Deluxe Big Island Day Tour: Volcanoes and Dinner

Explore the sheer beauty of the Big Island’s volcanoes on this luxury day trip with round-trip transport, a visit to Hawaii Volcano National Park, and 3-course dinner.

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  • 11 Hours

Deluxe Big Island: from $309

11 Hours

Lunch and Dinner



Embark on an extraordinary all-inclusive tour that captures the essence of the Island of Hawaii. Our dedicated guides ensure an unforgettable journey, combining geological wonders with elevated Hawaiian-infused dining. From Kona coffee farms to the stunning black sands of the coastline, immerse yourself in the joy of the Big Island. Explore ancient lava fields in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park before indulging in a three-course dinner at Kilauea Lodge, featuring locally sourced ingredients. This is a celebration of nature and the chance to create life-changing memories, limited to 13 people.

  • Duration 11 hours
  • Complementary Kona Coffee
  • Learn about the traditions, customs and history of the Hawaiian people
  • Hot towel service in the vehicle, carefully selected meals and refreshments, and expert local guidance

The Experience


  • Ideal for those who want a midday hotel pickup
  • Meals and entry fees included for a hassle-free day with an expert guide
  • Enjoy hot and cold towel service and refreshments all day
  • Skip the lines and enjoy pastries from an iconic bakery
  • Appreciate the majestic sea turtles of Punalu’u black sand beach
  • Indulge in unique dining experiences on a coffee farm and Kilauea Lodge
  • Hike through the centuries-old Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku is the Hawaiian name)


Indulge in the ultimate concierge-style small-group tour with this full-day experience. This Big Island tour lets you experience the beauty of Hawaii and taste delicious Hawaiian food, culminating with an intimate and unforgettable dinner near the Kilauea volcano.

Here’s what you can expect during this small-group experience.

Hotel Pickup

We offer hotel pickup from over 40+ locations along the Waikoloa and Kailua-Kona coast. Hop into a luxury Mercedes sprinter for a comfortable all-inclusive day tour of the Big Island. In the vehicle, expect unlimited refreshments, charging stations for smart phones, and hot and cold towel services to stay refreshed.

Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch + Kona coffee

Awaken your senses with a complimentary Kona coffee tasting at a local farm, where you'll discover the artistry behind crafting the perfect cup. Enjoy an island-style catered picnic lunch amidst the backdrop of superior-quality Kona coffee farm.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Punaluʻu Bake Shop

Our next destination takes us to the southernmost bakery in the U.S.! Arrive at the charming roadside bakery, known for its delectable assortment of baked goods. Your guide has pre-ordered their famous malasadas, ensuring you can savor this delightful (and popular!) snack without waiting in line. This is a leisurely stop, but the bakery itself can be busy. Time permitting, you can take advantage of the opportunity to gather extra baked goods at your own expense.

Soak up paradise at Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach

Experience the captivating beauty of Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach, where the contrast between the black sand and turquoise waters creates a postcard-perfect scene. Inhale the blend of salty sea air while the rhythmic melody of waves crashing against the shore lulls you into a state of tranquility. Your guide will also provide optimal viewing opportunities while respecting the natural habitat of the endangered Hawksbill turtles and federally protected Hawaiian green sea turtles that call this beach their sanctuary.

Journey into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In the afternoon, we venture into a captivating wonderland of active volcanoes, rugged lava landscapes, and lush rainforests, offering an extraordinary blend of geological marvels and natural beauty. Behold Hawaii’s mesmerizing Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes with your expert guide. Your guide will teach you about volcanic activity on the Big Island. They will explain different types of volcanoes, how they form, lava flow, and their impact on the environment. Explore these geological wonders and hike through the 500-year-old Thurston Lava Tube, marveling at the raw power of nature. Please note that park restrictions may apply, and Kailani Tours cannot provide refunds to Big Island volcano tours in such cases.

