Volcano Education VIP Tour with Waterfalls includes Photography
Volcanoes National Park is closed, so this tour has been going north instead for better air quality and to see more waterfalls, Waipio Valley, Tex's Drive-In, and more. We also try to see the ocean entry of the lava from a distance. As soon as a public area opens for lava viewing everyone booked on this tour will be contacted to see what modifications we can make to see the best of everything.
Rainbow Falls, Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens the largest Japanese Garden outside of Japan. (Hilo suffered large Tsunamis in 1946 & 1960). Black sands beach and possible turtles! Other optional stops see below.
The great thing about Private Tours is you have the ability to spend more times seeing what you want. If there are things you want to see please contact me. This tour can be completely customized because it's only private.
When you do the math even if you do not have 11 Passengers this is by far the best value for money and the memories.
Learn about volcanoes, weather permitting see the steam plume from the ocean entry of lava, as soon as a safe lava viewing area becomes available that will become an option.
Tour also includes:
Hilo: The town suffered large Tsunamis in 1946 and 1960
Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens (30 magnificent acres across from Hilo bay)
Rainbow Falls State Park (Waterfall)
Richardson Ocean Park (Black Sand Beach)
Hono's (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles are usually viewed in this area)
Optional Stops/Sights, we can usually fit 1 or 2 of the Optional stops depending on time:
Akaka Falls, Tex's Drive-In, Big Island Candies, Suisan Fish market (outstanding poke and samples), Scenic drive including sea cliffs, Hilo Farmer's Market, Mauna Loa Mac nut farm, Mokupapapa Discovery Center (talk to Volcanoes National Park Rangers), Lyman museum, Laupāhoehoe.
Guaranteed to get you back to the Port on time.
*Water and Snacks Included
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hilo Port, Airport or Hotel/Condo
End location: Hilo Port, Airport or Hotel/Condo
Duration: 6 hours
Tour duration varies on how much time people spend at locations on the tour. I will get you back to the ship on time! If you want to start the tour earlier please let me know by email in advance. If you want to see another attraction not covered on this tour email me to see if we can add it.
Mercedes Benz 11 Passenger Van with DVD Player
Narrated Tour Photography Included
* Transportation: Mercedes 11 Passenger van with air conditioning and DVD media.
* Certified Volcano National Park guide with narration.
* Free Photography downloaded to Photo Cloud
* Bottled Water & snacks included.
* Ponchos and umbrellas if needed.
* 6-7 Hours of time
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 dollars - You only need cash if you want to purchase souvenirs or want to stop for lunch, we provide water and snacks.
Lunch $10-$20 per person most places we can stop.
Food and souvenirs.
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Jodi was by far, the best guide we have ever had! She was extremely welcoming, shared many interesting stories about the island and the people; accommodated our individual requests, took us to enjoy the local foods and made suggestions for what to see next day in Kona! Even came prepared with cold water, snacks and raincoats. In spite of the rainy weather which she had no control over, she made the day most enjoyable!