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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van provided by Big Island VIP

Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van
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from $2,500.79 per group (up to 10)
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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Last updated: 17 Dec 2020
A note from Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van
We have an approved Covid 19 Action Plan with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Available upon request)
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
This private, 9-hour adventure from the Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park begins with a morning pickup from anywhere you choose on the North Kona Coast or the South Kohala Coast. You can also pick an 8a.m., 9a.m., or 10a.m. start time. Once you’ve been picked up, load into the Mercedes Benz 11-passenger van. Ride across the highways as you pass two volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Your first top of the day is in Hilo. Here you can see Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and Richardson Ocean Park. After your time in Hilo, go on a scenic drive along the Onomea Bay, and take in views of sea cliffs and tropical rain forests. Next up on the agenda is Volcanoes National Park. Your guide shows you to the Jaggar Museum to learn about the geology and history of the volcanoes on the island. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kilauea Caldera from the scenic overlook, including the ongoing lava glow of Halemaumau Crater. Then walk through the Thurston Lava Tube before your guide drops you at your hotel or other preferred location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8944P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Bottled water • Chips • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Photography of the days Tour on our cloud Free of Charge • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
Volcanoes National Park entrance fee $15 Per Person • Gratuities
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any location in North Kona or Kohala Coast, so the west side of the island.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Bottled water • Chips • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Photography of the days Tour on our cloud Free of Charge • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
Volcanoes National Park entrance fee $15 Per Person • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any location in North Kona or Kohala Coast, so the west side of the island.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
We follow Hawaii State Law. We have 2 Five Point Child Seats and Two Booster seats Contact us for availability.
Stroller accessible
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hilo Farmers Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Liliuokalani Gardens
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Mauna Kea
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
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Mary G
5 contributions
Great Tour of Hilo
Nov 2019
Rob was the tour guide for our eight-person tour. We loved the spacious Mercedes van that picked us up right on time. One of our group was legally blind, on oxygen, and in a walker. Rob seated her in the front passenger seat, plugged in her oxygen and was very good about describing everything we saw.

We had so many wonderful experiences on this tour: watching surfers, driving through a rain forest, and getting very close to a crater. The lunch at the Volcano House overlooking the Kilauea Crater was amazing.

Prior to seeing the crater, Rob played a video in the van about the Kilauea eruption in 2018. It was unbelievable and so well timed.

Rob is an excellent experienced guide, who is also a lot of fun.
Written 19 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
BigIslandVIP
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It was my pleasure! Mahalo nui!
Written 26 December 2019
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Passenger421502
2 contributions
best guided trip ever
Apr 2019 • Couples
I travel alot so I have been on a lot of these guided tours before. for the most part they are always good. not all the time but i believe in them so thats the way I go. Rob Kitsell would be up there at the top. My wife and I used him for a Hilo and lava tour in april 2019. the reason I rate him so high is that he makes things interesting. when we went there was no volcanic activity. we were a year late for that. all he could do is show us was the impact of the eruption. He took us to ground zero and described what it was like living through it all. He showed us houses that were destroyed and told us about the people who lived in them. at times you could tell he was reliving the experience and it was hard. you could also tell that he felt a certain amount of privilege as one of the few people to be an eyewitness to this event. It was a great tour and I highly recommend Rob
Written 16 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Big Island VIP
Angus2002
Angus2002
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Great Day Touring The Big Island
We had a great day touring the Big Island with Rob. He worked with us prior to our visit to customize our time toge
2niciw
2niciw
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Amazing views.
Jodi was amazing. The trip was fantastic and we love all the photos that Jodi took and has shared with us. Incredib
Elijahdgraff
Elijahdgraff
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Big island tour
Fantastic tour really goes above and beyond with knowledge and doesn’t just take you to the touristy spots. The onl
abem4life
abem4life
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We're a group of 7 friends ....spent 2 days in Kona after attending a wedding in Waikiki.
Our road trip with Jodi was fun and very informative...she has a deep knowledge and love for the island....wish we
cemscindy
cemscindy
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A wealth of information
Rob picked us up on our “Hilo day” from the cruise port. My dad’s limited mobility let us to choose a private tour
brendab407S
brendab407S
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Great Day Tour!
Rob was fantastic. Very informative, knowledgeable and personable. We were a group of 8 adults plus 2 year old with
plentyfun
plentyfun
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Do this private tour
5 couples just completed a cruise from Australia to the US. 8 ports of call, 8 tours (6 private). Easily this was t
ETColorado
ETColorado
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Private Group Tour from Cruise Port
Jodi was very communicative with exact details as to where to meet at the port. She arrived in her Mercedes van wh
Venture746689
Venture746689
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Amazing
We had a day out with Jodi! It was a super day seeing lava, new black sand beach, steam vents, waterfall, volcano e
S4123RTmichaelo
S4123RTmichaelo
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Fantastic tour!
We had a day tour with Jodi and it was fantastic. She took us to some fantastic spots and was very informative abou
Jill K
Jill K
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Truly Incredible Tour
Jodi was an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge and love of the Big Island came through. Took us all around Volca
Jill K
Jill K
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Absolutely the Best!
Jodi is an incredible tour guide! It's all in the details with Big Island VIP. She takes photos, knows so much hi
dmrchawaii2019
dmrchawaii2019
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Big Island Tour
We had a great day of touring with Jody! She went above and beyond our expectations and we highly recommend her ser
SMN_RVN
SMN_RVN
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Fantastic Value for Money Tour
What a fantastic day we had with Rob in his very comfortable air-conditioned van with 4 other couples from the Sea
terry b
terry b
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well done Rob
What an amazing tour Rob knew his stuff the painted chruch was a highlight the coffee plantation was excellent i wo
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