Heat Up Your Big Island Vacation!
This is Big Island adventure! Stand at the edge of the world as you glare into a glowing crater. Explore active volcanoes, see how these violent eruptions created the world renowned Hawaiian islands, and cool off with green sea turtles on a black sand beach. You may not want to leave after the mist of the famous Rainbow Falls hits your face. All this and more is waiting for you on the Big Island and its amazing!
Your exciting day begins when you are picked up in Waikiki for a transfer to the airport. Then board a 45-minute flight to Hilo on the Big Island.
When you arrive on the Big Island, you will be greeted by your expert tour guide. He/she will take you to all of the special places in Hilo and to the volcano.
Not far from the airport is your first stop, Richardson Beach Park. This is Hilo’s black sand beach, where you might see Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Next stop is Hawaii’s most famous waterfall, Rainbow Falls. This is a great photo opportunity; when the sun hits the spray from these powerful falls a beautiful rainbow is created.
Next you’ll head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but we will make a snack stop at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory on the way. You can see how macadamia nuts are grown and processed. Try the fresh macadamia nuts and pick up a gift while you’re there.
Then the volcano adventure begins. In the Jaggar Museum you can see fascinating exhibits about the volcano and how important it is to Hawaiian culture. The scientific exhibits of the museum will also give you a good understanding of the volcano.
Stand at the edge of Halema’uma’u crater to look for the glow inside. Volcanoes are unpredictable, so you never know when you will see some action.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is desert and part is tropical rain forest. As you enter the tropical rain forest, you’ll see massive tree ferns and native birds. We stop at the Thurston Lava Tube, where you can walk in a cave that was formed when molten lava was flowing through it.
As you return to Hilo, we’ll stop for a no-host dinner before you fly back to Oahu.
This inter-island tour is an excellent way to see as much as you can of Hilo and the Volcano in a single day. With transportation, flights, admissions, and narration included, we take the worry out of your volcano tour from Oahu.