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

Big Island: Full-Day Circle Island Tour on Deluxe Bus

Product ID: 8325
Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of Hawaii's Big Island by big-window deluxe coach bus. Visit the famous Kona Coffee farm, explore Hawaii's rainforest, and see how macademia nuts are produce during this 260-mile round trip island tour.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up is provided at most Kona hotels between 6:00 and 7:30. Your exact pick-up time and location will be advised when you reconfirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Akaka Falls State Park to see Hawaii's tallest waterfall
  • Admire stunning Kealakelua Bay on the Big Island's south coast
  • Enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and candy samples
  • See the waterfalls of the northern Hamakua Coast
Full description
Experience the dramatic beauty and volcanic thrills of Hawaii on a full-day Grand Circle tour, traveling in comfort aboard a spacious, deluxe big-window coach bus. The adventure takes in lush tropical rainforests and Volcanoes National Park on an excursion around the Big Island.

The air-conditioned deluxe coach travels to the southern coast of the Big Island, making a stop at the Kealakekua Bay scenic overlook. From here you’ll continue on to Volcanoes National Park.

Dubbed Pele's Playground, Volcanoes National Park is situated on the southern tip of the Big Island. Visit the Jagger Museum and watch a remarkable video featuring volcanic eruptions. See steam bluffs, marvel at Kilauea Iki Crater, and take a walk through the Thurston Lava Tube.

Leave the volcanoes behind and drive to Hilo on the eastern coast. You’ll stop at a lush orchid and anthurium nursery before heading to Big Island Candies for a free tour. Established in 1977, Big Island Candies produces high quality macadamia nut candies and cookies. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Kona coffee and take away some free candy samples.

Additional highlights on the tour include a drive through the rolling hills of Parker Ranch, home of the Hawaiian cowboy. Admire views of cascading waterfalls along the beautiful northern Hamakua Coast from the panoramic windows of the coach bus.
Includes
  • Round trip transportation from most Kona hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach visit
  • Royal Kona Coffee Mill & Museum visit
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park admission
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center visit
  • Rainbow Falls visit
What’s Not Included
  • Meals (no hosted lunch)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Please note the following:

• This tour involves hiking of up to a mile to see the lava flow. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, as you will traverse sharp, uneven lava surfaces.
• To avoid potential health problems from exposure to volcanic fumes, the tour is not ideal for young children and passengers with asthma or other respiratory conditions. All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form.
• As Big Island weather and lava viewing conditions are unpredictable, no sighting of active lava flow is guaranteed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great transportation; enjoyed the short walk thro the lava tube at Kona coffee,other than that the stop was so so; the stop at the heritage village of the early ancestors was really informative and gave us a look at how they lived back then and their customs& beliefs; a side stop at the donut shop was very good, not only the donuts , but the variety of food for lunch; then off to the black sand beach, which was awesome with many green turtles up on the beach; Volcano National park was awesome and we could have spent many hours there. Then to Hilo and Rainbow Falls

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February 2, 2020

Good overview of the island with time to explore areas on the tour. The lunch was late in the day. It was good, but looked like it would be larger than it was. The guide was pleasant and patient. Over half the passengers did not speak English as their first language, so there was not much banter as other tours usually have.

January 15, 2020

Our driver and the actual trip was excellent!

Our driver was wonderful, professional and knowledgeable. The route was good. I would have liked fewer stops that were just for shopping. An actual tour at the coffee stop would be preferred to what was given. My main disappointment was lunch. The service was fair, the food not satisfactory. A nicer place that cost a bit more would have been preferred. My praise for the driver includes his great ability to have people stay on schedule.

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October 1, 2018

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Polynesian Adventure Tours

Product ID: 8325