Sit back in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the splendors the Big Island has to offer
|Sightseeing Land Tours on Hawaii|
|Botanical World - Garden Tours|
|C Big Island - Sightseeing Land Tour|
|Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours - Volcano Tour|
|Hawaii Forest and Trail - Hiking and Land Tours|
|Hawaiian Village Tours - Tours from Hilo Side|
|KapohoKine Adventures on Hawaii - Sightseeing Tours|
|Mauna Kea Summit Adventures - Sunset and Stargazing Tour|
|Nui Pohaku - Sightseeing Tour|
|Polynesian Adventure Tours - Van Land Tours of the Big Island of Hawaii|
|Roberts Hawaii Land Tours - Big Island of Hawaii Sightseeing and Land Tours|
|Waipio Valley Shuttle Tour - Drive in comfort throught one of the most spectacular valleys in the Big Island of Hawaii|
|Waipio Valley Wagon Tours - Four Wheel Drive GM Van and Mule Drawn Wagon|
Big Island of Hawaii Sightseeing Land Tours
Big Island of Hawaii sightseeing tours and land tours visiting the Volcano National Park are among the most popular tours in the state.
Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park should be on the top of your list of Hawaii sightseeing tours. This is by far the most exciting and unique sightseeing adventure you will probably come across on the Big Island or anywhere in Hawaii. Since the mid-seventies the volcanoes of the Big Island have been continuously active and you can see their activity, often "up-close and personal". If you're like me, this is the only live volcano I have ever witnessed and remarkably it is available to see any day you want and any day of the year. There does not appear to be any signs of an interruption of the volcanic eruptions anytime in the near future according to scientists so you in all likelihood will be able to see all the drama Hawaii's volcano goddess "Pele" has in store for you on your visit to the islands. Not only will this sightseeing tour be interesting and educational but it will open your mind, in a very real way, to the process of constant movement happening within this globe we stand on at all times.
For a sightseeing and land tour including just the volcanoes area:
- Hawaii Volcano Adventure - Departing from Hilo and from Kona these sightseeing tours and land tours will show you the beautiful Rainbow Falls, the Hilo area, a Macadamia Nut Factory, Orchid and Anthurium Nursery and the Volcanoes National Park. No host lunch stops are often included at Volcano House. Sturdy, covered walking shoes are required. Persons with asthma or respiratory problems and small children are discouraged from taking this trip to avoid potential health problems due to possible exposure to fumes. We have many companies offering these Big Island of Hawaii volcano sightseeing tours and there are many variations.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sightseeing tours and land tours are not the only Big Island of Hawaii sightseeing tours and land tours that are of interest. You can take a Big Island of Hawaii sightseeing tour to these locations as well:
- Go on a bird watch sightseeing tour
- Take a sightseeing tour to some waterfalls
- Visit the Kohala or Hualalai regions of the island
- Sightsee the beautiful Waipio Valley
For those that have an interest in sightseeing the whole island in just one day please consider:
Grand Circle Island Tour - See everything from the volcano to the black sand beaches and tropical rain forests on this full day tour. No host lunch stop at Volcano House. Here are a few of the highlights:
- City of Refuge ($3.00 admission fee not included)
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Macadamia Nut Factory
- Coffee Plantations
- Jagger Museum
- Hamakua Coast\Punaluu Black Sand Beach
- Orchid Nursery
- Waimea District and Parker Ranch Lands
Another very popular Big Island of Hawaii sightseeing tour and land tour would be:
- Mauna Kea Summit Tour - Experience sunset from the top of Mauna Kea which reaches 13,796 feet in elevation before descending to the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Station at 9,200 feet elevation, a prime location for telescope viewing of Hawaiian skies. Includes use of jackets and private telescopes. Approximately, 7 Hours.
For those even more energetic you can enter the interior via ATV's such as in the following tour:
15-Mile Waterfall Adventure - Traverse through brisk mountain streams enter a rainforest filled with native Hawaiian trees and canopies of ferns and flowers before discovering a private secluded waterfall. Your guide will paint a historical picture of the rich culture in the area. A visual rush of panoramic collages makes this a driving experience to remember.
