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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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Big Island Grand Circle Tour

We just got done with a full day grand circle tour and it was wonderful. It’s a long day but totally worth it. Our guide Ryan was knowledgeable, interactive, and excited to tell us all he knows about Hawaii. We learned so much. He also...More

Thank Jaime G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Day but Completely Worth IT!

We did the full circle tour and it was an great day! Our guide was talking the entire time about all the interesting facts about the island and kept us laughing and asking questions. You don't get a super long time at each spot but...More

1  Thank DeAnn S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour guide and group

After a delay being picked up due to a road accident we met our tour guide Nate at the coffee farm. Nate was a fab tour guide with lots of knowledge of the island and was pleasent to chat with in between stops and seemed...More

1  Thank mselliemarie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Big Island Deluxe

Kala was the best guide. He had lots of fascinating information to impart to us and he kept us entertained as well as educated. He was also a lot of fun and cared for our every need. It was super to see the highlights of...More

1  Thank sansavitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Way to Tour the Big Island

Awana was our tour guide. He was a gem! While we had some minor issues during the day (e.g., a fire closed the main road which delayed our tour) Awana made sure we had a great experience. The coffee farm, black sand beach (with Green...More

2  Thank randall1025
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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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