Big Island Circle Tour
Our newest, most exciting Hawaii adventure includes a volcano tour, a black sand beach, a Kona coffee tour, and iconic Big Island waterfalls!
- Punalu’u Black Sand Beach – Discovering native wildlife is always a Hawaii highlight. This stretch of black sand beach is not only beautiful and unique but is a popular basking spot for the Hawaiian turtle or “honu.”
- Kona Joe Coffee – Enjoy a delicious catered lunch at this unique local favorite. Taste local coffee and browse at the gift shop.
- Hawaii Volcanos National Park – See Big Island volcanoes!
- The massive park is consistently listed as a must-see for visitors. Our tour highlights all the park’s best including Chain of Craters Road, natural steam vents, and views of the new Halemau’mau Crater.
- Rainbow Falls – One of “The Best Waterfalls in Hawaii” in every guidebook and blog. Witness one of the most famous Big Island waterfalls up close and personal!
- Kona Coffee Tour & Tasting – Coffee tours are rated one of the “Top 5 Things to Do on the Big Island” by Hawaii Guide. Take your own Kona coffee tour, sample a variety of locally grown, premium coffees and teas.
- Waipio Valley Lookout – Take in a spectacular view of the Hamakua Coast on the way to the most famous lookout on the island.
- Punalu’u Bake Shop –The Southernmost bakery in the United States! But that’s not the only reason it’s favorite. .try the “ono” (delicious) malasadas to find out why they’re a must-visit
- Light continental breakfast tray served at select Kona coffee farm (varies daily).
- Deli-style catered lunch served with various sandwiches, chips, snacks, water, and fruit juice.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Pickup details will be included in your confirmation email.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your tour to check-in.|
|WHAT TO BRING||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!
||Kailani Tours Hawaii is committed to providing five-star service to all guests. Kailani Tours Hawaii will not refund tour price due to weather-related reasons. We will promise an incredible volcano experience but unfortunately cannot control the weather. Guests will be charged 100% of the tour price for cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.
A combined minimum of 4 guests is required for a tour to operate. Should a tour not meet the tour minimum, customers will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. Advance notice will be provided at least 12 hours before the start time.
Big Island Circle Tour
12 years and above
Ages 5-11 years old
This adventure is operated by Kailani Tours
How large will my tour be?
We operate Mercedes Sprinter mini-coaches with a maximum capacity of 14 passengers. If you’re looking for a private, romantic getaway for two, a small group of just a few, a large corporate event or wedding, we can handle up to 80 passengers at one time! Call (808-938-4057) or email ([email protected]) for your customized and personal tour!
How comfy are the vehicles?
Very! Our guides want to work for us because we pamper the guests AND the guides! Having driven low-roof, hard-seated, worn-out vans in the past, we 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 we never cut corners on safety or customer service – ever.
Our brand new vehicle even has reclining leather seats! Our vans have high roofs to maneuver through the cabin, adjustable air conditioning, seatbelt extensions, cup holders, and large windows for the best views. Our 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!
Where do the tours start?
Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts. We 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, we’re happy to work with you. Leave the driving to us!
Can you accommodate wheelchairs?
Our vans are equipped to handle the easy storage of a collapsible wheelchair or other medical equipment. We do not have a wheelchair lift, however. We have also installed an extra hydraulic side step for extra easy on and off for all riders.
How much walking or hiking will I be doing?
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 our short walks, Kailani guides are happy to make further accommodations.
For guests wanting to do extensive hiking, we are glad to customize a private tour to cover as much as much ground as you like. Our Kailani hiking guides are in excellent shape and will be excited to show off some of the many beautiful hiking trails here on the Big Island.
Passengers traveling with a collapsible wheelchair or walker are more than welcome. Please note, our mini-coaches are equipped to handle easy storage of a wheelchair or other medical equipment. We do not have a wheelchair lift on our vehicles at this time.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
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!
Are snacks, meals, and tips included in tour prices?
We’ve chosen to work with the best restaurants and caterers on the Big Island to bring our guests an experience of all five senses. We like to eat well and our guests do too!
Tipping is, of course, at the discretion of the tour guest but is customary when great service has been provided. We think our professional tour guides are the very best on the planet and we know they appreciate receiving acknowledgments for their expertise, humor, and ability to make your tour memorable!
Will my cell phone work during my tour?
Although some cell phone carriers have spotty coverage on the Big Island, we’ll be within cell phone range for most of the tours. Private or charter tours to Waipio Valley will have very limited cell phone coverage. Locals seem to prefer it that way, too. We have a charger on board in case your battery runs low, but some guests bring their own mobile battery charger. Then again, it might actually be nice to set down your phone for a while, too. We also rely on “The Coconut Wireless” or shouting across canyons to communicate.
Do you operate tours on holidays?
On most holidays, we do operate. However, we do not operate our regular tour on the Ironman World Championships in October, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Our suppliers don’t operate on those days, so we’ve elected to do the same. Our guides have to get to the beach sometimes, right? If you or your group do wish to tour on a holiday, call us and we will be happy to make arrangements with other restaurants that may be operating that day.