Savor a Hawaiian-Infused Three-Course Dinner

Cap off your day of adventure and awe-inspiring sights with a well-deserved dinner with drinks at the Kilauea Lodge’s acclaimed restaurant located in the town of Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano, it’s near the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. At Kilauea Lodge, a 3-course dinner is an exceptional culinary experience — and a satisfying end to a full-day experience of the Big Island’s highlights. Please note: Restaurant can be subject to change.

Hotel Drop-Off

After dinner, hop back in a luxury Mercedes sprinter van for a relaxing ride back to your accommodations. Let the lulling sounds of traditional Hawaiian music be your soundtrack to remember this special day as your driver pulls up to your doorstep — a memory you can now cherish for the rest of your life.

Select date, guests, and preference for ticket availability

Start Point

We will pick you and your group up at the Hotel of your choosing before heading to our first port of call, the Kona Coffee Plantation

Start Times

12:30 pm

Pickups available at all major west Hawaii hotel and resorts. Please select your pickup location upon booking.


  • Convenient Hotel Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Three-Course dinner at Kilauea Lodge
  • Binoculars & Umbrellas to Use at Your Leisure
  • Park Entry Fee: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Tour Led by Passionate Guides with Local Knowledge
  • Freshly Baked Malasada from an Iconic Hawaiian Bakery
  • Hot Towel Service & Refreshments Available as Needed
  • Catered Picnic Style Lunch and Complimentary Kona Coffee Tasting

Additional Information

  • Wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, please no flip flops for your safety
  • Dress in easily removable layers for optimum comfort throughout the many microclimates this tour encounters
  • Bring a lightweight jacket, we have umbrellas available for you to use if needed
  • Bring your phone and/or camera chargers to use in the Sprinter

Cancellation Policies

  • Cancellations confirmed prior to 48 hours of the tour start time are eligible to receive a refund in full.
  • No refund is possible if cancellation attempt is less than 48 hours prior to the tour start time.


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We did the Volcanoes and Dinner tour. Our guide, Grant, was awesome! He's incredibly knowledgeable about the island and about volcanoes. We wish we'd had teachers like him, because he presents all of that knowledge in fun and interesting ways. The tour includes a LOT of time riding in the van, and Grant single-handedly prevented that time from being even the slightest bit boring. We wished we'd done this tour at the beginning of our trip rather than the end, because Grant also recommended a lot of great restaurants and beaches that we won't have time to visit.

The tour hits great destinations - the donuts at the bake shop were delicious, the black sand beach was an incredible sight, and dinner was delicious. The volcano was the highlight (even though, sadly, there was no molten lava visible). We spent some time at the summit and hiked through Thurston Lava Tube, all while learning volcano facts from Grant.

The only downside to visiting all these places is that we were only able to spend about 15 minutes each at most of them. That's basically unavoidable given the number of destinations and the time needed to travel between them, but if you're the sort of person who likes to really take their time and explore an area, it's something to keep in mind.
Dan Ewing
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Just did our 3rd Kailani Deluxe Volcano tour. Learn something new each time & revisit unique experiences like the Punaluu black sand beach. Volcano Nat'l Park changes every time we come. Our guide, Grant, was amazing! Super knowledgeable & friendly. Let our 12 y.o. daughter be his co-pilot & kept her engaged all day. All loved the meal at Kilauea Lodge. Looking forward to going again on our next visit.
Dave Godwin
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Had an awesome day with our tour guide John Gary. He was very knowledgeable and provided loads of information throughout the day. Lunch and dinner were great and there were plenty of snacks and cold drinks provided, including a delicious Hawaiian Donut. Seeing the crater and the steam vents were awesome. The only thing missing was actually seeing some Lava, but you can't control nature
Greg Garofolo
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Our Deluxe Volcano experience was simply amazing. A full day of natural wonders, history and fun exceeded our family’s expectations. Our tour guide, Grant was an excellent host and a must-have for any volcano tour. Do this while Kilauea is active and you won’t regret this. Absolutely recommend Grant and Kailani Tours!
Knock’em Out LLC
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Alex was an amazing tour guide. He was rich in knowledge regarding the history of Kona, volcanos, lava, plants, flowers, coffee, island legends, and constellations. Any questions we had, he was able to provide answers. He was engaging throughout the tour, and made sure everyone was comfortable. His sense of humor was impeccable. I also enjoyed the malasadas from Punalu'u Bake Shop. If you are a passion fruit person, I recommend it. The dinner at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant was delicious. I ordered the passion fruit vinaigrette for my salad, and the chicken pasta. If you’re looking for a tour of the Big Island I highly recommend Kailani Tours.
Pawel Makuch
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We did the Deluxe Volcano tour with Sam and it was fantastic! It was worth every penny. The island is pretty big and it was really nice to enjoy several of the top sights without the worry and exhaustion of driving. Each stop on the tour was enjoyable and memorable. It was especially nice for a big place like Volcano National Park, where you don’t even know where to start as far as exploring it. Sam was a phenomenal guide. He ensured everything ran very smoothly and planned everything very well. He was accommodating and it was fun to spend the day with him! Would highly recommend.


