Big Island Day Trip: Big Island Volcano Adventure Tour from Oahu

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Big Island Day Trip: Big Island Volcano Adventure Tour from Oahu
from £440.44
Discover the sights of the Big Island on this guided day trip from Oahu where you’ll see the best of the Big Island of Hawaii during an exciting sightseeing tour. Your expert driver-guide will share with you the legends and cultural significance of the famous sites and point our numerous scenic wonders along the way.
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In Brief

Honolulu, United States
United States
15 hours
Monday - Saturday
Fully narrated tour
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

Home to Hawaii's two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Volcano House, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, USA

Stop for breakfast at the Volcano House restaurant with panoramic caldera views. (no host breakfast, purchase your own)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilauea Visitor Center, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785

Curated exhibits & gift shop

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Steam Vents, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778

See and feel the power of the volcano through the steam vents, where ground water seeps into volcanic rock.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kilauea Iki Trail, Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785

Stop at the overlook to view the 3,000 ft wide Kilauea Iki crater.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

A drive along the Chain of Craters road.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Devastation Trail, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

Cinder outfall of the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption that was once a dense rain forest.

Stop At: Kealakomo, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA

View lava fields that covered an ancient village.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center, 16-701 Macadamia Road, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Self-guided tour of factory and grounds.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park, End of Akaka Falls Road Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96728

Home to a 442 foot waterfall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Rainbows magically form in the mist in the early morning sun.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Banyan Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI

Drive through quaint Hilo Town along magnificent Banyan tree-lined streets along Hilo's coastline known as the "Hilo Walk of Fame".

Stop At: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680

Renowned for it's lush Japanese gardens.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Richardson Beach Park, 2279 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Black sand beach with spring fed tidepools

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if purchased)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Steam Vents
  • Entry/Admission - Kilauea Iki Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Chain of Craters Road
  • Entry/Admission - Kealakomo
  • Entry/Admission - Akaka Falls State Park


  • Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel to airport transfers from Waikiki area only (if purchased)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most hotels in the Waikiki area only between 5:00-5:30 a.m.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passengers must provide date of birth and gender at the time of booking per TSA requirements
  • Once reservation is made, tour is Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable.
  • Airfare portion of this tour may fluctuate based on airline availability. Additional fees may be required to be paid by the customer in these cases.
  • Passengers with asthma and other respiratory problems should please consider other tour offerings to avoid potential health problems resulting from exposure to fumes
  • As we cannot predict volcanic activity, features may vary daily depending on conditions. In an effort to make this an unforgettable experience, the tour operators will take you as close as possible to the volcanic activity.
  • Lava sightings not guaranteed
  • Please Note: The name you enter at the time of booking must be exactly as appears on your photo I.D. Interisland Air Carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown on valid government-issued I.D. does not match the name on their voucher. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement. Air Carriers proven to be non-compliant are subject to severe penalties; thus there is no flexibility with this policy. A valid government-issued ID (passport for non-US citizens) is required on the day of travel. If a passenger is denied boarding, there will be no refund.
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Anthony our tour guide was very engaged and excited to teach us about the Big Island and Hawaii's history. The tour was well organized and we say many things around the Island and the volcano. Fully recommend it!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
was a great trip driver was really infomative and would recomment it to anyone was well worth the money
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
The airline trips/tour was well organized. I didn't particularly enjoy the orchid farm stop or the Macadamia farm stop but was more than impressed with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. We enjoyed our bus tour with plenty of stops, we were able to see hot springs, walk on a trail through the hot springs, we were able to see lava at Kilauea as well. Overall, worth the trip from Oahu.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2018
Great Educational Experience.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2018
We visited Big Island in April this year. Wonderful tour of all the key attractions on Big Island with Polynesian Adventures Tours. Hotel pickup/drop off from / to the airport and Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Hilo on Big Island was well very well organized and on time. This gave us full 12 hours to cover the itinerary. The trip to Rainbow Falls, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Mauna Loa factory and Liluokalani Gardens were delightful. Volcanoes National Park, chain of craters, lava fields and an up close view of the Kilauea caldera at Pahoa was simply spectacular and breathtaking. Our local tour guide Leroy was very knowledgable and regaled us with interesting facts and local native Hawaiian stories. This will be a very memorable trip for us as after 3 weeks of our visit the Kilauea volcano erupted and due to extreme volcanic activity and lava flows Pahoa and neighboring areas have been evacuated and closed to visitors.
• Submitted 09 Jun 2018
Very informative and helpful guide. Appreciated his expertise and knowledge of the sights. It was unfortunate the weather was not favorable during the time at Volcano National Park.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
What an amazing day! The tour from start to finish was great. JT, our tour guide was friendly, actually hilarious, and very knowledgeable. As JT drove us around he gave us great tid bits about the area, the culture, the food etc. I would highly recommend this tour and JT as a guide.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Had a great time. It was a little long since the pick up in Honolulu for the airport was 4:30 a.m. and did not get back to my hotel in Honolulu until close to 10:00 p.m. Hiwever,, it was worth it. The guide, Captain Rob, is so knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture, history, and volcanology. I learned a lot and the Big Island is so beautiful. It was worth the effort getting up so early in the morning for the tour,
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
took an early flight from Oahu. came back late. it was a great tour. saw the Air force One in the Airport. that was an extra treat
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
Long but very rewarding day out. Loved it heaps
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
Tour guide very knowledgeable park was amazing
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
The island of Hawaii is fascinating. Leroy, our tour guide, provided extensive information on the history, geography and flora and fauna of Hawaii as we drove around. No question went unanswered. The tour includes a black sand beach, Japanese gardens, Rainbow Falls, macadamia farm and orchid nursery before heading up to the Volcano National Park. There are a lot of stops within the park to see steam vents, lava tube and a range of craters before heading to the lookout to watch the glow from the active Kilauea volcano as the sun sets. It's a long tour, but really interesting.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
to see such amazing things
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
This was a very good trip. Very interesting and long day on the Big Island that was made very enjoyable by our driver Dennis ok, so.... Volcano National Park was great, the rainforest was neat, the lava tubes were interesting, the macadamia nut plant was ok, and the other tourists on the bus were all very nice. Glad we did this trip and would highly recommend. Warning....its about 18 hours long so go to bed by 7 pm the night'll be up at 3:30am and won't get back to your hotel until 10 pm. The only negative was that for this price they should include the rather mediocre lunch at Volcano House instead of charging 20 a person extra. Thought that was rather cheap...
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
Although it was a very early start, the tour definitely kept you awake. We hit so many different places and our guide was very informative and fun. I really felt like I had seen a good part of the island before we went home.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
This tour was fantastic - Hugh was our tour guide, a local and extremely knowledgeable. We saw many things on this long but absolutely worth it day and saw many incredible and enjoyable places. Plenty of time spent at the Volcano National Park, which was our main interest, but everything else was worth the visit! Everything was very well organised and the entire day allowed us to enjoy!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
What an amazing day. Our tour guide Jane was wonderful and was very informative and helpful. The day was full on and exceeded all our expectations. The waterfalls and views were breathtaking and we got to see some amazing sites at the volcano. I would defiantely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
Amazing trip ! First class driver and host ' Cousin Lauren' was brilliant , such a knowledgeable man and very helpful .Would recommend this trip .
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
This Island is so different from O'ahu. Much cooler and it was a bit rainy. Thas why it's greener. The volcanic landscape was amazing. It was woth to get up 4am in the morning.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
Great time.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2017
so fun! we saw lava! great tour to see as much as possible in just the day that we had. great hiking.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
Wow! This was a long day! However, it was a good experience. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and talked and answered questions constantly about little things you wouldn't normally hear. Right from the airport we stopped at a little hole in the wall grocery type place for a breakfast sandwich and/or snacks. That was a nice touch cause everyone was hungry from the early flight from Oahu. It was amazing how many places we actually stopped to see. Lots of trivia info that I found very interesting. All in all, a very good tour and I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
Yes, Yes, Yes.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
Absolutely fantastic tour. A long day but just amazing. Our tour guide was brilliant.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017

In Brief

Honolulu, United States
United States
15 hours
Monday - Saturday
Fully narrated tour
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour