Experience the Big Island’s most striking natural splendours on this small-group tour with a professional local guide sharing knowledge of the island's history, cultures, and geology.
Enjoy a fully narrated adventure that starts with a stop at a Kona Coffee Farm. Walk through the orchards with your guide learning about the harvesting and milling process while sampling a warm cup of Kona-grown coffee. Then, continue the leisurely drive and pass the scenic view of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United States.
Enjoy a moment to relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore. In addition to the stunning black sand (which is actually lava fragments), this beach is also famous for the population of the endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sun.
Stop for a local style picnic lunch consisting of teriyaki chicken, fish, sweet potato, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks, and bottled water. You'll be re-energised and ready to continue the adventure.
In the afternoon, visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a trip around the Chain of Craters Road, for the “mountain to sea” experience. Various stops are made to view magnificent volcanic eruptions and flow sites of the past, the beautiful park coastline, and the remarkable Thurston Lava Tube formed hundreds of years ago. In addition, your certified tour guide provides an educational and insightful narrative about the volcanoes as you visit Kilauea Iki Lookout, steam vents, Halema’uma’u Crater, and crater rim trail.
After enjoying a sit-down dinner at a local restaurant near the park, your guide will take you to a secluded and ideal location for stargazing near Mauna Kea. Depending on weather conditions, you will observe stars, planets, galaxies, the moon, and much more while your guide shares fascinating legends and lore of the sky.