• Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
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Stroll the black sand beaches in Hilo and feel the cool spray of Rainbow Falls on this full-day trip to the Big Island from Oahu. See an orchid valued at $20,000 USD at Akatsuka Gardens, and visit the UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you'll hike along the rim of a crater and step inside a lava tube. Admire the embers of the active Kilauea Volcano, then learn how macadamias are roasted at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory. Round-trip airfare and all on-island ground transportation are included.


  • Full-day guided trip to see the top sights of the Big Island of Hawaii, from Oahu
  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO site, and see Jaggar Museum, Kilauea Volcano, steam vents and more
  • Visit Hilo Bay Beachfront Park, hike to Rainbow Falls and tour Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
  • See the Japanese-style beauty of Liliuokalani Gardens and exotic blooms at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
  • Learn about the history and geology of the sights you visit from an informative guide
  • Round-trip coach-class air travel to the Big Island included
  • Upgrade to add pickup and drop-off from Waikiki hotels

What You Can Expect

Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park from Oahu

Big Island of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Oahu.
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Following pickup in the early morning from your Waikiki hotel (if option selected), head to the Honolulu airport to catch your flight bound for the Big Island. Spend the day learning about the geology and history of the island from your local guide while visiting attractions like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Gardens and Kilauea Volcano. See Itinerary section below for a detailed list of activities.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very informative and helpful guide. Appreciated his expertise and knowledge of the sights. It was unfortunate the weather was not favorable during the time at Volcano National Park.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

What an amazing day! The tour from start to finish was great. JT, our tour guide was friendly, actually hilarious, and very knowledgeable. As JT drove us around he gave us great tid bits about the area, the culture, the food etc. I would highly recommend this tour and JT as a guide.

Tat A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Had a great time. It was a little long since the pick up in Honolulu for the airport was 4:30 a.m. and did not get back to my hotel in Honolulu until close to 10:00 p.m. Hiwever,, it was worth it. The guide, Captain Rob, is so knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture, history, and volcanology. I learned a lot and the Big Island is so beautiful. It was worth the effort getting up so early in the morning for the tour,


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

took an early flight from Oahu. came back late. it was a great tour. saw the Air force One in the Airport. that was an extra treat


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Long but very rewarding day out. Loved it heaps

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Tour guide very knowledgeable park was amazing

Robyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The island of Hawaii is fascinating. Leroy, our tour guide, provided extensive information on the history, geography and flora and fauna of Hawaii as we drove around. No question went unanswered. The tour includes a black sand beach, Japanese gardens, Rainbow Falls, macadamia farm and orchid nursery before heading up to the Volcano National Park. There are a lot of stops within the park to see steam vents, lava tube and a range of craters before heading to the lookout to watch the glow from the active Kilauea volcano as the sun sets. It's a long tour, but really interesting.

Julie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

to see such amazing things

F Paul L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a very good trip. Very interesting and long day on the Big Island that was made very enjoyable by our driver Dennis
ok, so.... Volcano National Park was great, the rainforest was neat, the lava tubes were interesting, the macadamia nut plant was ok, and the other tourists on the bus were all very nice. Glad we did this trip and would highly recommend. Warning....its about 18 hours long so go to bed by 7 pm the night before...you'll be up at 3:30am and won't get back to your hotel until 10 pm. The only negative was that for this price they should include the rather mediocre lunch at Volcano House instead of charging 20 a person extra. Thought that was rather cheap...

Antoinette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Although it was a very early start, the tour definitely kept you awake. We hit so many different places and our guide was very informative and fun. I really felt like I had seen a good part of the island before we went home.

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