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

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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.
You’ll have 4 starting options
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  • 1
    Royal Kona Coffee Center
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 5
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    Waipi'o Valley
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 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
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Minimal walking distance makes this tour suitable for all ages
  • 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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Departure Point
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Kona International Airport, 73-200 Kupipi St, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 13
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Wasabi Tours Hawaii
Richmond, Minnesota
Wonderful tour
Kala was our tour guide! A man of passion for Hawaii and a wealth of information. We had a glorious day with
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Magical Waterfalls & WAIPIO Valley
Thank You Dreu and Douglas for a Fantastic day yesterday! My husband and I totally enjoyed the entire trip and
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Fairport, New York
Great day on Big Island in a Day Tour!
Our day began with a prompt pick up at our hotel. Kala was our driver and tour guide and did an amazing job. We
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Kylie L
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Big island tour is the best!
Today was so much fun! I’m so glad I got to experience this! Our tour guide Kala helped us learn so much about
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Duane L
Top notch tour!
Kala gave us a great tour of the Island and was very informative. He by far surpassed any expectations I had when
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Teresa L
Highly recommend the Big Island in a Day!!
My husband, my 16 year old daughter and myself went on this tour and it was amazing!! Our tour guide, Kala, was
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Stephen S
Annapolis, Maryland
Great Day!!!
Just perfect to get a full insight of the Big Island. Guide was super. Very relaxing not to have to plan!!!
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Fabulous Tour
My husband and I had a fabulous tour with Derek on the Volcano tour. He was friendly and knowledgeable and made a
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Stephen S
ONE DAY bus experience on the BIG ISLAND
We spent a wonderful day learning about the BIG ISLAND with our Tour Guide, Kahikina Ching. He was extremely
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Sally L
Volcanos, Black Sand, and Stargazing
Ehitu is the best guide we have had anywhere in the world. His knowledge, not only of the volcanos, but also of
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese, Spanish
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