4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour. On the Grand Circle Island Adventure, you’ll visit Volcanoes National Park and admire lush tropical rainforests in a comfortable, luxury minibus, complete with large windows to give you fantastic views. Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included.

Highlights

  • Full-day Grand Circle tour of the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Visit Volcanoes National Park (admission included)
  • See steam bluffs, Kilauea Iki crater and the Thurston Lava Tube
  • Admire the greenery of the tropical rainforest
  • Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You tour the best of the Big Island's Kona side and Volcanoes National Park on this nicely paced tour. A wonderful way to get your bearings if it's your first visit or see the highlights if you're short on time.

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What You Can Expect

Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Volcanoes National Park

Get a complete Big Island experience on the Grand Circle Island Adventure. Hawaii’s Big Island is blessed with spectacular landscapes, including volcanoes and rain forests, and this is the best way to see it all. You’ll have between 15 minutes to one hour at each of the following stops; the order could change, depending on factors like weather, but you will see it all.

Kailua Town:

Kailua Town was considered the premier place to live in ancient times; kings called it home.

Kealakekua Bay:

Catch amazing Hawaiian views here.

Kona Coffee Plantation:
Sample Kona’s delicious export.

Volcanoes National Park:

The Grand Circle tour includes admission to the park. Built in 1916, the park features the results of 70 million years of volcanic activity, migration and evolution. See the Kilauea Iki crater, Thurston Lava Tube and the steam bluffs. Bring a light sweater or jacket to wear here.

Jagger Museum:
You can watch films of past eruptions and current volcano activity at this free, hands-on museum.

Volcano Observatory:

This is where the US Geological Survey monitors volcanic activity using a variety of technological and scientific data. You’ll be fascinated by what they know.

Additional stops on the tour include a drive through Parker Ranch’s gentle hills and a view of flowing waterfalls along the gorgeous Hamakua Coast.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was a very long but fascinating tour. The sights and driver were very interesting and entertaining. I'd say this is more of an adult tour, as young children and teens may quickly lose interest. The amount of time spent at each stop was definitely adequate, and I felt it was worth the money. We definitely gained a lot of insight into the island and gained a deeper understanding of earth science. I'd try to sit on the right side of the bus (the passenger side), if given the chance to redo one thing because that side had better oceanic views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a very informative tour guide and the day was very interesting

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