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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

  • 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
Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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.

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.

Reviews (512)
1 - 5 of 156 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
An Awesome Island Tour!!

I highly recommend this tour. Satisfied in every way! Learned so much about the Big Island! Awana our driver and tour guide was awesome. Knows so much and has a great sense of humor. A very safe driver and knows his way around the island....More

Thank RossJohn1950
Reviewed yesterday
Small group Big island Hilo pick up

Our guide, Kala was terrific "5 star".. He was very knowledgeable, and gave us an in depth history of the big Island in a 7+ hour tour of waterfalls, volcanoes, and nut farm

Thank Bflint762
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome all-day island tour

This tour hits the highlights of the island in one day! Our guide, Nate/Nathan, was early and our group was small, only 8, making for a more intimate and fun experience. At each stop, we were given 20-30 minutes to explore, which was more than...More

Thank gretchjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Big island tour -Owanna

Firstly I have to say this was a very good tour with a lot of information provided. Nearly all the stops were interesting and we were well looked after by our guide, Information was provided not only about the location we were visiting but also...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Trip

Our guide, Kala was terrific "A+".. He was very knowledgeable, and gave us a through history of the big Island. My wife and I had a great time and can't wait to come back. Aaron & Margie

Thank aarzwi
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31 August 2018|
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Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Hi, all roads are open as well as all the attractions on this tour. Mahalo!
Melinda G
25 August 2018|
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Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Hi, our tour will visit Volcanoes National Park when it reopens on Sep 22nd where you can see active volcanic craters, steam vents, and past lava flow. Until then we will visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden instead... More
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