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Swap resort life for camping, Hawaii style, on this 2-day Big Island adventure tour. Your guide takes you to some of the island's best spots including a top snorkeling area along the Waikoloa coast, the jet black sands of Punalu’u and your campsite in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the slopes of Kilauea volcano. All transportation and equipment is included in the Big Island adventure, and periodic stops are made for food as you circle the island in two days. 

Highlights

  • 2-day Big Island adventure from Kona or Waikoloa
  • Discover local marine life while snorkeling
  • Tour a Kona coffee plantation and savor coffee samples
  • Enjoy guided hikes to an ancient Hawaiian temple and through a lava tube and lush rainforest
  • Camp under a blanket of stars in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Learn about Hawaiian history and culture from your knowledgeable guide
  • Equipment and transportation included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Big Island Adventure: Snorkeling, Hiking and Volcanoes National Park Camping

Snorkeling off of Kona

This Big Island camping tour begins with a pickup from your Kona or Waikoloa hotel. You’ll start your 2-day journey with a visit to one of the island’s best snorkeling spots. Search for sea turtles, frolic with fish, and maybe spot eagle rays or dolphins. After you get out of the water, take a ride in your provided transportation to Kona’s forested uplands for coffee tastings.

Once freshly caffeinated, the adventure continues down the southwestern coast towards the southern tip of the island, where the jet black sands of Punalu’u Beach Park make a fine spot to find sea turtles resting on shore. From there, take an easy hike to an ancient heiau—or ancient Hawaiian temple—before a drive a drive back to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

After preparing for some volcano national park camping, you’ll travel by night to Halemaumau Crater and home to the volcano goddess, Pele, where an active lava lake pierces the sky with its bright, orange-hued glow. After a casual dinner (own expense) at a small, local restaurant, finish the day at your campsite under a blanket of stars.

On the second day of this Big Island adventure, you’ll travel to Thurston Lava Tube to literally walk through the Earth. Stroll inside a volcanic tunnel created by recent eruptions. Once the sunlight replaces your flashlight, it’s back in the car for the drive to Hilo and a look at the ancient Naha Stone—a relic reputed to have been lifted by King Kamehameha as a way of proving his strength. Next you'll travel to Rainbow Falls for a short walk into the rain forest, before driving back to the Waikoloa Coast for a final stroll down a white sand beach.

This 2-day camping adventure wraps up with a transfer back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Mary

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

It was great experience. The guide was knowledgable and informative. At time the guide wanted to adjust the itinerary which did not reflect some of the places on our list. We had to insist on doing them. The food was very poorly organised. Bare minimum provided. Very disappointed. Especially the evening meal we were initially advised that we can only order the side veggies and salad only. The tour information said all inclusive. This tour has great potential but the itinerary and food needs to be adjusted. Either the operator is pocketing the allowance or you need to just say meals are not supplied so customers are not disappointed!

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