Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

469 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

11 to 12 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile Ticket
Instant Confirmation

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


This 11 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide



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Average 4.83 out of 5 stars based on 469 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Sisouk, Nov 2020 Verified
Knowledge of the tour guide is excellent. A combination of historical and cultural history of the people that have been living on this island.
Patryk K, Nov 2020 Verified
The tour really gives you a great taste of the Big Island, you get to see volcano craters and a lot of other amazing places. I can certainly recommend it! Our guide was Dreu and he was amazing! All the best to you Dreu!
Jamie, Oct 2020 Verified
Excellent day! Great scenic views! Got awesome pictures of the volcano, waterfalls and nature. Derek our tour guide was awesome!!!! Lunch was great from Cafe 100 and then ate in a nice park and seen sea turtles! Just all around an awesome time and well worth it!
Kennia C, Mar 2020 Verified
Absolutely amazing!! Awana was the most informative tour guide I’ve ever taken. It was such a pleasure learning about the island, it’s culture, history and some of it’s very important leaders. Awana knew it all and even had great stories and anecdotes from his lovely family. Super friendly and the sites were spectacular. All in all, a truly great experience and I would highly recommend anyone take this trip again!! A must do!! ;)
Cathryn W, Mar 2020 Verified
This tour was a wonderful way to see the big island! I flew over from Oahu for the day and it did not disappoint!! My tour guide, Awana was fantastic. He talked about the island and its history the entire day!!! I am not sure I could talk AND drive as much as he did but he did it with style and awesomeness!!! Thank you Awana!!! Great way to see a lot of what the big island has to offer!
Tajinder H, Mar 2020 Verified
We had a great time. We did the circle tour and this allowed us to see areas of the island we otherwise would not have. Daniel was our tour guide and we found him to be fun, cool, and very knowledgeable.
Jim S, Mar 2020 Verified
Our tour guide, Awana, made us feel welcomed and excited to be touring the Big Island! Along the way we learned about Hawaiian culture, history, and travel sites to see during our visit. We had a blast! It was a long day, but it went by so fast. The van was spacious and the snacks were plentiful! 11/10 would go again!
Darnelle S, Mar 2020 Verified
Best tour to take. We were so lucky to get Derek as our guide for the day. What a fabulous bank of knowledge he has, and what a lovely man to spend the day with. Highlight of our trip. Got to stop at great spots, bakery for the Malasadas, waterfalls were beautiful, walked through the lava tube - awesome! The Black Sand Beach was especially memorable and we got right up close to the huge turtles! Provided a great lunch and small tour meant really getting to know the people we spent the day with, and made it very special. Knew everyone's name and had a fantastic day.
Manhal S, Mar 2020 Verified
The Big Island tour was fantastic! We saw a lot of different sites and had plenty of time to take pictures. Brian was very knowledgeable about island history and kept the trip from being boring.This is a LONG tour. However, the longest drive without a stop was only about 45 minutes, so again, not boring.I do recommend, that if you are on the Big Island more than a day, take this tour the first day or as soon as possible. I wish I had instead of the last day of my visit. Brian pointed out many places to go see on your own. For example, landmarks, churches, historical sites, where to go snorkeling, and places to eat. Take notes on paper or your phone. One tour cannot go everywhere, but with Brian's recommendation, the rest of your stay on the island will be filled.
Mark R, Mar 2020 Verified
Fantastic way to see the whole island in one day. If you are short on time it’s great and if you have lots of time on the island it gives you a great overview to plan the rest of your trip. Our tour guide: Kala Holiday was the best. He gave us lots of history of the island and is a great photographer too! I highly recommend this activity.

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