See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour from Oahu. You’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island and circle the island to see Volcanoes National Park, beautiful beaches, rain forests and more ... More info ›
See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour from Oahu. You’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island and circle the island to see Volcanoes National Park, beautiful beaches, rain forests and more. Round-trip airfare from Honolulu and all entrance fees, including to the national park, are included.
Leave Oahu behind for a day to experience the spectacular and mysterious beauty of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island is blessed with stunning landscapes, including volcanoes and rain forests, and this is the best way to see it all. Round-trip airfare from Honolulu to Kona is included. A tour guide will meet you at the Honolulu airport to make sure you catch your flight on Hawaiian Airlines; then you can relax on the 45-minute flight.
You’ll head out on a luxury minibus along the south coast of the island – the scenic drive will keep your eyes glued to your windows. You’ll have between 15 minutes to one hour at each of the following stops.
Catch amazing Hawaiian views of the coast, and ask your guide about Captain Cook.
Volcanoes National Park:
The Grand Circle tour includes admission to the park. Built in 1916, the park features the results of 70 million years of volcanic activity, migration and evolution. See the Kilauea Iki crater, Thurston Lava Tube and the steam bluffs. Bring a light sweater or jacket to wear here.
You can watch films of past eruptions and current volcano activity at this free, hands-on museum.
Big Island Candy Company:
Established in 1977, Big Island Candy manufactures and markets high-end macadamia-nut candies and cookies. You’ll get a free tour, complete with Kona coffee and samples.
When the day is over, you will have literally circled the Big Island. You’ll be driven back to the Kona airport for your flight to Honolulu.
**Due to the recent and evolving volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii, the itinerary is subject to change without notice effective May 1, 2018 until further notice. Guest safety is our main concern and changes to these itineraries may be necessitated. **
Current itinerary as of May 17, 2018:
- Royal Kona Coffee Center
- Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
- Big Island Candy Company
- 'Imiloa Astronomy Center - Lunch on own (see below)
- ʻAkaka Falls State Park
- Statue of King Kamehameha
- Hamakua Macadamia Nut
The lunch stop for all Big Island tours will be at the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center at the Sky Garden Restaurant with scenic views of Hilo. Lunch is on guest's own and they have the option of selecting the Sky Garden's lunch buffet or ordering from the regular menu that offers local favorites and familiar options like sandwiches and salads. We are unfortunately not able to offer the GOLD package option.