Big Island in 1 Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls & History Tour

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Duration: 10h
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI United States | Kailua-Kona, United States

Category: Day Trips & Excursions

Tour of the natural wonders of the Big Island
Frequent stops for photos & to take in the lush scenery
In depth exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Waipio Valley, black sand beaches & marine life
A look inside the magma-formed Thurston Lava Tube

Guided tour of the Big Island
Gourmet lunch, bottled water, juice, and snacks
Use of rain gear
Park entrance fees
Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel


This nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii's youngest and largest island. Explore the active volcanoes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to cascading waterfalls, and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for sea life.

The morning is filled with guided visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of verdant cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean.

Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window, ushering you to the next destination, Akaka Falls. This towering 440-foot (135-m) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of the state park. Take a short walk through the vegetation for an up-close view and plenty of photo ops. Next is a waterfall that's small by comparison, but not by beauty, Rainbow Falls. Discover this charming 80-foot (25-m) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it.

In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Jaggar Museum, and the Halema'uma'u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts. Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal look inside Hawaii as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot (185-m) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma. From here, take a break and take it all in at Punalu'u Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: This tour is not recommended for children 4 and younger., This activity is not wheelchair accessible., If you have respiratory problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate., At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place., Tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately., Pickup is between 7 AM and 8 AM. You will receive confirmation of exact pick-up time once booking is received.

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