Mauna Kea Summit & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park- Bigisland 1day Tour from Kona

Kid Friendly in Holualoa

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Explore our Once-in-lifetime exclusive tour that you can’t find anywhere else. Two of the planet’s most spectacular landscapes on Big Island, Mauna Kea, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, can now be visited on the same day from Kona, Big Island with our Super Grand Big Island 1 Day Tour. This 190-miles small group tour is a magnificent experience to explore the wonders of Hawaii volcanoes national park and the grandeur of Mother Nature of Mauna Kea in a day. You can explore the clouds and an endless sky at the top of Mauna Kea and discover the myths surrounding what is currently known to be the world’s largest active volcano. This day tour also includes fascinating attractions on the Big Island like Kona Coffee Farm, Saddle Road, Rainbow Falls, and Hilo town. This tour starts from Kona area and finish at Hilo. You can end your tour at Hilo airport or come back to Kona since we provide a return service to Kona or Waikoloa. *Please expect another 80 miles driving way back to Kona.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mauka Meadows, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiVisit the home of world-famous Kona coffee. Holualoa and surrounding villages are full of farmers who grow Kona coffee. You will visit and explore a famous coffee farm. Giving visitors a full feeling of the tropical farm tour with a unique pavilion, variety of fruit trees, Macadamia nuts, fountain, coffee plants, and tropical Flower Gardens. When you arrive at the pavilion, you can taste a cup of Kona coffee. The aroma of freshly roasted coffee is incredibly thick. It is a nice place for taking photos with a big infinity pool and the beautify background scenery of the Pacific Ocean.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiHawaii Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also called Saddle Road is one of the most spectacular scenic roads in Hawaii. Saddle road approximately 53 miles long is famous to locals for its myth behind this scenic road which located between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the two largest volcanoes in Hawaii. There are no houses, gas stations or shop. This road crosses lava flows and you will see numerous up-slope cones around the lava field. The road also features beautiful volcanic rocks and trees so you will be awed throughout the ride on this road as every second is picturesque.Stop At: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information StationLocated at 9,200 feet (2,800 meters) on Mauna Kea Access Road of Mauna Kea Mountain, Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station provides health and safety information and education about Mauna Kea. All visitors are strongly advised to spend at least half an hour to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower the level of elevation to reduce the possibility of suffering altitude sickness. Drinking water, coffee, cup noodles, snacks, and souvenirs are available. You can buy warm clothes like jackets, long pants, gloves and hats for cold weather on the summit. You can also watch a video about astronomy. Read more about Mauna Kea Summit and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Big Island tour from Oahu 2019 - https://www.viator.com/tours/Oahu/Mauna-Kea-and-Volcanoes-National-Park-Hawaii-Big-Island-Grand-Summit-1day-tour/d672-123830P2?mcid=56757Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Mauna Kea Observatories, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiMauna Kea summit is one of the world’s bucket list and considered the best places to observe celestial bodies on earth. There is the largest astronomical observatory in the world; 13 astronomical observatory facilities operated in 11 different countries. At Mauna Kea summit, you will experience the beauty of nature and sky that stretches endlessly and feel like you are above the clouds. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano with the highest point in Hawaii has an altitude of 13,796 ft (4,205m) above sea level; however, considering most of Mauna Kea is under water-from the oceanic base to the tip of Mauna Kea measures 33,500 ft- it is actually taller than Mount Everest with a height of 29,029 feet (8,848 meters). Don’t miss out on your chance to see once-in-a-lifetime experience of discovering the most mysterious natural beauty and the world’s greatest astronomical observatory. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiKilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on planet erupted last year. The world's largest active volcano creates a stunning view from volcanic eruptions, creating a rare geological figure. You will witness the spectacle of a recent volcanic eruption and an incredible view of the active volcano. You will visit volcanic craters and steam vents and explore the wonders of nature. Volcanic National Park consists of a vast area of 230,000 acres including Mt. Mauna Loa (4,170 meters) and Mt. Kilauea (1,247 meters). These two active volcanoes are the world's most popular tourist attractions to visit. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is deemed to be one of the must-see places in Hawaii. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiIt is the place where rainbows are often seen in the 80 feet (about 25meters) high magnificent waterfalls above the lava cave. Also, you can observe the waterfall closely and enjoy a pond and a walk up the stairs to the behind of the waterfall which provides a short hike to the top. Just like the name, often see rainbows in this waterfall. If you are lucky on a sunny day, you might see a rainbow appears in a waterfall 80 feet long which give a fantastic view to take the photo. Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Warm parka jacket rental
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - This tour does not include a lunch but stop at Marketplace for 30 min for a lunch time
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