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Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

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This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.10
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$180.10
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.34
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$153.34

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

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Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.77
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$173.77
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 5 days
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$29.99
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$29.99
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group

Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group

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Get an intimate experience of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in this full-day small-group guided tour that is fully focused on Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In a small group of no more than six people, go directly from your hotel to Kilauea, traveling past rainforest, lava flows, and pit craters, to explore its diverse landscapes, from the summit to shore. Your day ends watching Kilauea’s lava lake glow red against the evening sky.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.14
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$180.14
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
per group
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$14.99
per group

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

Heavenly Hamakua: From Kona

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Explore the Hamakua Coast on this full-day tour from Kona. Drive the back roads with a guide behind the wheel, which lets you focus on the scenery instead of the road. View the highlands of Waimea, the coastal jungles of Hilo, and the coast of Hamakua on the scenic back roads you might not find on your own.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.14
From
$180.14
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

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When your ship docks in Hilo, use your time in port to get acquainted with Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Embark on a tour through the Nanawale Rainforest, a lush, tropical landscape in the Eastern Rift Zone. Explore lava caves; stroll along the most recently formed black-sand beaches; feel the warmth from volcanic hot pools, and discover Rainbow Falls. Travel trough Hawaiian back roads and discover the destructive path of the volcano's most recent eruption. Round-trip transport from the port or hotel is included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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$133.34

South Island Tour

South Island Tour

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
per group
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$80.00
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Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

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The 2018 eruption wreaked havoc upon the subdivision of Leilani Estates. While there is currently no active surface lava on the island, the destruction is still evident here. You will hear first-hand accounts from real homeowners and see Fissure 8, the largest fissure from the eruption. We have exclusive access to visit 4 different properties destroyed in the eruption. A portion of our sales goes to those who tragically lost their homes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

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Get a deeper experience of Kona than offered by most tours on this guided tour that focuses on the ancient capital's rich history and culture. Journey through the area while your guide shares tales from Hawaiian folklore and provides insight into religious practices and royal influences. See such landmarks as the Puuhonua O Honaunau archaeological complex, which includes temple platforms and royal fishponds, as well as Heiau temples and significant burial grounds that reveal the way the ancient Hawaiians lived.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.54
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$151.54

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

Kona History Tour, Place of Refuge, Coffee Plantation & Painted Church

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Kailua-Kona is the capital of Hawaii’s Big Island and home to many historic and cultural sites. Take in some of the highlights on this tour, visiting three popular attractions. Enjoy a guided tour of the Greenwell Coffee Plantation including coffee tasting, visit the magnificent St Benedict’s Painted Church, and admire the scenery at the Place of Refuge (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau) National park.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.99
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$95.99
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Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Lava Excursion with Epic Lunch & Bakery Stops

Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Lava Excursion with Epic Lunch & Bakery Stops

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*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and for private tours! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a local guide. On this epic tour, you will see the major sites like the volcano, lava tube, and waterfall. You'll also enjoy lunch at an awesome lunch place and visit our beautiful Carlsmith Beach Park to scout for turtles and whales - all in one day - a rare find! As you're guided by our light-hearted, and knowledgeable local guide, you'll hear about daily living in Hawai'i and Hawaiian customs. You will be delighted with local snacks during the tour (the snacks are free), and we stop at the best place for lunch plus at a delicious bakery where we point out local favorites. Delicious and interesting! After that, we will go to a beautiful beach for spotting fish, turtles, and even humpback whales when in season! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.95
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$169.95
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

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Aloha Kayak Co. exclusive tour permit to launch and land on both sides of the bay has a limit of 12 guests per guided tour. We are permitted for 2 tours daily, one afternoon, and one morning. Once on the water at one of the most pristine kayaking locations in the world, you will visit a protected Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) while being narrated about the history and culture of the area. Along the way to our destination you will have the opportunity to see clear blue waters, Ancient Hawaiian Temples, Burial Caves, Towering Sea Cliffs and watch the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins play and rest in their natural habitat. We will spend time exploring the Captain Cook Monument snorkel area, snorkeling one of the most pristine coral shelves in the world, abundant with wildlife and breathtaking underwater landscapes.We will visit the monument and walk trails with historical sites all around us.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.87
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$161.87
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Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii on a private, guided, full-day adventure. Customize the itinerary to fit into any preferred interests or schedule. Climb aboard a spacious, air-conditioned, 15-passenger van to see the sites from Hilo, Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala. Check out everything from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to waterfalls, botanical gardens or a Kona gourmet coffee tasting. Not sure where to go or what to see? Ask the guide for expert recommendations. A hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,214.12
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$1,214.12
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Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

