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

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Pass By: Kailua Pier, 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612

Drive through Downtown Kona

Stop At: Royal Kona Coffee Center, 83-5427 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8303

Walk through a lava tube, and take a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Punalu'u Bake Shop, HI-11, Naalehu, HI 96772, USA

Try some famous Hawaiian Sweet Bread at the Southernmost Bakery in the US.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Punalu'u Black Sand beach, Highway 11, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777

Dip your toes in the sand at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and scan the horizon for green sea turtles on the shore

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

Explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, past lava flow sites, and take a short hike along crater rim trail.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Next is a waterfall that’s small by comparison, but not by beauty: Rainbow Falls, a beautiful 80-foot (24-meter) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park, End of Akaka Falls Road Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii, HI

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

Duration: 20 minutes

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  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 13
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 13 travelers
5 | 2019-09-27

The tour was excellent! Erik, the tour guide, is full of knowledge about history, volcanoes, lava, etc. highly recommend!

Jason H
5 | 2019-09-25

Our tour guide (Kala Holiday) was absolutely amazing with his wealth of knowledge. We loved that he gave historic information about Hawaii as well as the language, culture and other tidbits of information while driving from one location to the next. As we got closer to the next stop, he would provide information on the landmark so that when we got out of the vehicle, we already had the knowledge and could see and understand it at our own leisure. I could hear other groups gathered around their tour guide trying to listen to what we had already learned while on the drive, which allowed us to venture further to take pictures and enjoy it more than if we had to stand together and listen. Thank you Kala and Wasabi Tours!

Becky W
5 | 2019-09-24

This trip was GREAT! Dreu was an incredible guide and shared so many great tidbits about the island and history. We learned places to snorkel, eat, and more. This was a PERFECT way to kick off our first full day on the Big Island and set us up for a fun remainder of our vacation.

5 | 2019-09-23

Eric was the best tour guide, he was so knowledgeable, nice and funny. We had so much fun, met nice people on the tour and got to see so many highlights around island. Would definitely recommend

5 | 2019-09-20

I truly enjoyed this tour. It gives you the opportunity to explore this great Island and was well paced. Our tour guide Brian was great and provided an extensive history on the Island and culture. I highly recommend this tour especially if you are new to the Island.

Marla L
5 | 2019-09-18

Eric was very knowledgeable and fantastic personality. Enjoyed the Big Island tour and saw some amazing sites! Mahalo, Eric

Susanna L
4 | 2019-09-02

The tour delivers what it promises, the Big Island in a Day. You see a wide variety of sights from black 'sand' beaches, to volcanoes and waterfalls. A great way to see the Island if you don't want to drive yourself (and work out where you are going!)

Bruce I
5 | 2019-08-19

We opted to do this tour on our first day in Hawaii, so that we could see the whole island and determine if there were any areas that we wanted to return to on our own! Our guide, Kahikina, was fabulous! He was SOO knowledgeable, funny, easy to listen to and personable. Our tour lasted 11 hours! Kahikina took us to all the places he could from coffee farm, to water falls, to volcanoes and steam vents, through the forests of eucalyptus, to black sand beaches as well as lunch at a beautiful orchid farm. We were able to see the landscape on all parts of the island! I would highly recommend this tour!

Steven M
5 | 2019-07-29

We loved loved loved Juliana! She was exceptional!! Very knowledgeable enthusiastic, patient and sweet! She taught us so much about the history and geography of Hawaii. She made this experience fun and exciting. We loved her stories. The tour and touring with Juliana, we highly recommend. Thank you!!

Cindy H
5 | 2019-07-24

Top notch! Request Sergio! All over the island adventure is more than expected. Great history. Many stops to break up the trip. Highly recommend.

Judith M
5 | 2019-07-15

Mr. K was the tour guide on my trip. He was great! Mr. K knows so much about the island. If anyone had a question, he was happy to reply. He tells great stories, shares the culture, and tells funny jokes. One thing I appreciated was being told approximately how long it would be between stops. I ended my day feeling like I had seen the island well. Lunch and snacks were provided. Lunch was delicious. Enjoyed my day very much! Thank you to Viator for helping me connect with this tour!

Corey C
5 | 2019-07-15

My wife and I went on an all day tour with Wasabi Tours hosted by Mr. K (aka "Bruddah K"). The tour hit the hot spots my wife was hoping for. The lunch prepared by Mr. K and his wife was the kind of homemade bento lunch that my wife would make for us, and was delicious. We highly recommend this tour.

Ronald D
5 | 2019-04-29

The entire experience met all of expectations for my wife and I. Our tour guide Kela was a wealth of knowledge about all of the sites and the culture and history of Hawaii. The vehicle allowed for comfort of the parties. I would suggest it to any that visits the island.

Susan H
5 | 2018-10-29

We really enjoyed our tour with Ryan. It was a long day but Ryan kept us engaged. I wish we could have spent more time on Big Island but our plans didn't allow for it.

5 | 2018-08-18

The words and gentle laugh of Awana our guide are still with me now months after our tour. He introduced our group to the most beautiful areas of the Big Island as well as to the rich culture of which I knew not much. It has allowed me to continue to learn about the culture of Hawaii from his guidance and our visit is still so strong in my Heart.

William Q
5 | 2018-07-10

Very enjoyable and educational trip. Nate was a great guide, sharing island history, keeping us on schedule, and answering all our questions. We traveled through several ecosystems and got a good overview of the island. Highly recommended.

5 | 2018-05-29

The tour was awesome. Even though we weren't able to visit the volcanoes, and all of us wanted to, they modified the tour and were still able to show us some beautiful sights. Our guide was Nate, and he was wonderful. He really knew about the areas he took us to, and had a great sense of humor. He even did a good job taking our jokes about wanting to see the lava multiple times. He kept us all safe and made sure we were comfortable all throughout the day. This is a great way to see some very beautiful sights and see the entire island in one day! We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Big Island, as it was probably our favorite day of our trip.

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