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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, 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
Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From US$186.46
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From US$186.46
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, 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.
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.
Reviews (610)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great Day Trip tour of the Big Island!

We booked this one online via TripAdvisor and Viator from reviews we found on both. Our tour guide was informative, funny, attentive and very courteous! The tour itself was great! We got to see a little of everything...and eat some local fare along the way....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Divinit
Reviewed 2 days ago
GREAT way to get a sense of the whole island

We did this tour on our first day on the Big Island, and we were all so glad we did. We had 2 teenagers, 2 people in their 50s, and 2 senior citizens, and we all loved it--even the 15-year-old, who admitted afterwards that when...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KatrienSV
Reviewed 4 days ago
The Best Tour Guide - Ryan

Ryan is the best tour guide we have ever been with in our travels internationally. He is very knowledgeable,enthusiastic and funny. He always talked and talked and gave us lots of information during the tour which is about 11-12 hours long. He is also super...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank he y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour guide, great experience

Ryan is the best tour guide we have ever met. During this 12 hour long trip, he shows dedication to his job. He is funny, pleasant, knowledgeable, energetic, organized and professional. My son says Ryan told us a lot of interesting things about the island...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Jackie1831
Reviewed 6 days ago
An amazingly good tour I'll never forget

We met Ryan at our hotel in a well air conditioned, comfortable sprinter type bus. He was friendly, exuded great energy, and set the tone from the very beginning that we were in for a treat. For the next 11 hours, he took us all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ketchup201
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21 April 2019|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Hi, we recommend you book at least two weeks in advance. Thank you!
13 April 2019|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer vegetarian lunch. Thanks for asking!
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