The best of Hawaii’s volcanoes await you on this explosive tour of Grand Circle Island. Fly with us to the scenic Kailua Kona and embark on a 260 mile journey around the most geographically diverse island in Hawaii. View the stunning south coast landscapes, the rolling hills housing coffee and macadamia nut farms. See the unique onyx colored dust of the Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Be prepared to stand next to one of the most active volcanoes in the world! Drive along the ridge of Crater Rim Drive and wonder about the explosive and unpredictable happenings of the earth’s core. Understand your surroundings with a tour of the Jagger Volcano Museum. Then take in the fragrant aromas at the Akatsuka orchid and anthurium nursery in Hilo. Sample some Macadamia nut cookies at the Big Island Candy Factory. Finally take a leisurely drive along the Hamacua Coast after a long action-packed day.
The tour begins at your hotel in Waikiki by minicoach (55 seats) or minibus (25 seats). An English speaking driver cum guide will accompany you to the Honolulu Airport.
From there you will board the Hawaiian Air flight to Kailua- Kona where famous kings made their homes. After your arrival, you will embark on a scenic 260-mile journey around the most geologically diverse island in the Hawaiian chain., Full-Day Narrated Tour.
Travel along the beautiful south coast landscape viewing coffee farms, macadamia nut farms, historic Kealakekua Bay and the famous Punaluu Black Sand Beach.
Then travel to Volcanoes National Park, home of the two most active volcanoes in the world. visit Kilauea, the worlds most active volcano.
Ride along Crater Rim Drive and be awed by the depth of the Kilauea Iki Crater. Observe the crater and the view of the volcanoes from the Volcano House Observatory.
Then learn about the most explosive rocks at the Jagger Volcano Museum.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Volcano House buffet or coffee shop (payable direct). Other natural wonders can be seen along the way, including volcanic steam bluffs and a walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube.
After we leave the park we will visit the Akatsuka orchid and anthurium nursery in Hilo.
Then taste some of the sweetness available at the Big Island Candy Factory where you can see the famous Hawaiian chocolate and Macadamia nut cookies being made.
Then relax as we drive along the scenic Hamacua Coast and through the Parker Ranch Lands in Waimea.
Then, its time to fly back to Oahu, where we will pick you up from Honolulu Airport for the short drive back to Waikiki.
The tour will conclude at your hotel.
Approx 15 hours
Start time: 04:30am
Duration: Approx 15 hours
Selective hotel in Wakiki. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
The tour ends at the starting point or your hotel in the Waikiki Beach
Voucher should be given to driver at pick up
Limited Availability - Reservations must be made at least two weeks before tour date
Airline schedules may prohibit the operation of these tours at any given time
Government Issued Identification:
All passengers traveling on 1Day tours must present government issued, photo I.D.s for airline check-in. No refund
given to passengers denied boarding due to lack of proper identification
No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Child 2 years old will travel on adult's lap in vehicle
The Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing will be closed due to large group events on the following days in October 2014: 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 & 25. The closure will change the drop off location to the Outrigger Reef on Kalia Road .
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