Big Island Circle Tour in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kailani Tours Hawaii*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Come and visit the Big Island and its natural wonders on the Big island Circle tour of Kailani Tours! On this trip, you are bound to experience the different districts and microclimates of Hawaii Island in one day while exploring some of the world's most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes. The tour will take you to the island's best views, like the Kona, Ka'u, and Hamakua coastlines, Rainbow Falls, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, complete with stops at hidden gem experiences; like sampling the island's finest coffees and sweet treats! This is undoubtedly a great avenue to experience and learn more about Hawaii, its inhabitants, and its culture!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Operating hours are from 7 am till sunset on specific dates only.
  • Tour duration is approximately 11 hours.
  • Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts or the option to meet at a central meeting point of nearby landmarks/resorts.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Tour group of 12-15 people.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • This is not a swimming tour.
  • Tour package includes breakfast & lunch, snacks, jackets, umbrellas, flashlights, and parkas for all occasions.
  • Drones are not allowed in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Tour only has storage for collapsable wheelchairs.
  • Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour cost and are not required.


from Big Island Circle Tour
This incredible Circle Island Tour takes guests through Big Islands coffee country, visits the world-famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, and explores all the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley. This tour showcases Kona’s best views, the Big Island’s best coastline views with all the stops at the must-see locations! Coffee lovers unite!

Points of Interest:
Premium Coffee Plantation, Punalu’u Bakery, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Ka’u Coffee Farm, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Rainbow Falls, Waipio Valley Lookout, and the Kohala Coast.
Locations Subject to Change.

An Island-style breakfast (Premium Coffee Farm) and lunch (Volcano Winery and Tea Farm) are both included on this tour. Each meal is served individually to comply with sanitary/COVID-19 standards. Pre-orders are not necessary but please let us know if guests have any dietary restrictions.

Island-style continental breakfast including scones and yogurt parfaits, with fresh brewed Kona coffee. Seasonal selections may vary.

Gourmet picnic lunch served in an outdoor setting. A typical menu might include grilled chicken served on a bed of quinoa, dinner roll, and brownie lava bar. Seasonal selections may vary.
*Please note any dietary restrictions
*Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Meal locations and menus subject to change.

Kailani Tours Hawaii Provides: English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 passenger mini-coach, catered box-style breakfast, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot and cold towel service, gourmet lunch, bottled water, rain jackets, scented hand towels, and hot beverage.

This tour has a maximum of 13 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island Circle Tour

What are the pick-up locations?

Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts. They also offer the option to meet at a central meeting point to accommodate a busy vacation schedule, if you prefer. For bed and breakfasts or smaller resorts, they are happy to work with you.

Are there any age or physical/health restrictions for this tour?

No. Nearly all tours include the opportunity for a few short walks. However, none of them include any walking longer than 20 minutes with the exemption of the Kona Coffee, Cloud Forest, and Brewery Experience. Should guests choose to skip any of the short walks, Kailani guides are happy to make further accommodations. 

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Their vans are equipped to handle the easy storage of a collapsible wheelchair or other medical equipment. They do not have a wheelchair lift, however. They have also installed an extra hydraulic side step for extra ease on and off for all riders.

Are snacks, meals, and tips included in tour prices?

Kailani Tours Hawaii has chosen to work with the best restaurants and caterers on the Big Island to bring their guests an experience of all five senses. They like to eat well and their guests do too!

Tipping is, of course, at the discretion of the tour guest but is customary when great service has been provided. They think their professional tour guides are the very best on the planet and know they appreciate receiving acknowledgments for their expertise, humor, and ability to make your tour memorable!

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 11 hours.

What should I wear?

Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Temperatures at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 50 to 75 degrees F. Saddle Road temperatures can get even chillier, to perhaps 40 degrees F. Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear, a hat, and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants.  Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset. You have plenty of opportunities to change as the weather changes frequently. Oh, don’t forget your camera!

How comfy are the vehicles?

Very! Their guides want to work for them because they pamper the guests AND the guides! Having driven low-roof, hard-seated, worn-out vans in the past, they understand the importance of being comfortable on the ride to the volcano (or around the island!)

Maintaining a fleet of Mercedes Benz passenger vans is more expensive than using inferior vehicles, but they never cut corners on safety or customer service – ever.

Their brand new vehicle even has reclining leather seats! Their vans have high roofs to maneuver through the cabin, adjustable air conditioning, seatbelt extensions, cup holders, and large windows for the best views. The audio/visual package is top-of-the-line with a large flip-down monitor and separate speakers for video and guide headset. This technology allows for the driver/guide to show video while narrating; it’s the ultimate way to cruise the Big Island!

Can special diets be accommodated?

All Kailani Tours' experiences include tasty meals with local ingredients made by local chefs. They accommodate special diets or preferences by request. Please make a note of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Does the tour operate on holidays?

On most holidays, they do operate. However, they do not operate their regular tour on the Ironman World Championships in October, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Their suppliers don’t operate on those days, so they elected to do the same. Their guides have to get to the beach sometimes, right?