8-9 Hours
Duration
Big Island
Location
Included
Pick Up
7:30AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Hawaii’s largest and youngest island is quite possibly the most dramatic and awe-inspiring in the Hawaiian chain. So, while a day isn’t quite enough to experience all the natural beauties and wonders Hawaii Island offers, we like to believe our Big Island Grand Circle Land Tour itinerary does a pretty good job.

Your arrival in the middle of a vast lava field might almost seem like a moon landing. Lava, now solidified, has created a wave-like, rippled field that spreads out as far as the eye can see. If this isn’t drama enough, the landscape does a 180º along the western coast of the island where tropical bounty abounds.

Along the way, you’ll make a delicious stop at Hawaii’s most famous and well-known region for growing coffee. There are more than 800 coffee farms in the district, situated on one of two volcanoes: Hualalai or Mauna Loa. The climate conditions in Kona provide an excellent location for growing coffee: rich volcanic soil full of minerals and afternoon clouds that provide natural shade. Generally, Kona coffee is known for having a complex flavor profile: a sweet aroma with floral and nutty notes and a silky smooth finish. Royal Kona Coffee is a remarkable place of organic beauty, where lush coffee bean trees seem to spring up among the other island foliage.

Tour Overview (*denotes stops made)

  • Rainbow Falls State Park* – A public recreational area where there is a majestic waterfall that cascades 80 feet over a lava cave. It is aptly named because rainbows are often seen in the rising mist.
  • Imiloa Sky Garden* – A garden restaurant featuring a locally inspired lunch and beautiful views of Imiloa’s native Hawaiian landscape.
  • Big Island Candies Factory* – A true taste of the islands and home to the world-renowned Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie.
  • Volcano National Park* – Home to one of the world’s most active volcano – Kilauea, steam vents, volcanic craters and more.
    • Kilauea Visitor Center(Bathroom)*
    • Volcano House**
    • Steam Vents**
    • Halemaumau Lookout**
  • Punaluu Black Sand Beach* – Famous and picturesque, this black sand beach is an unforgettable site where “Honu” (Hawaiian sea turtles) often enjoy basking in the Hawaiian sun.
  • Royal Kona Coffee* – Panoramic farms growing exclusively grown gourmet Kona coffee beans.

Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public.

Important Info

  • Your safety and comfort are our #1 priority. Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, venue hours of operations, etc. Tour features can change daily as we cannot predict weather and lava viewing conditions.
  • We do not guarantee sighting of lava flows. Surface lava flows may be present but may not be visible due to environmental conditions or time constraints. If conditions permit, walking/hiking on rough, uneven lava surfaces is involved.
  • Moderate walking, please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. You are advised to bring a light jacket as it may get cold.
  • Lunch will be available for purchase.
  • Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours and venue hours of operations.
  • Volcanic fumes can be hazardous. This tour is not recommended for visitors with heart or breathing problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women.

Activity Company: Roberts Hawaii

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time. The buses will leave promptly.

Pick up schedule:

  • 7:30am Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Please meet us in the lower parking lot.
  • 7:30am Wyndham Mauna Loa Village Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:35am Outrigger Kanaloa At Kona Please meet us by the guard house.
  • 7:35am Kona Coast Resort Please meet us at the security gate on Alii Dr. the mountain side.
  • 7:35am Kona Surf & Racquet Club Please meet us at the security gate on Alii Dr. the mountain side.
  • 7:40am Kona Bali Kai Please meet us across the street from the condo sign.
  • 7:40am White Sands Village Please meet us at the Parking Lot Entrance across from the Kona Magic Sands Condos.
  • 7:45am Alii Villas Resort Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:45am Casa De Emdeko Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:45am Aston Kona By The Sea Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:45am Kona Isle Condo Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:45am Kona Makai Please meet us across the street from the condo sign.
  • 7:45am Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Kona Please meet us across the street from the condo sign.
  • 7:50am Kona Billfisher Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:50am Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:50am Kona Shores Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:50am Kona Tiki Hotel Please meet us by The Wyndham sign.
  • 7:50am Kona Sea Village Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 7:50am Worldmark Kona Please meet us by the condo sign.
  • 8:00am Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel Please meet us by the hotel sign.
  • 8:00am Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:05am Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:10am Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel / Hapuna Beach Resort Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:15am Kona Airport Please meet us at the baggage claim.
  • 8:30am Hualalai Four Season Resort Please meet us int he main lobby.
  • 8:30am Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalow Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:30am Fairmont Orchid Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:35am Mauna Lani Point Please meet us outside the security gate.
  • 8:35am Nomura Hawaii Village Please meet us at the outside security gate.
  • 8:45am Kings Land by HGVC Please meet us in the main lobby.
  • 8:45am Kohala Suires by HGVC Please meet us by the hotel sign.
  • 8:50am Hilton Waikoloa Village Please meet us in the lower lobby.
  • 9:00am Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort Main Please meet us in the lobby.
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
August 5, 2017

We had a limited time on the island and this tour had a huge number of natural sites on it. The crater drive as well as the view of the lava tubes was amazing!

January 9, 2018

My husband and I had just a short amount of time on the big Island. This took so much planning out of the process of the tour and made sure that we could relax and go with the flow. We saw so many sites on this tour and it was delivered a very relaxed pace.

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