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Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park from Oahu

From US$481.29
  • Full-day, jet-setting, guided excursion to Big Island from Oahu
  • Guided hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and more 
  • Airfare, ground transpiration included (upgrade for hotel pickup)
Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park from Oahu
From US$481.29
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Tour with Lunch
Includes roundtrip airfare on Hawaiian Airlines, park admission and roundtrip hotel transportation + lunch at Volcano House restaurant
From US$516.57
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Includes roundtrip airfare on Hawaiian Airlines, park admission and roundtrip hotel transportation
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Fly from Oahu to see the wonders of the Big Island. This jet-setting day-trip with airfare and transpiration included stops at the black sand beaches of Hilo, Rainbow falls, and Akatsuka Gardens, home of a $20,000 orchid. Hike along a crater’s edge in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube. Tour the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and more before flying back to the departure point.

What to Expect

Catch an early morning ride from Waikiki, Oahu to the Honolulu Airport and then fly to Big Island. After landing, begin with a guided tour of the 30-acre (12-hectare), Japanese Gardens at Hilo’s Liliuokalani Gardens. Next, visit the black sand beaches stretching 3,000-feet (914-metres) along Hilo Bay Beachfront Park. At Wailuku River State Park, follow your guide through a tropical forest to 80-foot (24-metre) Rainbow Falls. After, visit Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and learn the art of harvesting and roasting. In the mountains, walk the greenhouses of the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens where 1,000 plants flourish including an orchid valued at $20,000. Finally, hike along a crater rim in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visit the massive Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot (183-meter) cylinder of centuries-old lava; and see active red lava in the landscape at dusk (sunset time permitting). Fly back to Oahu to your drop-off point at night.

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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great trip

It was a long day travelling by bus but it was worth it. You see multiple lava tubes created by lava, it is quite cold like a rain forest at the top near the crater. There is a restaurant that over looks the crater and...More

Thank ronaldjamesp2017
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile
Awesome Trip!

We booked this trip through our hotel. Let me first say, this is a long day trip! We were at the airport by 5am and got back to the airport around 9:30pm. We have a 14 year old and 8 year old and they were...More

4  Thank unojo
Reviewed 17 March 2018
Long day from Honolulu

3 30 am pick up from our hotel, then flights to the Big Island where we were met by our driver for the day. The driver was very informative and unfortunately, we can not remember his name but he gets 5 stars for making it...More

6  Thank Triumphstreet
Reviewed 13 March 2018
A great way to visit Volcanoes National Park from Honolulu (but read the small print)

This tour was very good (but see my comment below about logistics to help you find the tour and the return shuttle). We wanted a day trip from Honolulu that emphasized Volcano National Park and this was perfect. With an early morning flight and a...More

12  Thank dixiedorena
KainaluK, Manager at Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We’re so happy that you enjoyed your tour! Mahalo for your feedback!

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Volcanic orange glow at night

The park is like nothing else, all black ground/rock. It is eerie but pretty. The visitor center is well done. We had a good time in spite of the torrential rain all day-long. Unfortunately, the rain and fog hampered the viewing of the glowing volcano...More

2  Thank 896jeannes
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Jonathan A
7 May 2018|
Response from Roger S |
Almost certainly the trips will still be running. The big island is expansive and many options to view volcano without being too close or in danger. Some eruptions have been ongoing for years.
3 April 2018|
Response from Triumphstreet | Reviewed this property |
I think one is the whole island and the other is just parts but I am not certain