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

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  • 11 hr

This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Kohala Coast

Pick up guests from resorts along the Kohala Coast while enjoying a narrated tour with unique landscape and scenic view.

Stop At: Greenwell Farms

Take a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee and Tea.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Punalu'u Bake Shop

This Southernmost quaint bakery & visitor center offer Hawaiian sweetbreads, cookies, souvenirs & island novelties

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Punalu'u Black Sand beach

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

Duration: 35 minutes

Pass By: Kailua Pier

Drive through the historic Downtown Kona, home to the summer palace of Hawaiian royalty and oldest church in Hawaii.

Stop At: Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal inside look at Hawaii, as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Hilo

Drive through historical Downtown Hilo, the largest city on the island.

Stop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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 and lava tube.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park

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: 45 minutes

Stop At: Waipi'o Valley

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: 25 minutes

Pass By: Parker Ranch

Driver through the scenic green pasture of Parker Ranch, home of the Hawaiian cowboys and one of the largest ranches in the US.

Stop At: Rainbow Falls

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: 20 minutes
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