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

Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii (3450)


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Tour Duration: 660 min

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

This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a 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.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History at no additional cost

  • Bottled Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Gratuities

Points Of Interest

  • minutes: Pick up guests from resorts along the Kohala Coast while enjoying a narrated tour with unique landscape and scenic view.
  • minutes: Drive through the historic Downtown Kona, home to the summer palace of Hawaiian royalty and oldest church in Hawaii.
  • 40 minutes: Take a tour of this Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee and Tea.
  • 35 minutes: Dip your toes in the sand at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and scan the horizon for green sea turtles on the shore
  • 80 minutes: Explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, past lava flow sites, and take a short hike along crater rim trail and lava tube.
  • 20 minutes: Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal inside look at Hawaii, as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma.
  • minutes: Drive through historical Downtown Hilo, the largest city on the island.
  • 20 minutes: This 80-foot falls plunges over a natural lava cave and into the Wailuku River below. On a sunny day, rainbows appear in the mist of the falls, making for a magical view.
  • 35 minutes: This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops.
  • 20 minutes: The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean
  • minutes: Driver through the scenic green pasture of Parker Ranch, home of the Hawaiian cowboys and one of the largest ranches in the US.

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed to participate
  • This tour only departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Not recommended for travelers require walkers/wheelchairs
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands