Historic Kona And Farm Tour
An afternoon of culture and delicious flavors
Explore historic sites and buildings along the Kona Coast while making wonderful stops at a honey farm and coffee plantation.
Historic, cultural, and agricultural sites in and around Kona
Visit ancient royal grounds at the sacred site of Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Take a guided nature walk through Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Honey tasting and beekeeper-led talk at Big Island Bees and sip coffee on a tour of a coffee plantation
Tour ancient Hawaiian sites along the coast, visit early churches and a royal palace, and make stops at a honey farm and coffee orchard to taste some of the island’s locally made treats. Your tour begins at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where abundant sea life attracted settlements for centuries. Learn about the amazing handmade fishponds and seawalls along the beach and walk along a trail to sacred temples and petroglyphs. Drive through downtown Kona, passing by the former royal vacation home and the oldest Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands.
Ride along the coastline to Big Island Bees, which has been producing organic honey since 1972. Hear about Captain James Cook’s arrival at Kealakekua Bay and enjoy a fresh picnic lunch at the lookout. Then set out for a narrated walking tour at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park to learn how Hawaiians who had broken an ancient kapu (law) could flee to this seaside location to be absolved by a priest.
Finally, make your way to a Kona coffee farm. Walk through the orchards and learn about the harvesting and milling process and sample a cup of Kona-grown java before heading back for the day.
7-Hour Historic Kona & Coffee Tour With Lunch From Kona Resorts & Pier
|AdultAges 13 and up||$149.00|
|ChildAges 12 and under||$139.00|
All tours begin on the west side of the Big Island with morning pickups at most major hotels from Keauhou, Kona, Waikoloa and Kohala. We also pick up from major hotels in Hilo, Hilo Airport and Hilo Port for private and custom tours. Kona Airport pickup is available for private tours upon request.
Minimum 24 hours’ notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours’ notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.
Begin at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where native Hawaiians have been living for centuries. The park is home to a stunning beach, with handmade fishponds and seawalls, and you will see sacred temples and petroglyphs.
Drive through downtown Kona and pass by Hulihee Palace, vacation home to Hawaiian royalty, and Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in Hawaii. Hear about Captain James Cook’s arrival at Kealakekua Bay.
Finally, we visit Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. This is a special place where Hawaiians who had broken an ancient law could come to be absolved by a priest. We’ll take a narrated walking tour of the park to learn more about its history.
Honeybees are responsible for pollinating close to $15 billion worth of crops in the US every year. At this locally owned honey farm in Hawaii, you can learn all about bees and what we can do to help them. You will take a beekeeping tour where you’ll have a box seat on beekeeping in a safe and secure screened area. Visit the onsite museum and explore the amazing world of bees and learn about delicious, raw organic honeys. You can also browse the store full of honey, beeswax products and beekeeping memorabilia. 120 million bees look forward to seeing you!
This is a sacred place that has been an active religious site for Native Hawaiians for hundreds of years. Now managed by the National Park Service, lineal descendants of the place continue to perpetuate ancestral traditions as caretakers and cultural practitioners. As a result, the heiau (temple) and other features within the park continue to function as a religious site for Native Hawaiians. The puʻuhonua (place of refuge) was established in the late 1500s, and for centuries it served as a safe haven for those who had broken one of the kapu (laws). Today, the puʻuhonua is still considered a place of refuge, and it is used for religious ceremonies and cultural events.