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Hidden Gems & Hawaii Top Unique Experiences
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.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Discover the beauty of Kohala! Hike through a private nature reserve, swim at a tropical waterfall & enjoy a picnic overlooking Pololu Valley. The perfect option for anyone wanting to head off the beaten path of Hawaii!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD209.42

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Explore the undiscovered side of Kona on a 5-hour guided volcano hiking tour from Kona! Hike along the slopes of the Hualalai volcano. Get exclusive access to secret volcanic craters, lava tubes, and hidden caves.

    From USD167.54

    Mon, Fri, Sat
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Fly with Sunshine Helicopters and witness the beauty of the Kohala mountains, cascading waterfalls, steep ocean cliffs and the hidden valleys of Waipio, Waimanu and Pololu. Enjoy a 45-min scenic flight on Hawaii's most affordable helicopter tour!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD399.00

    1.5 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Tour the best of Kona in a luxury mini-coach, creating the perfect half-day small group tour: learn about the history of Hawaii, explore a unique nature sanctuary, and sample some of the finest locally-grown coffee and beer in Hawaii!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD197.91

    6 - 7 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Take an unforgettable Big Island sunset cruise across the crystal clear waters of Kohala coast as you sip beers and wines from the complimentary bar. A perfect beginning to your evening in paradise!


    Mon, Wed, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. Enjoy stargazing from an exclusive location on the slopes of Mauna Kea with expert narration led by a professional astro-photographer and analog-astronaut on this 2-hour Hawaii stargazing & astro-photography tour. Photos from your tour are included!


    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (evening, night)
  7. Ride 7 thrilling ziplines, zip through Big Island’s lush rainforest and soar over the towering 250ft Kolekole waterfall. Hawaii Zipline Tours is voted the best zipline in Hawaii and it’s fun for the whole family.


    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Journey into the pristine Hawaiian landscape of Kohala on a 2.5 hour off-road ATV adventure tour through the tropical rainforest of Big Island. Venture from sea to mountain discovering waterfalls, mountain streams and epic lookout points!

    From USD313.09

    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Make your way to the Pilikana Luau and experience one of the best local island-style luau on Kona as you enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, fun-filled Polynesian activities, and a unique Big Island luau show complete with hula and fire knife dancing.
    Meal Provided


    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. Cruise the Big Island in a styling, convertible beach buggy! Turn heads as you cruise the highway to a secluded beach or create your own adventure and visit the sites that captivate you! Half day, Full Day and Multi-Day rentals available!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD165.71

    (morning, afternoon)
  11. Hike the historic lava flows of the Kilauea Volcano, and explore lava tubes, visit scenic lookouts at Volcanoes National Park including a caldera, Kilauea Iki Crater, steam vents, and see the best volcano spots on the Big Island with an expert guide.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD250.26

    Tue, Wed, Sat
    9 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Book your Kona Submarine tour today! Submerge 100 feet under the water's surface to explore a 25-acre, natural coral reef! Marvel at the beauty of the ocean and other marine creatures from the comfort of a 48-passenger, air-conditioned submarine.


    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Go on an open-range horseback riding adventure onto a 12,000 acre working cattle and sheep ranch, where the beauty of North Kohala unfolds before your eyes. Each ride is catered to your experience, great for beginners and experienced riders!

    From USD104.70

    2 - 3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Discover the Big Island's most remote snorkeling spots filled with tropical fish and scenic views along the lush Kohala Coast. Includes snorkel lesson, snorkel gear, lunch, snacks, and single serve beers & wines!
    Meal Provided


    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Experience the rich & captivating culture of ancient Hawaii and discover the beautiful Hilo & Hamakua Coast with Hilo Ocean Adventures. Take a 30-mile sightseeing cruise along the scenic Hamakua coastline, or explore the Hilo Bay & jungle waterfalls.


    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. Sail from Keauhou Bay by Hawaiian Sailing canoe for Hawaii's #1 marine encounter! A unique way to go see and snorkel with Mantas at night.


    1.5 hour(s) (evening, night)
  17. Experience the best of Big Island with a self-guided audio tour by Shaka Guide. Explore the island at your own pace & listen to authentic Hawaiian stories. The tours you download never expire, they are yours to use the next time you return to Hawaii!



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