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

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History, 6/1/2022 - 12/31/2022Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM1/1/2.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler 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, Wa.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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 Lead by a Professional Guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Bottled Water

Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation

All Fees and Taxes

Entry/Admission - Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

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.

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

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 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

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Nov-2022

    I have done a couple of these “island in a day” tours for multiple islands, and can tell you Wasabi Tours is one of the best! Mia (our guide), was AMAZING! She’s an allstar and I would recommend asking when she is touring if you want a true local. She grew up on the island and is incredibly knowledgeable about the island’s history, including Hawaiian legends, and transformation of the landscape over the past couple decades. This tour was well worth the money if you are trying to have an action packed day to see all the things - everything from coffee, malasadas (Portuguese donuts), black sand beach, lava fields, volcano craters, lava tube (cave), rainforest, waterfalls and dramatic cliff side views to end your day. The tour picks up early in the morning (at your hotel or close by) and drops you off about 12 hours later in the same spot. You receive lunch during the tour typically around the beach stop (teriyaki chicken bento box). Mia was also prepared for everything - complimentary water/juices, umbrellas, rain jackets, sunscreen, first aid kit, etc. We felt very taken care of during our time with her on this tour. Highly recommend this company for this tour and I am confident you will receive the same experience with any of their other tours!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    My friend and I had a fabulous time! Our guide was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and told great stories! Our geology nerd hearts were thrilled with the extra stop! The snacks and lunch made the day complete! We will highly recommend to our friends and families!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    What a great way to experience all the Big Island has in a single day! Mia our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. She intermixed history, local traditions and folklore as we traveled around the Big Island from Kona, to a coffee factory, to Black sand beaches and an AMAZING Portuguese Bakery (get malasadas for a snack and a sandwich for later, everything was so good and tasty). We then headed to Volcano National Park to view the crater from a couple different vantage points and to walk through a lavatube then headed to different water falls and the most spectacular valley/overlook. It was 100% a long day, but I would absolutely do it again. There were lots of snacks and water/juice on the tour ride and several opportunities to stop and view the amazing sites (and use the facilities). Mia even had a star rating system for the restroom facilities we encountered which was very appreciated by the ladies 😂. There were USB charging ports in the van so take lots of pictures (but bering a charging cable if you need one). Highly recommend this tour and Mia as your tour guide!!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    All of it, waterfalls, volcán, beaches, and even the lunch was good and filling. Our guild answered any and all questions with good explanation. Thank you 🐼

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Great tour of the island! Impressive to see the diverse geography! We had Jaclyn as our tour guide on Nov 10, & she was awesome, so knowledgeable & upbeat! Honestly 1 of the best tour guides we have ever had!

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Mia was great! She had bottled water and snacks ready to help us thru this 12 hour day. The weather was extremely nice on the day we went which made the whole experience amazing. The lava tubes and hearing about Hawaiian traditions/culture was the best part about the day. Mia grew up on the island and felt passionately about the stories she told us which made the whole day entertaining. Highly recommend.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Everything was great! Fantastic weather day! From the beginning to the end of the tour it was a fun experience. Jacklyn our tour guide was VERY knowledgeable and guided us skillfully through it all.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    The entire trip was fantastic. The Kona Coffee Farm was very good, as was sampling the coffees. They really are good. The Punalu’u Black Sand Beach was very cool. Our guide explained how it was formed. We saw a sea turtle and a sea snake. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was one of the highlights. The views were perfect. Walking through the Thurston Lava Tube was a lot of fun. Seeing both the Akaka Falls and the Rainbow Falls was beautiful. We also saw one of the islands wild pigs along the rail to the Akaka Falls. The plant life was exceptionally beautiful. I saw a few species that were completely new to me, with the Crown Ginger flower looking almost alien to Earth. The size and colors were way cool. We made it to the Waipio Valley lookout point in time to enjoy the incredible view. So many surprising things: Although just a lunch, it was probably the best lunch I ever had on a day tour like this. It was even warm and the flavors were very good. The bus itself was roomy, which is a good thing considering you drive over 300 miles. The one thing, person actually, that tied everything together and made the experience so much more than just seeing wonderful sights was our guide Jacklyn Ballard. Wow! She knows geology, plant and animal life, geography, and a lot of history regarding the origins of the Hawaiian people and their cultural growth. I don't know how she kept talking and was always pointing out little facts about buildings, beaches, like the Magic Sand Beach, and shops while we were driving around. She also answered all questions we were asking throughout the trip. She kept us well hydrated and had multiple snacks to keep us going, as well as a surprise trat at the end. She was so considerate about everyone's specific needs. That woman is like the Eveready Bunny and was always so darn happy. She truly loves her job and her love of Hawaii was contagious to everyone on the trip.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Took the tour yesterday & cannot give enough kudos to the tour & in particular, Jaclyn, our guide. It was a FULL day tour beginning with pick up at our hotel at 7:10 till return after dark around 6:30 PM. We experienced a comprehensive tour of the Big Island including a fantastic view of the volcano caldera, waterfalls, a black sand beach with an up-close view of a sea turtle, a stop at the Kona Coffee Plantation including free samples & the absolute best homemade banana bread for sale, We literally rode around the island, a 300 mile adventure in a day. BUT these are just places. Jaclyn gave us a thorough appreciation of Hawaiian culture, history, geography, language, crops & natural resources, and an abundance of suggestions that might appeal to our groups diverse interests & time constraints. AND..... this young woman is a fabulous storyteller, has a great sense of humor, a willingness to please her guests & encourage a love of her island that is contagious. We had a great lunch, water bottles & snacks offered frequently, & comfortable timing for bathroom breaks. Take my advise & book a trip through this company & if you’re fortunate enough to get Jaclyn as your guide, you can be assured of a quality & well-worth-your-money full day trip of the Big Island in Hawaii.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    Excellent way to explore the island. Awana was our driver and he was an excellent source of information mixed in with some humor which made the day and sights fun to see. It’s an all day tour, expect about 12 hours but you can say you saw the whole island on this trip. It’s a definite must thing to put it on your agenda.

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