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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, 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
Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From US$182.30
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, 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 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 (524)
1 - 5 of 167 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
This tour a 'must'!

Ryan was an excellent guide; knowledgeable, entertaining, conscientious, and courteous. Seeing the entire island was our favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. The small group was enjoyable and congenial. Couldn't have asked for a better day, weather-wise, nor a more enjoyable day. We both...More

Thank Martha N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Full day of fun

We went on this tour with Nathanial & we really enjoyed how knowledgeable he was. We were impressed by all the sites, and were lucky enough to see 5 sea turtles. The lunch was good, and our guide was very accommodating by offering frequent snacks...More

Thank Oangela75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Big Island tour with Awana

The tour was amazing, seeing the waterfalls and black sand beaches in person was awesome. The volcano park I think was the highlight, got to see the caldera and steam vents! Our tour guide Awana was very friendly and knowledgeable and we thank him for...More

2  Thank nixtr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 9 and another guest took this tour and I must say it was amazing. Our tour guide, Ryan Wilson was the very best! He was very knowledgeable and pointed all of the little beautiful waterfalls and slowed down so that we could...More

1  Thank Seaside788320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Big Island of Hawaii - Circle Tour

My wife and I booked with Wasabi after checking Trip Advisor and finding a top rating. We were not disappointed. Our goal was to hit the highlights on the island, then travel back later to places we really liked. Well, we got much more than...More

3  Thank BKay
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Shelli F
18 November 2018|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Yes, we do!
Martin B
30 October 2018|
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Response from gretchjones | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no boat tour and, when we went, there was no active lava flow. You only get about 20-30 minutes at each location, so there would be no time for a boat tour anyway
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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