Big Island Circle Tour

Big Island Circle Tour
Duration: 12 hours

Adults 12 years and above $179

Children Ages 5-11 years old $169
This tour is for guests 5 years and older.
Included: Continental Breakfast, Restaurant Lunch and all park entrance fees


Our newest, most exciting Hawaii adventure includes a volcano tour, a black sand beach, a Kona coffee tour and iconic Big Island waterfalls!


This incredible Circle Island Tour takes guests through Kona coffee country, visits the world-famous Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and explores all the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park, Rainbow Falls and Waipio Valley. This is the newest and most-exciting truly circle island tour on the island! This tour showcases Kona’s best views, the Big Island’s best coastline views with all the stops at the must-see locations!

Meals Include:

  • Light continental breakfast tray served at select Kona coffee farm (varies daily).
  • Deli-style cOur newest, most exciting Hawaii adventure includes a volcano tour, a black sand beach, a Kona coffee tour and iconic Big Island waterfalls!atered lunch served with various sandwiches, chips, snacks, water and fruit juice.

Please note dietary restrictions

Points of Interest:
Premium Kona Coffee Farm, Punalu’u Bake Shop, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Volcano Winery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, and Waipio Valley lookout.


  • Punalu’u Black Sand Beach – Discovering native wildlife is always a Hawaii highlight. This stretch of black sand beach is not only beautiful and unique, but is a popular basking spot for the Hawaiian turtle or “honu.”
  • Volcano Winery – Enjoy a delicious catered deli-style lunch at this unique local winery tucked along the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano. Complete the experience with a purchased tasting of locally made wines.
  • Hawaii Volcanos National Park – See Big Island volcanoes! The massive park is consistently listed as a must-see for visitors. Our tour highlights all the park’s best including Chain of Craters Road, natural steam vents and views of the new Halemau’mau Crater.
  • Rainbow Falls – One of “The Best Waterfalls in Hawaii” in every guidebook and blog. Witness one the most famous Big Island waterfalls up close and personal!
  • Kona Coffee Tour & Tasting – Coffee tours are rated one of the “Top 5 Things to Do on the Big Island” by Hawaii Guide. Take your own Kona coffee tour, sample a variety of locally grown, premium coffees and teas.
  • Waipio Valley Lookout – Take in spectacular view of the Hamakua Coast on the way to the most famous lookout on the island.
  • Punalu’u Bake Shop –The Southernmost bakery in the United States! But that’s not the only reason it’s a favorite. . .try the “ono” (delicious) malasadas to find out why they’re a must-visit.

Additional Information: Click on the question.

How large will my tour be?

We operate four Mercedes Sprinter Vans with a maximum capacity of 14 passengers. So if you’re looking for a private, romantic getaway for two, a small group of just a few, or you have a large corporate event or wedding, we can handle up to 56 passengers at one time! Should you have an even larger group, we can arrange to work with one of our sister companies to handle your needs.

How comfy are the vehicles?

Very! Our guides want to work for us because we pamper the guests AND the guides! Having driven low-roof, hard-seated, worn-out vans in the past, we understand the importance of being comfortable on the ride to the volcano (or around the island!)

Maintaining a fleet of Mercedes Benz passenger vans is more expensive than using inferior vehicles, but we never cut corners on safety or customer service – ever.

Our brand new vehicle even has reclining leather seats! Our vans have high roofs to maneuver through the cabin, adjustable air conditioning, seatbelt extensions, cup holders, and large windows for the best views. Our audio/visual package is top-of-the-line with a large flip-down monitor and separate speakers for video and guide headset. This technology allows for the driver/guide to show video while narrating; it’s the ultimate way to cruise the Big Island!

Where do the tours start?

Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts. We also offer the option to meet at a central meeting point to accommodate a busy vacation schedule, if you prefer. For bed and breakfasts or smaller resorts, we’re happy to work with you. Leave the driving to us!

Can you accommodate wheelchairs?

Our vans are equipped to handle easy storage of a wheelchair or other medical equipment. We do not have a wheelchair lift, however. We have also installed an extra hydraulic side step for extra easy on and off for all riders.

How much walking or hiking will I be doing?

The Deluxe Volcano Experience, our signature Big Island volcano tour, does not include any walking longer than 20 minutes. Should guests choose to skip any of our short walks, Kailani guides are happy let them rest at Volcano House or the Visitor’s Center.

For guests wanting to do extensive hiking, we’re glad to customize a private tour to cover as much ground as you like. Our Kailani hiking guides are in excellent shape and will be excited to show off some of the many beautiful hiking trails here on the Big Island.

The tour is not recommended for women who are pregnant or may be pregnant. Passengers traveling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome. Please note, our vans are equipped to handle easy storage of a wheelchair or other medical equipment. But we do not have a wheelchair lift.

Can you accommodate special diets?

When you book your tour, you have the opportunity to make your lunch and dinner meal selections from among multiple options, including vegan or vegetarian. We’ll also pass on information to the restaurants about any food allergies ahead of time. That’s Aloha!

What should I wear? What should I bring?

Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Temperatures at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 50 to 75 degrees F. Saddle Road temperatures can get even chillier, to perhaps 40 degrees F. Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear, a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset. You have plenty of opportunities to change as the weather changes frequently. Oh, don’t forget your camera!

Are snacks, meals, and tips included in tour prices?

Tipping is, of course, at the discretion of the tour guest but is customary when great service has been provided. We think our professional tour guides are the very best on the planet and we know they appreciate receiving acknowledgments for their expertise, humor, and ability to make your tour memorable!

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2019

Great circle tour!

We loved our circle tour of the Big Island with Mike! Kailani was recommended to us by an acquaintance and initially we were a little apprehensive about such a long tour, but Mike made it fly right by! He was able to answer any question thrown at him no matter how random, and was so patient with all members in our traveling party. We really appreciate how he went the extra mile to make sure we got to see everything we wanted to along the route and taste some local produce. Thank you Mike!

Monroe, New York

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2019

Full Circle Tour

My family and a friend of mine joined the full circle tour with me; this was my third time visiting the Big Island, but this was their first time out here. To say the least, they were amazed. Our tour guide Grant enthusiastically delivered such a wonderful experience showing us each site, keeping everyone engaged all while sharing fun facts and knowledge about this beautiful island. Mahalo for sharing such an unforgettable full-circle island experience!