This full day tour starts with pickup at major hotels and resorts all along the Kona coast and returns you back in time for a late dinner on your own.
Starting around 7AM your tour guide will pick you up and head south towards the beautiful coffee growing areas of South Kona for a continental breakfast. Along the way we will make brief stops to enjoy the beautiful views. After breakfast we continue south to visit a black sand beach and a beautiful little cafe for a late morning treat.
Before heading into Volcanoes National Park, we make a stop for a gourmet lunch with wonderful options that everyone will love. You will be well satisfied and ready to explore the amazing volcano, itʻs craters and lava tubes.
We continue around the bottom of Big Island and continue the tour into historic Hilo with itʻs cute downtown area parks, shops and just on the edge of it all, the famed Rainbow Falls. We take some time to enjoy this wonderful location.
We stop at various overlooks and your guide will tell stories of the people, the lands and events that has happened over the years so you can really appreciate what you experience throughout the day. No area is more important than the incredible Waipio Valley, the last major stop on this Grand Circle Island tour.
You will complete your 10-12 hour day back at your hotel, tired but incredibly excited about the incredible differences in landscape and weather you experienced throughout the day.
Price & Availability
Starting From Kona
This tour departs from the Kona side of the Big Island and operates daily.
Pick-up is provided from major Kona hotels, and pier as well as at the airport when you purchase the tour option starting from Oahu.
- Mauna Kea & Hapuna Prince area hotels: 6:00am
- Mauna Lani & Orchid: 6:15am
- Waikoloa area hotels: 6:30 am
- Kailua-Kona area hotels: 7:00 am
- Keauhou area hotels: 7:30 am
We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B.
Phone our office 72-hour prior to tour to reconfirm your pick-up time and place.
We provide all you need throughout the day including a continental breakfast at a Kona coffee farm, as well as a gourmet outdoor picnic. There will be non-alcoholic cold drinks and snacks available throughout the day.
Reservations may be canceled and refunded prior to 72 hours of your tour departure. Tours with flights are subject to additional fees for changes or cancellations at any time. No-shows and cancellations less than 72 hours in advance are non-refundable
Tour highlights are subject to change without notice due to National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures/detours, venue hours of operations, etc.
Walking/hiking on rough, uneven lava surfaces may be involved but is not mandatory.
There will be moderate walking, so please wear comfortable shoes and attire. Packing a light jacket is advised.
If you require any special accommodations due to disability including wheelchair accessibility, please make them known at the time of booking.
Volcanic fumes can be hazardous. Visitors with heart or breathing problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women may want to check with a doctor.