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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.
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5 StarsAmazing Tour Guide!December 01, 2019

Reviewer: Nancy McClelland
This was our first trip to the Big Island! Giovanni, brought his personal touch to this tour. He took us to incredible places and his history of this island was amazing! A must do on the Big Island!

5 StarsBest of Big Island and Volcanoes National ParkNovember 27, 2019

Reviewer: Dianne Diffin
The excursion was great. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the island and made our tour very interesting and enjoyable. The Kilauea volcano, Rainbow Falls lookout, botanical garden filled with orchids, black sand beach and Dole Pineapple Plantation were wonderful places to visit. I would highly recommend this excursion.

5 Starsgreat overview tour November 12, 2019

Reviewer: suzanne
Great overview tour. Although there is no longer any active lava to be viewed, still worthwhile visiting there, and this tour included many other great stops we would not have found on our own. Tour guide Giovanni was excellent. He lost his home to the 2018 volcanic flow so he was able to add a lot of personal insight to volcanic impacts in Hawaii.

5 StarsExcellentNovember 09, 2019

Reviewer: Georgia
Excellent, well organized tour with very friendly, knowledgeable, capable guide.

4 StarsImpressive tour.November 08, 2019

Reviewer: Karl Graef
The guide tried to give a lot of information. It was a pity, that a big part of the vulcanoe park could not be visited. The visit of an orchid garden and a nut farm was less interesting.

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