Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour in Hilo, HI

Polynesian AdventuresBanyan DriveHilo, HI 96720
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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


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

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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Chris H
Columbia, Maryland
"“The Best of Maui Tour”==Underwhelming tour--not worth the cost--most disappointing tour of the cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Took "The Best of Maui" tour from Polynesian Adventure Tours via Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Pride of America on a Monday in early February Iao Needle State Park was very pretty. Spent about 20 minutes there. Over 100 steps to climb to get near the needle. Clean portapotties available (4 stars). The Maui tropical planation tram tour was totally underwhelming. Short tram tour through demonstration planation fields with about a 10 minute stop to see a coconut husking demonstration. Trams are covered so we were mostly protected from the occasional showers. To enter and exit the planation tour, we had to walk through the store. In addition, there were numerous other opportunities to buy food or drinks. Essentially just a stop for us to spend money. Disappointing considering what this tour cost from NCL. More to see in tropical gardens there but we had no time. Ok but just not worth wasting time for after traveling 6000 miles. Go see something else. (1 star) Maui Ocean Center was very nice but we had too little time here (about 2 ½ hours). A sit-down lunch was included but totally disorganized and took about an hour. That left only 90 minutes or so to see the MOC. We decided to see their 3D whale experience at 1230 but so many people were in line we had to wait until 1pm to get in. The show was excellent but that left us only 40 minutes to see the rest of the MOC. Not enough time. (4 stars) Overall, this Polynesian Adventure Tours/NCL tour was Ok but not great. Iao was worth seeing. The Tropical Planation should be dropped completely and the time spent at the MOC instead. Even drop the included lunch at the MOC and let us forage instead or spend the lunch hour touring the MOC.
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Chula Vista, California
"Kaua'i Movie Adventure Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
Took the Movie Adventure tour on Kauai, lots of interesting spots and stops to take pictures. Lunch was informal at a small restaurant that was used in the movie The Descendants in Hanalei.
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Riverside, California
"Haleakala Sunrise with breakfast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
This is a 8 hours trip and start about 2am Our tour bro Preston pick up everyone on time by their resided Hotel, Condo, Timeshare etc.. Multiple stops for restroom break, coffee. Take about 2 hours drive up. Preston is fun, patience with a lot of Maui info to share... not just for this tour. Sunrise is aaaamazing. Of course, expect windy and cold or even rain.... mother nature rule. Drive down is smooth, Preston tell Maui stories from astronauts to best bar in Maui. Everyone is entertained by his knowledge. Hot Breakfast after trip put a pause of the tour. Then the tour bus bring everyone back. Great experience and will use Polyasian again.
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glenn p
Winnipeg, Canada
"Sunset tour of haleakala volcano "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
Had a great time on the sunset tour. Judy was our guide and she was a lot of fun. Very knowledgeable and very funny The sunset was amazing . Who can say they spent valentine's day with your wife on top of a volcano watching the sunset. Bravo judy for a great day.
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Duarte, California
"Haleakala Sunset Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
We decided to take the sunset tour. Our driver was very pleasant and informative telling us stories and facts about the island. We stopped at a general store along the way. The store had snacks and souvenirs for purchase. When we arrived at the top, we had plenty of time to view the crater and surrounding areas. Even with the clouds, we watched the beautiful sunset. After the sunset, we went to dinner at Cafe O' Lei. Food was good and plentiful.
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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.