Waterfall and Rainforest tour from NCL
PO Box 638 28-1177
Old Railroad Way
Pepeekeo, HI 96783
I would like to tell you about our experience on this tour that we took from NCL on 8/6/2008 cabin 10624. The description says: “Start with a relaxing drive along the Kona and Kohala coast, through historic Parker Ranch lands and the cattle town of Waimea.” In fact this “relaxing drive” was in a crowded van that all adults could barely fit or put their safety belts on. My husband almost fell off the bench as we drove on Saddle road. This road was VERY rough and hilly. I usually do get car sick, but my stomach was very queasy. I was so sick, I couldn’t eat the lunch. This was dangerous as I am diabetic.
We drove through the “tropical fruit and coffee plantation nestled along the Wailuku River.” This drive was also rough. The “farm-fresh cup of coffee brewed and roasted just for you” was in a metal three-car garage type of building.
At Akaka Falls it was raining. They did not have enough umbrellas so we had to share. We could not walk on the slick walk and try to hold the umbrella over the two of us. The description said “mild activity” There were numerous stairs that were uneven and very slick. One of the participants slipped and cut himself.
If we would have read that we were going over rough roads in a van that all of us were smashed into we would have never gone on this excursion!