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Mauka Makai Adventures

520 reviews
Hilo, HI, USA
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About Mauka Makai Adventures
Mauka Makai Adventures specializes in personalized tours of the Big Island of Hawaii. Visit the active Kilauea volcano, witness molten lava flows, explore tropical valleys with waterfalls, and beautiful black sand beaches. See all that Hawaii has to offer from the mountain (mauka) to the sea (makai). Aloha, e komo mai!
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39 reviews
Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
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$167.10 per adult
40 reviews
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights. When you book, note your lunch requirements in the checkout field.
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$167.10 per adult
10 reviews
Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 14 people for a small-group experience.
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$114.58 per adult
11 reviews
Discover the best of the Big Island on a full-day tour with a private guide, and explore Hawaii’s volcanos, rainforests and coastal scenery. Walk to a trio of waterfalls fringed with bamboo and wild orchids, then enjoy sweeping views of Waipio Valley's cliffs. Pause for a cup of coffee on a historic farm, spot green sea turtles on a black sand beach, then rise into the island’s rugged mountains. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s lava tubes and feel Kilauea’s heat as you step to the edge of a steaming vent.  
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$225.00 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Josh was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.l, constantly regaling us with stories and anecdotes. He was also very accommodating, readily modifying the initial itinerary according to our preferences. All of us enjoyed ourselves a lot!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lynn Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 15 family members aged 11 to 80 sailing on Norwegian's Pride of America. We thoroughly enjoyed the tours in both Hilo (full day) and Kona (half-day) and would use Mauka Makai again if we came back. Tour guides were exceptional...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This full day tour allows you to see all the main attractions of Hilo. This is a small family owned tour company and you can feel it. He wants to make sure you have the best experience possible and is very knowledgeable about the island

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karlie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Josh was a very good tour guide and perhaps it wasn't entirely his fault but the part of the tour in the Volcano Park was much shorter than expected. It did start to rain just as we got to the view of the rim. Since...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Conniedirtrider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and time spent with Jill. She was professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. From black sand beach to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and experiencing steam vents, walking thru rainforest and walking on lava flows it’s a...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour with Josh, he collected us from the Pride of America and we spent a fabulous day touring the Island with 5 other people. I booked this trip last minute via TripAdvisor as I wasn’t sure about renting a car and I’m...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cocotwice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Josh is an exceptional guide. He's a "local boy" as they say in Hawaii and it shows. Every single stop we made, he knew someone there, from the cashiers at the chocolate shop to the janitor at the volcano park. Even the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cenatepruitt
Reviewed July 16, 2019

We did the all day tour of highlights near Hilo and then Volcano National Park. Jill did a great job of taking us around Hilo and showing us that beautiful town. We saw Rainbow Falls and then went into Kaumana lava tube. We also saw...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank vvrosen
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Jill was fantastic. She was very nice and considerate of each group's time and interests. The other group on the tour needed to leave earlier to catch their flight, so we went to drop off the group and Jill still took us on our last...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Josh was friendly and very knowledgeable. He picked us up from our vrbo, and the lunch was surprisingly great! We had a great day!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Alice M
July 8, 2018|
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Response from hummingbird02 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would call the company for Info. They were amazing and can answer whatever questions or concerns. Also check out their Facebook page it has updates on the volcano situation. Good luck and enjoy your cruise
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LoveAnOod
October 1, 2015|
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Response from Joshua G | Property representative |
Aloha! Yes, we recommend you pre-book your tours ahead of time to be sure to reserve the date and tour you are interested in. We look forward to hearing from you! Mahalo.
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philbert60632
May 23, 2015|
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Response from Joshua G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for your inquiry. We offer personalized tours of Hawaii Island. Some of our tours out of Hilo include the Volcano Adventure, Hamakua Adventure and the Hawaii Island Adventure. The Volcano Adventure... More
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