Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip, complete with your own personal iPad to use throughout your tour! See turtles basking on the black sand of Punaluu Beach and enjoy lunch from a local bakery and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee our last stop of the day is a variety of options at a local restaurant. This tour offers hiking through a native rain forest, feel hot steam from the volcano’s vent, see the craters in the newly reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Use your iPad to see stunning photos and videos and learn information about the sites you visit. Plus, play games, listen to music and watch movies aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
After pickup from your Waikoloa, Kohala or Kailua-Kona hotel in the morning (included in tour price), head south along the Big Island's coast by spacious, air-conditioned vehicle to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way, you’ll stop to take a tour of a renowned Kona coffee farm and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee. You will have time to purchase some coffee to bring the taste of Hawaii back home with you. Continue to a local sweetbread bakery and enjoy lunch in a garden setting with bakery fresh bread for your sandwich or a light salad. After lunch we head to Punalu’u Beach, where you’ll often see turtles basking on the black sand. Take an easy hike along the beach made from the active volcano with truly black sand. Once inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site), follow your guide on an optional hike where you’ll see sulphur banks and vents emitting hot steam. At Halema'uma'u Crater, you’ll get the unique chance to see into the heart of the active volcano where legend has it lives the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. From the cooler climate up on the volcanic mountain, we will then head down to a lower elevation for a dinner of local food choices like the famous loco moco and Kailua pork or something more familiar like a steak or chicken dinner in a popular restaurant. And don’t forget about your iPad! Throughout your journey, you can use your iPad to see high-definition photos and videos and learn background information on the sites you visit. While in the van, you are also welcome to play games, listen to music, watch movies and see videos about Hawaii. Highlights: Kailua Kona historical sites Kona coffee farm tour with coffee samples Local bakery lunch stop Black sand beach Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center* Kilauea Iki Overlook* Kilauea Caldera Overlook* Hot Steam Vents* Dinner at popular local restaurant with menu options *Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main sites are closed at this time due to volcanic eruptions. It is expected to partially reopen September 22nd, 2018