- 10 to 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take a relaxing, scenic excursion around the Big Island of Hawaii where you’ll experience the most historic, scenic and cultural highlights of Hawaii’s youngest island. Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach or minibus
- Hotel pickup and drop off from Kona hotels
- Local taxes
- Entry/Admission - Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
- Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup at most hotels in Kona area from Hapuna area, to Waikoloa, to hotels in Kailua-Kona area. We also pickup guests from the Kona Airport if they are flying in on their own or are staying at an AirBNB and need to drive to the airport. Pickup is at 7:00am from the Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Claim area.
- Keahole Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Free Kona hotel pickup at approximately between 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. depending where you are staying.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Royal Kona Coffee Center, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Free samples of the different types of Kona coffee.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Ancient ways of old Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
A beautiful black sand beach on the south east coast of the Big Island.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Volcano House
Lunch at the Volcano House restaurant with amazing views of the Kilauea caldera. No-host lunch, purchase your own lunch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Kilauea Visitor's Center
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
Famous chocolate covered Macadamia nuts
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
It cascades over a lava cave that according to legends is home to the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina, the goddess of the moon.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
From Hilo, your drive back to Kona via Saddle Road.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A light sweater may be needed at the volcano area and sturdy walking shoes are required
- Passengers with asthma and other respiratory problems should please consider other tour offerings to avoid potential health problems resulting from exposure to fumes
- As we cannot predict volcanic activity, features may vary daily depending on conditions. In an effort to make this an unforgettable experience, the tour operators will take you as close as possible to the volcanic activity
- Lava sightings not guaranteed
- Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Steam vents may affect travelers with respiratory problems
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I love this tour especially after we visiting the Big Island, the volcano exploded. Since we only stayed 2 nights in Big Island, the tour
covered whole island and tour guy was very knowledgeable and arranged the time to each place very well. We just love it:
Tommy was a great guide - we stopped regularly - even at places not on the tour. Well worth going to see places on the island you wouldn't usually see as all the usual tourist parts. A long trip but well worth it.
Our tour guide and bus driver Jeff was the best and most relatable person for a trip around the whole Island. He always had something enlightening to talk about at every part of the 11 hour tour. This tour was the best day of the whole vacation.
Great tour! Didnt know the island had so much beautiful vegetation. Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
The tour was amazing! Jeff our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We made several stops - volcano park was spectacular and we had a sumptuous lunch there. The black sand beach was beautiful and we did see a turtle sunning on the beach. It was a very comprehensive tour and well worth the time and money. We were treated to the history and folk lore of the island.
Had a wonderful full day of fun. Our guide, KALA just halla for Kala gave us a rich understanding of the land and culture, and the history that brought us to today. Being aboriginal Hawaiian allowed him to share insight and a taste of the beautiful Hawaiian people, and the multi-cultural influences on the island. He made us feel like VIPs and in the Hawaiian way, a little family for the day. We were thrilled to see turtles, volcano, waterfalls, taste amazing homemade ice cream, coffee, shortbread, macadamia nuts, chocolate and a delicious lunch. The lunch was so well organized, we filled out our menu ahead, he called it in, and when we got there, our name was on a table and the delicious food arrived soon after the mahi mahi with macadamia crust was fantastic !. Really enjoyed the day and recommend this for a taste of the island.
Great way to see all the sights in one day. 'Cousin Jeff' made it an enjoyable day with his banter and knowledge. Balance between number of stops and driving was about right. Tour was just as described on website.
Great day! Good way of getting to know the entire island and learn a lot about Polynesian culture and history thanks to our lovely guide. Definitely would recommend!
Excellent Excellent Excellent!
The tour was the best buy I had in Hawaii. It is fairly long and it can be a bit tiring but it will give you a taste of the island must sees! I would have included Hawi but I understand it might extend the time even too much!
Our driver was fantastic, he talked and talked and gave plenty of details in the most funny and non-boring way!
A must do on the island!
Jeff was our driver. He talked the whole 12 hours. All great information history, folklore, current events. It was a great way to see the island and decide where to go back and explore. It was planned for the beginning of the week and allowed me to cross of some visits and add on more exciting ones.
We had a great experience. Our tour guide, Kala, was very personable and knowledgeable. We met some great people and enjoyed seeing the sites and learning about the island and its history.
Honestly, we were impressed. Is it long, yes but well worth the time and money to learn about the culture, tourist stops and great eateries. Kala was our guide and a local to the island. Over the 11 plus hours there were plenty of opportunities to eat, bathroom breaks and even a nap if you needed iy
Great tour and great guide. The tour covers the whole big island and its a pretty comprehensive tour
Our guide had such a dry yet hilarious sense of humor. My family and I had a great time touring the island and getting to know the local spots.
This tour gave me the opportunity to view the entire island ina luxurious bus with a knowledgeable guide who was fun and entertaining.