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Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park

by Polynesian Adventure Tours - Gray Line Hawaii Duration 13h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $139

Uncover the history and beauty of Hawaii on this “Best of Hawaii” bus tour of the Big Island’s most notable sights. Drop in at a Kona coffee plantation, see shimmering Kealakekua Bay, and witness the awesome power of Mother Nature at Volcanoes National Park.

Your adventure begins with a drive along the lava fields of the Kona coast to historic Kealakekua Bay, where British explorer Captain Cook first arrived in 1778. Learn about Kona’s rich volcanic soil and ideal climate conditions—fertile ground for coffee since 1840—and discover this legacy firsthand as you visit and sample coffee at the Royal Kona Coffee and Mill & Museum…don't forget to check out the Lava while you are there!

Discover ancient Hawaii with a visit to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park, which offers a unique immersion experience into Hawaiian culture. Known as the “Place of Refuge”, the park was once the home of the royal grounds and a place of protection for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. Spend one hour exploring the park that includes an ancient fishpond and several heiau (sacred temples).

A visit at the breath-taking Punalu'u Black Sand beach where maybe you'll get to see the Hawaiian Green sea turtle basking in the sun.

Stop for lunch at a quaint cafe in the Volcano National Park…Lava Rock Cafe (no host)

Continue on to the Volcano National Park and Mauna Loa Volcano (seen in the distance) and witness in person the creation of new land by recent and past lava flows. Includes a drive by Pu'u Pua'i Crater to Devastation Trail (stop and short trek on paved road), drive to the steam vents, a visit at the Kilauea Visitor Center and Volcano House.

After your visit at the Volcano National Park, a short drive and stop at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor's Center and sample the delicious nuts that's been roasted to golden perfection.

A drive to the famed “Rainbow Falls” where it derives its name from the fact that, on sunny mornings, rainbows can be seen in the mist thrown up by the waterfall.

A drive through Hilo town and back to Kona via Saddle Road

Drop-off's at Kona hotels commence.

Uncover the history and beauty of Hawaii on this “Best of Hawaii” bus tour of the Big Island’s most notable sights. Drop in at a Kona coffee plantation, see shimmering Kealakekua Bay, and witness the awesome power of Mother Nature at Volcanoes National Park.

Your adventure begins with a drive along the lava fields of the Kona coast to historic Kealakekua Bay, where British explorer Captain Cook first arrived in 1778. Learn about Kona’s rich volcanic soil and ideal climate conditions—fertile ground for coffee since 1840—and discover this legacy firsthand as you visit and sample coffee at the Royal Kona Coffee and Mill & Museum…don't forget to check out the Lava while you are there!

Discover ancient Hawaii with a visit to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park, which offers a unique immersion experience into Hawaiian culture. Known as the “Place of Refuge”, the park was once the home of the royal grounds and a place of protection for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. Spend one hour exploring the park that includes an ancient fishpond and several heiau (sacred temples).

A visit at the breath-taking Punalu'u Black Sand beach where maybe you'll get to see the Hawaiian Green sea turtle basking in the sun.

Stop for lunch at a quaint cafe in the Volcano National Park…Lava Rock Cafe (no host)

Continue on to the Volcano National Park and Mauna Loa Volcano (seen in the distance) and witness in person the creation of new land by recent and past lava flows. Includes a drive by Pu'u Pua'i Crater to Devastation Trail (stop and short trek on paved road), drive to the steam vents, a visit at the Kilauea Visitor Center and Volcano House.

After your visit at the Volcano National Park, a short drive and stop at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor's Center and sample the delicious nuts that's been roasted to golden perfection.

A drive to the famed “Rainbow Falls” where it derives its name from the fact that, on sunny mornings, rainbows can be seen in the mist thrown up by the waterfall.

A drive through Hilo town and back to Kona via Saddle Road

Drop-off's at Kona hotels commence.

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7:00 AM, Grand Circle Tour without Lunch in English

Duration 13h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$138.44

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Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park

Activity Location

Volcanoes National Park

Volcano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kona, Hawaii

    Kailua-Kona


Highlights

  • Tour of the Big Island's top attractions in a single day

  • Chance to explore an authentic Kona coffee plantation

  • Visit Pu'uhonua O Hanaunau-Place of Refuge ancient HI

  • Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

  • Drive By Volcano National Park and Mauna Loa Volcano


Inclusions

  • Expertly guided tour of the Big Island

  • Admission fees to the National Park and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (City of Refuge)

  • Pu'u Pua'i to Kealakomo Overlook (end of Chain of Craters Road)

  • Drive past steam vents, Visitor's Center / Volcano House (for viewing of Halema'uma'u)

  • Royal Kona Coffee Mill and Museum

  • Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Visitor's Center

  • King Kamehameha Statue & Shinmachi Tsunami Memorial

  • Rainbow Falls

  • Drive back to Kona via Saddle Road


Exclusions

  • Food and drink


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they sit on a parent's lap.

  • If you have asthma or other respiratory problems, you should not participate.

  • If you are pregnant, you should carefully consider whether to participate, and you should avoid areas where fumes persist.

  • Tour stops vary as weather and lava-viewing conditions cannot be predicted in advance.

  • The sighting of active lava flows is not guaranteed.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Pickup is between 7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. You will receive confirmation of pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.


Grand Circle Island Tour with Volcanoes National Park ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4/5 Jan 29, 2019

Our driver Mike made the day he was very attentive to the group. The vehicle we rode in was top of the line, leather seats and usb chargers to charge your phones. Excellent day.

Gustav C

United States

3/5 Oct 8, 2018

Good overview of the island of Kona. Coffee plantation visit was very basic, more of a gift shop tour! The national park and rainbow falls was great and well worth a visit. Lush rainforests contrasted with lava flow landscapes. Opportunity to buy cookies and macadamia nuts, as well as eating more than a few along the way! Informative guide who shared local history.

5/5 Oct 1, 2018

Everything was amazing! We got to see the whole island. The volcano and rainbow waterfall. The driver was very knowledgeable of the island. Love it ! I would do it again!

Gladys G

United States