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Small-Group Big Island in A Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, you’ll experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.46 USD
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.00 USD
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. You’ll visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Bay Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You will also have the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00 USD
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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Delve into Hawaii’s history and prepare to get wet on this full-day waterfall adventure tour of the Big Island’s Kohala coast. Begin with a drive up the Kona coastline past lava flows, and take in sweeping views from the old Kohala Mule Station lookout. Rumble through the rugged landscape in an off-road vehicle and hike along the tunnels and aqueducts of a historic sugar plantation. Admire the seven Kohala waterfalls and cool off with a dip under the final cascade. A picnic lunch and hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00 USD
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this 6-hour shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing lava tubes and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done you’ll also check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks and round-trip port transport are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00 USD
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Afternoon Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Sail up the scenic Kona coastline, getting views of ancient lava flows and verdant cliffs, and stopping at the Captain Cook Monument, on this 3-hour afternoon sail in Kealakekua Bay. Slip in to the water using the provided snorkeling gear to see vibrant schools of fish, living coral, and even pods of spinner dolphins. Learn about the area's underwater flora, fauna, and ecosystem through guided commentary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$82.73 USD
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Mauna Kea Sunrise Experience

Start your morning on the Big Island on top of the world (literally) during this 6-hour sunrise trip to the peak of Mauna Kea. Watch the first rays of light peek across the horizon from the 13,000-foot (3,900-meter) summit before descending for an included continental breakfast and visit to the Mauna Kea Silversword plant enclosure.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00 USD
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Kona Shore Excursion: Wild Dolphin - Reefs -Sea Caves -Kealakekua Bay Snorkel

Make the most of your time in port on this Kona shore excursion timed to your cruise's arrival and departure. Get picked up from the port and head out on a sailing adventure to the Captain Cook Monument and Kealkeaua Bay where you can snorkel, swim, and explore caves and lava tubes. Expect to see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and ancient reefs. Lunch, snacks, and use of snorkeling gear are all included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$129.00 USD
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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

On this day trip from the Big Island to Oahu and Pearl Harbor, experience the site of the Japanese attack that shook an entire nation, and stand in the spot on the USS 'Missouri' where the Japanese eventually surrendered. You’ll later experience historic sites in downtown Honolulu, from the gorgeous Westminster Abbey of the Pacific to America’s only royal palace. This moving Pearl Harbor tour from Kona concludes with a visit to Punchbowl Cemetery before heading back to the Big Island that night.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$507.67 USD
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Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

On this two-wheeled, adventurous Kilauea tour, explore Hawaii’s active volcano from the comfortable seat of a bike, where you’ll ride through multiple microclimates and past rugged volcanic terrain. This Hawaii bike tour is one of the best ways to explore Kilauea volcano, where every bend in the road reveals a new volcanic wonder, from steaming craters to lava fields to cliffs dropping off toward the sea. Even better, the tour includes visits to the Jagger Museum and Thurston Lava Tube.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$174.00 USD
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Hawaii's most Spectacular Tour - Mauna Kea Summit and Stargazing

Is this famous Mauna Kea Stargazing always been on your bucket list? Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano and the world’s highest mountain when measured from the oceanic base. Due to its high altitude, dry environment, and steady airflow, Mauna Kea's summit is one of the world's best locations for astronomical observations. Our tour starts from Kailua-Kona where you will meet our guide and tour will begin in comfort with our luxury van. We will be passing on the Saddle road which is one of the most spectacular scenic roads in the world. When we arrive at Onizuka Visitor Center, we will be staying about 30 min to adjust to high altitude. Finally, our tour will continue to the summit where the highest point we can explore and enjoy the world’s best sunset. After sunset, you can observe stars with an astronomical telescope in front of the Visitor Information Center. *While VIC is closed due to its construction, our guide will set up a telescope for the telescope viewing.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$225.00 USD
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Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

On this tour from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll experience some of the Big Island’s best sights in a small group capped at 10 people. In addition to stopping at Punalu’u Beach Park to walk down a black-sand beach, you’ll have the chance to sip Kona coffee on the plantation right where it’s grown, as well as hike through a lava tube that was formed by Kilauea volcano. What’s more, you'll receive an iPad to use on the tour. Use it for photos, videos, and info, as well as playing games or watching movies while traveling between the sites.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.99 USD
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Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor and Oahu North Shore Tour From the Big Island

Discover Oahu during this 9-hour excursion to Pearl Harbor and the island's North Shore. Fly to Honolulu and take a chauffeured transfer to this historic World War II site. Then enjoy skip-the-line access to the USS Arizona Memorial and a guided tour, plus time for independent exploration. Spend part two of your day visiting Hawaiian heritage sites like the Statue of King Kamehameha I plus North Shore attractions like Pali Lookout and Waimea Bay. Inter-island flights, transfers, site entrance tickets, plus Honolulu and North Shore tour, are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$469.00 USD
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour From Kona

