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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.19
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$204.19
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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Historical Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay

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Journey back in time — when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged, fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands — on this 3-hour lunch or dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. Travel 12 miles down the Kona Coast to the Captain Cook monument. Learn the many secrets of the Big Island as a local historian points out more than 50 points of interest along the way. At Kealakekua Bay, enjoy a Hawaiian-style buffet dinner with live entertainment, then relax and experience a beautiful sunset on the return trip. One complimentary cocktail is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

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This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.10
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$180.10
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.99
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$195.99
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Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

Kayak Snorkel Capt. Cook Monu. See Dolphins in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island (5 Hr)

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Aloha Kayak Co. exclusive tour permit to launch and land on both sides of the bay has a limit of 12 guests per guided tour. We are permitted for 2 tours daily, one afternoon, and one morning. Once on the water at one of the most pristine kayaking locations in the world, you will visit a protected Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) while being narrated about the history and culture of the area. Along the way to our destination you will have the opportunity to see clear blue waters, Ancient Hawaiian Temples, Burial Caves, Towering Sea Cliffs and watch the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins play and rest in their natural habitat. We will spend time exploring the Captain Cook Monument snorkel area, snorkeling one of the most pristine coral shelves in the world, abundant with wildlife and breathtaking underwater landscapes.We will visit the monument and walk trails with historical sites all around us.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.87
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$161.87
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

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Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.77
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$173.77
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park, and Bee Farm

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There’s much more to the Big Island of Hawaii than volcanoes, waterfalls and luaus, and on this informative tour of the South Kona region, you’ll learn the sacred history of this shoreline and sample the local honey and famous Kona coffee. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit petroglyphs, look for green sea turtles and visit sacred Hawaiian temples. Even better: you'll hear the legends, mythology and lore of ancient Hawaii through today. This tour is capped at 15 people, so you’re ensured a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.55
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$145.55
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 5 days
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$29.99
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$29.99
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.99
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$229.99
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Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

Kona Shore Excursion: Hawaiian Sea Turtles , Historic Kona & Coffee

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Spend a full day exploring Kona. See greens turtles, learn how Kona coffee is made, and visit archeological sights. Make the most of animated amount of time with a varied tour encapsulating Hawaii’s history, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary culture. Stop at white sand beaches, walk through lava tube, sample locally frozen coffee and hand made sweets, then choose from a variety activities depending your tastes. Opt to snorkel, go souvenir shipping, or relaxant local brewery, before returning the port.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii)

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The 2018 eruption wreaked havoc upon the subdivision of Leilani Estates. While there is currently no active surface lava on the island, the destruction is still evident here. You will hear first-hand accounts from real homeowners and see Fissure 8, the largest fissure from the eruption. We have exclusive access to visit 4 different properties destroyed in the eruption. A portion of our sales goes to those who tragically lost their homes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van
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Private Kona Coast to Hilo & Volcanoes National Park Mercedes Sprinter Van

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This private 9-hour adventure from the Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park is just the way to spend your time on the Big Island of Hawaii. With transportation taken care of for you, you can stop and see spots that strike an interest with you. See Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Richardson Ocean Park, Onomea Bay, Thurston Lava Tube, and the Volcanoes National Park. When booking, it’s easy to switch up this tour’s itinerary with a quick note to the tour operator, so you can have a day trip you’ve always dreamed of.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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$175.00
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Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

Kona Shore Excursion: Lava Tubes, Waterfalls & Parker Ranch

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Make the most of your time on land on this guided Kona shore excursion timed to your ship's arrival and departure. Skip the worry of getting around as you travel in a small group along the northern edge of Hawaii's Big Island. Go from hot, dry Kona to lush, tropical rainforest, and through Parker Ranch (once the biggest ranch in the United States). Visit old cowboy towns, see two volcanoes, and visit Akaka and Kahuna Falls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00

Kona Walking Food Tour

Kona Walking Food Tour

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The only Walking Food Tour in Kona! Experience the best restaurants in Kona, some of which were featured on the show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives! Kona is a foodie paradise, immerse yourself in the Kona food scene, with at least 6 stops at restaurants on beautiful Ali'i Drive. Each restaurant will be serving a delicious dish that will delight your senses. The focus is on local, fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on the fresh fish that Kona is known for. Enjoy wonderful wine and cocktail pairings with your food, featuring Hawaiian cocktails and superb wine. This is a "local" experience, and will give you great ideas for restaurants to visit during your time in Kona. In addition to tasting fabulous food and drinks, you will also get great information about Kona's fascinating history and learn about the Kona restaurant scene. Your knowledgable guides will inform and entertain! Tour covers at least 1 mile at slow pace. Tour operates rain or shine, meet at Kona Pier under the Green Tents.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00

Volcanoes National Park - from Kona

Volcanoes National Park - from Kona

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Experience some of Hilo’s top destinations on this guided excursion from Kona. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the area’s magnificent scenery from a knowledgeable local guide and visit sites like Volcano National Park, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, Rainbow Falls, and Mauna Kea State Recreation Area. Enjoy complimentary water, snacks, and lunch along the way.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$289.49
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$289.49

