Ww wanted to see the volcano, and it was only possible in the afternoon. All morning we visited boring things, like a macadamia nuts factory (just take us there to buy things).
It was nice, but there should be a good description of the tour.
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Judy was great, she was very knowledgeable. Maui is different from Waikiki, not as hectic, at a much slower pace. Beautiful surroundings.
I would like more stars to rate this experience properly!!!.................
Outstanding experience. The logistics all worked as advertised, and the tour itself was amazing. Our guide Robert (aka Capt. Rob) was simply the best. He was a botanist, a vulcanologist and and expert on all things about the island of Hawai'i. His narrative was so informative, and his demeanor was so pleasant and accessible, that it was truly a pleasure to be on an organized guided tour with him - something we usually avoid as a rule. The guides for this trip rotate, so I can assure you that it is worth finding out when Capt. Rob is going to do the trip (if possible) and book the day he is the lead.
Wonderful, memorable trip!
Early start (4:30 a.m.) but everything was organized perfectly. I had never used Viator before and was nervous especially about this large group of 7 people and the details surrounding getting us where we needed to be. The pick up bus was a little late, but other than that, everything worked great and we enjoyed our day tour of the big island. The tour guide/bus driver was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I would suggest reminding people in advance to tip the driver well. We hadn't thought about this until later in the day and did not have much cash left.
Fantastic on the volcanoes which was after lunch time. Thoroughly enjoyed these 4 hours.
In the morning coming from Honolulu we had to get up at 4 am - no problem with that. But although we reached Big Island by 8am there was hardly anything happening ( except a short 20 minutes trip to the black sands beach which was nice) - ended up spending a lot of time in garden nursery, Macademia shop etc. All in the group felt it was such a waste of time coming to the Big Island for the first time and May be the only time. There must be more in the island to explore than having to spend time in Garden Nursery and shop outlets!
Very long day. The highlights were really the black sand beach which you see first and the volcano which you see last. The guide we had was hilarious and it was cool to see what resembled another planet.
Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide and driver was excellent.
It was a great tour! Our guide Leroy was very knowlegable and made the trip enjoyable! I would def recommend to anyone!
I loved it!
The Big Island tour of the volcanoes was the unexpected highlight of my recent trip to Hawaii. We started off bumpy. I purposely booked the Hawaiian Air ticket which costs more but even so, unexpected mechanical problems caused us to switch aircrafts and we were delayed in getting to Hilo on the Big Island by about an hour. We were picked up by Polynesian Adventures right away at the airport and our day began!
Our tour guide, Jane, was fantastic. Our tour group was small, less than 10 of us all together. She tailored the day to what we wanted to do and see and the pace of all our stops seemed just perfect. She let us know exactly where we were going and why we were making our stops in that order. She made it so that we would be able to squeeze in time to see the light from the lava in the caldera at twilight. We had a jam packed day but it was all worth it. You will have to wake up before dawn and you will get back to your hotel at 9 or 10pm but it will be an experience you'll always remember. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who has never seen the volcanoes in Hawaii.
It was a long day but what an incredible day, so many wonderful sites. I was concerned about how the airport would work but the Viator staff made it easy and stress free. Our guide was the best of the best although he could provide a little less about his personal home cost but overall it was well done.
We would recommend this excursion, naturally being in the Volcanoes National Park was the highlight of the trip and the pictures far exceeded what we expected. Very very cool!!
this is a must see if you are interested in volcanos. One more item to tick off my bucket list. Thank you Viator 1
Guide/driver was awesome, informative and funny
Dont fly "Go" unless you dont mind delays
Excellent tour. A once in a lifetime event. I was glad that we did the tour.
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