This is a full day tour, be prepared to wake early wake up and return late, but believe me its all worth it. Our trip was seamless, hotel pickup to the airport where our boarding passes where waiting. A short 45 min flight to the Big Island where we were met by our driver / guide Rob, who is one of the best guides we've ever had, very knowledgeable and easy going. The flow of the overall tour was conducted in a non-rushed way. We saw so much more than was on our itinerary. We walked on old lava flows, black sand beach and lava tunnel. We where taken to a waterfall, an orchid farm, and the Mauna Loa Macadamia nut farm. There were plenty of gift shops, bathroom stops, and picture taking stops. We brought our own snacks to nibble during the day but lunch at the Volcano House was average and rushed. Volcanoes National park is awesome and an overall a day that we will never forget. Final tip, there is limited food at Hilo airport for the trip back.
Very fun and full day of learning about how the Hawaiian Islands were formed. Our guide Walter was wonderful.
Fun day on Hawaii. The orchid stop was a bit random, but at least we got a few minutes to admire some pretty flowers. As for the volcano park, was awesome to see a few live volcanoes in person, but a shame the seismic activity has subsided since being really active earlier this year, i.e. no visible lava this time. Our guide, Walter, was awesome though, very friendly and super informative. Lunch at the volcano lodge, expensive, but I honestly enjoyed everything put in front of me the pork bento box. Favorite part of the day, probably walking through the lava tube. Not a bad way to spend a day in the Hawaiian islands.
Fabulous tour. Excellent guide, Cliff was the best....and a group of wonderful new friends. Loved it.
What a great day. Plenty to see, a great tour guide, knowledgeable and entertaining. Well worth the very early morning start.
Excellent tour for those interested in volcanoes, it was a long day, make sure you take some food with you. The tour guide/driver was great Sharon, very informative and happy to answer questions. Great tour.
A huge day, really enjoyed it! Sharon was our tour guide and she was full of information and lots of fun!
Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The volcano was amazing! Highly recommend this tour!
Another great trip through Viator! Our trip was seamless. We drove to the airport and were met by a tour guide who helped us get our boarding pass. We took a 40 min flight to the Big Island where we were met by our Driver/Guide Walter, who was one of the best guides we've ever had. He grew up on Hawai'i so he gave us a local's perspective and knowledge. He kept us on task in a non-rushed way. We saw so much more than was on our itinerary. We walked on old lava flows and a black sand beach. We saw water falls, an orchid farm, and the Mauna Loa Macademia nut farm. There were plenty of gift shops, bathroom stops, and picture taking stops. We stopped at a restauant for optional lunch purchase, which was not made clear in the itinerary. We brought sandwiches but had them for dinner instead as food at the airport on the return trip was limited. Volcanoes National park is awesome! Overall, a fabulous trip through Viator, the local tour company and our Guide Walter, and one we highly recommend!
Awesome tour, we would love to have a closer view of the crater but we understand that is a matter of safety. Our Guide John was amazingly kind and knowledgeable. It was a long day but a pleasant experience.
Great but too Long.
Walter, our tour guide was outstanding. I wish we were warned in advance that there were no active lava flows.
Great tour. Jane was an amazing driver and tour guide. Long day but worth every minute. Perfectly organized. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Thoroughly enjoyed our adventure day. Our guide was very pleasant, humorous, and knowledgeable. Wish we had more time at the Jagger museum. Other than that the day was perfect. Good selection for the lunch meal. The food was delicious. We are 70 years old but did not find the day to be too strenuous even though we went to many sites. Would definitely go on another tour.
Amazing. The tour guide (Captain Rob) has a passion for the island, and it showed. The raw power and devastation of the volcano was contrasted by the beauty of the flora it brings.
Great tour- will do it again.
Long day but fantastic! Our guide Walter was so knowledgeable and informative
Can't rate this tour highly enough. Amazing to see something we may never see again.
The tour was more than amazing I am so happy that I use Viator.com to help me put it together I highly recommended
The tour was good. The guide was amazing, much better than some of the other tour guides.
From start to finish it was easy to follow. They tour guide gives you up to date information. There are moments in the tour that are spectacular!
We took this tour last week and are glad we got to see the Big Island. It wasn't what we imagined it to be. I was disappointed in a number of things that had nothing to do with the tour but with my own preconceived ideas: there's so much rain in this area that everything smells musty, the landscape is so barren unlike other islands, the restaurant we stopped at was horrendous and the black sand beach was nothing like I imagined. The orchid factory was nice and the flowers were absolutely beautiful. The overlook at the Jaggar Museum was very busy but once your turn at the edge came, boy was that something to see. The museum was nice and I would have liked more time there only because it was so busy. I think the lava tube was kind of a let down only because it wasn't as long as I thought it would be. Be sure to stay far away from the bathrooms at the lava tube - they were beyond disgusting. Again, this is not the tours fault. The Japanese garden was nice to walk through and I'm sure it's even more beautiful when the sun is shining. Seeing the lava fields that seem to go on forever ending in the ocean really put an eruption into perspective. Our driver/tour guide was fantastic and we learned so much during this day. The day is very long we were picked up at 5am and returned about 10pm but we were all glad we experienced this at least once.
We saw a lot although it was a very long day. Flights were good and well organised. Would have preferrred more time in the Volcanoes National Park rather than other activities such as orchid sellers. Thurston lava tube was amazing. Be warned it was very wet and quite cold. Guide was very knowledgeable.
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