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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights provided by C Big Island Tours

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights
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Cruise Ship Guests: We have special permits to pick up directly from Hilo port of call. Departure times may be adjusted to fit your ships arrival & departure. Hilo Hotel Guests: We will message you your departure. Tour grade: Easy Highlights of this tour include Black Sand Beach, Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Japanese Garden, Drive through Down Town Hilo, Macadamia Nut Farm, Orchid Flower Nursery, Volcanoes National Park - Steam Vents , Sulfur Banks Thurston Lava Tube,Kilauea Visitor Center & Exhibits Kilauea Iki Crater look out. Lunch: Stop will be made by local vendor
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Spend the day enjoying an adventure in paradise during this shore excursion exploring the giant volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, rare plants and tasty treats of the Big Island. If you’re looking for a great way to sample all the amazing scenery Hawaii has to offer, this is a great way to do it. Start your trip from the Hilo Port in the morning, heading to Hilo for a glimpse of this historic town before moving on to Rainbow Falls, a picturesque waterfall that looks straight out of a movie. After Rainbow Falls, your adventure really kicks into high gear as you journey into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and up to the summit of its massive Kilauea Volcano. Continue your day by stopping to view some of the Big Island’s most beautiful rare orchids at the Akatsuka Orchid Garden, where more than 500 of these gorgeous plants (some worth more than $20,000!) are on display. If you’re feeling hungry, have no fear because your next stop is at one of the state’s largest producers of macadamia nuts. Learn about the harvesting of these uniquely Hawaiian nuts, and then sample some tasty snacks or food such as sandwiches, hot dogs or coconut macadamia nut ice cream. Cap off your epic Hawaiian adventure by stopping at Richardson Black Sand Beach. This unique dark-colored seashore is produced by the slow erosion of the local volcanic rock. Keep your eyes peeled on the beach for the resident sea turtles that like to hang out on shore. You are returned back to the Hilo Port in the afternoon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Spend the day enjoying an adventure in paradise during this shore excursion exploring the giant volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, rare plants and tasty treats of the Big Island. If you’re looking for a great way to sample all the amazing scenery Hawaii has to offer, this is a great way to do it. Start your trip from the Hilo Port in the morning, heading to Hilo for a glimpse of this historic town before moving on to Rainbow Falls, a picturesque waterfall that looks straight out of a movie. After Rainbow Falls, your adventure really kicks into high gear as you journey into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and up to the summit of its massive Kilauea Volcano. Continue your day by stopping to view some of the Big Island’s most beautiful rare orchids at the Akatsuka Orchid Garden, where more than 500 of these gorgeous plants (some worth more than $20,000!) are on display. If you’re feeling hungry, have no fear because your next stop is at one of the state’s largest producers of macadamia nuts. Learn about the harvesting of these uniquely Hawaiian nuts, and then sample some tasty snacks or food such as sandwiches, hot dogs or coconut macadamia nut ice cream. Cap off your epic Hawaiian adventure by stopping at Richardson Black Sand Beach. This unique dark-colored seashore is produced by the slow erosion of the local volcanic rock. Keep your eyes peeled on the beach for the resident sea turtles that like to hang out on shore. You are returned back to the Hilo Port in the afternoon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22796P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Port / Hilo Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
Exclusions
  • What to bring/wear: Walking shoes, light sweater, camera, hat, sunglasses
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Stop is made to purchase food
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Port of Hilo, 80 Kuhio St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS MEETING LOCATION: When departing the ship you will enter a large terminal building. As you walk towards the exit please look for your guide holding the sign "C Big Island Tours." If you have exited the building, you've gone too far. ________________________________________________________________________ MEETING TIME: Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 to 20 minutes before the tour departure time. We will email you your departure time. Due to every ship having a different itinerary there is no exact set time. You are also welcome to call us at 1-800-901-0468 _______________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE - Tour must depart at set departure time. We are unable to wait for any late passengers. ___________________________________________________________________________
  • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA HOTEL GUESTS: Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel located at 71 Banyan Dr. Hilo HI There is free parking at this hotel. Please wait in lobby for pick up. The lobby also has a cafe lounge if needing something to drink.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vehicle: 11-14 passenger van or mini bus max 16-25 pass mini bus
  • Sights: Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach, Liliuokalani Japanese Garden
  • Macadamia Nut Farm, Orchid Flower Nursery, Volcanoes National Park ( We spend approx 2 hrs inside the Volcano Park )
  • Thurston Lava Tube, Steam Vents, Sulfur Banks, Kilauea Visitor Center & Exhibits, Kilauea Iki Crater look out
  • _________________________________________________________
  • HOTEL : You can meet us at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to join this tour.
