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Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History

  • Comprehensive overview of the Big Island in a single day
  • All transportation included, letting you focus on the scenery
  • Learn about the unique ecosystem from your guide's commentary
Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History
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Big Island in a Day: Waterfalls, Rainforest, Coffee Farm, History
From US$182.30

Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.

What to Expect

Start your day's adventure with pickup from your Waikoloa or Kona hotel in a comfortable tour vehicle, and then head out for the farther reaches of the Big Island. Be sure to bring good walking shoes and dress in layers, as the temperature can vary widely at different elevations. Enjoy traveling with a small group of fellow travelers, limited to just 13 people. 

Pass Parker Ranch and into Waimea, where the landscape changes, and take in views of the scenery instead of fussing about directions and logistics. Stop at Waipo Valley lookout for some photo ops and listen to your guide's narrative about King Kamehameha.

Wind down the Hamakua Coast toward Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls, two of the area's most beautiful. Stop for an included lunch in a shady spot before continuing on to Punalu'u State Park at sea level for a stroll along the black sand beach. On the way back to Kona, pass Kealakekua Bay and learn about the area's bloody battle history.

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Reviewed yesterday
tour guide of the year

We signed up for a tour of the volcano park with Wasabi International Tours. However it had been closed that day. Instead we got a tour of waterfalls and other things. Our guide, Kala Holiday, did an outstanding job of informing the group about the...More

1  Thank jgt82850
Reviewed 3 days ago
Big island Tour, awesome landmarks and a great tour guide

Dreu B was an awesome tour guide and knew everything about the big island and other islands as well. Around every corner he pointed something out and taught me so many facts about the island and about the history it was great. The views and...More

1  Thank Drew D
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic Tour!

We had a picture perfect day around the entire island! Dreu was a great tour guide and perfect for our kids (ages 17, 14, 13) to learn about the history of Hawaii! Totally worth it, especially the detour to the Botanical Gardens due to the...More

1  Thank Debra D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous Tour

Since the National Volcano Park was closed, we went to a coffee farm, then over to see water falls, through Hilo, drove and stopped through the Waipio Valley. We were provided a picnic lunch at one of the waterfalls and later had dinner at Roy's....More

2  Thank mariasmall2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What are they doing in this tour instead, now the volcanos national park is closed ? Is the tour keep going ?More

5  Thank Bianca P
wasabitourshawaii, General Manager at Wasabi Tours Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Bianca, Due to the anticipated closure of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park We will be running our Big Island in One Day Tour also known as Circle Island Tour as the itinerary below, Greenwell Coffee Farm Punalu`u bakery Punalu`u black sand beach Akatsuka Orchid Gardens...More

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Monique G
20 June 2018|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Sorry, there won't be opportunity to swim on this tour. Our Waipio Valley and Waterfall Tours allows you to swim at a private waterfall weather permitting. I hope this answers your question.
Matthew B
9 June 2018|
Response from wasabitourshawaii | Property representative |
Unfortunately this tour is not compatible with Norwegian cruise ship schedule. Our Historic Kona and Farm Tour from Kona is perfect for cruise ship guests.
29 May 2018|
Response from hongtrev |
Hawaii island is the biggest and youngest,you can go to the Hilo side where the erupting volcano located,or the Kona side where the water is very clear,good for snokerling and of course their famous coffee
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