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Hilo Volcano National Park & Hilo Waterfall Tour Excursion Reviews

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Pass through lush rainforest and explore a fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity, and Hawaiian culture, past and present.

busygirl53

1 review

The tour included the macadamia nut company tour. There was no manufacturing going on that day and the company was closed. The videos that they had running did not work properly. Every time you pressed the English button the Chinese language video came on. But the Volcanos were good, and the Rainbow Falls were good. Would have liked more time to walk around. 15 min each place was not enough.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Cozumel Jim

3 reviews

Amazing!


Provider: Independent Operator

Loveabeach

1 review

Laurence of c-big island took us on a private tour of the Volcanoes National Park. It was a wonderful tour and highly recommended. We visited the steam vents, the Kilauea Caldera where you can view the steam plume shooting up out of the Halama'uma'u crater. We also watched a short film at the visitors centre showing footage of the volcanic eruption of Kilauea Iki, and afterwards we walked through the Thurston Lava tube (Nahuku). We also visited Rainbow Falls and the Macadamia farm where we stocked up on goodies to bring home. A great way to do this tour.


Provider: Independent Operator

Kalaki

1 review

Cousin Jeff took to Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow falls, Mona Loa nut factor, coffee farm and orchid farm. opportunity to take a lot of pictures and do some shopping. He gave us a lot of information about the culture and what we were seeing.


Provider: Independent Operator

margipoo

2 reviews

If "Captain Bob" is your tour guide, you are in for a treat! He was terrific! We saw so much more than the volcano and waterfall

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

paratrooper888

2 reviews

We booked Ricky as a result of a previous Cruise Critic review. We found him very informative and knowledgeable about the area as well as humourous. Our small group of 12 received great value for money for our 6 hour tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

cat0603

1 review

Booking the luxury van rather than taking a bus was a great decision and well worth the price difference. Our guide Rett for the Exclusive Waterfalls and Rainforest tour took us places a large bus could not go, and we didn't have to wait for others and have a hard time hearing what he had to say.

Provider: Independent Operator

SpendingTheirInheritance

2 reviews

What waterfalls? I don't understand why they advertise this tour as "Volcano National Park and Rainbow Falls" if there are no falls to see. Not one single drop! Why do they advertise it and, if there is no water, why do they waste our time going there? They provided no water to drink, which I think is ridiculous in a tropical climate. We were supposed to be able to buy lunch, but we didn't get an opportunity until the last stop after 3:30! By then no one ate because we were headed back to the ship where we could eat for free. The driver spent too much time chatting with his local cronies and complaining about how the native islanders were screwed out of their land. The volcanoes were cool, though, and I really enjoyed the orchid nursery.

Provider: Independent Operator

jannielee

2 reviews

The tour guide was excellent, but we were disappointed that we were not able to go as far into the park as on prior trips due to the size of the bus. Next time we would either rent a car or go on a smaller bus tour, as we have done previously.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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