Take A Farm Tour

Beyond the CityBig Island

PHOTO: HAWAI‘I TOURISM AUTHORITY (HTA) / HEATHER GOODMAN

Don’t be misled by Hawai‘i Island’s barren lava fields. The majority of the state’s agricultural products are grown and processed here, and you’ll find many farms willing to give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how things work with a farm tour.

Chocolate complements coffee well, so it’s fitting that cacao farms also populate Hawai‘i Island. LAVALOHA , located on the slopes above Hilo, offers a tree-to-chocolate farm tour that’s engaging for guests of all ages. Advanced bookings are highly recommended, visit lavaloha.com to reserve a tour.

In addition to being called the Big Island, Hawai‘i Island is also known as the Orchid Isle. Nowhere is the reason for this nickname more evident than at AKATSUKA ORCHID GARDENS. Learn all about orchids — and get a behind-the-scenes look at operations — during the Orchid Farm Tour, or simply peruse the plants in the 8,000 square-foot showroom. Call 808-967-8234 akatsukaorchid.com to reserve a spot on the tour.

AKATSUKA ORCHID GARDENS 808-967-8234

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