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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, 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.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD193.21
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USD193.21
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD116.37
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USD116.37
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

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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. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
From
USD109.00
From
USD109.00

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island

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If you find yourself scouring Big Island reviews for the best luau in Kona, be sure to check out the Island Breeze luau, located right downtown. This immensely popular Big Island luau features shows from around Polynesia, with performances ranging from Fijian war dances to traditional Hawaiian hula. The night is capped off by the heart-pounding action of the Samoan fire and knife show, and in addition to shopping for traditional crafts and receiving your own shell lei, you can feast on a filling Hawaiian buffet that’s paired with an open bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD119.66
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USD119.66

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD141.66
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USD141.66

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

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Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD173.77
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USD173.77

Kona Submarine Adventure and Island Breeze Luau

Kona Submarine Adventure and Island Breeze Luau

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Discover the Big Island's coral reefs and Polynesian cultures on with a Kona submarine adventure and a sunset luau at Island Breeze, a 5-hour combination tour. Slip beneath the surface in an Atlantis submarine, and get an up-close look at Hawaii’s thriving marine life at depths up to 100 feet (30 meters). Return to shore for a luau on the shore; experience a traditional lei greeting and imu ceremony, sip drinks from an open bar as you watch dances from across Polynesia, and sample island delicacies at a sumptuous buffet.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD234.00
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USD234.00

Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona

Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona

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Maximize your time on the Big Island thanks to this action-packed, full-day excursion covering more than a dozen top sights. Visit one of the world’s most active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcano National Park, taste the island’s best food products like macadamia nuts, coffee, and cookies, learn local history, and discover some of Hawaii’s best waterfalls and beaches.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD169.00
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USD169.00

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD139.00
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USD139.00

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD145.17
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USD145.17
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Big Island Tour Bundle: Get 5 Big Island Audio Tours

Big Island Tour Bundle: Get 5 Big Island Audio Tours

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Our Big Island mobile app features five audio tours and you'll get all of them when you purchase the Big Island Tour Bundle. Here’s what’s included in the Big Island Tour Bundle: - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour - Kona Big Kahuna Loop - North Island Jungle Adventure Loop - South Island Epic Coastal Journey - Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour Each tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to popular sites and local gems with stories and music along the way. The audio tours play automatically using your location to give you on-the-spot information. WHY SHAKA GUIDE? ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Big Island. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD21.32
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USD21.32
per group

Big Island Photo Tour: Hawaiian Sunset and Astrophotography

Big Island Photo Tour: Hawaiian Sunset and Astrophotography

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Capture astonishing landscapes through your camera lens on this photography tour of the Big Island. Depart in the afternoon for the Kohala Coast, with scenic photo stops at Lapakahi State Historical Park and Pololu Valley Lookout, to name a few. This guided adventure includes use of a tripod so you can focus on the enchanting sunset and twinkling stars of the night sky.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD197.39
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USD197.39
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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History and Culture Tour

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Sample the rich culture and history of Big Island life on this half-day shore excursion. Led by a local guide, make a stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a historic sanctuary for Hawaiian lawbreakers. Then, admire the three-dimensional paintings inside St. Benedict’s Church, and taste a flavorful cup of island caffeine as you learn how Kona coffee is processed. Complimentary port pickup and drop-off are included with your adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.77
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USD70.77

Oahu Day Trip: Battleship Tour Of Pearl Harbor From Big Island

Oahu Day Trip: Battleship Tour Of Pearl Harbor From Big Island

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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.
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  • 7 hours
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USD469.00
From
USD469.00

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

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Kailua-Kona is the capital of Hawaii’s Big Island and home to many historic and cultural sites. Take in some of the highlights on this tour, visiting three popular attractions. Enjoy a guided tour of the Greenwell Coffee Plantation including coffee tasting, visit the magnificent St Benedict’s Painted Church, and admire the scenery at the Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau) National park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD95.99
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USD95.99

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

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Explore the Hamakua Coast on this full-day tour from Kona. Drive the back roads with a guide behind the wheel, which lets you focus on the scenery instead of the road. View the highlands of Waimea, the coastal jungles of Hilo, and the coast of Hamakua on the scenic back roads you might not find on your own.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD174.36
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USD174.36

Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

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This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD189.29
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USD189.29
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South Island Tour

South Island Tour

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
per group
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USD80.00
per group

Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

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Make the most of your time on land on this guided Kona shore excursion timed to your ship's arrival and departure. Skip the worry of getting around as you travel in a small group along the northern edge of Hawaii's Big Island. Go from hot, dry Kona to lush, tropical rainforest, and through Parker Ranch (once the biggest ranch in the United States). Visit old cowboy towns, see two volcanoes, and visit Akaka and Kahuna Falls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD169.00
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USD169.00

Discover Legends of Rainbow Falls and Hike Volcanoes National Park

Discover Legends of Rainbow Falls and Hike Volcanoes National Park

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Immerse yourself in the local culture and history of Hawai'i! With the help of your local guide, some of the most intriguing places on the Big Island come to life with stories of their creation and ancient legends.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD151.00
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USD151.00
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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

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Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 14 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD122.86
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USD122.86

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

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The 2018 eruption wreaked havoc upon the subdivision of Leilani Estates. While there is currently no active surface lava on the island, the destruction is still evident here. You will hear first-hand accounts from real homeowners and see Fissure 8, the largest fissure from the eruption. We have exclusive access to visit 4 different properties destroyed in the eruption. A portion of our sales goes to those who tragically lost their homes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD190.00
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USD190.00
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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

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This private 9-hour adventure from the Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park is just the way to spend your time on the Big Island of Hawaii. With transportation taken care of for you, you can stop and see spots that strike an interest with you. See Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Richardson Ocean Park, Onomea Bay, Thurston Lava Tube, and the Volcanoes National Park. When booking, it’s easy to switch up this tour’s itinerary with a quick note to the tour operator, so you can have a day trip you’ve always dreamed of.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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USD1,544.98
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USD1,544.98
per group

Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

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Get a deeper experience of Kona than offered by most tours on this guided tour that focuses on the ancient capital's rich history and culture. Journey through the area while your guide shares tales from Hawaiian folklore and provides insight into religious practices and royal influences. See such landmarks as the Puuhonua O Honaunau archaeological complex, which includes temple platforms and royal fishponds, as well as Heiau temples and significant burial grounds that reveal the way the ancient Hawaiians lived.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD151.54
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USD151.54

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