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Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park

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TRAVEL ADVISORY: Due to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is currently partially open. This tour is continuing to operate under a modified itinerary until further notice.

Infants under 2 years old are free when sitting on an adult's lap, but must be accounted for at the time of booking.
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Best of Big Island and Volcanoes National Park

Join us on this tour of magnificent Volcanoes National Park. This tour highlights some of the Big Island's most precious gems, such as rainforest waterfalls, orchids, black sand beaches, craters, lava tubes, and much more!

First pass through the historic town of Hilo and stop by a breathtaking 80 ft waterfall, Rainbow Falls. Then make your way to the summit of Kilauea volcano at the Volcanoes National Park, the most highly regarded and revered volcanic area on Earth. The park dramatically displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution - processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.

At the park, you will stop at the Visitor Center, see the highly acclaimed Jaggar Museum, and witness the spectacular Thurston Lava Tube, steam vents, sulfur banks, and fascinating scenic lookouts. No trip to Hawaii is complete without a trip to Volcanoes National Park.

Your next stop will be the Akatsuka Orchid Garden, which displays more than 500 orchids. Some are valued at more than $20,000 US! Hawaii is one of the largest producers of macadamia nuts, and you will get to drive through the orchard and visit the farm. Here you can see the production and taste many different types of flavored macadamia nuts.

The last stop is the Richardson Black Sand Beach, where sea turtles are usually spotted. The Black Sand Beach is a local favorite, and is a great way to see how the ocean and volcanoes make fine black sand. You will enjoy the spectacular views on your drive back to the port.

PLEASE NOTE: Please be assured that both Hilo and Kona remain largely unaffected by the current eruption of Kilauea volcano and that it is still safe to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii (Hawaii Island). The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is now open; however, this tour will continue to operate with a modified itinerary since there are still several areas blocked off on the eastern rift zone of the volcano.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A snack and bottled water is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing casual clothes, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light sweater or jacket as there might be cooler temperatures at the volcano park.
As there is minimum storage space all wheel chairs must be collapsible and must weigh less than 65 pounds. Infants under 2 years old are free when sitting on an adult's lap, but must be accounted for at the time of booking.
5 Stars5Based On 55 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsVOLCANOES AND MOREDecember 31, 2019

Reviewer: Pat Behan
Our main purpose for booking this excursion was visiting the National Park. It was exactly what we hoped for and very educational. Would have liked to visit an area where the lava travelled. Lots of stops including an orchid farm, black beach to view turtles and the mauna loa macadamia factory. Enjoyed the variety of nuts available. Staff there were very personable. Lunch was at a local version of Chipotle. Food was very good and although two tour buses arrived at the same time, the line moved quickly and we weren't rushed.

5 StarsHilo volcano parkDecember 17, 2019

Reviewer: Renu
We had a wonderful excursion to the park. Our driver/guide Chris was very knowledgeable and showed us sights we would never had gone to. Ideal tour for seniors.,

5 StarsGreat TourDecember 15, 2019

Reviewer: Lm
Tours covers all the key attractions of the tour. Great tour and good value. Well organized

5 StarsBig IslandDecember 10, 2019

Reviewer: Cindy Hausman
This was such a great way to spend the day.

5 StarsWow!December 03, 2019

Reviewer: Angela M Ackerly
Giovanni was our guide and he was excellent! The content of the tour was also incredible. Giovanni pointed out special points of interest at many locations and the perfect place for photos. Despite a couple who ignored time limits, Giovanni ensured we had adequate time at each stop! He shared relevant information and added interesting tidbits at each location. Midway through the tour, he had memorized all guest's names. This tour and the guide were one of the best during our vacation.

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