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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Highlights
  • 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
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From US$186.46
Overview
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 (553)
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Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour: excellent way to see the Big Island!

I highly recommend the Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour with Wasabi. We had already explored some of the island in our rental car, but this tour took us in a complete circle all around the island to places we would never have thought to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HollyWorton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Awana was our tour guide, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and accommodating as well as pleasant. He made sure we got to see lots of extras and had time to see tons of great sites! Lunch was fabulous. I would definitely repeat a tour...More

1  Thank Brandilm1233
Reviewed 1 week ago
Overall Very Good Tour and Great Guide

We have done tours of this type on other vacations this was just what we expected - a highlight of many places we could go later on our own to spend more time. Did it our first day on the island to get our bearings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worthwhile if you don't have a car

This is a circle tour of the Big Island, so you will be spending most of your time in the van, listening to your guide. Ours was a native, bilingual, and very steeped in local lore. Prepare yourself for 1/2 the time (if not more)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melinda4321
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Tour and Guide

Shout out to Nathan for being a great guide on our tour around the Big Island. We were a group of 7 with three children and the pace, the stops and the information was informative and fun for all of us!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris H
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caitlingodber
10 January 2019|
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Response from Jie G |
Hi, for this particular tour, also known as Circle Island Tour, you will spend around 1.5 hours in the park. You will be able to see the main crater lookout (Halemaumau Crater) that has dramatically expanded in size since... More
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