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Uncover the history and beauty of Hawaii on this 260-mile (418-km) bus tour of the Big Island’s most notable sights. Drop in at a Kona coffee plantation, see shimmering Kealakekua Bay, and witness the awesome power of Mother Nature at Volcanoes National Park.

Your adventure begins with a drive along the lava fields of the Kona coast to historic Kealakekua Bay, where British explorer Captain Cook first arrived in 1778. Learn about Kona’s rich volcanic soil and ideal climate conditions—fertile ground for coffee since 1840—and discover this legacy firsthand as you tour a coffee plantation.

Continue on to Volcanoes National Park, known locally as Pele’s Playground after the hot-tempered Hawaiian volcano goddess. Explore the exhibits at the Jagger Museum for a primer on the islands’ geology and natural history. Enjoy an optional lunch at the Volcano House Restaurant and marvel over the crater of Halema’uma’u before visiting the overlook that offers views of Kilauea—one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

From walking through the Thurston Lava Tube—a cave with stepped walls formed by flowing lava—to touring Big Island Candies—creator of the much-loved macadamia nut shortbread cookie—this tour offers a comprehensive circle of the best of the Big Island.

Uncover the history and beauty of Hawaii on this 260-mile (418-km) bus tour of the Big Island’s most notable sights. Drop in at a Kona coffee plantation, see shimmering Kealakekua Bay, and witness the awesome power of Mother Nature at Volcanoes National Park.

Your adventure begins with a drive along the lava fields of the Kona coast to historic Kealakekua Bay, where British explorer Captain Cook first arrived in 1778. Learn about Kona’s rich volcanic soil and ideal climate conditions—fertile ground for coffee since 1840—and discover this legacy firsthand as you tour a coffee plantation.

Continue on to Volcanoes National Park, known locally as Pele’s Playground after the hot-tempered Hawaiian volcano goddess. Explore the exhibits at the Jagger Museum for a primer on the islands’ geology and natural history. Enjoy an optional lunch at the Volcano House Restaurant and marvel over the crater of Halema’uma’u before visiting the overlook that offers views of Kilauea—one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

From walking through the Thurston Lava Tube—a cave with stepped walls formed by flowing lava—to touring Big Island Candies—creator of the much-loved macadamia nut shortbread cookie—this tour offers a comprehensive circle of the best of the Big Island.

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7:30 AM Grand Tour without Lunch

Duration 12h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$119.37

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7:30 AM Grand Tour with Lunch

Duration 12h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$153.25

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Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park

Activity/Location

Volcanoes National Park

Volcano

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Kailua-Kona

  • Hotel Pickup

    Keauhou

  • Hotel Pickup

    Waikoloa


Highlights

  • Tour of the Big Island's top attractions in a single day

  • Sights include Volcanoes National Park & Thurston Lava Tube

  • Chance to explore an authentic Kona coffee plantation

  • A visit to Big Island Candies for mac nut shortbread cookies

  • Lunch stop at Volcano House overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Big Island

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Kona hotels

  • Live tour commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Food and drink (unless lunch option is booked)


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they sit on a parent's lap.

  • If you have asthma or other respiratory problems, you should not participate.

  • If you are pregnant, you should carefully consider whether to participate, and you should avoid areas where fumes persist.

  • Tour stops vary as weather and lava-viewing conditions cannot be predicted in advance.

  • The sighting of active lava flows is not guaranteed.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Pickup is between 6 AM and 7:30 AM. You will receive confirmation of pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, HI United States