Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park And Kona Coffee Farm

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your morning pick-up time depends on your hotel location. Please provide your hotel at least 48 hours before the tour date. You will be provided with a personalized pick-.. read more
  • 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

Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip, complete with your own personal iPad to use throughout your tour! See turtles basking on the black sand of Punaluu Beach and enjoy lunch from a local bakery and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee our last stop of the day is a variety of options at a local restaurant. This tour offers hiking through a native rain forest, feel hot steam from the volcanos vent, see the craters in the newly reopened Hawaii volcanoes national park! Use your iPad to see stunning photos and videos and learn information about the sites you visit. Plus, play games, listen to music and watch movies aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your Waikoloa, Kohala or Kailua-Kona hotel in the morning (included in tour price), head south along the Big Island's coast by spacious, air-conditioned vehicle to Hawaii volcanoes national park. On the way, youll stop to take a tour of a renowned Kona coffee farm and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee. You will have time to purchase some coffee to bring the taste of Hawaii back home with you.

Continue to a local sweetbread bakery and enjoy lunch in a garden setting with bakery fresh bread for your sandwich or a light salad. After lunch we head to Punaluu Beach, where youll often see turtles basking on the black sand. Take an easy hike along the beach made from the active volcano with truly black sand.

Once inside Hawaii volcanoes national park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site), follow your guide on an optional hike where youll see sulphur banks and vents emitting hot steam. At Halema'uma'u Crater, youll get the unique chance to see into the heart of the active volcano where legend has it lives the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. From the cooler climate up on the volcanic mountain, we will then head down to a lower elevation for a dinner of local food choices like the famous loco moco and Kailua pork or something more familiar like a steak or chicken dinner in a popular restaurant. 

And dont forget about your iPad! Throughout your journey, you can use your iPad to see high-definition photos and videos and learn background information on the sites you visit. While in the van, you are also welcome to play games, listen to music, watch movies and see videos about Hawaii.

Highlights: 

Kailua Kona historical sites
Kona coffee farm tour with coffee samples
Local bakery lunch stop
Black sand beach
Hawaii volcanoes national park Visitor Center* 
Kilauea Iki Overlook*  
Kilauea Caldera Overlook*  
Hot Steam Vents*  
Dinner at popular local restaurant with menu options


*Hawaii volcanoes national park main sites are closed at this time due to volcanic eruptions. It is expected to partially reopen September 22nd, 2018

Inclusions

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Fees included

Lunch, dinner, water, and snacks

Black sand beach with potential to see the green sea turtles

Two short optional hikes

Kona coffee farm tour

iPad use (may share iPad with one guest)

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Kohala Coast

Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 6 years

Please note that the tour may change due to weather, traffic, volcanic conditions, vehicles, and availability

A small amount of walking is involved (please bring comfortable walking shoes)

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress in layers and bring a rain jacket

Bring money if you would like to buy coffee or souvenirs

iPad may be shared with one other person

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Mar-2020

    Clare did an excellent job describing tectonic activity and nature conservation efforts. At each location she provided detailed explanations of the natural formations, wildlife, and culture of Hawaii. She was an animated host and showed passion for her work. If I go to Hawaii again, then I would look to request another excursion with her.

  • 13-Mar-2020

    Claire our-guide was very knowledgable and entertaining through out the day

    Thanks for a great day , Claire

  • 17-Feb-2020

    We had such a wonderful time on the tour yesterday. Claire was amazing - she should be hired by National Geographic or Smithsonian tours (I’ve been on a Smithsonian one in Africa and I liked her style better!), and we had a great group who became friends by the end of the evening. Tour highlights green sea turtles with one called Grandma, fresh coconut on the beach, lava fields and crawling through really cool lava tube, and a group and guide who rolls with the punches. Thanks for a great day

  • 03-Feb-2020

    This was a very thorough tour of the island and covered many different ecosystems. We were fortunate to have good weather throughout. Our guide was Clare who was extraordinarily informative and knowledgeable about the island from geology to geography and topography to biology and ecology, economics, history and local lore and legend. We learned a ton! She was so pleasant, engaging and enthusiastic as well as entertaining. You could not have asked for a better guide. Late January or February is probably the best.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We are Hawaii residence that wanted a better understanding of the Big Island and we sure did. It was all we wanted and much more. Our guide, Bryce, was incredibly knowledgeable about a broad range of topics and truly a pleasure to be with. The group was small which was nice. The vehicle was clean and comfortable. The stops were all interesting and Bryce added additional stops as time permitted. Those interested in this tour should know that it is a long day and will involve a good deal of walking, however the physical activity is relatively short with driving breaks between.
    Great tour!

  • 07-May-2019

    We were a party of 9 and our tour guide, Katie, was patient, kind, and attentive. It truly is a wonderful experience and lunch and dinner were delicious!

  • 25-Feb-2019

    This tour was amazing!!! It was definitely worth it. Our tour guide Katie was the best, and was so knowledgeable on just about everything having to do with the big island. She answered any questions she had, and really gave us quite the history lesson! What a way to really see the big island. This tour was everything and more. Me and my husband highly suggest this tour. The coffee farm tour was great as well with a tour-guide that totally knew his stuff as well. The entire tour from start to finish was magnificent and hands down from any tour we've ever done Katie is top notch and so is this all day tour of the big island.

  • 21-May-2018

    Just a wonderful experience to see first hand the beauty of this island.

  • 20-Feb-2018

    This was the best tour I have been on. Great day with a wonderful guide Preston.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    My daughter and I loved this tour. Our tour guide Dominic was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was good, especially the lunch at a bakery. Seeing the glow of the volcano lava at night was amazing! As was the lava tube.

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