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1 day tour from Oahu to Big Island - Mauna Kea Summit & Volcanoes National Park

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Stop At: Mauka Meadows, 75-5476 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9624

Visit the home of world-famous Kona coffee. Holualoa and surrounding villages are full of farmers who grow Kona coffee. You will visit and explore a famous coffee farm. Giving visitors a full feeling of the tropical farm tour with a unique pavilion, variety of fruit trees, Macadamia nuts, fountain, coffee plants, and tropical Flower Gardens. When you arrive at the pavilion, you can taste a cup of Kona coffee. The aroma of freshly roasted coffee is incredibly thick. It is a nice place for taking photos with a big infinity pool and the beautify background scenery of the Pacific Ocean.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Saddle Road, Hawaii Highway 200, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

Hawaii Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also called Saddle Road is one of the most spectacular scenic roads in Hawaii. Saddle road approximately 53 miles long is famous to locals for its myth behind this scenic road which located between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the two largest volcanoes in Hawaii. There are no houses, gas stations or shop. This road crosses lava flows and you will see numerous up-slope cones around the lava field. The road also features beautiful volcanic rocks and trees so you will be awed throughout the ride on this road as every second is picturesque.

Stop At: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI, USA

Located at 9,200 feet (2,800 meters) on Mauna Kea Access Road of Mauna Kea Mountain, Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station provides health and safety information and education about Mauna Kea. All visitors are strongly advised to spend at least half an hour to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower the level of elevation to reduce the possibility of suffering altitude sickness. Drinking water, coffee, cup noodles, snacks, and souvenirs are available. You can buy warm clothes like jackets, long pants, gloves and hats for cold weather on the summit. You can also watch a video about astronomy.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

Mauna Kea summit is one of the world’s bucket list and considered the best places to observe celestial bodies on earth. There is the largest astronomical observatory in the world; 13 astronomical observatory facilities operated in 11 different countries. At Mauna Kea summit, you will experience the beauty of nature and sky that stretches endlessly and feel like you are above the clouds. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano with the highest point in Hawaii has an altitude of 13,796 ft (4,205m) above sea level; however, considering most of Mauna Kea is under water-from the oceanic base to the tip of Mauna Kea measures 33,500 ft- it is actually taller than Mount Everest with a height of 29,029 feet (8,848 meters). Don’t miss out on your chance to see once-in-a-lifetime experience of discovering the most mysterious natural beauty and the world’s greatest astronomical observatory.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on planet erupted last year. The world's largest active volcano creates a stunning view from volcanic eruptions, creating a rare geological figure. You will witness the spectacle of a recent volcanic eruption and an incredible view of the active volcano. You will visit volcanic craters and steam vents and explore the wonders of nature. Volcanic National Park consists of a vast area of 230,000 acres including Mt. Mauna Loa (4,170 meters) and Mt. Kilauea (1,247 meters). These two active volcanoes are the world's most popular tourist attractions to visit. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is deemed to be one of the must-see places in Hawaii. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

It is the place where rainbows are often seen in the 80 feet (about 25meters) high magnificent waterfalls above the lava cave. Also, you can observe the waterfall closely and enjoy a pond and a walk up the stairs to the behind of the waterfall which provides a short hike to the top. Just like the name, often see rainbows in this waterfall. If you are lucky on a sunny day, you might see a rainbow appears in a waterfall 80 feet long which give a fantastic view to take the photo.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Airport Upper Level (Interisland Terminal), Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

7/15/2019 - 9/13/2021Monday:06:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Warm parka jacket
  • R/T Hotel Pick up service from (Only from) Waikiki, Oahu Island
  • R/T airfare from & to Oahu- Big Island
  • Lunch - We will be providing sandwiches. If you have any dietary restriction, please let us know.
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • R/T hotel pick-up service is not included from outside of Waikiki
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Mauna Kea Summit often closes at nights or sometimes even in the afternoons due to harsh weather conditions or construction. If this is the case, we will be replacing Mauna Kea Summit with Mauna Kea Visitor Center, Chain of Crater and Holei Sea Arch in the trip.
  • You must have your government issued ID or passport on the day of the tour at the airport.
  • Not recommended for traveler with respiratory problems
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Not recommended older than 65 years
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Person who have been Scuba Diving in the last 24 hours cannot book this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
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Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

things to know: -wear jeans -bring food -bring a warm jacket -bring camera Only negative thing I have to say is the tour guide needs better time management. We were literally the last people to board the plane back to Waikiki he waited till the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cynthi_Fernandez
Getaway55773057425, Operation at Tournet Hawaii, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

Aloha, Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to write one for us to improve on how we can make this trip more enjoyable. We truly apologize for the inconveniences you have experienced on this tour. Thank you...More

Reviewed 5 April 2019

Came to Oahu for only a few days and I really wanted to explore outside of Oahu. With the recent volcanic eruption in Big Island, I wanted to visit both Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea, but I only had one day to see Big...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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