1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Kailua-Kona
  4. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island: Small Group Grand Circle Island Nature Tour

Product ID: 172329
This full-day nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii. Discover diverse landscapes and 8 climate zones as you explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kona Coffee Farm, Waipio Valley waterfalls, and Punalu’u Black Sand Beach.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick up at major hotels in Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala. Please contact supplier to confirm exact pick up time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour Hawaii’s biggest island highlighting its natural wonders. Experience the diverse range of ecosystems and climate zones of the island
  • Walk through an ancient lava tube and take a tour of a historical Kona Coffee Farm
  • Visit the most dramatic waterfalls and scenic valleys on the island, Akaka and Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley
  • Explore active craters, steam vents, crater rim trail, and scenic lookouts of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Stop for photos to take in the lush scenery, and spot green sea turtles at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
Full description
The morning is filled with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window before visiting Akaka Falls and the famous Rainbow Falls. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities.

In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, and take a short hike along crater rim trail. From here, relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore.

On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you’ll see views of South Point, the southernmost point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay. If time permits, we may stop at a coffee farm or the famous Punalu’u Bakery to conclude the day.
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Park admissions
  • Jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• Not recommended for children under 4 years old. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
• Note: depending on weather condition and sunset time, the tour may operate in reverse route
• For languages other than English, please contact the supplier before the tour to confirm availability
• Please allow up to 15 minutes after your scheduled time for pick up
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great for limited time.

On this tour you'll hit all the highlights. Good if that is what you want and have only limited time on island. Tour guide/driver was very informative. Lunch was very good. The island is big so time between locations can be long. 11 hours is a long time on a bus (all be it comfortable).

September 29, 2019

Fun, easy tour.

January 27, 2020

Great full island tour, even though most of it was raining. Brian, our guide, knew EVERYTHING about the island and it’s history.

January 23, 2020

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Wasabi Tours Hawaii

Product ID: 172329