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“Fantasic Volcano Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Native Guide Hawaii

Native Guide Hawaii
Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749
(808) 982–7575
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Keaau
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Westbury, New York
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“Fantasic Volcano Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We booked a tour with Warren Costa, not knowing what to expect. Before you read anymore, the tour was fantastic!
There were three of us in our party. Warren picked us up from the airport at about 9:00am
His tour was seemed to be custom made for us, not a canned bus tour. We loved seeing tour buses with 50 people going to the tourist traps, then Warren took us to the places were the tour buses would not go. His knowledge of geology and friendly demeanor were amazing. The things that he showed us will be remembered forever. We all would recommend Warren Costa's Hawaiian Native Tour to anyone that would like a exciting tour of volcano national park.

message for Warren... "what do we do if it rains"?!? lol

Visited September 2013
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Nothern Virginia
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“Highlight of our vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 6 spent an amazing day with Walter Costa, touring Volcanoes National Park. Walter did a spectacular job juggling the needs and interests of two teenagers, two middle-aged folks and two grandparents. He showed us parts of the park requiring little to no walking, others with moderate trails, that everyone could manage, and some that let the kids scramble and climb over challenging terrain while Gramma and Graddad waited in the van with a cooling breeze and a cool drink. Walter's knowledge of geology, archaeology, botany, history and wildlife, combined with his inside knowledge of the park, really enhanced our visit. We simply could not have had the same experience on our own. On top of all that, Walter packed a delicious lunch that we enjoyed in a spectacular spot! Walter is super-friendly and pleasant to spend time with, as well. For the best possible experience at Volcanoes National Park, don't hesitate to book a private tour with Native Guide Hawaii!

Visited September 2013
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Toronto
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“A must for volcanoes park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Warren, thank you so much for a well-planned, well-executed tour for our small family of three! We would highly recommend to anyone that they start off their time at volcanoes national park with a tour from Warren. We not only were ushered around the lava fields and other common 'must-see' places in the park, but Warren took us to spots that we would never have had access to or known about including a significant archeological site with petroglyphs. We could ramble worry-free to the edge of a crater, around lava encrusted trees, and sample local berries. Having worked for the park for 5 years, being a local, and a great birder, Warren opened our eyes to so many aspects of Hawaii's culture (past and present), flora, and fauna. We saw many other tour companies at the park, all with multiple families and packed mini-vans. We had an exclusive tour with Warren and all the attention we could possibly want for an extremely reasonable rate. Not only that, but he's a super nice and engaging guy! Warren, when we make it back to your beautiful home we'll definitely look you up again! Mahalo

Visited August 2013
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“Best guided tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Warren did an outstanding job on taking us on a tour of a lifetime. His knowledge of the island, plant life, and especially the volcanos was amazing. He explained everything about the lava and the different formations. If you are looking for a tour that is family friendly and different from the big tour buses, this tour is for you.

Visited July 2013
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Wilmette, Illinois
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“Phenomenal Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Our family 5 (including 3 boys ages 15, 13 & 7) spent 16 days in Hawaii -- Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai. We only had 2 days on the Big Island; so, we flew into Hilo and spent those couple days in the Volcano area. We wanted to make the most of our first full day. And, I note that we went on several guides excursions & hikes in Hawaii. Warren is a stand-out. He was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and interesting. We covered a huge area in our 6-7 hourswith Warren, all in Volcano Nat'l Oark, and never would have seen or understood everything without his guidance. No hesitation in highly recommending Native Guide Hawaii.

Visited June 2013
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