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Ultimate National Park Explorer - Kona Pick Up - KapohoKine Adventures

Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy sleeping in and take a late start to view a full day of the volcanoes area. Departures approx. 11am
  • The tour is arranged so you will be there in the evening hours and you can see the glow of the volcanoes, if there is any activity.
  •  Cadillac Escalades or Chevrolet Express 4 x 4 VIP vans.  
  • 10 or 13 passengers max depending on which vehicle is used.
  • Approx 13 hours
  • Kona Resort departures
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau, the famous "place of refuge' National Historic Park
  • Kona Coffee Farm
  • Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
  • View the current steam vent activity.
  • Volcano Winery
  • Picnic Lunch sandwiches
  • BBQ Dinner.
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    Adults 13 Years and Up
    Children Ages 0-12

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    Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

    Evening Volcano Explorer - Hilo Pick-up

    Explore two National Parks on this action packed adventure. Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau, the famous “place of refuge’, Punaluu Bake Shop and black sand beach for green sea turtle viewing, plus have a deli-style lunch, and a tour at a 100% Kona coffee farm. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk across the cracks in the road left behind the historic eruption of 2018, visit the Kilauea Visitor Center and Volcano House. Enjoy a delicious Hawaii-style BBQ dinner plus tour and wine tasting at Volcano Winery before returning to the Park for sunset and views of Kilauea Caldera and Steaming Bluffs.

    Travel south into Kona coffee country for the first stop at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. Before coffee there was kapu, the ancient Hawaiian system of laws. Should a person break kapu and face almost certain death they could make their way to a place of refuge and be absolved. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park is one of those places of refuge. Explore this historic 420 acre Park with your National Park Service-trained guide and see temple platforms, fishponds, and remnants of ancient life in Hawaii.

    Next, head up to Bay View Farm, a working 24 acre coffee farm nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the various steps and processes in making coffee, all of which happen right here on the farm. You’ll sample 100% Kona Coffee along with a deli-style lunch at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the monument to Captain Cook standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States.

    The adventure continues as you head through the South Kona and Ka’u Districts. Stunning views, alternating between stark lava flows and Hawaiian dry forest, are visible through the huge picture windows of your tour vehicle. We stop briefly at Punalu’u Bake Shop, the southern most bakery in America. Offering the finest time-honored Hawaiian sweetbreads since 1991, the Bake Shop offers an array of breads and cookies.

    Shortly thereafter, you’ll arrive at picturesque Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palm trees, this is one of the best black sand beaches on the island. Stroll along the beach and look for honu (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles) feeding just offshore or sun- worshipping on the sand. Next travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs.

    Then it’s on to the famous Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. You’ll sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare. The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After
    sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ dinner with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.
    Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.

    Operates: Daily with a late morning departure approx 11 AM. Times may vary with the season
    Departure Point: Select Kona Resorts.
    Duration: Approx. 13 hours hours depending on pick up and drop off locations.
    Equipment: Cadillac Escalades or Chevrolet Express 4 x 4 VIP vans.
    Capacity: Minimum of 4 to confirm and up to 10 to 13 passengers, depending on the vehicle used.

    Menu
    All Day Snacks and beverages of water, juice and soda
    Picnic Lunch Sandwiches and Salads
    Turkey, Tuna, Ham and Vegetarian offered with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, bell peppers and carrots. Sandwiches are on a Sourdough brioche roll. Salads have an optional lilikoi (passion fruit) vinaigrette.

    BBQ Dinner
    Guava Glazed Pork Ribs, Shoyu Ginger Chicken, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.
    Vegan Options: BBQ Veggie Skewer with Herb Seasoning, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.
    Gluten Free Option - To Pulehu ("Broil Over A Fire") Olive Oil and Salt Seasoned Pulehu Chicken, Pulehu Ribs, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw.
    Beverages
    Soda, Water, Juice.
    Wine and Tea Tour
    Includes Wine Tasting or Glass of Wine included with Dinner and Tea Tasting
    Guests 21 and over please bring a valid picture ID for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

    Inclusions: Professional tour guide, military grade flashlights, walking sticks, umbrella, dinner, snacks and refreshments.
    Exclusions: Best efforts are given to find molten lava on every tour, but due to the constantly changing nature of the eruption, seeing molten lava cannot be guaranteed.
    Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
    Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
    Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
    Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol included or available for purchase with this activity.
    What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. It is required that everyone wears closed toed shoes on this activity. Everyone must bring identification. We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses.
    Restrictions: Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. People who do not have a moderate level of physical fitness will not be permitted on this activity.
    Slippers, sandals and flip flops will not be allowed. All guests (including children) should be able to negotiate stairs and 20 minute hike unassisted. Guests with small children are responsible for providing their own child carriers to safely navigate the entire hike. Hawaii State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age as well as Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we're happy to supply both type of seats at no charge with advance notice).
    This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
    Volcanoes National Park Restrictions:
    This park is home to an active volcano. For safety reasons, depending on levels of seismic or volcanic activity, tour itinerary-route-destination locations may be altered to adhere to strict U.S.G.S. guidelines. For details on the tour you have booked contact vendor directly, close to tour departure date, as conditions update daily. Any modifications are designed to provide guests a similar tour experience.
    Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with RESPIRATORY CONCERNS. Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials.

    There has been 1 review written about the Ultimate National Park Explorer - Kona Pick Up with KapohoKine Adventures.

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    Robert Davis
    This was our first time to Hawaii - Chris was our guide- he was amazing and explained every thing so well. You could see his passion for the Island and couldn't help but get caught up with him. The food was delicious, the Kona coffee tour was treat for the eyes as well as the palate. We were able to see the lava lake in the Volcano, an almost spiritual experience. At first we thought this might be a long day, but let me tell you every minute of the day was enjoyable and a trip to remember for a lifetime...probably the highlight of our trip...if you are considering doing this tour...consider no more...just do it!


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    Restrictions:

    Slippers, sandals and flip flops will not be allowed. All guests (including children) should be able to negotiate stairs and 20 minute hike unassisted. Guests with small children are responsible for providing their own child carriers to safely navigate the entire hike. Hawaii State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age as well as Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we're happy to supply both type of seats at no charge with advance notice).
    This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
    Volcanoes National Park Restrictions:
    This park is home to an active volcano. For safety reasons, depending on levels of seismic or volcanic activity, tour itinerary-route-destination locations may be altered to adhere to strict U.S.G.S. guidelines. For details on the tour you have booked contact vendor directly, close to tour departure date, as conditions update daily. Any modifications are designed to provide guests a similar tour experience.
    Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with RESPIRATORY CONCERNS. Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials.


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