Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls And Highlights - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Port of Hilo, 80 Kuhio St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
    2: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
  • 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.

Overview

DEPARTURE TIMES: The times below is subject to be adjusted.
Hotel Pick up - Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 71 Banyan Dr. Hilo HI 96720 ( we will message you departure time)
CARNIVAL LEGEND 10:00 am
CARNIVAL MIRACLE -Oct 27th 9:00 am Dec 16th 8:30 am/ Jan 26th 2020 9:00 am
CARNIVAL SPLENDOR - 8:30 am
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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE
April 24th -10 am / May 3rd 10:30 am Sept 28th 10am / Sept 29th 8:30 am Oct. 6th 10am / Nov. 9:00
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CELEBRITY SOLSTICE 11 am
EMERALD PRINCESS - 10 am
GOLDEN PRINCESS - 9 am
GRAND PRINCESS - 10 am
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HOLLAND AMERICA EURODAM 10 am
HOLLAND AMERICA OOSTERDAM 10 am
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INSIGNIA - 10 am
MS REGATTA - 9 am
NORWEGIAN JEWEL 10 am
PRIDE OF AMERICA NCL- 10 am
RADIANCE OF THE SEAS 10 am
RUBY PRINCESS - 10 am
STAR PRINCESS - 10 am

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

The Volcanoes National Park Tour highlights some of the Big Islands most precious gems such as our Rainforest Waterfalls, Orchid Flowers, Volcanically made Black Sand Beaches, Craters, Lava Tubes and much more!

This tour starts with a convenient pick up directly from the Hilo pier. As you settle into our comfortable small group vehicles we first pass through the historic town of Hilo and stop by a breathtaking 80 ft waterfall, Rainbow Falls. We then make our way to the summit of Kilauea volcano, in which sits The Volcanoes National Park. Once inside the Volcanoes National Park we walk through the cave like Thurston Lava Tube, Pier down into large craters and views the frozen black lava fields. Down the road just a bit are steaming vents and sulfur banks coming from the depths of the volcano. As we travel on, we then get to look into one of the largest craters and within it is a smoking pit. We then explore the Jagger Museum that shows many different types of lava formations, live seismographs and historical artifacts used by the first volcanologist. Our next stop will be the Akatsuka Orchid garden that displays more than 500 orchids and there are some that cost more than $20,000 dollars! Hawaii is one of the largest producers of macadamia nuts, and we get to drive through the orchard and visit the farm. Here you can see the production and you get to taste many different types of flavored macadamia nuts. The macadamia nut farm also has a great parlor to purchase sandwiches, hot dogs and best of all, Coconut Macadamia nut Ice Cream! After satisfying our taste of goodies at the macadamia nut farm our last stop is Richardson Black Sand Beach where we can usually spot some sea turtles. The Black Sand Beach is a is a local favorite and is a great way to see how our ocean and volcanoes make fine black sand.

Volcano National Park is approximately 5.5-6 hours from start to finish.

Inclusions

Port pickup and drop-off

National Park fees

Bottled water

Snacks

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Exclusions

What to bring/wear: Walking shoes, light sweater, camera, hat, sunglasses

Souvenirs

Gratuities

Stop is made to purchase food

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Exact departure time may vary depending on the cruise ship's disembarkation time

Due to resent volcanic activity, we have modified our tour itinerary and will continue make adjustments based on ever changing conditions. Please see revised itinerary below.

Rainbow Falls

Black Sand Beach

Liliuokalani Japanese Garden

Macadamia Nut Farm

Down Town Hilo,King Kamehameha Statue

Orchid Flower Nursery

Volcanoes National Park

Steam Vents

Sulfur Banks

Kilauea Visitor Center & Exhibits

Kilauea Iki Crater look out

NOTE: The Thurston lava tube and Jaggar museum are currently closed we have added the Liliuokalani Japanese Garden and King Kamehameha Statue

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CRUISE PASSENGERS : Arriving to Hilo Port including the following: Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America, Norwegian Jewel, Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Sea, Carnival Spirit , Carnival Splendor, Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Grand Princess, Emerald Princess, Star Princess, Golden Princess, Celebrity Solstice, Eurodam, MS Regatta, Crystal Serenity, Eurodam, Insignia, Oosterdam and all other ship docking in Hilo.