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Come with us as we explore the fascinating volcanic landscape looping around the southern coast of the Big Island! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this amazing island! Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
per group
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$14.99
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Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour

Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour

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Go on a short drive around the Big Island's Kohala Coast. See the beautiful green coastline, through tree-lined rolling hills, and down the scenic Kohala Mountain road towards Waimea Town. Shaka Guide is your local guide with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a ton of fun stories. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii. Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads!! Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
per group
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$14.99
per group

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

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Shaka Guide's driving tour app works like a tour guide in your car! On this tour drive along beautiful green coastlines, through tropical jungle roads, and go star gazing on the tallest mountain in the world. We've done our research so you will not miss a thing! Just sit back and listen to fun stories along the way. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
per group
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$14.99
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Full-Day Coffee Farm and Hawaii Volcanoes Tour from Kona

Full-Day Coffee Farm and Hawaii Volcanoes Tour from Kona

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Visit a Kona Coffee Farm, explore the best sites at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Punalu'e Black Sand Beach. Deli Style lunch is included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.13
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$270.13
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Circle Island Tour

Circle Island Tour

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
per group
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$80.00
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Kohala Tour (North Island)

Kohala Tour (North Island)

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Our flexibility and accommodating style set Anuenue Rainbow Tours apart. We tailor each tour to the desires of the group – where we go and how long we stay at any stop along the way is up to you. (We've listed only typical attractions and times spent at each; we happily accommodate what you want to do.) Your attentive tour guide will point out features along the way and delight you with her knowledge of local culture and history. Your guide is a 38-year resident of the island with a degree in Hawai'ian culture and history, a passion for sharing her love of the island, a great sense of adventure, and an abiding aloha spirit. Our air-conditioned Honda Odyssey comfortably accommodates 2 to 7 guests as we traverse the beautiful Island of Hawai’i and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this incomparable tropical paradise. We are committed to delivering an excellent customer experience! PLEASE NOTE: Your $75 payment through Trip Advisor covers the 1st hour ONLY, as time is flexible.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Private Kona from Coffee to Culture Mercedes Tour

Private Kona from Coffee to Culture Mercedes Tour

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Tour the Big Island in style aboard a high-end Mercedes van during this 5-hour private VIP sightseeing trip covering the island’s history, wildlife and famous Kona coffee. Grab 11 friends, family or coworkers for a trip inside this luxury vehicle, making your first stop at Greenwell Farms, one of Hawaii’s oldest coffee plantations. You’ll also get a dose of Hawaiian history at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, learn about the Hawaiian voyages of Captain Cook and observe Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at a nearby lagoon. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 5 hours
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$999.00
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$999.00
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Waterfall, Bayfront, Local Beer/Rum Tasting & a Local Cooking Class!

Waterfall, Bayfront, Local Beer/Rum Tasting & a Local Cooking Class!

*A cruise ship friendly experience. Contact us with questions and for private experiences! This rare experience includes: - visiting a waterfall - a driving tour of the Banyan Drive and Bayfront areas in Hilo - a local comfort food cooking class - PLUS a locally sourced beer & rum tasting! Come enjoy a fun & easy cooking experience alongside fellow travelers. 3 main dishes (musubi, loco moco & chicken katsu), 3 sides, dessert + beer and rum tasting + a glass of beer, a rum cocktail, or soda Guests most love this experience for: It’s Hawaiian history and culture Being able to ask a local questions you wouldn't want to bring up to a stranger Learning how to eat like a local Making new friends Discovering new recipes Cooking these things for friends & family when you go home Eating delicious food and plenty of it Getting to try locally sourced rum & beer Seeing the beautiful Rainbow Falls Insights into the top things to do while in the area!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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$86.00
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