Meet in the Park and get a Deluxe Volcano Experience and Big Island Recommendations
This tour is brand new September 2019, it was created from questions asked over the years on what people want to experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. We have lived all over the Big Island from Kona, Waikoloa to Hilo and now our home across from the Park in Volcano. I recommend taking this tour on the first days on the Big Island. This tour is budget friendly because you meet me in the Park.
As I tell our first time visitors it is called the BIG ISLAND for a reason. At over 4, 000 sq miles, and 10 of the planets 14 climate zones it's a very diverse place. With many micro-climates parts of the Island receive over 20 ft of rain and other parts as little as 9 inches per year and everything in between.
Much time and money can be saved on a well planned vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii. One of the most common mistakes I see tourists make on the Big Island is trying to do too much in one day. With this consultation I will help you develop a plan to get the most out of this island and your vacation.
This tour provides a Private customized Tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and a personal consultation of what to see on the Big Island. The Volcanoes National Park tour will include: Visitor center, Kilauea Volcano Overlook, Halema'uma'u Crater, Steam Vents, Kilauea Iki Crater, Thurston Lava Tube (when reopened), Sea Arch, Chain of Craters Road (Drive to the ocean is 22 miles each way).
After teaching you about Volcanoes and taking great photos of you and your family, I will cover everything from advice on National and State parks, waterfalls, Rain forests, Backroads locations, Beaches, Restaurants, Coffee Tours, Coffee farms, where to buy Kona Coffee at the best price, Chocolate farms, saving money on Helicopter tours, and much more. With this consultation suggested itineraries will be tailored to your interests.
Closed toe shoes are the best shoes to wear, a hat and light jacket are also useful.
It is utmost importance I do my best to provide you suggestions to maximize your stay on the Big Island.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: This tour starts in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the Volcano House by the fireplace. For hotel pickup the only hotel would the Volcano house. Approximate drive times to the Park not accounting for unusual circumstances: * From Hilo about 45 minutes. * From Kona about 2 1/2 - 3 hours. * From Waikoloa 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Duration: 4 hours
For smaller groups transportation will be in a Mercedes SUV, for larger groups up to 11 transportation will be in a Mercedes Sprinter van. Both vehicles have air conditioning and educational videos about the volcano.
If you have more than 11 people the others can follow in a vehicle. My husband is also a guide and we have had people book both of us for larger groups.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 US - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park accepts credit cards if you would rather pay with a card. The gift stores and restaurant in the Park accept cash and credit cards. There are a lot of restaurants nearby for after the tour or before we meet up.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
My lifting maximum is 30 pounds so I can not lift luggage or mobility scooters.
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Great 4 hours. Jodi took over a hundred photos of us and sights. Provided rain gear. Wonderful knowledge and personal touch as she lives right by park.