5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)
Experience the best of the Big Island — from volcanoes to waterfalls to the rainforest — on this full-day adventure tour from Kona. During one fun-filled day, you’ll fly through the air on ziplines and in a helicopter, plus explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a ranger-trained guide. See many of the Big Island’s stunning natural features, including Rainbow Falls, Mauna Kea and Kilauea. End your day at the national park with a lava-spotting tour and dinner at the historic Volcano House. This small-group tour operates with a max of 12 people, providing a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 14-hour Big Island combo tour from Kona
  • Enjoy a thrilling 8-line zipline course through the lush rainforest
  • Fly over Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, including Mauna Loa and Kilauea, in a helicopter
  • Tour Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a ranger-trained guide
  • Have dinner inside the park at the historic Volcano House
  • Picnic lunch, light snacks and water included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zipline and Lava Tour

Fly over Volcano National Park

After pickup from your Kona or Waikoloa hotel, your full-day tour begins with a drive across the Big Island toward Hilo, where you’ll make a brief stop at the KapohoKine Adventures store to purchase any souvenirs or supplies — such as T-shirts, hats or water bottles — that you may want.

Then head to the zipline course, where eight dual-track, side-by-side ziplines cover nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) of tropical river gorges. Once you’re outfitted in the provided gear, let the professional instructors guide you along one of the Big Island’s longest ziplines — more than 2,400 feet (700 meters) in length! As you fly through the air 160 feet (49 meters) off the ground, admire views of surrounding waterfalls.

When you’re back on the ground, enjoy a picnic-style deli lunch before taking off for your next activity (snacks and beverages are also provided throughout the day). At the heliport, board the comfortable, air-conditioned helicopter for your exhilarating ride that takes you over volcanoes and the rainforest landscape.

As your pilot flies toward Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, and Kilauea, an active volcano (one of the world’s most active, in fact), stare down at the changing scenery, admiring how the lush greenery turns to stark black lava. Fly through columns of steam rising from the volcanoes, and then head north, past Hilo and into waterfall country. Enjoy the aerial views of falls like the popular Rainbow Falls before your pilot lands.

After landing, the third part of your Big Island adventure begins with a drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Take a tour of the park — which encompasses Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes — with a ranger-trained guide, learning about the geological history of the park and seeing highlights like active craters, lava tubes, steam vents and the Jaggar Museum.

Finally, end your tour with dinner inside the park at the Volcano House, a historic hotel and restaurant that overlooks Halemaumau crater. Look for lava and enjoy the sunset before the drive back to your hotel. See the Itinerary section below for a sample dinner menu.

Itinerary

Sample Dinner Menu (subject to change)
Choice of included beverage
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Coffee

Choice of one main course:
Grilled Herb Chicken: Served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed local kale from Johnson Farms, and a lemon macadamia nut butter sauce
Coconut Crusted Fried Mahimahi: With jasmine rice, stir fried bok choy, and a ginger mango sauce
Island Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry: Served with coconut jasmine rice and fresh pineapple

Keiki Choice (kids choice):
Hot Dog: all beef frank on a Punalu'u Bake shop roll, served with french fries
Pasta: Waimea tomato marinara sauce or butter and cheese
Pizza: Pepperoni or three cheese

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour is fabulous. We've been ziplining before and this is by far the best set up we have ever been on. The helicopter ride was a great opportunity to view the lava fields. Our tour guide was Glenn and he was A-MA-ZING! His enthusiasm and knowledge about the Big Island and Hawaii's history made the entire day very enjoyable. We definitely recommend this tour it is well worth the money. If possible, definitely request Glenn for your guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our driver was very excited about her job and knew a lot of information about different things. The zipline was so much fun. I was anxious at first, but was so much fun. The guys at the zipline were fantastic. We got a lot information, had a couple of little short hikes in Volcano park and a lovely dinner at the volcano house. We were able to see the crater glow in the evening, amazing. The only disappointment was that our helicopter flight was canceled due to weather at the last second. No one's fault, but disappointing not to get to fly over the volcano. We were refunded quickly for the helicopter part of the trip as we could not reschedule due to our schedule.

