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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...more
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749
+1 808-640-7557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular user of reviews, I have seldom seem such a high score! After my wife and I spent five hours touring the Kona area with Josh, I understand why Mauka Makai Adventures is so appreciated! Josh was easy to find as we got...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished our tour with Jill and it was outstanding! If there was an option for more than 5 stars, we would have selected it! Jill was phenomenal and very knowledgeable about the big island and treated us all like family. Thank you Jill for...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jill was very hospitable, patient & friendly during my tour with in-depth knowledge of the island and a great story teller of the history and the locals traditional beliefs. I would use their services again on my next trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jill was a fantastic guide that grew up in Hilo and shared so much information about the island, culture, sites, nature, history. We had a private tour for me, my husband and 15 year old daughter . We saw waterfalls, rocky cliffs, green sea turtle,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jill is a native of Hawaii and was incredibly knowledgeable! She answered every question we had. She showed us multiple stops in our short time, each one a treasure. We felt like we got more than our money's worth with Mauka Makai Adventures and recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour and tour guide Jill. We were in a small van and toured all around the Kona area with stops a Kona coffee farm, Kealakekua Bay Pu'uhonua National Park, the Painted Church and Donkey Balls chocolates. A good morning!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome day with Josh and several others, that we did not know, from our cruise ship. He took us all around Hilo and showed us sights the larger groups couldn’t see or access. The time spent spelunking and at...More

Thank Kore K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day with Josh, he took us to places that big tour companies would not visit, also organised the trip to avoid the big crowds!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this tour through Jill and she was very accommodating and nice. This tour was the best tour we had during our stay in Hawaii. Josh was our guide and he was terrific! We saw more than we expected and just when we thought...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

John was outstanding. Super knowledgable and passionate about his island. Took us to all sorts of local hidden gems that the big tours just cant get to. This tour was one of the top highlights of our entire vacation.

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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
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.
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