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

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This 10-11 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments and park entrance fees.
  • Comprehensive overview of the Big Island in a single day
  • 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
  • Minimal walking distance makes this tour suitable for all ages
  • 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. If time permits, you may stop at a Kona coffee farm or the famous Punalu’u Bakery before you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Departure Point
1: Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
2: 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
3: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addtion to locations below,
Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738)
Pine Tree Cafe
Longs Drugs at Keauhou Shopping Center
Kona International Airport Pickup and Drop off
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 13
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We had Kalā as our guide and he was PHENOMENAL. He was obviously very passionate and knowledgeable. (His humor was an added bonus). Lunch was delicious (a yummy bento box), the sights were all must-sees, and we got incredibly lucky and had perfect weather the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We chose the Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour. Our tour guide is Mat. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and considerate. We really enjoy our trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, what a great experience! A great day and we learned so much about the island including culture, nature and history. Dreu did a great job and he is very knowledgable guy. He is deeply immersed into the culture and went out and about to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the BIG RED BUS for Hawaii. They do an excellent job of getting you to every place you want to see, Its a long day but well worth the time. Their guides are professional and stay on course and keep the pace comfortable....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mike t
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our trip around the island. From the volcanoes to the black and beaches to the waterfalls this was a trip well worth the cost. I especially want to thank Derek for taking such good care of us and being the best guide...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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14 September 2019|
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Response from Jacquelyn O | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up right at are hotel I’m not sure where your pickup would be best is to call and ask them
13 September 2019|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Sorry, the service dog is not allowed on our tour. We can pick up from the closest hotels from your vacation rental. Please provide the exact address when you book so we can assign a pickup location. Thanks!
8 September 2019|
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Response from Divinit | Reviewed this property |
If you let them know where you are staying, they pick you up no problem. Great tour....have fun!
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