Hawaii, Big Island EDITOR'S PICKS
Off the Beaten Path: Hidden Areas & Unique Things to Do
Looking for a little vacation inspiration? Here's a list of our picks for Big Island activities that will take you down some unexpected turns and give you something totally new, or at least put a new twist on some common favorites. Explore the green fields and forests of Kohala by horseback or ATV; off-road through ancient lava fields by Jeep; or visit Mauna Kea for the most breathtaking sunrise you're likely to ever see. There are plenty of little-known gems to discover.
11Activities
  1. Satisfy your curiosity on a historic trip through downtown Kona, the Place of Refuge and farms yielding two of Hawaii's famed local products: coffee and honey!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD123.96

    Weekday
    6 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Travel 13,000 feet upward to the summit of the world's tallest volcano and watch in awe as the sun makes a majestic ascent over an ocean of white clouds.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD196.88

    Sun, Mon, Wed
    6 - 8.5 hour(s) (night)
  3. Sail into the Kona sunset on a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe! Experience Keauhou Bay, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset at sea.

    USD80.38

    Weekday
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  4. An open-range horseback journey onto a 12,000 acre working cattle and sheep ranch where the beauty of North Kohala unfolds before your eyes.

    From USD72.90

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Head to the Captain Cook Monument and explore the island's finest snorkel spots on a sail at a marine sanctuary filled with tropical fish, coral reefs and more.
    Meal Provided

    From USD82.54

    Daily
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Embark on an aquatic adventure at the National Marine Sanctuary and enjoy a kayak and snorkel tour of beautiful Puako Bay on the Kohala Coast.

    From USD67.71

    Daily
    2.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Bird Watching Hike Adventure
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    Embark on a guided avian adventure with sensational Bird Watching opportunities! Explore amazing trails and experience the Big Island's world of birds.
    Meal Provided

    USD203.13

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Segway Off-Road Rain Forest Adventure
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    Experience the beauty of Hilo on a Segway tour! Nothing can beat this unique experience through the rainforest, complete with an introductory lesson!

    From USD59.37

    Daily
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Mauna Kea Summit Daytime Adventure (from Hilo)
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    Take a day trip to the Mauna Kea Summit and visit the Keck Observatory, Imiloa Astronomy Center's Planetarium, UH Telescope and enjoy a picnic lunch on the mountain top.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD186.46

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    7.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Cycle through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at night and have the unique experience of seeing the lava glow while exploring this natural wonderland.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD217.71

    Daily
    9.5 - 14.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Take this exhilarating guided ATV tour along the edge of the spectacular Kohala sea cliffs, and through pristine, private ranch lands, lush tropical rain forests, and historical sites!

    From USD155.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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