Hawaii’s lush beauty is too abundant to be experienced solely on foot, which is why Botanical World offers up-close-and-personal views of the Big Island's meticulously kept botanical gardens with services including ziplines and Segway tours. Segway riders speed past swaths of exotic plants, trees, and scenic waterfalls as they explore the garden's meandering pathways during self-guided or guide-guided tours. Elevated zipline trips, meanwhile, send guests soaring over the Hanapueo Streams falls, showing off trees’ receding hairlines as well as stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby Mauna Kea volcano.
Elsewhere in the garden, guests can explore the arboretum, which houses a sampling of Hawaii's vast array of trees, whereas the paved quarter-mile Rainbow Walk contains a cactus garden, perennial plants, and a wall of orchids. Adventurous young ones can attempt to navigate the world's second-largest permanently-planted maze, covering a space as large as a football field.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Zip Isle Zip Line and Segway Adventures
Pro Tip: Make sure to get your photo package. Our guides are expert at taking photos that capture your tour
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What inspired you or the owner (if that?s not you) to start or run this business?
The beauty and wonderous nature of being surrounded by Hawaiian culture, flora, fauna and wonderful people inspires us daily to share this mystical place with our guests.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Knowing that I get to introduce the local culture to our guests and share it in a way that few ever experience in their lifetime.
What makes your business stand out?
The experience of [zip-lining] in, under and through the rain forest canopy, and gliding on Segways through real Hawaiiana tasting fruits and spices [to learn] about the wonders of the gardens and her history is an experience never to forget.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
There is a feeling that comes over our guests. One that interweaves peace and harmony with nature with the excitement and fun that comes from the adventures we offer. It is an amazing combination.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears of joy from a woman that celebrated her 90th birthday by flying through the rainforest on the zip line. I am sure she will have a smile on her face on her last day from that memory.
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