Grand Circle Tour Of Hawaiʻi Island
Experience a guided tour of the must-see historical, natural, and gourmet highlights of Hawaiʻi Island.
Hop aboard! This Grand Circle-island narrated tour of Hawaiʻi’s biggest consecutive land mass ensures you will not miss a thing! The day begins with an easy morning pickup at hotels in Kohala, Kona or even Waikiki (on Oahu). As you begin your drive across the Big Island, sit back and enjoy the scenery and volcanic views as you make your way to the Big Islandʻs many cultural, historic, scenic, and gourmet highlights.
Rainbow Falls State Park *
See Volcanoes & Lava Flows
Explore Kilauea Visitor Center *
View Halemaʻumaʻu Crater *
Experience The Steam Vents *
Imiloa Sky Garden or Volcano House (lunch stop options vary)
Punaluu Black Sand Beach *
Big Island Candies Factory or Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm (stop depends on day)
Royal Kona Coffee Mill & Museum *
Puʻuhonua O Honaunau National Park *
King Kamehameha Statue *
Shinmachi Tsunami Memorial
* Stop Indicated
Don’t miss a thing on this complete circle-island narrated tour of Hawaiʻi’s biggest consecutive land mass. Get a jump on the day with a morning pickup and take in the island views as you cruise the island’s best in cultural, historic, scenic, and gourmet sites. The narrated day-long tour will ensure you visit all the must-see spots on the Big Island. In a single day, you will have breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls, feel the crunch a lava fields under your shoes, glimpse the turtles lounging on the blacks sands of a picture-perfect tropical beach, and indulge the senses with flavors of world-famous Kona coffee and buttery macadamia nuts. Coffee connoisseurs will delight over a tour of famed Royal Kona Coffee headquarters. Those with a sweet tooth will savor the desserts of Big Island Candies Factory (or Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory). Historically significant highlights include Hilo Town’s tsunami memorial site and the statue honoring legendary Hawaiian leader King Kamehameha. Round out your experience with a visit to native Hawaiian garden and historically-significant sites including the recreation of an ancient fishing village. With easy pickup and drop off, your tour of this large island lets you sit back and enjoy the Big Island experience.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a major stop on this tour. Home to the Kilauea Visitor Center, Volcano House, Steam Vents and more, you will love the volcanic crater overlook stops we make.
We also make a short stop at the beautiful Rainbow Falls, a picturesque falls right near Hilo.
Lunch can be had on your own at Imiloa Sky Garden or Volcano House. Both offer an array of dishes sure to please all palates. Snacks and drinks can be purchased at several of the stops along the tour route. Restrooms are also available in most places. The tour offers a nice balance of moderate walking and time in the cool of the bus. No time is wasted as the views from your seat are spectacular. Offering easy pickup and drop off, your tour of this grand island lets you sit back and enjoy the true Big Island experience.
|ChildrenAges 11 and 3||$91.00|
|ChildrenAges 11 and 3||$479.00|
|ChildrenAges 11 and 3||$479.00|
For visitors who are starting their tours in Waikiki or on Maui their schedule will be slighly different.
Food is available for purchase at several stops.
The tour will stop for a meal at either the Volcano House in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or at the Imiloa Sky Garden in Hilo depending on the travel route that day. It is recommended you enjoy a lunch of local flavors while taking in the views at either location.
All food must be purchased separately and is not included in the price.
Earning its name from the rainbows that appear in its mist, this 80-foot waterfall flows year-round. Fresh mountain water cascades over the cliff, beyond a lava cave, splashing into the pools below.
(Kilauea Visitors Center; Halemaʻumaʻu Crater; Steam Vents, Valcano House)
See the volcano in its entirety – from the educational reaches of the visitors’ center where you are invited to take an in-depth look at the geology and of the volcano, to the hot steam arising from the vents where groundwater and the volcano’s hot temperature converge, to the Volcano House with its prominent crater views and delicious dining options. This exploration of the volcano leaves no (lava) stone unturned.
Sea turtles and visitors alike are drawn to the magic appeal of this black-sand beach. A standout from the typical white sands of Hawaiian beaches, the dark, sandy grains of lava-turned-sand have brought fame to this small stretch of coastline.
Got a sweet tooth? Try their world-renowned Macadamia Nut Shortbread cookies and other locally-made sweet treats from this historical Hawaiian bakery and candy shop.
No trip to the Big Island is complete without a stop for some Kona coffee! Learn the history behind the bean-growing and roasting process that goes into every cup. Get your caffeine fix on site, then take a bag of beans home for a taste of the islands in your own kitchen.
Indulge your senses with flavors of world famous Kona coffee and crunch into Hawaii’s famous, locally grown macadamia nuts. Tour the facilities that are home to the famed Royal Kona Coffee.
The trademark nut of the islands, see the birthplace of those crunchy protein-packed delights. Sample the product as you learn the ins and outs of mac nut farming on the slopes of a volcano.
These 420 acres are a designated US National Historic Park. Formerly a native Hawaiian village with fishing and farming, some traditional structures have been rebuilt, providing modern-day visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of the past.
Located in Hilo Town in Wailoa State Park, the 14-foot statue is an ode to the great unifier of the islands, King Kamehameha.
Marked with a placard, Shinmachi Tsunami Memorial commemorates those who have lost their lives in tidal waves that have struck the shores of Hilo.