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clock-o5 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Overview

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.
  • Explore the Big Island's top scenic sites and smoking volcanoes on this sightseeing shore excursion
  • Discover the lava tubes, smoking calderas and unique geology of Volcanoes National Park
  • Snap photos of the postcard-worthy Rainbow Falls
  • Admire more than 500 rare orchids, some worth $20,000 or more at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
  • Snack on tasty macadamia nut treats at a local farm
  • Scout for sea turtles on the gorgeous Richardson Black Sand Beach
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Spend the day enjoying an adventure in paradise during this 6-hour shore excursion exploring the giant volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, rare plants and tasty treats of the Big Island. If you’re looking for a great way to sample all the amazing scenery Hawaii has to offer, this is a great way to do it.
Start your trip from the Hilo Port in the morning, heading to Hilo for a glimpse of this historic town before moving on to Rainbow Falls, a picturesque waterfall that looks straight out of a movie. After Rainbow Falls, your adventure really kicks into high gear as you journey into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and up to the summit of its massive Kilauea Volcano.
You’ll have a chance to peer into the smoking expanse of this stark volcanic site before heading to the famous Thurston Lava Tube to walk through a volcanic cave. Before leaving the park, spend time at the Jaggar Museum, where you can learn the science and history behind this fascinating geological area.
Continue your day by stopping to view some of the Big Island’s most beautiful rare orchids at the Akatsuka Orchid Garden, where more than 500 of this gorgeous plants (some worth more than $20,000!) are on display. If you’re feeling hungry, have no fear because your next stop is at one of the state’s largest producers of macadamia nuts. Learn about the harvesting of these uniquely Hawaiian nuts, and then sample some tasty snacks or food such as sandwiches, hot dogs or coconut macadamia nut ice cream.
Cap off your epic Hawaiian adventure by stopping at Richardson Black Sand Beach. This unique dark-colored seashore is produced by the slow erosion of the local volcanic rock. Keep your eyes peeled on the beach for the resident sea turtles that like to hang out on shore. You’ll be returned back to the Hilo Port in the afternoon.

Itinerary

• Active Volcano- Kilauea Volcano
• Volcanoes National Park
• Visitor Center
• Walk through a Lava Tube
• Steam Vents and Sulfur Banks
• Overlook the massive caldera
• Kilauea Iki crater lookout
• See Rainbow Falls
• Tour a Macadamia Nut Farm
• Akatsuka Orchid Gardens 
• Stroll a Black Sand Beach

Reviews

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S
, Dec 2018

He took us to every place specified on the schedule and a bonus stop. He was sooo knowledgeable and polite which made the trip extra fun.The picture advertised however has nothing to do with the trip. It is not in your Tourguides control what’s open and what is not but Paul made sure we got to see as much as possible.The only con we have was do not mix people from a Cruise ship with people who stay on the big island. All they did was complain and worry they do not make it back in time to the cruise ship and want to rush around.

M
, Dec 2018

Very poor tourDon't waste your timeEven the black sand beach is a different one from the pictureActually it supposed to be one star only, but I gave another star because the guide was very nice

H
, May 2018

This was a once-in-a-lifetime tour since Kilauea was erupting and we experienced two earthquakes-- one 5.5 and the other an astounding 6.9 which lasted about 15 seconds. The Jagger Museum was closed and we only had a brief time at the Kilauea overlook before rangers closed the area and soon after the entire park. We enjoyed the visit to the Mauna Loa macadamia factory, the exotic orchid nursery and the beautiful black sand beach. Our guide was most concerned about our safety on this unpredictable day and on making sure that we had the tour we were expecting and he delivered on both counts.

p
, May 2018

Tour was unorganized from the beginning. Had Tourguide Chris who seemed to be confused and shared just a little information about the national park etc. Once you got to a spot he told the guests how much time they have, rush, take quick photo and get back in the van. Other tourguides guided the guests and shared so much information so we sometimes sticked to other tour guides during the stops just to gather information.
This tours was just hop ond hof off take picture tour with no cultural, emotional or informative character. Not worth the money. Maybe Chris was the wrong guide and other guide of same company would have done it better.

R
, Apr 2018

This tour was amazing!

k
, Feb 2018

The guide was excellent and very informative. The tour was well organized. The value was excellent

d
, Jan 2018

A very good tour.

G
, Jan 2018

Our guide was friendly and made the trip quite enjoyable.

C
, Dec 2017

We had the most wonderful time and our guide was so informative and caring of our needs. I have to say that all of our viator excursions were well worth the money. The efficiency with the transfers was exceptional. The guides were terrific. I would definitely recommend Viator
for any excursion you may be contemplating. They were so professional. Thank you for a fabulous experience.

J
, Dec 2017

This tour was excellent. Same as what the ship was providing except for a much better price. Our guide did a great job showing us part of his island and was proud of it's sights. We saw several views of the volcano, lava tube, national park visitor center, ocean park and beaches with black sand, orchid farm display and sales center, opportunity for lunch and snacks, etc. We are always pleased with Viator's offerings and this was no exception.


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