Jungle Falls Bike Adventure – Botanical World Adventures

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!

TOUR NOTES: Wear comfortable clothing in layers, sunscreen, and closed toe shoes (required). Participants are also required to wear the provided helmets while cycling.

TOUR RESTRICTIONS: 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. Tour itinerary may change due to weather.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Assorted, plentiful snacks and cold bottled water are provided.

SKILL: Intermediate – Participants must know how to ride a bike and be able to ride uphill and downhill sections over uneven terrain safely.

FITNESS: Good

EQUIPMENT: Provided – Bike, helmet, rain jacket and souvenir water bottle are provided.

TOUR DURATION: approximately 6.5 hours

TOUR TIMETABLE:

0:00        Depart cruise Ship Pier and drive to Botanical World Adventures

0:30        Arrive at Gardens for briefing and bike orientation

1:00        Begin Jungle Falls ride

3:30        Finish bike ride and drive to Kamaee Falls for viewing

4:00        Depart Kamaee Falls

4:15        Arrive at Low Store for optional refreshments

5:15        Depart Low Store and drive through the Onomea Bay Scenic Drive

5:45        Arrive at Big Island Candies

6:15        Depart Big Island Candies

6:30        Arrive at Cruise Ship Pier

MIN: 6 PAX ~ MAX: 13 PAX TIMES 2 DEPARTURES FOR A TOTAL OF 26 GUESTS

Experience all the fun at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

Visit us at BotanicalWorld.com

 

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The Development of War Encampments and Fortifications…

When the different parties arrived at the place of rendezvous, the chief of the division or district, with some of inferior rank, waited on the king or commanding chief, and reported the number of warriors they had brought. They then selected a spot for their encampment, and erected their Hare-pai or Auoro, in which they abode till the army was collected. The former were Small huts, built with cocoa-nut leaves, or boughs and green ti leaves, which each party or family erected for their own accommodation, around that of their chief; and thus formed a small encampment by themselves. The latter was a large open building, constructed with the same materials, in which the chief and his warriors all dwelt together. Their camp was near an open space, and they generally selected the most broken and uneven ground, frequently rugged tracts of lava, as their fields of battle. Sometimes they encamped on the banks of a river, or deep ravine, which lying between them and their enemies, secured them from sudden attack. But they do not appear to have thrown up lines or other artificial barriers around their camp; they did not, however, neglect to station piquets at all the passes by which they were likely to be approached. Each party usually had a pari or pa-kaua, natural or artificial fortress, where they left their wives and children, and to which they fled if vanquished in the field. These fortresses were either eminences of difficult ascent, and, by walling up the avenues leading to them, sometimes rendered inaccessible; or they were extensive enclosures, including a cave, or spring, or other natural means of sustenance or security. The stone walls around the forts were composed of large blocks of lava, laid up solid, but without cement, sometimes eighteen feet high, and nearly twenty feet thick. On the tops of these walls the warriors fought with slings and stones, or with spears and clubs repelled their assailants. When their pari was an eminence, after they had closed the avenues, they collected large stones and fragments of rock on the edges of the precipices overhanging the paths leading to the fortification, which they rolled down on the heads of their enemies. Sometimes they engaged in fleets amounting to upwards of one hundred canoes on each side. At a distance they fought with slings and stones, and other missiles, and, at close quarters, with club and spear. Their fleets were not lashed together like those of the Society islanders. (Ellis)

Discover all of the history and lore of the Big Island at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

Visit us at BotanicalWorld.com

 

 (These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?

Myrciaria cauliflora

The small-leaved shrub with the smooth tan bark beneath the Mango tree is a Jaboticaba bush. The fruit—a dark purple, round, shiny berry about an inch in diameter—grows directly from the larger stems and the trunk of a large shrub. The creamy-white flowers almost completely cover the “barky” portions of the plant when it blooms (which may happen a couple of times a year), only to be followed in about 3 weeks by an almost complete covering of ¾ to 1 inch diameter grape-like dark purple fruit. This is one of the fastest maturing woody plant type fruits in the world—from flower to ripe fruit in less than a month. The purple “skin” of the fruit is about 1/8 inch thick and has a distinctive spicy taste, a bit like orange peel.

Most people “pop” the berry inside their mouth and suck out the sweet, juicy pulp and spit out the skin and the one to a couple of seeds. Some people make a nice purple jelly from the fruit.

