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Teresa is a Certified Tahiti Travel Specialist and works with the Tahiti Tourism Board making sure her guests enjoy a fabulous holiday in Tahiti. Teresa lives on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. She's been a Travel Advisor for 20 years, specializing in tropical islands around the world but her true love is the South Pacific. Teresa has traveled throughout the South Pacific Islands and is on a first name basis with many of the resort owners. She has visited Fiji 7 times as well as Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Her speciality is multi-country holidays. Her agency, Luxury Hideaways, is rated A+ with the Hawaii Better Business Bureau.

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Best Of The Big Island - Hotel Guests Only

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This is truly the best of the Big Island!

There are two ways to visit the Big Island: either follow the well-trodden path taken by most tourists, or explore the wild beauty of Hawaii’s lesser known sites. On this action-packed tour, you will experience the true magic of the Big Island, from its natural wonders to its rich culture.

Your day begins at Kona Joe’s Coffee Farm, where you’ll be served a farm-to-fork breakfast featuring fresh fruit, island-inspired pastries, savory items, and, of course, a cup of world-famous 100% Kona coffee. You’ll have a chance to tour the farm and coffee mill at Kona Joe’s before departing for Kula Kai Caverns. Here, you’ll descend into the belly of the Big Island, and your expert interpretive guide will explain how Hawaii’s famous lava tubes were formed.

A short drive takes you to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, where you’re likely to spot an endangered green sea turtle resting on these precious shores. From here, you’ll travel to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the original source of Hawaii’s geologic magic. You’ll have a chance to explore an active volcano before sitting down for lunch.

Your day concludes at the Hilo Tropical Farm, home to 1,000 acres of native tropical fruit cultivation. From a private viewing deck, you’ll also see the resplendent Rainbow Falls.

This full-day journey allows you to soak up the Big Island’s history, culture, and natural splendor. We promise it will change the way you see the island of Hawaii.

- Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of this program. You will be asked about any dietary restrictions during check-out.

- This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. There is a maximum of 14 passengers per van.
- We pick up from most major hotels. Tour time is approximate and will vary based on your hotel. If your hotel is not included, an alternate meeting location will be provided. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
- This tour includes multiple short walks varying .5-1 mile in distance.

Days offered: 7 days a week

  • 07:30 AM, duration: 11.5 hours