Kailani Tours Hawaii
Kailani Tours Hawaii
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City Tours • Cultural Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Kailani Tours Hawaii, LLC is a sightseeing and tour company based on the Big Island of Hawaii. We proudly offer the most incredible land based tours on Hawaii Island. We have been recognized for our outstanding service and attention to detail. We focus on the guest experience by utilizing the best vehicles, provide the best service and hire the best guides.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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Christopher D
1 contribution
Apr 2021
We booked a private tour for 10 people and our tour guide, PJ, picked us up at our rental house in a new clean vehicle. He was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and full of Dad jokes! He even laid out a tablecloth and placemats for our picnic at the coffee farm.
You will not need to pack much for this day trip because PJ was prepared for anything! We had a variety of still and sparkling water or Hawaiian juice kept in a cooler throughout the day. He offered umbrellas for protection from the sun rays when we walked around the coffee farm. He had a snack basket waiting for us after seeing the turtles at Punalu'u black sand beach. When the weather became misty and cold at the Volcanoes National Park, PJ provided rain jackets. Then when we returned to the park at night to see the lava glow, PJ even had flashlights to help light our path. As we settled back into the van to be driven back home, PJ spoiled us with hot towels to help warm our hands/face!
Do not hesitate to book this tour. It's a gorgeous drive to the Volcanoes National Park. Don't forget to smell the delicious aromas at the Punalu'u bake shop and say hello to the turtles at Punalu'u black sand beach. Heed PJ's advice on the bathrooms at each stop - he provides his personal star rating of the facilities! Dinner at the lodge was very tasty - most of our group ordered the fish of the day (we got marlin) either blackened with Cajun spices or grilled. The caper sauce that comes with the grilled fish was luscious! We had one vegan in our group and he had fried tofu with rice. Keep in mind the alcoholic beverages cost extra, but the lilikoi margarita was on point with the li hing powder on the glass rim.
What better way to end the tour with a viewing of Lilo and Stitch on the drive back home! Thank you again, PJ! We had a blast and we hope to book another tour with Kailani Tours in the near future.
Written April 25, 2021
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KailaniTours
Aloha cdoan, Thank you so much for this incredible review of P.J.'s tour. His nickname is Big Tuna and he certainly doesn't disappoint! He's at work extra early, he learns everyone's name, and prepares snacks to meet and exceed guests' expectations. It sounds like he hit a homerun in doing just that! Thanks again for pointing out the differences that guests can expect when they tour with us and that there is a clear difference in quality between tour companies. We decided that if you're here, you might as well spoil yourselves because you deserve it! We can't wait to have you back on island. Mahalo, Chris
Written May 1, 2021
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Mark W
Long Beach, CA62 contributions
Oct 2021
This is an amazing tour. It's truly first class all the way. The Mercedes Sprinter vans are the perfect size for a small group tour, and the experience is truly personal from beginning to end. The tour itself is great, but I think we were particularly lucky to get Bryce as a tour guide (hi to Bryce's mom Candy!). Bryce was on top of everything right from the pickup at our hotel (right on time). He was knowledgeable, friendly, charming and funny. If he didn't know the answer to a question, he looked it up. We had a fantastic group of folks with us and I'm pretty sure every one of them will be giving Bryce a 5-star rating for his customer service. We have taken a lot of tours, and I don't remember ever being so engaged by a tour guide. It truly felt like we were just hanging out with an incredibly knowledgeable buddy.

The tour itself was SO much fun. We took a coffee plantation tour (with a picnic lunch included), .ate malasadas at the southern-most bakery in the US, went to a black sand beach and saw a BUNCH of green sea turtles basking in the sun, then checked out several overlooks in Volcano National Park. After that, we had a delicious dinner (included in tour price) at a great restaurant just outside the park gates then went back into the park after dark to see the lava flow. This was truly the highlight of the tour (in fact, the highlight of my 2-week trip to the islands). Our group was all completely awestruck by the sight and none of us wanted to leave. But leave we must, so Bryce got us all back to our resorts safe and sound, and with amazing pictures and stories to share with our friends.

