Kona Coast To Hilo And Volcanoes National Park

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8am, 9am, or 10am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Anywhere on North Kona or South Kohala coasts


Explore the coastal town of Hilo, the Big Island's famous Onomea Scenic Drive, and legendary Volcanoes National Park on this unique private adventure from the Kona Coast. Ride in a Mercedes Benz 11-passenger van across the island between its two largest volcanoes, going from sea level to several thousand feet and from dry sandy coasts to lush rain forest and moonlike volcanic territory. See simmering calderas and walk through a lava tube. This private tour. led by a professional photographer, is flexible to allow you to see all your top wish-list sites on the Big Island.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

This 9-hour, private tour begins with pickup from anywhere on the North Kona or South Kohala coast. Wear comfortable walking shoes and layers, as you'll be traveling through various micro-climates and elevations.

Board a luxury Mercedes Benz 11-passenger van and relax as your driver heads across the Big Island on the Daniel K Inouye Highway, known locally as Saddle Road, which takes you between two massive volcanoes: Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. From sea level to several thousand feet, from sandy beachfront to lush forest and stark volcanic terrain, you'll see all the grandeur of the Big Island during this day trip.

Your first stop is the coast town of Hilo on the island's rainy east side. See Rainbow Falls, the Japanese gardens at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, and the magnificent black sand beach at Richardson Ocean Park. Go north of Hilo along the Hamakua Coast on the Onomea Scenic Drive, as you wind along sea cliffs, through lush valleys and gulches, amid tropical rain forests, and across one-lane bridges.

Cutting inland, head to Volcanoes National Park and enter another world. Stop at Jaggar Museum and learn the geology of volcanoes, how the Hawaiian islands were formed from eruptions, and how each is actually an exposed peak of a huge underwater mountain range. Enjoy panoramic views of the Kilauea Caldera from the scenic overlook, including the on-going lava glow of Halema'uma'u crater from a recent eruption in 2008.

You'll also see various steam vents, the Kilauea Iki Crater, and walk through the Thurston Lava Tube, a spherical conduit formed from when lava hardens. This private tour. led by a professional photographer, is flexible to allow you to see all your top wish-list sites on the Big Island.


  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Volcanoes National Park entrance fee $10 Per Person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.