Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour in Hilo, HI

Polynesian AdventuresBanyan DriveHilo, HI 96720
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Overview

Offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours, the Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour features a full day of exploring the volcanic wonders on the Big Island. Guests can enjoy visiting the Volcanoes National Park, touring the south coast, journeying through a Kona coffee plantation, roaming the famed black-sand beaches, browsing the Jaggar Museum, seeing the waterfalls of Hamakua Coast and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hilo Travel Experts
  • Tour departs from the Kona side of the Big Island.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Hotel pick-up included.
  • Bring a camera to capture memories of the Big Island

Description

from Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour
Experience the scenic beauty and volcanic excitement of Hawaii on a full-day Big Island Grand Circle tour! The Grand Circle Island Adventure takes you to lush tropical rain forests & Volcanoes National Park on a big day trip around the Big Island. Travel in comfort aboard our spacious, "big window" minibus or motorcoach bus. Tour-trip Kona hotel transportation & expert narration included on this Hawaii Big Island day trip.

Enjoy a scenic drive in our air-conditioned buses along the southern coast of Hawaii. View Kealakekua Bay and spectacular views of the coastline from your Kona Coffee stop.

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! Walk through the Thurston Lava Tube and drive by Kilauea Iki and the Steam Vents.

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

Gold Package: Includes lunch

Pick Up/Drop Off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Return to Hotel: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (approximately)
Tour: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NOTE: THIS TOUR OFFERS ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION FROM KONA HOTELS ONLY. IF YOU ARE STAYING IN HILO, IT IS AN APPROXIMATE 2.5-HOUR DRIVE TO KONA.

Tour Restriction(s):
Lava viewing conditions change daily and viewing of active lava flow is not guaranteed. Covered walking shoes and a light jacket/sweater/poncho are recommended as the weather conditions may change throughout the course of the day.

Fumes (volcanic gasses) are hazardous to everyone's health. We discourage visitors with heart or respiratory problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women are especially at risk and should avoid being in areas where fumes persist.

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tour_guide_tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
"Conqured the island of Maui thanks to Polynesian Adventure Tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2020 NEW
We joined the tour called "Road to Hana" . The weather was not perfect, raining hard in the morning and too cold to swim throughtout the day, but we still had a great day with Polynesian Adventure Tours. We were picked up almost on time(6 am in the morning!) by a friendly man named Gen. He is originally from Japan where we come from. We enjoyed chatting with him for about an hour to the starting place of the tour. We were then introduced to our guide for the day, Mr. Wayne. He was full of information. My husband and I are actually English-speaking tour guides in Japan, so we were impressed how much information he gave to his guests all day(there was almost no time he wasn't talking while we were driving). He made frequent stops for bathrooms and gave us a lot of opportunities to take photos. We came back in one piece from the jungles of Maui thanks to his safe drive. All the places were very beautiful even in the rain. The car was clean with big windows. We did the west side of Maui on our own in our rented car, but we wouldn't have been able to do the west side by ourselves for sure. The roads are too narrow with a lot of cliffs. We would like to thank Wayne to take us to the deep inside of Maui. Mahalo! 英語ができないとちょっときついかもしれません!ウェインさん(ガイドさん)の英語はすごく速くて、英語を使う仕事をしていますが私たちも半分くらいしかわかりませんでした。でもいい勉強になります。ハナはレンタカーで行くのは難しいのでツアーで行くと安心ですね。
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Mmcgooo
Westport, Connecticut
"Mount Haleakala sunset tour plus dinner 12/25/19"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
This was awful. They should have cancelled. The weather was a full-on tropical storm at the parking lot (too dangerous to go to the top) with wind gusts of 50mph, sustained winds of 30mph (no exaggeration- these numbers are from the park ranger), freezing rain falling horizontally feeling like needles hitting you in the face. We were the only tour group stupid/greedy enough to make this trip, the parking lot was completely empty. We saw nothing, visibility was maybe 100 yards. I called beforehand to see if it was going to be cancelled and the answer was no only if the weather is too dangerous. That is a pretty low threshold if you ask me. The driver was incompetent, barely spoke English, didn’t know where the restaurant was, when we got there it was pretty much a cafeteria with table service. Our family took an Uber back to the hotel, as did others in our group. A very bad Christmas memory, except of course that we were in Maui.
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MauiSteve2017
"Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020 NEW
Tour guide was very good. The tour info did not inform us beforehand that the final 2 hours of the tour are "on your own" in Waikiki. That's OK for anyone who would want that much time in Waikiki, but we would rather have had another hour at Pearl Harbor and at least another 30 minutes at the USS Missouri. The coach was very comfortable and we had a small group (6 total), so it was a very pleasant day.
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K4147TPdenniss
"Road to Hana"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
My wife and I took the Polynesian Adventures tour of the road to Hana on 1/15/20. We had a wonderful time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The food was excellent. The driver , Lee, was informative and entertaining. We would definitely go again.
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453stellan
"The Road to Hana (Maui)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020 NEW
Larry could NOT have been more authentic and passionate about sharing his love and knowledge of Hawaii and building a sense of community among his bus passengers. The trip itself is quite enjoyable but Larry made it OVER THE TOP enjoyable, interesting and memorable. *we had pick-up and drop-off so I am not clear on the parking situation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour

What type of vehicle will we be transported in?
Passengers will spend the day in a “big window” minibus or motor coach bus.

Are meals included?
On various stops throughout the tour, guests will enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and free samples. Lunch is included on gold package tours.

How long is the trip?

Passengers will be picked up from their Kona area hotels from 6:00 am to 7:30 am and will return at approximately 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm.

Can I be picked up from my hotel/lodging in Hilo?
The tour only picks up passengers in the Kona area. Kona is a 2.5-hour drive from Hilo.

Am I guaranteed to see lava?
It is not guaranteed that tour guests will see or experience red molten lava or other volcanic activity.

What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. It is recommended that you bring a light jacket in case of unforeseen rain or weather changes.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any tour reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.