While family vacations can provide some of the best lifelong memories, they can feel really overwhelming for the person planning them!  Especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before.  So many questions – where to stay, where to eat, what to do?  Should we rent a car?  Should we Uber or taxi?  Reading reviews, researching, and asking friends can start to get a little confusing and exhausting.  We have several blogs that can help you plan a vacation to Hawaii’s Big Island, but this blog will help break down what you can expect when you come to Aloha Adventure Farms and how to choose between our two popular tours – our Polynesian Carving Tour and our Big Island ATV Tour

Which Tour is Best for Your Big Island, Hawaii Getaway?

We have two fantastic and unique tours. While you can’t go wrong with either our Hawaii ATV Tour or our Polynesian Wood Carving Tour, we can help you determine what will fit your vacation goals and priorities best. 

Polynesian ATV Tour

This tour is great for ages 5 and up.  On the Big Island ATV Tour, you will venture up through the coffee farm past groves of rainbow eucalyptus trees and into the jungle.  While in the jungle you make 4 different stops at our villages representing Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa.  Each stop is a unique step into the culture of that island.  You may try something different, learn about the culture through music, games, and stories.  It is engaging and interactive for all ages!  

Some important things to know about the ATV tour.  All ATVs are SINGLE-RIDER only.  No doubling up on ATVs.  Ages 16 and up can drive their own automatic, power steering ATV.  Anyone ages 5-15, or those who prefer not to drive their own ATV will be chauffeured in our UTV by our tour guide.  Only our professional guides are allowed to drive the UTVs.  A UTV is a 6 passenger vehicle with a windshield and seat belts.  There are absolutely no exceptions to these rules – we prioritize your safety and FUN on all Aloha Adventure Farm tours. Rest assured that the UTV passengers will still have the same amount of fun as everyone on the ATVs.  The UTV leads the group down the path and makes all the same stops.  

Don’t just take our word for it…


“The staff is so friendly, inviting, knowledgeable, & hilarious. I surprised my boyfriend with their ATV Tour while we were in Kona, & he did not stop talking about it for the rest of the vacation. The sights are beautiful, & the ATV is really fun to ride. We weren’t sure what to expect because they take you on a “tour” of places (Hawaii, Tonga, etc.), but it was surprisingly fun. They teach you history, you eat some yummy treats, you play a game, & so much more. Two hours isn’t long enough. You’ll have an absolute blast! It’s definitely something that you should put in your to-do list & be sure to try their delicious flavored soda inventions!!”

Aloha Adventure Farms Polynesian Wood Carving Tour

Polynesian Wood Carving Tour

Our second tour option is the Tiki Carving Adventure!  No experience is necessary to participate and create a souvenir of a lifetime!  Sit down with our master carver and learn the timeless tradition of carving.  Our carver makes sure everyone leaves with a gorgeous tiki that will live on for generations to come.  

This tour is for ages 8 and up.  Our carving experience uses only top-quality wood grown locally on the Big Island. Read up on additional FAQs before you book your trip. 

Don’t just take our word for it…


“This is by far one of the best experiences I have ever ever had on vacation!  Our guide, Mani, was amazing not only in sharing the history of wood carving but also in teaching.  There is a beautiful view, and we laughed not only with amazing memories of a fun time and great new friend but also some tikis that are going to watch over our home!  I highly recommend this tour because it is a hidden GEM!!!  I cannot say enough good things!”

Did you know you don’t actually have to choose ONLY one? It’s a great choice to book both tours and make a day out of visiting Aloha Adventure Farms.  There is so much beauty and adventure to be had here!  Groves of Rainbow Eucalyptus, Ohia, and Koa trees are just some of the stunning beauty.  You can also stop and check out our award-winning coffee while on the property.  Regardless of what tour you choose to do, our friendly staff will be sure to provide you with all the aloha and help you feel a part of our ‘Ohana!