Small-Group Big Island Circle Tour – Volcano, Waipio, Waterfall, Black Sand, History

Circle the Island along the Mamalahoa Belt-Highway that follows a natural path around the biggest Hawaiian Island. During this full day tour, we will cover almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. and explore all the big highlights that the island has to offer. Your local guide will take you along this incredible, fully narrated journey across 7 different climate zones and around the tallest Hawaiian mountain and the most massive active volcano in the world. But wait, there is more. you will also visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park *and Kilauea, the youngest volcano on the island, that has been erupting continuously for more than 30 years. There are many signs of volcanic activity and fascinating lava formations from recent and ancient eruptions. Learn about the rich Hawaiian history, culture, religion, and the role of the ali’i (royals) from Hawaii Island and their influence in today’s Hawaiian Renaissance. Your guide will also provide you with insights into the island’s geography and how it affects almost every aspect of the contrasting and fragile ecosystems across the island and it’s native/endemic plants and animals.

Highlights:

+ Pu’ukohola National Historic Site (no stop)
+ Waimea and Parker Ranch (no stop)
+ Waipio Valley Overlook
+ Rainbow Falls Waterfall
+ Coconut Island, Liliuokalani Gardens (no stop)
+ Big Island Candies
+ Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center*
+ Kilauea Iki Overlook*
+ Kilauea Caldera Overlook*
+ Hot Steam Vents*
+ Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
+ Captain Cook (no stop)
+ Coffee and Macadamia nut farm with samples
+ Kealakekua (no stop)
+ Kona Coffee Belt (no stop)
+ Kailua-Kona

*Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main sites are closed at this time due to volcanic eruptions. It is expected to reopen September 22nd, 2018

Price:
Adult: $179 plus tax, Child (6–17): $119 plus tax

Capacity: 12 guests maximum; minimum 4 guests
Duration: approx. 12 hours

Food: Lunch, snacks and water included

Pick up: From Kailua-Kona and Waikoloa area accommodations between 6.30-7.30 am, individual pick up time depends on your location.

Please note that the tour itinerary may change depending on weather, traffic, and volcanic conditions.

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and a rain jacket. Be prepared for hot, dry, wet, and windy weather.

Reservations: Call us at 808-937-5472 or send us an email to info@hawaiioutdoorguides.com

Scenic Waipio Valley Overlook

Scenic Waipio Valley Overlook

Rainbow Falls with Guests Taking Pictures

Coconut Island Seen from Liliuokalani Garden

Inside Thurston Lava Tube

Kilauea Iki crater overlook

Kilauea Summit Halema'uma'u Crater

Watching the green sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

The black sand at Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Hulihe'e Palace in Kailua-Kona