Enjoy a Private or VIP Tour of Big Island's east-side with your very own guide, at your own pace! A unique tour personalized just for you.
Due to the recent volcanic activity this tour is temporarily unavailable. Currently the best ways to see the Volcano is either by helicopter or boat. Please call us 1-877-877-1222 to learn more about those tours!
There are many ways to enjoy the Big Island of Hawaii, but nothing is more exciting than being chauffeured by your own personal expert guide! The east-side is filled with rainforests, volcanoes, black sand beaches, sacred valleys, waterfalls, delicious local cafés, outdoor markets, community festivals and more. Each tour is private and customized: itineraries can be tailored to your individual tastes and desires.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Admission Fee
We took some amazing pictures on this tour. You can tell that the tour operators are artists, because they take you to some very awe inspiring sights. The beauty I witnessed on this tour will stay with me for the rest of my life. The island has such drastic changes in it's beauty and scenery. I believe that everyone should come here and see this at least once in their life.
Mr. AnonymousRead our 21 review(s)
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Price & Options
Wheelchair Accessibility: Tour vehicle is not equipped with a lift. Must be able to climb into the vehicle with assistance. This tour is customizable! Please indicate upon booking for most convenient arrangements.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Once your tour is booked, your guide will contact you directly to figure out an itinerary for your tour. Your tour may be adjusted to your preferences within your allotted time period.
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Round-trip transportation is available from Hilo only. For groups of 10 or more, transportation from other parts of the island may be arranged if possible.
This activity operates regardless of weather.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
You can book a maximum of 7.
You can book a minimum of 8 and maximum of 14.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any vegetarian options available?
Yes, there are several local restaurants with a vegetarian menu. If you have any dietary requirements, please indicate in the booking so that they may schedule an appropriate non-hosted lunch stop.
Will there be a lot of walking on this tour?
This is a private tour, so the tour will be catered to your specific needs.
Are we allowed to bring in our own food and drinks?
Yes, you are free to bring any food or drinks you would like to consume. Also, a lunch stop will be suggested based on your food interests.
Are there restrooms available on tour?
Yes, there will be lots of opportunities to use the restroom or just let your guide know and a stop can be made.
How many different locations will we be going to?
Depending on your requested tour length, a number of stops can be made and visited at your leisure. When your reservation is confirmed, your guide will contact you to help plan your day and go over any of your tour requirements.
Who are the guides?
Artists by trade, Lee Michael and Renata Walczuk share their love of the"'aina" (land) as they offer an experience only to be found on the Big Island of Hawaii. They are certified guides with Volcanoes National Park, top-rated by several travel sites, and have been offering local tours since 2006.
Are there any additional services?
Additional services are available and can be paid directly to your guide upon arrival.
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We took some amazing pictures on this tour. You can tell that the tour operators are artists, because they take you to some very ...awe inspiring sights. The beauty I witnessed on this tour will stay with me for the rest of my life. The island has such drastic changes in it's beauty and scenery. I believe that everyone should come here and see this at least once in their life. more
Mahalo for your projection of your personal feelings and stories of hawai’i. It was like having the best waiter at a first class r...estaurant. Your care of us was wonderful. Our tour with you was an invaluable souvenir of the islands of Hawai’i. We learned a great deal on your tour- it was intense. Thanks for sharing your time, your perspective and your love for this corner of the world with us. more
To tell you the truth we chose your tour because of your enthusiasm and a beautiful vehicle. We were then transformed, mesmerized ...and smitten with aloha and awe for Madame Pele and her friends who live at her feet.” Mahalo... more
The entire Bennington Fam
Highly recommend to do! Enjoyed the day with our fantastic guide and the knowledge he shared with us was exceptional. I thak you ...for recommending this tour! more
