Where to eat: The best lunch spot in Honokaa is Simply Natural on Mamane Street, 775-0119. Good soups, sandwiches, ice cream and Kona coffee. $8 to $16.
The best evening eatery is the Cafe Il Mondo, 45-3626-A Mamane St., Honokaa, 775-7711. After a few days in the valley, the pizzas, which are pretty good, taste nearly sublime. $20.
Guided tours: There are several guide services that will ferry you in and out of the valley. The Waipio Valley Shuttle, 775-7121, www.waipiovalleytour.com, offers 90-minute tours in four-wheel drive vans starting at the Waipio Valley Artworks, 48-5416 Kukuihaele Road, Kukuihaele, 775-0958 or (800) 492-4746, fax 775-0551, www.waipiovalleyartworks.com. $40 for adults, $20 for children under 11. The tiny town of Kukuihaele is located a few miles outside Waipio Valley Lookout.
Waipio Valley Wagon Tours, 775-9518, fax 775-9318, www.waipiovalleywagon tours.com, provides 90-minute tours that depart four times a day (Monday through Saturday) from the Last Chance Store, 5300 Kukuihaele Road, Kukuihaele, 775-9222, fax 775-8058. $40 for adults, $20 for children 4 to 12.