5 Activity Rating
5 Crew Rating
Experience the wonders and excitement of the Big Island of Hawaii with Polynesian Adventure Tours. We'll take you from lush tropical rain forests to the rim of awesome Kilauea caldera. You'll enjoy panoramic views in unmatched comfort from our spacious, deluxe "big window" Premier Mini Coaches. This highly personalized scenic tour is fully narrated by specially trained driver/guides and features many stops to allow you to get the most from your day. Join us for an experience you'll long remember!
On this extraordinary journey you'll discover and visit Kailua Town, View Kealakekua Bay, Coffee Plantations, Black Sand Beach, Volcanoes National Park, Volcano House, Steam Bluffs & Crater Drive, Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, Volcano Observatory, Fern Tree Jungle, Orchid & Anthurium Nursery, City of Hilo (drive through), Hamakua Coast, Parker Ranch Lands and Waimea District.
Schedule: 7 days a week
Duration: 12 hours
Children: 2-12 pay reduced price
Transportation: You'll travel with a knowledgeable tour guide in a comfortable A/C deluxe coach bus Time: Airport pick up at 6:15am, hotel pickup between 7:00 & 8:30am. Return between 6:00 & 6:30pm depending hotel location. See pickup locations & pricing below.
Note: Amount of this tour does not include meals!
We stop for lunch at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano, just outside Volcanoes National Park. Passengers are given a menu upon pickup, and the lunch orders are called in for quick service when we arrive. Shopping is available at adjacent Kilauea General Store and Kilauea Kreations (Hawaiian Quilt & Gift Shop). View the Hard Rock Cafe Menu
I would have like to tour the Botanical Gardens in Hilo. I would be interested in a tour from Kona to Hilo [not circle tour ]that includes more sightseeing in Hilo for my next trip to Hawaii.
Our driver was very informative. He added to a great time. He knew everything we asked about along the way. He certainly entertained us with his knowledge of everything. Everyone enjoyed his talks and he didn't miss anything. It was a long day and was so pleasant. Would do it again in a heart beat.
Make the orchid plant a stop everyday. Candy stop not very good. I love Tex's malasadas.
More stops, especially to landmarks etc. There were more stopovers for souvenirs and gifts.
I wish there were ways to stop to take photos of some of the more scenic vistas in Hawaii, rather than just rushing past them.
The time set aside for having lunch was waaaaaaay too early! 10:30a.m. is not lunch! Also the time alotted for lunch was too short and after eating there was no time to look around the area. And too bad because some people spotted a turtle in the tidepools and those who were eating (at 10:30am!)did not have time to go look at it before the bus departure. After they heard of the turtle sighting, they were disappointed not to have had time to go down to those tidepools to see it.
there were more gift shop stops than I needed--maybe the ladies felt differently
Too many gift shop stops and would rather see other main island attractions. Do want to say that our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
Could have skipped the Candy Shop and possibly the Orchid Farm too