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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Rainbow Falls
Akaka Falls State Park
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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.


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
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Minimal walking distance makes this tour suitable for all ages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago
If you love history and nature, this is for you!

Our guide Chris was amazing. He is from the island and gave us so much knowledge I almost could not absorb it all. It was great from that perspective! The waterfalls were beautiful, WPO rendered me almost speechless (which is hard to do), and Wasabi...More

Thank See P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Really good trip

I was scheduled to take this trip on Wednesday but they calling to check if I could reschedule for Tuesday instead due to Hurricane Olivia approaching. Luckily I was able to join the group and it was a smart move. The guide, Nathaniel, was informative,...More

Thank judithsaxs
Reviewed 1 week ago
We highly recommend this tour of the Big Islandjj!

We took the Big Island Grand Circle tour the first day we were on the island and absolutely loved it! We were basically able to see all of the island highlights in one day then we could go back to some favorite spots the rest...More

1  Thank CATHI C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
what a day!

Awana was such a informative, funny and all around great guy to have lead this tour. Never a dull moment and we were constantly engaged with what he was saying and such interesting facts about the island and the history! Long day but seeing the...More

2  Thank Cosmopolitan364336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Full Day of Fun

Our tour guide was Asana, who was fun and knew a ton about the island! Highly recommend. Even if you drive around yourself you’ll never find the places a guide will show you!

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NaplesIvy
31 August 2018|
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Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Hi, all roads are open as well as all the attractions on this tour. Mahalo!
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Melinda G
25 August 2018|
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Hi, our tour will visit Volcanoes National Park when it reopens on Sep 22nd where you can see active volcanic craters, steam vents, and past lava flow. Until then we will visit Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden instead... More
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