• Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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On this tour from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll experience some of the Big Island’s best sights in a small group capped at 10 people. In addition to stopping at Punalu’u Beach Park to walk down a black-sand beach, you’ll have the chance to sip Kona coffee on the plantation right where it’s grown, as well as hike through a lava tube that was formed by Kilauea volcano. What’s more, you'll receive an iPad to use on the tour. Use it for photos, videos, and info, as well as playing games or watching movies while traveling between the sites.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikaloa
  • See turtles basking on the black sand of Punaluu Beach
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee
  • Hike through a lava tube and see red-hot lava glowing at night!
  • Use the iPad to see high-def photos and videos and learn background information on the sites you visit, plus play games and listen to music in the car
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

iPads Used to Enhance the Tour

This Kona volcano tour begins at your hotel in either Kona or Waikoloa, where you’ll board a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the journey to Kilauea volcano. 

Along the way you’ll stop at the 'coffee belt' in the cool uplands above Kona, and enjoy a cup of Kona coffee on a plantation right where it’s grown. Enjoy a light snack in the cool mountain air, and, if you’d like to pick up some coffee for home or gifts to bring back from Hawaii, buying the coffee straight from the source is a great way to help local farmers. 

The tour continues around the south end of the island, where you’ll next stop at Punalu’u Beach Park for a walk down the black-sand beach. This scenic spot on the southeastern shore is known for its Hawaiian green sea turtles, which will occasionally haul out and sun on the sands or bask in the shade of a palm. 

Upon reaching Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, follow your guide on a short hike through a cavernous, naturally formed lava tube, which is created by the swelling and eventual cooling of an underground river of lava. When you approach the rim of Halema’uma’u Crater, you can see the steam as it rises from the Earth and the hiss of volcanic gas, and as the sunlight slowly fades into night, the crater emits an orange glow from the lava lake deep down inside. Since the temperature toward the volcano’s summit can be a bit chilly at night, you’ll enjoy a warm dinner of tasty soup that’s served with bread and then dessert. 

Throughout this Kona volcano tour, every traveler will have use of an iPad for reading more info about the sights, as well as scouring photos and videos or playing games in the car. 

Finally, at the end of the fascinating Big Island adventure, you’ll return to your Kona or Waikoloa hotel.

Customer Reviews

Dianna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was the best tour I have been on. Great day with a wonderful guide Preston.

Amy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My daughter and I loved this tour. Our tour guide Dominic was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was good, especially the lunch at a bakery. Seeing the glow of the volcano lava at night was amazing! As was the lava tube.

Trissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We have 2 kids age 14 and 8. Everyone enjoyed this excursion. Highlight of our trip! Katie was on point with snacks, drinks and hospitality. Amazing experience! I researched lots of trips and this one exceeded our expectations.

Sandra O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

this tour was very interesting and fun made even better by your tour guide Katie who shared lots of information and history
of the Island. Having Katie do the driving on the narrow roads was a blessing especially after dark coming home from the volcano.
Visiting the wide variety of activities kept the entire family from teenagers to grandmother entertained.

2canuks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Terrific tour, facilitated by an accommodating, knowledgeable guide. Photo opportunities unparalleled.

Lea K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Amazing tour. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to see the volcano up close and personal. I thought our tour guide was highly professional and interesting.

scc7650

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour. Guide Katie was excellent. Very friendly and informative. Lots of walking and a very long day but totally enjoyed it.

KOK YIN C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Highly recommended Tour !!
Our family had a great time and we are glad to have Dominik as our guide. He is very knowledgable, caring, attentive to our individual needs and always take the extra effort to ensure we are having a good time.

Shaun B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

this trip was incredible. everything was great.

Judi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

John was a wonderful and funny tour guide!

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