Discover the sights of the Big Island on this guided day trip from Oahu where you’ll see the best of the Big Island of Hawaii during an exciting sightseeing tour. Your expert driver-guide will share with you the legends and cultural significance of the famous sites and point our numerous scenic wonders along the way.
After early morning hotel pickup in Waikiki, you’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island of Hawaii for a full day packed with beautiful sights. Throughout the tour, learn about the history and geology of the Big Island from your guide's informative commentary, before returning to Oahu. See Itinerary below for details.
On the scenic, historical and cultural land tour, you’ll enjoy live narration by your expert driver guide. The recently updated itinerary includes a visit to recenty reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu‘u black sand beach, and lunch at local hot spot Lava Rock Cafe, oferring classic & pacific cuisine.
After lunch, it’s onto Big Island Candy Company, the home for exquisite chocolate and mac nut treats and then soak up some amazing waterfall views at Rainbow Falls!
**Due to the recent and evolving volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii, the itinerary is subject to change without notice effective May 1, 2018 until further notice. Guest safety is our main concern and changes to these itineraries may be necessitated. **Current itinerary as of October 1, 2018:*Denotes stops madeRainbow Falls*
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park*
Kilauea Visitors Center* - latest info on park conditions, exhibits, staffed by rangers
Halema'uma'u Crater* - viewed from Volcano House; drastically changed since June 2018
Steam Vents* - ground water seeps down to hot volcanic rocks forming steam clouds
Chain of Craters Road - scenic drive; sections covered by lava in 2018 Kilauea eruption
Kilauea Iki Overlook* - smaller pit crater next to main Kilauea caldera
Pu'u Pua'i Crater - cinder cone formed during 1959 Kilauea eruption
Luamanu Crater - first pit crater formed when earth's surface sank
Puhimau Crater - 500 feet deep pit crater formed by lava filling into it
Kealakomo Overlook* - sweeping coastal views, expansive view of lava fields (a must see!)
Lava Rock Café (lunch on own)* - local hot spot, classic & pacific cuisine
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory / Big Island Candies*
Richardson's Black Sand Beach
King Kamehameha Statue