Mauna Kea Visitor Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm
Volcanoes National Park
Lava Tree Mold drive
Kau Coffee Mill
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Punalu'u Bakeshop, Naalehu Town
(Permanently closed) Mark Twain Monkey Pod Tree
Ka Lae - South Point
St. Benedict’s Painted Church
Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park or 'The Place Of Refuge'
Two Step Beach
Captain Cook Monument/Kealakekua Bay
Big Island Bees
Kona Coffee Living Museum
Greenwell Farms & Museum
Kona Grill House
SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
This tour takes across the entire island from Hilo on the eastern coast to Kona in the west. One of the best things about this tour — you can start it from either side of the island depending on your travel plans. The tour travels in a loop, ending where you began, but you can also break it up into multiple days, or combine it with our Volcanoes National Park and Kona Big Kahuna Tours.
Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
There’s an optional detour to South Point, where you can cliff jump at the southernmost tip of the United States.
For help planning your day check our South Island Epic Coastal Journey suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!
How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
Yes! This is one of the few tours that you can do both clockwise and counterclockwise around the island — it truly depends on what works best with your schedule and travel plans. This tour has three starting points: Kona, Waikoloa and Hilo. All directions are the same tour so pick the one that’s best for you!
It depends. If you’re looking to cliff jump at the southernmost tip of the United States or hike to the green sand beach then we recommend you make the detour. The detour itself takes about an hour, but plan to spend more time if you're going to cliff jump or hike. The hike is five miles round trip and takes about 3 hours. If not, you might want to skip it and save that time for other activities along the route.
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