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For guests staying in Historic Hilo Town, on the east side of the Big Island, this is home to beautiful Hilo Bay, bustling farmers markets, original Hawaii food favorites, and candy factories. With a consistently wet rainforest climate, the area is filled with dramatic waterfalls and hiking trails that are ripe for exploration. Once known for its production of sugar cane, a fascinating variety of Western, Asian, Hawaiian, and Polynesian influences still enrich the town.
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  1. No.1
    Hop aboard a Big Island helicopter tour and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the spectacular landscape sculpted by lava as you fly over the park, circling around points of interest. Then, search for towering waterfalls in Hilo!

    From USD335.00

    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Explore Big Island on a zipline adventure over the famous Umauma Falls! Ride 9 ziplines over a tropical paradise of rainforests, waterfalls, and river gorges. Upgrade your experience to include swimming & kayaking in a private waterfall!
    Meal Provided

    From USD163.97

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
    1.5 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Embark on the only stargazing tour in Hawaii that features nighttime astronomical observing on the slopes of Mauna Kea & daytime solar viewing. The most family-friendly stargazing tour, all ages are welcome! Tour departs from Kona and Hilo.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD218.84

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    6 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. Hop aboard a doors-off helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the actively erupting volcano with unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else. After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!

    From USD405.00

    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. The perfect volcano tour for guests staying in Hilo! Visit must see sites of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk on a black sand beach and explore a pristine private lava tube with golden walls, the most impressive cave of Hawaii.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri
    7 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Explore the Kilauea Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in style with Polynesian Adventure Tours. Drive along Chain of Craters Road to see 5 different volcanic craters and steam vents, then visit two of the Big Island's most iconic waterfalls.
    Pick-up Provided


    Mon, Wed, Fri
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Explore Volcanoes National Park on a private tour with your own guide! See the way the Island has changed after the last eruption. Visit the 2018 devastation zone in Kalapana, including a 40ft tall black lava wall at Pohoiki Black Sand Beach.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD574.41

  8. Join the expert pilots of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for unique aerial views on this safe and comfortable Big Island helicopter tour. See the path of the recent lava flows in Puna, craters of Kilauea Volcano, or cascading waterfalls in Hilo.

    From USD294.00

    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Wanted to try scuba diving but not yet certified? A professionally trained SCUBA Instructors will teach you the basics and then take you on an introductory tour of the reef to experience the underwater world.


    4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Discover the best things to do near the Big Island's famous volcano. Drive along Hilo's waterfront then south to Kalapana village. Here visit a black sand beach before heading over to Volcanoes National Park to see Big Islands top attractions.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD229.31

    7 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Zip through Big Island’s lush rainforest and soar over towering waterfalls. This 7-line zipline course is voted the best zipline in Hawaii and it’s fun for the whole family. Upgrade to the Zip 'n Waterfall Dip to swim under a cascading waterfall!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD188.43

    3 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Explore the most recent eruption area of Kilauea Volcano by bike. Hike to an isolated Black Sand Beach, see Thermal Hot Ponds, bike through Coconut Groves, Tree Tunnels, and see lava fields created during the 1955, 1990 & 2018 eruptions.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    6 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Embark on a zipline adventure that will take you over a magical botanical garden filled with the tropical flowers and plants of the Big Island of Hawaii.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Discover the hidden beauty of the Big Island. Visit the famous Rainbow Falls. Swim, Kayak, or Paddle under the 120 ft private Kulaniapia Falls. Tour a cacao farm and enjoy chocolate tasting. Great for couples, families and cruise ship passengers.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Come on a walking tour through a garden sanctuary, featuring over a thousand plant species, with a horticultural expert or a self-guided audio walking stick.

    From USD15.67

    (morning, afternoon, night)
  16. Experience the beauty of Hilo on a Segway tour! Nothing can beat this unique experience through the rainforest, complete with an introductory lesson!

    From USD103.39

    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Swim and snorkel at a pristine black sand beach! This unique beach snorkeling tour gives you the chance to see and swim with turtles on the Big Island. Beach snorkels are accessible and easy, making it perfect for first time snorkelers and children.


    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Tour the best of Hilo in Big Island. Marvel at the beautiful waterfalls of Akaka, munch on some mac nuts at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and enjoy a stroll at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens.
    Pick-up Provided


  19. A thrilling way to explore the nature on the Big Island. Rappel down two waterfalls right into Umauma River and swim at a private pond. Great for thrill seekers!


    4.5 - 5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Embark on a dolphin watch adventure along the pristine Hilo coast. Skip the crowds and snorkel in the rarely-accessed marine world of Hilo! See green sea turtles, tropical fish, and colorful coral reefs. Available from April until December.


    4 hour(s) (morning)

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