Tom's Tips - Big Island of Hawaii Sightseeing Tours
- Don't forget to bring warm clothing if you plan to visit the summit of Mauna Kea.
- To come to the Big Island of Hawaii and not visit the volcanoes at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park should simply not be an option.
- Remember that the Big Island is large. Many of the tours you take will take the better part of a whole day.
Botanical World Gardens offers a guided tour of their beautiful grounds on a Segway! You can take a Guided Tour of the Gardens with Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel or take your own Self-Guided tour and discover the beauty of Hawaii as you explore the 275 acre gardens by car, on foot or on a Segway. This can be a complete Hawaiian experience for the entire family. It's all here, in one location. Drive right to the viewpoints for the impressive Kamaee Falls, acclaimed one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii.
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C BIG ISLAND, offers a variety of land tours out of Hilo and Kona, some can be customized to fit your own taste. The comfort and luxury of the SUVs and crossover vehicles allows extreme flexibility in making your sight-seeing adventures of Hawaiia's natural wonders more enjoyable. They also offer combination Airplane and Land tours.
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In addition to enabling you to visit the other islands from the Big Island on one-day tours Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours also provides sightseeing tours of the volcano on the Big Island itself. These sightseeing tours offered by Discover Hidden Hawaii Tours provide a close-up view of the volcanoes and allow you to visit the most exciting spots in the Volcanoes National Park. Since the tours are not completed until about eight-thirty or so in the evening, you will also be able to get a glimpse of the volcanic glows as the sun is setting.
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The sightseeing and land tours offered by Hawaii Forest and Trail are among the very best to be found on the Big Island of Hawaii. Everyone knows that the Big Island of Hawaii is beautiful and just seeing it is inspirational. The concept of Hawaii Forest and Trail takes a wider perspective in the sense that they want you not only to appreciate the natural beauty but understand some of the underlying disciplines that provide the genesis for much of this extraordinary beauty. The guides and crew provided by Hawaii Forest and Trail are some of the most knowledgeable and conscientious guides you will come across and you will learn much about the biology, endangered species, conservation, natural history, human history, and climatology of the Big Island. Much of this desire to transfer more than just "a beautiful day in the forest" mentality came about as a result of the ideas of the company owner and founder, Rob Pacheco. He has contacted major land owners on the Big Island who own large tracks of land in pristine areas and has made arrangements with them to be able to bring his unique tours to these private property locations.
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The mission of Hawaiian Village Tours is to share stories and legends, as well as educate the public and tourists through the eyes of Native Hawaiians. They strive to preserve, perpetuate, and uphold the cultural significance of the areas you tour, notwithstanding teaching the true meaning of the Hawaiian culture as native stewards of the land.
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KapohoKine Adventures offers sightseeing and land tours on the Big Island of Hawaii with a special emphasis on the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Tours are offered with departures from both the Kona side of the Big Island as well as from the Hilo side. Obviously tours that leave from the Kona side will be longer and more expensive than those leaving from Hilo because of the much longer driving time. You will appreciate the professional, friendly and informative guides who will share the wonders of the Big Island with you and they are all specially trained by park rangers. KapohoKine generally only takes small groups of thirteen passengers or less so you are guaranteed personalized service. Much of the focus of these tours is on the volcano areas of the island and you will enjoy short interpretive walks through rainforests, along lava trails, next to natural hot steam vents, through lava tubes and even visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks famous Jagger Museum at the rim of Halemaumau Crater. KapohoKine Adventures has provided excellent service over the years being both sophisticated and luxurious enough to be awarded the Princess Cruises "Best Tour" designation.
