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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.72
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$193.72
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.37
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$116.37
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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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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.99
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$195.99
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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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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.99
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$229.99
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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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Discover Kamehameha's Birthplace & Plantation Village Tour (Kona, HI Day Tour)

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Discover Kamehameha's Birthplace & Plantation Village Tour (Kona, HI Day Tour)

Highlights: *Visit an old plantation village. *Learn about Kamehameha the great and where he grew up. *See one of the most scenic points on the Big Island at Polulu Valley lookout and the upper Kohala Road. Enjoy the day learning about Kamehameha the Great. Visit the site near his birthplace and enjoy some of the most beautiful places in Kohala and Kona districts. Drive to an old plantation village. Wander the beautiful shops and enjoy a delicious warm malasada or Hawaiian shave ice. Afterward, we drive to the birthplace of Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea later known as Kamehameha the Great. Take a scenic drive to the most northern point of the big island. Enjoy the majestic views. For more breathtaking scenes of this amazing island, we drive through Paniolo Country. Waimea, was the largest ranch in the U.S. Learn about the Hawaiian Cowboys (Paniolo's) and how they rounded up the cattle and put them on the ships. Contact us for a Private Tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.00
$220.00
$44.00 savings
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$220.00
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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
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$14.99
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Best Of Oahu: Private Tour with Movie and Boat Tour USS Arizona Memorial

Best Of Oahu: Private Tour with Movie and Boat Tour USS Arizona Memorial

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Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s most popular historic destination with this private excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center with complimentary tickets and a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Learn about the events of December 7, 1941, then head to the USS Arizona Memorial, the once-sunken battleship that became the final resting place for more than 1,000 sailors who were killed in the attack.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,422.88
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$1,422.88
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Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue SUP Adventure

Wailoa River to King Kamehameha Statue SUP Adventure

This is a great adventure for the entire family. The river has a calm serene feeling of feeling as if you stepped back in time. The views of historic Wailoa Boat harbor, Dragon Bridge King Kamehameha Statue, and the Banyan trees is something you do not want to miss. Extend your adventure with our Historic Hilo Bay and Coconut Island tour. (Book separately)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.80
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$100.80
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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
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$80.00
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Big Island - Kona Big Kahuna GPS Driving Tour

Big Island - Kona Big Kahuna GPS Driving Tour

A fun bite-sized loop tour that begins in North Kona and takes you down south to Puuhonua and back! Hear cool stories about King Kamehameha, Captain Cook, and the sacred rituals of ancient Hawaii. 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
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$14.99
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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

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This private 9-hour adventure from the Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park is just the way to spend your time on the Big Island of Hawaii. With transportation taken care of for you, you can stop and see spots that strike an interest with you. See Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Richardson Ocean Park, Onomea Bay, Thurston Lava Tube, and the Volcanoes National Park. When booking, it’s easy to switch up this tour’s itinerary with a quick note to the tour operator, so you can have a day trip you’ve always dreamed of.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,699.00
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$1,699.00
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Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

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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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$152.00
$190.00
$38.00 savings
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Остров Вулканов — Обзорная Экскурсия на Большой Остров Гавайи

Остров Вулканов — Обзорная Экскурсия на Большой Остров Гавайи

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ЭКСКУРСИЯ ПО БОЛЬШОМУ ОСТРОВУ ГАВАЙИ — ОСТРОВУ ВУЛКАНОВ Мы увидим аллею баньянов в парке Лилиокалани и Радужный водопад. Побываем на уникальном и неповторимом чёрно-песчаном пляже, понаблюдаем за большими морскими черепахами. Совершим прогулку через джунгли к водопадам Акака и Кахуна, и посетим плантации орхидей. Посетим Гавайский национальный парк вулканов, пройдёмся по подземному тоннелю Thurston Lava Tube, сфотографируемся на фоне панорамной кальдеры — Килауэа и извергающегось дымом и огнём кратера Халэмаумау. Посетим родники пара, побываем в Old Volcano House hotel и проведаем музей вулканологии имени Томаса Джагера. Bозвратимся вечером на корабль или в отель в Хило. Ярчайшие незабываемые впечатления на всю жизнь!
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  • 9 hours
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$192.83
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Kona Day Tour Hawaii

Kona Day Tour Hawaii

Come and join us and hear all the beautiful stories of the Hawaiian people. Learn about Coffee growing in Hawaii at the Living History Coffee Farm and walk through Ancient Hawaii at the City of Refuge. Visit the Captain Cook monument. Learn history of the island that no other tour companies are offering.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Battle Between Christianity and Traditional Kapu (Kona, Hawaii)

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Battle Between Christianity and Traditional Kapu (Kona, Hawaii)

