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Rainbow Falls Hawaii on Big Island

Big Island of Hawaii Volcano Adventure from Hilo

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Island:
BIG ISLAND
Highlights:
  • Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Park admission included)
  • Local Tour Guide Narration
  • Complimentary roundtrip Hilo hotel & Hilo Airport transportation included
Includes:
Air Conditioned Transport
No-host lunch
Professional Tour Guide
Description:

Enjoy the day exploring the East side of Hawaii Island and discovering Volcanoes National Park. This adventure tour will allow you to experience the Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, and Kilauea Ika Crater!

Volcano Tour Highlights:

  • Professional, knowledgeable guides provide descriptive narration throughout your tour! 
  • Drive through quaint Hilo town & cruise along scenic Banyan Drive. 
  • Witness the gorgeous 80-foot Rainbow Falls.
  • Stop at the Jagger Museum to see hands-on displays and films of previous eruptions & current activity. 
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch stop (meal not included).
  • Walk through Thurston Lava Tube.
  • Visit an orchid & anthurium nursery.

This is a unique one of a kind experience, and we have designed this special tour of Volcanoes National Park just for your enjoyment!

Volcano Adventure Highlights
We will spend approximately 15 minutes to one hour at each location. The order of the stops is subject to being changed but you will get to see them all!

Hilo: Drive through this historic town, now a quaint setting for merchants and shopping!

Rainbow Falls: Experience the awe inspiring sound of this 80-foot waterfall as it rushes over a natural lava cave into a large pool below, almost 100 feet in width. This natural wonder is a perfect spot for a photo opportunity.

Volcanoes National Park: Your admission is included to this site. The park, built in 1916, displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration and evolution of volcanoes! There is so much to experience and take in this is a once in a lifetime adventure.

Jagger Museum: This hands-on museum has films of previous eruptions and current activity. Admission is free! Discover the informative displays and scientific instruments used today by volcanologists.

Kilauea Iki Crater: A large volcanic crater pit with proximity and annexation rights claimed by the mighty Kilauea Volcano itself. Visitors may view Kīlauea Iki from either a lookout point or the trail head parking lot. Currently guests can hike across Kīlauea Iki from Byron Lodge which overlooks the crater, as well as walking along the crater floor on what once was a lake of lava.

Thurston Lava Tube: Nahuku also known as the Thurston Lava Tube, an easily accessible lava tube, will allow you to walk where once red lava flowed. Consider also that lava currently travels from Pu'u O'o, flowing to the ocean in a labyrinth of lava tubes much like the tube you are walking through. Watch your head in the tube - there are some areas with a low ceiling!

