Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

/Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm


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After pickup from your Waikoloa, Kohala or Kailua-Kona hotel in the morning (included in tour price), head south along the Big Islands coast by spacious, air-conditioned vehicle to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way, you’ll stop to take a tour of a renowned Kona coffee farm and taste freshly brewed Kona coffee. You will have time to purchase some coffee to bring the taste of Hawaii back home with you.Continue to a local sweetbread bakery and enjoy lunch in a garden setting with bakery fresh bread for your sandwich or a light salad. After lunch we head to Punalu’u Beach, where you’ll often see turtles basking on the black sand. Take an easy hike along the beach made from the active volcano with truly black sand.Once inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (an UNESCO World Heritage Site), follow your guide on an optional hike where you’ll see sulphur banks and vents emitting hot steam. At Halemaumau Crater, you’ll get the unique chance to see into the heart of the active volcano where legend has it lives the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. From the cooler climate up on the volcanic mountain, we will then head down to a lower elevation for a dinner of local food choices like the famous loco moco and Kailua pork or something more familiar like a steak or chicken dinner in a popular restaurant. And don’t forget about your iPad! Throughout your journey, you can use your iPad to see high-definition photos and videos and learn background information on the sites you visit. While in the van, you are also welcome to play games, listen to music, watch movies and see videos about Hawaii.Highlights: Kailua Kona historical sitesKona coffee farm tour with coffee samplesLocal bakery lunch stopBlack sand beachHawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center* Kilauea Iki Overlook* Kilauea Caldera Overlook* Hot Steam Vents* Dinner at popular local restaurant with menu options*Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main sites are closed at this time due to volcanic eruptions. It is expected to partially reopen September 22nd, 2018Additional InformationConfirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availabilityMinimum age is 6 yearsPlease note that the tour may change due to weather, traffic, volcanic conditions, vehicles, and availabilityA small amount of walking is involved (please bring comfortable walking shoes)Operates in all weather conditions, please dress in layers and bring a rain jacketBring money if you would like to buy coffee or souvenirsiPad may be shared with one other personVegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if requiredMinimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refundInclusionsSmall-group tourHawaii Volcanoes National Par