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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
From $186.46
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From $186.46
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 (582)
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Reviewed today
Best Big Island Tour Ever

If you want to see the highlights of Big Island in one day, this is the tour for you. Ryan, our tour guide, was informative, witty, and engaging. He made the tour run smoothly and the day pass quickly. Thank you for giving me an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LovingItTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great overview of the island

A long day but absolutely worth it. Comfortable Mercedes van. Wonderful guide Dreu who was so knowledgeable about all things Hawaiian---flora, fauna, geology, history, legends. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer. Hawaiian-style lunch was delicious. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank gailoost
Reviewed 4 days ago

A couple of things I was curious about, but were too impressive not to address. 1) Vehicle - Clean, comfortable, and safe. Not a single issue. 2) Guild - Ryan was too wonderful. Full of knowledge and answered so many questions with ease. Everyone kept...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LuCrezia D
Reviewed 1 week ago
A day well-spent

The trip was a full day; but, well worthwhile. It is a good way to get an overview of the island. Many little known facts were shared by the guide. However, the guide had a challenge to talk over a screaming 3 year-old and other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the Big Island in a day

This was a great Day Our guide Nate was fantastic. I learned a great deal of information about the Big Island. He took is to the best spots to get a great overview of the Island, We dis this our first day and went back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank GuytonB
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March 5, 2019|
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Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Hi, this tour spends around 1.5 hours in the Volcanoes National Park. You will be able to visit Kilauea Crater Lookout, steam vents, crater rim trail, and past lava flow. The lava tube inside the park is currently closed... More
March 4, 2019|
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Yes, we do!
March 3, 2019|
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Yes, we do!
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