Just wanted to offer up a great big MAHALO for the amazing hospitality that you showed us....the fantastic pictures that we were a...ble to take....and the island aloha that you so generously shared with us! I really can't thank you enough...this is sure to be one Hawaiian adventure that I will never ever forget...especially since I have all my snapshots to remind me too! Again, MAHALO (which YOU taught me means thank you!) more
Well spent time with Wild Orchid Tours. They are knowledgable about the geology and plant life of the island. Enjoyed visiting ...a small local plantation and sampling the chocolate and coffee wares. Would recommend to those visiting the island wanting a comfortable 'sit down' tour. Very personable hosts. more
Thank you for giving us a ‘local’ (shaka) tour. You live in a true abode where people smile and mean it. Growth is coming but with... folks like you, ‘on guard”, we are assured that the beauty of “old Hawaii will continue to shine through. more
I was absolutely stunned by the beauty of East Hawaii. Hilo can often be a victim of superficial judgments. I know it is the raini...est city in the USA and that it is routinely beset by tropical downpours but we saw rainbows, waterfalls and green, green, green… Thank you. more
We are thankful for a well-informed guide who made our experience so eventful. Thank you for projecting your love and values for t...his “Healing Island” of Hawaii .We especially appreciate your preparing us for the beauty that lies ahead in all the other islands… more
Excellent experience, learned a lot about Hawaii culture, especially pleased to taylor making to cope my cruise departure time. In... addition, the guide was flexible to bring us to the local fruit market to buy papaya and see the turtles. more
Top notch tour led by insightful and delightful Lee Michael Walczuk. Tour was well paced and every venue provided greater underst...anding of the natural events / wonders, past and present, that make the Big Island such a diverse, beautiful, and inviting destination. more
Clarice Jane Fisher
This was an unforgettable day for the whole family, many thanks for Lee! Volcanos, waterfalls, rain forests in one day, it was the... best decision of us to visit the Big Island. more
For a group of six, this is the best way to do the Volcano tour. Our guide was awesome! Gave us an excellent, most informative and... comfortable trip. more
We had an amazing time! There is no way we could have seen or learned as much as we did without this private tour! Our guide Lee w...as fantastic. He was a wealth of knowledge from history to current events and even local legends. Our group consisted of 4 adults who wanted to go and see it all and we did. I highly recommend this tour. more
Very knowledgable about the history and local culture. Fabulous time!
We really enjoyed our trip to Volcanoes National Park! We walked in a lava tube with headlamps on at night and the kids absolutely... loved it. Then we saw lava from a viewing deck at the museum using binoculars and I will never forget that. We also felt the steam from several steam vents coming out of the ground, and we hiked through a rain forest down to the bottom of a crater and walked on an old lava flow. Very memorable visit! Our tour guide was very informative and made sure we got to see and do everything. more
We had an awesome tour with Lee, passionate how Lee tells about the history of the vulcano. Private tours are much better then a g...roup one in this case is my opinion. It's well worth spending money for a private VIP tour and Lee is the person for it, mahalo and aloha from the Netherlands more
Lianne & Ron
We had an exceptional time. Our tour guide was well versed on all the sites we visited. He interacted with our family and made the... tour very informative as well as fun. Would definitely recommend. more
Lee was a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend him.
This tour is way better than group tours! The tour was confortable and we stoped at points where group tours wont stop, so we watc...hed more things. Lee is an amazing person, his knowledge about the hawaiian culture and history is extremelly enriching, that guys in other tours took advantage and prefered listening to him than their tour guides. We stop in every point of the Island such as waterfalls, rainforest, lava tunels, museum of the volcáno, craters, steam points, volcanic beaches, neiberhoods, and on every points and he told us enriching history of that part. We have some time for lunch at the volcano hotel, and he took us back to the airport on time. In general we recommend this tour rather than groupal tours. Lee is a guy you can trust, dont hesitate in booking this vip private tour. more
Jose and Claudia
Thoroughly enjoyable day - guide knew his area's content and history and imparted it very well - not too many crowds as Lee a...ppeared to know the times to go to the specific areas - would highly recommended more
Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date up to 14:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of either USD 120.00 (for groups of 1 to 7 passengers) or USD 200.00 (for groups of 8 to 14 passengers).
Any cancellations made after 14:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.