Waterfall Adventures Above Waipio Valley
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- Ride an exciting ATV or buggy along the rim of the Waipi‘o Valley
- Swim in the headwaters of Hawaii's highest single fall waterfall
- See the Old Hawaii of sacred royal legends
- Get fantastic panoramic vistas of black sand beaches and forests of eucalyptus and ginger
- Fun, knowledgable local guides provide an authentic Hawaiian experience
- We specialize in ATV virgins.
- Get down, get dirty, RideTheRim
Jump off and swim in a waterfall, or just have your breath taken away by the beautiful views of Hawaii. ATV and buggy tours operate by reservation twice per day.
The 3-hour tour, departing from Kukuihaele, will take you along trails with panoramic vistas, from the mile-wide black sand beach, to the 1,200-foot splendor of the twin Hi‘ilawe Falls, Hawaii's highest single-fall waterfall.
Inhabited by 50 generations of Hawaiians for over 1,000 years, it is a place that time forgot. Serene, awe inspiring, and majestic - the very essence of why visitors flock to the islands, Waipi‘o Valley is of premiere importance in old Hawaiian legends. Discover a mystical place that was once the political and religious center of Hawaii, the birthplace, home, and burial ground of Hawaiian royalty for a millennium. This is an authentic and original experience.
Known as the 'Valley of Kings', it radiates with a resounding mana (power) from its 2,000-foot sheer walls, to the amazing abundance of the valley floor below.
Swim and wash off the dust of the trails, under a secluded waterfall at the top of the valley, before the same water disappears over the pali (cliff) as Hi'ilawe Falls. The water is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Changing facilities are quite primitive, so wear your swimsuits under your clothing and bring a towel!
Get down, get dirty, watch husbands regress - RideTheRim of Waipio
- Light refreshments
- Experienced Guide
- Helmets and safety gear
48-5452 Kukuihaele Rd Honokaa, Hi 96727 From Hilo: From the Bayfront area downtown, follow the signs to Hamakua Coast, north on Highway 19. Go about 40 miles to Honoka'a Town, and take the right off the highway into town. Go all the way through town, and follow the signs straight ahead to Waipi'o Valley. The main road in downtown Honoka'a becomes Highway 240 as it leaves Honoka'a toward the valley. At about the 8 mile marker, you will see a sign to Kukuihaele. Take that right fork and come down about 1.5 miles, and look for Waipi'o Valley Artworks, the place with the great art, ugly red roof, and blue umbrellas on the porch next to the American flag. (Open in Google Maps)
• No tandem riding
• Weight restrictions: minimum 100 pounds and maximum 350 pounds
• Children 5 - 15, the elderly, or folks not wishing to ride an ATV can enjoy an open-air Polaris Ranger buggy driven by a tour guide.
• Long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Sunscreen is advisable. Bring a light jacket, but remember that anything you wear will get dirty. Water socks, or reef shoes are useful on the slippery rocks. A lua up top is available, but be advised that it is rather primitive. Cargo nets to store your gear on the machines are also provided.
• A comprehensive safety orientation and demonstration drive is mandatory. If, in the guide’s opinion, you do not appear to reliably control the machine during the orientation, your participation will be declined, and you will be refunded your money. Likewise, if you feel that you are not comfortable on the machines, you may decline participation and receive a refund
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