Shirley
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time. Our tour guide Barry was extremely knowledgable about all aspects of Hawaiian culture. Tim our helicopter pilot made sure people on both sides of the helicopter got to see the sites. The people running the zip line were great. I considered skipping this. I'm glad I didn't.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I enjoyed every minute of the tour. It was just me and my boyfriend and we had a blast. We were the only ones who booked the all day tour and we had a great tour guide. His name is Glen and he was able to answer any of our questions about Hawaii. He was also very friendly, helpful and accommodating. He made the best of the time and when we did have extra time, he would ask if we want to do this or that. He was excellent. I would recommend him.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This combo is what made my trip jaw dropping, I was overwhelmed with all the exploring and information that our tour guy Glenn provided to us. He didn't miss a beat and had a lot to say and offer. At first, I was a little concerned about the hours I was going to spend in one but in the end, I was so happy I didn't and not once did I say I wish I would not have done this. I would strongly recommend this tour packet to any one with traveling the Big Island as you can see a lot in one day and have the rest of your stay just exploring the beaches, stores, and relaxing. Also, I was very impressed that the tour package included my pickup and drop off so, I didn't have to spend anytime driving and all I had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride.THANKS again!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I have to preface this post by stating I do not ever book tour type things as I tend to like doing things at my own pace. Having said this, I have to give an amazing review to the toru company. We chose the zip, heli, and volcanoes tour, and I will say the full tour is exhausting, but in a good and informative way. We were kept busy all day and had plenty of time to explore each of the areas ourselves. Our tour guide Glenn was informative and entertaining. We were picked up on time and continued pickups until we hit the road to Hilo. For anyone staying in Kona, this is the best trip to see all kinds of things on the other side of the island without the hassle of driving. Even more so if you want to cram all the touring on that side of the island into a day, it's a long drive back and we were thankful to not have to drive that night. We came back with some souvenirs and tons of pictures and a lot better understanding of the big island all in one day's worth of touring. For this, I thank the tour group, and especially the tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a great experience! We had to push the helicopter ride back one day because of weather. The crew with the zip line was awesome they did a great job and we had a lot of fun. The lava tour was really cool and we got a lot of good pictures. As stated above the helicopter ride we pushed back one day and hoped for better weather and we got great weather and a great ride. The view was awesome and got to see some lava flow we were told that was not normal all tour guide were great and we would recommend to anyone and will be sure to book again when we go back!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wonderful trip! Zip line in particular was awesome with more than normal safety features which was important for first time zip liners! Viator did a great job keeping us reminded of our trip and paperwork went through seamlessly. We were rained out for the helicopter flight but Viator refunded that portion with no questions asked in a very timely manner. Would recommend to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This 3 part Adventures tour of the Big Island (Viator is the tour aggregator) was worth every $ and every minute. Jeff picked us up at our condo complex in Waikoloa before daylight. He provided detailed knowledge of the geology, geography, and culture of the island as he drove us 2 hours to the main office in Hilo before our group of 11 loaded the van to the ziplines. The drive up to the ziplines is quite bumpy (we were warned), but not bad. A new zipline company, according to our guide was exactly that. Our guides Alex, Matt H, and Mike, were focused on our safety and making our experience fun (and funny) for even the oldest and most out of shape (me). We started with a brief "bunny" line to acclimate and zipped from tower to tower, with short walks, often across bridges, between lines. We stopped for a quick lunch (ordered in advance, wraps were pretty good, especially the veggie!) after Line 4, a trip over a stunning waterfall. At nearly 1/2 mile long, Line 8 is spectacular.

The helicopter tour was mostly over the lava fields and vents, with the friendly pilot pointing out the hot spots then making sure passengers on both sides of the aircraft had wide views. We've taken these helicoper tours on Kauai and Maui and this group on the Big Island is as consistently professional and safety-centered as on all the islands. Definitely the best of all of the helicopter tour companies.

We ended the day with a walking tour through a lava tube led by Jeff, who has a bottomless depth of knowledge and easy delivery to the group, then a large group dinner of all of the tour members at Volcano Inn (food was competent, but the view of the Kilauea volcano is SPECTACULAR), then a trip to the Jagger Museum where we watched the erupting volcano as the sun set. Utterly majestic.

A fabulous day we will never forget! Special Mahalo to Jeff, Alex, Matt H and Mike for making this the highlight of our stay on the Big Island!

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