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Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure

Hilo, United States

From $375.98

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icon8 to 10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the best of the Big Island on a full-day tour with a private guide, and explore Hawaii’s volcanos, rainforests and coastal scenery. Walk to a trio of waterfalls fringed with bamboo and wild orchids, then enjoy sweeping views of Waipio Valley's cliffs. Pause for a cup of coffee on a historic farm, spot green sea turtles on a black sand beach, then rise into the island’s rugged mountains. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s lava tubes and feel Kilauea’s heat as you step to the edge of a steaming vent.  
  • Tour of Hawaii’s Big Island with an expert guide
  • Hike to Akaka Falls, one of Hawaii's most famous and accessible waterfalls
  • Get great photo ops from the Waipio Valley Lookout
  • Stroll along a black sand beach and look for sea turtles
  • Feel the heat of the active Kilauea volcano and explore the volcanic landscape
  • Includes transport by private vehicle, bottled water, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit a local farm and sip fresh Kona coffee
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Bottled water
Hilo area hotel pick-up (we will contact you directly if we need to arrange a meeting location)
Hilo airport pickup and drop-off
Professional Guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Private transportation
Food (stops will be offered)

Departure Point

1: Hilo, HI 96720, USA
2: Hilo Harbor, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
3: Hilo International Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
4: Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus Terminal, 329 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide transportation from most Hilo area hotels. Those staying outside of Hilo please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo). There is free parking adjacent to the bus terminal.


  • Hilo Intl Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720


  • Hilo Harbor, Hilo HI

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain)
  • Covered walking shoes are required and a rain jacket is recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and a maximum of 12 passengers per departure
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawaii state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking).
  • HOTEL pick-up is offered for this tour in the HILO area only. We highly recommend accommodations in Hilo. If you are staying in Kona or outside of Hilo, we will arrange to meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
  • For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time and itinerary as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.
  • For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please contact us if you are traveling with a wheelchair or scooter (they must be collapsible). All passengers must be able to step up on a stool and into a 15-passenger van on their own. Some stops are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Mauka Makai Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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From lava tubes to black sand...
, Jun 2018
From lava tubes to black sand beaches, Josh kept us engaged with his extensive personal knowledge of the island. This was the perfect way to spend the one day we had on the island.
I loved the Big Island with its...
Narelle B
, May 2017
I loved the Big Island with its changing landscape, and history. Our enjoyment was in no small part due to our incredible guide Josh. His love and knowledge of his home, his immense respect for nature, and culture and his communication skills made our day unforgettable.
I could give Jill, our guide 6...
Maria P
, Jan 2017
I could give Jill, our guide 6 stars. We had to do a couple of detours during our tour and she was amenable. Jill's knowledge of Kona and Hilo was impressive. The tour got us to visit Greenwell Farm a family owned coffee bean producer, Akaka Waterfall, National Volcano Park and Black Sand Beach. The views were breathtaking.
Excellent. Tour guide was the best...
Jeff Brown
, Jul 2016
Excellent. Tour guide was the best. Highly recommend.
Josh was awesome! Such a great day...
Rose M
, Jun 2016
Josh was awesome! Such a great day filled with one thing after another!! We were lucky to see the sea turtles at the black sand beach. We got to have the best donuts ever a local bakery, lunch at a local place too! Best Mocha Iced Coffee! Got to see the volcanoes! Volcano tube! Volcano steam vents! Waterfalls! One beautiful scene after another while Josh gave us the history of the Big Island! Too much to list them all! I would highly recommend this to EVERYONE!!! WE LOVED EVERY second of this 12 hour tour!!
This was a wonderful tour. Josh was...
Ronald J
, Mar 2016
This was a wonderful tour. Josh was an excellent host. He was very knowledgeable had all the best things to tell you about this island. Was very in tune to your wants and places to see and gave plenty of time, to be sure you got to enjoy the island. We highly recommend using this tour, it was superior
Josh at Mauka Makai Adventures is...
Brenda B
, Feb 2016
Josh at Mauka Makai Adventures is AWESOME!! In less than 20 minutes I knew the 12 hour adventure was going to be the best. Within 2 hours I felt like I had grown up on the island. We stopped for a real Hawaiian lunch that was big enough one plate served 2 and we like to eat! Josh loves his island and loves his job and I can't simply tell you enough how much we got for our money! This tour made the whole trip worth it and it was just one day out of 9!!
This tour was everything we expected...
, Sep 2015
This tour was everything we expected and more. Josh was on time, courteous, considerate of our needs and wishes. He not only gave us much information but shared a lot about local life on the Big Island. He was born and raised here so he knew every good place to go and seemed like everyone as well.
My daughter and myself had a great...
Brenda B. B
, Apr 2015
My daughter and myself had a great time. Josh was very nice and very knowledgable of the Island. He took us to some very interesting and lovely places. The van was very comfortable and he was a good driver. I would recommend this tour to others. I loved that it was just the two of us on the tour so we could do and see what we wanted to, and stay as long or short as we wanted to. It was great. Thanks Josh!

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