Big Island In A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Departure between 7 am to 8 am for Kona and Kohala area resorts, (You will have to contact the local operator to confirm your pickup time prior to departure) Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from all major hotels and resorts in Kona and Kohala Coast. In addtion to locations below,
    Starbucks at Queen's Market Place (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikolo.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 10-11 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaiis youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments and park entrance fees.


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Kona Coffee Center, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Walk through a lava tube, and take a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Dip your toes in the sand at Punaluu Black Sand Beach and scan the horizon for green sea turtles on the shore

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hawaii volcanoes national park, Hawaii volcanoes national park, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Explore the wonders of Hawaii volcanoes national park, including steam vents, the Halemaumau and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, past lava flow sites, and take a short hike along crater rim trail.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Enjoy a free tour of the orchid garden and picnic style lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Next is a waterfall thats small by comparison, but not by beauty: Rainbow Falls, a beautiful 80-foot (24-meter) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. Youll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops.

Duration: 40 minutes


Small-group tour limited to maximum of 13

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off



Rain gear

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Mar-2020

    This tour was a wonderful way to see the big island! I flew over from Oahu for the day and it did not disappoint!! My tour guide, Awana was fantastic. He talked about the island and its history the entire day!!! I am not sure I could talk AND drive as much as he did but he did it with style and awesomeness!!! Thank you Awana!!! Great way to see a lot of what the big island has to offer!

  • 16-Mar-2020

    The Big Island tour was fantastic! We saw a lot of different sites and had plenty of time to take pictures. Brian was very knowledgeable about island history and kept the trip from being boring.

    This is a LONG tour. However, the longest drive without a stop was only about 45 minutes, so again, not boring.

    I do recommend, that if you are on the Big Island more than a day, take this tour the first day or as soon as possible. I wish I had instead of the last day of my visit. Brian pointed out many places to go see on your own. For example, landmarks, churches, historical sites, where to go snorkeling, and places to eat. Take notes on paper or your phone. One tour cannot go everywhere, but with Brian's recommendation, the rest of your stay on the island will be filled.

  • 06-Mar-2020

    Our guide Kala Holiday was informative and pleasant! He and the trainee Shelly went out of their way to see that we had a great experience!

  • 27-Feb-2020

    It was a very good your, lots of things to see. Also our tour guide was just plain great, lots of interesting information and the tour fun.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    A very full day. Excellent way to get a taste of the whole island. Brian was a super host and a walking encyclopedia ( didn’t know they still made those!) especially since he came from Alaska.
    Loved stopping for pastries on the way to Volcano National Park. Looking forward to the return of the giraffes 🤣
    Just note that return is quite late 7 or 8:00 if you’re making other plans. Definitely recommend this for people with limited time or who don’t have a car.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Kala Holiday our guide made the the whole experience very special His knowledge of the history and culture of Hawaii was mind boggling! The snacks, lunch and beverages were delicious!We even got in a beautiful Sunset with ‘ green flash’
    The day was perfect!

  • 20-Feb-2020

    Daniel M. was a superb guide with lots of specific facts about every aspect of the tour. The tour agenda was comprehensive and hit all the highlights.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Drew was amazing! His knowledge of geology, geography, history, local lore, customs, and meteorology were unbelievable, all delivered to us throughout the full day with grace and humor. We saw it all and would highly recommend!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Our "Big Island in a day" experience was fantastic. Our tour guide was great. Worth evrry penny! Highly recommended.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Worthy endeavor. Brian was an excellent host that offered an exceptional narrative of island geography with detailed historic reference. He kept our interest during this very long day trip. Goods stops, good eats, good service....thank you

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