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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.
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are on inclines. 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 40 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsVolcanoSeptember 25, 2019

Reviewer: Kathleen M Brockliss
Excellent driver. Full of local information very circumspect

5 StarsTour guides make the difference July 15, 2019

Reviewer: Sheryl Campbell
Tina was an excellent guide who took us to see the most recent lava flow. She has so much knowledge of the history and the area. The sights were amazing.

5 Starsrxcellent guide, wonderful memoriesJuly 15, 2019

Reviewer: Lee Stout
Dre was a great guide, funny, knowledgable, and considerate. We enjoyed all of the stops, never felt rushed and liked that he rearranged the tour to try and avoid the rain as much as possible. His explanation of the eruptions of last year and before at the NP visitor center was very well done and helped us understand the current state of the volcanic activity.

5 StarsBig islandJune 27, 2019

Reviewer: Pam
What started as a horrible tour on a bus with no air conditioning and not enough seats, turned into the best tour of all when Paul was brought in to save the day. We got a small van with a total of 8 people, with the old school tour guide. What fun we had! This turned out to be the best tour we had!

5 StarsAbsolutely the Best !!June 23, 2019

Reviewer: Caroline Bottazzi
This tour was fabulous! From the moment we were greeted by our tour guide Dre, we knew that we were in for an adventure. We were taught all about the Hilo side of the big island in an informative and entertaining way. Each stop was more beautiful than the last and the tour of Volcanoes National Park just one of the highlights. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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