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Big Island Grand Circle & Volcano Tour from Kona

Experience the vivid richness of the largest Hawaiian island from lush rainforests to the awesome Volcanoes National Park on this full-day Big Island Grand Circle tour.

Experience the scenic beauty and volcanic excitement of Hawaii on a full-day Big Island Grand Circle tour which takes you to from lush tropical rain forests to the rim of the awesome Volcanoes National Park. Travel in comfort aboard a spacious, deluxe "big window" minibus or deluxe motorcoach bus. Your day starts with a scenic drive along the southern coast of Hawaii past coffee farms, macadamia nut farms, historic Kealakekua Bay, and the Punaluu Black Sand Beach. Stop at the Kealakekua Bay Scenic Overlook, where you'll capture spectacular views of the coastline. As you enjoy a kona coffee, ask your guide about Captain Cook and the history of Hawaii.

Continue around the southern tip of Hawaii to Volcanoes National Park, dubbed Pele's Playground (admission included). Visit Kilauea, the worlds most active volcano. See the steam bluffs, marvel at Kilauea Iki Crater and walk through Thurston Lava Tube. Tour the Jagger Museum and watch a spectacular video filled with volcanic eruptions!

Leave the volcanoes behind as we head to Hilo. Stop at an orchid and anthurium nursery before heading over to Big Island Candies for a free tour! Established in 1977, they manufacture & market fine quality macadamia nut candies & cookies. Enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and free samples! Your tour of the Big Island ends with a drive through the rolling hills of Parker Ranch lands and views of cascading waterfalls along the beautiful the Hamakua Coast. After this amazing tour, we return you to your hotel.

Experience Includes

  • Full-day Grand Circle tour of the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Tour the south coast and see Kealakekua Bay and visit a Kona coffee plantation.
  • See famed black sand beaches.
  • Explore incredible Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Iki crater, steam bluffs, fern tree jungle and Thurston Lava Tube .
  • Browse through displays at the Jaggar Volcano Museum.
  • Visit an orchid and anthurium nursery.
  • Drive past the many waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast See Parker Ranch in Waimea.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea, Kona Village and Waikoloa area hotels.

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Lunch (there will be a lunch stop but food at own expense)

Departure location

This tour is only available from the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Start times

8.00am; hotel pick-ups commence before this time.


Approximately 9 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • This tour departs from Kona area hotels only. If you are staying in Hilo, it is a 2.5 hour drive to the start location and it is recommended you book the Big Island Volcano Adventure tour instead.
  • In an effort to make this an unforgettable experience, the tour will take you as close as possible to the volcanic activity. However, lava sightings are not guaranteed and volcanic activity cannot be predicted thus features may vary daily depending on conditions.
  • Fumes (volcanic gasses) are hazardous to everyone's health. We discourage visitors with heart or breathing problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women are especially at risk and should avoid being in areas where fumes persist. All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form.
  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour date.