Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

Puako, United States
Mamalahoa Circle Island Tour
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From USD 208.38

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 am

Pickup details

Your morning pick-up time depends on your hotel location. Please provide your hotel at least 48 hours before the tour date. You will be provided with a personalized pick-up time and instructions. Please do not book any other activities for your tour day.

What To Expect

Puukohola National Historic Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parker Ranch (Pass By)

Waipio Valley Lookout

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rainbow Falls

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Coconut Island (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Big Island Candies

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Punalu'u Black Sand beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mamalahoa Highway (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the tour may change due to weather, traffic, volcanic conditions, vehicles, and availability
  • A small amount of walking is involved (please bring comfortable walking shoes)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and bring a rain jacket
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund\
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

The whole day was full of so many amazing stops, along with stories and history of the island, and it was so worth every penny we paid.


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Experiencing the Big Island
Vangie_A, Aug 2023
I’m from Alabama so every stop I experienced a new adventure. The water falls, tube, the black sand beach, the National Park, volcanoes and the food. The scenic view was breathtaking. The tour took us around the entire island so we experienced so many climates in one day. The waterfalls were amazing and peaceful. The Hilo downtown was very a great history lesson. The Volcano was amazing because I was actually looking at an active volcano. Standing over the steam was like a chemistry lesson up close and personally. I’m 62years old and I will never forget how excited I was to take the tour and how that experience will last me for a lifetime. Our tour guide Dominique was awesome. He was so personal and very knowledgeable about the island. I learned so much about Hawaii from him.
No Way To Travel
VIVIAN_M, Aug 2023
The tour company(Hawaii Outdoor Guides) failed to show up for our scheduled 6:30 pickup. No call from the tour company at all. We waited from 6:15 til almost 8:00 am and no call. I left a message with Hawaii Outdoor Guides and did NOT receive any sort of follow up call from them apologizing. Perillo Tours did get an answer saying the guide was ill. Would not recommend any business with a company that operates this way.
Excellent way to see the Big Island
Michael_P, July 2023
Dominik led an all day exciting and informative adventure around the Big Island. Every stop on the tour was amazing. Such a great experience as first timers
Great experience and fun with family, kids love it. thanks
samphong3729, July 2023
Walking through the lava tube was great, looking down at the vacano ,see the steam coming out the vacano was great, water fall was huge , Dominic our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable of the history, all about the island, the places to visit. thanks
Michelle_S, Feb 2023
Katy was the best, she has beet any tour guide that i have been with, very educational, new the city/town and i loved all the perks
Knowledgable Guide
PATRICIA_W, Jan 2023
Katie was our tour guide and she was knowledgeable and responsive to our questions. We stopped at several sites such as volcanoes, parks, waterfalls, black sand, sea turtles and more. You won’t regret this tour!
Great way to see a lot of the island and many of the top features
Jean_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide, Katie, was amazing; she was a wealth of knowledge about Hawaii. We basically did a tour around the entire island, stopping at many features along the way -- volcanoes, green sea turtles, black sand beach, waterfalls, etc. The lunch that was included was very good, and she provided snacks and bottled water. Great day!
Katie was amazing. She...
Lindsey_R, Sept 2022
Katie was amazing. She went on all the excursions with us and gave us a lot of information. It felt like a private tour even though we were in a group. We got lucky and there were only 5 people in the group which helped keep it extra intimate.
Best tour!
Brandi_A, July 2022
It was awesome! Katie was our guide & she was so knowledgeable. She prepared us for what to expect at the next stop as well as restrooms. That being my important since we had a 10 year old. Katie went over & beyond. We took a tour almost like this in 2007, but this one was outstanding in comparison. We’d do this tour again in a heartbeat!!
Incredible, informative tour!
denise_s, July 2022
Katie was an excellent guide. She was friendly and super informative. The tour consisted of many different stops and all were breathtaking. Seeing the history of Kona, Hilo, etc was an experience we will never forget. Thank you for the memories! Well worth it…did everything we wanted to see in 1 day and left plenty of time for beach, pool & relaxation. Came away with tons of knowledge and many suggestions. Thank you, Katie. This is a must do!
Great way to see the big island in a single day!!
Michelle_B, Nov 2020
The tour was great and definitely a good way to see a lot of the big island in just one day. Our guide, Katie, was exceptional and was able to show us lots of great sites in Volcano National Park even though several areas are still closed for COVID. She was very cautious about masks and I felt my family was safe all day. Personally I think I had a different expectation of the park but that was just more perception of what a volcano looked like and what we are able to see. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone that wants more of a guided tour of the island.
A must do activity on the Big Island!
Janice_A, Feb 2020
Our small group tour of the Big Island was fun, exciting & incredibly informative! Delicious meals & snacks were provided and Katie was an excellent tour guide & driver. We highly recommend this tour!
Excellent tour
Grace_K, Dec 2019
Bryce our guide was very helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and professional. The tour covered the key highlights and the views were stunning.
The best tour - EVER!
dallasgolden, May 2019
This was literally the best tour I've ever been on! First, Katie picked us up from our hotel in Waikoloa Beach, and our first stop was within minutes of picking us up. The whole day was full of so many amazing stops, along with stories and history of the island, and it was so worth every penny we paid. Seriously, if you are visiting the big island, carve out a day for this. You will not be disappointed!!! P.S. Katie was the BOMB DIGGITY!
We had a fabulous tour, the various...
Victor A, Jan 2017
We had a fabulous tour, the various sites we toured were beautiful and our tour guide Karen was outstanding. Karen provided an in depth discussion of the attributres of the Island and explained the historical information of the Island in an very informative and intersting manner. I would not want to have missed this tour, especially when

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