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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
From US$182.30

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 Waikoloa 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. Stop for an included lunch in a shady spot before continuing on to Punalu'u State Park at sea level 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Tour

Since the National Volcano Park was closed, we went to a coffee farm, then over to see water falls, through Hilo, drove and stopped through the Waipio Valley. We were provided a picnic lunch at one of the waterfalls and later had dinner at Roy's....More

1  Thank mariasmall2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What are they doing in this tour instead, now the volcanos national park is closed ? Is the tour keep going ?More

5  Thank Bianca P
wasabitourshawaii, General Manager at Wasabi Tours Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Bianca, Due to the anticipated closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park We will be running our Big Island in One Day Tour also known as Circle Island Tour as the itinerary below, Greenwell Coffee Farm Punalu`u bakery Punalu`u black sand beach Akatsuka Orchid Gardens...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun/long day

Had a good time on the circle island our with Keith. Very informative and hit just the right spots (except the volcano of course). Vog got bad but all was clear at many of the spots. Appreciate the safety first approach. Mahalo

2  Thank Ray D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grand circle island tour

Great tour and by far the best way to see the island in its entirety, in a day: The tour takes in a variety of interesting locations and provides ample opportunity to see some of the islands most spectacular sights. Our tour guide was very...More

2  Thank Darren L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Circle Island Tour

We were originally supposed to do the Volcano National Park tour, but had to change due to the ongoing eruption. I’m sure that would have been great, but the circle tour of the island was great, too. Tour guide Kai took us on a wonderful...More

2  Thank Jessica O
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Matthew B
10 June 2018|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Unfortunately this tour is not compatible with Norwegian cruise ship schedule. Our Historic Kona and Farm Tour from Kona is perfect for cruise ship guests.
29 May 2018|
Response from hongtrev |
Hawaii island is the biggest and youngest,you can go to the Hilo side where the erupting volcano located,or the Kona side where the water is very clear,good for snokerling and of course their famous coffee
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