Green Sand Beach - Hawaiian Village Tours
This journey takes you to Papakolea Beach (also known as Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach), located near South Point in the Ka'u district of the island of Hawai'i. This is one of only two green sand beaches in the world. The other is in the Galapagos Islands. This beach gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivine, found in the enclosing cinder cone. You will also see Punalu'u Beach (also called Black Sand Beach), located between Pahala and Na'alehu. The beach has black sand made of basalt and was created by lava flowing into the ocean, which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. Punalu'u is frequented by the endangered Hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand. Make your final stop at the Jaggar Museum, where the Hawaiian culture and volcanology come to life. You will learn how the Hawaiian islands were formed and how the mysterious Pele (the fire goddess) and her family came to find Hawai'i. As the sun sets and the evening arises, you will conclude your tour with the best shot of lava activity. In the darkness, lava comes to life.
Operates: Daily at 10:00am or 11:00am, depending on the time of sunset.
Departure Point: Pick up and return from select Hilo locations.
Duration: 8 to 9 hours.
Equipment: 4x4 SUV or 15 passenger van.
Capacity: There is a minimum of 4 guests needed to confirm a tour, and a maximum of 14 guests allowed per tour.
There will be a no host lunch stop.
Inclusions: Transportation and a knowledgeable guide. Japanese language translation is available by request.
Exclusions: There will be a no host lunch stop. Bring your own child seat for small children.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: Japanese translation is available during the activity.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. Wear comfortable clothing, your swimsuit and bring a towel if you wish to swim. Bring warm clothing for the evening lava viewing. Weather changes may affect road travel.This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
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- # Sport Utility Vehicle
- # Van
- # 7-15 People
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Available
- # Food and/or drinks are available for purchase
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Midday
- # Land
- # Japanese Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Hilo Area
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