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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

  • Comprehensive overview of the Big Island in a single day
  • All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From USD 186.46
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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
From USD 186.46
Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
What to Expect
Start your day's adventure with pickup from your Kohala or Kona hotel in a comfortable tour vehicle, and then head out for the farther reaches of the Big Island. Be sure to bring good walking shoes and dress in layers, as the temperature can vary widely at different elevations. Enjoy traveling with a small group of fellow travelers, limited to just 13 people. 
Pass Parker Ranch and into Waimea, where the landscape changes, and take in views of the scenery instead of fussing about directions and logistics. Stop at Waipo Valley lookout for some photo ops and listen to your guide's narrative about King Kamehameha.
Wind down the Hamakua Coast toward Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls, two of the area's most beautiful. Then, continue on to Punalu'u Beach for a stroll along the black-sand beach, before headinmg to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way back to Kona, pass Kealakekua Bay and learn about the area's bloody battle history.
If time permits, you may stop at a Kona coffee farm or the famous Punalu’u Bakery before you're dropped off at your hotel.
Reviews (556)
1 - 5 of 198 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour, amazing guide, perfect way to see the island!

This was a great way to see the island! Dreu was an AMAZING tour guide, very knowledgable and entertaining, and you can tell he is excited about what he does and has fun with the tours. Lots of photo opportunities and interesting stops with just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank juliaandsteven
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very good except for pick up

Our guide and driver, Chris, was excellent. I learned a lot. He was very informative and knew his stuff. My only complaint was that the management would not pick me up at my location which was not at all out of their way. Instead, I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 407patk
Reviewed 3 days ago
Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour: excellent way to see the Big Island!

I highly recommend the Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour with Wasabi. We had already explored some of the island in our rental car, but this tour took us in a complete circle all around the island to places we would never have thought to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank HollyWorton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Awana was our tour guide, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and accommodating as well as pleasant. He made sure we got to see lots of extras and had time to see tons of great sites! Lunch was fabulous. I would definitely repeat a tour...More

1  Thank Brandilm1233
Reviewed 1 week ago
Overall Very Good Tour and Great Guide

We have done tours of this type on other vacations this was just what we expected - a highlight of many places we could go later on our own to spend more time. Did it our first day on the island to get our bearings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon B
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9 January 2019|
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Response from Jie G |
Hi, for this particular tour, also known as Circle Island Tour, you will spend around 1.5 hours in the park. You will be able to see the main crater lookout (Halemaumau Crater) that has dramatically expanded in size since... More
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