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Beatiful Hawaiian Coastlines

Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano from Kona

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Circle Island Tour
  • Local Tour Guide Narration
  • Circumnavigate the Big Island
  • Visit a Kona coffee plantation
Air Conditioned Transport
No-host lunch
Professional Tour Guide

Discover the natural beauty and the volcanic excitement of Hawaii on our full day Big Island Grand Circle Tour. The Grand Circle Island Adventure transports you from lush tropical rain forests to Volcanoes National Park on a big day trip round the Big Island. Travel in style and comfort aboard our spacious, "big window" air conditioned minibus or motor coach bus. Round-trip Kona hotel transportation & expert narration included on this Hawaii Big Island day trip.

Grand Circle Island Tour Highlights:

  • Tour the south coast
  • See a famed black sand beach
  • Explore incredible Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Iki crater, steam bluffs, fern tree jungle and Thurston Lava Tube (Admission included)
  • Enjoy a no-host lunch 
  • Browse through displays at the Jaggar Museum 
  • Drive past the many waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast
  • See Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea 

Enjoy a scenic drive in our air-conditioned buses along the southern coast of Hawaii. View Kealakekua Bay, settled over a thousand years ago, and spectacular views of the coastline from your Kona Coffee stop. Ask your knowledgeable guide about Captain Cook and the history of the area.

Continue your adventure as we travel around the southern tip of Hawaii to Volcanoes National Park, dubbed Pele's Playground (admission included). Tour the Jagger Museum and watch a spectacular video filled with volcanic eruptions, discover the informative displays and walk through the Thurston Lava Tube and drive by Kilauea Iki, a pit crater near the summit, and the Steam Vents.

Leave the volcanoes behind as we head to Hilo. Enjoy a stop at Big Island Candies for a free tour! Established in 1977, they manufacture & market fine quality candies & cookies. Have a brief respite and partake in some complimentary Kona coffee and free samples!

True to our promise, by the end of the day, you will have literally circled the island! After this amazing tour, we will return you to your Kona hotel.

Special Feature:
Lap Child2 & younger
Pick up
Pick up Location
Daily6:00 AM - 7:30 AM13 hours 30 minutesKailua Kona Airport and Major Kona Hotels
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and make a request. You will receive a confirmation usually within hours. If it is not available you will not be charged and we'll help you find an alternative date or similar tour.
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible! When you get to the booking page, select the hotel you are staying at. Your confirmation email will have the pickup location which will either be your hotel, or somewhere within 5 minute walking distance.
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes as this tour traverses sharp, uneven lava surfaces.
  • 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.
  • Fumes (volcanic gases) are hazardous to everyone's health.
2 reviews, 0 comments
Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(4.0 of 5)
If you are working with a budget this is the tour company for you. For the most part we saw what we set out to see: Big Island (Kona, Hilo), Maui (Hana Coast), Oahu (Pearl Harbor) and Kahaui (Waimea Canyon). We had an amazing trip and could not have done so otherwise. Although some of the tours were rushed, the drivers and guides were hard working, knowledgeable and very personable (with the exception ... moreof the last driver/tour guide in Kahaui who came to pick us up before our scheduled time of 7:45 AM, left us at 7:44 AM - I saw the bus pulling away, nonetheless she had to turn back to pick us up, had an attitude - not even a "good morning" great way to set the tone for the rest of the day).

All in all amazing pictures and knowledge gained from this once in a life time journey. Yes, I would use this company again if I came back to Hawaii. Would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for the pickup mishap on the last day of the trip.
“Big Island and Volcano Tour”
The tour itself was great. We really loved the part of the tour that took us to the Volcano National Park. A real highlight to a really long tour (about 12 hours). The tour guide was great and was really knowledgeable. If I have a complaint (the reason for the 4 stars and not 5), it was the lunch stop. The food was just so-so and the portions were small (especially for the price). When I received ... moremy order, the plate was thrown at me and the waitress didn't even apologize for serving my lunch that way. I guess that's what happens when the lunch price included the servers tip.