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Hawaii Adventures Now

Waimea, HI, USA
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In our brand new Mercedes Sprinter Passenger van, we’ll drive over Saddle Road (2033 m. in elevation) through Parker Ranch, between the largest volcanoes in the road (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), and make a brief stop at Mauna Kea State Park for a light lunch. From there, we’ll continue along the Saddle and drop down into the historic town of Hilo. The first stop in Hilo is Rainbow Falls! Experien
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Jacob S wrote a review Aug 2021
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The tour we took truly was a fascinating experience. Among the tours we have taken across many countries, this was absolutely incredible. We saw a beautiful waterfall, coffee farms, and the most intriguing of all, Kilauea Volcano. The delicious food we ate after the long journey across the lava rocks, was perfect. Spending time with my family on this tour will be an incredible memory for me.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Hawaii A, Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded Aug 22, 2021
Mahalo for your kind comments. We are glad we were able to show you the best of this island! We hope to see you back again next time.
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Glen wrote a review Feb 2020
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I started off the New Year in 2020 with a couple great hikes in Hawaii! I joined a tour with Mike Nelson of Hawaii Adventures Now! I am happy to say that my decision to tag along with Mike was definitely one of the best decisions for the entire year! Mike Nelson is an outstanding guide and an expert on the Big Island. He made our 9 mile trek an extraordinary experience. The day was full of local history, plant and fruit identification, mythical stories of the ancient Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses and a history lesson regarding the Kings and Queens of the Ancient Kingdom. As a bonus, he told us the entire story of how Captain Cook was killed on the shores of the Big Island more than a century ago. He took us to two volcanoes. Both of which are still active but taking a respite. In addition to it all, he took us to amazing restaurants with the freshest fish available and good solid local food and drink. Not only did we have a great outdoor experience, at the end of the tour, I felt like I could fake being a local with all the knowledge he gave us. Five Stars! Thank you so much Mike!! P.S. Mike is also a talented polyglot. Don’t forget to ask Mike to teach you some local Hawaiian pidgin and Japanese if you wish! ハワイ・アドベンチャー・ナウのマイク・ネルソンのツアーに参加しましたことによって私の2020年の新年はハワイで最高なハイキングで始まりました。これは間違いなく今年の最高な経験の一つです。マイクは優れたガイドで、ハワイ島の専門家です。彼は2つの火山(現在は休火山らしい)にも連れて行ってくれ、14.5 kmのトレッキングを忘れられない体験にしてくれました。ツアー中もローカルの歴史、植物や果物の識別、古代ハワイの神と女神の物語や古代王国の王と女王に関する歴史などいっぱい教えてもらい、おまけに、1世紀以上前にハワイ島の海岸で起こったクック船長の殺害についても詳しく語ってくれました。レストランも、新鮮な魚やローカルの食べ物と飲み物がある素敵な場所に連れて行ってもらい、この日は最高なアウトドア体験ができ、ツアーの最後にはマイクが教えてくれ情報で、ローカル人に成りきれる感じがしました。Five Stars! マイク、ありがとう!! 追加情報:マイクは才能あるマルチリンガルです。マイクに地元ハワイのピジン語と日本語を教えてもらってください。
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ann Martin wrote a review Jan 2020
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What a fabulous experience-truly the highlight of our trip to the Big Island! This was an incredible way to get exercise. Mike’s extensive knowledge of trails, plants, wildlife, topography, history, languages and people made this an amazing day. We stopped at family farms to sample the best coffee, honey and macadamia nuts ever, and the lunch and dinner restaurants were wonderful. This was my second trip with Mike, and I’m ready to sign up again. Thank you, Mike! You’re a treasure.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Mahalo nui loa for your kind comments. Yes, we had a blast on your tour despite the weather being less than ideal. What a great group, and handing out with you on the volcano was so much fun! So glad we were able to show you the best parts of the big island. Can’t wait for you to come back!
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Stephanie C wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the best day with Mike doing the craters hiking tour! Amazing way to get introduced to the island, learn about some history and take in beautiful nature while getting a good workout! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone adventurous, we saw steaming volcano craters that you can only get to with a verified guide, hiked through jungle, visited a black sand beach, learned about wildlife, and walked along a crater floor. Mikes knowledge about the island and local secrets was superb. Food was great too. What an experience!! Thanks Mike for an unforgettable day!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, General Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Mahalo nui loa for the kind words. So glad that we were able to provide you a great tour dperience on the big island. It’s our pleasure to share with you the most amazing parts of this island, and we can’t wait to see you next year on the big island, hopefully with more ideal weather!
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Andrew N wrote a review Dec 2019
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Mike Nelson is a fabulous guide. Cannot recommend this tour highly enough. The trip is fairly strenuous, and I wouldn't recommend it to people not already in okayish shape. You don't need to be a super athlete or anything, but if you can't walk for roughly 4 hours on a variety of surfaces, up and downhill, at a brisk pace, maybe consider a less challenging tour. As for the actual tour, it was EXACTLY what my wife and I were looking for. Breathtaking sights, a nice workout walking, good conversation with the guide and other guests, lunch and dinner included, and transportation that was very accommodating. Just perfect. I prefer this tour over a helicopter tour because you see plenty of amazing views, but you actually traversing and feeling the landscape around you.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ChiefAdventureGuide, General Manager at Hawaii Adventures Now
Responded Dec 26, 2019
Mahalo nui for the kind comments. It was our true pleasure to be able to show you some of the very best spots on this island. We sincerely hope to have a chance to see you again next time you are on the big island of Hawaii. Great guests like you make our hikes fun for everyone!
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