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Tour Guide Hawaii: Helping you day dream about, get organized for and enrich your trip to Hawaii!

Tour Guide Hawaii: Helping you day dream about, get organized for and enrich your trip to Hawaii!

Tour Guide Hawaii is a MUST HAVE application for Island visitors with an iPhone or iPod Touch. It will save you from “option overload” by helping you and your group select the sites to visit of most interest to you.  By providing you with in depth descriptions, history, directions, GPS coordinates and restroom information, Tour Guide Hawaii will also save you time and money!   By watching the informative videos, you can use this app to pre-plan your trip at home, in your hotel room or to learn more about the wondrous places you are visiting on the fly.  Hawaii residents with GPS iPhones will especially love the quick access to turn-by-turn directions and driving times to popular island destinations. It’s so easy and so packed with fascinating information you’ll wonder how people ever traveled without one!

Tour Guide Hawaii's in depth video presentations will tell you where to go, what to do, what to bring with you----saves you time and money by helping you decide which sites you absolutely MUST SEE!

Tour Guide Hawaii's in depth video presentations will tell you where to go, what to do, what to bring with you----saves you time and money by helping you decide which sites you absolutely MUST SEE!

Tour Guide Hawaii has been providing innovative touring products to the visitors the Big Island of Hawaii since 2004. Produced by island residents, this application contains over 3.5 hours of videos and audio/visual presentations on over fifty popular destinations, including some truly special places off the beaten path. With this App, you can experience the wonder of flowing lava, pristine snorkeling spots, spectacular waterfalls, scenic hikes, unbelievable beaches, breathtaking parks; you will be able to quickly and easily find secluded beaches, caves, quaint towns,  lava viewing, natural wonders, ancient historical sites, and much much more.

Each site has multiple pages of content and information. This includes an overview presentation with photos and a professionally recorded script which provides the site’s details and history. This will help to determine your interest in visiting sites, and enable you to get more out of them once you arrive.  Information for each site also includes information on what to bring and what to do, parking, access, facilities and amenities, an interactive map section which offers detailed audio instructions for getting there, an illustrated map, GPS coordinates for your navigation device, an interactive map(internet required), and turn-by-turn directions (GPS iPhone required). The illustrated map, offers useful directions and driving tips for iPod Touch users and for all users in regions with limited cellular service. Finally, each site contains information about the location and condition of nearby restrooms–a real bonus for strangers in a strange land.

Enrich your exploration of the Big Island with information! Sites and attractions are listed geographically and alphabetically to help you get where you are going and know what you are seeign when you get there!

Enrich your exploration of the Big Island with information! Sites and attractions are listed geographically and alphabetically to help you get where you are going and know what you are seeing when you get there!

Users have four ways to view a complete listing of island sites. Since the island’s coastal highway system takes a circular path around the island, you can view sites in the direction you are traveling in, both the clockwise and anti-clockwise.  The listings also are subdivided into geographic districts, helping you to easily select nearby destinations and restrooms. You can also quickly select sites through an alphabetical listing and the interactive map.

Bonus features include presentations to help orientate you to the island, plan for your trip, and make you feel at home once you arrive. An island overview video will quickly familiarizes you to the island and all of its regions. Audio/Visual presentations cover topics such as what to pack, island transportation, lava viewing, petroglyph fields, wildlife, snorkeling, island culture, useful Hawaiian terms and more. There are also listings of top beaches, hikes, and snorkeling sites. We’ve even provided itinerary suggestions to help you make the most out or your time in the island. And you’ll able to access all of this content quickly after viewing the provided quick start guide to our application.

We’re currently offering our application at a low introductory rate.  Update versions,  incorporating sophisticated enhancements currently in development, will be available as free upgrades in the near future. In its current release, our application is a bargain indeed…less expensive and more detailed than standard guidebooks, more informative than cumbersome maps and cheaper by far than bus and specialized van tours that can cost a small fortune on the Big Island.  Also, our Guide allow you to set your own itinerary, taking you to the places that interest you most, letting you stay the length of time you wish.  Constantly updated, our information is never out of date.  And touring the island in a rental car without our application could cost you a lot of wasted time and money…there’s a reason they call this “The Big Island”, and road are poorly marked.

Tour Guide's interactive, touch screen map puts the Island of Hawaii at your fingertips and helps you plan your trip, find sites of interest nearby or just put it all in context...

Tour Guide's interactive, touch screen map puts the Island of Hawaii at your fingertips and helps you plan your trip, find sites of interest nearby or just put it all in context...

