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

482 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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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 4.82 out of 5 stars based on 482 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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, Mar 2021 Verified
Great tour very informative! Love the volcano part of the tour and if you love coffee you'll enjoy the coffee stop. If it's raining up in the mountains you'll miss a lot of the views.
Kelley A, Mar 2021 Verified
We enjoyed our tour. I was traveling with my 15 year old son and would not have been able to rent a car alone and cover as much ground as we did on this tour, let alone all in one day. Brian was a wealth of information and stories and kept us entertained. I recommend a jacket as it was windy and cold in volcano village. I would definitely recommend this tour.
michelle c, Mar 2021 Verified
Loved seeing so much of the island with our driver awana. He was super knowledgeable, safe driver and funny. He kept us all entertained and even when it rained at volcano national park he had alternate ideas of things to do like go on a hike in the beautiful rainforest. Absolutely recommend
Gregory, Feb 2021 Verified
My wife and I wanted to see as much of the island as possible without having to plan, Drive etc ourselves on our honeymoon. This is the perfect tour to do so. We feel like we say day’s worth of places in one day, while also not being in a rush. Derek was an excellent tour guide, being both knowledgeable and entertaining. Most recommended.
Melissa S, Feb 2021 Verified
The falls, black sand beach and the volcanos. The stories to match each location to make it memorable
Ailyn, Feb 2021 Verified
Absolutely Perfect!!! We were in Big Island for only 2 days, and this it’s the most complete tour we could take! Also our tour guide AWANA was spectacular!! He it’s amazing! He talked about all the history, explain everything to perfection and also very funny, what else we can ask for??? I love all the places they took us to!
tletrice0216, Feb 2021 Verified
Derek was our tour guide. He is amazing!!! Very genuine and made us feel comfortable to be ourselves. The tour didn’t feel like an history lesson, it was a fun and engaging experience. My favorite part was the bonding with other group members as well as Derek quirky jokes. He is very knowledgeable about the island and you can really tell he cares and love his job and the people that come visit.
Mike G, Feb 2021 Verified
The tour was long but we really enjoyed it. It was very informative and our tour guide Derek was great. He was very outgoing, friendly, and knowledgable. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the whole island to get a taste of all parts of the big island
NYEKEVA B, Feb 2021 Verified
Our guide, Derek, was a pleasure to tour with! He was friendly, informative, and very hospitable. The tour was well-paced and I really enjoyed all of the impromptu stops that he recommended. The food provided was also delicious! I recommend this tour to anyone that’s short on time but curious to see all that the big island has to offer.
Carla, Feb 2021 Verified
Fabulous guide, Drue, gave us one of the best day tours we have ever taken. If you have a full day to tour this diverse island with Drue, this is a must!

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