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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History provided by Wasabi Tours Hawaii

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Tour snapshot
All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
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. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
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. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6651BIOD
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addition to the locations below, Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738) Foodland Farms at The Shops at Mauna Lani ( 1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743 ) The supplier will send you a confirmation email with the exact pickup location and time. Please call the supplier if you didn't receive an email. IMPORTANT: If you are staying in Waikiki on the Island of Oahu, please DON'T book this tour. This tour departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa area of the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed to participate
  • This tour only departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addition to the locations below, Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738) Foodland Farms at The Shops at Mauna Lani ( 1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743 ) The supplier will send you a confirmation email with the exact pickup location and time. Please call the supplier if you didn't receive an email. IMPORTANT: If you are staying in Waikiki on the Island of Oahu, please DON'T book this tour. This tour departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa area of the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed to participate
  • This tour only departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Kohala Coast
  • 1
    Greenwell Farms
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Punalu'u Bake Shop
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kailua Pier
  • 4
    Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Hilo
  • 5
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Waipi'o Valley
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parker Ranch
  • 8
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ambassador725824
5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This tour is a great way to see the Big Island in a short period of time. The guide was great, vehicle was comfortable, and we learned a lot. It was also nice to have a mix of different experiences/activities. It is a very long day so I don’t recommend for younger children, but we had a great time.
Written 22 January 2022
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Bill1331
Sacramento, CA8 contributions
Jan 2022
A superb tour in a long day. See the black sand beach with turtles, waterfalls, beautiful overlooks, and in our case, active lava flow and fires. Alana our guide was superb, full of knowledge, history and full of laughs and information. Long day but worth it.
Written 22 January 2022
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ArkansasKids
Sherwood2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
The whole day was an externally informative and entertaining experience. Robert enhanced the experience with the history, his knowledge of the general area as well as the specific sites and stops along the way. His wealth of knowledge about the island not only educated us but helped us understand the complexity of the islands and more importantly the people and the culture. He also is helpful with tips and suggestions of things to enjoy in Hawaii.
It is hard to pick a favorite stop along the way as we enjoyed everything from the coffee plantation to the volcano to water falls and the tasty donut stop.
Written 22 January 2022
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Randy H
Bastrop, LA3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This is an awesome tour. Robert not only is a fantastic guide but gave us a great history lesson. We got to see volcanos, a black sand beach, green sea turtles, beautiful vistas, walked in lava fields, saw waterfalls, and more.
Written 21 January 2022
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Jolene M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
This trip was incredible! We learned so much about the island, history, culture, volcanoes, agriculture.. you name it. It’s a great way to see the island quickly and easily. We loved all of the stops - each was unique and memorable. The black sand beach was awesome. As a coffee lover, the stop at the coffee farm was also a highlight. Robert was our guide and is super knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend! Be prepared to take tons of great pictures!
Written 21 January 2022
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binta b
8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Everything was just amazing. The credit goes to Drue. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. The way he was telling the stories and engaging the tourists to the stories, made the trip enjoyable and interesting. My 18 years old son, has loved the trip so much that he wants to go back to Kona and get the tour to go to Volcanos with Drue. The van was comfortable, food was good. I would like to be at sunset beach longer. But thanks to Drue for taking detour and stop at a beach close to sunset beach
Written 20 January 2022
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Jessica C
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing tour to kick off our vacation! We started with coffee and a cute dog, had a delicious Hawaiian donut, saw an erupting volcano, two waterfalls and the lava tube. We even saw some whales out in waipio valley. This tour was amazing the guide Robert was so nice, inviting, made us feel welcome and was super knowledgeable. He also did a great job keeping us entertained in between stops! I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get the most out of their vacation!
Written 19 January 2022
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Judy
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Robert, our tour guide was AMAZING!! His knowledge was incredible. His enthusiasm made the tour very fun and captivating. Highly highly recommend this tour!
Written 19 January 2022
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Torin R
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an awesome time with Robert as our guide. He was a great driver that made us feel safe and shared great knowledge that made the hours in the van worth it. He went out of his way for us even walking us out so we could see the volcano erupting!
Written 19 January 2022
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Wendy Y
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Fantastic and so informative. Loved every stop and David was amazing and so knowledgeable. The tour is very generous with lunch, drinks and snacks. It’s a long day but we’ll worth every minute and the cost.
Written 19 January 2022
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Full day of must sees
We had lots of fun. The van was full but very comfortable. Limited mobility friendly. Great way to see lots of the
519raels
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An amazing day with the best tour guide
We had an amazing day touring around the Big Island with Drew. He knew so much about the history of the island and
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Amazing tour with so much to experience.
First and foremost request Drew. Trust me!! Set expectations from the beginning then far far exceeded them. Seemed
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Amazing Trip
We did this tour yesterday. I have to say our tour guide Derek Stuart and Douglas were amazing. Derek was a wealth
pamelap948
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Awesome trip around the island
Well worth the money. Our guide Aaron has a vast knowledge of the island, culture, plants and animals. We loved the
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Incredible Tour and Incredible Aaron!
Best tour I was on in Hawaii. Period. Our tour guide was the incredibly knowledgable Aaron! While the tour is amazi
jpartlo
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Awesome experience, learned a ton about Hawai'i too!
It was incredible getting a tour of Hawai'i's Valley of the Kings (Waipi'o) from a genuine local, swimming in a wat
Jennifer S
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Personalized, down to earth tour, and waterfall swimming dreams come true!
Many thanks to Derek & Forest for a great tour and adventure. This trip was for any skill level, a relaxing way to
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Aaron know his stuff
Aaron really know his stuff. He can answer questions based on Hawaiian lores, local ecosystem and destinations. He
Phyrtrol
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Amazing Waipio, waterfalls, and so much more
Our guide, Drew, was amazing! Passionate and knowledgeable about the island. Every part of the trip was incredibl
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Fun and diverse tour covering much of the island
The tour consisted of several little locations (coffee plantation, bakery, etc…), the volcano national park along w
Dalyon W
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Do yourself a favor!!!!
Derek Stuart was an amazing tour guide. He. Was charismatic and helpful with showing wonderful waterfalls and great
LesleyP720
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Long day but worth every stop!!!
Amazing taste of the Big Island. Everything was arranged well and Aaron knew so much history, geology, geography, a
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turn key tour service with all the highlights. Would definitely recommend it.
Dastan was excellent and very informative. With all the good things to see around the island so far apart, we didn
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Amazing Day Trip
What an unbelievable day! This tour was well worth the money. It was a day full of beautiful scenery and interestin
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