Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Volcano National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Volcano National Park

Kilauea volcano has been erupting steadily since 1982

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Iki Crater

Kilauea Iki crater

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu red hot lava

Red hot lava on it's way to the sea

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu road buried with the recent lava flow

Lava covered the south end of the Chain of Craters road

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu walking in the lava tube

Inside a lava tube

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Rainbow Falls in Hilo

Rainbow Falls in downtown Hilo

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu black sand beach

Black Sand Beach

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Japanese garden in Hilo

Serene Japanese garden in Hilo

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu orchids

Orchids thrive in the volcanic soil

COVID-19 UPDATE: One-day tours to other islands are currently unavailable due to interisland quarantine requirements.

Oahu to Big Island – Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Volcano

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With the Big Island Day Trips from Oahu, travel 45 minutes and experience a very different landscape. The vast & expanse lava fields resemble the surface of the moon. On this daylong trip you fly into Kona, and from there you begin your adventure at Parker Ranch then you will travel to Rainbow Falls State Park where you witness the beauty of soaring waterfalls cascading from a natural volcanic backdrop. Next is Big Island Candies, and they are famous for their chocolate-dipped, macadamia nut shortbread cookie.

Next, you’ll make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your journey begins at Jaggar Museum and Hawaii Volcano Observatory, and keep your eye out for the active, smoldering crater close by. The active volcano continue to add to the landscape of the lava fields. Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano are found here. Other unique sites are the Thurston Lava Tube, and the Fern Tree Jungle. Depending on the conditions, you may be able to circle a crater when you ride along the Crater Rim Drive.

Then you return to the lava fields where you will experience the various shades of solidified lava, which reveal the history of the island’s volcanic activity. There is a clear distinction between the lava fields & lush farmland. The changing landscape will carry you to the nearby Punaluu Beach. This amazing black sand beach is where sea turtles often nest.

You will stop at the Royal Kona Coffee on the western coast of the island where the landscapes is lush and the beauty is remarkable. Also, along the coast is Kealakekua Bay and the overlook offers spectacular views of its pristine waters.

This adventure is an excellent way to explore the interesting and fascinating sights of the Big island.

Schedule: Daily

Time: 5:15am to 9pm depends on hotel locations

Tour includes: Complimentary hotel pick up from/to Waikiki hotels, round-trip airfare, and guided tour of the Big Island.

Reservation: Payment is required for this tour at the time the reservation is made.

Cancellations: Since this tour includes interisland airfare, all reservations for this tour are final once the reservation is confirmed. There are no date changes, cancellations, or refunds for this tour because the airline does not allow any changes.

What to Bring & Wear: Please bring your photo IDs for flights. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress comfortably, and bring a light jacket.

Note: Lunch will be available for purchase.

Restrictions: Volcanic fumes can be hazardous. This tour is not recommended for visitors with heart or breathing problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women.

Highlights include: Kailua-Kona Town, Parker Ranch, Rainbow Falls State Park, Big Island Candies, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Thurston Lava Tube, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hamakua Coast, Kealakekua Bay Overlook, Coffee Plantations. Please note that the route may be modified due to National Park Advisories. Highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours and venue hours of operations.

Airfare Cost: This tour includes airfare and rate quoted is the advanced booking price valid on most dates. Last minute bookings and holiday dates may have more expensive airfare. If there is a premium cost for airfare on your date we will contact you prior to charging your credit card.

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Get a chance to witness the mesmerizing lava flow

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

For many visitors Oahu is the first island that you arrive in Hawaii. While there are many tours and activities that you can enjoy in paradise, your vacation shouldn’t end there! We encourage people to fly to neighbor islands to experience true Hawaii if your time and budget allow you. Inter island flights are short between 25 and 50 minutes depends on where you are flying from and to which island. You will be surprised to feel different characters and energy from each of the islands.

As of this writing in June of 2020 there is a pause in the eruptive activity at Kilauea. The world’s most active volcano experienced a REALLY long eruptive cycle from 1983 to 2018, when the low-grade eruption and oozing of lava suddenly changed. In May of 2018 the Lower East Rift inflated with magma and new vents opened … one after another … in the heart of the Leilani Subdivision near the town of Pahoa. Spectacular lava fountains, rivers of lava, destroyed homes and businesses, and miles of roadways buried … the lava made its way alla the way to the Kapoho Beach Estates and completely buried vacation homes and some amazing snorkeling tidepools. I cherish my memories of days spent there admiring the corals and sea turtles, but that spot is now gone. The lava suddenly stopped in the late summer and early autumn of 2018 and Kilauea had been quiet ever since, entering what will likely be a 3 or 4 year period of recharging the main magma chamber.

Changes at the Volcanoes National Park are breathtaking as “the bottom dropped out” of the Kilauea Caldera. While there is currently no lava visible anywhere on the Big Island, there is evidence of the recent eruption everywhere, and it is fascinating to see.