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Loved this tour! Sharon our tour guide has a GREAT knowledge of Hilo. Loved seeing nature as its best.
Our driver/guide was Keao. We all had a great time on this tour, what with his knowledge and experience as a local resident. He knew more than he could tell us in that short time, and kept us entertained with singing and movie making background. He had a laid back sense of humor and some of his jokes took on a local flavor, for example, some ladies on the bus had kept on giving him nuts. Finally they had been questioned why. They explained they were too hard to chew, but had sucked off the chocolate first. Another was about the girls calling out of the windows: "More men, more men" after the missionaries had been sent out. Then also, "Bring 'em young, bring 'em young". It struck me as funny, with all due respect.
We all took away many great memories and information about the island, such as too size, population, a bit of history, sports, building codes, prices, water problems, etc. Great learning curve.
An excellent tour. Pick up at hotel was prompt (if very early in the morning) and everything was explained upon arrival at the airport on how the day would proceed. Time at each stoop was good and we had plenty of time to view, walk and learn about the Volcanoes National Park. A long day but well worth it, both in terms of time and money. Hawaiian Air transfer was a lot quicker than the cheaper GO option when returning. Would recommend this tour.
it was raining that day and but the sun peeped out at the right time giving us such a good experience of the volcanos, the lava tunnel, the rain forests etc. The tour bus driver, Captain Rob was very knowledgeable and kept us informed along the way...no hard sell here and I like it that way. Also be prepared to walk in mud etc so follow instructions on proper clothes and shoes. The flight connecting us to Big Hawai'i were on time and efficient. Slept like a baby on the way back home! I'll do it again with Viator on our next trip to Hawaii!!!
The day trip to the Big Island (Hawaii) was wonderful. It was like stepping back in time but with all of today’s luxuries. Our tour guide /bus driver was a wealth of local and historical knowledge. He gave us a grand tour of the local attractions including the magnificent scenery of black sandy beaches, local wild life that included the large turtles that visit the island, remnants of age old lava flows and the experience of seeing a live volcano and the after effects of many eruptions. It was like being in Jurassic Park without the dangers. A great day’s adventure. Well worth the experiencing.
It was a great trip. The tour person was very informative and knowledgeable of Big Island.
It's fine, the driver pretty good give explanation about the history and the way she drove good as well. She gave a time for us to take a picture pass some lava, and or view. Thanks Sharon.
We had a great time and the guide was extremely informative and helpful. I would recomend to others.
We loved it, we got soo much info of the island and its volcanoes activity and some fantastic pictures.
Terry and I enjoyed every minute of our trip! Leroy was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. It is apparent that he loves the big island of Hawaii and is anxious to share his passion for it with others. It was a day that we will never forget! Thanks for the fantastic tour!
It was an amazing tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and kept us entertained throughout the day. We had our two teenage children with us who enjoyed the black sand beach tour, the waterfall and the macadamia nut tour however were asleep on the bus by the time we arrived at the Orchid Farm. We left them on the bus whilst we toured the Orchids. After lunch and once we started the Volcano National Park tour we were all blown away by what we saw it was amazing and so interesting. That was definitely the highlight of the tour for all of us. The only negative was that our flight back to Honolulu did not leave to approx. 8.20 pm that same day, however we had to drop others on the same tour back to the airport at 5.30pm so really the tour was over by then. Our tour guide was kind enough to drop those who had the later flight into the main street and she recommended places where were could have some dinner. In that time she dropped the early flight guests off at the airport and then returned to collect us. We still had a couple of hours wait at the airport which maybe could have been avoided if we had an earlier flight. All that aside it was an amazing day, my husband, teenagers and I were so glad that we did this tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Well worth the memories.