- Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us
- All Taxes Included
- Visit iconic Big Island sites including a premium Kona coffee farm, Punalu’u Bake Shop, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Waipio Valley
- Delicious Island-style breakfast at a historic coffee farm
- Gourmet Hawaiian-style lunch served on the slopes of a volcano, with wine tastings
- Friendly & knowledgeable guides providing informative & entertaining commentary
- Travel in luxury & comfort, with a small-group Mercedes-Benz mini-coach including hot & cold towel service
- Return transfers from selected west coast hotels
Where we visit:
- Premium Kona Coffee Farm
- Punalu’u Bake Shop
- Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
- Volcano Winery and Tea Farm
- Hawaii Volcanos National Park, including Kilauea Volcano
- Rainbow Falls
- Hamakua Coast & Waipio Valley
What to Expect
This incredible Big Island Circle Tour takes guests through Big Island's coffee country, visits the world-famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, and explores all the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley. This tour showcases the Big Island’s best coastline views with all the stops at the must-see locations!
You'll get picked up from selected west coast hotels in a comfortable Mercedes Benz Sprinter van. The first (very convenient) stop for the day is a premium Kona coffee farm. Not only will you be able to get your morning caffeine hit, but you'll indulge in a delicious catered continental breakfast at this enchanting and historic coffee farm. Sip a coffee as you walk the tropical fruit grounds, or send gifts home to those who couldn’t be here.
Heading further south, enjoy a sugar hit with a stop at Punalu’u Bake Shop. It's the southernmost bakery in the United States! But that’s not the only reason it’s a favourite ... try their delicious Portuguese doughnut (malasada) to find out why they’re a must-visit. Sticking to the same area, the next attraction is the beautiful Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, which is popular with tourists and turtles alike.
Having worked up an appetite, it's time to enjoy a gourmet Hawaiian-style lunch served at Volcano Winery and Tea Farm. This incredible property sits on the slopes of an active volcano. Sample unique wines, local teas or enjoy some hot chocolate. Wine tasting is optional but included with the tour.
After lunch, it's time for another nature experience at Hawaii Volcanos National Park. See the Big Island volcanoes, in this massive park, which is consistently listed as a must-see for visitors. The tour highlights all the park’s best including Chain of Craters Road, natural steam vents and views of the new Halemau’mau Crater.
Crossing all the way to the east side of the island is one of the best waterfalls in Hawaii – Rainbow Falls. Witness them up close and personal, and take in the tropical foliage as it wraps its arms around iconic falls.
Keep travelling north along the Hamakua Coast, with its rocky coastline famous for its lush tropical foliage and spectacular views. Should time allow, we may stop to take in the views at Waipio Valley – “The Valley of the Kings” before making our way back to the west coast, returning you back to your hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
You should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a camera, and a hat (optional). We recommend bringing a small backpack or tote bag as there is plenty of room in our spacious cabin. Even though we visit the black sand beach & waterfall, we will not be swimming on this tour so bathing suits and/or towels are not required.
Water, snacks, and two meals will be served. The tour makes occasional stops for snacks and beverages, so bring money for additional purchases.
Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather can change dramatically from hot and humid to cool and wet conditions. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear, a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Comfortable and light clothing is recommended. Jackets will be provided in the event of cooler temperatures or inclement weather. Long pants are recommended for after sunset temperatures. We also provide rain jackets, parkas, and hot towel service.
Breakfast is an island-style continental breakfast including scones and yoghurt parfaits. Seasonal selections may vary, and vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Lunch is a gourmet picnic served in an outdoor setting. A typical menu might include grilled chicken served on a bed of quinoa, dinner roll and brownie lava bar. Seasonal selections may vary, and vegetarian and vegan options are available.
All experiences include tasty meals with local ingredients made by local chefs. We accommodate special diets or preferences by request.
We operate Mercedes Sprinter mini-coaches with a maximum capacity of 13 passengers.
Nearly all tours include the opportunity for a few short walks. However, none of them includes any walking longer than 20 minutes. Should guests choose to skip any of our short walks, Kailani guides are happy to make further accommodations.
Our vans are equipped to handle easy storage of a collapsible wheelchair or other medical equipment. We do not have a wheelchair lift, however. We have also installed an extra hydraulic side step for extra easy on and off for all riders.
Although some cell phone carriers have spotty coverage on the Big Island, we’ll be within cell phone range for most of the tours. We have a charger on board in case your battery runs low, but some guests bring their own mobile battery charger. Then again, it might actually be nice to set down your phone for a while, too. We also rely on “The Coconut Wireless” or shouting across canyons to communicate.
- Tour description and itinerary is subject to change. Due to the topographical and weather changes that have recently affected the tour area, some attractions and sites may be unreachable or unsafe to visit
- Park officials have recently reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with several restrictions as they continue to make repairs, but have been known to restrict entry without notice. The operator will not issue refunds caused by park restrictions
- A combined minimum of 4 guests is required for a tour to operate
Guests will be charged 100% of the tour price for cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tour
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