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Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour

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Hawaii County, United States

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icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Full-day Grand Circle tour of the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Admire the greenery of the tropical rainforest
  • Purchase lunch at the Volcano House overlooking the Kilauea caldera
  • Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour makes it possible to see many Big Island highlights in one day, without worrying about logistics. 
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Driver/guide
Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach or minibus
Hotel pickup and drop off from Kona hotels
Local taxes
Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Hapuna Beach, Hawaii 96743, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup at most hotels approximately 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM.
This list includes additional pick up locations.

Mauna Lani Bay 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743
WorldMark Kona 75-5949 Ali'i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Case De Emdeko 75-6082 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Kona Magic Sands 77-6452 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
White Sands Village 77-6469 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club 78-6082 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Country Club Villas 78-7014 Aumoe St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

We also pickup guests from the Kona Airport if they are flying in on their own or are staying at an AirBNB and need to drive to the airport. Pickup is at 7:00am from the Hawaiian Airlines Baggage Claim area.

Airports

  • Keahole Airport, 73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740


Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A light sweater may be needed at the volcano area and sturdy walking shoes are required
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Steam vents may affect travelers with respiratory problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Island's Hawaii Grand Circle Island Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Well worth going to see places on the island you wouldn't usually see as all the usual tourist parts." See review
  • "Tour was long 12 hours Last hour was just travel and it was dark and you were unable to see anything." See review

Reviews

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Fantastic
Tammie_R
, Oct 2020
One of the best tours and fantastic guide. Worth the time and cost. See everything around the entire island in one trip
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Mahalo for the wonderful review. Hope to see you on a future trip to the islands!
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star-5
All the big sights in one day
MFletch
, Mar 2020
My family had a fantastic time on the tour! It was so great to see all the big sights in one day. It was a good pace of each stop. Greg was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, kind, and accommodating to all the guests. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
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star-3
A day on the Big Island
marilynkish
, Jan 2020
The bus was on time, Mike, our driver and commentator was informative and funny. We stopped extra places, but missed stopping at the Punalu'u Bake shop! We were a bit surprised by the small size of the lunch at Volcanoes Restaurant. Again, we had thought it was a full circle tour but ended up going from Hilo across the island via the Saddle Road. It was good to not have to be the driver in the dark, and appreciate being able to rely on Mike's capable driving. Our big objection was the steep bus steps!!
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star-5
A great, fast-paced tour
fparuss
, Jan 2020
“Cousin Greg” was an excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable, funny and very approachable. The motor coach was very nice and the logistics were handled very well. It was pretty fast moving, which was perfect for us- no more than 30-40 minutes at each stop. If you are someone who really wants to spend a lot of time at each place this is probably not for you, but if you like something that keeps things moving, it is the perfect way to see a bunch of the island in one day.
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star-3
Good tour but poor guide
b0ssiney1
, Dec 2019
While the places covered were very good mostly the guide was rubbish. For a start he did not introduce himself and at no point did he tell us his name. He spent far too much time talking about himself and his house and family and not enough detail about the island and the places we visited. the return journey over Saddle Road took place after dark and he completely ruined it by playing a very boring video about cowboys. Not everyone likes watching TV I would have preferred to read but there were no lights inside the coach.
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star-5
Great tour and tour guide
Dave D
, Sep 2019
Tour was excellent and Tommy ,our tour guide, was very informative as we went around the island... He had pics of the same spots at different times of the year to give us perspective on how the island changes.. great tour!!!!! Will recommend to all my friends...
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star-4
Nice tour of the whole island
P1253FVpauls
, Sep 2019
This is a good way to see some of the highlights of the Big Island. I learned about the history of Hawaii.
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All day island tour
calchans
, Sep 2019
The tour was good. Saw many of the main attractions and an interesting history lesson. The lunch was not very good however. Small portions and bland.
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star-5
A Day with a Hawaiian
rowecarolyn
, Sep 2019
My family thoroughly enjoyed the stops and tour guide narration. We saw a coffee factory, macadamia nut factory, bakery, National Park and Monument and saw beautiful landscape.
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Biggest waste of time and money ever!
jeffweisberg44
, Aug 2019
Complete waste of time and money. A 12 hour tour for which the first and last 1.5 hours are dedicated to rounding up all the suckers at their various hotels. Then they drive 45 minutes to take you to a coffee place where you can sample coffee and buy some in the company store for about an hour. Then they tell you the beach they said they were going to take you to is closed due to the weather, so instead, they drive you another 45 minutes to a bakery. They leave you at the bakery for about an hour so you can buy snacks and water. They drive another 1.5 hours to show you a volcano, but there isn't much to see anymore except some sulfur gas coming out of the ground. They leave you there for about an 1.5 anyway so you can have lunch. Then they drive another 45 minutes and take you to a macadamia nut company store and leave you there for an hour to buy macadamia nuts. Finally, they drive another 45 minutes to a waterfall, but stay only 15 minutes because it is pouring out (as they say it does 80% of the time). Then they drive you another 1.5 hours home. I called the company to complain. The first time I called, the person who answered disconnected me "by accident". The second time I called, the person who answered put me on hold for 10 minutes and I hung up. The third time I called, they listened to my story, put me on hold for 5 minutes and came back and said they were sorry there was absolutely nothing they could do. Save your money. You can buy the same Kona coffee and Macadamia Nuts in any gift shop or at the airport in Hawaii. Not only is this tour a complete ripoff, it wastes one of your precious days in Hawaii.
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