Maximize your time on the Big Island thanks to this action-packed, 11-hour 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.
- Sample the best of the Big Island on this full-day 'Grand Circle' tour
- Maximize your time in Hawaii by exploring more than a dozen attractions in one day
- Discover the lava and geology of the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Taste local delicacies like Kona coffee, macadamia nuts and specialty cookies
- Enjoy scenery covering everything from ocean views to volcanoes to waterfalls and black-sand beaches
- Includes entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport
Receive a pickup from your Big Island hotel in the morning, before proceeding on a full-day exploration of some of Hawaii’s top natural, historical and food-themed attractions. Feel like you’re walking on the moon during a trip through the otherworldly Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll also learn about the island’s geological history at the Jaggar Museum.
You’ll also enjoy some of the Big Island’s most spectacular scenery during stops along the Hamakua Coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach and at Rainbow Falls State Park. In addition, a variety of food-themed visits to Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm, Big Island Candies and Kona Coffee Plantations will help you get a taste for the island’s many tasty treats.
For a full list of the day’s activities, please read the itinerary details below.
• Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm: a spacious setting featuring Hawaiian-grown macadamia nuts, gourmet coffee & island specialty items.
• Parker Ranch: one of the oldest ranches in the US and one of the largest cattle ranches in the nation.
• Hamakua Coast: home to lush tropical rain forests, beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking coastline views.
• Rainbow Falls State Park: the falls cascade 80 feet over a lava cave and where rainbows are often seen.
• Big Island Candies: a true taste of the islands that include the world-renowned chocolate dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookie.
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: home to one of the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, along with lava tubes, volcanic craters and more.
• Jaggar Museum and Hawaii Volcano Observatory: discover volcanology, geologic displays and see how authorities monitor Hawaii's active volcanoes
• Volcanic Steam Vents: witness the steam coming out of the cracks in the ground in a grassy field.
• Crater Rim Drive: experience the extreme as you take a drive around Kilauea’s caldera from the rain forest to the desert-like surroundings.
• Fern Tree Jungle: take in the beauty of the various ferns plants and trees in the unspoiled environment as it must have looked to the ancient Hawaiians.
• Kilauea Iki Overlook Crater: one of the most spectacular view in the entire park is from this 400-foot (120-meter) high crater.
• Thurston Lava Tube: experience walking through a 500-year-old lava tube where molten lava once flowed, exiting into a lush tropical rainforest.
• Punaluu Black Sand Beach: this famous picturesque black sand beach is an unforgettable site where 'Honu' (Hawaiian sea turtles) often enjoy the sun.
• Kona Coffee Plantations: behold the panoramic farms growing the highly sought after and exclusively-grown gourmet Kona coffee beans.
• Kealeakekua Bay Overlook: take in the panoramic views of the bay where the first westerner, Captain James Cook, landed on the Hawaiian Islands.
• Kailua-Kona: discover the first capital after King Kamehameha I unified the islands, and once home to many Hawaiian 'Ali`I' (royalty).