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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures was the original sightseeing company to begin tours up to the summit of Mauna Kea to view the dramatic landscape, get a glimpse of the variety of observatories there and to view the heavens from that altitude through telescopes that were carried up in the vans with them. On the summit, your guide will point out the observatories as they begin to open their domes and rotate into position. There are great photo opportunities as sunset transforms the area into a beautiful spectacle. Then the tour descends to mid-mountain where using a large portable telescope you'll observe the treasures of the night sky and sip on hot chocolate and eat a warm meal.
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The sightseeing tours offered by Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours specialize in seeing the spectacle that is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Departing from the Queen Lili'uokalani Gardens in Hilo these tours offer an extensive tour of the volcano area taking approximately eleven hours. You're Nui Pohaku Adventure Tour will be personalized to no more than twelve passengers as you visit every important aspect of the national park. You will see the amazing Halemaumau Crater which Mark Twain
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Polynesian Adventure Tours is one of the long established land or sightseeing tours in Hawaii and they have a number of offerings on the Big Island of Hawaii. Among the various sightseeing tours Polynesian Adventure Tours has is a remarkable fully narrated two-hundred-and-sixty mile circle island tour which completely circumnavigates the Big Island. This tour is remarkable in my opinion because of the large amount of territory it covers for such a reasonable price. There is a reason they call it the "Big" Island and in fact the land area is so large (and still growing) that all of the other Hawaiian Islands could fit within its boundaries with room still to spare. Obviously you won't be able to spend too much time at any given location on a tour such as this but if your time is limited you will get an unbelievably amazing overview of the territory and at least get a cursory introduction to the truly special place that is the "Big Island of Hawaii".
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Roberts Hawaii is a well established Hawaii sightseeing company covering the state island wide that has had its roots in the tourism of Hawaii since the early nineteen-forties. Roberts Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii offers some tours that are very popular and reasonably priced. Their circle island tour is a twelve hour full day tour that departs from the Kona side heading south past South Point, visits the volcano area and completes a circumnavigation of the island by coming through the Parker Ranch. It also offers an interesting tour leaving from the Hilo side that visits the volcanoes and arranges to come back in the early evening so that you can have an opportunity to see the glow of the volcanoes in the darkened hours.
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The Waipio Valley is one of the most beautiful and most remote places on the Big Island of Hawaii and you are welcome to enjoy its spectacular scenery, history and legends on a sightseeing tour with Waipio Valley Shuttle. Waipio Valley Shuttle offers ten-passenger four-wheel drive van tours of the valley to see the huge thousand-foot waterfalls, lotus ponds, taro patches, roaming wild horses, beautiful rivers and spectacular ocean views on its one-and-a-half to two-hour tours.
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Second to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park the Waipio Valley is the most visited site on the island and one of the best ways to view the beauties of Waipio is on the Waipio Valley Wagon Tours. The Waipio Valley Wagon Tours begins at the town of Kukuihaele at the entrance to the Waipio Valley and will take a total of about one-and-a-half hours. The Waipio Valley is beautiful beyond words and you will see the highest waterfall on the Big Island of Hawaii, traditional taro patches, lush tropical foliage, lotus ponds, roaming wild horses and learn the history and legends of what is referred to as the "Cradle of Hawaiian Civilization" while being driven along the valley roads and streams on a mule drawn wagon.
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Big Island of Hawaii Sightseeing Tours and Land Tours - Visit a lava tube, a native rainforest, the Hawaii Volcano’s National Park, visit two farms in North Kohala, a lavender farm or the summit of Mauna Kea at over 13,000 ft., spend a full day in a dry forest looking for rare birds or listen for their song in a wildlife refuge, take the family on a half day adventure going over two streams, then seeing seven waterfalls, traversing three bridges and taking historic trails to ancient Hawaiian terraces, take a rugged Off-road vehicle to the Pololu Valley to see rushing streams, towering ocean cliffs and cascading waterfalls and witness how people throughout history have lived off the power of water, take a grand circle island tour completely around the island, see the heavens as you’ve never seen before as viewed through a powerful telescope on an amazing stargazing tour. You’re tour options on the Big Island are vast and are limited only by your decision to participate.