Big Island Day Trip: Grand Circle Island from Oahu

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Big Island Day Trip: Grand Circle Island from Oahu information and booking

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$403
Duration
16 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most centrally located Waikiki hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:30pm
Time of departure
Departure time is approximately between 4:00-5:00 am. Customers must call 72 hours in advance to reconfirm exact departure time.
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour from Oahu. You’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island and circle the island to see Volcanoes National Park, beautiful beaches, rain forests and more. Round-trip airfare from Honolulu and all entrance fees, including to the national park, are included.

Leave Oahu behind for a day to experience the spectacular and mysterious beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island is blessed with stunning landscapes, including volcanoes and rain forests, and this is the best way to see it all. Round-trip airfare from Honolulu to Kona is included. A tour guide will meet you at the Honolulu airport to make sure you catch your flight on Hawaiian Airlines; then you can relax on the 45-minute flight.

You’ll head out on a luxury minibus along the south coast of the island – the scenic drive will keep your eyes glued to your windows. You’ll have between 15 minutes to one hour at each of the following stops.

Kealakekua Bay:
Catch amazing Hawaiian views of the coast, and ask your guide about Captain Cook.

Volcanoes National Park:
The Grand Circle tour includes admission to the park. Built in 1916, the park features the results of 70 million years of volcanic activity, migration and evolution. See the Kilauea Iki crater, Thurston Lava Tube and the steam bluffs. Bring a light sweater or jacket to wear here.

Jagger Museum:
You can watch films of past eruptions and current volcano activity at this free, hands-on museum.


Big Island Candy Company:
Established in 1977, Big Island Candy manufactures and markets high-end macadamia-nut candies and cookies. You’ll get a free tour, complete with Kona coffee and samples.

When the day is over, you will have literally circled the Big Island. You’ll be driven back to the Kona airport for your flight to Honolulu.

What's included

  • Round trip coach class air travel to the neighbor island
  • Ground transportation by air-conditioned motor coach or mini-coach
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Admission to volcanoes national park
  • Hawaii state taxes
  • Airline fare and fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected