Experiences for the Thoughtful Traveler - Kailani Tours

Experiences for the Thoughtful Traveler



Our intention is to provide exceptional tour experiences and concierge-level service throughout your entire journey. We offer smaller, more personalized tours with a maximum of 12 guests, providing you with an authentic and individual experience. Along with our many amenities, you’ll enjoy some of the Big Island’s best gourmet food and drink offerings. 




The Island of Hawai’i is a special place, rich in its culture and history. We love being able to share stories of the Hawaiian people, their beliefs and customs, as well as the overall history of the island itself. In between the gorgeous scenery and sumptuous meals, our professional guides will share their extensive knowledge and expertise.



Our Big Island adventures are intertwined with the places we visit, the local foods we eat and the geology that reveals history. The island of Hawai’i is one of the few places in the world where you can explore active volcanic terrain, and see the different stages of land growth from creation and new plant life to mature ecosystems and erosion.

Who We Are


Kailani Tours strives to present first class service, with guides motivated to meet the highest of guest expectations. All of our guides hold a certification from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and are CPR/First-Aid certified. 

Living and working on the Big Island, we genuinely enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience with our guests. Our style is personable and interactive, yet professional and accommodating.

Common Questions Answered

What’s the difference between the Big Island Circle Tour and the Deluxe Volcano Experience?

The primary difference between these two tours is the Big Island Circle Tour is a daytime tour while the Deluxe Volcano Experience is focused on the volcano and seeing a possible eruption at night. The price difference is that lunch and dinner is included in the Deluxe Volcano Experience where the Big Island Circle Tour includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

What do we need to wear?

For all tours, we recommend comfortable walking shoes. For hiking tours, ankle support is important but not necessary. You’re more than welcome to wear slippers (flip-flops) for comfort, but sneakers are really the way to go without worry. We are unable to swim while on tour at the beach or in a waterfall, so a towel is not necessary. However, you’re more than welcome to bring a towel if you decide to dip your toes at the black sand beach.

Do you offer private tours or large group tours in addition to shared daily tours?

We offer just about everything. Our shared daily tours are our most popular, but we have tour specialists that can customize and design tours for private and group tours of all sizes. We utilize several different vehicle types to accommodate nearly all budgets and preferences. Our fleet is constantly growing, so we can handle groups of nearly any size. 

What should we bring?

We’ll provide meals, snacks, hiking gear, jackets, umbrellas, flashlights, and parkas for all occasions. Please refer to your selected tour’s description for additional details. You’re more than welcome to call our office for specific requests. 808-938-4057.

When does my tour start and end?
Your confirmation will give an approximate start and end time for each tour. However, depending on your selected pickup location, that time will be specific to your location. Please make sure to double-check your pickup location and exact pickup time written on your confirmation so you do not miss your tour. Kailani Tours’ Reservation Team will reach out the day before your tour to confirm the exact pickup location and time to ensure timely departures. Please call us for any specific questions about your tour at 808-938-4057