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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History provided by Wasabi Tours Hawaii

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Kailua Pier
  • 1
    Greenwell Farms
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 2
    Punalu'u Bake Shop
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Punalu'u Black Sand beach
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Hilo
  • 5
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Akaka Falls State Park
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Waipi'o Valley
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parker Ranch
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Highlights
  • All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included so you can travel light
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kona makes for a seamless tour
What to Expect
Start your day's adventure with pickup from your Kohala or Kona hotel in a comfortable tour vehicle, and then head out for the farther reaches of the Big Island. Be sure to bring good walking shoes and dress in layers, as the temperature can vary widely at different elevations. Enjoy traveling with a small group of fellow travelers, limited to just 13 people.  Pass Parker Ranch and into Waimea, where the landscape changes, and take in views of the scenery instead of fussing about directions and logistics. Stop at Waipo Valley lookout for some photo ops and listen to your guide's narrative about King Kamehameha. Wind down the Hamakua Coast toward Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls, two of the area's most beautiful. Then, continue on to Punalu'u Beach for a stroll along the black-sand beach, before headinmg to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way back to Kona, pass Kealakekua Bay and learn about the area's bloody battle history. Stop at a Kona coffee farm to learn about coffee before you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
11–12 hours
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 10
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Professional and Certified Guide
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Beau S. wrote a review 22 Jan
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I was a little leery of an 11 hour tour while on "Vacation". However, this day was amazing. We had Dreu Basaldua as a guide and his knowledge and personality made the day actually seem short. I learned much about the history and culture of the island and had fun doing so! I
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Dylan K wrote a review 20 Jan
Honolulu, Hawaii2 contributions1 helpful vote
First off I would like to thank Derek, he was great and very informative. If you have a hard time hiking or being in a vehicle for extended periods you may struggle, but the experience and sights we got to see were worth all the long rides. We started with going to the Kona
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Lisa F wrote a review 17 Jan
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What a great tour. Derek was an excellent tour guide. He’s super knowledgeable and passionate about his job. I loved all the extra information he had about the history of the island. He was extremely friendly and funny. The lunch was really good and our entire group had a great
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kuay S wrote a review 15 Jan
Coppell, Texas31 contributions23 helpful votes
My college age daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed Big Island Tour. Our tour guide, Daniel, picked us up at the hotel on time. There were a total of 4 people on the tour. Daniel offered great historical information. He offered the group various drinks, snacks and even ginger
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Monty P wrote a review 9 Jan
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Derek was a fantastic guide. Waterfall was great. Fruit stand was special! I didn't expect to do so much. The green sea turtle going over rocks to get to open water was amazing. Monty
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Date of experience: January 2021
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By: Wasabi Tours Hawaii
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Must do trip volcano with Wasabi Tour !!
The experience was amazing. We were lucky enough to see the night glow at the volcano national park. Also everythin
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marichihavus
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Great Guide & Great Tour
Tour guide Derek Stuart was really helpful and very knowledgeable. Paced the tour according to the group, always co
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Wonderful Tour With a Great Guide
Even though we were staying a bit of of the way at the Mauna Kea Resort, Daniel picked us up right on time. He was
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Best Guide Ever
I was most impressed with our guiide. Our guide was AMAZING. Daniel was knowedgable, accommodating and prepared.
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Highly Recommend for a Southern Tour of the Island
We toured with Derek and we saw more of the island than we would have seen on our own. The Twilight trip included
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michaeIf
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Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide
We’re a family of 4 who really enjoyed the experience. Our guide, Derek, took us in an air conditioned van to visit
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218shelbym
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THE big island Hawaii tour!!
This tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide was Derek, and he was so rich with knowledge! He had worked at the
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Angelica Q
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Amazing experience, highly recommend Tommy!!
Amazing tour of Hawaii! We stopped at two national parks, Greenwell Farms Kona Coffee, and Big Island Bee Farm. We
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selasun
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Island in a day
From reading other reviews, I knew I was hoping to get Derek as a guide. From start to finish,he is a real gem. He
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ynslak
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Coffee farm, volcano and stargazing tour
We were a group of 5 friends visiting Big Island and we booked this tour which was absolutely breathtaking. Our g
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Jtafoya716
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Circle Island Tour, Excellent Experience!!!
We took the Grand Island Circle Tour and had a fantastic tour with our tour guide Derek. He is very knowledgeable
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ortteb1
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Fabulous Tour
We did the day-long circle tour of the island and learned so much about the history, geology, culture, food, etc.
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T2690FFbeckya
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Excellent tour and a great value!
We had Dreu as our guide and he was the best! From turtles hanging out on the black sand beach, to volcano craters
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Big island north tour Hawaii
Despite all the closings and cancellations for COVID19 we were not at all disappointed with our tour. We felt we sa
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Awesome experience a must see
Dreu was an excellent tour guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He made sure we could see
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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