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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History provided by Wasabi Tours Hawaii

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

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Tour snapshot
All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
13
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
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. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
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. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addition to the locations below, Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738) Foodland Farms at The Shops at Mauna Lani ( 1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743 ) The supplier will send you a confirmation email with the exact pickup location and time. Please call the supplier if you didn't receive an email. IMPORTANT: If you are staying in Waikiki on the Island of Oahu, please DON'T book this tour. This tour departs only from Kona and Waikoloa area of the Big Island of Hawaii. We don't pick up or drop off at Kona Airport.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Inclusions
  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addition to the locations below, Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738) Foodland Farms at The Shops at Mauna Lani ( 1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743 ) The supplier will send you a confirmation email with the exact pickup location and time. Please call the supplier if you didn't receive an email. IMPORTANT: If you are staying in Waikiki on the Island of Oahu, please DON'T book this tour. This tour departs only from Kona and Waikoloa area of the Big Island of Hawaii. We don't pick up or drop off at Kona Airport.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Kohala Coast
    Kailua Pier
  • 1
    Bay View Farm
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Punalu'u Bake Shop
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Hilo
  • 5
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Waipi'o Valley
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parker Ranch
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Whitney F
6 contributions
Family
What an amazing tour!!! We had a fantastic guide - Kurt - and a small group in a very comfortable Mercedes sprinter van. Kurt had so much incredible knowledge and since he grew up on the island and was a boat captain for 25+ years he literally had such a wealth of information we were entertained for the entire trip. It is a long day - probably not ideal for smaller kids - but it is one of the very best ways to see all the major sights all the way around the island. Highly recommend and a huge thanks to Kurt for making it extra interesting!
Written August 17, 2022
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Jayden R
1 contribution
I have never been on a tour this good in my entire life. Thanks very much to Derek who is the best tour guide I have encountered in a long time. He made a 13 hour tour very enjoyable and had great local knowledge to share about all of the spots we visited.
Written August 17, 2022
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Annika R
2 contributions
Drew kept us entertained and interested throughout the whole day!!! Great tour and so many amazing sites. Definitely one of my best birthdays! Also Drew, you’re cute 😍😜
Written August 17, 2022
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Stephanie B
1 contribution
Couples
This tour was amazing! We got to see all of what the Big Island has to offer in one day. Our tour guide Mixia, was amazing and we could not have asked for a better experience.
Written August 16, 2022
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SuzR
London, UK31 contributions
This has to be up there as one of the best tours we’ve ever experienced. Our guide Captain Kurt was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and kept to the timings impeccably. The day gave us a wonderful feel for the island along with some incredible memories and photos. Thank you so much Kurt.
Written August 16, 2022
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Christine C
1 contribution
Family
Nothing but the BEST to say about this tour! Kurt Bell, our tour guide, has made this tour so fun and relaxing! First thought the 12 hour tour would be too long, however, Kurt has has made our tour surprisingly fun and relaxing! This is a must have in Big Island! Again, thank you very much, Kurt! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Written August 14, 2022
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seasideljs
Portageville, MO283 contributions
This was an amazing all day tour! We were picked up at our hotel which was great! We were on a small comfortable air-conditioned bus that held about 20, but only about 13-14 were on the bus so it was perfect! We saw so much and were told lots of information. We had water, lunch, and I brought a few of my own snacks as well. We stopped at so many places... waterfalls, coffee farm, special bakery/cafe, volcano, etc. The driver and guide were polite, patient, and informative. The other guests were great as well which made for a great tour. This tour was just right for those that don't want to do all of the driving and figuring out the top spots to see. Overall an amazing day to see the Big Island!!
Written August 13, 2022
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Happiness459085
1 contribution
Couples
My favorite part of the day was experiencing the dramatic changes of the volcano. When I visited in 2017 i was driving a rental. This time I left the driving to Robert our tour guide and I had a more relaxing time, Wow he is very knowledgeable of the geographic history and political history of Hawaii.
Written August 13, 2022
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Sarah W
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Robert was amazing! We not only got to see all the best parts of the Big Island, but along the way we got to hear all about the history. Robert was such a great story teller. I highly recommend this trip if you want to see and get to know Hawaii.
Written August 12, 2022
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Rosa C
23 contributions
This was a Great Tour! We stayed at the Outrigger so we were last to be picked up. Lots of great information and wonderful sites. Everything was AMAZING! so Grateful to have booked this. If you have mobility issues or overweight, recommend you reserve one of the first 3 rows in the vehicle. The lunch was good and the people who were on the tour made this even more enjoyable. Put it on your list of things to do!!! Loved the comfort of having a driver who could share the history and sites of this beautiful Island.
Written August 12, 2022
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Loved it!!!
Great tour and Informative!!! If you have mobility issues or overweight, request to reserve one of the first 3 row
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A Good Time
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Dreu is Awesome!!
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Must do on the big island.
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Great experience
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Amazing
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