Big Island Deluxe Volcano Tour in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kailani Tours Hawaii*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Deluxe Big Island Day Tour: Volcanoes and Dinner


Lasting about 12 hours (afternoon and evening), the Deluxe Volcano Experience offers a unique way to see some of the best points of interest in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy a high-altitude drive over Saddle Road to Hilo and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with narration from your knowledgeable driver/guide, bottled water, deli-style lunch, dinner at Kilauea Lodge, and more.

up to 11 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 12 hours.
  • Includes deli-style lunch at Mauna Kea State Park and dinner at Kilauea Lodge.
  • Tour includes Rainbow Falls, King Kamehameha Statue, Crater Rim Trail, lava tube and more.
  • Witness nighttime glow at Halemaumau Crater.


from Deluxe Big Island Day Tour: Volcanoes and Dinner
The joy of being in Hawaii is on full display throughout this expertly crafted Big Island day tour of geological wonders and fresh dining experiences. From a Kona coffee farm to the majestic black sands of the Kona coastline, your passionate guide is there to ensure exceptional service and experience.

Take a gentle hike along ancient lava fields in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park before arriving at Kilauea Lodge for a three-course dinner, where the wait staff orchestrate a perfectly timed procession of Hawaiian-infused dishes, each carefully decorated with locally sourced ingredients.

This isn’t any tour of the Big Island — this is a celebration of Mother Nature and the chance to connect with her while creating life-changing memories.

Meals Included: Fresh Deli-Style Lunch and Elevated Restaurant Dinner
*Fresh Deli-Style Outdoor Catered Picnic Lunch and Coffee Tasting and Three-Course Restaurant Dinner included.

**Meal locations and tour stops are subject to change.**

Deluxe Big Island Day Tour: Volcanoes and Dinner Reviews

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"Amazing tour experience"
July 2019
Bret Zimmerman was our tour guide on our amazing deluxe volcano experience. He was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He taught us so much while keeping these Texans entertained on a 12 hour tour with his stories, jokes and videos. It was amazing to have a tour guide who is so passionate about the volcanos of Hawaii. We felt privileged to have such a talented tour guide that went above and beyond by playing his ukulele for us during lunch. The highlight of our trip was the opportunity to see fissure 8 and to learn from the locals what they experienced during the eruption. It was priceless to stand on the newest land in America. The van we rode in was super comfortable and they provided a picnic lunch and dinner at a restaurant, and enough water for all of us for the entire tour. He also had flashlights and warm jackets when needed, and a telescope for viewing the stars on saddle road. Bret is a music teacher during the school year and I just want to say that his students are very lucky to have such a wonderful caring person as a teacher.
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Tip: We went on a helicopter tour the previous day so it was awesome to explore by land.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Deluxe Big Island Day Tour: Volcanoes and Dinner

Where are the pick-up locations at?

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. Leave the driving to them!

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. 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?

Yes, lunch and dinner are included. 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. Tipping is, of course, at the discretion of the tour guest but is customary and always appreciated when great service has been provided.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 11 hours (afternoon and evening).

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 you accommodate special diets?

All Kailani Tours experiences include tasty meals with local ingredients made by local chefs. They accommodate special diets or preferences by request via number on the e ticket.

Do they operate tours on holidays?

They do operate on most holidays. 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.