KONA: Grand Circle Big Island & Volcano Tour

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Daily Departures

Tour Duration: Approx. 9 Hours

Inter-Island Flight: Included

Tour Code: GYL KONA (H1)

Tour Operator: Gray Line Hawaii Polynesian Adventure Tours

Spend a fully day enjoying and exploring the many wonders Kona has to offer in the Big Island Grand Circle Tour. You'll have the opportunity to experience volcanic views at the Volcanoes National Park, tropical rainforests and the natural beautiful scenic of Hawaii. 

Experience the scenic vistas at Kealakekua Bay. You will continue you journey to the Volcanoes National Park., Pele's Playground (admission is included). Take a once of a lifetime walk though the Thurston Lava tube. You'll also have the chance to tour Jagger Museum where you will watch an outstanding video filled with volcano eruptions. Then the tour continues with a drive by the Kilauea Iki and the steam vents.

The tour continues to Hilo, where you'll stop at Big Island Candies for a free tour. It was established in 1977, where fine quality candy and cookies where produced. Here you will enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and free samples.

By the end of the tiour, you would have circled the island.

Upgrade to GOLD: Make your tour even better by upgrading to GOLD. This upgrade offers lunch. Lunch options and locations are subject to change.

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Grand Circle Island & Volcano Adventure Tour:

  • Local Tour Guide Narration
  • Visit a Kona Coffee plantation
  • See black sand beaches
  • Explore the Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Iki crater, stream bluffs, fern tree jungle, and the Thurston Lava Tube (admission included)
  • Enjoy a no-host lunch
  • Explore the Jaggar Museum
  • Drive by many waterfalls of the Hamakua Coast
  • See Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea
  • Roundtrip hotel transportation included from designated Kona hotels only.
    • Air conditioned, Large viewing windows tour coach bus
    • Expert Tour Guide/Narration

GOLD UPGRADE: Lunch will be provided at the Volcano House restaurant. Lunch options and locations are subject to change.


  • Please inquire before booking to make sure there is still availibility for the date you wish to take your tour.
  • Please call 24 hours prior to your tour to re-confirm your pick-up time and location.
  • This tour offers round trip transportation from kona hotels only. If you are staying in Hilo, it is an approximate 2.5 hour drive to Kona.
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toes shoes as this tour travels sharp, uneven lava surfaces.
  • Fumes (volcanic gasses) are harzardous to everyone's health.
  • We discourage visitors with heart or breathing problems, infants, young children and pregnant women are at risk and should avoid being near these fumes
  • All passengers will require to sign a release of liability form.
  • Tour departs from Kona side
  • If this tour is canceled with more than 24 hours notice, the total amount less 10% is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 24 hours notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges.


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