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

From US$182.30
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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Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History, Small Group
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Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History, Small Group
From US$182.30
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 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 through Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Hike through the Thurston Lava Tube and the steam vents of the Halema'uma'u Crater, and then make a stop at the Jaggar Museum. From the summit of Kilauea, head back down 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 today
Perfect first day on the Island

This is our first trip to the Big Island and we decided it would be fun to take this tour on our first day. It worked out great! Our tour guide, Ryan, picked us up right on time at a convenient location near our resort....More

Thank kimbalaya
Reviewed yesterday
Incredible tour which covers most of the places

its covers the entire big island. includes volcano, waterfalls, beaches, coffee plantation, bakery , lava tubes and valleys. I recommend this tour to anyone who visits the island

Thank rukkunudeen r
Reviewed yesterday
Big Island Day Tour

The Wasabi day tour of the island was great, although a bit long in duration (it's a big island though). The tour guides (Nate and trainee Mitchell) were terrific in explaining the excursions and facts about the island. The tour made stops at the important...More

Thank respc
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Tour and Guide

The tour was excellent in spite of some rain. Chris Nilsen was outstanding. His knowledge of the island and history was phenominal.

Thank bshillman
Reviewed 4 days ago
Can you say MONOTONE?

The idea of seeing the big island in a day was exciting to us! What we read about a couple of the guides is that they made the trip interesting, and packed the day with information, trivia, and a lot of Hawaiian history. Our guide...More

Thank SunshineGirlCA
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