Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes Waterfalls Sightseeing and History

11 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket


This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.


  • Small Group Tour Lead by a Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van Transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kohala Coast, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Pick up guests from resorts along the Kohala Coast while enjoying a narrated tour with unique landscape and scenic view.

Pass By: Kailua Pier, 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612

Drive through the historic Downtown Kona, home to the summer palace of Hawaiian royalty and oldest church in Hawaii.

Stop At: Bay View Farm, 83-5249 Painted Church Rd, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8316

Take a tour of this Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee and Tea.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Punalu'u Black Sand beach, Highway 11, Pahala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96777

Dip your toes in the sand at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and scan the horizon for green sea turtles on the shore

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

Explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, the Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts, past lava flow sites, and take a short hike along crater rim trail and lava tube.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718

Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal inside look at Hawaii, as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Hilo, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Drive through historical Downtown Hilo, the largest city on the island.

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

This 80-foot falls plunges over a natural lava cave and into the Wailuku River below. On a sunny day, rainbows appear in the mist of the falls, making for a magical view.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park, End of Akaka Falls Road Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96728

This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the center of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii, HI

The views stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of lush cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Parker Ranch, 66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7503

Driver through the scenic green pasture of Parker Ranch, home of the Hawaiian cowboys and one of the largest ranches in the US.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed to participate
  • This tour only departs from Kailua Kona and Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Not recommend for travelers require walkers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

This was 100% the best way to see the island and an incredible experience. It’s a long day but so worth it. We had some terrible weather so some of the sights had to be missed by Derek still made it amazing. He was so knowledgable and it made the trip even better. I could not recommend it enough

May 2022

Our first trip to the Big Island, we wanted to see the Volcano but didn’t want to drive on new roads at night. First tour my husband and I have ever done together, we loved it. Dreu Basaldua was our tour guide and he was wonderful, we think it’s a great tour company and would highly recommend it.

May 2022

We were so happy that we booked this. We are spending most of our time in Hawaii on Oahu but still wanted to see what Big Island has to offer. It is a very long day. I def wouldn't recommend it for children. But we saw so many beautiful places and learned SO MUCH about the island from our guide K...

May 2022

Our tour guide David was amazing! He shared his knowledge and his enthusiasm for the island! His focus was always on the pleasure of the people on the tour. Even though we all voted to end our tour early because of the crazy rainfall, I don’t feel like we missed out on anything because we saw and...

May 2022

Tyler was our Guide. Tons of information....great stories....lots of stops and photo ops well as plenty of bathroom breaks for everyone. Highly recommend this tour and Tyler as your Guide. We loved it. It's a long day so be prepared. They provided rain gear but bring your own as it wet ...

Jim S
May 2022

Wasabi tour with our fantastic guide was the best 300 mile trip I have ever taken . Kurt Bell did a very entertaining and informative narrative of this beautiful Island and people. I rate it 5 lava rocks worthy .

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