The plants tolerate flooding well, because they originate in the Amazon River flood plain, and are periodically inundated for several weeks during the rainy season. They are typically grown from seed, and, when grown in the ground, can take a decade or longer to reach blooming size. Plants should be grown in full sun to maximize fruit production and quality.

Experience all the beauty of Hawai’i at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Have you Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why not Write a review?

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

Visit us at BotanicalWorld.com

 

 

Sunday Nov 4, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Ends…

Don’t forget to fall back!

What is Daylight Saving Time? Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight.

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 4, 2018, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 4, 2018 than the day before. There will be lighter in the morning.

Note that the process is officially called “Daylight Saving Time,” but is more commonly known as “Daylight Savings Time”. Use whichever you prefer!

(The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.) 

Why not Experience your Holiday at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                               Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                        Open Daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                        Have you visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                           Why not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE or call:

808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

or

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Stay at our Hale Mala Pua…

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Our Hale Mala Pua (Garden Home) is the perfect place for family and friends to gather or for a romantic getaway on the stunning Hamakua Coast. This spacious plantation house (2,200 square feet) is located just north of Hilo in the lush and tropical environment of World Botanical Gardens in Hakalau. With 2 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Gourmet Kitchen with enormous refrigerator/ freezer , Living Room & Covered Lanai with ocean views. Access to World Botanical Gardens included for all days of your stay. Fruit Orchard & plenty of outdoor space.

The home has 2 Master Suites, which is as perfect for a couple on a romantic trip, a family with kids or anybody just longing for privacy. Great for the couple wanting a wedding in the gardens with their honeymoon cottage awaiting on the property. This home is very clean and tastefully decorated. For your cooking pleasure the kitchen is fully stocked and open to the inside dining area so that you can prepare meals while you socialize.

The property is just across the street from the amazing World Botanical Gardens and the Botanical World Adventures where you will be welcomed by the staff and given special rates. Each week stay gets one free tour for one person (up to $167 value) – the longer your stay the more free tours! The rest of your guests will receive a discount on the tours. There are guided zip line, Segway and walking tours at the gardens for an array of fun just outside your front door. You will even come away with new understanding of the plants that envelope you.

Within minutes there are surf and swimming spots like Hakalau Veterans Beach Park to dip in the water or boogie board. Less than an hour drive in either direction the power of flowing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, golfing, magical driving tours, Hilo farmer’s market, ATV tours and so much more! Or circle the whole island on a day trip.

Visit https://www.vrbo.com/771926 and Book your Stay now.

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                    Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Why Not Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

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The Methods of Levying the Armies…

In the meantime, the Runapai (messengers of war) were sent to the districts and villages under their authority, to require the services of their tenants, in numbers proportionate to the magnitude of the expedition. These were ordered to come with their weapons, candle nuts for torches, light calabashes for water, dried fish, or other portable provisions. The summons was in general obeyed with alacrity, and as their spears, clubs, javelins, and slings, were usually suspended in some part of every house, they armed with these, and soon joined the forces at the appointed rendezvous. When the people en masse were required, the Tuahaua was sent, whose office it was to bring every individual capable of bearing arms. Sometimes the Uruoki, another officer, was afterwards despatched; and if he found any lingering behind who ought to have been with the army, he cut or slit one of their ears, tied a rope round their body, and in this manner led them to the camp. To remain at home when summoned to the field, was considered so disgraceful, the circumstances attending detection so humiliating, and the mark of cowardice, with which it was punished, so indelible, that it was seldom necessary to send round the last named officer. These messengers of war were sometimes called Rere, a word which signifies to fly, probably from the rapidity with which they conveyed the orders of the chiefs. They generally travelled at a running pace, and, in cases of emergency, are reported to have gone round the island of Hawaii in eight or nine days; a distance which, including the circuitous route they would take to call at different villages, exceeds three hundred miles. (Ellis)

Discover all of the history and lore of the Big Island at Botanical World…

Botanical World Adventures                          Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Hakalau, Hawaii 96710                                    Visited us in the Past?

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19                       Write a review

 

For 24/7 Online Reservations Book your tour HERE

Or call: 808-963-5427 or Toll Free: 888-947-4753

Visit us at BotanicalWorld.com

 

 (These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)