Sunday Special! - Market and MacKenzie 1/2 Day Tour
Half day tour offered ONLY on Sundays: short, sweet, and FUN!
Approximately 4 hours duration
What do a Sunday market and the 2018 lava flow have in common? They are two of my favorite places to visit and share!
The Maku'u Farmer's Market hosts a diverse collection of international food vendors, a plethora of homemade and "island" artworks, gifts and goods, stalls stuffed with fresh fruits and veggies, and a delightful variety of live music. During the hour or so there, amble through the maze of merchants and nibble on yummy treats at a picnic table under the sound-stage canopy.
Next, we visit the village of Pahoa where in 2014, lava flowed to within ¼ mile of town, burying part of the transfer station. It's a great place to walk on the hardened lava and hear the fascinating history and local tales of Hawaiian volcanoes.
Then, we weave down a remote jungle road to the incredible MacKenzie Park. We stroll along the coast to a gigantic "wall" of lava, created during the 2018 volcanic eruptions. This is where the lava flowed into the sea creating new land. It is an unbelievable sight and experience!
Pick up at prearranged Hilo location
Drive to famous Maku'u Farmer's Market
Stop at Pahoa transfer station site of 2014-2015 lava flow
Scenic drive to MacKenzie Park, stroll to ocean entry of recent cooled lava flow. (No hot lava!)
Return to Hilo
$400 all inclusive for up to 6 people
(with 5 people, each has a window.)
Includes all taxes, transportation, light snacks & beverages, ponchos & umbrellas, your own photo folder in the "Cloud", stories, jokes, and a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.
Does not include lunch or the purchase of items of a personal nature such as: souvenirs, "adult" beverages, any fruits or veggies purchased at the local market, etc.