  • CRUISE PASSENGERS : We have special permits to pick up directly from Hilo port
  • 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
  • DEPARTURE TIMES: Because we are a shore excursion company we schedule our departure times around a ships arrival and departure.
  • 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
  • Free Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat - Considered to be a lap child
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Port / Hilo Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
Exclusions
  • What to bring/wear: Walking shoes, light sweater, camera, hat, sunglasses
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Stop is made to purchase food
Departure details
  • Port of Hilo, 80 Kuhio St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS MEETING LOCATION: When departing the ship you will enter a large terminal building. As you walk towards the exit please look for your guide holding the sign "C Big Island Tours." If you have exited the building, you've gone too far. ________________________________________________________________________ MEETING TIME: Please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 15 to 20 minutes before the tour departure time. We will email you your departure time. Due to every ship having a different itinerary there is no exact set time. You are also welcome to call us at 1-800-901-0468 _______________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE - Tour must depart at set departure time. We are unable to wait for any late passengers. ___________________________________________________________________________
  • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA HOTEL GUESTS: Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel located at 71 Banyan Dr. Hilo HI There is free parking at this hotel. Please wait in lobby for pick up. The lobby also has a cafe lounge if needing something to drink.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vehicle: 11-14 passenger van or mini bus max 16-25 pass mini bus
  • Sights: Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach, Liliuokalani Japanese Garden
  • Macadamia Nut Farm, Orchid Flower Nursery, Volcanoes National Park ( We spend approx 2 hrs inside the Volcano Park )
  • Thurston Lava Tube, Steam Vents, Sulfur Banks, Kilauea Visitor Center & Exhibits, Kilauea Iki Crater look out
  • _________________________________________________________
  • HOTEL : You can meet us at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to join this tour.
  • CRUISE PASSENGERS : We have special permits to pick up directly from Hilo port
  • 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
  • DEPARTURE TIMES: Because we are a shore excursion company we schedule our departure times around a ships arrival and departure.
  • 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
  • Free Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat - Considered to be a lap child
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Banyan Drive
    Liliuokalani Gardens
    Hilo Downtown Improvement
  • 1
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mauna Loa Gift Store
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Richardson Beach Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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BPetz5
Carol Stream, IL4 contributions
Excellent tour stops and guide
Mar. 2020
Even though it was raining, but that is not unusual for Hilo, the sightseeing was breathtaking. Our guide Dre was awesome, and would highly recommend getting him if you have a choice. He went the extra mile and showed us extra sites and pictures that made the trip even more interesting. This was a last minute addition to our tours, as our original tour with a major competitor was cancelled due to lack of people. Glad it worked out this way.
Written 14 March 2020
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Oletocbig
Awww, well were were happy to have you and so glad you enjoyed Dre and all the fun sights.
Written 15 March 2020
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Marigold252
Coarsegold, California, United States70 contributions
Fabulous tour with Giovanni
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Our tour was five stars all the way. We were only on the bus gor a few minutes when Giovanni spotted two big green sea turtles sunning themselves at our first stop. This was the beginning of our day's adventure. Giovanni is just what you want in a tour guide...knowledgeable, personable, funny, and passionate about Hawaii!
Written 11 March 2020
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Oletocbig
Mahalo for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the Sea Turtles in Hilo and you guide Giovanni.
