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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Small Group Tour

by Wasabi International Tours
per adult Price is CA $246
Duration: 11h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in multiple languages Offered in multiple languages Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • A tour of Hawaii’s biggest island and its natural wonders

  • Visit Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls & Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

  • In-depth exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Frequent stops for photos and to take in the lush scenery

  • Experience diverse range of climate zones of the island

Highlights

  • A tour of Hawaii’s biggest island and its natural wonders

  • Visit Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls & Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

  • In-depth exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Frequent stops for photos and to take in the lush scenery

  • Experience diverse range of climate zones of the island

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English. Pick-up is between 7 AM and 8 AM from major Kona/Kohala area hotels. You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.

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Total price is CA $245.79, taxes included

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8:00 AM, Tour in Japanese, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in Japanese.

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8:00 AM, Tour in Mandarin, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in Mandarin.

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Small Group Tour

Activity Location

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kailua Kona Area Hotels

    Kailua-Kona

  • Waikoloa Resort Area

    69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive

    Waikoloa Village 96738

  • Mauna Lani/Fairmont Orchid

    1 North Kaniku Drive

    Waimea 96743


Description

This full-day nature tour kicks off when you are picked up directly from any of the Kona or Kohala resorts and hotels, and then heads north from Kona on a brief scenic drive, with snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day. On the way to the first destination, you’ll pass some of the island’s oldest volcanoes, as well as Hawaii’s largest ranch, the Parker Ranch in Waimea, which has been operating on the island since 1847.

The morning is filled with visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. First, the views will stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of verdant cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continuing on the drive along the Hamakua Coast, more postcard-worthy views will pass by your window, ushering you to the next destination, Akaka Falls. This towering 442-foot (135-metre) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the centre of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops. Next is a waterfall that’s small by comparison, but not by beauty: Rainbow Falls, a beautiful 80-foot (24-metre) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it. Around noon, you’ll get local style lunch of teriyaki chicken, grilled fish, steamed rice, and local purple sweet potato (Vegetarian meals are available upon request).

In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, crater rim trail and the Halema'uma'u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts. From there, you’ll have time to relax and take it all in at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles. On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you'll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay, before arriving back in Kona or Kohala. If time permits, we may stop at a local coffee farm for you to taste some fresh Kona Coffee.

Note: depending on weather condition and sunset time, tour may operates in reverse route.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Big Island

  • Gourmet lunch, bottled water, juice and snacks

  • Use of waterproof gear

  • Park entrance fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your hotel in Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala


Exclusions

  • Tip


Know Before You Book

  • This tour is not recommended for children 4 and younger.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Tour operates in all weather conditions – please dress appropriately.

  • Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese language tours may be accommodated. Please call to request after your booking.

  • Pick-up is between 7 AM and 8 AM. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Small Group Tour ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

4.9 out of 5

5/5 Oct. 31, 2019

If there is any tour you plan on doing in Kona, this is the one you should book. Our guide Kala was very knowledgeable, pointed out area spots we should check out, and gave great history and cultural information along the way. We saw a good chunk of the island, it's diversity, and learned so much in 11 hours. Thank you Kala for such a great day

5/5 Oct. 6, 2019

Amazing tour to see the best of Big Island! Our tour guide (Matt) was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks for a great day.