We want to accommodate all dietary needs and restrictions of our guests including, but not limited to: vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, or any food-related allergies. Please, notify us immediately if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions.

By notifying us early, we are best able to prepare your tour meal, snack, and beverage needs accordingly. Should there be no contact by 12:00 PM, the day prior to your tour, the meals ordered on your behalf will default to regular with no restrictions. Since gathering these details is time sensitive, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Though we have a compact collapsible wheelchair available for guests, our guides are not able to push or assist with wheelchair mobility. Please note: We do not have capacity or storage for a motorized wheelchair so we can only allow for guests to bring or use our collapsible wheelchair.)

Our tours are active and require some physical exertion. While on tour guests may experience some or all of the following: a large step up into the van, tight aisles, steep hills in either direction, stairs, uneven surfaces, wet surfaces, and loose sand.

Please note: Guests may choose to not participate in any physical activity they choose while on tour. We do not want to restrict guests wishing to attend but may prefer to only observe.

If you have any questions or would like to know more details about the physical aspects of your specific tour, please contact Kailani Tours staff at 808-938-4057 or [email protected].

Kailani Tours prefers small-group experiences, generally booking no more than 12 guests per vehicle. The Mercedes fleet consists of 15 passenger vehicles. If you’re looking for something even more intimate, a private tour can also be arranged for your party.

Tips and gratuities are not required or included, though greatly appreciated. Your guide works hard to ensure you are feeling safe, entertained, comfortable and satisfied for 11+ hours while on tour. If you find your guide to provide exceptional service, you are welcome to thank them through gratuity.

Infants, toddlers, or children under 5 years of age are not permitted on public tours. A private tour will need to be secured for families traveling with small children. We encourage guests to request our luxury SUV for groups of 4 adults or fewer and our Sprinter Mini-Coaches for larger groups.

To abide by Hawaiʻi State Law, all children 3 years and younger must be in a proper safety seat.

Children aged 4 to 7 who weigh between 40 and 80 pounds and are less than 57 inches tall must be in a booster seat.

We have all child seat options available upon request. Please, notify us of your children’s age and seat requirements as soon as possible.

We have luxury SUVs available for small parties (1-4 passengers) and Mercedes Sprinter or Smart Mini-Coaches for large parties (4-12 passengers). Our current fleet of SUVs and Mini-Coaches are able to handle groups of up to 200 per day.

The most common reasons for guests to choose our private tour over a small-group tour include the ability to go at your own pace, a customizable itinerary with tour flexibility, customizable timing, customizable pickup/drop off locations, upgraded meals/snack baskets/beverages, no other personalities/strangers, not waiting on rouge public participants, more intimate experience, any age is permitted, and you’ll be placed with a tenured guide.

Passionate Guides

Our guides know the area — and its stories — better than anyone. Expect history, local folklore, and the untold legends of this magnificent island.

Convenience and Ease

Everything we do is designed to help you have an unforgettable, premium experience from start to finish

A True Love of the Land

We take pride in being able to share culturally significant stories as we take you from Kailua-Kona’s coffee region to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and Kilauea Volcano.

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