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Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, 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
Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History
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Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History

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 visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden before continuing on to Punalu'u Beach 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.

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.

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1 - 5 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

We had a great time on the tour. Awana our guide was awesome, he was very engaging and knowledgeable. We particularly enjoyed Puunalu Bakery as well as Big Island Candies. My wife enjoyed the Botanical Gardens and Waipio Valley was gorgeous. It was a long...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great tour!

Dreu was our tour guide and he was great! He had great stories, was very informative, and very funny. He made sure everyone was comfortable and offered food and drinks often. We would definitely recommend this tour and Dreu!

1  Thank Kyle R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing guided experience!

We did the full island tour. Long Day but totally worth it and cheaper than a much shorter helicopter tour. Our driver/guide, Chris, was incredible for his depth of knowledge and stories. Sign up for this!! You absolutely won’t regret it!!

Thank El_Gringo_Hombre
Reviewed 6 days ago
Circle Island tour of the Big Island

We had a wonderful time on this tour - one of the best I've ever been on. Our tour guide, Kala, was very knowledgeable on many topics and many areas. There was a lot of history he was able to share and personal knowledge about...More

Thank barb999999
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great tour, saw a lot, cool guide

The tour was really great, we had a lot of stops and saw a lot, my highlight was the hawaiian botianical garden. Our guide, Ryan, was great, very experienced and funny. It is a long trip with 12 hours, but its definately worth it.

1  Thank Sabrina M
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28 July 2018|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Sorry, we can't pick up from Hilo for this tour since we pick up and drop off all of our guests on Kona side. Jay
29 June 2018|
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Response from Donna W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above review. This would be a very long day for two small children. Actually I doubt that even older kids would enjoy sitting in the van for most of the day, unless they enjoy history and scenery. Better... More
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