We know from years of positive testimonials that the content in this application will empower you to experience YOUR perfect Big Island experience.

Whether you are on the Big Island right now, coming next week, or just planning it for the future, Tour Guide Hawaii is the best way to day-dream about Hawaii, organize your trip to Hawaii and get the most out of your visit to while you’re here.  Available today at the Apple App Store.

For more information on Tour Guide Hawaii’s fabulous new iPhone and iPod App, please go here, here and here.

For more information on traveling to Hawaii in general and touring the Big Island in particular, please also visit www.tourguidehawaii.blogspot.com.

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Forget obsolete guidebooks and cumbersome maps. Tour Guide is the most revolutionary travel product ever offered the Hawaii visitor. Go with the GPS Tour Industry leader,Tour Guide, and let us show you Hawaii as you’ve never seen it before.

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For an interesting day of driving, head north out of Kona on Highway 19. About 4 miles out of town we come across the Kaloko-Honokohau Historic Park. There is a new visitor center giving info on the significance of this area to ancient Hawaiians. Tour Guide has an extensive narration about this area. The adjacent Honokohau small boat harbor is an excellent spot to find hiking trails, beaches, snorkeling, whale watching and deep sea fishing.

Continue driving north past the Kona International Airport, you will be viewing lava fields dating back to 1802. Another 10 minutes brings you to the turn off for the Hualalai resorts. The Kona Village and Four Seasons resorts are surrounded by the beautiful Hualalai Golf Course, home of the PGA MasterCard Championship. Tour Guide lists every golf course on the Big Island. This whole resort area was built to be nearly invisible from the hwy.

After the Hualali Resorts, there is about 20 minutes of driving to reach the Waikoloa resorts. Tour Guide will you give info on some secluded beaches along the way. For most of these you will have to park on the highwy and hike to the shore. Since these beaches are so secluded, there will be no facilities. My favorite of these is Kua Bay. Here there is parking near the beach, restrooms and water available, but no shade. Since there is no sign on the hwy, Tour Guide will tell you where to turn to find this family friendly beach park.

Super tip: Hawaii is much closer to the equator than you may be used to. Even when it’s cloudy, the sun will burn the skin quickly. Your friendly staff at Tour Guide recommends you use sunscreen liberally and re-apply often, especially after swimming, snorkeling or hiking.

Next, as we head north, is the Waikoloa Beach Resorts. This beautiful resort area is cut right out of the jagged lava rock. It boasts the Marriott and Hilton Waikoloa which have shops and fabulous dining. Many coupons and much 9information of the restaurants and shops in this are can be found in two Big Island magazines, here and here. Hilton Grand Vacations operates a huge timeshare resort here and there are numerous condos all centered around two championship golf courses. Tour Guide will give turn-by-turn directions to the resorts and golf courses in this area.

The King’s Shops and Queen’s Marketplace, on Waikoloa Beach Drive, offers mid to high end shopping with some famous brand name stores. If an ultimate dining experience is what you’re after, world famous chef’s whip up their culinary delights to tempt your palate. There is also a food court for more casual dining. Tour Guide will take you to all of this, plus family activities like sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing and dinner cruises, focused around the most photographed sunset spot on the island, Anaeho’omalu Bay.

FREE!! FREE!! FREE!! FREE!! FREE!! FREE!!

The good folks at Tour Guide Hawaii, the industry leader in GPS-directed, hand-held video tours, are offering free tours of Hawaii! Yes, it’s true.

These hand-held devices are stuffed full with over 500 video presentations about all the historical, cultural, recreational and interesting spots on the island of Hawaii–they even put in all the public restrooms!

So not only can you pre-view the video presentations to see where you want to go, and find new, secret spots you never heard of, you get all the locals’ information on what to take with you, what time of day is best to visit, where to park and what to do next. And the GPS takes you there with clear, accurate, turn-by turn directions.

See amazing waterfalls, go snorkeling, hike to a green sand beach or visit sea turtles on a black sand beach. Explore amazing ancient temples, fishing villages and isolated, forgotten beaches; Go snorkeling, take an air tour, a raft trip or tour a coffee farm.

How can you get this incredible free our of the Big Island? Go to www.tourguidehawaii.com and make a two-day reservation for your GPS tour of the Big Island. You not only get the already internet price of $21.95/day–already discounted but you’ll get the third day absolutely FREE.

This offer only good through 30 April, 2008.