Your exciting day begins with a scenic narrated drive along the beautiful Hamakua coastline from the cruise ship pier to the rain forest at Botanical World Adventures.
Take an incredible journey by bike through an area of the Hamakua Coast once dominated by Hawai`i's sugar industry. This adventurous tour makes its way through a segment of the Old Mamalahoa Highway where you are surrounded by green rolling pastures and lush botanical scenery. This once well traveled road takes us back in time as we make our way through old plantation villages, cross over bridges from the early 1900's and become mesmerized by the abundance of greenery. View beautiful streams and waterfalls originating from the slopes of Mauna Kea as you cross over each bridge.
This ride engages all of our senses with the smells and sounds of the rainforest, the sights of the brightly colored tropical flowers, and the tastes of paradise. Within the botanical gardens you are surrounded with an entourage of foliage from all over the world, as there are fruits in the trees above you, orchids blossoming beside you, and a carpet of grass below you. Before you know it, you are on a treasure hunt to find all the seasonal jewels and gems this amazing botanical garden has to offer. The guides will then transport you by van to their private waterfall on the property for one last amazing photo opportunity!
The experience continues as you journey back to the pier with a stop at Low Store, a family owned treasure since 1925 where you can purchase tropical smoothies and Hawaiian shaved ice. Then continue on the incredible scenic route of Onomea Bay to make a final stop at Big Island Candies, famous for their handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!
Note: Wear comfortable clothing in layers, sunscreen, and closed toe shoes (required). Participants are also required to wear the provided helmets while cycling. Participants must be at least 12 years old, 54” tall and comfortable riding a bike. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age. Participants must know how to ride a bike and be able to ride uphill and downhill sections over uneven terrain safely. Bike, helmet, rain jacket and souvenir water bottle are provided.
Tour itinerary may change due to weather.
Assorted, plentiful snacks and cold bottled water are provided.