Mahalo, Kailani tours, and mahalo Bryce. Truly the experience of a lifetime. Mike and I will never forget this one.
Written October 29, 2021
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Debra M
60 contributions
Jun 2021
If you are visiting the island of Hawaii and want to experience and learn about volcanos…take the Deluxe Volcano Tour offered by Kailani Tours. It is a long day (about 9 hours), but you get to see and learn about so much of the island. Kailani will pick you up at your hotel in a super comfortable bus that seats about twelve (there were 9 on our tour) and take you around the island ending up at Volcanos National Park. On the way we stopped at a coffe farm and the Punalu’u Bakery…the southern most bakery in the US.

Our tour guide, Christopher, was fantastic. His knowledge of the island was truly impressive. On top of his great tour skills, he was so nice and it seemed very important to him that we were having the greatest experience. I cannot say enough great things about him.

And don’t worry…you won’t get hungry. The tour provides a nice picnic lunch at the coffee farm and the day is capped off at the Kilauea Lodge for a really good dinner…plus, there are snacks for the hour+ drive back to your hotel. This is one of the best tours we have taken anywhere in the world and I hope Christopher knows how good he is at his job. Mahalo.
Written June 26, 2021
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Laura W
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May 2022 • Solo
This excursion was the single best part of my trip to Hawai'i. With PJ as the tour guide just brought this tour to the next level. You might think 11hrs for a trip is a little extreme but it does take a while to get around the island. And throughout the entire experience PJ kept us entertained. From telling us the history about the places we were traveling to, to history of the Hawaiian people and their gods.

Originally I was looking into the Big Island Circle Tour but it was sold out so I went with the Deluxe Volcano Tour. I am glad I choose it to as I think I would have felt rushed on the Big Circle Tour. The Deluxe Volcano Tour also allows you to see the Volcano National Park in the day and night time. We were able to take a walk to the flowing lava of the Halema’uma’u crater glowing in the dark.

The Volcano National Park was certainly a highlight but there was so much more. Each part of the tour and each stop was so thought out and showed the true beauty of the Big Island. From the dinner and the bakery to the black sand beaches I truly enjoyed this trip. Thank you!
Written May 25, 2022
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esanchez123456789
Sacramento, CA1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Where do I start… We did the Deluxe Volcano Experience tour. Our tour guide Bryce was phenomenal. He was attentive, prepared, super knowledgeable, and funny. He took his time explaining the history of Hawaii as we passed the sites he was talking about. He informed us of different sites to visit on our trip or future visits as well. I appreciated the telescope he brought so that we can get a closer look to the volcano at night. He even recorded some of the footage for each family on the trip. If you could request a tour guide, request Bryce.

We went to Kona Joes as our first stop and the coffee was amazing. We had a turkey sandwich lunch, soda, chips, and a dessert. There were the cutest and friendliest dogs at Kona Joes and my kiddo loved spending time with them. The coffee if priced well compared to other places on the island, so if you’re looking to buy Kona coffee, that is the place to buy. After Kona Joes, we went to the Punalu'u Bake shop. We bought some amazing tasting bread there and our tour guide was able to get their famous Malasadas(they sell out quickly). After we went to the Punalu'u Black sands beach where we saw turtles and just an absolutely beautiful scenery. I wish we could have spent more time at Black Sands Beach, but we had a lot to see. After we headed up to Hawaii Volcano National Park. Our tour guide said we would experience several different climates, and he was right. It was cold, but the Caldera Overlook was a magnificent sight. We were lucky to have a clear view of the lava at night. We had dinner at the Kilauea Lodge and the food was great. Overall we would definitely recommend everyone to book at your through Kailani Tours. We will definitely be booking our next Hawaiian tours through them. Thanks Bryce for your knowledge and wonderful tour experience!
Written November 26, 2022
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infok144
Aloha! We have people worry about the entertainment value of the Deluxe Volcano Experience for those who are minors. Thank you for stressing that your kids were excited and enjoyed the tour. The tour is great for ages 5+ and we cannot stress enough, though there are lengthy times spent on the van, there is also a constant interaction with the guide who is well versed to entertain all ages. It makes for an easy ride, even if it is educational. Mahalo for the detailed review and sharing as much as you did with our future guests! Best wishes!
Written November 27, 2022
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Donald D
Canberra, Australia20 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
That wish would be that your trip guide is GRANT.