This tour takes you on the journey of the Kapu system of Hawaii to the induction of Christianity. Where each way of life is explored through the eyes of the Hawaiian People. Learn about the civil war that took place as both sides fought for what they believed in and for their God. Highlights * The Battle of Kuamo'o * Mamalahoa Trail (Kings Highway) * Inside look of the Ancient Hawaiian Kapu system * Early Catholic presence. * Story of Christianity as told by the Hawaiians (pros and cons) * How Kapu and Christianity work together today with Mālama kō aloha. Visit several heiau's, a very special Catholic Church, and end learning about this great battle at the entrance of this sacred land. Hear the stories of this great battle that are retold through oral history to many of our drivers. Learn why that Ku the God of War is blindfolded during certain times of the year. This is truly a one of a kind tour. Some hiking is required.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.00
$285.00
$57.00 savings
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$228.00
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$57.00 savings
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2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

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During this tour you will be provided with an intimate and unique experience told through the voices and faces of people who lived through and witnessed the 2018 Lower East Rift Zone eruption. This is a unique and one of kind experience that is not available anywhere else. We will drive you to each of the four different properties to explore with a guided tour. You will learn about the 2018 eruption, the history of each property and the opportunity to ask questions of the owners who witnessed the eruption first hand. Each property has its own story along with providing special features and views. One of a kind views and and experiences Walk thru a fissure 200 degree steam vents Walk over still steaming cracks Walk around the remnants of a burned down home from the eruption. Views of several of the fissures Sights, sounds and smells of a recent eruption. A yard with huge cracks all across it. Stories from firsthand accounts of people who lived through and witnessed the eruption.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.55
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$145.55
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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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Private VAN Tour Hilo

Private VAN Tour Hilo

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Experience your own perfect Hawaiian adventure with a private, 7-hour tour that’s totally customizable. Explore the rugged coastline of the Puna District, or enjoy the sun while strolling a black sand beach. Take in the views from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, feel the spray from the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls, then watch the ground drop away on the Waipio Valley Lookout. Work with your experienced guide to create the perfect itinerary for your interests, and enjoy the island at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,093.19
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$2,093.19

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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Hilo Private Tour : Visit the Most Recent Volcano Eruption

Hilo Private Tour : Visit the Most Recent Volcano Eruption

Private tour. Go when you want and come back when you want. Perfect for guests who want to have a day of their own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,995.99
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Big Island of Hawaii

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
"Awana was great! Very knowledgeable tour guide. And also hilarious! Kept us laughing the whole time."..."
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
"The crew was great, very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was delicious. History and entertainment were good as well. Beautiful sunset."..."
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Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour
"Cousin Jeff was very knowledgeable about the island and history. Loved all the stops and felt like we hit all the great places on the island."..."
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
"The driver/tour guide was excellent. The driver was knowledgeable about the tour and takes his time explaining in detail."..."
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours
"The info was excellent. The app was easy to use and very accurate because of the great GPS coordination."..."
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only
"Kimo, our driver/guide was great. Very knowledgeable and personable. He took us to many interesting sites, particularly the Volcano site. I believe we had a fairly unique tour of the latest fault area. Kimo's running dialogue throughout the day made this tour one of the most enjoyable that we have experienced."..."
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South Island Tour
"We booked Shelby to take us around to the South Kona area sites. We met at Kona airport and we adopted her as soon as we meet her. She was a hoot and fit right into the sisterhood. She was very knowledgeable and shared many stories/history of the sites, had great rapport with all site vendors and knew how to get into places even when there wasn't real parking spots:) She was amazing and we had so much fun. A great way to start a vacation to get the lay of the land and to have an expert to answer questions. A wealth of information!! Would highly recommend."..."
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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van
"Our tour was very good. The guide was very nice, also he was very knowledgeable about everything saw. My family and I had a fantastic day. I recommend them highly. Thank you Daniel Ellis"..."
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Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)
"Wife and I toured the Volcano NP with great views of Kilauea crater, the Volcano House, and up close views of steam vents. Included were visits into several nearby neighborhoods that experienced devastation during the most recent eruption in 2018. Almost too much to comprehend. Houses destroyed and roads buried. This is a must see, as the tour takes you to places that were broadcast on national TV."..."
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
"Dreu was an outstanding guide. He provided an enormous amount of interesting detail about the geology and history of this island."..."
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach
"The tour was great and definitely a good way to see a lot of the big island in just one day. Our guide, Katie, was exceptional and was able to show us lots of great sites in Volcano National Park even though several areas are still closed for COVID. She was very cautious about masks and I felt my family was safe all day. Personally I think I had a different expectation of the park but that was just more perception of what a volcano looked like and what we are able to see. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone that wants more of a guided tour of the island."..."
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee
"Great excursion. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great viewing of the turtles, Kona Coffee excursion was exceptional as was the tour of the Painted Church, the orchid garden and the lunch stop. Highly recommend this tour."..."

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