Embark on an epic adventure with this Volcanoes National Park tour from Kona. You'll journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. You'll learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuke Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00 USD
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this private tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, and tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and the rim of Kilauea volcano. Because it’s a completely private tour, your guide can customize the pace and number of sights. When you book, note your lunch requirements in the checkout field.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.67 USD
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Deluxe Sail & Snorkel Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay

Ensure you find some of the best snorkeling sites in Hawaii on this sail and snorkel adventure leaving from Keauhou Bay Pier. Set sail along the Kona coastline toward the Captain Cook Monument, where your adventure begins. Jump into the clear water to explore the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, which is home to schools of colorful fish and pods of spinner dolphins. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, and equipment such as snorkeling gear and boogie boards.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.82 USD
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Small Group Tour: Deluxe Circle Island Experience with Restaurant Lunch

Spend a full day exploring the Big Island with visits to waterfalls, beaches, tropical valleys, stunning viewpoints, and so much more. Learn about Kona’s coffee culture with visit to Kona Joe’s coffee farm, where you go behind the scenes and taste award winning locally gown coffee. See Hawaii’s natural beauty at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, where you feel the unusual lava sand beneath your feet, and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch at Kilauea Lodge, and then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley, before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.87 USD
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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group

Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided tour that takes you to the rainforests and waterfalls along Mauna Kea's Hamakua Coast and to the summit of the active volcano Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Choose between a small-group tour limited to six people or a private tour exclusively for your party and get insights into the geology, history, and culture of the island. Finish your tour watching Kilauea's lava lake glowing after sunset.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.50 USD
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Big Island Snorkel Cruise Along Kohala Coast

On this 3 hour Big Island snorkeling cruise, experience the beauty of the Kohala coast from its colorful reefs to its beaches, as you scan the horizon for splashing dolphins or, in winter, humpback whales. In addition to colorful reef fish, there’s always the chance you could find Hawaiian green sea turtles while snorkeling the pristine coves. Enjoy the attentive, personalized service from your professional captain and crew, who also help serve you lunch, and run the boat’s open bar.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Oahu Day Trip: Battleship Tour Of Pearl Harbor From Big Island

Relive history during this 7-hour excursion to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island. Fly to Honolulu Airport and take a chauffeured transfer to this historic World War II site. Once you arrive, enjoy skip-the-line access to the famous USS Arizona Memorial and a fully-narrated tour, plus time to explore on your own. Before returning to the Big Island you’ll visit a variety of Hawaiian heritage sites like Iolani Palace and the Statue of King Kamehameha I. Inter-island flights, transfers, site entrance tickets, plus the Honolulu history tour, are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$469.00 USD
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Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor Full Day Experience From Big Island

Relive history during this 8-hour excursion to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island. Fly to Honolulu Airport and take a chauffeured transfer to this historic World War II site. Once you arrive, enjoy skip-the-line access to the famous USS Arizona Memorial, access to Road to War Museum and the USS Missouri, a fully-narrated tour, time to explore on your own and much more. Before returning you’ll visit Honolulu history sites like Iolani Palace. Inter-island flights, transfers, site entrance tickets, plus the Honolulu history tour, are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$469.00 USD
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo

Sample the best that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer during this 8-hour sightseeing trip covering some of the region’s top attractions. Watch your mind ‘burn’ with curiosity during a visit to the famous Volcanoes National Park, enjoying park landmarks like the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki Crater. You’ll also stop by the scenic black-sand Richardson Beach, admire the postcard-worthy Rainbow Falls and experience the lush grounds of Liliuokalani Gardens, plus much more. Round-trip transport, park entrance fees and bottled water are also included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00 USD
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Epic Circle Island Volcano Journey - Small Group Tour

See a side of Hawaii few visitors ever experience thanks to this 12-hour Big Island adventure with a small group. Get off the beaten path as you explore an active volcano, visit a local coffee farm, experience a private cave system, scout for sea turtles on a black-sand beach, and enjoy an included breakfast, lunch, and snack made with gourmet, sustainably-sourced ingredients.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00 USD
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Endangered Native Habitats

Discover Hawaii’s remarkable wildlife on a full-day, small-group birdwatching tour into the Big Island’s Mauna Kea Forest Reserve. Travel on foot and by four-wheel drive as you explore dry forest and rainforest habitats that shelter the endangered palila honeycreeper, the Hawaii amakihi and the Hawaii ‘elepaio. Listen for the calls of endemic songbirds as you traverse an otherworldly lava trail, then follow a local, bird-loving guide along forest paths into the distinctive, high-elevation mamane-naio ecosystem.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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