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One of the most popular waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii, Rainbow Falls is loved for its easy access and the rainbows that frequent the falls on misty mornings. The Wailuku River varies dramatically based on rain, but this 80-foot (24.4-meter) cascade wows viewers whether it is a thundering torrent or delicate trickle.

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

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 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.72
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$193.72
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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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Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

Helicopter Lava and Rainforests Adventure from Hilo

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A must-do for adrenaline junkies, this aerial adventure takes you over the island’s volcanic landscape, so you can peer into craters and spot lava. Plus enjoy views of waterfalls and other natural features of the Big Island while aboard.
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  • 55 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$352.03
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$352.03
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.34
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$153.34

Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast

Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast

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Spend a full day exploring the Big Island with visits to waterfalls, beaches, tropical valleys, stunning viewpoints, and so much more. Learn about Kona’s coffee culture with visit to Kona Joe’s coffee farm, where you go behind the scenes and taste award-winning locally gown coffee. See Hawaii’s natural beauty at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch, then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.32
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$229.32
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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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$149.00
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$149.00
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Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

Small Group Waipio Valley and Waterfalls Adventure

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See three of the Big Island's most famous waterfalls in a single day on this guided tour. Travel along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls, and Rainbow Falls, and swim at a private waterfall. Learn about the history and legends of the island from a guide. Lunch, snacks and hotel transport are included.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.38
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$208.38
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Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

Maunakea Stellar Explorer HILO

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Hawaii’s natural wonders aren’t only on land and in the sea—the Big Island is also a prime spot from which to admire the wonders of the solar system. This tour is the only one that includes both afternoon solar viewing and nighttime stargazing, accompanied by astronomy experts. Visit Rainbow Falls and the Kaumana lava caves, then explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and use a state-of-the-art solar telescope and Dobsonian telescope to spot solar flares, galaxies, star clusters, and planets.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.84
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$218.84

Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

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*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and for private tours! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a local guide. On this epic tour, you will see the major sites like the volcano, lava tube, and waterfall. You'll also enjoy lunch at an awesome lunch place and visit our beautiful Carlsmith Beach Park to scout for turtles and whales - all in one day - a rare find! As you're guided by our light-hearted, and knowledgeable local guide, you'll hear about daily living in Hawai'i and Hawaiian customs. You will be delighted with local snacks during the tour (the snacks are free), and we stop at the best place for lunch plus at a delicious bakery where we point out local favorites. Delicious and interesting! After that, we will go to a beautiful beach for spotting fish, turtles, and even humpback whales when in season! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.95
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$159.95
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo

Volcanoes Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Embark on an epic adventure on this Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo. Journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. Learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures

Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures

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Our Mauna Kea Summit Tour is designed to showcase the beauty and wonder of one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Mauna Kea (meaning “white mountain”) is historically and culturally very significant to the Hawaiian people, and because of its contributions to geology and astronomy, to the world as well. Our local guides will enlighten you with the sacredness and cultural aspect of Mauna Kea. A spiritual high for many locals and visitors. #1 rated tour for adventure and photography. This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests in order to run.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.00
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$225.00
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Volcano Adventure Tour & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo Harbor

Volcano Adventure Tour & Waterfall - Shore Excursion from Hilo Harbor

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Sample the best that the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer during this 8-hour sightseeing trip covering some of the region’s top attractions. Watch your mind ‘burn’ with curiosity during a visit to the famous Volcanoes National Park, enjoying park landmarks like the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki Crater. You’ll also stop by the scenic black-sand Richardson Beach, admire the postcard-worthy Rainbow Falls and experience the lush grounds of Liliuokalani Gardens, plus much more. Round-trip transport, park entrance fees and bottled water are also included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and for private tours! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a local guide. On this epic tour, you will see the major sites like the volcano, lava tube, and waterfall. You'll also enjoy lunch at an awesome lunch place and visit our beautiful Carlsmith Beach Park to scout for turtles and whales - all in one day - a rare find! As you're guided by our light-hearted, and knowledgeable local guide, you'll hear about daily living in Hawai'i and Hawaiian customs. You will be delighted with local snacks during the tour (the snacks are free), and we stop at the best place for lunch plus at a delicious bakery where we point out local favorites. Delicious and interesting! After that, we will go to a beautiful beach for spotting fish, turtles, and even humpback whales when in season! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.95
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$159.95
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Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall

