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“Amazing tour!! Worth every penny!!”

Wasabi Tours Hawaii
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Wasabi Tours Hawaii is a locally owned and operated company specialize in guided small group tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our circle island tour, twilight volcano tour, Waipio Valley waterfall tour, historic Kona tour, and customized private tours offer a personal, exciting, and unique experience that's unmatched by other group tours. We only select the most breathtaking and scenic attractions and travel routes to ensure our guests will cherish the experience for a lifetime.
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Wish I could give this tour more than 5 stars! We went on our first Hawaiian vacation with a group of 6 and did this tour (9/24/2015) early on in our vacation, which I strongly recommend doing. Our tour guide Kala arrived promptly at the hotel and provided cold water and granola bars to our group at pick up. We did the entire island tour which was about 12 hours long but it didn't seem it. The bus was comfortable and the stops were spaced perfectly so you didn't get too tired of sitting. Plenty of restroom stops also. Just when you thought you saw the most beautiful place in Hawaii, the next stop blew your mind again! What a great tour hitting up so many beautiful and intriguing places.

Kala was the best tour guide EVER! He is native to the island and has a wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian culture, history, each destination we visited, and sustainability on the Island. There wasn't anything I didn't know about the Big Island after this tour. He answered all of our questions and offered suggestions on other places to see during our stay. Our lunch was served in bento boxes at a beautiful waterfall. We enjoyed fish, teriyaki chicken, steamed celery and carrots and white rice. Water, juice and fresh pineapple were also provided as well as the most softest, freshest mac nut cookies. We hit every stop included in the tour and Kala was even able to get us to a bakery before they closed which we all found souvenirs and some Hawaiian-made treats!

I recommend this tour for the exceptional tour guide Kala, the value, the tour destinations, and food! All exceeded our expectations and when we return to the Big Island again soon, we will book a private tour (which I just found out they offer) with Kala if we can. Mahalo Kala and Wasabi Tours!!

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed October 5, 2015

I went on a twilight volcano tour with Wasabi in September 2015 for a tag-on vacation after a conference.

The content of the tour was abundant, with orchid flower farms, to visit to the foothill of Mauna Kea, to Hilo, Black Sand Beach, to the Sea cliffs, to lava tubes to the ultimate lava crater. The food was great too!!

I think what was particular outstanding about this tour was the attention, information, and services we got from Kala, our fantastic guide. From the moment I was picked up, the whole tour was made to be a very personally-attentive experience. He wasted no time in making us feel welcome. The knowledge within Kala was extraordinary.... from the local folklore, to the geology of the local area, to the history of the communities, to what's good for dinner. There was no question unanswered. He was also very considerate of the Chinese speaking guests on the tour, explaining things bilingually.

All in all I can say that this was the best tour I've ever been on, and it will take an incredible effort to beat this. It was a splendid tour and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank RickoJ
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

The twilight volcano tour was great. Our tour guide was Marcus. Marcus was engaging, knowledgable and entertaining. Seeing an active volcano was amazing. The waterfalls, lava tubes and other sights Marcus showed us made the day and our trip. The travel service recommended brining food, water, umbrellas, snacks but Marcus all of it for us. He even provided coats in the evening when it got cold. We would recommend this tour to all.

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very comfortable tour Van. Driver was professional, good narration. A educational and fun experience. A day experience well worth doing!

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank violetann
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

I went on a Hawaiian Vacation with 6 people in September 2015 and we decided to book the full day tour where they take you around the whole island- including Volcanoes National Park. This tour was absolutely fantastic!!

They picked us up at our hotel on time. Right from the beginning of the tour, we started learning about the Hawaiian Culture and History- from agriculture to the language. We learned so much!

If you do decide to do this tour, I highly suggest that you request Kala as your guide. He is very kind and very informative. You cannot go wrong with him as your tour guide. He went out of his way to make our tour a phenomenal experience- we even stopped at an additional place not on the agenda!!

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank Scouter26
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