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Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

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Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

We planning a vacation to the Big Island next week. Will be staying in Waikoloa for the first time, at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and planning to visit Hawaii Volcanoes for a day.

My question is, what's the best day trip/tour (we don't have a car) to Hawaii Volcanoes from Waikoloa?

many thanx

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1. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

Not good with tours, but skip Tuesday as that always seems to be the busiest day as NCL docks in Hilo that day.

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2. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

Any chance you could arrange for rental car?

I can't imagine being there without a vehicle......especially up in South Kohala

Seeking clarification.....Is it a choice not to rent a vehicle?.....or perhaps no license?

The Big Island is a spectacular destination......but incredibly vast. One of the top spots ...worldwide where a rental vehicle really is a must.

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3. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

What are you planning to do for the rest of your vacation at the Hilton? Just hang around the pool and walk to and from the Kings' and Queens' shops or take the shuttle bus? The point is, you need a car on the Big Island if you want to escape from your hotel and see what wonders the island has to offer, and it has many.

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4. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

Unless you cannot drive or are unlicensed, you should rent a car.

And don't be one of the crowd in a big tour bus if you care about a quality experience. The buses are something most try to avoid being around.

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5. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

I will be there too next week. actually reaching on friday.

I do have a car rented and planning to do the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Saturday.

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6. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

Check out Hawaii Forest and Trails. They do day trips from Waikoloa. They have great reviews!!!

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7. Re: Best day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Waikolo

There you go, BenZiv! You can jump in with goastros! :-)

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