Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We had a great time on our tour. Bob had so much information that he shared with us. He was great. The weather cooperated and was clear when we were at the National Park which I understand is pretty rare. We did wish there had been more time at the sites and maybe less at the shopping stops.
Great excursion, tour guide very friendly. Beautiful day with hardly any rain !!! :)
Driver/Tour guide was informative and entertaining!
I enjoyed all the stops along the tour.
Volcano excellent, falls a little disappointing. Shame about our driver/guide "bombarding" all with his beliefs. Even too much for those who share his faith.
Driver - Derek, was very informative and comical. Great tour to catch all the touristy highlights - volcano crater, walking on lava, LOVED the lava tube walk, macadamia nut factory, impressive orchids with free one for your hair, candy factory ( a little over priced), city tour and history lesson from Derek and Rainbow falls.( best to walk up the stairs and see the amazing Banyon tree at the top).
It was dissappointing that there was not a lunch spot or even a bottle of water supplied. We were able to purchase a sandwich at our first stop - the macadamia nut factory - this maybe should have been arranged to be around noon so you could enjoy an outdoor, sit down lunch. Take some food with you as very limited other options available at any of the stops, except ice cream, nuts and candy. A good tour though and would recommend for anyone wanting to hit the highlights around Hilo.
Excursion was good however contractor claimed that our booking had not been confirmed by viator
Junior made it a very enjoyable and informative trip. He had lots of good interesting information and made the day fun for everyone. We all enjoyed learning the "Just Hang loose" song. The lava tube was more than I expected and the stop at the orchid farm was wonderful. The Macadamia nut farm stop was also enjoyable.
The driver on this tour gave a lot of history of the area and allowed plenty of time for pictures. The candy store stop was a bit too pricey for us.
A very pleasant tour. The only disappointment was no water at Rainbow falls, but beyond your control. Our tour guide/driver very knowledgeable and friendly.
Our driver, David, was very entertaining and provided a lot of information about the local flowers and trees.The views of the lava fields and volcano were great and the walk through the Thurston Lava Tube was a once in a lifetime experience.
Junior was great. We really enjoyed the entire tour. It was a great way to see all of Hilo. Would recommend to friends and family.
An eye opener to see such scenery for the first time. Our coach driver had a vast knowledge and kept us entertained for the entire journey. A tour not to miss.
great day lots of information and great transportation with Robertshawaii, loved the various locations we visited thank you very much
John was our driver and he was very informative.
The excursion was excellent, the volcano was simmering ready for its next eruption. Falls very lovely.
The drive was very knowledgable and interesting. We were a little disappointed that the volcano was not accessible.
Great tour. WIsh we could have had more time at the volcano park and not stop at so many shopping places. Identical tour as the ship offer but much cheaper.
Nice day out lots to see although could have given the orchid shop a miss as being from overseas you cant buy anything because of the custom rules. Volcanoes park was good
We had about 15-20 mins at each stop. Not enough time for lunch. Sites were great but 30mins each would have been better.
The Volcano was very interesting and I enjoyed it but I did not like that we were taken to too many retail outlets. I did not go on this tour to visit shops. Because of this I thought the price was too much. The tour guide was very informative and friendly though.
The canyon view was outstanding, so was spouting horn, quick view of waterfall. These were done in the morning part of the trip. Then went back to ship for 1 hour for lunch. Afternoon trip at Smith's Fern Grotto was nice and peaceful. However this was a very full day of alot of driving on the tour bus.