Circle Island Volcano Excursion
Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
- Kilauea Volcano & Jagger Museum: Bubbling cauldrons, blasting steam vents, and a look at real-time volcano monitoring.
- Parker Ranch: The largest ranch in Hawaii was once responsible for supplying horses to the US. Calvary and Japanese royalty.
- Punaluu Black Sand Beach: This isn’t your typical beach; take in views of pristine black sand beaches lined with coconut palms that are as unique as the Hawaiian Islands.
- Rainbow Falls: Sparkling 80-foot waterfall cascading over a natural lava cave; in the right light you can see how this beauty got its name.
About this Kailua-Kona, Hawaii tour
Like something out of a Dr. Seuss storybook, the beaches in Hawaii range from green to black to your typical white sand beach. On this adventure you get to see one of the most spectacular black sand beaches in the world, sure to blow your mind! The day begins with a trip up the Kilauea Volcano, the world's most active volcano, and a stop at the Jagger Museum with its breathtaking panoramic view of the caldera and active monitoring equipment.
You'll take a quick break for a no-host lunch at the Lava Rock Café, and then you're off for a cruise through Hilo Town to enjoy the vast fields of vibrant orchids and anthuriums. Next up is a stop at the Akatsuka Nursery and Big Island Candies where you'll get a taste of their famous chocolate-dipped macadamia nut shortbread cookie. Locally sourced, these prized nuts are the key ingredient for this overly indulgent treat.
Candy fix taken care of its time to head to the Punaluu Black Sand Beach where Green Sea turtles bask in the sunlight. You will want to have your camera handy for this part; seriously this beach is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Looking down the Hamakua you can see Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that rises 13,7986 ft. above sea level. If you’re looking for the ultimate stranger than fiction nature tour then you’ve found it! Black sand, million year old dormant volcanoes, active volcanoes and rock formations straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie can all be seen on this unforgettable Kona adventure.
Cows gone wild
The Parker Ranch, founded in the early 1800s, predates mainland ranches by more than 30 years. The cattle were originally given as gifts to the king in 1788, but were left to run rampant on the island. When John Palmer Parker arrived, the king was happy to have his help ridding the island of these feral animals, and granted him exclusive rights to provide meat and leather to the people.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your Kailua-Kona hotel (must be confirmed prior with tour purchase at check out or with the GoTo Crew) and look for your guide who will be holding a GoBe logo sign.
Do not under any circumstances take lava on this tour.
Most areas are accessible with the exception of the Thurston Lava Tour. This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Full Day, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
Volcanic gasses emitted at Volcanoes National Park may be harmful for those with respiratory or heart conditions.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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