One Day Big Island of Hawaii "Grand Circle Island" Tour
This is the perfect all-day tour if you're on Oahu and you want to visit a neighbor island that is entirely different from where you're staying. The Big Island is like a planet unto itself, with its lava landscapes bursting with colorful flowers. On this circle island tour you will get to know this island well in a short amount of time.
You'll visit Volcanoes National Park near the earth's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, where you'll fill your brain with, and feast your eyes on, anything and everything volcano. You'll learn about Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, Hawaiian culture, and how the Hawaiian Islands were formed. There are also stops at Kilauea Iki Crater, a renowned Big Island lava tube, and waterfalls.
Stunning views pop up throughout your drive, including a very dramatic one at Kealakekua Bay Overlook, where many historians believe Captain Cook died. You'll also visit beaches made of black sand and famous ranch lands.
Kailua-Kona, formerly a tiny fishing village, is also on the tour. This charming town is a combination of restaurants, shops and historical sites with beautiful views of the ocean. You'll be amazed at the variety of Big Island sights and attractions you'll see. And by the end of the tour, you'll have a real understanding of this diverse, powerful, and very spiritual island.
Kealakekua Bay overlook
Punaluu Black Sand Beach*
Volcanoes National Park*
Kilauea Iki Crater
Thurston Lava Tube*
Fern Tree Jungle
Steam Bluffs & Crater Rim Drive
Jagger Museum & Hawaii Volcano Observatory*
Big Island Candies Factory*
Parker Ranch Lands
No host lunch
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What To Know
**Once purchased, this tour fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and the tour cannot be cancelled. Due to airline restrictions, passenger name changes are not permitted under any circumstance, and switching airlines may not be an option. Airline change penalty fees may apply and vary by airline and fare type.
Prices are subject to change due to an additional transportation fee depending on your hotel pickup location.
Departure Time and Return
Shuttle departs from Waikiki hotels at approximately 5:30am to 5:50am (depending on hotel location and flight information), and returns approximately between 10:00pm and 10:15pm. If providing your own transportation, please plan to be at the airport no later than 6:00am.
Wear walking shoes, bring a light jacket, dress comfortably and have fun! Lunch available for purchase. Route may be modified due to National Park Advisories.
Your safety and comfort are our #1 priority. Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Services advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, venue hours of operation, etc... Tour features can change daily as we cannot predict weather and lava viewing conditions. Wear sturdy, covered walking shoes. Weather is unpredictable. Anticipate both sun and rain conditions.
All One-Day Tours are subject to availability, change without notice, and include: Roundtrip transfers from Waikiki hotels and roundtrip airfare to the neighbor island.
All guests must bring a valid ID for airport security check-in. International guests must bring a valid passport for airport security check-in.
No-host lunch. Lunch stop subject to change.
*Waikiki.com shall not be liable to any individual utilizing these tour/activity programs for delays, injury, loss, accident or damage to persons or property beyond its control. Natural phenomena are random and out of the control of the tour provider. Prices, features and/or menu are subject to change without notice.