Written 12 March 2020
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Rena S
3 contributions
Best trip ever
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Even with it raining, we had a great time. Love every stop. Wear water shoes and bring rain geer. Warmest rain i have ever been in
Written 6 March 2020
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Oletocbig
I know that day was full of rain...makes one crazy waterfall though which was fun to see roaring away. Despite the weather, which we cant control I know but thank you for having such a positive outlook. :)
Written 7 March 2020
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Jeff G
1 contribution
Excellent tour, very enjoyable
Feb. 2020
A lot of beautiful and interesting things to see and enough stops to keep it from feeling like a long tour. We really enjoyed Volcanoes National Park. Our guide Dre was awesome! He shared a lot of great information and interacted very well with everyone on the bus.
Written 5 March 2020
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Oletocbig
Thank you for the wonderful review!
Written 6 March 2020
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Maria Martin
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Hawaii cruise
Feb. 2020 • Couples
I loved going to volcanos national park. I will definitely go back again with my whole family. We took a lot of scenery pictures.
Written 2 March 2020
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Oletocbig
We are so happy to have you join us. Glad you enjoyed and will look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written 5 March 2020
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craigima
Newport Beach, CA3 contributions
More narrative
Feb. 2020
This is a good tour to view the key places on and around Hilo. Our guide was very pleasant, but could have given us a lot more information during the tour. A guide on the Kona side, the next day, told us a ton of stuff about the Hilo side and we felt like we missed a lot from our guide on this tour.
Written 23 February 2020
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Oletocbig
Aloha Craig, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your guide in Kona. As for your guide in Hilo, I will be sure this is addressed as the guides are trained with knowledge on many things.....they then must share it. Thank you for the review.
Written 23 February 2020
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Nancy R
West Lafayette, IN14 contributions
Very interesting day
Feb. 2020
Our day was very interesting and beautiful. From the falls to the Volcano National Park, what a day. Very enjoyable.
(take a jacket in case of rain at the National Park, gets cold)
Written 19 February 2020
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Oletocbig
Yep, it gets a bit cold at the volcanoes national park. Thats why we tell customers to bring a light jacket or sweater as it gets a bit cool at the 4,000 ft elevation. Thank you for the review, we were happy to have you.
Written 19 February 2020
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davidb12017
Las Vegas, NV27 contributions
Outstanding value,!!
Chris was a phenomenal driver and guide. Covered lots of ground but he never rushed us. Saw lovely flowers at Orchid farm and the ice cream at the Macadamia Factory. A lot longer than the tours offered by the cruise line for a similar price. I'm glad we picked this tour.
Written 18 February 2020
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Oletocbig
Aloha David, glad you enjoyed your guide Chris and adventure to the Volcano Park. Mahalo for the review!
Written 19 February 2020
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dingdomg
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Big Island Volcano tour
Our bus had a great tour.
Karan was our driver/ guide,
she was excellent.
She was very knowledgeable
on all aspects of the tour.
I would recommend it.

Lyle
Written 13 February 2020
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Oletocbig
So glad you fully enjoyed. Thank you foe the review
Written 14 February 2020
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Savvy Explorer
1 contribution
C Big Island Bus Tour - Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, etc.
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We spent some time trying to find a tour that would fit our needs best during our short time in Hilo. This one was perfect. It was not too long, and we were able to see a fair amount of this part of the island. At first I thought the limited amount of time we spent at each site would be too short but it worked out well overall. You get a good flavor of a number of key spots in Hilo and beyond and, since we were not doing this as a shore excursion, had the opportunity to revisit some locations and spend more time later in the week. That said, if this is the only opportunity you have to explore Hilo I highly recommend it. There is a lot packed into this tour and it’s a good value.

By far the best part of our tour was the guide. I have done a number of tours and the guide usually makes or breaks the experience. Our guide, Dre, was fantastic. As a native Hawaiian he was able to provide a lot of unique context to the sites we saw. He was humorous, and talked just enough but not too much (sometimes guides feel they have to fill all the empty space and it becomes too much on a longer tour). He was even kind enough to share some personal photos and videos from some of the sites we visited, particularly about the 2018 eruption and the effect it had on the community. We had a great time and I cannot recommend this tour, or Dre, highly enough.
Written 2 February 2020
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Oletocbig
Wow! Thank you for the detailed review. So glad you fully enjoyed! Guide Dre is a great part of our team and we so appreciate his time with guests.
Written 2 February 2020
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Worth the money for the experience!!!
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