HOTEL : You can meet us at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to join this tour.

Free Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat - Considered to be a lap child

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide ship name

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Easy tour - Involves walking over relatively level terrain, possible gravel or uneven ground in some areas. Comfortable walking shoes & light jacket recommended

We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Hilo Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

DEPARTURE TIMES: The times below is subject to be adjusted. Hotel Pick up - Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 71 Banyan Dr. Hilo HI 96720 ( we will message you departure time) CARNIVAL LEGEND 10:00 am CARNIVAL MIRACLE -Oct 27th 9:00 am Dec 16th 8:30 am/ Jan 26th 2020 9:00 am CARNIVAL SPLENDOR - 8:30 am _____________________________________________________ CELEBRITY ECLIPSE April 24th -10 am / May 3rd 10:30 am Sept 28th 10am / Sept 29th 8:30 am Oct. 6th 10am / Nov. 9:00 __________________________________________________ CELEBRITY SOLSTICE 11 am EMERALD PRINCESS - 10 am GOLDEN PRINCESS - 9 am GRAND PRINCESS - 10 am ___________________________________________________ HOLLAND AMERICA EURODAM 10:00 am HOLLAND AMERICA OOSTERDAM 10 am ________________________________________________________ INSIGNIA - 10 am MS REGATTA - 9 am PRIDE OF AMERICA NCL- 10 am RADIANCE OF THE SEAS 10 am RUBY PRINCESS - 10 am STAR PRINCESS - 10 am

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Mar-2020

    This excursion was so much more than we expected. We had just the right amount of time at each location. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the locations and history of the islands.
    I would highly recommend this tour!

  • 27-Feb-2020

    5 hour tour turned into a 7 hour tour. Our guide Giovanni was very friendly and welcoming. We saw the Volcano Park, Rainbow Falls, Mauna Loa factory, black Sand Beach and an Orchid nursery. We could of went without the Orchid stop as it was like visiting a Home Depot nursery. It was a long day but worth our while.

  • 12-Feb-2020

    We were very pleased with the tour our driver was a gem bus “me” with Edmund He was sure a good driver/tour guide

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Guide Chris was fantastic - very informative - good driver - sensitive to our needs - he was a very good guide

  • 03-Feb-2020

    We rode much too long in the vehicle to see what was scheduled. It was an ok tour. Beaches should have been included.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    This experience was just awful. I’ve never written such a review. The tour included a nondescript park, two gift shops and a Chipotle like fast food place. Meanwhile, places like Volcano National Park and the sea turtles were rushed. Plus, we were 45 minutes late returning to the ship.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    This tour hits the major "must-see" items near Hilo. Volcano National Park, Rainbow Falls, Macadamia Nut Farms...etc. Our tour guide Giovanni was great and told fun stories and had first hand experience of the recent eruption. Even though there is no active lava flows, the volcanoes were an amazing sight. The only negative was that if you are staying at the Hotels, this excursion picks up cruise shippers. Our cruise shippers were cantankerous, needing canes, complaining about bus temps, and requiring extra bathroom breaks. If you can avoid a cruise ship day I would highly recommend.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    The Hilo tour was fantastic. Black sand beach was beautiful. Then a stop at Orchid nursery. Volcanoes National Park was impressive. Moana Loa macadamia nut factory had some reasonable prices. All in all a great day.even with some rain.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    excursion started on time, stoped to early for lunch (11.30)no coffee option available, rainbow falls nothing to get excited about.excellent guide

  • 07-Oct-2019

    This was a fabulous trip. To call Chris our tour guide would be selling him short. He became our zoologist, our botanist, our geologist and Hawaiian language consultant. He managed to pack-in about five attractions for the price of one, and made them all fun. This was a terrific day trip. Thanks to all who were involved!

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