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Honolulu to Hilo One Day Fly Away Tour - Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls

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A little of everything

Reviewed by: Ev Marco, 2022/12/04

The tour guide gave information about all the stops and walked with us the whole time.
This was my most memorable tour in Hawaii.

Reply from activity provider

Aloha Ev - We are honored to have helped you create lifelong memories of your vacation in Hawaii!

Me ke aloha pumehana,
Polynesian Adventures

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2022/12/02
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Volcano National Park from Oahu

Reviewed by: Mike Drinkwater, 2022/01/18

It's not hard to complain about things, but honestly, the trip was spot on in most aspects, communication for the most part, although the email said terminal B in Honolulu, and it was actually Terminal 1, but it also put check in at 5:30am, and the flight was actually 7:30am, so plenty of time to adjust. Pick up directions spot on, lunch was provided and ok, I wouldn't write home about it, but there was a lot of walking, so maybe a lite lunch was better.
From a personal stand point, we were only allowed a certain amount of time at each location, I would have spent longer at other locations and less at others, that said, I don't feel like I missed anything, and had I gone on my own, I might have.
So overall, I think it was worth it, I didn't have to worry about booking flights, or getting transportation, lunch, and mapping out where to go, so a lot of headache was saved. I don't think when you book something like this you should expect the greatest trip, they need to balance what works for everyone who will be on that, and in return, we save ourselves a lot of work.
Overall, I would book another tour with Polynesian, it was worth the money.

  • This is ash coming up from the wall collapsing into the crater

  • This is the crater of kilauea

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2022/01/12
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Awesome! Educational! Fun!

Reviewed by: Cristy Brown, 2019/04/21

Our Volcano tour was great. John, our driver/guide was very knowledgeable of the area partly due to living in the area fir 20 plus years. We got to see 2 waterfalls, a little of Hilo, and a black beach! We would go it again.

  • Lava slide

  • Waterfall

  • Small waterfall

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2019/04/18
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Excellent tour

Reviewed by: GregZ, 2015/10/03

A bit of a rocky start as we were to meet group picked up at Waikiki at airport. Group was late and no contact with Veltra guide had us nervous for a while. Once settled and arrived at Hilo, 'Captain' Bob took over as our guide. Our group of 10 toured all sites as mentioned and Bob was an excellent guide throughout. He made the tour much more interesting with his extensive knowledge of the island history, geography, plant and animal life, food, climate, etc. He also shared quite a bit science knowledge related to the volcanoes. All was delivered with humor and was very enjoyable. Keep in mind Hilo is known for the amount of rain received - you are advised to bring appropriate clothing.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2015/09/10
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Outstanding Tour!

Reviewed by: Denni Littlefield, 2015/04/23

Jane was our guide on the Volcano Adventure bus tour and did an outstanding job. Not only was she very knowledgable, but also extremely courteous, friendly, and patient. It was also a good tour-group, and we had a terrific time. thanks for everything! :-))

  • Lava Fliw

Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2015/04/20
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Volcano park

Reviewed by: Michelle, 2014/12/29

Be prepared for a long day (18 hours) and take a waterproof warm jacket. Hugh, our driver/ guide was great and the tour is outstanding.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2014/12/23
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Volcano Nat'l Park

Reviewed by: d52matthe, 2014/06/29

Really great tour that included so much of the island. Loved the stop at Mona Loa and the Orchid Producers. Jani, our driver was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of inside information about the island, Hawaii. The stop at Rainbow Falls gave us a beautiful view info about Hina's home. If I could change anything, I'd shorten the tour by about one hour. The kids (6 and 10 years old) were really exhausted by the end of the day. Then again, no trouble getting them to bed that night :-)

Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2014/06/25
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A jam-packed day

Reviewed by: Cathy, 2013/05/02

We took the Big Island Volcano tour from Oahu last week - it was a long but enjoyable day.

Leroy was our guide/driver, and he was everything you could want from a tour guide - friendly, knowledgeable and patient. All of the places visited were interesting. There was no lava to be seen, just steam rising from Kilauea, but we knew to expect this when we booked. Leroy allowed just the right amount of time at each stop, and told us a lovely story about Pele, the goddess of fire, on the trip back down the mountain.

The only slight downside was that the GO Airlines flight back to Oahu was delayed by 2hrs, so it made for a very long day.

Make sure you wear sturdy shoes and take a jacket as the temperature drops significantly when up on the mountain. We were blessed with good weather, but I am told that it does rain quite a bit on the Big Island, so perhaps also take a foldup umbrella.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful island with us !

Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2013/04/26
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Hawaii Volcano Tour

Reviewed by: Autumn, 2011/11/08

Great day trip! I went on this trip with my husband for our anniversary. Our bus driver Dennis was very knowledgeable and friendly! Lots of different things to see and do from rain forest hikes, lava fields, black sand beaches, and an active volcano! Great for anyone who doesn't have a chance to stay on the big island.

Attended as:Couples
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Great Tour

Reviewed by: Mr. Anonymous, 2010/10/11

We went on this tour for our honeymoon. The group was a mix of families, couples and friends. Great tour guide. Very informative. Does require good walking shoes. We were able to walk on a lava field, see steam vents, walk in the rainforest and through the Thurston Lava tubes. It was a great way to enjoy the Volcanoes National Park. The morning was mostly spent in the bus, with the afternoon being more active.

Attended as:Couples
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Volcano tour with a wonderful guide

Reviewed by: brandon, 2009/04/27

Our tour was led by a very friendly old blonde woman. She is very tolerant and knowledgable. I and my friend was late a few times, but she manage to catch up with the schedule. Hawaii island is worth to explore more.

Attended as:Couples
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