Hidden Hawai‘i: The Big Island You Have Never Seen

Hidden Hawaii: The Big Island You have never SeenYour base for exploring parts of Hawai‘i you didn’t know existed is the Fairmont Orchid Resort and Spa on the Kohala Coast where you will be treated to two luxurious nights. When you are ready, you might begin with the VIP tour of the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, where science meets Hawaiian culture. Located on the campus of UH-Hilo, the Imiloa Astronomy Center features exhibits, a native Hawaiian garden, and a planetarium. You will want to spend the day. A second tour is offered by Big Island Hawai‘i Volcano Eco- Adventure Tours. Among the highlights of this day long small group coach tour is a visit to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park where your guide will show you extinct lava flows, active craters, lava tubes and so much more. Tour begins and ends in Hilo.

Foodies will enjoy a tour of the Hamakua Mushroom Farm, a tour for two of the Mauna Kea Tea Farm, and a tour of Beeing Aloha, where the secrets of bee keeping will be explained.

Hungry? When passing through Waimea at lunchtime, you can relax with a lunch at the Lilikoi Café at the Parker Ranch Center. This package also includes dinner for two at two restaurants: the Blue Dragon Restaurant located at Kawaihae Harbor and renowned for its fresh food, live music and dancing; and Merriman’s Waimea, home of Hawai‘i regional cuisine, showcasing locally sourced fresh fish, meats and produce.

This packed package of unusual tours will delight any bidder.

The Noble Chef gratefully thanks The Fairmont Orchidedible Hawaiian Islands MagazineMerriman’s WaileaBlue Dragon Restaurant, Lilikoi Café, Discover Hawai‘i Tours‘Imiloa Astronomy CenterHamakua MushroomsMauna Kea Tea Farm, and Beeing Aloha for their generous donation to the Maui Culinary Academy.