 
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Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
"Gold" optionAdult12+
$
148
49
Lunch Included
"Gold" optionChild3-11
$
89
09
Lunch Included
RegularAdult12+
$
110
58
RegularChild3-11
$
66
35
Lap Child2 & younger
$
0
Schedule
Days
Pick up
Check in
Duration
Pick up Location
M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa6:00 AM7:30 AM12 hoursMajor Hilo Area Hotels & Hilo Airport
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!
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Check In Location
Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States
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
  • PLEASE NOTE: This tour offers round-trip transportation from Hilo hotels only. if you are staying in Kona, it is an approximate 2.5-hour drive to Hilo.
  • 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.
Reviews
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
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“Big Island of Hawaii Grand Circle Island & Volcano”
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Our driver/guide: John Mac was very knowledgeable & courteous. I truly enjoyed the tour. This tour departs from Kona side of the Big Island and basically goes around the island while making stops at most of major points such as Black Sand Beach, Kilauea and Hilo area in one day. Considering the size of the island, if I were to rent a car & do the same would probably take most of my time driving rather ... morethan enjoying the beautiful scenery. That said, with the comfort of sitting in the bus enjoying the panoramic view of the island all day is absolutely priceless! I highly recommend this tour to anybody who visits this island, especially for first-timers. One thing I'd need to address which has got nothing to do with the tour itself is, I wonder if there was age restriction such as no kids under 5 years old policy. There was a baby with younger parents on-board. The baby constantly cried, screamed...you name it, the parents needed to babysit, few times by using a music-playing toy which was, indeed, quite distractive especially while the guide was speaking. Even when the driver was playing a nice Hawaiian music, I heard the baby-music going on almost as loud as the Hawaiian music... Although I feel sorry for the parents who had to bring their baby with them rather than leaving the baby at home(or hotel) with baby-sitter, I wish they'd consider fellow passengers and refrain from doing anything that may interfere the nature of this tour...
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“Fun tour!”
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Our tour was touching, educational, and entertaining. Our tour guide called me beforehand to introduce himself, shared his Hawaiian story with us, and knew where each of the guests were from. The open air bus was fun, but warning- wear sunscreen! Also, be aware to have to duck from the occasional branch but that made it fun. A great time.
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“Amazing tour of my life!”
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Perfect tour. Got to see so much in a day. The tour company was very well organized from flight to bus! I will never forget all the things I got to see. Most importantly what a great value! I will use this company again for sure!
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“One of the best tours on Hawaii.”
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We had a great time on our tour yesterday. We stopped at least 4-5 locations including black sand beach and waterfalls. Highly recommend this tour if you vacation on the Big Island.
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“Our tour guide (Jon) was the man!!”
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Our tour guide (Jon) was the man!! I loved his passion and knowledge of the big island. The bus made me a little sick. The roads are so curvy. But it was worth it seeing the diversity of the island. Going through the lava tubs and to the smoking cavern were my favorites. Make sure to bring a jacket! It gets chilly and always rains in certain parts of the tour.
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“Amazing”
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Great experience , very knowledgable and friendly guide ( Tommy ). This tour had big impact on our decision on what to do next. I recommend this tour for everyone who is planning to visit the big island to give then better prospective on what to do here. Thank you
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Hilery was the man, but it's a looong tour
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The guide Hilery was outstanding. His overall knowledge of the history and ecology made the day very interesting. The first two thirds of the day was great. The tour allows you to get an overview of all of the major sites on the island. The after leaving Hilo, the tour drags a little, but that has more to do with the lack of sites on the northern part of the island than the tour itself. I would recommend ... morethis tour to anyone who wants to really understand the history and folklore of the island. We're I to redo it, I would buy a guide book and go exploring on my own... But I'm 25 and more interested in hiking and exploring than riding around all day in a bus.
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Big Island Volcano Tour
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From the outset, we did not actually expect to see any active lava or get remotely close to a volcano. We were pleasantly surprised that we did get to see Kilauea up closer from the Jagger Museum and Volcano House over the course of the day, and we can only imagine it would look amazing at night with the red glow!... more

It's a long day - no doubt about it, and as other have said, it probably could be condensed a little more. I understand what the Tour operators are trying to achieve, but showing the rich history of Hilo and Hawai'i, like telling a story, and for the most part was fascinating and very interesting. 

We did have Captain Rob, as our guide, and he was very accommodating, knowledgeable and friendly. He had a commanding knowledge of biology, geography, volcanology and history, which made the day very informative and enriching.

You do arrive at the actual national park around midday for lunch at the Volcano Village, and then spend pretty much the whole afternoon looking at Kilauea and various craters, and lava fields. We really enjoyed this tour, and would recommend it to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands were formed.
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“Volcano Tour, (Polynesian adventure tours)”
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This was the main thing I wanted to do on my trip to Hawaii, I had booked 2 weeks prior and was hoping it would be good, in fact the whole day was way beyond what I expected. If you go Polynesian and you are lucky enough to have Laura as your guide, you will have a great experience. I will be going back, but will stay on The Big Island for 3 or 4 days so as to see lots more. Cheers....... Ralph Smith.
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“HAWAIIAN CULTURE AT ITS BEST”
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We enjoyed everything at the park. Did not get to see everything we wanted I;e 15min movie on Hawaii and did not have time for the canal ride, but the show from the canal in boats was terrific. The dinner and show that evening was wonderful and entertaining, which included some of Hawaii's foods. It was a long day but very much worth it
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It was a good way to sample the big island
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The tour guide was excellent, no complaint there, but the tour was set up for people who just want to be there, take pictures and then leave. There are many many stops, from black sand beach, nut factory, orchid farm, rainbow fall and then finally the volcano park which I would have loved to spend a lot more time at. I think all in all, it was a decent tour, I just like to spend more time at less ... moreplaces. The most disappointing thing was the food, some lava rock cafe that was not very good and kinda pricey for what it was. I had to spend another $27 on lunch for 2 and didn't even eat half. If i had known that i had the option of skipping lunch, i would have brought my own or buy sandwiches at the nut factory.
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