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.
10Activities
  1. Explore Waipio Valley by 4WD Van and discover beautiful waterfalls along the Hamakua Coast. Visit a tropical fruit farm and swim or kayak under a 80 foot private waterfall!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD182.30

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    9.5 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
    Special

    USD196.88

    Daily
    5 - 7 hour(s) (night)
  3. 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)
  4. 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!
    Special

    From USD155.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Bike the open landscape of Volcanoes National Park, zipping by Chain of Craters road and other landmarks, before hiking to where Kilauea's lava empties into the sea.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD217.71

    Daily
    10 - 14.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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)
  7. Embark on a full day journey! Visit a black sand beach, explore lava tube caves and the Volcanoes National Park. Stop at a Tropical fruit farm and see Rainbow Falls from a private viewing deck.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD217.71

    Daily
    11.5 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Enjoy a 7-line zipline course and Segway adventure, combining the thrill of soaring through the air and exploring the beautiful gardens on a Segway!

    From USD186.67

    Daily
    7.5 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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)
  10. Take a new approach to the quintessential Volcanoes National Park experience. Hike Kilauea Iki Crater, sip local wine over dinner and watch lava glow at night.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD134.37

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    9.5 - 14.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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