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Wild Orchid Tours

#26 of 60 Tours in Hilo
Hilo, HI, USA
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About Wild Orchid Tours
Our company specializes in Private Eco tours on the Big Island. We offer our guests ground expeditions in SUV, with up to 7 passengers.Our tours are personal and family oriented, and we are always open to the necessities of our clients.With Wild Orchid Tours you can experience old Hawaii on safe and easy walks, moderate or more vigorous hikes.
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Wynne K wrote a review Sep 2018
Jefferson, Maine87 contributions38 helpful votes
Our family of 6 had a private tour with Lee as the tour guide. He was full of knowledge and shared it in a casual and friendly manner that made for a perfect day. He was very flexible, trying to get us to all the places we most wanted to see. He also had excellent suggestions for where to eat lunch and shop for the things that interested us. His ability to go with the flow, or make the flow happen, led to wonderful chance events and a memorable day.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours
Responded Sep 15, 2018
Bravo and Aloha. Yes, we had a beautiful day together. Mahalo nui for your passion, your questions And your support of our local community. The great challenges of nature are like strokes of calligraphic color.
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4randib2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Renata and Lee were absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Because of the recent volcanic activity we were not able to visit the Volcano National Park but still wanted to have some type of “volcano experience”. Wild Orchid Tours was able to customize and organize a tour for us that included a helicopter tour that would fly over the volcano and then a land tour of waterfalls and other various sites. Unfortunately, our helicopter tour was cancelled due to the weather but Lee was able to entertain us and make the rest of our day enjoyable and worthwhile. His passion and knowledge of the island and all things “Botanical” is evident by his energy and enthusiasm. He provided history and information that we never would have gained had we toured on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with Lee and would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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eek3 wrote a review Apr 2018
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Lee was very informative and showed us all the fabulous spots without us having to even request it. Waterfalls, black sand beaches, lava flows, etc. The volcano itself was amazing, but Lee adds so much information and history that makes the tour so much more meaningful! It was the best part of our week long vacation spent in Hawaii.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours
Responded May 1, 2018
Mahalo nui. A tour that flows is more than one person talking. the interaction of your interest and your questions; many which i was not be able to answer at the moment but i try to find the answer...as the keiki tell us; 'google it.' we are experiencing many changes and natural phenomenon during this period now. in fact, the civil patrol has alerted all the emergency centers. madame pele is rumbling. thank you lee
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1frequenttraveler_12 wrote a review Feb 2018
West Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution
Our group made a great decision to bypass the group tour provided by NCL and the Pride of America. We went through an agent, but I would suggest dealing directly with Wild Orchid. Lee, our guide and owner of Wild Orchid provided six solid hours of non stop sight seeing, catering to our preferences. If you have private guide, you will save precious time that would otherwise be wasted on a large tour bus, and get a personal experience. Lee was informative, and friendly. My advice is when you can get a non cruise ship small tour. We try this whenever we can, and have always been happy with the result. We did everything and more than the pricey NCL including local beaches, museums, volcanos, lava tube, waterfall, macadamia factory. It tends to rain in Hilo, so bring rain gear, and maybe some lunch from the cruise ship so you can eat on the run and see even more. Thanks for everything, Lee, you made our trip to Hilo the best.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Renata W, Owner at Wild Orchid Tours
Responded May 1, 2018
Yes. mahalo nui for a great day of adventure through dialogue and sight. Yes, the weather does change but we are the most isolated land mass on the planet... we are an island and we are wet, and windward and with a variety of micro-climates. And, we experienced many of them. Every tour is different. every group of people or family is different. the smaller tour gives us the chance to bond and laugh. thank you for this opportunity to share..... lee
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NelaG wrote a review Oct 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida6 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent a fantastic day with Lee, who showed us so many wonderful places on the Big Island. He is very knowledgeable about all the things we wanted to learn, the land formations, the trees and flowers, the volcano, the culture and the folklore of the Islands. He tells his stories with the artistry of an accomplished actor, and with passion. Despite his many years living on the island, it is obvious that he loves it greatly, and is never tired of telling its stories.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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