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Private Grand Circle the Big Island Mercedes Sprinter

Hawaii, United States

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Complete a circuit of the Big Island during this full-day circle tour. Riding in style on board a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with your party up to 11 other family members or friends, stop at the island's highlights and landmarks, including Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and South Point, the southernmost point in the U.S. While you travel, watch DVDs containing information about Hawaiian culture, traditions, and history onboard your vehicle. Pickup and drop-off at Kona hotels is included.
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van equipped with DVD player
  • Small group limited to 11 people or fewer
  • Visit Rainbow Falls, Volcanoes National Park and Punalu'u black sand beach
  • Pickup and drop-off at Kona accommodations
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Bottled water
Private tour
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees to National Parks

Departure Point

Kohala Coast, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at any house, condo or hotel in Puako, Waikoloa, Kamuela, North Kona.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your Big Island Circle Tour with pickup at your Kona accommodation. Meet your guide and climb aboard the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van which seats up to 11 people. Traveling on a private tour ensures personal attention from your guide and the opportunity to ask questions along the way. 

Journey across the island on Saddle Road; take note of the dramatic weather variations and elevation changes. As you travel, watch educational videos on the van's DVD player about Hawaii's history, culture and traditions. 

Stop at the impressive Rainbow Falls outside of Hilo, then head for the rainforest, waterfalls and sheer sea cliffs of the Hamakua heritage coast. In Hilo, see where the tsunamis of 1946 and 1960 hit the city, then explore the 30-acre (12-hectare) Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens.

Next up is the tour's highlight: a visit to Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see the Jagger Museum, a volcanic caldera and the Thurston Lava Tube. Continue to the Punalu'u black sand beach, a favorite hangout for the Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Stop at South Point, the United States' most southern point, where they Polynesians made their Hawaiian landing on the dramatic sea cliffs a thousand years ago. Take a tour of the Painted Church and drive down to the overlook, from which you can see the spot where Captain Cook fell in 1779.

Cruise back up the scenic Kona coast for drop-off at your accommodation.

Please note: Order of activities may change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Stop At:  
Mauna Kea
We stop near the Mauna Kea Access rd, at 6,000 ft above Sea level. This gives us the ability to take Pictures of people with both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and experience the Temperature difference at altitude.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Falls
Hilo's Iconic Waterfall
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Hilo Farmers Market
Optional Stop at the Farmers Market and the Bay front shops of Hilo bay.
Pass By:  
Liliuokalani Gardens
The Crown Jewel of Hilo. 35 Acres of Japanese Gardens on Hilo bay. An optional stop.
Pass By:  
Two Ladies Kitchen
Optional stop for Mochi Lovers
Stop At:  
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The must see Location on the Big Island. Kilauea Volcano, see the Visitors center, Halemaumau Crater & the Caldera. Massive changes were made to this area in the 2018 Eruption. Also see Steam vents. Option to eat lunch at the Volcano House over looking the Crater. Take a drive down Chain of Craters rd past majestic giant Ferns, seeing old Lava flows Craters and exploring Lava Trees.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Big Island Candies
Superb quality and packaged candies. (Optional stop)
Stop At:  
Punalu'u Bake Shop
The most Southern bakery in the USA. Known for Awesome Malasadas (Donuts) Great Pastries and bread Pudding as well/
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Painted Church
This is an awesome achievement by Father john Velgae. Even if you have seen this Church before you have not seen it with us. We unlock the secrets behind the Paintings. We also explain the mystery of the Painted Church.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Punalu'u Black Sand beach
The most Famous Black Sand Beach in all of Hawaii. About 70% of the time we observe Honu's (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) sleeping on the Black sand.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
The only remaining intact Pu'uhonua (Place of Refuge) on any of the Islands. This is the most important and protected Hawaiian Historical site on any of the Islands. This is where the KAPU. The belief system Pre-Christianity was practiced. A must see site on any visit to the Big Island, in a beautiful and unspoiled location.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We follow Hawaii State Law. We have 2 Five Point Child Seats and Two Booster seats Contact us for availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Island VIP

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Grand Circle the Big Island Mercedes Sprinter?
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

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Product code: 8944P2

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