Big Island Tour : Hilo Tour with Waterfall

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Discover the gardens, scenic wonders, and tasty treats of Hilo on a half-day group shore excursion. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to see it all, but are short on time. Comfortable transportation takes you from port to the city's most noteworthy natural attractions, including Rainbow Falls, Kilauea Crater and the Steam Vents. Amateur botanists are sure to enjoy visits to the Japanese style Liliuokalani and Atasuka Orchid Gardens.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.99
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$139.99
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Volcano Adventure - Most Recent Volcano Active Zone

Volcano Adventure - Most Recent Volcano Active Zone

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Discover Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and other attractions on the Big Island on a full-day tour from Waikoloa, Hapuna, Kailua-Kona, or Keauhou. Your guide shares highlights including Rainbow Falls, Saddle Road, and Punaluu Black Sand Beach. You'll get great views of the two active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, and experience the natural beauty of Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. It'll be a stress-free trip as it includes a guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.99
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$239.99
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Optimize Your Hawai'i Time With This Top Rated Tour!

Optimize Your Hawai'i Time With This Top Rated Tour!

*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein, for private tours & for last-minute tour requests! ALOHA! As a guide, I often find that I've only encountered a guest on their final days on the island. There is so much more they could have seen and done had they taken one of my tours first. Thus, the birth of this tour - for the person who wants to enjoy an epic tour, as well as, receive an orientation of the island for an optimal island experience - and to find out about the really cool local spots for food! In addition to all this cool stuff, you'll be guided by one of our light-hearted, and knowledgeable locals, hear about their daily lives in Hawai'i, as well as, old Hawaiian customs. Search Tripadvisor for our listing: "Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Lava Excursion with Epic Lunch & Bakery Stops" to find our glowing 5-star reviews. *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.95
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$169.95
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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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Oahu to Big Island : Big Island Volcano Helicopter Tour & Hilo 1 Day Tour

Oahu to Big Island : Big Island Volcano Helicopter Tour & Hilo 1 Day Tour

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View Hilo's stunning volcanoes during this full-day tour which includes a helicopter flight. Following pickup from your hotel in Waimea or Waikoloa, head out for a day of adventure, viewing Hilo's legendary landmarks. Learn about some of the island's most important exports with visits to the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery and the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory. See the island's natural features at Richardson Blacksand Beach, Liliuokalani Gardens and Rainbow Falls. And, of course, learn about the volcanology of the island through stops at Kilauea Iki Crater, the Thurston Lava Tube and Volcanoes National Park. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$945.00
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Volcanoes Adventure Tour From Kona

Volcanoes Adventure Tour From Kona

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Embark on an epic adventure with this Volcanoes National Park tour from Kona. You'll journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. You'll learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuke Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.00
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$229.00
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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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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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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.54
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$167.54

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

Big Island - North Island Jungle Driving Tour

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Shaka Guide's driving tour app works like a tour guide in your car! On this tour drive along beautiful green coastlines, through tropical jungle roads, and go star gazing on the tallest mountain in the world. We've done our research so you will not miss a thing! Just sit back and listen to fun stories along the way. 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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Ultimate Private Hilo Excursion: Volcanoes, Waterfall, Black Sand, Winery

Ultimate Private Hilo Excursion: Volcanoes, Waterfall, Black Sand, Winery

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Spend the day among some of Hawaii’s natural wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore Kilauea crater—Hawaii’s most active volcano—walk through giant fern forests, and learn about the native plants and animal species who live here. Then visit the 30-acre Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, see the thundering waterfalls at Rainbow Falls State Park, and stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, in an expansive orchid farm with incredibly rare specimens. Leave the logistics and driving to your guide and get a link to photos of the day taken by your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,123.08
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Should I book Rainbow Falls tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rainbow Falls can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 38 Rainbow Falls tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Rainbow Falls 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rainbow Falls costs USD 14.99. Guided Rainbow Falls tours start around USD 14.99 per person. See all 38 Rainbow Falls tickets and tours on Viator.
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