What a fantastic day. A 12 hour tour day could feel long, but, when you have a knowledgeable, funny and accomodating tour guide, time flies by. Professionalism and true customer service started with the luxury Mercedes coach, followed by the question - would you like “still or sparkling water” - seriously? Incredible. The lunch was wonderful at Kona Joes. Views spectacular. Then onto Black sands beach. The highlight of the tour is clearly Kilauea Volcano. It was outstanding. The lava lake and the spontaneous small spews of lava flow were mesmerising.

Grant and Kailani tours were so well prepared. Top of the line equipment, binoculars, flashlights, Pantagonia jackets, telescope etc… Top service for a deluxe tour service. Every small detail was planned for.

Even restroom stops, which could be overlooked, were perfectly planned out and locations were clean and tidy.

The dinner before the volcano hike was delicious and plentiful. The Lodge was a great location.

Highly recommend Kailani Tours. Would use them again without hesitation.
Written September 23, 2022
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infok144
Aloha, Donald! Your review is what we truly strive for and we cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience and recommendation of Kailani Tours! The tours really are planned out with exquisite care and attention to detail. There are other options of tour companies on the island, that even take you to some of the locations we do. The difference between them and us, is that they are more just transportation. We are a luxury experience of travel AND we cater to your every possible need. Grant is a seasoned guide and we are so glad to hear that he performed up to your standards. We expect our guides to deliver knowledge, customer service, and an experience for our guests. We enjoyed having you on tour and again, many mahalo for the review!
Written September 23, 2022
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Jayden01031990
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Chris was an incredible tour guide and was so informative and knowledgeable... He was a lot of fun and made a really long day go so smoothly and effortless... we would 100 % recommend Kailani Tours and chris to absolutely anyone :)
Written May 5, 2022
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tnebec1990
1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
This tour was amazing for the following reasons:
-Our tour guide, Grant, was exceptional. He made the tour an unforgettable experience by sharing the most interesting information about the island. We loved learning about every aspect of the island that we passed throughout the tour from historical facts to geology. Additionally, he was always willing to help and even offered to capture the memories by taking pictures for us. He went above and beyond for us.
-The amount of time at each stop was perfect considering no one in our group felt rushed.
-Throughout the entire ride on the bus, we were entertained whether it was Grant sharing his knowledge of the island or watching a movie discussing a transcendental event on the Big Island.
We would recommend this tour to anyone interested as well as referring Grant as their tour guide.
Written May 19, 2021
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Lucy K
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
On Sunday my partner and I joined Bryce for the Deluxe Volcano experience (at night). The tour was meticulously thought out and well organised without feeling like we were rushing anywhere. If you’re lucky enough to have Bryce as your guide (sure the other guides are great too) you’ll be in for a fantastic trip. He was incredibly knowledgeable, funny and did absolutely everything in his power to ensure everyone was having a great day. Our group was from all over the globe and he knew so much not only about Hawaiian history, the volcanos and landscapes but also about each of our home countries, it was crazy cool. We stopped at Kona Joes for some coffee and provided deli style lunch (which was delish) and headed on our way to visit black sand beach, a great bakery and the lava lake. As this is a day/night tour it gave the perfect opportunity to see the scale of the volcano in the light of day and then at night after a great dinner get to see the glowing lava. As we headed back home Mauna Loa erupted for the first time in almost 40 years so we saw the glow light up the sky. Obviously with the volcano erupting I expect it will change how the tour runs but with this company you can rest assured that they will do everything to make sure you have a safe and amazing trip! Thank you again Bryce and Kailani Tours 🤗
Written November 29, 2022
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infok144
Aloha, Lucy!!! How spectacular that you got to see the eruption! Not only is the island majestic in beauty but also majestic in being alive. Those will be memories to share with anyone who will listen!! May you continue to have safe travels. Mahalo for the detailed review, friend.
Written December 1, 2022
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Ariane P
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Our guide was incredible. Very knowledgeable and patient with our children. Each stop was beautiful and he was prepared with all kinds of extras like snacks, cool and warm towels and jackets. Mauna Loa was erupting during our tour and he went out of his way to get us great views and family pics, staying extra late. Truly wonderful experience from start to finish.
Written November 30, 2022
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infok144
Aloha! How spectacular that you got to see the Mauna Loa eruption! We love sharing the island with our guests and you got a surprise extra! Mahalo for the review!
Written December 2, 2022
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