saddle Road, a highway nestled between the world’s tallest sea mountain Mauna Kea and the world’s most massive mountain Mauna Loa. You will get the opportunity to photograph the black lava fields with the caps of these mountains covered in Hawaiian snow.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiA drive down to Hilo town will greet you with a burst of energy as the splendid waterfalls await - capture the famous Rainbow Falls while you hear the unrivaled power of water coursing down hundreds of feetDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiContinue to a garden nestled in a valley by the ocean – Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. This highly acclaimed garden allows you to take up-close shots of rare and exotic flora- over 1,800 species of tropical plants including orchids, banana groves & more in a tranquil setting, as well as a cascading waterfall.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaiikaka Falls. This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Waipio Valley Lookout, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiWe end this photo journey with the dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs at Waipio Valley Lookout. Duration: 30 minutes

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