- A tour of Hawaii’s biggest island highlighting its natural wonders
- Experience diverse range of ecosystems and climate zones of the island
- Visit the most dramatic waterfalls and scenic valleys on the island, Akaka and Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley
- Learn how the island was formed as you explore active craters, steam vents and lava tubes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Frequent stops for photos to take in the lush scenery, and spot wildlife at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
This full day nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. From desert to rainforest, pasture to dry forest, discover diverse landscapes and 8 out of 13 climate zones in the world as you 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 green sea turtles.
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 lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continue riding along the Hamakua coast as more postcard-worthy views pass by your window before visiting Akaka Falls and the famous Rainbow Falls. Take a short walk through the rainforest for an up-close view and plenty of photo opportunities.
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, relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the black-sand shore.
On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you’ll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay. If time permits, we may stop at a coffee farm or the famous Punalu’u Bakery to conclude the day.
Pick up location and Time
Tour departs daily. We pick up from all resorts and hotels in Keauhou, Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala area between 7 am to 8 am. Actual pick up time vary depending on location. Tour duration is around 11 hours. Inquire for pick up from Kona airport.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required.
Group Size: Tours are limited to maximum 13 guests per vehicle
Tour difficulty: Easy hiking over short distance. Ages 5 and older are recommended.
Included in the tour: Gourmet lunch consists of teriyaki chicken, fish, vegetables, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks and bottled water. In addition, park entrance fees, jackets, and rain gear.
Cancellation Policy: Minimum 24 hours notice for groups of 1-5, 48 hours notice for groups of 6 or more, and 72 hour notice for private groups to receive a full refund.
How much hiking do we do?
A: We will have couple easy hikes over short distance in this tour. Total hike distance is about a mile.
Will we get to see active lava?
A: Due to the dynamic nature of active volcanoes, lava viewing conditions change daily or even hourly. The best viewing of current eruptive activity is on our Twilight Volcano Tour. We will do our best to get you to the closest viewing area providing it is safe and legal.
How long do you stop at Volcanoes National Park
A: We stop at multiple attractions within the park for a total time of about 2 hours.