Private tour

Big Island: Private Circle the Island Tour

Private tour

Big Island: Private Circle the Island Tour

From US$ 2,195 per group up to 4

Explore the Big Island of Hawaii on a private tour. See some of the most spectacular and unique places like Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo waterfalls, and more.

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your driver/guide at your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Experience a feast for your eyes on the wonderful views of Waipio Valley
  • Marvel at Punalu‘u beach's black sand grains between your toes and feet
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Walk by the iconic and massive waterfalls of the lush and tropical Hilo area
  • Experience an authentic Kona coffee farm; taste the flavors of local coffee
Full description

Discover the beauty and grace of the Big Island of Hawaii on a private tour. Explore some of the island's most unique and idyllic locations, including the Kona coast, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, Hilo's iconic waterfalls, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Sit back and relax as all meals and drinks (excluding alcoholic ones) are included throughout your day.

Make your way to your first stop: the South Kona Coffee Farm for a tour and coffee sampling. Travel south along the striking Kona coast and absorb the breathtaking views of lush vegetation and coastline. Listen to your guide describe the cultural history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna. Then, visit the southernmost bakery in the United States, Punalu‘u Bakery. World renown for their sweet bread, malasadas, and other delicious treats. Enjoy a malasada and a coffee or tea. Continue your tour to one of the prettiest black sand beaches in all of the Hawaiian Islands, Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach. Relax with black sand between your toes while listening to the wind move through the palms. Keep a look out for green and hawksbill sea turtles that frequent the beach. Next, make your way to the the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. This iconic park encompasses the summit of two of the world’s most active volcanoes and extends from sea level up to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet.

Explore the main attractions in the park including the Thurston Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road, and a nature walk along the Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beauty of the park before embarking on the next leg of your adventure.

From the park, venture up to Hilo to visit the picturesque Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls State Park. Both waterfalls are a sight to behold. Beautiful falls combined with lush vegetation make these stops photo-worthy. Then, drive along the 50-mile stretch of the Hamakua Coast with its hidden waterfalls, tropical rainforest, and lush green valleys. Described as one of the most beautiful locations in the state, it’s well worth the scenic drive. Arrive at Waipio Valley in the late afternoon. Enjoy the sprawling views as your guide explains the rich history of the area. Continue your ride to marvel at the bright sunset views of Waimea. To get there, travel through Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country and take in this historic area with its rolling, green pastures, the home to cattle, cowboys, and one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States; Parker Ranch.

Enjoy a local and authentic dinner in Waimea where surf and turf is a definite menu staple, before returning to your hotel.

  • Entry ticket to all venues and parks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Photo package of 20-25 professional, edited photos shared via Adobe Cloud
  • Breakfast with Kona coffee
  • Coffee, tea, and malasadas at Punalu‘u Bake Shop
  • Picnic lunch
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Dinner in Waimea
  • Non-alcoholic drinks: water, juice, soda, hot tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff
  • Nikon ProStaff binoculars
  • Tips (optional)
  • Alcoholic drinks at dinner
Not suitable for
  • Cruise ship guests

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Child safety seat
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities
  • Assuming there are no modifications for this tour, you should be able to walk at least 1-2 miles with some stairs
  • You must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and be ready to encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions
  • This tour is weather dependent

Product ID: 421998