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Private Hilo Landmarks And Volcanoes National Park Adventure

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Travel down scenic routes of banyan trees, visit a national park with the world's most active volcanoes and more on this private tour in Hilo.

Enjoy six hours of exploring lush gardens, scenic tree-lined routes, and more with the convenience of private transportation on this exciting cultural tour in Hilo. You'll get private transportation that takes you to a variety of fun and informative Hilo attractions, including Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Richardson Black Sand Beach, and take a two-hour tour of the iconic Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park--a historic park with two of the most active volcanoes in the world. Spend 20 to 30 minutes at places like Rainbow Falls, traveling down scenic routes like Bayan Drive and Kilauea Iki Trail, and the Liliuokalani Gardens. With so many natural attractions to visit, this scenic tour is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!

Begin your journey hopping into a private vehicle and leaving the Hilo pier to head for Rainbow Falls--an 80-foot waterfall that flows over a lava cave. Legend has it that Rainbow Falls was the residence of Hilo--the Hawaiian moon goddess. After spending 30 minutes exploring this serene waterfall, you'll make your way to see the production and packaging process of macadamia nuts and maybe taste a few at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory.

Continue down the scenic celebrity-planted banyan-tree line road of Banyan Road before stopping at the epochal Liliuokalani Gardens--an authentic, nearly 25-acre Japanese garden that's one of the largest ornamental Japanese gardens in the world outside of Japan. This historic garden was donated by Queen Liliuluokalani--the last monarch that reigned over Hawaii. You'll also get to see fields of dendrobiums, Dracula orchids, and other orchid varieties at the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. Next, head to the epic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park--home of Mauna Loa and Kilauea--two of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Your tour will continue down the scenic trails of Crater Rim Drive where you'll pass by and spend 20 minutes along the Kilauea Iki Trail--home to a lava lake and a variety of colorful, native birds, such as the Hawaiian honeycreepers and the 'Apapane songbird. Take a 45-minute scenic drive down the Chain of Craters Road where you'll see 10 iconic craters along the way before taking a 30-minute detour at Richardson Black Sand Beach Park, where sea turtles roam along the beautiful black sandy beaches. Wrap up your tour with a visit to the Kilauea Visitor Center to see a whole host of exhibits that show how Hilo has formed over the years and its ecosystems before making your way back to the pier.

Whether you want to indulge in tasty macadamia nuts or enjoy taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, there's much to do on this private cultural excursion. Book this scenic tour today and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable cultural experience.

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from $129.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled Water. A stop will be made so guests can purchase food.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes (long pants) and walking shoes or sneakers. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a sweater or light jacket.
The tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair; however, guests must be able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them.