Information from Viator
Due to resent volcanic activity, we have modified our tour itinerary and will continue make adjustments based on ever changing conditions. Our Guest and employee safety is our number one priority. Please see below for our itinerary which is
subject to change without notice.
0930 Leave Hilo
0950-1030 Mauna Loa Mac Nut (lunch/snack)
1130-1200 Punalu'u Black Sand Beach (back from Punalu'u you can may see plume and ash from Halemaumau)
1245-1305 Akatsuka Orchid Nursery
1355-1415 Rainbow Falls
1435-1445 King Kamehameha Statue
1450-1457 Liliokalani Gardens (drive by)
1500 Arrive Hilo Pier
Due to resent volcanic activity, we have modified our tour itinerary and will continue make adjustments based on ever changing conditions. Our Guest and employee safety is our number one priority. Please call 1(808)539-9440 for current itinerary.(
subject to change without notice)Start your day in port on the Big Island of Hawaii at Wailuku River State Park, where you’ll see Rainbow Falls. This 80-foot (24-meter) waterfall drops over a natural lava cave. Legend says the lava cave was the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess. On sunny mornings, you can see rainbows in the mist over the waterfalls and get a taste of tropical forest wonder.
Your Hilo shore excursion continues to Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, where you’ll get a special tour of Mauna Loa’s nut and chocolate processing plant and watch the nut-husking and drying process. Learn how a macadamia nut is grown and processed, and be sure to try a few samples of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts!
Continue to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of the Big Island’s most popular attractions. The park is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Mauna Loa and Kīlauea.
Walk through the Thurston Lava Tube, where a river of red lava rushed through hundreds of years ago. Get up close to the enormous Halemanumau Crater, which measures 3,000 feet (915 meters) across and 280 feet (85 meters) deep, and watch it come alive with hisses and steams. Stop by Jagger Museum to learn more about Kīlauea, and then step outside on the overlook to get a fantastic view of the crater.
Finish your day at the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery. Step inside a colorful and fragrant paradise of orchids, and learn about the different orchids and tropical flowers native to Hawaii.
This tour can only be booked by cruise passengersWorry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Hilo Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Port pick up and drop-off
What's not included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverages
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide