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

From US$182,30
  • 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
Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History, Small Group
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Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History, Small Group
From US$182,30

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 Waikoloa 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. Stop for an included lunch in a shady spot before continuing on through Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hike through the Thurston Lava Tube and the steam vents of the Halema'uma'u Crater, and then make a stop at the Jaggar Museum. From the summit of Kilauea, head back down to Punalu'u State Park at sea level for a stroll along the black sand beach. On the way back to Kona, pass Kealakekua Bay and learn about the area's bloody battle history.

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Reviewed yesterday
Can you say MONOTONE?

The idea of seeing the big island in a day was exciting to us! What we read about a couple of the guides is that they made the trip interesting, and packed the day with information, trivia, and a lot of Hawaiian history. Our guide...More

Thank SunshineGirlCA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Big Island Tour with Wasabi Tours

An absolutely incredible day that exceeded all our expectations. Our tour guide Nate was knowledgeable and entertaining and very accommodating for our tour group. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the different natural wonders that the Big Island has to...More

1  Thank Jane E
Reviewed 4 days ago
Learned so much on this all-day tour

Our tour guide was Chris and he taught us so much about the Hawaiin people and their history. It was a very long day with an 8AM pick-up and 7:30PM drop off. However, there were lots of stops, including some optional ones, chosen by Chris,...More

Thank VOgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best value, highly recommend this tour!!

Just finished the Big Island Grand Circle tour with Wasabi Tours. Long day (11 hrs), but well worth it!! We wanted a quick overview of the big island and this was the perfect way to do it. Kai was our guide for the day and...More

1  Thank KeiKeiMah
Reviewed 1 week ago
Circle Island tour of the Big Island

The Circle Island Tour by Wasabi Tours is highly recommended. Our tour guide was Kei, and he was really knowledgeable about the island culture, history and geography. He was a good story teller and was super interesting, and will give you an in depth feel...More

1  Thank stevew23456
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