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“Unique Lunch & Interesting Tour”

Hawaiian Vanilla Company
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USD 223.96*
and up
Hawaii Island Experience
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Paauilo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We opted for the lunch & tour. Since the Hawaiian Vanilla Company is located about 45-60 minutes from Hilo, we decided to enjoy the full experience. The lunch was good and unique as all the items, including the drinks, were flavored in some way with vanilla. As we ate, we were told a bit about the process of raising vanilla orchids. I had no idea that vanilla required such a hands-on, time intensive process! The tour was given after lunch. We were shown some actual plants and told what they needed to do to grow the plants and generate the vanilla bean. After lunch, while enjoying vanilla ice cream, we were told how we could make our own vanilla from the vanilla bean. They had a small gift shop where you could buy all things vanilla. I'm glad we participated in this activity, even though it was a bit of a drive.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was a bit of a drive, and our GPS wasn't working very well on that side of the island. Their signage is minimal. But once you get there, all agreed, it was worth it! Even our boys enjoyed it! Very informative and great foods from the little cafe. We missed out on booking the tour (didn't realize it had to be booked ahead) and although they offered us a tour time later in the day, there wasn't enough in the area to warrant the wait. They did have a great video that explained the process. Will go back again and this time, we will remember to book our tour ahead of time!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Excellent tour, learned an amazing amount of knowledge about the growing, pollination, and processing of vanilla. Great food prepared with vanilla. Great gift shop products made with vanilla.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company! The guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and we could tell loved what he was doing! I have a great love for orchids and now I know the vanilla bean is part of the orchid family!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Ian was awesome! So knowledgeable and had a natural charisma. The meal was good. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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Thank Tina K
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