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Big Island Grand Circle Island Volcano Adventure from Honolulu

Big Island Grand Circle Island Volcano Adventure from Honolulu

This Big Island Grand Circle Tour will transport you to lush tropical rain forests and Volcanoes National Park.

Travel in style and comfort aboard a spacious “big window” minibus or motorcoach. Your airfare from Oahu and park admission is included.

Once you arrive at Kona Airport, you will travel via air conditioned vehicle along the southern coast of the island of Hawaii. Experience the scenic vistas at Kealakekua Bay and the spectacular coastline from your Kona Coffee stop. Don’t forget to ask your expert guide about Captain Cook!

Continue your sightseeing around the southern tip of the island to Volcanoes National Park, dubbed Pele’s Playground (admission included). Take a once in a lifetime walk through the Thurston Lava tube and tour the hands-on Jaggar Museum where you will watch an outstanding video filled with volcanic eruptions. Your adventure continues with a drive by the Kilauea Iki and the steam vents.

As you leave the volcanoes behind, it's on to Hilo. While in Hilo, stop at Big Island Candies for a free tour! Established in 1977, they produce and market fine quality candies and cookies. Enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and free samples.

At the end of the day, you will have circled the Big Island. After this amazing sightseeing adventure, you will fly back to Oahu and returned you to your hotel.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

approximately 16-17 hours

Time

4:30 am daily
Please Note: Due to seasonal fluctuations in flight schedules, the departure time may be somewhat earlier or later. Waikiki hotel pickups begin approximately 30 minutes before the tour departure time. Please see Special Schedule Details.

Tour includes pick-up & drop-off at Honolulu hotels. All participants must sign a liability waiver. You will be asked to enter first and last names of all guests as they appear on their government-issued photo IDs on the Order Form. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

Special Schedule Details

  • Tour will not operate during the Ironman Marathon in October.
  • Tour will not operate on Thanksgiving, December 25 or January 1.
  • On rare occasions, and due to external factors outside the control of tour sellers and operators (including inclement weather, maintenance, repair work, and/or filming for movies or TV shows), there is the possibility of not being able to visit one or more scheduled locations during your tour. If this occurs, a new location will be substituted or additional time will be spent at other tour locations.

Inclusions:

  • Pick-up from your hotel in Honolulu
  • Airplane Flight Roundtrip from Honolulu to Kona
  • Volcanoes National Park Admission
  • Jaggar Museum Admission
  • Thurston Lava Tube Admission
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Drop-off at your hotel in Honolulu

Exclusions:

  • Lunch (there will be a lunch stop, however)
  • Optional guide gratuity

Tour Highlights:

  • Quick Flight from Oahu Island (Included)
  • Circumnavigate the Big Island
  • Tour the South Coast
  • 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 (Admission Included)
  • Browse Through Displays at the Jaggar Museum
  • Drive Past the Many Waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast
  • See Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea

Important Tour Notes:

  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes as this tour traverses sharp, uneven lava surfaces.
  • Fumes (volcanic gases) are hazardous to everyone's health. Guides discourage visitors with heart or breathing problems. 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.
  • Flight schedules change frequently, so you will be provided with a telephone number on your E-Ticket to call to verify your tour departure time.

Tour Restrictions:

  • In order to be in compliance with FAA regulations, you are required during the ordering process to provide the full names of all persons in your party for air transportation.
  • International visitors must have a valid passport to fly inter-island on these tours and all U.S. citizens must have a current government ID. The names provided during the ordering process must be exactly as they appear on the valid, government-issued photo identification. Air carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name shown does not match the name on the airline ticket. If a passenger is denied boarding due to non-compliance with this requirement there will be no refund.
  • Lava viewing conditions cannot be predicted or guaranteed. Lava viewing features can change hourly. There are no guaranteed sightings of active lava flows. Surface lava may be present but may not be viewable due to environmental conditions or time constraints. When lava enters the ocean, intense heat can produce a plume cloud with dangerous and potentially life threatening toxic gases, super heated steam and hydrochloric acid. Airborne particles are a hazard to your eyes and lungs. When this occurs, you must leave the area at once. If inland flows are present, and you use caution you may have an opportunity to view fresh lava up close. Follow marked routes and the instructions of your guide. Molten lava is 2000 degrees F. Keep a safe distance and never go into areas where your escape route may be cut off. Do not throw objects into lava as this can cause burns from spattering lava or eye injuries from airborne volcanic glass. Be aware, stay alert, use caution and do not take chances.

Tour includes pick-up & drop-off Honolulu hotels. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Pickup Locations

Pickup Locations

Please Note: We do not pick up from any hotels that are not on this list and pick-up times are subject to change without notice, so ALWAYS call the tour operator at least one day prior to the tour to confirm the pickup time and location.
Hotel Name Address Pickup Time(s) Pickup Notes
HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE 2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI Pickup at Tapa Tower, Rainbow Drive (look for a for a full-sized motorcoach)

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews


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Event Date:

October 24, 2017

Desired Time:

04:30 AM