Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of the Big Island during this flexible-length trip that offers access to some of Hawaii’s massive volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls. It’s the perfect way to add a little adventure to your time on this unique island.
Receive your pickup from the Port of Hilo or Hilo-side island hotels, continuing first through downtown Hilo and nearby Liliuokalani Gardens. Admire the beautiful scenery as you learn about the city history and the destructive tsunamis that have shaped its development. Head next to Rainbow Falls, one of the Big Island’s most scenic waterfalls, where you can snap a few photos.
Getting hungry? It’s a good thing, because your next stop is Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Orchard, offering 12 different flavor varieties of this iconic Hawaiian snack. If you want to eat a full meal, sandwiches are available for purchase. Make sure to save room for some macadamia nut-flavored ice cream, paired with flavors like mango and coconut.
Make a brief stop at Akatsuka orchid gardens to check out some of these beautiful flowers before heading to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll enjoy a trek through the rainforest and through the middle of the Thurston Lava Tube near Kilauea Volcano. Finish the day by checking out Jaggar Museum alongside the volcano’s caldera (cauldron), where you’ll literally be able to feel the warmth rising off this amazing volcano.