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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History provided by Wasabi Tours Hawaii

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Kailua Pier
  • 1
    Greenwell Farms
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Punalu'u Bake Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Hilo
  • 5
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Waipi'o Valley
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parker Ranch
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Highlights
  • All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
What to Expect
Start your day's adventure with pickup from your Kohala or Kona hotel in a comfortable tour vehicle, and then head out for the farther reaches of the Big Island. Be sure to bring good walking shoes and dress in layers, as the temperature can vary widely at different elevations. Enjoy traveling with a small group of fellow travelers, limited to just 13 people.  Pass Parker Ranch and into Waimea, where the landscape changes, and take in views of the scenery instead of fussing about directions and logistics. Stop at Waipo Valley lookout for some photo ops and listen to your guide's narrative about King Kamehameha. Wind down the Hamakua Coast toward Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls, two of the area's most beautiful. Then, continue on to Punalu'u Beach for a stroll along the black-sand beach, before headinmg to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way back to Kona, pass Kealakekua Bay and learn about the area's bloody battle history. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
11h
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 11
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Greenwell Farms
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vishi wrote a review 21 Nov
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The most brilliant aspect of the tour was the guide’s (Derek) amazing ability to connect with everyone, his knowledge of the places and the respect he has for the local culture and places, very friendly and extremely professional. We would love to go on another one soon!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jason and Jamie wrote a review 21 Nov
Honokaa, Hawaii2 contributions
We took the Grand Island Circle Tour and had a fantastic tour with our tour guide Derek. He is very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour is long, however, Derek made it exciting. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Wasabi Tours.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Samuel L wrote a review 18 Nov
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Our driver Awana was very knowledgeable and kept the tour engaging despite all the COVID and weather related difficulties of the day. We managed to make some great memories on and definitely enjoyed our tour guide.
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LisaPisa_CA wrote a review 13 Nov
California10 contributions12 helpful votes
Our tour guide, Awana, was a great driver, really nice and pleasant, and so knowledgeable! It was so much fun learning about Hawaii and its rich history throughout the whole trip. Our group had a great time visiting so many places around the island. Unfortunately, we weren’t
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Contractlegal wrote a review 13 Nov
Rolesville, North Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
Derek Stuart was our tour guide...one of the most personable, knowledgeable, and humorous guides you'll meet! The tour itself is breathtakingly beautiful as you literally observe landscapes change before your eyes after only driving a few miles. It is an all day tour and worth
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Circle Island Tour, Excellent Experience!!!
We took the Grand Island Circle Tour and had a fantastic tour with our tour guide Derek. He is very knowledgeable
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Fabulous Tour
We did the day-long circle tour of the island and learned so much about the history, geology, culture, food, etc.
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Excellent tour and a great value!
We had Dreu as our guide and he was the best! From turtles hanging out on the black sand beach, to volcano craters
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Big island north tour Hawaii
Despite all the closings and cancellations for COVID19 we were not at all disappointed with our tour. We felt we sa
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Awesome experience a must see
Dreu was an excellent tour guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He made sure we could see
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unixfun
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Very Enjoyable Tour with a Great Guide, Kala.
I've been around the world a few times and done many adventures like this. The sights, locations and landscapes we
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Suzette L
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Great personable and knowledgeable about the island
This was a fantastic tour there were only a total of 4 so we felt like it was a private tour. Our guide was knowle
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DianeRN1978
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Fantastic Tour
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Kahikina was so informative,friendly and so much fun! Learned so much about t
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leeangela3
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Amazing Tour!
Tour guide was amazing and super chill. Learned SO MUCH in one day! Definitely worth the money for an 11 hour tour
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elaineeeekkk
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In love with the trip - Derek was awesome
Went on a trip with friends for stargazing. This tour was comprehensive, including the entire south side of the isl
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lucywhoa
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Drew did a great job leading our tour!
Dreu was an awesome tour guide who showed great flexibility in meeting our group's needs and requests. We learned a
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Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Tour
A great, amazing, excellent organized tour. You may count 100% on "Wasabi Tours"! Kudos for Drew - our tour guide.
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cjtlady
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Volcano tour
This was a top notch tour company. Our guide Ehitu was very informative and kept the tour on time and fun. We learn
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Elizabeth S
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Great day!
My mum and I took this trip, we had Derek as our guide and he was wonderful! He knew a lot about the area, and the
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601maryloum
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Dreu is the guide par excellence!
This tour was FANTASTIC! We'd already seen a lot of the Big Island on our own but wanted to let someone else do the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
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