Big Island - Kona Big Kahuna GPS Driving Tour

Big Island - Kona Big Kahuna GPS Driving Tour

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A fun bite-sized loop tour that begins in North Kona and takes you down south to Puuhonua and back! Hear cool stories about King Kamehameha, Captain Cook, and the sacred rituals of ancient Hawaii. Shaka Guide is your local guide with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a ton of fun stories. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
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Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

Kona Shore Excursion: Kona Historical Coast and Culture Tour with Coffee Plantation

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Explore the Kailua-Kona coastline and learn about its history on this 4.5-hour tour with a guide who introduces you to the Big Island's scenery while telling you about ancient Hawaiian culture, the arrival of Captain Cook, and the development of modern-day Hawaii. Plus, visit a coffee plantation. Tour is limited to 14 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.86
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$122.86

Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

Hawaii Big Island Customized Private Tour

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Explore the Big Island of Hawaii on a private, guided, full-day adventure. Customize the itinerary to fit into any preferred interests or schedule. Climb aboard a spacious, air-conditioned, 15-passenger van to see the sites from Hilo, Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala. Check out everything from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to waterfalls, botanical gardens or a Kona gourmet coffee tasting. Not sure where to go or what to see? Ask the guide for expert recommendations. A hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,214.12
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$1,214.12
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2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

2018 Eruption Adventure Tour (includes Fissure 8)

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During this tour you will be provided with an intimate and unique experience told through the voices and faces of people who lived through and witnessed the 2018 Lower East Rift Zone eruption. This is a unique and one of kind experience that is not available anywhere else. We will drive you to each of the four different properties to explore with a guided tour. You will learn about the 2018 eruption, the history of each property and the opportunity to ask questions of the owners who witnessed the eruption first hand. Each property has its own story along with providing special features and views. One of a kind views and and experiences Walk thru a fissure 200 degree steam vents Walk over still steaming cracks Walk around the remnants of a burned down home from the eruption. Views of several of the fissures Sights, sounds and smells of a recent eruption. A yard with huge cracks all across it. Stories from firsthand accounts of people who lived through and witnessed the eruption.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour

Big Island - Kohala Coast & Backcountry Driving Tour

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Go on a short drive around the Big Island's Kohala Coast. See the beautiful green coastline, through tree-lined rolling hills, and down the scenic Kohala Mountain road towards Waimea Town. Shaka Guide is your local guide with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a ton of fun stories. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii. Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads!! Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
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$14.99
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Остров Вулканов — Обзорная Экскурсия на Большой Остров Гавайи

Остров Вулканов — Обзорная Экскурсия на Большой Остров Гавайи

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ЭКСКУРСИЯ ПО БОЛЬШОМУ ОСТРОВУ ГАВАЙИ — ОСТРОВУ ВУЛКАНОВ Мы увидим аллею баньянов в парке Лилиокалани и Радужный водопад. Побываем на уникальном и неповторимом чёрно-песчаном пляже, понаблюдаем за большими морскими черепахами. Совершим прогулку через джунгли к водопадам Акака и Кахуна, и посетим плантации орхидей. Посетим Гавайский национальный парк вулканов, пройдёмся по подземному тоннелю Thurston Lava Tube, сфотографируемся на фоне панорамной кальдеры — Килауэа и извергающегось дымом и огнём кратера Халэмаумау. Посетим родники пара, побываем в Old Volcano House hotel и проведаем музей вулканологии имени Томаса Джагера. Bозвратимся вечером на корабль или в отель в Хило. Ярчайшие незабываемые впечатления на всю жизнь!
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  • 9 hours
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$192.83
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Private VAN Tour Hilo

Private VAN Tour Hilo

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Experience your own perfect Hawaiian adventure with a private, 7-hour tour that’s totally customizable. Explore the rugged coastline of the Puna District, or enjoy the sun while strolling a black sand beach. Take in the views from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, feel the spray from the Big Island’s most iconic waterfalls, then watch the ground drop away on the Waipio Valley Lookout. Work with your experienced guide to create the perfect itinerary for your interests, and enjoy the island at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,093.19
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Best Of Oahu: Private Tour with Movie and Boat Tour USS Arizona Memorial
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Best Of Oahu: Private Tour with Movie and Boat Tour USS Arizona Memorial

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Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s most popular historic destination with this private excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center with complimentary tickets and a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Learn about the events of December 7, 1941, then head to the USS Arizona Memorial, the once-sunken battleship that became the final resting place for more than 1,000 sailors who were killed in the attack.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,422.88
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Private VAN Tour Kona

Private VAN Tour Kona

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Create the ultimate Hawaiian adventure with a private, 12-hour tour from Kona that’s tailored to your interests. Walk black sand beaches, then explore the rugged coastline of the Puna District. See the lush cultivation at Kona coffee farms and stand at the edge of the Waipio Valley Lookout for sweeping views of the coast cliffs. Learn about Hawaiian nature, culture or history on a private tour, and experience the island at your own pace with an expert guide.
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  • 1 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,093.19
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