Tour departs from most centrally located Waikiki hotels
Exact hotel pickup and check-in time will be advised upon reconfirmation. Customers must call 72 hours in advance to reconfirm exact departure time.
Tour returns to original point of departure at approx. 8:40pm
Start off in Hilo at Liliuokalani Gardens, named after Hawaii's last
reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. Follow your knowledgeable guide
into the sprawling 30 acres (12 hectares) of a Japanese-style garden,
dedicated in 1917 to the Japanese immigrants who worked on the island’s
sugar cane fields. Meander through rock gardens and over red bridges,
noting the stone lanterns, a teahouse and ponds along the way. Your
guide takes you to ideal spots where you can admire views of Hilo Bay
and Moku Ola (Coconut Island).
Ever wanted to visit a black sand beach? Your next stop takes you to Hilo Bay Beachfront Park, stretching nearly 3,000 feet (914 meters) along the coastline. As you walk the beach popular for picnics, surfing and canoeing, learn about the sand’s formation from lava.
Next, drive through the coastal town of Hilo and the tree-lined street of Banyan Drive. As you pass classic old buildings and wooden storefronts, learn about the history of the Big Island’s largest settlement.
Arrive at Wailuku River State Park and follow your guide into a tropical forest. Reach Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot-tall (24-meter) cascade over a lava cave. Hear about local legends and watch for rainbows misting over the waterfall.
Then, drive through the orchards of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and disembark for a tour of the factory. Learn how these nuts are harvested and roasted, and discover dozens of ways to prepare and consume them. In the gift shop, pick up scrumptious samples and purchase boxes of the goodies to take home. (
Travel into the mountains and stop at the greenhouse enclave of Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, boasting more than 1,000 exotic orchids and tropical plants. Take a look at an orchid valued at a whopping $20,000, due to its symmetry and singular characteristics.
Finally, enjoy ample time in the island’s star attraction, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After seeing the exhibits of Jaggar Museum, marvel at the Kilauea Iki caldera, a massive collapsed crater.
Click away with your camera to capture volcanic steam vents and hike along the crater rim to watch for recent volcanic activity. Drive along the Chain of Craters Road to view other volcanic formations. The timing of your afternoon visit to the park allows you to witness the red glow of lava at the active Halemaumau crater at dusk.
You’ll also walk through a fern tree jungle and reach Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) tube formed centuries ago by molten lava. Follow your guide into the spacious, illuminated tube.
After a day of wondrous sights, fly back to Oahu and enjoy drop-off at your Waikiki hotel (if option selected) at night.
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Fun day on Hawaii. The orchid stop was a bit random, but at least we got a few minutes to admire some pretty flowers. As for the volcano park, was awesome to see a few live volcanoes in person, but a shame the seismic activity has subsided since being really active earlier this year, i.e. no visible lava this time. Our guide, Walter, was awesome though, very friendly and super informative. Lunch at the volcano lodge, expensive, but I honestly enjoyed everything put in front of me the pork bento box. Favorite part of the day, probably walking through the lava tube. Not a bad way to spend a day in the Hawaiian islands.
Very fun and full day of learning about how the Hawaiian Islands were formed. Our guide Walter was wonderful.
A huge day, really enjoyed it! Sharon was our tour guide and she was full of information and lots of fun!
Excellent tour for those interested in volcanoes, it was a long day, make sure you take some food with you. The tour guide/driver was great Sharon, very informative and happy to answer questions. Great tour.
Awesome tour, we would love to have a closer view of the crater but we understand that is a matter of safety. Our Guide John was amazingly kind and knowledgeable. It was a long day but a pleasant experience.
Another great trip through Viator! Our trip was seamless. We drove to the airport and were met by a tour guide who helped us get our boarding pass. We took a 40 min flight to the Big Island where we were met by our Driver/Guide Walter, who was one of the best guides we've ever had. He grew up on Hawai'i so he gave us a local's perspective and knowledge. He kept us on task in a non-rushed way. We saw so much more than was on our itinerary. We walked on old lava flows and a black sand beach. We saw water falls, an orchid farm, and the Mauna Loa Macademia nut farm. There were plenty of gift shops, bathroom stops, and picture taking stops. We stopped at a restauant for optional lunch purchase, which was not made clear in the itinerary. We brought sandwiches but had them for dinner instead as food at the airport on the return trip was limited. Volcanoes National park is awesome! Overall, a fabulous trip through Viator, the local tour company and our Guide Walter, and one we highly recommend!
Walter, our tour guide was outstanding. I wish we were warned in advance that there were no active lava flows.
Michel Pierre L2015-07-27
Great but too Long.
Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The volcano was amazing! Highly recommend this tour!
The tour was more than amazing I am so happy that I use Viator.com to help me put it together I highly recommended